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Also Known As: William Emerson Arnett Died:
Born: May 4, 1970 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, CA Profession: actor

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A central character on Fox's offbeat comedy "Arrested Development" (Fox, 2003-06), Will Arnett's eccentric George Oscar "GOB" Bluth II was an audience favorite that helped draw in cult-like devotees to the show. His portrayal of the middle-aged, aspiring magician and disliked son of a wealthy Southern California family marked Arnett's first high-profile acting role, though he had previously made a career as a voiceover artist. The show's success with the "alternative comedy" crowd set the tone for Arnett's future in quirky film projects where his clean cut, 1950s looks made his smug villains and overconfident dimwits all the more subversively funny. He was often paired onscreen with his wife, Amy Poehler, to great comic effect, especially in the pair's roles opposite Will Ferrell and Jon Heder in the sports send-up "Blades of Glory" (2007). Arnett found further success voicing animated family hits like "Ice Age: The Meltdown" (2006)" and "Horton Hears a Who" (2008), as well as in mainstream romantic comedy features with "When in Rome" (2010). Arnett even managed the impossible - stealing scenes from comic powerhouse Alec Baldwin in his role of Devon Banks, the corporate and closeted gay competition...

A central character on Fox's offbeat comedy "Arrested Development" (Fox, 2003-06), Will Arnett's eccentric George Oscar "GOB" Bluth II was an audience favorite that helped draw in cult-like devotees to the show. His portrayal of the middle-aged, aspiring magician and disliked son of a wealthy Southern California family marked Arnett's first high-profile acting role, though he had previously made a career as a voiceover artist. The show's success with the "alternative comedy" crowd set the tone for Arnett's future in quirky film projects where his clean cut, 1950s looks made his smug villains and overconfident dimwits all the more subversively funny. He was often paired onscreen with his wife, Amy Poehler, to great comic effect, especially in the pair's roles opposite Will Ferrell and Jon Heder in the sports send-up "Blades of Glory" (2007). Arnett found further success voicing animated family hits like "Ice Age: The Meltdown" (2006)" and "Horton Hears a Who" (2008), as well as in mainstream romantic comedy features with "When in Rome" (2010). Arnett even managed the impossible - stealing scenes from comic powerhouse Alec Baldwin in his role of Devon Banks, the corporate and closeted gay competition of Jack Donaghy (Baldwin) to run General Electric on the Emmy-winning sitcom "30 Rock" (NBC, 2006-2013). Thanks to his infectious roles on "Arrested Development," "30 Rock" and "Up All Night" (NBC, 2011-12), Arnett had finally come into his own as a proven comedic commodity.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Nut Job, The (2014)
2.
 Lego Movie, The (2014)
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 Mansome (2012)
6.
 Jonah Hex (2010)
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 Despicable Me (2010)
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 When in Rome (2010)
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 G-Force (2009)
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Milestones close milestones

1990:
Moved to New York to study acting at the Lee Strasberg Institute
1995:
First acting role was the independent film "Erie" starring Felicity Huffman
1996:
Played the Weather Video Guy in "Ed¿s Next Move"
1998:
Had a small role in "Southie" starring Donnie Wahlberg; written by Arnett's friend Dave McLaughlin
1999:
Appeared on an episode of the HBO series "Sex and the City"
1999:
Cast as Jimmy on the short-lived NBC sitcom "The Mike O'Malley Show"
2002:
Appeared in two episodes of the HBO drama "The Sopranos"
2003:
Cast as George Oscar 'G.O.B.' Bluth II on the FOX sitcom "Arrested Development"; earned an Emmy nomination for his role in 2006
2005:
Played a supporting role opposite Jennifer Lopez and Michael Vartan in the comedy "Monster-In-Law"
2006:
Appeared in the comedy "RV" with Robin Williams and Jeff Daniels
2007:
Co-starred with wife Amy Poehler as a pairs figure skating team in the comedy "Blades of Glory"
2007:
Had the recurring role of Devon Banks, Jack's nemesis on NBC's "30 Rock"; earned an Emmy (2008, 2010) nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series
2008:
Cast opposite Will Ferrell and Woody Harrelson in the 1970s-era sports comedy "Semi-Pro"
2008:
Voiced a villainous eagle in the animated feature "Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!"
2009:
Voiced The Missing Link, a 20,000 year-old frozen fish-ape hybrid, in the computer-animated 3-D feature "Monsters vs. Aliens"
2010:
Cast as one of Kristen Bell's suitors in "When in Rome"
2010:
Appeared in the Western action/drama "Jonah Hex" opposite Josh Brolin and Megan Fox
2010:
Voiced the character of Mr. Perkins in the animated film "Despicable Me"
2010:
Cast as Steve Wilde, an oil tycoon's spoiled son, on the Fox comedy "Running Wilde"
2011:
Co-starred with Christina Applegate and Maya Rudolph on the NBC comedy "Up All Night"
2012:
Voiced the character Pod in the U.S. release of the Studio Ghibli animated fantasy film "The Secret World of Arrietty"; film also featured voice of wife Amy Poehler
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Education

Leaside High School: -
Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute: New York , New York -
Lakefield College School: -
Concordia University: -

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