Jorma Christopher Taccone (/ /; born March 19, 1977) is an American comedian, director, actor, and writer. He is one-third of the sketch comedy troupe The Lonely Island, with childhood friends Andy Samberg and Akiva Schaffer. In 2010 he co-wrote and directed the SNL spinoff film MacGruber, which was his directorial debut. He directed his second feature alongside Schaffer, the musical comedy Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, which he also co-wrote and co-starred in with Schaffer and Samberg.
Taccone at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
|Birth name||Jorma Christopher Taccone|
|Born||March 19, 1977|
Berkeley, California, U.S.
|Medium||Internet, stand-up, music, television, film|
|Alma mater||UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television|
|Genres||Sketch comedy, Situational comedy, Comedy hip hop|
Marielle Heller (m. 2007)
|Relative(s)||Asa Taccone (brother)|
Taccone was born in Berkeley, California, the son of Sue Ellen and Tony Taccone, the artistic director of the Berkeley Repertory Theatre. His father is of half Italian and half Puerto Rican while his mother is of Finnish, Dutch and German descent. He attended University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and graduated with a BA in Theater in 2000. His brother, Asa Taccone, is a member of the band Electric Guest.
Taccone lives in New York City. He is married to film director Marielle Heller, with whom he has a son (born December 12, 2014). His brother-in-law Nate, a musician, composed the scores for The Diary of a Teenage Girl and Can You Ever Forgive Me?. His sister-in-law Emily is a stand-up comic and a writer for the HBO comedy Barry.
In the fall of 2005, Samberg, Taccone, and Schaffer joined the staff of NBC's late-night variety show Saturday Night Live. Since then, as The Lonely Island (TLI), they have created more than 100 SNL Digital Short films including the YouTube favorites "Lazy Sunday" (featuring Chris Parnell), "Jizz in My Pants", "I'm on a Boat" (featuring T-Pain) and the Emmy-winning "Dick in a Box" (featuring Justin Timberlake). Taccone produces much of the music for The Lonely Island, including "Lazy Sunday", "Dick in a Box", and many other tracks that appear on TLI's first album, Incredibad, released in February 2009. As a director, he is responsible for the SNL shorts "MacGruber", "Business Meeting", "Sloths", "Giraffes", and others. He also directed a "MacGruber" Pepsi commercial spot for the 43rd Super Bowl, which aired February 1, 2009.
In 2007, Taccone co-starred in Paramount's Hot Rod (starring Andy Samberg, directed by Akiva Schaffer). He is also one of the principal actors in the music video "Jizz in My Pants". He played Guy #2 in "We Like Sportz", reprising the role from "Just 2 Guyz". He played the lead role of Brett in TLI's The ’Bu, the group's record-breaking contribution to Channel 101, where he played a ninja who did not belong. The ’Bu, a parody of The OC, also starred Sarah Chalke (Roseanne, Scrubs) as Melissa and Andy Samberg as Aaron. In the group's first Channel 101 show, "ITV Buzz Countdown", he played Chris Hoffman, a fictional VJ in a parody of MTV's Total Request Live.
Taccone made a cameo appearance in Role Models as Mitch from Graphics, where he sang a karaoke version of the Scorpions' "Rock You Like a Hurricane"; and co-starred in the Gnarls Barkley music video for the song "Who's Gonna Save My Soul".
Taccone appeared as Cha-Ka in Universal's 2009 film Land of the Lost (starring Will Ferrell), for which he was nominated for the Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actor. In August 2009, he directed his first film, an adaptation of the Saturday Night Live sketch MacGruber, and was featured as part of the group male vocals on Lightspeed Champion's album Life Is Sweet! Nice to Meet You. As of SNL's 36th season, he is no longer cited in the end credits, though he is still listed on the NBC website as a writer and holds the unofficial title of "Sexiest Member of Lonely Island". However, according to the band's website, thelonelyisland.com, "the Dudes" are still responsible for the SNL Digital Shorts. It was later confirmed Taccone had left Saturday Night Live, though he worked on some shorts in the 36th season.
Taccone acted in season 5 of MyDamnChannel's Wainy Days and is the director of the AT&T Wireless television ad campaign It's Not Complicated. He also had a recurring role on the HBO show Girls as the character Booth Jonathan.
|2007||Hot Rod||Kevin Powell|
|2008||Role Models||Mitch from Graphics||Cameo|
|2009||Land of the Lost||Cha-Ka||Nominated—Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actor|
|2012||The Watch||Guy||Cameo (with The Lonely Island)|
|2013||Grown Ups 2||Male Cheerleader||Cameo (with The Lonely Island)|
|2014||The Lego Movie||William Shakespeare (voice)|
|Neighbors||Toga #3||Cameo (with The Lonely Island)|
|2015||Kung Fury||Adolf Hitler|
|2016||Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping||Owen Bouchard|
|Storks||Miscellaneous Stork (voice)|
|2017||It Happened in L.A.||Elliot|
|2018||Rampage||Scuba Diver||Deleted scene|
|Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse||Norman Osborn / Green Goblin (voice)
Spider-Man of Earth-67 (voice)
|2019||The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part||Larry Poppins (voice)|
|TBA||Kung Fury 2||Adolf Hitler|
|2005–2014||Saturday Night Live||Various||22 episodes|
|2011||Up All Night||Benjamin "B-Ro" Roth||Episode: "Working Late and Working It"|
|2012–2013||Girls||Booth Jonathan||3 episodes|
|2013–2014||The League||Spazz||3 episodes|
|2014||Gravity Falls||Gabe Bensen (voice)||2 episodes|
|2014–2016||Comedy Bang! Bang!||Himself||3 episodes|
|2015||Parks and Recreation||Roscoe Santangelo||3 episodes|
|2015||Man Seeking Woman||Cupid||Episode: "Sizzurp"|
|2015||Major Lazer||Various voices||3 episodes|
|2016||Brooklyn Nine-Nine||Taylor||Episode: "Coral Palms Pt. 1"|
|2017||Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy Valentine's Day Special||Punk Rocker||Variety special|
|2018||Drunk History||Mehmed the Conqueror||Episode: "Halloween"|
|2019||The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience||Reporter / Walt Weiss / Joe Montana||Variety special|
|2019||Bless the Harts||Craig (voice)||Episode: "Myrtle Beach Memoirs"|
|2005–2014||Saturday Night Live|
|2016||Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping|
|2011–2013||Parks and Recreation||2 episodes|
|2012||Up All Night||Episode: "First Birthday"|
|2013||Brooklyn Nine-Nine||Episode: "Thanksgiving"|
|2016||Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping||Co-directed with Akiva Schaffer|
|2018-2019||The Last O.G.||3 episodes|
|2019||Miracle Workers||2 episodes|
- "Just 2 Guyz" (2005)
- "Jizz in My Pants" (2008)
- "Who's Gonna Save My Soul" (2008)
- "We Like Sportz" (2008)
- "I'm on a Boat" (2009)
- "Like a Boss" (2009)
- "I Just Had Sex" (2010)
- "The Creep" (2011)
- "We're Back" (2011)
- "We'll Kill U" (2011)
- "Jack Sparrow" (2011)
- "American Daydream" (2012)
- "YOLO" (2013)
- "Between Two Ferns/Spring Break Anthem" (2013)
- "Diaper Money" (2013)
- "We Need Love" (2013)
- "The Wire" (2013)
- "Hugs" (2013)
- "Go Kindergarten" (2013)
- on YouTube
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- "Channel 101—The Unavoidable Future of Entertainment". Channel101.com. Retrieved November 3, 2010.
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