Al Franken


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Al Franken is best known for nearly two decades of work on Saturday Night Live (1975). During that time he wrote, performed in and produced hundreds of sketches, including "Daily Affirmations with Stuart Smalley" and "The Final Days," a piece about the last days of Richard Nixon's presidency. A noted political commentator and satirist, Franken ... See full bio »

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Won 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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(1975-2008)
Trading Places Baggage Handler #1
(1983)
LateLine Writer
(1998-1999)

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 2010 Monologues Volume 1 (Short)
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 285 episodes, 1976 - 2008) (creative consultant - 40 episodes, 1988 - 1990) (written by - 14 episodes, 1975 - 1979) (additional sketch - 1 episode, 1995) (additional sketches - 1 episode, 1995)
- James Franco/Kings of Leon (2008) ... (writer)
- David Alan Grier/Silverchair (1995) ... (additional sketch)
- Quentin Tarantino/Smashing Pumpkins (1995) ... (additional sketches)
- David Duchovny/Rod Stewart (1995) ... (writer)
- Bob Saget/TLC (1995) ... (writer)
 2007 Saturday Night Live in the '90s: Pop Culture Nation (TV Special documentary)
 2005 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jon Lovitz (TV Special) (uncredited)
 2004 The First Amendment Project: Fox vs. Franken (TV Movie documentary)
 2004 The Al Franken Show (TV Series)
 2000 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley (TV Special documentary)
 1999 Saturday Night Live 25 (TV Special documentary) (uncredited)
  LateLine (TV Series) (creator - 23 episodes, 1998 - 1999) (written by - 2 episodes, 1998) (writer - 1 episode, 1998) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1998)
- The Christian Guy (1999) ... (creator)
- Karp's Night Out (1999) ... (creator)
- Svadharma (1999) ... (creator)
- Kids 'N' Guns (1999) ... (creator)
- The Minister of Television (1999) ... (creator)
 1998 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman (TV Special documentary)
 1997 Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (TV Series) (additional material - 1 episode)
- Sharon Meyers (1997) ... (additional material)
 1996-1997 Politically Incorrect (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Episode dated 30 May 1997 (1997) ... (writer)
- Episode dated 29 April 1997 (1997) ... (writer)
- Episode dated 16 April 1997 (1997) ... (writer)
- Episode dated 20 March 1997 (1997) ... (writer)
- Episode dated 11 February 1997 (1997) ... (writer)
 1995 Stuart Saves His Family (book) / (screenplay)
 1995 The 67th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (special material by)
 1994 When a Man Loves a Woman (written by)
 1992 Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash (TV Special) (special material)
 1987 The Best of Chevy Chase (Video documentary)
 1986 The Best of Dan Aykroyd (Video) (written by)
 1986 One More Saturday Night (written by)
 1985 The Best of John Belushi (Video) (written by)
 1984 The New Show (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1984) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.4 (1984) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... (writer)
 1983 The Coneheads (TV Short)
 1981 Steve Martin's Best Show Ever (TV Special)
 1977 The Paul Simon Special (TV Special)
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Show Show Actor (20 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (119 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (32 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "I'm Good Enough, I'm Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me" See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 4 Interviews | 246 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Instagram | Twitter

Alternate Names:

Franken & Davis | Franken and Davis | Al 'Bud' Franken | Sen. Al Franken | Senator Al Franken | Franken

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

[interview with Marla Williams, Seattle Times, 3/11/96] I'm part of the mushball middle. I consider "confused" the majority position because, thankfully, most people would rather be uncertain some of the time than 100% positive all the time - even when they're wrong." See more »

Trivia:

He received the New York Festivals' 23rd Annual International Radio Programming and Promotions' "World Achievement Award For Breakthrough Radio" for his unique perspective and commentary on his daily radio show, The Al Franken Show, on June 27, 2005. See more »

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