Taran Killam is currently in his fifth season on "Saturday Night Live."
During his first season, Killam wowed audiences with his impressions of celebrities such as Brad Pitt and Eminem. Killam also impressed with his robotic dance moves as one of the Merryville brothers and again with his French-inspired moves in the "Les Jeunes de Paris" skit, which Entertainment Weekly called "charmingly wacky." A versatile performer, he's also received recognition for his impressions of talk show hosts Piers Morgan, Rush Limbaugh, Steve Doocy and Andy Cohen. Killam's political impressions have included Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, Jon Huntsman and the Romney sons.
Killam established his comedy career in Los Angeles as a main company member of the Groundlings, performing with numerous improv and sketch groups, and also appearing in the Groundlings' Sunday Company. Additionally, he appeared in the show "Three Companeros" at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Killam has appeared on episodes of "How I Met Your Mother," "Community" and "Scrubs" and voices the character of Frantic in the Hulu original animated series "The Awesomes," created by Seth Meyers.
His feature-film work includes the Sandra Bullock-Melissa McCarthy hit comedy "The Heat," "Grown Ups 2" starring Adam Sandler and director Steve McQueen's Academy Award-winning film "12 Years a Slave," starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender. He can also be seen opposite Brooklyn Decker in the upcoming film "Casual Encounters." In 2013, Killam released "The Illegitimates," a comic book miniseries focused on a team of illegitimate children tasked with replacing their father, a James Bond-esque superspy.
A native of Big Bear, California, Killam attended Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA) and went to UCLA for one year of musical theater training.
Killam currently resides in New York City. His birthday is April 1.