Will Forte


Date Of Birth

June 17, 1970


Actor, writer and comedian Will Forte was born in Alameda County in California on June 17, 1970 as Orville Willis Forte IV. He was raised in Lafayette and graduated from Acalanes High School, before obtaining his history degree from UCLA. He is best known for his work on Saturday Night Live, which he joined in 2002. Despite his popularity on the sketch-comedy show, he has worked on other projects as well.

Getting his start in the entertainment industry, Will Forte became a member of The Groundlings. Soon, he found himself writing and producing several television series, including Late Show with David Letterman, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Action and That ‘70s Show. He has also voiced a character in the short-lived but acclaimed series Clone High, in addition to work on Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Drawn Together and American Dad! He even played a radio host in the video game Grand Theft Auto IV.

On Saturday Night Live, Forte rose to fame for his impressions of George W. Bush, Macaulay Culkin, Drake Bell, Bruce Jenner, Nick Lachey, Bruce Springsteen, Chad Michael Murray and even Kermit the Frog. Some of the characters he has portrayed are receptionist Andy and the fictional political candidate Tim Calhoun.

Forte has also been known for writing and starring in the film The Brothers Solomon. Other appearances of his include those in HBO’s Flight of the Conchords, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and CBS’ How I Met Your Mother. Forte has a recurring guest role in the Adult Swim comedy Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! as well. He also worked with John Krasinski for Brief Interviews with Hideous Men and with Saturday Night Live cast-mate Andy Samberg in Parental Guidance Suggested. His other credits include Gravity Falls, Lab Rats, Comedy Bang! Bang!, The Cleveland Show, Conan and 30 Rock. In 2014, he was given the opportunity to star on the TV series Last Man on Earth.

Place of Birth

Alameda County, California

Birth Name

Orville Willis Forte IV



Fun Facts

- In 1988, he graduated from Acalanes High School in Lafayette, California.

- He lists Led Zeppelin, The White Stripes, The Beatles, Pink Floyd and The Strokes as his favorite bands.

- One of his hobbies is collecting life preservers and construction helmets.

- He is a member of Los Angeles' Groundlings comedy troupe.



2014 Last Man on Earth (TV Series)
2014 Don Verdean
2014 She's Funny That Way
2014 Trouble Dolls
2012-2014 Gravity Falls (TV Series)
2012-2014 Lab Rats (TV Series)
2013-2014 Kroll Show (TV Series)
2014 The Lego Movie
2014 The Awesomes (TV Series)
2013 Bob's Burgers (TV Series)
2013 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
2013 Life of Crime
2012-2013 Comedy Bang! Bang! (TV Series)
2013 Grown Ups 2
2013 Drunk History (TV Series)
2013 Nebraska
2009-2013 The Cleveland Show (TV Series)
2013 Run & Jump
2010-2013 Conan (TV Series)
2013 Coffin Dodgers (TV Short)
2009-2012 American Dad! (TV Series)
2007-2012 30 Rock (TV Series)
2012/I The Watch
2012 Rock of Ages
2012 That's My Boy
2012 The Immigrant (Short)
2002-2012 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
2012 The Bluegrass Brainwash Conspiracy (Short)
2011-2012 Up All Night (TV Series)
2012 Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie
2012 Rebounding (TV Movie)
2011 Allen Gregory (TV Series)
2011 The League (TV Series)
2011 Audio Tour (Short)
2011 A Good Old Fashioned Orgy
2011 Parks and Recreation (TV Series)
2008-2010 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series)
2010 Squidbillies (TV Series)
2010 Funny or Die Presents... (TV Series)
2010 WWF Raw (TV Series)
2010 MacGruber
2007-2010 Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (TV Series)
2010 The Life & Times of Tim (TV Series)
2009 Sit Down Shut Up (TV Series)
2008-2009 Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday (TV Series)
2009 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
2009 Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned (Video Game)
2009 Fanboys
2009 Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
2009 The Slammin' Salmon
2008 Young Person's Guide to History (TV Series)
2008 Baby Mama
2008 Falseface (Short)
2007 Tim and Eric Nite Live (TV Series)
2007 The Brothers Solomon
2007 Flight of the Conchords (TV Series)
2006 Aqua Teen Hunger Force (TV Series)
2006 Drawn Together (TV Series)
2006 Beerfest
2006 Campus Ladies (TV Series)
2005 Samson and Delilah (TV Short)
2004 Around the World in 80 Days
2002-2003 Clone High (TV Series)
1997 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series)


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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