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Taran Killam          

Cast member on "Saturday Night Live"

In 1994, Taran Killam made his first film appearance as an adolescent in "Naked Gun 33 1/2: The Final Insult." Killam was also featured on Nickelodeon's "The Amanda Show" starring Amanda Bynes.

Killam joined the cast of "MADtv" as a featured player during its seventh season in 2001-2002. Joining the "MADtv" cast at age 19, Killam was the youngest cast member to ever join the sketch program. He was also a regular cast member on the third and fourth seasons of Nick Cannon's "Wild 'N Out." In 2005, Killam co-starred in the television pilot "Nobody's Watching," which never aired on network TV, however the pilot gained popularity after it was leaked online and they continued making webisodes from 2006-2007.

Killam co-starred in the 2004 Disney Channel Original Movie "Stuck in the Suburbs." After "MADtv," Killam appeared on TV shows such as "How I Met Your Mother," "Boston Public," "Drake & Josh," "Roswell" and "Scrubs."

As he was guest starring on TV shows, Killam was a member of the Los Angeles-based improvisational and sketch comedy troupe The Groundlings. He retired from the Main Company in 2012.

On September 25, 2010, Killam joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live" for the 36th season, making Killam the second Nickelodeon veteran after Kenan Thompson to join "SNL." Killam's most popular impressions included Michael Cera, Chris Pine, Pee Wee Herman, John Galliano, Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Eminem.

In 2011, he appeared in "Community" episode "Regional Holiday Music" as Mr. Radison (Mr. Rad), a parody of Will Schuester from "Glee." In 2012 he appeared in "iCarly" episode "I Meet The First Lady" as a Secret Service Agent.

On the big screen, Killam has appeared in "Just Married," "The Heat" and showed off his dramatic side in "12 Years a Slave."

In addition to "SNL," Killam voices a character on the Seth Meyer created series "The Awesomes."


'SNL' loses two major cast members ahead of new season
Los Angeles (CNN)"Saturday Night Live" is losing two of its familiar faces. Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah will not be returning to the long-running sketch series, NBC confirms to CNN. TVLine first reported the news...
Taran killam tells us about the new 'snl' season: 'it's such a positive ...
As it enters its 39th season, "Saturday Night Live" has likely encountered more peaks and valleys than any other entertainment property, period. So it makesĀ ...

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