Al Franken

Al Franken

Highest Rated: 80% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (2017)

Lowest Rated: 30% Stuart Saves His Family (1995)

Birthday: May 21, 1951

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

As a sketch comedy writer and featured performer on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ), Al Franken used biting satire and casual irony to skewer all things cultural and political before turning to a career in politics and an appointment to the U.S. Senate. Partnered with high school friend Tom Davis, Franken earned big laughs - and the occasional outrage - for his shock jock-like parodies and sketches that fearlessly targeted presidents, celebrities and even the president of NBC, which resulted in Franken's five-year departure from the show. When he returned in 1985, Franken was more subdued, though no less funny, veering away from the over-the-top satire of the past. Always looking to expand into different arenas and never afraid to back down from a fight, Franken delved deeper into his political interests, particularly after he left "SNL" in 1995. Fueled by his outrage at the conservative movement in the mid-1990s, Franken wrote several bestselling books that skewered the right in hilarious fashion, while in the next decade he took the fight to the airwaves in 2004 when he landed his own highly-rated radio show on the fledgling liberal network, Air America. A regular participant on USO tours who frequented war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan, Franken completed the transformation from entertainment to politics when he ran for United States Senator in 2008, making him one of the rare politically active celebrities who sought to use his fame for the common public good. Franken proved to be a focused, research-oriented senator who supported a number of Democratic causes. However, his tenure came to an abrupt halt in 2017 when, after a wave of sexual misconduct allegations from multiple women, he made the decision to step down, announcing his resignation at a press conference on December 7, 2017.

Highest rated movies

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
Stuart Saves His Family

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
80% 50% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power Unknown (Character) $3.5M 2017
No Score Yet 57% Split: A Deeper Divide Unknown (Character) $2.3K 2012
No Score Yet 86% Hot Coffee Unknown (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 55% The First Amendment Project Unknown (Character),
Director
- 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Definite Maybe Unknown (Character) - 1997
30% 52% Stuart Saves His Family Stuart Smalley (Character) $718.5K 1995
No Score Yet 38% One More Saturday Night Paul Flum (Character) $13.9K 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tunnelvision Al (Character) - 1976

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 66% Real Time With Bill Maher Guest 2016-2017 2020
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2017 2020
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2016-2017 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet People Features Guest 2018
93% 53% I Love You, America With Sarah Silverman Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Overheard With Evan Smith Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2017
No Score Yet 43% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet State of the Union With Jake Tapper Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matter of Fact With Soledad O'Brien Guest 2017
No Score Yet 20% The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2017
No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Almanac Guest 2017
No Score Yet 50% The History of Comedy Self 2017
No Score Yet 39% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2016
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2003-2006 2015
No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Week With George Stephanopoulos Guest 2014
No Score Yet 100% The Colbert Report Guest 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lateline Al Freundlich (Character),
Executive Producer
1998-2001
No Score Yet 50% From the Earth to the Moon Jerome Weisner (Character) 1998
No Score Yet 90% 3rd Rock From the Sun Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Unknown (Character) 1988-1995