|Birth name||Jorma Christopher Taccone|
|Born||March 19, 1977|
Berkeley, California, U.S.
|Medium||Internet, stand-up, music, television, film|
|Alma mater||UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television|
|Genres||Sketch comedy, situational comedy, comedy hip hop|
Jorma Christopher Taccone (/ˈjɔːrmə təˈkoʊni/; born March 19, 1977) is an American comedian, actor, writer, and director. He is one-third of the sketch comedy troupe The Lonely Island, with childhood friends Andy Samberg and Akiva Schaffer. In 2010, Taccone co-wrote and directed the SNL spinoff film MacGruber, which was his directorial debut. He directed his second feature alongside Schaffer, the musical comedy Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, which he also co-wrote and co-starred in with Schaffer and Samberg.
Taccone was born in Berkeley, California, the son of Suellen Ehnebuske and Tony Taccone, the artistic director of the Berkeley Repertory Theatre. His father is of half Italian and half Puerto Rican descent. He attended University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and graduated with a BA in Theater in 2000. His brother, Asa, is a member of the band Electric Guest. He is named after his father's friend, Jorma Kaukonen, Jefferson Airplane's famed guitarist.
Taccone lives in New York City. He is married to film director Marielle Heller, with whom he has a son (born December 12, 2014). His brother-in-law, Nate, a musician, composed the scores for The Diary of a Teenage Girl and Can You Ever Forgive Me?. His sister-in-law, Emily, is a stand-up comic and a writer for the HBO comedy Barry.
In the fall of 2005, Samberg, Taccone, and Schaffer joined the staff of NBC's late-night variety show Saturday Night Live. Since then, as The Lonely Island, they have created more than 100 SNL Digital Shorts including the YouTube favorites "Lazy Sunday" (featuring Chris Parnell), "Jizz in My Pants", "I'm on a Boat" (featuring T-Pain) and the Emmy-winning "Dick in a Box" (featuring Justin Timberlake). Taccone produces much of the music for The Lonely Island, including "Lazy Sunday", "Dick in a Box", and many other tracks that appear on The Lonely Island first album, Incredibad, released in February 2009. As a director, he is responsible for the SNL shorts "MacGruber", "Business Meeting", "Sloths", "Giraffes", and others. He also directed a "MacGruber" Pepsi commercial spot for the 43rd Super Bowl, which aired February 1, 2009.
In 2007, Taccone co-starred in Paramount's Hot Rod (starring Andy Samberg, directed by Akiva Schaffer). He is one of the principal actors in the music video "Jizz in My Pants" too. He played Guy #2 in "We Like Sportz", reprising the role from "Just 2 Guyz", and the lead role of Brett in The Lonely Island's The 'Bu, the group's record-breaking contribution to Channel 101, where he played a ninja who did not belong. The 'Bu, a parody of The OC, also starred Sarah Chalke as Melissa and Andy Samberg as Aaron. In the group's first Channel 101 show, "ITV Buzz Countdown", he played Chris Hoffman, a fictional VJ in a parody of MTV's Total Request Live.
Taccone made a cameo appearance in Role Models as Mitch from Graphics, where he sang a karaoke version of the Scorpions' "Rock You Like a Hurricane"; and co-starred in the Gnarls Barkley music video for the song "Who's Gonna Save My Soul".
Taccone appeared as Cha-Ka in Universal's 2009 film Land of the Lost (starring Will Ferrell), for which he was nominated for the Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actor. In August 2009, he directed his first film, an adaptation of the Saturday Night Live sketch MacGruber that was featured as part of the group male vocals on Lightspeed Champion's album Life Is Sweet! Nice to Meet You. As of SNL's 36th season, he was no longer cited in the end credits, though he was still listed on the NBC website as a writer and holds the unofficial title of "Sexiest Member of Lonely Island". However, according to the band's website, thelonelyisland.com, "the Dudes" were still responsible for the SNL Digital Shorts. It was later confirmed Taccone had left Saturday Night Live, though he worked on some shorts in the 36th season.
Taccone acted in season 5 of MyDamnChannel's Wainy Days and is the director of the AT&T Wireless television ad campaign It's Not Complicated. He also had a recurring role on the HBO show Girls as the character Booth Jonathan.
In 2015, Taccone appeared in the Kickstarter short movie Kung Fury as Adolf Hitler (A.K.A. Kung-Führer). He will play this role again in the sequel Kung Fury 2.
|2016||Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping||Yes||Yes||Yes||Co-directed with Akiva Schaffer|
- The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015)
- It Happened in L.A. (2017)
- The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience (2019)
|2001–2002||Spin City||No||No||No||Production staff: 7 episodes|
|2003–2005||The 'Bu||No||Yes||Yes||Web series|
|2004||2004 MTV Movie Awards||No||Yes||No||TV special|
|2005||2005 MTV Movie Awards||No||Yes||No|
|2005–2014||Saturday Night Live||Yes||Yes||No||Segment director: 26 episodes; writer: 101 episodes|
|2011–2013||Parks and Recreation||Yes||No||No|
|2012||Up All Night||Yes||No||No||Episode: "First Birthday"|
|2013||Brooklyn Nine-Nine||Yes||No||No||Episode: "Thanksgiving"|
|2016||Party Over Here||No||No||Yes|
|2017||The Gorburger Show||No||No||Yes|
|2018–2019||The Last O.G.||Yes||No||Yes||Director: 5 episodes|
|2019||Miracle Workers||Yes||No||Yes||Director: 2 episodes|
|2019–||I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson||No||No||Yes|
|2005–2014||Saturday Night Live||Various||22 episodes|
|2009||Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!||Himself||Episode: "Tennis"|
|2011||Up All Night||Benjamin "B-Ro" Roth||Episode: "Working Late and Working It"|
|2012–2013||Girls||Booth Jonathan||3 episodes|
|2014||Gravity Falls||Gabe Bensen (voice)||2 episodes|
|2014–2016||Comedy Bang! Bang!||Himself||3 episodes|
|2015||Parks and Recreation||Roscoe Santangelo|
|Man Seeking Woman||Cupid||Episode: "Sizzurp"|
|Major Lazer||Various voices||3 episodes|
|2016||Brooklyn Nine-Nine||Taylor||Episode: "Coral Palms Pt. 1"|
|2017||Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy Valentine's Day Special||Punk Rocker||Variety special|
|2018||Drunk History||Mehmed the Conqueror||Episode: "Halloween"|
|2019||Miracle Workers||Kiss Cam Voiceover Guy (voice)||Episode: "1 Day"|
|The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience||Reporter / Walt Weiss / Joe Montana||Variety special|
|Bless the Harts||Craig (voice)||Episode: "Myrtle Beach Memoirs"|
|2020||Helpsters||Painter Pat||Episode: "Nurse Nina & Farmer Flynn/Firefighter Fran & Painter Pat"|
Songwriting for media
|2005–2016||Various||The Lonely Island||Saturday Night Live|
|2010||"MacGruber's Theme"||Cornbread Compton & The Silver Lake Chorus||MacGruber|
|"The Perfect Number"||Kristen Wiig|
|2014||"Everything is Awesome!"||Jo-Li feat. The Lonely Island||The Lego Movie|
|"Everything Is Awesome!" (Remix)||Tegan and Sara feat. The Lonely Island|
|2016||Various||Various||Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping|
|2019||"Super Cool"||Beck feat. Robyn & The Lonely Island||The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part||Additional lyrics|
- "Just 2 Guyz" (2005)
- "Jizz in My Pants" (2008)
- "Who's Gonna Save My Soul" (2008)
- "We Like Sportz" (2008)
- "I'm on a Boat" (2009)
- "Like a Boss" (2009)
- "I Just Had Sex" (2010)
- "The Creep" (2011)
- "House of Cosbys" (2011)
- "We're Back" (2011)
- "We'll Kill U" (2011)
- "Jack Sparrow" (2011)
- "American Daydream" (2012)
- "YOLO" (2013)
- "Between Two Ferns/Spring Break Anthem" (2013)
- "Diaper Money" (2013)
- "We Need Love" (2013)
- "The Wire" (2013)
- "Hugs" (2013)
- "Go Kindergarten" (2013)
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- The Lonely Island members
- 1977 births
- Living people
- 21st-century American comedians
- 21st-century American male actors
- American comedy musicians
- American comedy writers
- American male comedians
- American male film actors
- American male television actors
- American male television writers
- American people of Dutch descent
- American people of German descent
- American people of Finnish descent
- American people of Italian descent
- American people of Puerto Rican descent
- American television directors
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- Berkeley High School (Berkeley, California) alumni
- Comedy film directors
- Male actors from Berkeley, California
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- UCLA Film School alumni