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For originality in modern blues having a capital “o,” one want search no further than Western Coast harmonica stylist, singer, and songwriter Paul hold off. Hold off may be the freshest songwriting tone of voice to arrive onto the Western Coast blues picture since Robert Cray increased to prominence within the SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA Bay area within the 1980s. And in addition, he backs up his initial tunes with some extremely stylized chromatic harmonica playing that includes a feeling of golf swing and jazz, mainly in line with the Chicago blues harp experts. Hold off was created January 31, 1952, in Portland, OR, but elevated within the Ardenwald community of Milwaukee, inside a musically willing family members. After hearing Paul Butterfield play “HELLO Small Schoolgirl,” he became addicted to blues harmonica by age group eight. He required his motivation from Big Walter “Shakey” Horton and Small Walter Jacobs, and later on, George “Harmonica” Smith and Charlie Musselwhite. Hold off required lessons on piano and attempted to instruct himself acoustic guitar and drums, but he discovered his true phoning when he found the harmonica. He started playing alongside records initially, and later created a jug music group in the 1960s. Hold off led a music group called Brown Sugars, which performed in Portland-area night clubs for most from the 1970s, and started leading a music group under his very own name in 1978. Hold off toured with Chicago piano participant Sunnyland Slim and guitarist Hubert Sumlin for a couple a few months that same season. When he got off the street, he focused his initiatives on developing his very own audio while leading his very own band. He started writing his very own tracks in 1980, and by that time he had been a veteran from the bandstand. Hold off understood he didn’t desire to write regular blues songs, also to today he avoids clichéd lyrical designs. The Paul deLay Music group recorded four 3rd party albums independently label by 1988: Teasin’, American Voodoo, The Paul deLay Music group, and Burnin’. The music group toured continuously, and deLay’s alcoholism converted into a problem. When he finally quit taking in, he slowly started using cocaine rather, which he was busted for coping. While spending 3 years in jail, hold off wrote a wide array of original tracks and place his boozing and cocaine-snorting behaviors behind him once and for all. When he arrived of jail in 1995, hold off composed for his dropped time, as well as the results could be noticed on several great albums. Perhaps most obviously are two latest albums for Proof, Take It through the Turnaround (1996), an record that combines two 3rd party releases he documented locally in Portland for POLICE RECORDS, and his newer Sea of Tears (1997). Both albums are great types of deLay’s unusual gift for informing a tale and his organic love of life and wittiness, in addition to great performing and harmonica playing. Both also display excellent backing rings. That is why deLay’s popularity has disseminate from his house bottom in Oregon to envelop all of those other country, in addition to elements of Canada and European countries. In the past due ’80s and 1990s, the Paul hold off Band offers performed in the SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA Blues Event, the Pocono Blues Event, the Long Seaside Blues Festival, as well as the SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA Harmonica Event, among a great many other large-scale gatherings. On March 7, 2007, hold off died from lately diagnosed leukemia, in addition to kidney and liver organ failure. 90 days later Last of the greatest, a assortment of live songs, appeared from POLICE RECORDS.

Quick Facts


Full Name Paul deLay
Died March 7, 2007, Portland, Oregon, United States
Profession Songwriter, Singer-songwriter
Nationality American
Music Songs Nice & Strong, Fourteen Dollars in the Bank, All My Money Gone, I Can't Quit You No, Harpoon Man, Why Can't You Love Me, Great Big Kid, Come on Home, Ain't Foolin' 'round, All Cried Out, Brave Woman, So Near, What Went Wrong, Beautiful Bones, El Train, Mine All Mine, Paul Train, Chalk and Roll, Don't Shame Me, Only Me, Ain't That Right, Can't Stand Your Evil Ways, Don't Feel Nothin', What's Coming Next, Every Woman I Get, I Missed You Bad, Great Round World, If She Is, Over and Done, Too Old to Scold, I Win, No Use Worryin'
Albums Take It From The Turnaround, Paulzilla, deLay Does Chicago, The Last of the Best, Teasin', Nice and Strong, Heavy Rotation, Ocean of Tears, You're Fired: The Best of the Paul Delay Band, Burnin', Live at Notodden '97, G.O.G.O. EP


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#Fact
1 Attended the weddings of his Saturday Night Live (1975) cast members and good friends, Seth Meyers and Andy Samberg, in character as "Hamilton", his white supremacist but ultimately good-hearted character from the show. At Meyers' wedding to Alexi Ashe Meyers, most of Meyers' relatives had never seen or heard of "Hamilton" and were shocked when he described Ashe's great beauty and then wondered aloud (in-character) how she could marry "a hook nose". Samberg enjoyed the bit so much he asked Forte to do a "Hamilton" toast at his wedding to Joanna Newsom, and Forte spent a lot of time coming up with an entirely new set of jokes, before doing just that. At both weddings, Forte didn't break character until "Hamilton" walked off after his shocking monologues, and quickly changed into formal wear and returned to the party, as if nothing had happened.
2 Son of Patti Forte.
3 After making Nebraska (2013), Forte was impressed when Jack Nicholson, longtime friend of Forte's co-star Bruce Dern, threw a screening party, which was attended by Mickey Rooney and Peter Fonda. "It was so exciting to be in that room", Forte said.
4 He has English, as well as smaller amounts of French-Canadian, Irish, Scottish, German, Swiss-German, and Dutch ancestry. His surname originates with his paternal great-great-grandfather, Nepthali Forte, who was a French-Canadian immigrant to Massachusetts.
5 Purchased new clothing to wear during the Cannes Film Festival only to have his baggage lost on the flight.
6 He claims to have never "broken" character during his time at Groundlings or SNL. He had a standing bet with cast members at Groundlings to pay $100 against their $5 if they could make him laugh, and claims he never lost. He counts fellow Groundlings/SNL cast member Chris Parnell as another comic who never breaks.
7 Good friends with frequent co-star Kristen Wiig.
8 Was comedy partner of Mike Schmidt (a writer for Scrubs (2001) and Cougar Town (2009)). One of their routines, the close talkers, was made into an SNL Digital Short starring Forte and Steve Martin.
9 Comedy heroes are Steve Martin, David Letterman and Peter Sellers.
10 Met writing partner John Solomon as a freshman at UCLA in a lecture hall.
11 Officiated the wedding of The Black Keys drummer Patrick J. Carney and Emily Ward.
12 As a young man, he and a friend went to see Tony Orlando in Concert during a road trip. From their front row seats, they were brought on stage to talk with Orlando. Will and his friend wrote letters to Orlando to thank him for encouraging them. Orlando wrote letters back, which Forte kept, along with pictures from the concert. When making That's My Boy (2012), Forte told Orlando the story and brought in the letter to show him. He also brought Orlando to an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009) to perform "Knock Three Times" with The Roots house band and Fallon and Forte singing back-up. Forte told the story during his appearance on "Fallon".
13 On the board of directors for the The National Policy and Advocacy Council on Homelessness (as of 2012).
14 Forte auditioned twice for SNL. He was offered a position in 2001 but turned it down to produce and write for That '70s Show (1998). He decided to audition again in 2002.
15 Is an avid bowler, volleyball player, runner, karaoke singer (often with friend Jason Sudeikis) and video gamer.
16 Scrubs (2001)'s creator, Bill Lawrence, named a patient on "Scrubs" after Forte, who starred in his previous series, Clone High (2002).
17 Was the math tutor of Faye Dunaway's 12-year-old son.
18 Was almost fired after the third season of SNL when the cast was considered too bloated and cuts were made. He was the last cast member brought back.
19 His favorite episode of Saturday Night Live (1975) was hosted by Betty White. His favorite skit was "The Spelling Bee". His favorite impersonation to do was "Zel Miller".
20 Was voted Class of 1988's Best Personality in high school. He was also student president, a varsity swimmer and on varsity football.
21 Will officiated his sister's wedding and filmed the births of his niece and nephew. He discussed finding the right angle to film a birth on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009).
22 Forte had two movies (Rock of Ages (2012) and That's My Boy (2012)) released the week of his 42nd birthday.
23 He was almost electrocuted on the set of The Brothers Solomon (2007) when someone in the prop department accidentally plugged the battery pack of his lighted ice skating costume into an actual outlet. He claims it burned his entire chest.
24 While he has often spoke of "being Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)", an article on him at the former website Grantland said that it was unclear if he had ever been officially diagnosed with OCD even though he often brought the subject up. Forte said that he and a former girlfriend once read through a pamphlet on OCD and then answered a quiz set where the pamphlet results/advice set was "You should talk to someone immediately about this." He has also said he is unable to leave any task (even games) un-finished. He claims he was so consumed by one jigsaw puzzle friends took it from him during a party and threw it away.
25 Previously the national spokesperson for the non-profit charity SCIfEyes. Donated $10,000 to the fund in 2005.
26 His mother and two of her friends visited the set during the naked celery scene of MacGruber (2010).
27 According to Darrell Hammond, the only time he cracked facing the camera was during his Donald Rumsfeld sketch when Will Forte improvised and kissed him on the cheek twice as George W. Bush.
28 In her book, "Girl Walks Into a Bar", Rachel Dratch describes Will Forte and Seth Meyers as two of her comedy non-boyfriends (male friends she relates to as brothers). Dratch and Forte lived on the same block during their time together at SNL and would often have breakfast together.
29 Forte goes by his middle name Willis rather than his first name Orville. As a child, his nickname was Billy. Although the fourth with the name Orville Willis Forte, he is the first to go by a variation of the name. His father went by Reb, his grandfather went by Junie, and his Great-Grandfather went by Buster.
30 Months before her death, Will filmed his grandmother in Internet ads for his movie The Brothers Solomon (2007), discussing her favorite dessert and questioning the movie's title. His mother appeared in the Mother's Day episode of SNL when Will Forte sang a song to her and wedding scene of MacGruber. He also brings staged pictures of his mother and sister on talk show appearances.
31 During his audition for SNL he began and ended with skits by cursing. As he walked out the room he gave Lorne Michaels a half-hearted apology. Having the job at That '70s Show (1998) waiting for him allowed him to go for broke during the audition.
32 Has the 36th highest score in the World for the classic video game Donkey Kong! Will played the game a lot while filming A Good Old Fashioned Orgy (2011) in Wilmington, NC after seeing the movie The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007). His score can be seen on the official high score website of Twin Galaxies, the official keeper of world records for the Guiness book of records for video and pinball games. Will and his stand-in Leo Daniels (13th highest DK score) on the film A Good Old Fashioned Orgy (2011) are supposed to have a Donkey Kong playoff in the near future.
33 Collects life preservers and construction helmets.
34 His favorite bands are Led Zeppelin, The White Stripes, The Beatles, Pink Floyd and The Strokes.
35 Graduated from Acalanes High School in Lafayette, California in 1988.
36 Member of the Groundlings comedy troupe in Los Angeles


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lab Rats 2012-2015 TV Series Eddy Human Eddy Cheddy ...
The League 2011-2015 TV Series Chuck
Staten Island Summer 2015/II Motorcycle Guy
7 Days in Hell 2015 TV Movie Sandy Pickard
American Dad! 2009-2015 TV Series Charlie Greenfield Firefighter Henry Watkins Jesus Christ ...
Don Verdean 2015 Pastor Fontaine
The Simpsons 2014 TV Series King Toot
She's Funny That Way 2014 Joshua Fleet
Apartment Troubles 2014
22 Jump Street 2014 'Previously' Narrator / Football Announcer (voice, uncredited)
Kroll Show 2013-2014 TV Series Photographer / Various Characters
The Lego Movie 2014 Abraham Lincoln (voice, as Orville Forte)
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 2013 Chester V (voice)
Life of Crime 2013 Marshall Taylor
Comedy Bang! Bang! 2012-2013 TV Series Felix Dewhurst / Chet Barnsider
Grown Ups 2 2013 Male Cheerleader (uncredited)
Drunk History 2013 TV Series Edwin Booth
Nebraska 2013 David Grant
The Cleveland Show 2009-2013 TV Series Principal Wally Farquhare Wally Farquhare Wally ...
Run & Jump 2013 Ted
Conan 2010-2013 TV Series Ted Turner
Coffin Dodgers 2013 TV Short
30 Rock 2007-2012 TV Series Paul Tomas
The Watch 2012/I Sgt. Bressman
Rock of Ages 2012 Mitch Miley
That's My Boy 2012 Phil
First Look: Ultimate Teaser Trailer 2012 Video short Trailer Actor
The Immigrant 2012 Short Will
Saturday Night Live 2002-2012 TV Series Various George W. Bush MacGruber ...
The Bluegrass Brainwash Conspiracy 2012 Short Hillbilly
Up All Night 2011-2012 TV Series Reed
Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie 2012 Allen Bishopman
Rebounding 2012 TV Movie Danny
Allen Gregory 2011 TV Series Ian / Stewart Rossmyre / Sid Lampis / ...
Audio Tour 2011 Short
A Good Old Fashioned Orgy 2011 Glenn
Parks and Recreation 2011 TV Series Kelly Larson
Morning Prayer with Skott and Behr 2010 TV Series Brown Eggz (2010)
How I Met Your Mother 2008-2010 TV Series Randy Wharmpess Randy
Squidbillies 2010 TV Series Tom Treebow
Funny or Die Presents... 2010 TV Series Brown Eggz / Sleeping Celebrity
MacGruber 2010 MacGruber
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! 2007-2010 TV Series Will Grello / Pall Willeaux / J.J. Pepper / ...
The Life & Times of Tim 2010 TV Series Chipper
Sit Down Shut Up 2009 TV Series Stuart Proszakian
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony 2009 Video Game Martin Serious (voice)
Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday 2008-2009 TV Series Hall / Various / Jeff the Aide / ...
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2009 Joe Towne (voice)
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned 2009 Video Game Martin Serious (voice)
Fanboys 2009 THX Security Guard #4
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men 2009 Subject #72
The Slammin' Salmon 2009 Horace the Lone Diner
Young Person's Guide to History 2008 TV Series Monsieur Bouffant (The Frenchman)
Baby Mama 2008 Scott
Falseface 2008 Short Nathan
Tim and Eric Nite Live 2007 TV Series Emanuel Melly
The Brothers Solomon 2007 Dean Solomon
Flight of the Conchords 2007 TV Series Ben
Aqua Teen Hunger Force 2006 TV Series Alien
Drawn Together 2006 TV Series Kirk Cameron
Beerfest 2006 Otto
Campus Ladies 2006 TV Series Stuart
Samson and Delilah 2005 TV Short Father of Samson
Around the World in 80 Days 2004 Young Bobby
Clone High 2002-2003 TV Series Abe Lincoln
Late Show with David Letterman 1997 TV Series Snow Shovel Murder Victim
A Futile & Stupid Gesture 2017 post-production Douglas Kenney
Tour De Pharmacy 2017 TV Movie post-production
MacGruber 2 announced MacGruber
The Last Man on Earth 2015-2016 TV Series Phil Tandy Miller
Maya & Marty 2016 TV Series Various
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping 2016 Bagpipe Player
Keanu 2016 Hulka
Gravity Falls 2012-2016 TV Series Tyler the Cute Biker
Bob's Burgers 2013-2016 TV Series Mr. Grant / Kurt
Moonbeam City 2015 TV Series Rad Cunningham / Rad Cunningham, Howligan
The Ridiculous 6 2015 Will Patch
A.C.O.R.N.S.: Operation Crackdown 2015 Cody (voice)
The Awesomes 2014-2015 TV Series Malocchio Jr.

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
MacGruber 2 announced
The Last Man on Earth TV Series created by - 40 episodes, 2015 - 2016 written by - 2 episodes, 2015 - 2016
MacGruber 2010 written by
Saturday Night Live Presents: Sports All-Stars 2010 TV Special new material
Extreme Movie 2008 written by
The Brothers Solomon 2007 written by
2007 MTV Movie Awards 2007 TV Special
MTV Video Music Awards 2005 2005 TV Special
2005 MTV Movie Awards 2005 TV Special
MTV Video Music Awards 2004 2004 TV Special
2003 MTV Movie Awards 2003 TV Special
That '70s Show TV Series written by - 3 episodes, 2002 idea - 1 episode, 2003
2002 MTV Movie Awards 2002 TV Special
Panic Room with Will Ferrell 2002 TV Short
Castaway Dick 2001 TV Movie
2001 MTV Movie Awards 2001 TV Special
3rd Rock from the Sun 2000-2001 TV Series written by - 3 episodes
2000 MTV Movie Awards 2000 TV Special documentary
Action TV Series writer - 1 episode, 2000 written by - 1 episode, 1999
1999 MTV Movie Awards 1999 TV Special
1998 MTV Movie Awards 1998 TV Special
The Army Show 1998 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman 1997-1998 TV Series writer - 28 episodes
1997 MTV Movie Awards 1997 TV Special documentary
The Jenny McCarthy Show TV Series 19 episodes, 1997 writer - 4 episodes, 1997

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
2007 MTV Movie Awards 2007 TV Special consultant
MTV Video Music Awards 2005 2005 TV Special consultant
2005 MTV Movie Awards 2005 TV Special consultant
MTV Video Music Awards 2004 2004 TV Special consultant
2003 MTV Movie Awards 2003 TV Special consultant
2001 MTV Movie Awards 2001 TV Special consultant
3rd Rock from the Sun TV Series story editor - 22 episodes, 1999 - 2000 executive story editor - 20 episodes, 2000 - 2001
That '70s Show 2001 TV Series executive story editor - 14 episodes
Action 1999-2000 TV Series story editor - 12 episodes
2000 MTV Movie Awards 2000 TV Special documentary consultant
God, the Devil and Bob 2000 TV Series consultant - 1 episode
1999 MTV Movie Awards 1999 TV Special consultant
1998 MTV Movie Awards 1998 TV Special consultant
1997 MTV Movie Awards 1997 TV Special documentary consultant

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Last Man on Earth 2015-2016 TV Series executive producer - 40 episodes
That '70s Show TV Series co-producer - 27 episodes, 2001 - 2002 producer - 6 episodes, 2002

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Last Man on Earth TV Series performer - 6 episodes, 2015 - 2016 lyrics - 1 episode, 2016
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
30 Rock 2010 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Saturday Night Live 2003-2010 TV Series performer - 40 episodes
MacGruber 2010 performer: "Rock My Body" - as MacGruber / writer: "MacGruber's Theme", "The Perfect Number"
SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas 2009 TV Movie performer: "Silent Night" - uncredited
Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday 2008-2009 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Brothers Solomon 2007 writer: "Birthday, Birthday, Birthday"
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jimmy Fallon 2005 TV Special performer: "Summer Breeze", "Summer Nights"

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Run & Jump 2013 video: Ted's video footage taped by

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
30 Rock 2012 TV Series thanks - 1 episode
Saturday Night 2010 Documentary thanks
Getting Into the Action 2006 Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saturday Night Live 2006-2016 TV Series Himself / Man / Ben / ...
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
The View 2010-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Good Morning America 2016 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest / Himself - Angrily Swiping Things Off Desk / ...
Live with Kelly and Michael 2004-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015-2016 TV Series Himself / Greg Almond / Tim Calhoun
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards 2016 TV Special Himself
Anthony Anderson: Lost at Comic-Con 2016 TV Movie Himself
Made in Hollywood 2012-2016 TV Series Himself
Reel Junkie 2016 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2016 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2007-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2016 TV Movie Himself
Conan 2013-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Today 2004-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2015 TV Series Himself
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore 2015 TV Series Himself - Panelist
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series / Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and Co-Presenter: Himself - Presenter: Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series
Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter 2015 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2010-2015 TV Series Himself
The Boris & Nicole Show 2015 TV Series Himself
The 5th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards 2015 TV Special Himself
The Talk 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs 2015 TV Special Himself
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special 2015 TV Special Himself / Greg Stink
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
11th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Guest Presenter
Off Camera with Sam Jones 2014 TV Series Himself
The 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Nominee / Presenter
Tavis Smiley 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2014 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2009-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman 2010-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Larry King Now 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2007-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Reggie Makes Music 2012 TV Series Himself
Major Lazer 2011 TV Movie Himself
1st Look 2011 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Always Open 2011 TV Series Himself
Dear Woman 2011 Short Himself
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education 2010 TV Movie Himself
Cubed 2010 TV Series Himself
WWE Raw 2010 TV Series MacGruber
Saturday Night Live in the 2000s: Time and Again 2010 TV Special documentary Himself
Saturday Night 2010 Documentary Himself
Live from New York... 2009 Documentary short Himself
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education 2008 TV Movie Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2005-2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
Guys Choice 2007 TV Movie Himself
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Event for Autism Education 2006 TV Special Himself
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse 2006 TV Special Himself
Getting Into the Action 2006 Video documentary short Himself
2005 MTV Movie Awards 2005 TV Special Himself
The Mark Twain Prize: Lorne Michaels 2004 TV Movie Himself
McEnroe 2004 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 2004 2004 TV Movie Himself / President George W. Bush
60 Minutes 2004 TV Series documentary Himself - Comedian (segment "Live from New York")
E! News 2004 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Halftime Special 2003 TV Special Himself / Referee

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra 2016 TV Series Himself - Author
The Bachelor at 20: A Celebration of Love 2016 TV Movie Himself - Bachelor Fan
An SNL Valentine 2015 TV Special Various
SNL's NFL Saturday 2015 TV Movie Coach
Saturday Night Live: Thanksgiving Special 2014 TV Special Terry
SNL Shorts 2014 TV Movie MacGruber / Various (uncredited)
SNL Sports Spectacular 2014 TV Movie Coach MacGruber Greg Stink (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: Thanksgiving 2013 TV Special Terry (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: Halloween 2013 TV Special John Edwards / Charlie Swan / Jeff Montgomery (uncredited)
Betty White's 2nd Annual 90th Birthday 2013 TV Movie Himself
The Women of SNL 2010 TV Movie Greg Allman / Various
Saturday Night Live Presents: Sports All-Stars 2010 TV Special Greg Stink MacGruber Various (uncredited)
SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas 2009 TV Movie Mr. Dillon / Himself / Various (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: Just Shorts 2009 TV Special MacGruber (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Amy Poehler 2009 TV Special George W. Bush Gregg Allman Various
Saturday Night Live Sports Extra '09 2009 TV Special Coach / Various (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live Presidential Bash '08 2008 TV Special John Edwards
Saturday Night Live: The Best of David Spade 2005 TV Special Tan or Grime Guy (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jimmy Fallon 2005 TV Special Himself / Various Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Commercial Parodies 2005 TV Movie Various Characters (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Supporting Actor Nebraska (2013)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series The Last Man on Earth (2015)
2016 BTVA Television Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Cast in a Television Series Gravity Falls (2012) · Jason Ritter
· Kristen Schaal
· Alex Hirsch
· Linda Cardellini
· J.K. Simmons
· Jessica DiCicco
· Keith Ferguson
· John DiMaggio
· Kevin Michael Richardson
2016 Critics' Choice TV Award Critics Choice Television Awards Best Actor in a Comedy Series The Last Man on Earth (2015)
2016 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Comedy Lead Actor The Last Man on Earth (2015)
2016 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Comedy Series The Last Man on Earth (2015)
2016 WGA Award (TV) Writers Guild of America, USA New Series The Last Man on Earth (2015) · Andy Bobrow
· Liz Cackowski
· Erik Durbin
· Kira Kalush
· Matt Marshall
· Tim McAuliffe
· David Noel
· Erica Rivinoja
· John Solomon
· Emily Spivey
2015 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series The Last Man on Earth (2015)
2015 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series The Last Man on Earth (2015)
2015 Critics' Choice TV Award Critics Choice Television Awards Best Actor in a Comedy Series The Last Man on Earth (2015)
2015 CCOP Críticos de Cinema Online Portugueses Awards Best Supporting Actor (Melhor Actor Secundário) Nebraska (2013)
2015 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Comedy Lead Actor The Last Man on Earth (2015)
2015 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Comedy Series The Last Man on Earth (2015)
2015 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical The Last Man on Earth (2015)
2014 American Comedy Award American Comedy Awards, USA Best Comedy Supporting Actor - Film Nebraska (2013)
2014 BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Male Lead Vocal Performance in a Feature Film Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013)
2014 BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013) · Bill Hader
· Anna Faris
· James Caan
· Andy Samberg
· Terry Crews
· Benjamin Bratt
· Neil Patrick Harris
· Kristen Schaal
2014 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Male Nebraska (2013)
2014 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actor Nebraska (2013)
2014 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Breakthrough Performance - Male Nebraska (2013)
2014 Seattle Film Critics Award Seattle Film Critics Awards Best Ensemble Cast Nebraska (2013) · Bruce Dern
· June Squibb
· Stacy Keach
· Bob Odenkirk
· Mary Louise Wilson
· Missy Doty
· Angela McEwan
· Rance Howard
· Devin Ratray
· Melinda Simonsen
· Roger Stuckwisch
2013 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series 30 Rock (2006)
2013 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Supporting Actor Nebraska (2013)
2013 SFFCC Award San Francisco Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actor Nebraska (2013)
2013 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Supporting Actor Nebraska (2013)
2008 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Comedy Guest Actor How I Met Your Mother (2005)
1998 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program Late Show with David Letterman (1993) · Rob Burnett (head writer)
· Jon Beckerman (head writer)
· Tim Long (head writer)
· Gabe Abelson
· Michael Barrie
· Carter Bays
· Eric Kaplan
· David Letterman
· Jim Mulholland
· Gerard Mulligan
· Rodney Rothman
· Eric Stangel
· Justin Stangel
· Craig Thomas
· Joe Toplyn
· Steve Young

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Supporting Actor Nebraska (2013)


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#Quote
1 That period in between getting the part and starting work on the movie[Nebraska (2013)] was an anxiety-riddled period...I really had no formal acting training, but I didn't know what it was like to go to a natural drama class or an acting class. So in my head, I would think, 'Oh, at a class like that they have these pearls of wisdom that everybody who is part of "Nebraska" has, except me'...Basically, when you watch this movie you're watching somebody who's in the process of being taught by a legendary actor and an amazing director. I learned so much from this experience.
2 [re Nebraska (2013)] I am a pretty realistic person, and I was just as shocked to get this part as people were shocked to hear that I got the part...You talk to your agents and managers, you try to develop this plan. Nowhere in any of these plans of 'here's what the strategy should be' was there, like 'and then you'll try to get into an 'Alexander Payne' movie.' That wasn't even something that we would have ever entertained in a million years...If I get to do something else like this, it would be awesome, but just to get to do something like this once is enough for me.
3 [re making Nebraska (2013)] It's certainly a lot of corn, Nebraska, but I found it really beautiful. I thought it was going to be this real monotonous visual experience, and it wasn't. There was a lot of texture to it. It kept reminding me of a van Gogh painting - these big beautiful circular corn husk bales, the way the light would hit them and the shadows they'd cast. Brilliant hues of yellow - it was really striking.
4 [on traveling to the American heartland to film Nebraska (2013)] I went in intimidated by the process. But [director] Alexander Payne and Bruce Dern put me at ease from the start. They made me feel like I was part of the club and that I belonged there. I have a habit of over-thinking everything but they found a way to get me out of my head. And that was really just talking to me, and nurturing me. I'm a weird combination of self-doubt and extreme confidence. [Dern] would always talk about the truth and finding the truth in what you are going for. It was more teaching without teaching. It was just know what's going.
5 [on working with Bruce Dern] It's like watching him pull a rabbit out of a hat in every scene. I don't know what he's doing. It's magic. And I love it.
6 [asked by Larry King if there were any personal ticks he wish he didn't have] I feel like all my faults go into making the person that I am. I like myself as a person. And I think taking any fault away would change who I am as a person. These OCD really probably helped me as a comedian.
7 [on why he left SNL] I left because I had just turned 40, I'd been there for 8 years, my family was all in California, its a grueling schedule. It was such a delight to be on the show and a real family atmosphere, but it was just time to move on.
8 [on why he wears fake mustaches in comedies] There is something about a person who wears a mustache that is...they just don't quite get it. It takes a unique person in our society to wear a mustache.
9 [on why he often seems restrained during interviews] I just didn't want to be the kind of person who always seemed like they were ON. That would annoy me when there seemed to be people who always seem to be on.
10 I don't know if I was a funny kid. I would say I was a loud and weird kid.
11 I'll check my stove all the time, but I haven't used the stove in 8 years. An old girlfriend of mine, we went through this test you could take on-line to see if you are OCD or not and at the end, it said get help immediately.
12 I have been in a lot of things, but maybe I've cursed them all.
13 [discussing his liberal upbringing and love of playing dress-up as a child] If I had become a cross-dresser it would have taken her just a second because my mom is very supportive and she would have loved me anyway.
14 "There's kind of a weird, intense energy that flows through the place. I tend to get in there about 3 or 4 in the afternoon and get out around 8 a.m. Wednesday. You end up drinking a massive amount of coffee and downing a lot of Funions." (On the Tuesday-night "SNL" writing regime)


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