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Birth Place: Hattiesburg, MS

Birthday: December 4, 1966, Sagittarius

Profession: Actor

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Fast Facts

  • Grew up on Long Island and also spent part of his childhood in Brazil.
  • Began his career in music; was a drummer in the '90s punk-rock group Trenchmouth and in the Blue Man Group's Chicago show.
  • Fred Armisen's Guide to Music and SXSW, a video he created at the 1988 South By Southwest music conference became a cult hit and helped him transition into comedy.
  • Has directed music videos for bands such as Helio Sequence and Tigers & Monkeys.
  • Founded ThunderAnt.com, a website featuring comedy sketches he creates with Sleater-Kinney guitarist Carrie Brownstein.
  • Stated on an episode of Real Time with Bill Mahr that he is an atheist.

Awards

  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: Nominee
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Abby Elliott — Ex-significant Other
  • Elisabeth Moss — Ex-wife
  • Sally Timms — Ex-wife
  • Hildegardt Gemer — Mother

College

  • Attended the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY