Will Forte

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SUPPORTING MALE: Nebraska – “David Grant”


After receiving a sweepstakes letter in the mail, a cantankerous father (Bruce Dern) thinks he’s struck it rich, and wrangles his son (Will Forte) into taking a road trip to claim the fortune. Shot in black and white across four states, Nebraska tells the stories of family life in the heartland of America.


WILL FORTE has established himself as one of the most versatile actors in film and television. He spent eight seasons making audiences laugh on Saturday Night Live and has been extremely busy with projects in film and television ever since he wrapped his final season in 2010. In addition to Nebraska, Forte also stars in Run and Jump which debuted at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, and he has completed filming a role in an untitled Elmore Leonard film, in which he stars opposite Jennifer Aniston, Isla Fisher and Tim Robbins. In addition, he appears in Grown Ups 2 and voices a character in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.

Last summer, Forte was seen in a trio of studio films, including That’s My Boy, opposite Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg, Rock of Ages, as well as The Watch, opposite Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill and Vince Vaughn. Forte was previously seen in Universal’s feature film adaptation of MacGruber. In addition to starring in the lead role, he co-wrote the script with Jorma Taccone and John Solomon.

Additionally, he was seen in A Good Old Fashioned Orgy opposite former SNL co-star Jason Sudeikis, Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, written and directed by John Krasinski, and Mr. Forte was heard lending his voice to Sony’s hit animated film, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Forte wrote and starred in the feature The Brothers Solomon, opposite Will Arnett and SNL cast mate Kristen Wiig.

Forte also has had very memorable guest starring roles on the hit comedies How I Met Your Mother, NBC’s award-winning 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, Up All Night, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! and on HBO’s Flight of the Conchords. He is also a frequent guest on Conan, portraying a crazed Ted Turner. Additionally, he has lent his voice to a handful of animated series including Fox’s Allen Gregory, The Cleveland Show, from creator Seth McFarlane, and Sit Down, Shut Up, from creator Mitch Hurwitz, as well as MTV’s Clone High.

Forte came to SNL from L.A.’s renowned  improv/sketch theater The Groundlings, where SNL alums Will Ferrell, Phil Hartman and Maya Rudolph got their respective starts. Additionally, Forte has a great deal of experience behind the camera – serving as producer on That 70’s Show and as story editor for 3rd Rock from the Sun and Action, as well as working as a writer for the Late Show with David Letterman and the MTV Movie Awards.