Darrell Hammond

Darrell Hammond

Highest Rated: 68% Ira and Abby (2006)

Lowest Rated: 0% Kiss Me Again (2006)

Birthday: Oct 08, 1955

Birthplace: Melbourne, Florida, USA

Carol Burnett once said "Comedy is tragedy plus time," and if so, then "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ) star Darrell Hammond has waited long enough. The only child of an unstable housewife and a World War II veteran, Hammond suffered an emotionally and physically abusive childhood, the scars of which haunted him into adulthood. He developed an ear for mimicry, using his natural comedic talents and eye for observation to help soften his mother's rage, and later studied broadcasting at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Though an initial move to New York City ended in him returning to Florida, Hammond returned a few years later and caught the eye of "SNL" executive producer Lorne Michaels. After joining the legendary sketch series in 1995, Hammond's impressions of everyone from Bill Clinton and Sean Connery to Dick Cheney and Chris Matthews made him one of the show's core performers. Outside of "SNL," Hammond appeared in the Judd Apatow-written "Celtic Pride" (1996) and the ill-conceived "Blues Brothers 2000" (1999); lent his voice to the animated film "The King and I" (1999); and even wrote and starred in his own 2000 Comedy Central stand-up special. But his success wasn't enough to heal his painful past; he struggled with drugs and alcohol and cut himself on a regular basis. A revolving door of psychiatrists and mental hospitals led to him and his wife divorcing in 1994, only to remarry three years later. Hammond's star kept rising even as he was falling; in between flashbacks and drug relapses he appeared on such shows as "Primetime Glick" (Comedy Central, 2001-03); made his Broadway debut in 2007 in "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee;" and was cast in a recurring role on the legal thriller "Damages" (FX 2007-2010, Audience Network 2011-12). The release of his 2011 memoir, "God, If You're Not Up There, I'm F*cked," drew widespread acclaim and signaled a turning point for the troubled but talented actor. He has been knocked down, but Hammond keeps getting up again.

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Filmography

Movies

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Darrell Hammond: Mayhem Explained Unknown (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 75% Cracked Up Unknown (Character) $8.7K 2018
4% 38% Scary Movie V Dr. Hall (Character) $32M 2013
5% 17% Nature Calls Ranger Deakins (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 25% BuzzKill Karaoke Killer (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 29% Wieners Dr. Dwayne (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 46% Netherbeast Incorporated Turner Claymore (Character) - 2007
2% 29% Epic Movie Capt. Jack Swallows (Character) $39.7M 2007
0% 44% Kiss Me Again Michael (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 57% Puff, Puff, Pass Jonathan (Character) - 2006
68% 62% Ira and Abby Dr. Rosenblum (Character) $220.2K 2006
11% 47% New York Minute Hudson McGill (Character) $14M 2004
38% 32% Agent Cody Banks Earl (Character) $47.3M 2003
13% 40% The King and I Master Little (Voice) $12M 1999
46% 37% Blues Brothers 2000 Robertson (Character) $14M 1998

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bizaardvark Red (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Is Not Happening Unknown (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet 86% Criminal Minds Lawrence Coleman/Unsub (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Match Game Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2017
No Score Yet 37% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2015-2016 2011 1995-2009 1988-1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gotham Comedy Live Unknown (Character) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sing Your Face Off Judge 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2013 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2012
83% No Score Yet Rock Center With Brian Williams Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Phil Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joy Behar Show Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday Unknown (Character) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
78% 88% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Ted Bolger (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Comedy Central Presents Unknown (Character) 2000

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