Samberg in 2010
|Birth name||David A. J. Samberg|
August 18, 1978 |
Berkeley, California, U.S.
|Medium||Film, internet, music, television|
|Alma mater||Tisch School of Arts
University of California, Santa Cruz
|Genres||Improvisational comedy, sketch comedy, physical comedy, anti-humor, musical comedy|
|Influences||Mel Brooks, Steve Martin, Adam Sandler|
|Spouse||Joanna Newsom (m. 2013)|
David A. J. Samberg (born August 18, 1978) is an American actor and comedian. He is a member of the comedy group The Lonely Island and was a cast member on Saturday Night Live (2005–2012), where he and his fellow group members have been credited with popularizing the SNL Digital Shorts.
Samberg has starred in films, such as Hot Rod (2007), I Love You, Man (2009), That's My Boy (2012), Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012), Hotel Transylvania (2012), Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) and Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016). He currently stars in the workplace sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine, for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy in 2014.
Samberg was born in Berkeley, California as David A.J. Samberg, but changed his first name to Andy at age 5. His mother, Marjorie "Margi" (née Marrow), is an elementary school teacher, and his father, Joe, is a photographer. He has two sisters, Johanna and Darrow. His family is Jewish, and his maternal grandfather, industrial psychologist and philanthropist Alfred J. Marrow, served as the executive chair of the American Jewish Congress. Samberg has described himself as "not particularly religious". He is a third cousin of U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin (their maternal grandfathers were first cousins). Samberg discovered Saturday Night Live as a child, while sneaking past his parents to watch professional wrestling on television. He was obsessed with the show and his devotion to comedy was frustrating to teachers who felt he was distracted from his schoolwork. Samberg graduated from Berkeley High School in 1996, where he became interested in creative writing and has stated: "[Writing classes] were the ones that I put all my effort into... that's what I cared about and that's what I ended up doing." He attended college at University of California, Santa Cruz, for two years before transferring to New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he graduated in 2000.
Samberg majored in experimental film, including the music video for James Kochalka's song "Monkey vs. Robot" as Monkey. He became a YouTube and internet star and made his own comedy videos with his two friends Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone. When YouTube was created in 2005, the streaming of their videos became much more widespread over the internet. Samberg became a featured player on the show in part because of the work he had done on his own sketch comedy website TheLonelyIsland.com. that helped them land an agent and eventually get hired at SNL. Prior to joining its cast, Samberg was (and remains) a member of the comedy troupe The Lonely Island (along with Taccone and Schaffer). The trio began writing for Saturday Night Live in 2005 and released their debut album, Incredibad in 2009. Samberg appeared in numerous theatrical films, commercials, music videos and hosted special events, including the 2009 MTV Movie Awards. In 2012, Samberg delivered the Class Day speech at Harvard University, and starred with Adam Sandler in That's My Boy and Hotel Transylvania (a role he reprised for Hotel Transylvania 2). In September 2012, Samberg played Cuckoo in the BBC Three series Cuckoo and now stars as detective Jake Peralta in FOX's police sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine which first aired on September 17, 2013, for which he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy in 2014.
Samberg hosted the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards on September 20, 2015, during which in his opening monologue, he referred to U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump as possibly being racist, telling the studio and television audience "Well, I've gotta say, sure, Donald Trump seems racist. Let's see what else?" and U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders as having an unkempt appearance: "Is it just me or does Bernie Sanders always seem like his flight is delayed? Guy’s a mess!"
Saturday Night Live
In September 2005, Samberg joined Saturday Night Live as a featured player along with his two friends as the show's writing staff. Though his live sketch roles were limited in his first year, he appeared in many prerecorded sketches including commercial parodies and various other filmed segments. On December 17, 2005, he and Chris Parnell starred in the Digital Short show "Lazy Sunday", a hip hop song performed by two Manhattanites on a quest to see the film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The short quickly became an Internet phenomenon and garnered Samberg significant media and public attention, as did "Dick in a Box," a duet with Justin Timberlake that won a Creative Arts Emmy for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics. His comedy troupe's collaboration with T-Pain, the "I'm on a Boat" music video had over 56 million views on YouTube, after debuting on February 7, 2009 and was nominated for a Grammy Award. Another digital short, "Motherlover" (also featuring Timberlake) was released on May 10, 2009 (to commemorate Mother's Day) and is a sequel of "Dick in a Box." Outside of his prerecorded segments, he also participated in recurring live segments, such as his Blizzard Man sketch. On June 1, 2012, Samberg's spokesperson announced that he had left the show. He returned to the show as the host on the Season 39 finale in 2014.
||This section is in a list format that may be better presented using prose. (February 2014)|
- Aaron Carter
- Adam Duritz
- Andy Lewis
- Billy Bob Thornton
- Chuck Norris
- David Blaine
- David Bryan
- Diablo Cody
- Crispin Glover
- Conor Oberst
- Dustin Diamond
- Dylan Sprouse
- Elton John
- Hugh Jackman
- Howard K. Stern
- Jack Johnson
- James Blunt
- Jimmy Fallon
- John Stockton
- Julia Child
- Juliette Lewis
- Keanu Reeves
- Ken Mehlman
- Kevin Federline
- Mark Spitz
- Mark Wahlberg
- Mark Zuckerberg
- Matthew Lesko
- Matt Prater
- Mayim Bialik
- Michael Sessions
- Nicolas Cage
- Prince William
- Rahm Emanuel
- Rick Santorum
- Robert Smith
- Sanjaya Malakar
- Thomas Beatie
- Zac Efron
- Zooey Deschanel
Samberg has described himself as a "superfan" of musician Joanna Newsom, whom he first met at one of her concerts. After five years of dating, Samberg proposed to her in February 2013, and they married on September 21, 2013 in Big Sur, California, with Saturday Night Live co-star Seth Meyers serving as the wedding's groomsman. In March 2014, Samberg and Newsom purchased the estate Moorcrest in Beachwood Canyon, Los Angeles, which in the 1920s was owned by the parents of actress Mary Astor and prior to that was rented by Charlie Chaplin. They also own a home in Manhattan's West Village.
|2007||Hot Rod||Rod Kimble|
|2008||Space Chimps||Ham III||Voice|
|2009||I Love You, Man||Robbie Klaven|
|2009||Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs||Brent McHale||Voice|
|2011||What's Your Number?||Gerry Perry|
|2011||Friends with Benefits||Quincy|
|2012||That's My Boy||Todd Peterson/Han Solo Berger|
|2012||The Watch||Casual Wanker #1||Cameo|
|2012||Celeste and Jesse Forever||Jesse Abrams|
|2013||Grown Ups 2||Male Cheerleader|
|2013||The To Do List||Van King|
|2013||Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2||Brent McHale||Voice|
|2015||Hotel Transylvania 2||Jonathan||Voice|
|2016||Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping||Conner4Real||Also producer and writer|
|2003–2004||The 'Bu||Aaron||Also writer
|2005||Arrested Development||Stage Manager||Episode: "Righteous Brothers"|
|2005||House of Cosbys||Cosby Team TriOsby (voice)||2 episodes|
|2005–2012||Saturday Night Live||Various Characters||Also writer
|2008||Human Giant||Jonathan||4 episodes|
|2009, 2011||American Dad!||Ricky the Raptor (voice)||2 episodes|
|2010||Freaknik: The Musical||Chad (voice)||Television film|
|2010||The Sarah Silverman Program||Troy Bulletinboard||Episode: "Smellin' of Troy"|
|2010||Parks and Recreation||Carl Lorthner||Episode: "Park Safety"|
|2011, 2014||Adventure Time||Party Pat (voice)||2 episodes|
|2012||30 Rock||Himself||Episode: "The Ballad of Kenneth Parcell"|
|2012||SpongeBob SquarePants||Colonel Carper (voice)||Episode: "Hello Bikini Bottom!"|
|2012, 2014||Cuckoo||Dale "Cuckoo" Ashbrick||7 episodes, UK comedy series|
|2012–2016||Comedy Bang! Bang!||Himself||5 episodes|
|2013||28th Independent Spirit Awards||Himself (host)||Television special|
|2013||The Awesomes||Kid Crab (voice)||Episode: "Pilot: Part 2"|
|2013||Comedy Central Roast of James Franco||Himself||Television special|
|2013–present||Brooklyn Nine-Nine||Jake Peralta||Main role
|2014||The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon||Young Higgins||Episode: "Jennifer Lawrence/Craig Robinson/A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder"|
|2014||Saturday Night Live||Himself (host)||Episode: "Andy Samberg/St. Vincent"|
|2015||Major Lazer||Dr Nerd/Dr Bass Drop (voice)||2 episodes|
|2015||7 Days in Hell||Aaron Williams||Also executive producer
|2015||67th Primetime Emmy Awards||Himself (host)||Television special|
|2016||Party Over Here||Only creator and executive producer|
Awards and nominations
|2007||Primetime Emmy Award||Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics||Saturday Night Live||Won|
|Primetime Emmy Award||Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics||Nominated|
|Teen Choice Award||Web Star||Nominated|
|Teen Choice Award||Choice Comedian||Nominated|
|2010||People's Choice Award||Favorite Web Celeb||Nominated|
|2011||Teen Choice Award||Choice Comedian||Nominated|
|Primetime Emmy Award||Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics||Nominated|
|2012||Teen Choice Award||Choice Comedian||Nominated|
|2014||People's Choice Award||Best Actor in a New TV Series||Brooklyn Nine-Nine||Nominated|
|Golden Globe Award||Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy||Won|
|American Comedy Awards||Best Comedy Actor – TV||Won|
|Teen Choice Award||Choice TV Actor: Comedy||Nominated|
|EWwy Award||Best Actor, Comedy||Nominated|
|2015||Teen Choice Award||Choice TV Actor: Comedy||Nominated|
|2016||People's Choice Award||Favorite Comedic TV Actor||Nominated|
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