Fast Facts

  • His father was the CEO for the Canadian beer giant Molson Inc.
  • Got his start doing voice-over work for GMC Trucks and Lamisil antifungal tablets.
  • His then-wife, Amy Poehler, played the wife of his character on Arrested Development and his sister/skating partner in the Will Ferrell comedy Blades of Glory.
  • Is friends with screenwriter Dave McLaughlin and starred in the scribe's Southie and On Broadway.
  • Reunited with Arrested Development creator Mitchell Hurwitz and costar David Cross for Running Wilde; in addition to his acting role, Arnett also helped create the series and served as a writer and executive producer.
  • Is a huge hockey fan and supporter of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Awards

  • 2013, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2004, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2005, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2006, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Abel James Arnett — Son
  • Penelope Ann Miller — Ex-wife
  • Archibald William Emerson Arnett — Son
  • Alexandra Arnett — Mother
  • Amy Poehler — Wife (separated)
  • E. James Arnett — Father

College

  • Attended Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Lee Strasberg Institute, New York, New York, United States

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  • Birth Name: William Emerson Arnett
  • Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Profession: Actor, Writer, Producer

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