Taran Hourie Killam (born April 1, 1982) is an American actor, writer, and comedian.
He's perhaps best known for his appearances in sketch comedy series. Prior to starring on Saturday Night Live for six years, he was seen in similar shows like The Amanda Show, Wild 'n Out, and MADtv, which makes him the only comedian to appear on both SNL and MAD in their careers.
He has many acting credits in film and television. He's starred in everything from the Disney Channel Original Movie Stuck in the Suburbs to 12 Years a Slave, and SNL has given him lots of retroactive recognition for it.
Although he's not on SNL anymore, he's set to appear in Hamilton as King George on Broadway.
He's married to actress Cobie Smulders, with whom he shares two children.
- The Amanda Show (2000 — 2002) as Spaulding
- MADtv (2001 — 2002) as himself / various characters
- Big Fat Liar (2002) as Bret Callaway
- Scrubs (2009) as Jimmy
- Saturday Night Live (2010 — 2016) as himself / various characters
- 12 Years a Slave (2013) as Abram Hamilton
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) as Jim McNaughton
- Nature Cat (2015 — present) as Nature Cat (voice)