About Fred Armisen

Fred Armisen, whose full name is Fereydun Robert Armisen, is a popular American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and musician who was actively working from the year 1984 to till now.  He had become the Saturday Night Live show member for 11 years and also worked as an actor in several movies. He is not only an actor and comedian but also known as popular music, where he used to play drums.

Quick Info
Full nameFereydun Robert Armisen
Date of BirthDecember 4, 1966
Birth PalceHattiesburg, Mississippi, U.S.
Parent(s)Hildegardt Mirabal and Fereydun Armisen.
OccupationActor, comedian, writer, producer, musician
Spouse(s)/Partner(s)Sally Timms
​(m. 1998; div. 2004)​
Elisabeth Moss
​(m. 2009; div. 2011)​
Natasha Lyonne (2014–present)
Net worthUS $8 million

Personal Life and Relationship

Fred Armisen was born on 4 December 1966 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, the U.S. as a son of a mother, Hildegard Mirabal, and a father, Fereydun Armisen. His mother used to be a school teacher of Hildegard Mirabal Level, and his father worked for IBM.

Armisen got married to Sally Timms, an English singer, and songwriter but their married life was only from 1998 to 2004. Later, he married an actress Elisabeth Moss, but it was also only from 2009 to 2011. Since 2014, he was in a relationship with Natasha Lynne, who is also an actress, director, writer, and also known as a producer.

Fred Armisen

Nationality and Physical Stats

Fred Armisen holds an American nationality and belongs to Korean ethnicity. He is 53 years old with a height of 5 feet 9inches (1.79 m) and weighs 68 kg. He had got dark brown hair with dark brown eyes. As he was born on 4 December, his zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Early Life and Education

Fred Armisen moved to New York with his family when he was a baby and spent some of his youth in Brazil. He spent his childhood in Valley Stream, New York, where he joined high school and became a fellow SNL alumnus Jim Breuer classmate. He had also joined the School of Visual Arts, which was located in Manhattan. Later, he had stated that he wanted to perform like the bands The Clash and Devo after watching their performance when he was in his childhood.

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After playing drums in a local band with his high school friends in 1984 in Valley Stream, New Yor, Fred Armisen started his music career. Later, their group was ended, and in 1988, he was seen playing drums for the punk rock band Trenchmouth after moving to Chicago. After that, in the 1990s, he was seen playing the drums with Blue Man Group, formed in 1987.

Further, he had been seen playing the drums on three tracks of the Les Savy Fav’s 2007 album named “Let’s Stay Friends,” where he had also seen playing tracks for Matthew Sweet’s 2011 album, which is known as “Modern Art.” He had also played drums on Wandering Lucy’s 1996 album “Leap Year.”

Fred Armisen had also become the bandleader and frequent drummer of 8G Band and later, on 24 February 2014, he became the house band for “Late Night with Seth Meyers” which is an American late-night and also known as a news satire talk show which was hosted by Seth Meyers on NBC.

Television and Film

Fred Armisen seems to be interested in acting when he was not with the band Trenchmouth. In an interview about his interest in acting, he had also stated that he wanted to be on TV and just wanted to do the things that would lead him to his career.

He was seen working on the television show “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” an American late-night talk show. Further, he worked on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and also for the “Crank Yankers” as well as for the “Adult Swim.” In 2002, he was seen cast into the “Saturday Night Live,” which is a live television sketch comedy. Later, he was promoted as a repertory cast member status in the year 2004.

Also, he was seen in the comedy movies which includes “Eurotrip,” “Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo,” Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,” “Deck the Halls,” “The Ex,” “The Promotion,” “The Rocker,” “Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny” and “Confessions of a Shopaholic.”

Furthermore, Fred Armisen was also seen in a political satire sitcom television series “Parks and Recreation” in the 2009 episode “Sister City.” After that, he had also provided his voice-over Speedy Gonzales in the cartoon Network series “the Looney Tunes Show which was aired from the year 2011 to 2014. Later, he and his fellow SNL alums Bill Hader and Seth Meyers collaborated. They wrote, produced, and starred in the series “Documentary Now!” a mockumentary television series.

He was also seen starring in the IFC sketch series” Portlandia” in 2011, and in the year 2012, he was seen playing a role in an animated sitcom “Simpsons” episode “The Day the Earth Stood Cool.” 

Fred Armisen had also worked as bandleader on Late Night with Seth Meyers, where he had received lots of positive feedback for his deadpan comedy in 2014.

Fred Armisen

Saturday Night Live

In 2002, after joining the cast of Saturday Night Live, Fred Armisen was promoted as a repertory player in the year 2004. He worked for 11 years as a cast member of the show, and later, he decided to leave the show. The Armisen’s notable roles include Billy Smith, Fericito, Gunther Kelly, Leonard, Mackey, Nooni Schoener, Fronde, Manuel Ortiz, Nicholas Fehn, Roger A. Trevanti, Rofer Brush, Garth, Giuseppe, Stuart, Regine, Lan Rubbish, and more.

Net Worth

The estimated net worth of Fred Armisen, who is renowned for his work as an actor, comedian, writer, producer, and musician, is $8 million.