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Taran Hourie Killam (born April 1, 1982 in Culver City, California) 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 one of two SNL cast members who was once a MADtv cast member (joining Jeff Richards, who was on both shows in the early 2000s and didn't last long on either of them). Killam is, along with Kenan Thompson, also an SNL cast member who got his start on a Nickelodeon kids' sketch show (for Killam, it's the All That spin-off The Amanda Show).

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.

Killiam has also worked on Broadway, appearing in Hamilton as King George and Lancelot in Spamalot.

He's married to Cobie Smulders, with whom he has two children.

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