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Fred Armisen


Fred Armisen was born on December 4, 1966 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA as Fereydun Robert Armisen. He is known for his work on Portlandia (2011), Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) and Saturday Night Live (1975). He was previously married to Elisabeth Moss and Sally Timms. See full bio »

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Nominated for 11 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Portlandia
Portlandia Music Department
(2011-2018)
Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live Various / Barack Obama / Prince / Garth / Larry King / Joy Behar / David Paterson / Lawrence Welk / Mahmoud Ahmadinejad / Mike Bloomberg / Mr. Vogelcheck / Queen Elizabeth / Stuart / Gene Simmons / Giuseppe / Liberace / Manuel Ortiz / Mike / Nicholas Fehn / Nuni Schoener / Randy Newman / Steve Jobs / Billiam / Billy Smith / Carlos Santana / DJ Dimitrios / David Gregory / Frondi / George Carlin / Gunther Kelly / Hosni Mubarak / Howie Mandel / Ice-T / Jonathan's girlfriend / Larry Seidlin / Michael Wolff / Muammer Kaddafi / Penny Marshall / Pep Walters / Regine / Tony Danza / gay guy from New Jersey / Ahmad Badawi / Alan Osmond / Alberto Gonzales / Ali Abdullah Saleh / Anton Chigurh / Artie Abrams / Atlanta Horns / Barney Frank / Big John Murray / Blue Man / Camilla Parker-Bowles / Chad Danforth / Charles Schumer / Cheech Marin / Chris Teigler / Claudius Templesmith / Contestant / Desi Arnaz / Detective Joe Smith / Elinda Nade / Eugene Levy / Felix 900 Presenter / Fran Lebowitz / Frank Stein / Fred Armisen / Fugly Betsy / Gael García Bernal / Gandalf / George Lopez / George Ross / Harrison Ford / Himself - Audience Member Asking Questions / Himself - Guest / Himself - Host / Hope Hines / Hugo Chavez / Ian Rubbish / Joe Rogan / Joe Trippi / Joey Lawrence / John Harwood / John Quiñones / Jon Gilbert / Jose / Jose Cuervo / Kaddafi's Best Friend from Growing Up / Kim Jong-un's Best Friend from Growing Up / Leslie Burns / Lou / Lou Reed / Mackey / Martin Scorsese / Max Detweiler / Michael R. Bloomberg / Mike Gravel / Mr. Bunting / Nathan Walken / Nouri al-Maliki / Nouriel Roubini / Omar Minaya / Osama Bin Laden / Osama bin Laden / Owen Schecter / Paulie Gualtieri / Paulie Walnuts / Pope Benedict XVI / President Moammar Gadhafi / Putin's Best Friends from Growing Up / Putin's Friend / Quentin Tarantino / Randall Meeks / Raúl Castro / Richard Wolffe / Richie Inez Jr. / Ringo Starr / Robert Durst / Roger Brush / Rupert Murdoch / Sam Waterston / Seymour Hersh / Shaun / Sidecar / Simon / SkyBlu / Steve Van Zandt / Sushin / Svetlana / Thavakalai / The Falconer / The Harkin Brothers / Thom Yorke / Thomas Friedman / Tico Torres / Tom Sherak / Tony Sirico / Various - Lizardo / Vincente Fox / Warren Grabowski / Wylie Delmario / rock and roll shorts guy
(2002-2018)
The Dictator
The Dictator Waiter / Minister
(2012)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Music department (3 credits)
  Late Night with Seth Meyers (TV Series) (composer - 307 episodes, 2014 - 2017) (musician - 301 episodes, 2014 - 2016) (musical director - 264 episodes, 2014 - 2017)
- Jason Sudeikis/Andrea Martin/Jan Bohmermann/Lucius (2017) ... (composer: theme music)
- Chris Evans/Mandy Patinkin/Michelle Branch/Jonathan Mover (2017) ... (composer: theme music)
- Ice-T/Freida Pinto/Julio Torres/Jonathan Mover (2017) ... (composer: theme music)
- Chelsea Handler/Jake Johnson/Craig Finn/Jonathan Mover (2017) ... (composer: theme music)
 2011-2016 Portlandia (TV Series) (composer - 59 episodes)
- Noodle Monster (2016) ... (composer: theme music)
- Lance Is Smart (2016) ... (composer: theme music)
- First Feminist City (2016) ... (composer: theme music)
- Family Emergency (2016) ... (composer: theme music)
- TADA (2016) ... (composer: theme music)
 1999 Fred (TV Series) (composer: incidental music)
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Other Works:

TV commercial, "Maria's Talking Dog," with Maria Sharapova and Fred Armisen (performing the voice of Maria Sharapova's dog - voiceover), for the Canon Power Shot line of cameras. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 2 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site | Thunder Ant

Alternate Names:

M. Fred Armisen | Loss Cat

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Personal Quote:

There are people who are genetically made to start record labels, and I'm not one of those people. People just have it in their blood and are good at it. Corey Rusk from Touch and Go and Ian MacKaye. These are people who have made their own labels. See more »

Trivia:

Separated from Elisabeth Moss May 2010. See more »

Nickname:

Army

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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