Fereydun Robert "Fred" Armisen is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and musician. He is best known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 2002 until 2013. With his comedy partner Carrie Brownstein, Armisen was the co-creator and co-star of the IFC sketch comedy series Portlandia. He also co-created and stars in the mockumentary IFC series Documentary Now! (2015-present) alongside Bill Hader, and Seth Meyers, as well as the Showtime comedy series Moonbase 8 (2020-present) alongside John C. Reilly and Tim Heidecker. He has a recurring voice role in the Netflix animated series Big Mouth (2017-present). Armisen founded ThunderAnt.com, 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. Armisen has portrayed characters in comedy films, including EuroTrip (2004), Anchorman (2005), Baby Mama (2008) and Easy A (2010). He is also notable for his guest starring appearances in television shows such as 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl, Broad City, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Difficult People, The Last Man on Earth, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. For his work on Portlandia, Armisen 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 2014. He received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Comedy Album for Standup for Drummers in 2019. He has also won two Peabody Awards, one in 2008 as part of the Saturday Night Live political satire cast and one in 2011 for Portlandia. Since 2019, he co-stars and acts as writer and executive producer on the Spanish-language series Los Espookys, which he co-created.