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Fred Armisen

Lowest Rated:   0% Kiss Me Again (2006)
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A comedic actor whose legacy is deeply intertwined with his long-standing involvement as a performer on NBC's Saturday Night Live, Fred Armisen graduated to on-camera work via an unlikely and wholly circuitous route. He studied film production at New York City's School of Visual Arts, then enjoyed a stint as a drummer in several punk bands including Trenchmouth and Those Bastard Souls, and performed with the Chicago production of the Blue Man Group. Shortly thereafter, Armisen authored a comedic short, Fred Armisen's Guide to Music and SXSW, which found him tooling through the South by Southwest Music Festival and conducting Sacha Baron Cohen-style parodistic interviews with legitimate musicians (most fully unaware of the joke being played). Upon playing at underground film festivals, that short turned the heads of HBO executives and prompted the network not only to sign Armisen as a regular correspondent on their music seires Reverb (a look at blossoming talent in the world of music), but to give him comedic interstitial segues in between regular programs, entitled Fred.From there, it was only a short leap to SNL stardom, and executive producer/creator Lorne Michaels brought Armisen in for a multi-season tenure beginning in 2002. On that program, as in his comedy shorts and standup acts, Armisen displayed a proclivity for sinking so completely into character that it became frequently difficult to separate the actor from the role; recurring characterizations included Martin Scorsese, Liberace, Tony Danza, Vicente Fox, and others. Armisen also landed supporting roles and cameo appearances in big-screen comedies; these included Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), the same year's Eurotrip (in a memorable bit as a creepy gay Italian), Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny (2006), and Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters (2007). In 2008, Armisen tackled a supporting role in the workplace comedy The Promotion, starring Seann William Scott, John C. Reilly, and Jenna Fischer.He continued to land small roles in big-screen comedies such as Easy A, Cop Out, and Confessions of a Shopoholic, but his first big success outside of SNL came when he teamed up with longtime friend and musician Carrie Brownstein to create, write, and star in Portlandia, a sketch-comedy show about Portland that aired on IFC. The series earned critical raves, and enough buzz to earn a second season.Though he married Mad Men actress Elizabeth Moss in 2009, their union lasted just ten months, and his next high-profile relationship was with his fellow SNL castmate Abby Elliot.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Lego Ninjago Movie
  • Cole
2017
No Score Yet Man in the Camo Jacket
  • Actor
2017
75% The Little Hours
  • Actor
$1M 2017
85% Band Aid
  • Dave
$0.3M 2017
No Score Yet Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy Valentine's Day Special
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet Take the 10
  • Driver
2017
53% Ordinary World
  • Gary
2016
87% Phantom Boy
  • The Little Guy
$31.5k 2016
23% Zoolander 2
  • VIP
$29.8M 2016
29% Addicted To Fresno
  • Gerald
2015
No Score Yet Looney Tunes: Rabbit's Run
  • Speedy Gonzales
2015
51% Live From New York!
  • Actor
2015
100% The Damned: Don't You Wish That We Were Dead
  • Actor
2015
80% 7 Days in Hell
  • Edward Pudding
2015
89% Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas
  • Chadwick
2014
88% Revenge of the Mekons
  • Actor
$12.1k 2014
No Score Yet My Depression
  • Actor
2014
13% The Smurfs 2
  • Brainy Smurf
$71.1M 2013
No Score Yet The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow
  • Actor
2013
57% The Dictator
  • Waiter/Minister
$57.8M 2012
22% The Smurfs
  • Brainy Smurf
$142.7M 2011
85% Easy A
  • Pastor
$58.5M 2010
14% Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
  • Friedrich
$43.5M 2010
13% Our Family Wedding
  • Philip Gusto
$18.7M 2010
19% Cop Out
  • Russian Lawyer
$44.1M 2010
No Score Yet Porcelandia
  • Actor
  • Director
2009
8% Post Grad
  • Guacanator Pitchman
$6.3M 2009
25% Confessions of a Shopaholic
  • Ryan
$44.3M 2009
No Score Yet Gavin Mcinnes Is A F**king A**hole
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Presidential Bash '08
  • Actor
2008
40% The Rocker
  • Actor
$6.4M 2008
64% Baby Mama
  • Stroller Salesmen
$60.3M 2008
53% The Promotion
  • Scott
$0.4M 2008
19% The Ex
  • Manny
$3.1M 2007
48% Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters
  • Time Lincoln
$5.5M 2007
No Score Yet Fred Armisen Presents Jens Hannemann: Complicated Drumming Technique
  • Jens Hannemann
2007
6% Deck the Halls
  • Gustave
$35.1M 2006
54% Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny
  • Security Guard No. 2
$8.2M 2006
No Score Yet Griffin and Phoenix
  • Actor
2006
0% Kiss Me Again
  • Professor Szabo
2006
No Score Yet Looking for a Thrill
  • Actor
2005
66% Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy
  • Tino
$84.2M 2004
46% Eurotrip
  • Creepy Italian Guy
$17.8M 2003
88% I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
  • Actor
2002
57% Like Mike
  • New Age Dad
$51.4M 2002

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
90% The Gong Show
2017
  • Judge
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2011
97% Portlandia
2011
  • Appearing
  • Screenwriter
  • Creator
  • Producer
  • Fred/Jason/Peter/Bryce/Fixed Gear Guy/Dave/Candice/Nina
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
  • 2016
92% Difficult People
2015
  • Actor
  • 2016
93% Man Seeking Woman
2015
  • Jesus Christ
  • 2016
93% New Girl
2011
  • Brandon
  • 2016
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
  • 2016
94% Documentary Now!
2015
  • Appearing
  • Co-creator
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Screenwriter
  • Host
  • Performer
  • Actor
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
79% The Jim Gaffigan Show
2015
  • Actor
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Meltdown With Jonah and Kumail
2014
  • Performer
  • 2015
96% Archer
2009
  • Voice
  • Actor
  • 2014
94% Brooklyn Nine-Nine
2013
  • Melipnos
  • 2014
No Score Yet Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
2012
  • Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet House of Lies
2012-2016
  • Vincent
  • 2014
33% Super Fun Night
2013-2014
  • Brian Headfoot
  • 2014
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2011
86% Modern Family
2009
  • Langham
  • 2014
  • 2010
89% Bob's Burgers
2011
  • Voice
  • 2013
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
  • Appearing
  • 2013
60% Out There
2013
  • Voice
  • 2013
No Score Yet Talking Dead
2011
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2011
  • 2009
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
  • Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 2012
21% Unsupervised
2012
  • Voice
  • 2012
71% Up All Night
2011-2013
  • Gideon Kirk
  • 2012
81% 30 Rock
2006-2013
  • Appearing
  • Raheem
  • 2012
  • 2007
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
  • 2011
  • 2010
90% Parks and Recreation
2009-2015
  • Actor
  • 2009
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday
2008
  • Performer
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Looney Tunes Show
  • Actor
No Score Yet The Looney Tunes Show: Volume One
  • Actor

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