Orville Willis Forte IV, known professionally as Will Forte, is an American actor, comedian, writer and producer. He is best known for his work in television as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and as the creator and star of the sitcom The Last Man on Earth. After obtaining a history degree at the University of California, Los Angeles and becoming a financial broker, Forte changed his career path to comedy and began taking classes with the improvisational comedy group the Groundlings in Los Angeles.
He soon found he favored writing best, and he worked as a writer and producer on That '70s Show before he auditioned for Saturday Night Live. He joined in 2002, spending eight years as a cast member on the show. He was well known for his more offbeat sketches. His most famous role on the show led to a feature film adaption, MacGruber, that preceded his departure from the program. Forte took various roles in comedy films before his turn to drama in the film Nebraska, which attracted critical acclaim. In 2015, Forte created and stars in his own television sitcom The Last Man on Earth, which premiered on Fox. And is nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award.