Fred Armisen


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Fred Armisen was born on December 4, 1966 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for 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 14 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Portlandia Music Department
(2011-2018)
Saturday Night Live Various / Barack Obama / Prince / Garth / Larry King / Mike Bloomberg / David Paterson / Giuseppe / Joy Behar / Lawrence Welk / Liberace / Mahmoud Ahmadinejad / Mr. Vogelcheck / Queen Elizabeth / Stuart / Billy Smith / Fericito / Gabe Fisher / Gene Simmons / Gunther Kelly / Mackey / Manuel Ortiz / Michael Wolff / Mike / Nicholas Fehn / Nuni Schoener / Randy Newman / Self / Steve Jobs / Billiam / Carlos Santana / DJ Dimitrios / David Gregory / Frondi / George Carlin / Hosni Mubarak / Howie Mandel / Ice-T / Jonathan's girlfriend / Larry Seidlin / Leonard / Michael Bloomberg / 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 / Bear / Big John Murray / Billie Jean King / 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 / Hope Hines / Hugo Chavez / Ian Rubbish / Jardine the Belgian Michael Jackson impersonator / Joe Rogan / Joe Trippi / Joey Lawrence / John Harwood / John Oates / 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 / Martin Scorsese / Max Detweiler / Michael R. Bloomberg / Mike Gravel / Mohammad bin Salman / Mr. Bunting / Nathan Walken / Nouri al-Maliki / Nouriel Roubini / Omar Minaya / Osama Bin Laden / Osama bin Laden / Owen Schecter / Paulie Gualtieri / Paulie Walnuts / Pocahontas' father / Pope Benedict XVI / President Moammar Gadhafi / Putin's Best Friends from Growing Up / Putin's Friend / Quentin Tarantino / Randall Meeks / Raúl Castro / Recep Tayyip Erdogan / Richard Wolffe / Richie Inez Jr. / Ringo Starr / Robert Durst / Roger Brush / Rupert Murdoch / Sam Waterston / Self - Audience Member Asking Questions / Self - Guest / Self - Host / 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
(2002-2022)
Documentary Now! Enzo Entolini / Gene Allen / Alvin Panagoulious / Arturo / Brad / Bryce Bowen / Detective Blakely / Dimo / Don Lentile / George the Postman / Kunuk / Kyle Riley / Lars Klegg / Lee Smith / Neeloofar Shirazi / Paul Lentile / Pipilok / Rex Logan / Tom O'Halloran / Vivienne 'Big Vivvy' Van Kimpton
(2015-2022)

Filmography

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  Late Night with Seth Meyers (TV Series) (musical director - 824 episodes, 2014 - 2020) (theme music - 560 episodes, 2017 - 2020) (composer - 307 episodes, 2014 - 2017) (musician - 301 episodes, 2014 - 2016)
- The Meyers Family/Kurt Vile (2020) ... (musical director) / (theme music)
- John Oliver/Joe Buck (2020) ... (musical director) / (theme music)
- Amy Adams/Adam Davidson (2020) ... (musical director) / (theme music)
- Mandy Moore/Jeff Tweedy (2020) ... (musical director) / (theme music)
- Michael Moore/Rich Eisen/Valerie Franco (2020) ... (musical director) / (theme music)
 2020 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (music director - 1 episode)
- At Home Edition: Trevor Noah (2020) ... (music director)
 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Played drums on three tracks on Les Savy Fav's 2007 album Let's Stay Friends. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Official Sites:

Instagram | Official Site | See more »

Alternate Names:

M. Fred Armisen | Loss Cat

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)

Spouse:

Elisabeth Moss  (divorced) | See more »

Children:

None

Parents:

Armisen, Fereydun Herbert | Mirabal Level, Hildegardt | Armisen (Mirabal Level), Hildegardt
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Personal Quote:

My father came from Germany. My mom came from Venezuela. My father's culturally German, but his father was Japanese. I was raised in New York and spent two years in Rio. My parents met at the University of Southern Mississippi, and they had me there, and then we moved to New York. I'm not very familiar with Mississippi. See more »

Trivia:

His father, Fereydun Herbert "Fred" Armisen, was born in Soltau, Lower Saxony, Germany, to a Korean father and a German mother (Fred's father used the German surname of his own stepfather, Armisen). Fred's mother, Hildegardt (Mirabal Level), was born and raised in a small city called San Fernando de Apure, in the southern plains of Venezuela. See more »

Nickname:

Army

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