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Also Known As: Died:
Born: December 4, 1966 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Long Island, New York, USA Profession: comedian, actor, musican

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Comedian-musician Fred Armisen had a huge reason to celebrate Barack Obama's 2008 presidential win. After appearing on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ) for seven seasons, the actor's spot-on impersonation of the 44th U.S. President ultimately became his breakout role. He soon found more success as half of the driving force of the comedy series "Portlandia," but sketch comedy is not Armisen's only passion. He is also an accomplished drummer and touring musician, documentary host, and film actor who has contributed to such big-screen comedies as "Baby Mama" (2008) and "The Smurfs" (2011), making him an incredibly versatile performer.

Comedian-musician Fred Armisen had a huge reason to celebrate Barack Obama's 2008 presidential win. After appearing on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ) for seven seasons, the actor's spot-on impersonation of the 44th U.S. President ultimately became his breakout role. He soon found more success as half of the driving force of the comedy series "Portlandia," but sketch comedy is not Armisen's only passion. He is also an accomplished drummer and touring musician, documentary host, and film actor who has contributed to such big-screen comedies as "Baby Mama" (2008) and "The Smurfs" (2011), making him an incredibly versatile performer.

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1.
 7 Days in Hell (2015)
2.
 Smurfs 2, The (2013)
4.
 Dictator, The (2012)
5.
 Smurfs, The (2011)
6.
 Easy A (2010)
7.
 Cop Out (2010)
9.
 Post Grad (2009)
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1990:
Began career as a musician in the Chicago-based post-punk band Trenchmouth
:
Played drums for the Blue Man Group's off-Broadway in Chicago
1998:
Transitioned to comedy with the underground short film "Fred Armisen┬┐s Guide to Music and SXSW"
1999:
First appeared as a correspondent on HBO's "Reverb" and then as a featured performer on an interstitial series "Fred," which aired on HBO Zone
2002:
Became a featured player on NBC's "Saturday Night Live"
2002:
Appeared in the Wilco documentary "I Am Trying To Break Your Heart"
2003:
Voiced the character of Chip Douglas on comedy central's "Crank Yankers"
2004:
Cast as a Creepy Italian Guy in "Eurotrip"
2004:
Appeared in the comedy "Anchorman," which starred Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate and Paul Rudd
2006:
Appeared in "Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny," with Jack Black and Kyle Gass
2008:
Made a cameo as a stroller salesman, opposite fellow "Saturday Night Live" players Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, in the comedy feature "Baby Mama"
2008:
Appeared in the comedy "The Rocker"
2009:
Cast in a supporting role opposite Isla Fisher in "Confessions of a Shopaholic"
2010:
Appeared in "Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore," the sequel to the 2001 family film "Cats & Dogs"
2010:
Acted opposite Emma Stone in the comedy "Easy A"
2011:
Debuted "Portlandia," his IFC sketch-comedy series with Carrie Brownstein
2011:
Joined the voice cast of "The Looney Tunes Show" as Speedy Gonzales
2011:
Voiced the character of Brainy in "The Smurfs" feature film
2013:
Departed "SNL"
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