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Al Franken

Al Franken is best known for nearly two decades of work on Saturday Night Live (1975). During that time he wrote, performed in and produced hundreds of sketches, including "Daily Affirmations with Stuart Smalley" and "The Final Days," a piece about the last days of Richard Nixon's presidency. A noted political commentator and satirist, Franken ...

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May 21, 1951 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Mental Engineering
Latest Project:
Series Countdown w/ Keith Olbermann 2017-09-25

Won 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 13 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Stuart Saves His Family
Poster of When a Man Loves a Woman
Poster of Saturday Night Live
Poster of Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley
Series Dennis Miller Unknown 2018
Movie The Definite Maybe Vagabond 2018
Movie Brilliant But Cancelled Unknown 2018
Movie Monologues Volume 1 Unknown 2018
Movie Franken and Davis at Stockton State Himself 2018
Movie Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman Unknown 2018
Movie Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley Unknown 2018
Movie Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jon Lovitz Unknown 2018
Movie Saturday Night Live Goes Commercial Unknown 2018
Series The Rosie O'Donnell Show Unknown 2018
Series Countdown w/ Keith Olbermann Unknown 2017-09-25
Movie Newtown Himself 2016-01-24
Series The Eighties Unknown 2016-03-31
Movie Live from New York! Unknown 2015-06-12
Movie By Any Means Necessary Himself 2015-03-18
Series The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2014-02-17
Series Late Night with Seth Meyers Unknown 2014-02-24
Series Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Unknown 2014-04-27
Series The Fifth Estate Unknown 2014
Movie SNL Sports Spectacular Unknown 2014-01-30
Movie Terms and Conditions May Apply Unknown 2013-07-12
Movie The Internet Must Go Himself 2013-09-09
Series Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield Unknown 2013-08-12
Movie Split: A Deeper Divide Himself 2012-10-12
Series On the Verge Unknown 2011-11-16
Series A Football Life Unknown 2011-09-15
Movie Hot Coffee Himself 2011-06-17
Movie Saturday Night Live Backstage Unknown 2011-02-20
Movie Presidential Reunion Unknown 2010-03-03
Series Conan Unknown 2010-11-08
Movie Saturday Night Live Presents: Sports All-Stars Unknown 2010-01-31
Movie Dean and Me: Roadshow of an American Primary Himself 2009-07-01
Series Glenn Beck Unknown 2009
Movie Saturday Night Live Sports Extra '09 Unknown 2009-01-04
Movie Lord, Save Us from Your Followers Unknown 2008-10-24
Movie Split: A Divided America None 2008-04-01
Movie Manufacturing Dissent: Uncovering Michael Moore Unknown 2007-10-19
Movie Saturday Night Live in the '90s: Pop Culture Nation Himself / Various 2007-05-06
Movie Superman 50th Anniversary The Awesome Pair, formerly 'The Crimebusters' 2006-11-29
Series Mental Engineering Unknown 2006
Movie Al Franken: God Spoke Himself 2006-04-30
Movie Mr. Conservative: Goldwater on Goldwater Himself 2006-09-18
Movie Earth to America Himself 2005-11-20
Series The Young Turks Unknown 2005-12-12
Series Larry King Live Unknown 2005
Movie Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found Unknown 2005-11-13
Movie ESPN 100: The Top 100 Sports Moments of 2004 Himself 2005-01-01
Movie Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live Unknown 2005-02-20
Movie One Nice Thing Himself 2005-05-01
Series The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Movie Indian Point: Imagining the Unimaginable Unknown 2004
Series Book TV Unknown 2004
Series Mouthing Off: 51 Greatest Smartasses Unknown 2004
Movie There's Something About W None 2004-08-03
Series The Al Franken Show Unknown 2004-09-07
Movie The Manchurian Candidate Unknown 2004-07-30
Movie Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism Unknown 2004-07-13
Movie 101 Biggest Celebrity Oops Unknown 2004-03-02
Movie Bushisms Commentary 2004-09-09
Movie 101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments Unknown 2004-09-26
Movie The First Amendment Project: Fox vs. Franken Himself 2004-12-01
Movie How's Your News?: On the Campaign Trail Himself 2004-11-02
Movie Wellstone! Himself 2004-10-17
Movie Bush Family Fortunes: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy Unknown 2004-09-28
Series Tanner on Tanner Unknown 2004-10-05
Series The Belzer Connection Unknown 2003-09-09
Series Heroes of Jewish Comedy Unknown 2003
Series Real Time with Bill Maher Unknown 2003-02-21
Series Texas Monthly Talks Unknown 2003-04-03
Movie The Perfect Pitch Himself 2002-12-08
Series The Daily Buzz Unknown 2002-09-16
Series Last Call with Carson Daly Unknown 2002-01-08
Movie The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Chevy Chase Himself - Roaster 2002-12-01
Movie TV's Most Censored Moments Unknown 2002
Movie Harvard Man Unknown 2001-08-01
Series ESPN SportsCentury Unknown 2000
Series Clerks Unknown 2000-05-31
Series The Howard Stern Radio Show Unknown 2000
Movie The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Rob Reiner Himself 2000-11-01
Movie Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 2000 Himself 2000-11-05
Movie ABC 2000: The Millennium Unknown 1999-12-31
Movie SNL: 25 Years of Music Himself - Host 1985-1990 1999-09-01
Series Turn Ben Stein On Himself 1999-12-02
Series The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn Unknown 1999-03-31
Movie Saturday Night Live 25 Himself - Audience Member 1999-09-25
Series LateLine Al Freundlich 1998-03-17
Series From the Earth to the Moon Unknown 1998-04-05
Series Howard Stern Unknown 1997
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Series The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-12-15
Series 3rd Rock from the Sun Unknown 1996-01-09
Series The O'Reilly Factor Unknown 1996-10-07
Movie The 67th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1995-03-27
Movie Stuart Saves His Family Stuart Smalley 1995-04-12
Movie The Annual 1995 ShoWest Awards Himself - Presenter 1995-09-07
Series Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist Unknown 1995-05-28
Movie When a Man Loves a Woman Unknown 1994-05-13
Series Dennis Miller Live Unknown 1994-04-22
Movie The Best of John Belushi Unknown 1994-07-12
Movie The Best of Dan Aykroyd Unknown 1994-07-19
Series America Undercover Unknown 1993-09-06
Series Politically Incorrect Unknown 1993-07-25
Series Late Show with David Letterman Unknown 1993-08-30
Series The Chevy Chase Show Unknown 1993-09-07
Movie The 45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 1993-09-19
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie Indecision '92: The Democratic National Convention Himself - Anchor 1992-07-13
Movie Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash Unknown 1992-11-01
Movie Indecision '92: The Republican National Convention Himself - Anchor 1992-08-17
Series The Larry Sanders Show Unknown 1992-08-15
Movie Best of Saturday Night Live: Special Edition Himself 1992-03-04
Series Charlie Rose Unknown 1991-09-30
Movie MTV, Give Me Back My Life: A Harvard Lampoon Parody Various 1991-10-04
Movie Saturday Night Live: The Best of Robin Williams Unknown 1991-11-26
Movie Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary Unknown 1989-09-24
Movie The 40th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 1988-08-28
Series Biography Unknown 1987-04-06
Movie The Best of Chevy Chase Unknown 1987-01-01
Movie One More Saturday Night Paul Flum 1986-08-22
Movie Tab Lloyd: Investigative Reporter None 1985-06-05
Movie Ray Parker Jr.: Ghostbusters Unknown 1984-12-05
Series The New Show Unknown 1984-01-06
Series Jeopardy! Unknown 1984-09-10
Movie The Coneheads Unknown 1983
Movie Trading Places Unknown 1983-06-08
Series Late Night with David Letterman Unknown 1982-02-01
Movie Tunnel Vision Unknown 1982-03-29
Movie Grateful Dead: Dead Ahead Himself - Host 1981-10-05
Movie Steve Martin's Best Show Ever None 1981-11-25
Series Newsnight Unknown 1980-01-30
Movie Mr. Mike's Mondo Video Unknown 1979-09-21
Movie Bob & Ray, Jane, Laraine & Gilda (TV Special) Unknown 1979
Movie The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash Unknown 1978-03-22
Movie The Paul Simon Special Unknown 1977-12-08
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series ABC Late Night Unknown 1973
Series 60 Minutes Unknown 1968-09-24
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14