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Fred Armisen

Fred Armisen


12/4/1966, Valley Stream, NY

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Fred Armisen began his showbiz career as a drummer in the punk band Trenchmouth. He also performed with the Blue Man Group. He switched to comedy with the 1998 underground short film 'Fred Armisen's Guide to Music and SXSW,' which followed him through the Austin, Texas 'South By…more


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  • multi-talented, can be straight or wacky

    I had to post on Fred, because he has more talent than I was aware of prior to visiting this site and nobody else has posted! Was he actually a Blue Man or just perform with them? Those guys are awesome. I see him impersonating Prince frequently and wonder if he actually plays guitar or not. He does the movement fine enough. It is mentioned that Darrell has done the most impressions, but I was noticing Fred appearing in a lot of skits on SNL. He plays different races as well. He can be a straight character or be really wacko. I remember him playing a parrot which was totally odd. (His hands were the feet moving up and down the other person's arm on a couch.)moreless