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Also Known As: Orville Willis Forte Iv, Orville Forte Died:
Born: June 17, 1970 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Alameda County, California, USA Profession: writer, comedian, actor

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Comedian Will Forte carved a successful Hollywood career out of playing characters that bordered on the absurd. The actor made his television debut as a cast member of the iconic late night variety show, "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ) where he made viewers laugh week after week with spot-on celebrity impersonations and original, off-kilter characters. One of Forte's most memorable "SNL" roles was a hapless, mullet-sporting special ops agent named MacGruber. The sketches, which lampooned the hit action series "MacGyver" (ABC, 1985-1992), often found the bumbling title character locked in a control room while attempting to diffuse a ticking time bomb. In 2010, Forte delivered more laughs with a feature film version of "MacGruber," an explosive comedy that proved he was one of the most committed and funniest actors to come out of "SNL."

Comedian Will Forte carved a successful Hollywood career out of playing characters that bordered on the absurd. The actor made his television debut as a cast member of the iconic late night variety show, "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ) where he made viewers laugh week after week with spot-on celebrity impersonations and original, off-kilter characters. One of Forte's most memorable "SNL" roles was a hapless, mullet-sporting special ops agent named MacGruber. The sketches, which lampooned the hit action series "MacGyver" (ABC, 1985-1992), often found the bumbling title character locked in a control room while attempting to diffuse a ticking time bomb. In 2010, Forte delivered more laughs with a feature film version of "MacGruber," an explosive comedy that proved he was one of the most committed and funniest actors to come out of "SNL."

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 7 Days in Hell (2015)
2.
 Lego Movie, The (2014)
3.
4.
 Trouble Dolls (2014)
5.
 Life of Crime (2014)
7.
 Grown Ups 2 (2013)
8.
 Nebraska (2013)
9.
 Run and Jump (2013)
10.
 That's My Boy (2012)
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Began career as a member of the Groundlings comedy troupe in Los Angeles
1993:
Worked as a writer for "Late Show with David Letterman" (CBS)
1996:
Was a writer and story editor for "3rd Rock from the Sun" (NBC)
1997:
Worked as a writer for the "MTV Movie Awards"
1998:
Served as producer and writer for "That 70¿s Show" (Fox)
1999:
Served as a story editor for the Fox comedy "Action," which starred Jay Mohr
2003:
Performed as the voice of Abraham Lincoln on the MTV animated series "Clone High"
2002:
Once again was a writer for the "MTV Movie Awards"
2002:
Cast as a featured player on NBC's "Saturday Night Live"
2004:
Cast in the comedy, "Around the World in 80 days"
2006:
Cast in the comedy "Beerfest"
2007:
Wrote and co-starred with Will Arnett in the comedy, "Brothers Solomon"
2009:
Appeared in the film "Brief Interviews with Hideous Men," directed by John Krasinski and adapted from a short story
2009:
Voiced the regular character of Vice Principal Stuart Proszakian in the Fox comedy series, "Sit Down, Shut Up"
2009:
Voices Principal Wally, a recurring character on "The Cleveland Show" (Fox)
2010:
Played the title character in the comedy film, "MacGruber," which is based on the "SNL" sketch of the same name
2010:
Played a recurring role on "30 Rock"
2013:
Featured as Chester V in "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2"
2013:
Starred in the dramedy "Nebraska" with Bruce Dern
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Education

University of California, Los Angeles: Los Angeles , California -
Acalanes High School: Lafayette , California - 1988

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