Fred Armisen

Fred Armisen

Date of Birth

Birthday: December 4
Birthplace: Long Island, NY

Fred Armisen is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer and musician.

He is best known for his work as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 2002 until 2013.

With his comedy partner Carrie Brownstein, Armisen is the co-creator and co-star of the IFC sketch comedy series Portlandia. For his work on Portlandia, Armisen was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series in 2012, 2013 and 2014, and for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2014.

Fred Armisen is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer and musician.

He is best known for his work as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 2002 until 2013.

With his comedy partner Carrie Brownstein, Armisen is the co-creator and co-star of the IFC sketch comedy series Portlandia. For his work on Portlandia, Armisen was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series in 2012, 2013 and 2014, and for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2014.

He has also won two Peabody Awards, one in 2008 as part of the Saturday Night Live political satire cast, and one in 2011 for Portlandia.

Armisen founded ThunderAnt.com, a website that features comedy sketches created with Brownstein, and is the bandleader and frequent drummer for the Late Night with Seth Meyers house band, The 8G Band.

Since 2019, Armisen has co-starred and acts as writer and executive producer on the acclaimed Spanish-language series Los Espookys, which he co-created.

 






 

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Awards & Nominations

14 Nominations
Outstanding Variety Sketch Series - 2019
Outstanding Variety Sketch Series - 2018
  • Nominee
  • Fred Armisen, Executive Producer
  • Portlandia
  • IFC
  • Broadway Video
Outstanding Variety Sketch Series - 2017
Outstanding Variety Sketch Series - 2017
  • Nominee
  • Fred Armisen, Executive Producer
  • Portlandia
  • IFC
  • Broadway Video
Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series - 2016
  • Nominee
  • Fred Armisen, Writer
  • Portlandia
  • IFC
  • Broadway Video for IFC
Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series - 2016
  • Nominee
  • Fred Armisen, Writer
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Variety Sketch Series - 2016
  • Nominee
  • Fred Armisen, Executive Producer
  • Documentary Now!
  • IFC
  • Broadway Video for IFC
Outstanding Variety Sketch Series - 2016
  • Nominee
  • Fred Armisen, Executive Producer
  • Portlandia
  • IFC
  • Broadway Video for IFC
Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special - 2015
Outstanding Variety Sketch Series - 2015
  • Nominee
  • Fred Armisen, Executive Producer
  • Portlandia
  • IFC
  • Broadway Video for IFC
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series - 2014
  • Nominee
  • Fred Armisen, as Various characters
  • Portlandia
  • IFC
Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series - 2013
  • Nominee
  • Fred Armisen
  • Portlandia
  • IFC
  • Broadway Video
Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series - 2012
  • Nominee
  • Fred Armisen, Writer
  • Portlandia
  • IFC
  • Broadway Video
colin jost, michael che, Fred Armisen, Maya Rudolph
Natasha Lyonne and Fred Armisen
Fred Armisen
Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein
Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein
Bob Odenkirk and Fred Armisen at the 69th Emmys Governors Ball.
Natasha Lyonne and Fred Armisen on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Fred Armisen on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein of Portlandia arrive at the 66th Emmys.
Fred Armisen (l) of Portlandia, Natasha Lyonne (c) of Orange Is the New Black and Carrie Brownstein (r) of Portlandia at the 2014 Creative Arts Emmys ball.
Carrie Brownstein (l) and Fred Armisen (c) present music director Don Was an award at the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.
Presenters Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen at the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.
Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen arrive for the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.
Amy Poehler, Fred Armisen and Elisabeth Moss.
Molly Shannon, Fred Armisen and Elisabeth Moss.
Saturday Night Live's Fred Armisen with SNL announcer and Hall of Fame inductee, Don Pardo.
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colin jost, michael che, Fred Armisen, Maya Rudolph
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Colin Jost, Michael Che, Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen on stage at the 70th Emmy Awards. 

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Natasha Lyonne and Fred Armisen
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Natasha Lyonne and Fred Armisen on the red carpet at the 70th Emmy Awards.

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Fred Armisen
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Fred Armisen on the red carpet at the 70th Emmy Awards.

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Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein
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Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys.

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Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein
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Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein on the red carpet at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys.

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Bob Odenkirk and Fred Armisen at the 69th Emmys Governors Ball.
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Bob Odenkirk and Fred Armisen at the 69th Emmys Governors Ball. 

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Natasha Lyonne and Fred Armisen on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Natasha Lyonne and Fred Armisen on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Fred Armisen on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Fred Armisen on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.  

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Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein of Portlandia arrive at the 66th Emmys.
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Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein of Portlandia arrive at the 66th Emmys.

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Fred Armisen (l) of Portlandia, Natasha Lyonne (c) of Orange Is the New Black and Carrie Brownstein (r) of Portlandia at the 2014 Creative Arts Emmys ball.
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Fred Armisen (l) of Portlandia, Natasha Lyonne (c) of Orange Is the New Black and Carrie Brownstein (r) of Portlandia at the 2014 Creative Arts Emmys ball.

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Carrie Brownstein (l) and Fred Armisen (c) present music director Don Was an award at the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.
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Carrie Brownstein (l) and Fred Armisen (c) present music director Don Was an award at the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.

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Presenters Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen at the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.
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Presenters Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen at the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.

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Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen arrive for the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.
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Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen of arrive for the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.

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Amy Poehler, Fred Armisen and Elisabeth Moss.
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Molly Shannon, Fred Armisen and Elisabeth Moss.
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Saturday Night Live's Fred Armisen with SNL announcer and Hall of Fame inductee, Don Pardo.
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