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Taran Killam

 
Bio:
Before Killam starred on "Single Parents," he played King George III in the Broadway production of "Hamilton," and the Dentist in the Encores! production of "Little Shop of Horrors." He also had a long tenure in the cast of "Saturday Night Live." Throughout the course of his career, Taran Killam ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Before Killam starred on "Single Parents," he played King George III in the Broadway production of "Hamilton," and the Dentist in the Encores! production of "Little Shop of Horrors." He also had a long tenure in the cast of "Saturday Night Live." Throughout the course of his career, Taran Killam ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Public Works Production, 2015
Cyclops
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
King George [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
City Center Encores Off-Center Production, 2015
Orin Scrivello

Taran Killam Biography

Before Killam starred on "Single Parents," he played King George III in the Broadway production of "Hamilton," and the Dentist in the Encores! production of "Little Shop of Horrors." He also had a long tenure in the cast of "Saturday Night Live."

Throughout the course of his career, Taran Killam has established himself as one of the most versatile actors in Hollywood. Perhaps best-known for his scene-stealing work on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE for six seasons, Taran extends his talents even further in 2017 as he maed both his Broadway and feature directorial debuts. He can currently be seen on stage as "King George III" in Lin-Manuel Miranda's award-winning Broadway hit HAMILTON at Richard Rogers Theater. Although HAMILTON will be Taran's Broadway debut, he has appeared off-Broadway in the City Center Encores! presentation of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS as Orin Scrivello opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Ellen Greene in 2015. In addition, Taran wrote, directed, and will star in the action-comedy WHY WE'RE KILLING GUNTHER opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger, Cobie Smulders, and Bobby Moynihan, set to release in 2017. He also joins J.K. Simmons, Analeigh Tipton, and Emile Hirsch in the comedy ALL NIGHTER to be released on March 17, 2017. Taran's previous feature film credits include 12 YEARS A SLAVE, THE HEAT, GROWN UPS 2, MY BEST FRIEND'S GIRL, BIG FAT LIAR, JUST MARRIED, EPIC MOVIE, and BROTHER NATURE, which he co-wrote with Mikey Day. On television, Taran was most recently seen as a series regular on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE for six seasons. He has also appeared on HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, COMMUNITY, SCRUBS, NEW GIRL, DRUNK HISTORY, MADTV and the Disney Channel Original Movie, STUCK IN THE SUBURBS.






Taran Killam News

IFC to Host DOCUMENTARY NOW…AND FOREVER! Week Photo IFC to Host DOCUMENTARY NOW…AND FOREVER! Week
by Michael Major - Sep 1, 2022

Known for lovingly paying homage to the world of documentaries, Documentary Now! Season 53 will debut with a two-episode premiere on Wednesday, October 19 at 10 PM on IFC, and on AMC+ the same day. New episodes will debut weekly on Wednesdays. Starting September 1, AMC+ will be the exclusive home of previous seasons of Documentary Now!.

Alexander Skarsgård, Nicholas Braun & More Join the 53rd Season of DOCUMENTARY NOW! Photo Alexander Skarsgård, Nicholas Braun & More Join the 53rd Season of DOCUMENTARY NOW!
by Michael Major - Aug 5, 2022

The two-part, season premiere episode, ‚ÄúSoldier of Illusion,‚ÄĚ written by John Mulaney and starring Alexander Skarsg√•rd (The Northman, Big Little Lies), Nicholas Braun (Succession, Zola) and August Diehl (Inglourious Basterds), was inspired by the Werner Herzog-focused documentary Burden of Dreams.

Former HAMILTON Stars Andrew Chappelle & Taran Killam Team Up For FANATIC Short Film Photo Former HAMILTON Stars Andrew Chappelle & Taran Killam Team Up For FANATIC Short Film
by Michael Major - Jun 24, 2022

Former Hamilton co-stars Andrew Chappelle and Taran Killam have reunited to film Fanatic, a new short film written by Chappelle. Additional cast includes Honk for Jesus, Save Your Soul, star Devere Rogers as Gerald, Caroline Rhea ('Sabrina the Teenage Witch') Matt Cook ('Man with a Plan') Sam Pancake ('Will & Grace') and Shannon Dang ('Kung Fu').

The Latinx House, Sundance Institute, Netflix, and Shondaland Announce Inaugural Coho Photo The Latinx House, Sundance Institute, Netflix, and Shondaland Announce Inaugural Cohort for Adelante Directors Fellowship
by Michael Major - Jun 13, 2022

The Latinx House, the Sundance Institute’s Women at Sundance program, Netflix, and Shondaland announced three Latina directors who will participate in the inaugural Adelante Directors Fellowship, a groundbreaking program that supports up-and-coming directors’ professional development, creating a pipeline to uplift independent filmmakers.

GROUNDLINGS OF '69 Improv Comedy Show to Open This Month Photo GROUNDLINGS OF '69 Improv Comedy Show to Open This Month
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 1, 2022

¬†The Groundlings Theatre¬†introduces a brand-new groovy sketch show from the Groundlings Main company, ‚ÄúGroundlings of ‚Äô69.‚ÄĚ Previews begin on April 2nd¬†as part of a new, two show night weekend schedule for the Theatre. Opening night is April 29th.¬†¬†Directed by¬†Lisa Schurga¬†(Clipped) this sketch comedy show features appearances from Main Company members¬†Josh Duvendeck¬†(Parks and Recreation),¬†Allison Dunbar¬†(The Sopranos),¬†Ryan Gaul¬†(The Last O.G.),¬†Patty Guggenheim¬†(Florida Girls),¬†Chris Kleckner,¬†Laird Macintosh,¬†Jessica Pohly,¬†Emily Pendergast¬†(VEEP),¬†Annie Sertich¬†(Sillicon Valley), and¬†Greg Worswick.¬†

Comedy Central to Premiere New Animated Series LIGHTNING WOLVES Photo Comedy Central to Premiere New Animated Series LIGHTNING WOLVES
by Michael Major - Apr 1, 2022

The animated series features voice talent from Eugene Cordero, Donald Faison, Sofia Gonzalez, Taran Killam, Will McLaughlin, Bobby Moynihan, Griffin Newman, Lennon Parham, Nicole Parker, Connor Ratliff, Ben Schwartz, Jimmi Simpson, and Cobie Smulders.

VIDEO: Ben Fankhauser Performs Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond's New Song 'Chao Photo VIDEO: Ben Fankhauser Performs Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond's New Song 'Chaos'
by Stephi Wild - Mar 25, 2022

Emmy-nominated writing team Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond have released the world premiere recording of their song 'Chaos', performed by Ben Fankhauser (Newsies) with orchestrations by August Eriksmoen (Come From Away, Bright Star), is now available.

HAMILTON's Taran Killam and Andrew Chappelle Will Host Future Artists Gala at LACSHA Photo HAMILTON's Taran Killam and Andrew Chappelle Will Host Future Artists Gala at LACSHA
by Stephi Wild - Mar 23, 2022

On Friday, April 28th, LACSHA, the number one Arts High School in America,  is hosting its 5th annual Future Artists Gala at The Novo in LA Live.  LACSHA has produced some of the finest talent in the world, including Phoebe Bridgers, HAIM, Josh Groban, Angel Blue, Jenna Elfman and artist Kehinde Wiley.

VIDEO: Watch Annaleigh Ashford & Judith Light in a New Clip from AMERICAN CRIME STORY Photo VIDEO: Watch Annaleigh Ashford & Judith Light in a New Clip from AMERICAN CRIME STORY: IMPEACHMENT
by Michael Major - Oct 19, 2021

In the clip, Susan Carpenter-McMillan (Light) helps Paula Jones (Ashford) prepare to meet President Bill Clinton for the first time. Watch the clip from the upcoming episode now!

VIDEO: See Beanie Feldstein as Monica Lewinsky in the Official Trailer for AMERICAN C Photo VIDEO: See Beanie Feldstein as Monica Lewinsky in the Official Trailer for AMERICAN CRIME STORY: IMPEACHMENT!
by Stage Tube - Aug 12, 2021

The cast also includes Sarah Paulson, Clive Owen, Edie Falco, Taran Killam, George Salazar, Billy Eichner, and Margo Martindale.

Taran Killam Videos

VIDEO: See Beanie Feldstein as Monica Lewinsky in the Official Trailer for AMERICAN C Videoplay
VIDEO: See Beanie Feldstein as Monica Lewinsky in the Official Trailer for AMERICAN CRIME STORY: IMPEACHMENT!

by Stage Tube - Aug 12, 2021

The cast also includes Sarah Paulson, Clive Owen, Edie Falco, Taran Killam, George Salazar, Billy Eichner, and Margo Martindale.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for SEARCH PARTY Season Four Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for SEARCH PARTY Season Four

by Stage Tube - Dec 15, 2020

In SEARCH PARTY season four, Dory (Alia Shawkat) is held prisoner by her psychotic stalker Chip (Cole Escola), who is determined to make Dory believe that they are best friends.

VIDEO: Cobie Smulders Talks About Meeting Taran Killam on LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN Videoplay
VIDEO: Cobie Smulders Talks About Meeting Taran Killam on LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN

by Stage Tube - Sep 25, 2019

Cobie Smulders came on 'Live with Kelly and Ryan' to talk about how she met her husband, Taran Killam. Watch the clip below!

VIDEO: Former HAMILTON Star Taran Killam Talks Shaving His Beard for SINGLE PARENTS Videoplay
VIDEO: Former HAMILTON Star Taran Killam Talks Shaving His Beard for SINGLE PARENTS

by Stage Tube - Sep 16, 2019

Taran Killam went on 'Live With Kelly & Ryan' to talk about shaving his beard for the new season of 'Single Parents.' Watch the clip below!

BWW Exclusive: Listen to 'I Gotta Go' from the DOCUMENTARY NOW! 'Co-Op' Cast Album Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Listen to 'I Gotta Go' from the DOCUMENTARY NOW! 'Co-Op' Cast Album

by Stage Tube - Jul 25, 2019

BroadwayWorld has an exclusive first listen from the upcoming a?oeOriginal Cast Album: Co-opa?? from Documentary Now! Paula Pell sings 'I Gotta Go' on the album, which is being released on Friday, July 26.

VIDEO: On This Day, July 1 - Jake Gyllenhaal And Ellen Greene Star In LITTLE SHOP OF  Videoplay
VIDEO: On This Day, July 1 - Jake Gyllenhaal And Ellen Greene Star In LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS At City Center

by A.A. Cristi - Jul 1, 2019

On this day in 2015, Jake Gyllenhaal and original 'Audrey', Ellen Greene took the stage at City Center in a concert production of the musical, Little Shop of Horrors.

VIDEO: COMPANY Gets Parodied in New Episode of DOCUMENTARY NOW!- Watch Sneak Peek Videoplay
VIDEO: COMPANY Gets Parodied in New Episode of DOCUMENTARY NOW!- Watch Sneak Peek

by Stage Tube - Feb 26, 2019

A Stephen Sondheim-themed episode of Documentary Now!, parodying D.A. Pennebaker's classic making-of Company documentary, is coming to IFC! The episode, titled 'Original Cast Album: Co-Op,' airs Wednesday, February 27, at 11pm.

VIDEO: John Mulaney Discusses the Sondheim-Themed Episode of DOCUMENTARY NOW! Videoplay
VIDEO: John Mulaney Discusses the Sondheim-Themed Episode of DOCUMENTARY NOW!

by Stage Tube - Feb 15, 2019

On last night's episode of 'Late Night with Seth Meyers,' John Mulaney stops by to talk about the Stephen Sondheim-themed episode of Documentary Now!, his lifelong love of musicals, and why he wasn't allowed to perform in his high school's theater productions.

VIDEO: Taran Killam Does Impression of Murray Head, Talks Upcoming COMPANY Episode of Videoplay
VIDEO: Taran Killam Does Impression of Murray Head, Talks Upcoming COMPANY Episode of 'Documentary Now!' and More

by Stage Tube - Sep 20, 2018

SNL and Broadway alum Taran Killam appeared on last night's episode of Late Night With Seth Meyers. Killam proposed a SNL sketch in which Murray Head has a talk show but can only speak in the cadence in which he sings One Night in Bangkok from Chess. Killam then proceeded to do his own impression of Head.

VIDEO: Watch Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively on Josh Horowitz's AFTER HOURS Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively on Josh Horowitz's AFTER HOURS

by Stage Tube - Sep 13, 2018

Check out Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively in the newest episode of Josh Horowitz's AFTER HOURS as they spoof their upcoming film A Simple Favor.


Taran Killam Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Taran Killam been in?
Taran Killam has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Taran Killam been in?
Taran Killam has not appeared in the West End