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Will Forte



A graduate -- like Will Ferrell, Kathy Griffin, and many others -- of the famed Groundlings comedy troupe in Southern California, comic-turned-actor/screenwriter Will Forte segued from that stage ensemble into a series of small-screen producing assignments, on such sitcoms as 3rd Rock From the Sun and That '70s Show. Forte only began to gain national attention, however, when he signed on as one of the regular cast members of Saturday Night Live in 2002. Within the framework of that series, the comic parlayed his versatile all-American winsomeness into a host of diverse characterizations including President George W. Bush, The Falconer, Senator Zell Miller, and Tim Calhoun. Meanwhile, he also authored scripts for Late Night with David Letterman on the side and penned a feature script, for the comic vehicle The Brothers Solomon (2007), in which he also starred opposite Will Arnett. In that picture, the men played John and Dean Solomon, two socially hopeless brothers desperate to find a woman to have their baby, to fulfill their dying father's last wish. At about the same time, Forte also joined scripters Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and others by contributing to the screenplay of the teen sex comedy Parental Guidance Suggested (2007). As an actor, Forte's resumé also includes roles in such comic romps as Beerfest (2006) and Brief Interviews with Hideous Men. In 2008 he had a small part in Tina Fey's Baby Mama, and the next year he appeared in the Broken Lizard vehicle The Slammin' Salmon. In 2010 he wrote and starred in a big-screen adaptation of his recurring SNL character MacGruber, but the film met a chilly box office reception. In 2012 he had a part in the jukebox musical Rock of Ages.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet A Futile and Stupid Gesture
  • Douglas Kenney
2017
No Score Yet A.C.O.R.N.S.: Operation Crackdown (Get Squirrely)
  • Actor
2016
77% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
  • Bagpipe Player
2016
76% Keanu
  • Hulka
2016
30% Don Verdean
  • Pastor Fontaine
2015
40% She's Funny That Way
  • Joshua Fleet
2015
80% 7 Days in Hell
  • Sandy Pickard
2015
No Score Yet Get Squirrely
  • Actor
2015
65% Life Of Crime
  • Marshall Taylor
2014
89% Run & Jump
  • Dr. Ted Fielding
2014
33% Apartment Troubles
  • Actor
2014
91% Nebraska
  • David Grant
2013
17% The Watch
  • Sgt. Bressman
2012
20% That's My Boy
  • Phil
2012
41% Rock of Ages
  • Mitch Miley
2012
33% A Good Old Fashioned Orgy
  • Glenn
2011
No Score Yet Saturday Night
  • Actor
2010
47% MacGruber
  • MacGruber
  • Screenwriter
2010
35% The Slammin' Salmon
  • Horace the Lone Diner
2009
39% Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
  • Subject #72
2009
87% Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
  • Joe Towne
2009
No Score Yet Extreme Movie
  • Screenwriter
2008
64% Baby Mama
  • Scott
2008
15% The Brothers Solomon
  • Dean Solomon
  • Screenwriter
2007
41% Beerfest
  • Otto
2006
31% Around the World in 80 Days
  • Young Bobby
2004

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet How I Met Your Mother
2005-2014
  • Randy
No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
2014
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Funny Or Die Presents
2010-2011
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
9% Allen Gregory
2011
  • Voice
No Score Yet The Life & Times of Tim
2008-2012
  • Voice
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012
  • Guest
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
75% The League
2009-2015
  • Chuck
81% 30 Rock
2006-2013
  • Paul
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
71% Up All Night
2011-2013
  • Reed
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing
31% Moonbeam City
2015
  • Voice
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
No Score Yet The Cleveland Show
2009-2013
  • Voice
  • Pete, the Janitor
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
90% Parks and Recreation
2009-2015
  • Actor
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday
2008
  • Performer
82% The Last Man on Earth
2015
  • Screenwriter
  • Executive Producer
  • Creator
  • Producer
  • Phil Miller/Tandy Phil Miller
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
89% Bob's Burgers
2011
  • Voice
42% Maya & Marty
2016
  • Appearing
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
  • Voice
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
2015-2016
  • Panelist
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Performer
  • Appearing
  • Actor

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