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Will Forte

Forte was age 32 before he came to the public's attention on Saturday Night Live (1975), but had been working in comedy since 1997. Forte is the son of artist Patricia (Stivers) and financial broker Orville Willis Forte III (divorced), and has one older sister, Michelle. A creative and artistic child, he was an athlete (football and swimming) in high school and voted Best Personality at Acalanes High School. After graduating from UCLA with a degree in History, Forte had a brief career at a brokerage house before deciding to try comedy. Although he rarely performed stand-up, he joined the world-famous "Groundlings" and was hired as a writer for the series The Jenny McCarthy Show (1997), The Army Show, and The David Letterman Show. He eventually caught the attention of Carsey-Werner executive Tom Werner when he wrote a pilot about two childlike idiot brothers (eventually turned into the film, The Brothers Solomon (2007)) and was hired for the shows 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996) and That '70s Show (1998).In 2002, Forte moved from his home state of California to New York City to join Saturday Night Live (1975) as a writer and cast member. Although known as shy and reserved in his personal life, Forte was one of the individuals responsible for the shows move to absurd, surrealist comedy. Along with voice-over acting, guest appearances on television and small roles in films, Forte had his biggest opportunities to be a movie star with films he wrote. Forte wrote the screenplay for The Brothers Solomon (2007) (and had the leading role of childlike "Dean Solomon") and played the title role and co-wrote the SNL film MacGruber (2010). Both films were given small budgets ($10,000,000 each) and they were both considered box-office and critical failures, although they do have a cult following.After MacGruber's theatrical release, Forte left SNL for personal and professional reasons, although he has returned as a guest performer. Forte has had a recurring role on the series 30 Rock and made numerous other guest appearances on other TV comedies. Since leaving SNL, he has also increased his work as a voice artist and appeared in 5 movies (A Good Old Fashioned Orgy (2011), Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie (2012), Rock of Ages (2012), That's My Boy (2012), and The Watch (2012)).Since 2012, he has moved into dramatic and straight roles on a television pilot titled Rebounding by the producers of Modern Family and Irish film Run and Jump. In August 2012, he was cast (and first choice) in the Alexander Payne film Nebraska, despite rumors that higher profile actors such as Casey Affleck and Paul Rudd were interested in the role.


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Born:
Jun 17, 1970 In Alameda County, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
35
First Appeared:
In the series Saturday Night Live 1975-10-11
Latest Project:
Series The Last Man on Earth 2015-03-01

Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 10 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Saturday Night Live
Filmography
The Last Man on Earth Phil Tandy Miller 66 episodes, 2015-2018 2015-03-01
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2014-02-17
Late Night with Seth Meyers Unknown 2014-02-24
Kroll Show Unknown 2013-01-16
The Awesomes Malocchio Jr. 2013-08-01
Drunk History Unknown 2013-07-09
Lab Rats Unknown 2012
Comedy Bang! Bang! Unknown 2012-06-01
Gravity Falls Unknown 2012-06-15
Up All Night Unknown 2011-09-14
Bob's Burgers Unknown 2011-01-09
Allen Gregory Ian / ... 7 episodes, 2011 2011-10-30
Funny or Die Presents... Unknown 2010-02-19
Conan Unknown 2010-11-08
Parks and Recreation Unknown 2009-04-09
Sit Down Shut Up Stuart Proszakian 13 episodes, 2009 2009
The Cleveland Show Unknown 2009-09-27
The League Unknown 2009-10-29
The Life & Times of Tim Unknown 2008-06-01
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Unknown 2007-02-11
Flight of the Conchords Unknown 2007-06-17
30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
American Dad! Unknown 2005-02-06
Squidbillies Unknown 2005-10-16
How I Met Your Mother Unknown 2005-09-19
Drawn Together Unknown 2004-10-27
Clone High Abe Lincoln / ... 13 episodes, 2002-2003 2003-01-20
God, the Devil and Bob Unknown 2000-03-09
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Unknown 2000-12-30
That '70s Show Unknown 1998-08-23
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
3rd Rock from the Sun Unknown 1996-01-09
WWE Raw Unknown 1993-01-11
The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Saturday Night Live Various / ... 155 episodes, 2002-2016 1975-10-11