Taran Hourie Killam was born on April 1, 1982 in Culver City, California. This comedian graduated from the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. Soon, he found himself making appearances on both film and television. In 1994, he started out with a small role on the film Naked Gun 33 1/2: The Final Insult.
Since then, Taran Killam was seen on a number of small-screen works. He was cast on Judging Amy in 2000, as well as on Touched by an Angel. He was later seen on The Amanda Show, continuing his appearances with Roswell and Undressed.
He did, however, make a name for himself for being the youngest cast member on MadTV. Killam was 19 when he joined the sketch program's 2001-2002 season. He was known for impersonating actors like Josh Hartnett, Tobey Maguire and Dustin Diamond. Later on, he became a regular on the third and fourth seasons of Nick Cannon's Wild 'N Out. Nobody's Watching, which only aired online as webisodes.
Other appearances of Killam's include those on Jake in Progress, Drake & Josh, Do Over, abd Boston Public. He was also known for playing Jimmy (The Overly Touchy Orderly) on the Bill Lawrence's comedy series Scrubs. He was even a contestant on The Price is Right.
In 2004, this member of The Groundlings took on a role on the Disney Channel Original Movie called Stuck in the Suburbs. He was also on films like Just Married and Big Fat Liar. However, he got even more famous when he made it to the 36th season of Saturday Night Live in 2010. There, he became known for his impressions of Michael Cera, Pee-Wee Herman, Chris Pine and Brad Pitt.
- His great-uncle is Robert Stack.
- He was 19 years old when he joined MADtv, making him the youngest cast member at the time.
- His fiancee is actress Cobie Smulders. She gave birth to their first child, a girl named Shaelyn Cado Killam on May 16, 2009.
2010: Saturday Night Live (TV series) - Various
2010: Anderson's Cross - Austin Wilson
2006-2010: How I Met Your Mother (TV series) - Blauman
2010: Freshmen (TV movie) - Adam Harris
2009: Scrubs (TV series) - Jimmy
2009: Scrubs: Interns (TV series) - Jimmy
2009: Three Matthew McConaugheys and a Baby (video short) - Matthew McConaughey
2008: My Best Friend's Girl - Josh
2007: Katt Williams: American Hustle (video) - Executive
2007: Epic Movie - Pirate
2006: Girlfriends (TV series) - Jordan Gray
2006: Dr. Miracles (short) - Mr. Peterson
2006: The Showdown (short) - The Batter
2006: Channel 101 (TV movie) - Mr. Peterson
2006: Nobody's Watching (TV movie) - Derrick
2005: Jake in Progress (TV series) - Todd
2004: Stuck in the Suburbs (TV movie) - Jordan Cahill
2004: Still Standing (TV series) - Andy, Varsity Basketball Player #1
2004: Boston Public (TV series) - Alex Buchanan
2004: Drake & Josh (TV series) - Trevor
2003: Just Married - Dickie McNerney
2002: Do Over (TV series) - David
2001-2002: MADtv (TV series) - Various
2002: Big Fat Liar - Bret Callaway
1999: Undressed (TV series) - Blake (2001: Season 4)
2001: Roswell (TV series) - Malamud
2001: The Amanda Show (TV series)
2000: Touched by an Angel (TV series) - Teenage Robert
2000: Judging Amy (TV series) - Freddie Felleman
2000: The Jersey (TV series) - Varsity 1
1994: Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult - Boy of Geriatric Park