Alex Moffat

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Alex Moffat
Alex Moffat.jpg
Moffat in April 2017
Born
Alexander Everett Moffat

(1982-03-25) March 25, 1982 (age 40)[1]
Alma materDenison University
Occupation
  • Actor
  • comedian
Years active2012-present
Spouse(s)Caroline Rau
Children1

Alexander Everett Moffat (born March 25, 1982)[1] is an American actor and comedian. He is a cast member on Saturday Night Live. He started as a featured player in 2016 and became a main cast member in 2018.[2]

Early life[edit]

Moffat was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, and graduated from North Shore Country Day School in 2000.[3] Afterwards he attended Denison University, graduating in 2004.[4]

Career[edit]

Moffat started his comedy career as a Chicago-based improviser and featured performer at The Second City, ImprovOlympic, Annoyance Theatre, and Zanies Comedy Club.[2][5] In 2015, Moffat co-starred alongside John Ashton in the indie-drama Uncle John, and in 2016, he joined the cast of Saturday Night Live.[6]

Saturday Night Live[edit]

Moffat made his debut on Saturday Night Live on the October 1, 2016 episode hosted by Margot Robbie with musical guest The Weeknd, alongside Mikey Day and Melissa Villaseñor.[7] Moffat became a repertory cast member in 2018, beginning with Season 44.[8] On the December 19, 2020 episode, Moffat appeared in the cold open playing President-elect Joe Biden, taking over the role from Jim Carrey.[9]

Celebrity impressions on Saturday Night Live[edit]

Recurring characters on Saturday Night Live[edit]

  • The Guy Who Just Bought a Boat, a preppy snob who gives dating advice and makes offhand comments about how horrible his sexual prowess is (according to the season 43 episode hosted by Ryan Gosling, he has a cousin (played by Gosling) known as The Guy who Just Joined Soho House, who acts similar to him, and in season 45 Ryan Reynolds played his frat brother, The Guy Who Knows the Owner, in a cameo appearance).[14][15]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Caroline Rau, and their first child, daughter Everett, was born in January 2021.[16]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Uncle John Ben Nominated – Best Actor – Midwest Independent Film Festival (2015)
2017 Rachel Ben
2018 Ralph Breaks The Internet Jimmy (voice)
2019 Someone Great Will
2020 The Opening Act Chris Palmer
2020 Holidate Peter
2021 Dating and New York Trent
2021 Clifford the Big Red Dog Albert

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2016–present Saturday Night Live Various 116 episodes
2018 Billions Anthony Radaelli Episode: "Kompenso"
2020 Heads Will Roll (Audible Original - Audio Comedy) Odin 10 episodes
2020 F is for Family Sandy Calabasas (voice) 3 episodes
TBA Bad Monkey Evan Shook Recurring role, upcoming series

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Alex Moffat: Featured Player Bio". National Broadcasting Company. NBCUniversal Media. August 2016. Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (September 12, 2016). "'Saturday Night Live' Cast Additions: Alex Moffat, Melissa Villaseñor & Mikey Day". Deadline. Retrieved September 22, 2016.
  3. ^ A North Shore Minute for the Arts: Take Five. April 3, 2013. Retrieved on October 22, 2017.
  4. ^ "'SNL' added 3 new cast members — here's who they are". Business Insider. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  5. ^ Metz, Nina (September 12, 2016). "'Saturday Night Live' adds Alex Moffat of Chicago". The Chicago Tribune. Retrieved September 22, 2016.
  6. ^ Schild, Gabbi Shaw, Frank Olito, Darcy. "WHERE ARE THEY NOW: All 155 cast members in 'Saturday Night Live' history". Insider. Retrieved November 14, 2020.
  7. ^ Evans, Greg (October 2, 2016). "'SNL' Surprise: Newcomers Mikey Day, Alex Moffat & Melissa Villaseñor Actually Make Good, Strong Impressions". Deadline. Retrieved January 28, 2018.
  8. ^ Kohn, Daniel (September 17, 2018). "'SNL' Promotes Mikey Day, Melissa Villaseñor and Alex Moffat to Full Castmembers". Laredo Morning Times. Hearst Communications. Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  9. ^ "'SNL': Alex Moffat Replaces Jim Carrey as Joe Biden in Cold Open". Hollywood Reporter. December 19, 2020.
  10. ^ "Prince Harry Pokes Fun at Prince William's Haircut During Hilarious Saturday Night Live Spoof". people.com. January 21, 2018.
  11. ^ "A new 'Trump.' SNL's Johnson attracts attention for mimicry". independent.co.uk. November 8, 2021. Archived from the original on November 8, 2021.
  12. ^ "'SNL' Cooks Up a Pitch Perfect 'Chopped' Parody". eater.com. May 12, 2019.
  13. ^ "'SNL' Cold Open Trolls Mark Zuckerberg and Fox News". hollywoodreporter.com. November 17, 2018.
  14. ^ "Saturday Night Live's 43rd season kicks off with Ryan Gosling and a lack of ambition". The A.V. Club. Retrieved October 19, 2020.
  15. ^ Love, Matthew (November 24, 2019). "Saturday Night Live Recap: Dems Debate as Will Ferrell Crushes on Ryan Reynolds". Vulture. Retrieved October 19, 2020.
  16. ^ Archived at Ghostarchive and the Wayback Machine: "Pete Davidson Shared Alex Moffat's Instagram Password with All the SNL Writers". YouTube.

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