Fred Armisen began his showbiz career as a drummer in the punk band Trenchmouth. He also performed with the Blue Man Group.
He switched to comedy with the 1998 underground short film 'Fred Armisen's Guide to Music and SXSW,' which followed him through the Austin, Texas 'South By Southwest Music Festival' posing as a music journalist.
He has brought his characters to 'Late Night with Conan O'Brien,' the Chicago Comedy Festival and British television. He appeared on HBO's music show 'Reverb' and in his own eponymous interstitial series on 'HBO Zone' as well as in the Wilco documentary 'I Am Trying To Break Your Heart.'
He attained notoriety when he became cast member of venerable sketch show, 'Saturday Night Live.'
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|Saturday Night Live: Season 41||Oct 3, 2015||Himself||7.0|
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|Portlandia: Season 4||Feb 27, 2014||Various Characters||7.9|
|Late Night with Seth Meyers: Season 1||Feb 24, 2014||Bandleader||3.5|
|Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 1||Sep 17, 2013||Mlepnos||7.9|
|Out There: Season 1||Feb 22, 2013||Terry||5.8|
|Portlandia: Season 3||Dec 14, 2012||Various Characters||8.5|
|Saturday Night Live: Season 38||Sep 15, 2012||Himself||7.4|
|Portlandia: Season 2||Jan 6, 2012||Various Roles||8.0|
|Saturday Night Live: Season 37||Sep 24, 2011||Himself / Various||5.3|
|Portlandia: Season 1||Jan 21, 2011||Various Characters / Writer||7.5|
|Saturday Night Live: Season 36||Sep 25, 2010||Various||5.1|
|Saturday Night Live: Season 35||Sep 26, 2009||Himself||tbd|
|Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Season 1||Mar 2, 2009||Guest||5.0|
|Saturday Night Live: Season 34||Sep 13, 2008||Sen. Barack Obama||tbd|
|Saturday Night Live: Season 33||Sep 29, 2007||Various||tbd|
|Saturday Night Live: Season 32||Sep 30, 2006||Himself||tbd|
|Saturday Night Live: Season 31||Oct 1, 2005||Himself||4.8|
|Saturday Night Live: Season 30||Oct 2, 2004||Himself / Various||tbd|
|Saturday Night Live: Season 29||Oct 4, 2003||Himself||tbd|
|Saturday Night Live: Season 28||Oct 5, 2002||Himself||6.3|
|Saturday Night Live: Season 17||Sep 28, 1991||Himself||tbd|
|Saturday Night Live: Season 1||Oct 11, 1975||Sen. Barack Obama / Various / Himself||8.0|
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