Fred Armisen, 57
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  • Birthday
    December 4, 1966
  • Birthplace
    Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA
  • Age
    57 Years

Fred Armisen is a famous American comedian, writer, actor, producer, and musician. Fred Armisen has been regaling his audiences since the late 1990s. Moreover, he started his career as a drummer with a Chicago band.

Early Life

Fred Armisen was born on December 4, 1966. His full name is Fereydun Robert Armisen. Currently, his age is 56 and his sun sign is Sagittarius. He is from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA. Fred moved with his family to New York as a baby and briefly lived in Brazil in his youth. Moreover, he was raised on Long Island in Valley Stream, New York.

There, he was a high school classmate of fellow SNL alumnus Jim Breuer. Likewise, he attended the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan before dropping out to begin a career as a rock drummer. Fred has mentioned excitement at seeing the bands The Clash and Devo perform on television and wanting to be a performer since he was a child.

Further, his father, Fereydun Herbert Armisen, was of Korean and German descent, while his mother, Hildegardt Mirabal Level, was from Venezuela.


In the year 1988, Fred dropped out of the School of Visual Arts and moved to Chicago with his friend Damon Locks. There they formed a punk band, Trenchmouth with Fred as the drummer, Locks as the vocalist and percussionist, Chris DeZutter, as the Guitarist, and Wayne Montana as the bassist. Likewise, in the year 1989, they released their debut LP, a post-punk track titled Snakebite.

Similarly, in 1991, the band released their debut studio album, Construction of New Action, which was followed in 1993 by Inside The Future and in 1994 by Trenchmouth Vs. the Light of the Sun. While the first two were not very successful, the 3rd earned them some recognition and was named “Album Pick” by AllMusic.

Moreover, after Trenchmouth, they released two more studio albums; Volumes, Amplifiers, and Equalizers in 1995 (1994)2 and The Broadcasting System in 1996. However, their group was dissolved soon after that and Fred went to work for Blue Man Group, receiving his first paycheck for it. In the year 1997, Fred started his television career with Reverb, a weekly HBO music television series spotlighting emerging talent.

Likewise, with his comedy partner Carrie Brownstein, Fred was the co-creator and co-star of the IFC sketch comedy series Portlandia. Also, he co-created and stars in the mockumentary IFC series Documentary Now! and Seth Meyers and the Showtime comedy series Moonbase 8 alongside Tim Heidecker and John C. Reilly.


Fred voiced Speedy Gonzales on The Looney Tunes Show. Further, he founded, a website that features the comedy sketches created with Brownstein, and is the bandleader and frequent drummer for the Late Night with Seth Meyers house band, The 8G Band. This personality is also well-known for his time on the NBC late-night comedy and variety show Saturday Night Live.

Moreover, Fred has acted in comedy films including Melvin Goes to Dinner (2003), The Ex (2006), Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (2005), and The Dictator (2012). Also, he is notable for his guest-starring appearances in television shows such as 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, New Girl, Broad City, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Difficult People, Toast of London, The Last Man on Earth, and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Furthermore, for his work on Portlandia, he was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series in 2012, 2013, and 2014 and for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in the year 2014. Fred received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Comedy Album for Standup for Drummers in 2019.

Moreover, he has also won two Peabody Awards, one in 2008 as part of the Saturday Night Live political satire cast and one in the year 2011 for Portlandia. Since the year 2019, Fred has co-stars and acts as writer and executive producer on the Spanish-language series Los Espookys, which he co-created.

Further, in 2021, Fred was the executive producer of the documentary Charm Circle, directed by Nira Burstein. He appears as Uncle Fester in the Netflix series ‘Wednesday’. Moreover, this actor also appears as Michael on the 6th episode of the revival of The Kids in the Hall, released on May 13, 2022.

Fred ArmisenCaption: Fred Armisen in ‘Wednesday’. Source: Metro

Personal Life

In the year 1998, Fred married English singer and songwriter Sally Timms, but it ended in divorce in 2004. Again in the year 2009, he married actress Elisabeth Moss, which was also dissolved in 2011.

Similarly, in a 2013 interview with Howard Stern, he said that he was not only a terrible husband but also a terrible boyfriend and felt bad for everyone he had gone out with. This actor began dating actress Natasha Lyonne in 2014. However, Lyonne confirmed that they had ended their relationship in April 2022.

Fred ArmisenCaption: Fred Armisen and his ex-girlfriend Natasha Lyonne. Source: People

Body Measurements

This actor has an athletic body physique. His height is 5 feet 9 inches and weighs around 68 kilos. Fred’s eyes are hazel in color and his hair is black in color. Other body stats are unavailable on the internet.

Social Media

His Instagram account ‘@sordociego’ has earned over 561K followers. Similarly, his Twitter account ‘@FREDARMISEN5’ has gained over 1K followers.

Net Worth

This amazing actor and comedian surely earn a great amount of money through his profession. However, his net worth is around $8 million.

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