He began his career as a musician in the Chicago-based post-punk band Trenchmouth as well as playing with Blue Man Group. His transition to comedy came with the 1998 underground short film Fred Armisen's Guide to Music and SXSW which followed him posing as a music journalist through the Austin, Texas South by Southwest Music Festival.
Armisen has brought his characters to Late Night With Conan O'Brien, the Chicago Comedy Festival and programs on British television. He has also 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. His films include Anchorman: The Story of Ron Burghendy, Eurotrip, and the upcoming Deck the Halls and Quebec, co-starring with John C. Reilly.
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Fred Armisen Facts
|Birthday||December 4, 1966 (51)|
|Birthplace||Valley Stream, Long Island, New York, USA|
|Height||5' 9" (1m75) How tall is Fred Armisen compared to you?|
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