Will Forte

Will Forte

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1970-06-17 (52 years old)
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Orville Willis Forte IV ( FOR-tay; born June 17, 1970) is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer. He is best known for being a cast member on Saturday Night Live (2002–2010) and for creating and starring in the sitcom The Last Man on Earth. For the series, he received three Primetime Emmy Award nominations: two for acting and one for writing. After obtaining a history degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and becoming a financial broker like his father, Forte changed his career path to comedy and took classes with the improv group The Groundlings. He worked as a writer and producer on That '70s Show before joining Saturday Night Live. His most famous recurring character on the show led to a feature film adaptation, MacGruber (2010). He played various roles in comedy films before starring in the drama film Nebraska (2013). He has provided voice-work for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs films (2009–2013), The Lego Movie films (2014–2019), My Life as a Courgette, Get Squirrely (2016), Luis & the Aliens (2018), The Willoughbys, and Scoob! (2020). He also voiced Eddy in Disney XD's Lab Rats.

Personal Life

Forte resides in Santa Monica, California. He purchased his home there just two weeks before joining the cast of Saturday Night Live, which required him to move to New York City, and later admitted that "it was not the greatest timing". He dated his Last Man on Earth co-star January Jones in 2015. In 2019, he became engaged to Olivia Modling, whom he met in 2018. They have a daughter, born in February 2021. He and Modling married on July 31, 2021.Forte's mother has visited every film set on which he has worked and made an appearance on a Mother's Day episode of SNL, in which he sang a song to her on Weekend Update. He also officiated his sister Michelle's wedding and filmed the birth of his niece and nephew.Forte has discussed and joked about his OCD tendencies. He recounted listening to only one song in his office at SNL for an entire year because he wanted to challenge himself. During an interview with Larry King, he discussed his OCD as a challenge he had to overcome but not one he wished he did not have, as it is a part of his personality. In a February 2015 feature on him and his show The Last Man on Earth, the writer of the article said that Forte mentioned OCD often but it was not clear if he had ever been formally diagnosed, though Forte related how he and a former girlfriend had gone through an OCD questionnaire and it concluded that Forte "should immediately talk to someone about this".

Early Life

Orville Willis Forte IV was born in Alameda, California, on June 17, 1970, the son of artist and former schoolteacher Patricia C. (née Stivers) and financial broker Orville Willis "Reb" Forte III. He was raised in Moraga before moving to Lafayette at age 13. He went by "Billy" in his early years until he was teased at school for it also being a girl's name, at which point he decided he would from then on be known as "Will". Forte describes himself as having been a "really happy little boy" whose parents were "wonderful" and created a "very loving environment". He was interested in comedy from a young age, growing up idolizing comedians Peter Sellers, David Letterman, and Steve Martin, as well as the sketch-comedy television series Saturday Night Live. He often pulled pranks on his parents, and would record himself performing imaginary radio shows. He did not aim to be a comedian, however, and initially wanted to become a football player.Forte was "a laid-back teen with a lot of friends" and a member of the varsity football and swim teams at Acalanes High School, from which he graduated in 1988. He was voted "Best Personality" by his graduating class and served as freshman class president. He had no ambitions for a television or film career, though his mother noticed a "creative streak" in him. Following high school, he attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where he was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and completed a degree in history. Planning to follow his father, he became a financial broker at Smith Barney Shearson in Beverly Hills, but felt "miserable" there. He co-wrote a feature-length script while there, and later said that he discovered he loved writing "more than anything [he] had ever done in [his] life". He had been encouraged to attempt comedy during his years at university, and he decided to change his career path to do so.

Filmography

All 111

Movies 61

TV shows 50

Self 16

Voice 12

Writter 5

Narrator 1

Actor
Strays (2023)

Strays (2023)

Movie
Delivery Guy
Studio 666 (2022)

Studio 666 (2022)

Movie
Self
The Afterparty (2022)

The Afterparty (2022)

TV show
MacGruber
MacGruber (2021)

MacGruber (2021)

TV show
Abraham Lincoln (voice)
America: The Motion Picture (2021)

America: The Motion Picture (2021)

Movie
9
Richard Fox / Pubba
Sweet Tooth (2021)

Sweet Tooth (2021)

TV show
8
Shel / Nathan
HouseBroken (2021)

HouseBroken (2021)

TV show
Fred
Drunk Bus (2021)

Drunk Bus (2021)

Movie
Wolf Tobin (voice)
The Great North (2021)

The Great North (2021)

TV show
9
Shaggy Rogers
Scoob! (2020)

Scoob! (2020)

Movie
6.33
Self
Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics (2020)

Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics (2020)

Movie
Tim
The Willoughbys (2020)

The Willoughbys (2020)

Movie
6.06
Self Help Book Narrator
Dwell (2020)

Dwell (2020)

Movie
Himself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (2020)

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (2020)

TV show
Jann Melfi
Flipped (2020)

Flipped (2020)

TV show
Doomed Gringo #1
The Laundromat (2019)

The Laundromat (2019)

Movie
6.25
Christian Winter
Extra Ordinary (2019)

Extra Ordinary (2019)

Movie
Max's Dad
Good Boys (2019)

Good Boys (2019)

Movie
6.56
Doug Antsler
Booksmart (2019)

Booksmart (2019)

Movie
6.8
Old Man on Plane
I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson (2019)

I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson (2019)

TV show
5.29
Drexx Drudlarr
Alien News Desk (2019)

Alien News Desk (2019)

TV show
Abraham Lincoln (voice)
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019)

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019)

Movie
5.7
(voice)
The Shivering Truth (2018)

The Shivering Truth (2018)

TV show
7
Nag (voice)
Luis and the Aliens (2018)

Luis and the Aliens (2018)

Movie
8
Douglas Kenney
A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2018)

A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2018)

Movie
5.25
Himself
Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs (2017)

Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs (2017)

Movie
CASSIN-E
Future Man (2017)

Future Man (2017)

TV show
5.4
Dirk
No Activity (2017)

No Activity (2017)

TV show
Will
The Demotion (2017)

The Demotion (2017)

Movie
Will Grello
Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job! Awesome 10 Year Anniversary Version, Great Job? (2017)

Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job! Awesome 10 Year Anniversary Version, Great Job? (2017)

Movie
French Gendarme
Tour de Pharmacy (2017)

Tour de Pharmacy (2017)

Movie
Himself - Judge
The Gong Show (2017)

The Gong Show (2017)

TV show
Michael Fulton
Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy Valentine's Day Special (2017)

Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy Valentine's Day Special (2017)

Movie
4.83
Bagpipe Player
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)

Movie
6.23
Hulka
Keanu (2016)

Keanu (2016)

Movie
5.13
Will Patch
The Ridiculous 6 (2015)

The Ridiculous 6 (2015)

Movie
5
Pastor Fontaine
Don Verdean (2015)

Don Verdean (2015)

Movie
Rad Cunningham / Howligan
Moonbeam City (2015)

Moonbeam City (2015)

TV show
6
Self
Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter (2015)

Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter (2015)

TV show
Sandy Pickard
7 Days in Hell (2015)

7 Days in Hell (2015)

Movie
6
Griffith
Staten Island Summer (2015)

Staten Island Summer (2015)

Movie
Cody
Get Squirrely (2015)

Get Squirrely (2015)

Movie
Phil Tandy Miller
The Last Man on Earth (2015)

The Last Man on Earth (2015)

TV show
8
Himself
Car Matchmaker with Spike Feresten (2014)

Car Matchmaker with Spike Feresten (2014)

TV show
Will
Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories (2014)

Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories (2014)

TV show
6
Joshua Fleet
She's Funny That Way (2014)

She's Funny That Way (2014)

Movie
4
Actor
Apartment Troubles (2014)

Apartment Troubles (2014)

Movie
'Previously' Narrator / Football Announcer (voice) (uncredited)
22 Jump Street (2014)

22 Jump Street (2014)

Movie
6
Self
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)

Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)

TV show
3.5
Self
Off Camera with Sam Jones (2014)

Off Camera with Sam Jones (2014)

TV show
Abraham Lincoln (voice)
The Lego Movie (2014)

The Lego Movie (2014)

Movie
6.04
Ted
Run & Jump (2014)

Run & Jump (2014)

Movie
Chester V
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013)

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013)

Movie
6.54
David Grant
Nebraska (2013)

Nebraska (2013)

Movie
6.33
Marshall Taylor
Life of Crime (2013)

Life of Crime (2013)

Movie
7
Male Cheerleader (uncredited)
Grown Ups 2 (2013)

Grown Ups 2 (2013)

Movie
6.64
Edwin Booth
Drunk History (2013)

Drunk History (2013)

TV show
5.65
Actor
Coffin Dodgers (2013)

Coffin Dodgers (2013)

Movie
Sergeant Bressman
The Watch (2012)

The Watch (2012)

Movie
3.5
Phil
That's My Boy (2012)

That's My Boy (2012)

Movie
4.83
Mitch Miley
Rock of Ages (2012)

Rock of Ages (2012)

Movie
6.3
Will
The Immigrant (2012)

The Immigrant (2012)

Movie
Allan Bishopman
Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie (2012)

Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie (2012)

Movie
Eddy / Cheddy / Eddy/Teddy / Eddy
Lab Rats (2012)

Lab Rats (2012)

TV show
6.53
Ian / Stewart Rossmyre / Sid Lampis
Allen Gregory (2011)

Allen Gregory (2011)

TV show
6
Up All Night (2011)

Up All Night (2011)

TV show
6
Glenn
A Good Old Fashioned Orgy (2011)

A Good Old Fashioned Orgy (2011)

Movie
6
Kurt (voice) / Mr. Grant (voice)
Bob's Burgers (2011)

Bob's Burgers (2011)

TV show
6.75
Self
Conan (2010)

Conan (2010)

TV show
8.14
Greg Allman / Various (archive footage)
The Women of SNL (2010)

The Women of SNL (2010)

Movie
MacGruber
MacGruber (2010)

MacGruber (2010)

Movie
Brown Eggz (2010)
Skott & Behr (2010)

Skott & Behr (2010)

Movie
Self
Saturday Night (2010)

Saturday Night (2010)

Movie
Brown Eggz (2010)
M (2010)

M (2010)

TV show
Horace the Lone Diner
The Slammin' Salmon (2009)

The Slammin' Salmon (2009)

Movie
1
Chuck
The League (2009)

The League (2009)

TV show
7.33
The Cleveland Show (2009)

The Cleveland Show (2009)

TV show
6.31
Joe Towne (voice)
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

Movie
6.07
Stuart Proszakian
Sit Down Shut Up (2009)

Sit Down Shut Up (2009)

TV show
6
Various (archive footage)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Amy Poehler (2009)

Saturday Night Live: The Best of Amy Poehler (2009)

Movie
Kelly
Parks and Recreation (2009)

Parks and Recreation (2009)

TV show
6.2
Self
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)

TV show
3.5
THX Security Guard #4
Fanboys (2009)

Fanboys (2009)

Movie
7.5
Subject #72
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (2009)

Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (2009)

Movie
Writer
Extreme Movie (2008)

Extreme Movie (2008)

Movie
Young Person's Guide to History (2008)

Young Person's Guide to History (2008)

TV show
Daryl Hall / Hall / Jeff the Aide
Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday (2008)

Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday (2008)

TV show
6
Scott
Baby Mama (2008)

Baby Mama (2008)

Movie
Tim and Eric Nite Live! (2007)

Tim and Eric Nite Live! (2007)

TV show
Dean Solomon
The Brothers Solomon (2007)

The Brothers Solomon (2007)

Movie
Ben
Flight of the Conchords (2007)

Flight of the Conchords (2007)

TV show
7
Dr. Reid Tamaranda / Will Grello / Pall Willeaux / J.J. Pepper
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (2007)

Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (2007)

TV show
5
Paul / Paul L'astnamé
30 Rock (2006)

30 Rock (2006)

TV show
6.1
Self
Demetri Martin: These Are Jokes (2006)

Demetri Martin: These Are Jokes (2006)

Movie
Otto
Beerfest (2006)

Beerfest (2006)

Movie
6
Robotron, Scientist
Laser Cats! (2006)

Laser Cats! (2006)

Movie
Campus Ladies (2006)

Campus Ladies (2006)

TV show
Randy
How I Met Your Mother (2005)

How I Met Your Mother (2005)

TV show
6.43
Charlie Greenfield (voice) / Mayor Woodside (voice) / Firefighter Henry Watkins (voice) / Security Guard (voice) / Butt Insurance Salesman (voice) / Convention Attendee (voice) / Jesus Christ (voice)
American Dad! (2005)

American Dad! (2005)

TV show
6.34
Kirk Cameron (voice)
Drawn Together (2004)

Drawn Together (2004)

TV show
6.64
Policeman
Around the World in 80 Days (2004)

Around the World in 80 Days (2004)

Movie
7.3
Abe Lincoln / Narrator
Clone High (2002)

Clone High (2002)

TV show
Ghost World (2001)

Ghost World (2001)

Movie
7.5
Writer
The Army Show (1998)

The Army Show (1998)

TV show
Writer
That '70s Show (1998)

That '70s Show (1998)

TV show
6.26
Writer
3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)

3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)

TV show
5.98
Self - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)

TV show
6
Writer
MTV Movie & TV Awards (1992)

MTV Movie & TV Awards (1992)

TV show
King Toot (voice)
The Simpsons (1989)

The Simpsons (1989)

TV show
6.22
Self - Host / Self - Various Characters
Saturday Night Live (1975)

Saturday Night Live (1975)

TV show
6.36
Actor
Coyote vs. Acme

Coyote vs. Acme

Movie

Ratings

Average 6.38
Based on 4.83 Million movie and tv ratings over time
1975
2009
2013
2009
2022

Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1970-06-17 (52 years old)

Place of birth
Alameda County, California, United States of America

Relationships
January Jones (2015-01-01 - 2016-01-01)

Citizenships
United States of America

Residences
Santa Monica, United States of America

Also known as
Orville Forte, Orville Willis Forte IV

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Will Ferrell
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6 Movies
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Rachel Dratch
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4 Movies
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Jason Sudeikis
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5 Movies
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Tim Heidecker
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3 Movies
8 TV shows
Sarah Silverman
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4 Movies
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Bobby Moynihan
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Bobby Moynihan worked together with Will Forte in:
6 Movies
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Paul Scheer
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Paul Scheer worked together with Will Forte in:
3 Movies
7 TV shows
Seth Rogen
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Seth Rogen worked together with Will Forte in:
4 Movies
6 TV shows
Phil Lord
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Phil Lord worked together with Will Forte in:
8 Movies
2 TV shows
Keegan-Michael Key
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Keegan-Michael Key worked together with Will Forte in:
2 Movies
8 TV shows
Nick Offerman
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Nick Offerman worked together with Will Forte in:
4 Movies
6 TV shows
Jason Mantzoukas
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Jason Mantzoukas worked together with Will Forte in:
2 Movies
8 TV shows
Will Arnett
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Will Arnett worked together with Will Forte in:
5 Movies
5 TV shows
Jonah Hill
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Jonah Hill worked together with Will Forte in:
5 Movies
5 TV shows
Kristen Schaal
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Kristen Schaal worked together with Will Forte in:
1 Movie
9 TV show
Akiva Schaffer
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Akiva Schaffer worked together with Will Forte in:
6 Movies
3 TV shows
Casey Wilson
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Casey Wilson worked together with Will Forte in:
4 Movies
5 TV shows
Kenan Thompson
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Kenan Thompson worked together with Will Forte in:
5 Movies
4 TV shows
Patton Oswalt
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Patton Oswalt worked together with Will Forte in:
1 Movie
8 TV show
Megan Mullally
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Megan Mullally worked together with Will Forte in:
1 Movie
8 TV show
Steve Buscemi
Will Forte
Steve Buscemi worked together with Will Forte in:
4 Movies
5 TV shows
Rob Huebel
Will Forte
Rob Huebel worked together with Will Forte in:
1 Movie
8 TV show
Amy Poehler
Will Forte
Amy Poehler worked together with Will Forte in:
4 Movies
5 TV shows
Christopher Miller
Will Forte
Christopher Miller worked together with Will Forte in:
8 Movies
1 TV shows
Zach Galifianakis
Will Forte
Zach Galifianakis worked together with Will Forte in:
1 Movie
8 TV show
Eric Wareheim
Will Forte
Eric Wareheim worked together with Will Forte in:
3 Movies
5 TV shows
Seth Meyers
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Seth Meyers worked together with Will Forte in:
5 Movies
3 TV shows
Susan Sarandon
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Susan Sarandon worked together with Will Forte in:
2 Movies
6 TV shows
Henry Winkler
Will Forte
Henry Winkler worked together with Will Forte in:
1 Movie
7 TV show
Nick Kroll
Will Forte
Nick Kroll worked together with Will Forte in:
2 Movies
6 TV shows
Rob Riggle
Will Forte
Rob Riggle worked together with Will Forte in:
1 Movie
7 TV show
Ben Stiller
Will Forte
Ben Stiller worked together with Will Forte in:
3 Movies
5 TV shows
Matt Walsh
Will Forte
Matt Walsh worked together with Will Forte in:
1 Movie
7 TV show
Jon Hamm
Will Forte
Jon Hamm worked together with Will Forte in:
2 Movies
6 TV shows
Jenny Slate
Will Forte
Jenny Slate worked together with Will Forte in:
1 Movie
7 TV show
'Weird Al' Yankovic
Will Forte
'Weird Al' Yankovic worked together with Will Forte in:
3 Movies
5 TV shows
Paul Rudd
Will Forte
Paul Rudd worked together with Will Forte in:
2 Movies
6 TV shows
Horatio Sanz
Will Forte
Horatio Sanz worked together with Will Forte in:
2 Movies
5 TV shows
Tina Fey
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Tina Fey worked together with Will Forte in:
3 Movies
4 TV shows
Alec Baldwin
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Alec Baldwin worked together with Will Forte in:
3 Movies
4 TV shows
Christopher Walken
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Christopher Walken worked together with Will Forte in:
3 Movies
4 TV shows
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