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Jorma Taccone
Jorma taccone snl writer photo by christopher peterson.jpg
Jorma Taccone as a writer for SNL
Birth name Jorma Christopher Taccone
Born March 19, 1977 (1977-03-19) (age 33)
Berkeley, California, U.S.
Medium Internet, stand-up, music, television, film
Nationality American
Years active 2001 – present
Genres Sketch comedy
Situational comedy
Comedy hip hop
Spouse Marielle Heller
Website thelonelyisland.com

Jorma "Jorm"[citation needed] Christopher Taccone (born March 19, 1977) is an American comedy writer-actor-director. Taccone is one third of the sketch comedy troupe The Lonely Island along with childhood friends Andy Samberg and Akiva Schaffer.

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Personal life

Taccone was born in Berkeley, California, the son of Sue Ellen and Tony Taccone, who is the artistic director of the Berkeley Repertory Theatre.[1] He is a graduate of UCLA Film School. Taccone married Marielle Heller on June 30, 2007 at Mission Ranch, Carmel. Jorma's brother, Asa, often helps The Lonely Island by making music for their shorts.[2]

Career

In the fall of 2005, Samberg, Taccone, and Schaffer joined the staff of NBC's late night variety show Saturday Night Live. Since then, The Lonely Island has been responsible for creating more than 60 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 both Lazy Sunday, Dick in a Box and many other tracks which appear on The Lonely Island's first album Incredibad which was released February 2009. As a director, Taccone 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 1st, 2009.

In 2007, Taccone co-starred in Paramount's Hot Rod, (starring Andy Samberg, directed by Akiva Schaffer). Taccone is also one of the principal actors in the music video "Jizz in My Pants". He also plays Guy #2 in "We Like Sportz", reprising the role from "Just 2 Guyz". Taccone played the lead role of Brett in The Lonely Island's The ’Bu, the group's record-breaking contribution to Channel 101,[3] where he played a ninja who didn't 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", Taccone played Chris Hoffman, a fictional VJ on a parody of MTV's Total Request Live.

He made a cameo appearance in Role Models as Mitch from Graphics, in which he sings a karaoke version of the Scorpions' "Rock You Like a Hurricane", he co-stars in the Gnarls Barkley music video for the song "Who's Gonna Save My Soul". Taccone also appeared as Chaka in Universal's 2009 film Land of the Lost, starring Will Ferrell. In August 2009, Taccone will direct his first film, an adaptation of the Saturday Night Live sketch MacGruber, due out in 2010. Jorma also featured as part of the group male vocals on "Lightspeed Champions" album "Life Is Sweet! Nice To Meet You."

Filmography

Year Title Role Other Notes
2007 Hot Rod Kevin Powell (actor)
2008 Extreme Movie (writer)
Role Models Mitch from Graphics (cameo)
2009 Land of the Lost Chaka (actor)
2010 MacGruber Unknown (director and writer)

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