Taran Killam is returning to Studio 8H for his third season. During his first season, Killam wowed audiences with his celebrity impressions including Brad Pitt and Eminem. Killam also dazzled audiences with his robotic dance moves as one of the "Merryville" brothers and again with his French-inspired moves in "Les Jeunes de Paris," which "Entertainment Weekly" called "charmingly wacky." He’s also received recognition for his impressions of talk show hosts Piers Morgan, Rush Limbaugh and Andy Cohen.
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 can soon be seen alongside Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender in director Steve McQueen’s upcoming film "Twelve Years a Slave," as well as Paul Feig’s feature comedy "The Heat" starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy.
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.
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