Fred Armisen

Born Dec 4, 1966

Fred Armisen is an American comedian, musician, and actor best known for his work as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, and portraying characters in comedy films including EuroTrip, Anchorman, and Cop Out. With his comedy partner, Carrie Brownstein, Armisen is the co-creator and co-star of the IFC sketch comedy series Portlandia.… Read More

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1966 Birth Armisen was born on December 4, 1966, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi but moved to New York as a baby. … Read More


1984 17 Years Old In 1984, Armisen played drums in a local band along with his high school friends in Valley Stream, New York, but the group soon ended.


1988 21 Years Old In 1988, he moved to Chicago to play drums for the punk rock band Trenchmouth, and in the 1990s, he played background drums with Blue Man Group. … Read More


1998 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1998 he posed as a music journalist for the short film Fred Armisen's Guide to Music and South by Southwest. … Read More
2001 34 Years Old Armisen has directed music videos for bands like The Helio Sequence. Armisen also had a role in the Wilco documentary I Am Trying to Break Your Heart, which featured footage from his stint opening for front man Jeff Tweedy's 2001 solo tour. … Read More


2007 40 Years Old Fred appeared as Jens Hannemann on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on October 19, 2007, promoting a 28-minute DVD called Fred Armisen presents Jens Hannemann: "COMPLICATED DRUMMING TECHNIQUE".
2010 43 Years Old In 2010, Armisen briefly joined Joanna Newsom's tour for her album Have One on Me as his character Jens Hannemann. … Read More
2011 44 Years Old Armisen stars in the IFC sketch series Portlandia alongside Carrie Brownstein (of Sleater-Kinney); the first season debuted on January 21, 2011. … Read More
2014 47 Years Old 1 More Event
Armisen is the bandleader of the 8G Band, the house band for Late Night with Seth Meyers, as of February 24, 2014.
2015 48 Years Old As of February 2015, Armisen had appeared in 856 SNL sketches, putting him second only to Kenan Thompson in appearances on the show, and had the third most distinct impressions of any SNL cast member with 99.
2016 49 Years Old Armisen hosted the season 41 finale on May 21, 2016, with musical guest Courtney Barnett. … Read More
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