Nat Faxon

  • Birth Place: Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Screenwriter
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  • Started a sketch-improv group called Bobby Peru while in college.
  • Worked in the main company at the Groundlings improv theater in Los Angeles for nearly a decade.
  • Pitched a variety of products in commercials for Swiffer Duster, Saturn, State Farm, Heineken, TiVo and Holiday Inn (for which he appeared with broadcaster Joe Buck in several spots).
  • Considered his role as evil German Rolf in 2006's Beerfest as one of his favorites. 
  • Married Meaghan Gadd, daughter of well-known drummer Steve Gadd, whose tours are titled Mission From Gadd.
  • Voiced characters on The Cleveland Show and American Dad! before landing a lead voice role on Allen Gregory in the fall of 2011. 
  • Cowrote (with Jim Rash) the adapted screenplay for The Descendants (2011), starring George Clooney.


  • 2012, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Screenplay: Winner
  • 2011, Oscar — Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Winner
  • 2012, Writers Guild Awards — Adapted Screenplay: Winner
  • 2012, Golden Globe — Best Screenplay - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2012, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Adapted Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2012, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Adapted Screenplay: Nominee


  • Ruth James Faxon — Daughter
  • Beatrice — Daughter
  • Otis — Son
  • Meaghan Gadd — Wife


  • Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States (BA in Theater, 1997)

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