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Jorma Taccone

Jorma Taccone

A versatile and creative literary talent, Jorma Taccone is also an engaging and appealing performer, who made his feature-acting debut in Paramount Pictures' 2007 summer release Hot Rod. He appeared opposite Andy Samberg, Ian McShane, Sissy Spacek, Isla Fisher and Bill Hader as Samberg's geeky and lovable half-brother Kevin.

Currently, Taccone is a writer, composer and director for Saturday Night Live. Along with his writing partners Andy Samberg and Akiva Schaffer, Taccone is responsible for creating the popular SNL Digital Shorts, which have reinvigorated the series and spurred many watercooler moments over the past two seasons. Some of the most notable shorts include D*ck in a Box (with Justin Timberlake), Lazy Sunday (a rap about The Chronicles of Narnia) and The Natalie Portman Rap—all of which Taccone co-wrote and composed music for with the help of his brother, Asa. Taccone has also directed several digital shorts including MacGruber (with Jeremy Piven), Business Meeting (with Rainn Wilson and Arcade Fire), Roy Rules and Sloths, and he was honored with a Writers Guild Award for his work on the 2005/2006 season of the show.

Taccone, Samberg and Schaffer, collectively known as The Lonely Island, have been friends since junior high school in Berkeley, California. In 2000, the trio began writing, directing and producing their own brand of comedy and showcasing it on their website TheLonelyIsland.com. The Lonely Island's debut album Incredibad was released by Universal Republic in February 2009 and is the first comedy album to reach No. 1 on iTunes.

Taccone is the son of accomplished theater director Anthony Taccone and a graduate of the UCLA theater department where he studied acting. He currently resides in New York City.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2009.

Jorma Taccone Facts

OccupationActor, Screenwriter
BirthdayMarch 19, 1977 (40)
SignPisces
BirthplaceBerkeley, California, USA
Height5' 8" (1m73)  How tall is Jorma Taccone compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
Land of the Lost
Hot Rod
Role Models
Land of the Lost / MacGruber Double Feature
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