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Will Arnett is a comedic actor known for his roles in "Arrested Development," "30 Rock," "Bojack Horseman" & "The Lego Movie"

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Will Arnett was born on May 4, 1970, in Toronto, Canada, to Alexandra Arnett and E. James Arnett. The Arnett family enjoyed relative financial luxury; Will's father worked as corporate lawyer who later became president and CEO of Molson Breweries. Arnett has two older twin sisters and a younger brother. As a child he attended French-speaking schools and played hockey (he remains a fan of the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs).

A troublemaker in his youth, Arnett was sent at age 12 to an all-boys boarding school where, he recalled, "I was constantly caught smoking. You had to chop wood if you got caught smoking, so I was always chopping wood. It was a very outdoorsy school." He was asked to leave when he was 16. His mother suggested that he channel his energies into acting, and as a teenager he began auditioning for commercials in Toronto. After graduating from high school and completing a semester at Concordia University in Montreal, Will Arnett dropped out of school and, in 1990, moved to New York City to pursue a career as a dramatic actor.

Arnett struggled professionally for the next decade, interspersing bit parts (in one particular career highlight at the time, he played a suitor addicted to public sex on "Sex and the City") with voice-over work and pilots for doomed sitcoms. It was a frustrating period for Arnett, who became depressed and started abusing alcohol. An epiphany in the summer of 2000 ended his funk: "I realized that I wasn't going anywhere, and that I needed to kind of get my life on track," he said. "Laid the bottle down and got to work."

Six months later, he began dating comedian Amy Poehler. Arnett was briefly married to actress Penelope Ann Miller from 1994 and 1995, and lived with actress Missy Yager for four years after that. But Poehler, he said, was "the best thing that's ever happened to me." The couple married in 2003.

Arnett moved from Los Angeles back to New York after Poehler was hired by "Saturday Night Live" and did a series of television guest spots: as a dancer on "Will and Grace," a pedophilic travel agent on "Law & Order," and an FBI agent on "The Sopranos." His big break came in 2003, when he was asked to audition for the part of G.O.B. --pronounced "Jobe" -- on a new show called "Arrested Development." Arnett initially turned down the job -- he had been fired from his last pilot and had sworn them off completely. His agent insisted, however, and Arnett traveled to L.A. to read for the role with Jason Bateman, David Cross and the rest of the ensemble cast.

"And right from moment one, it just felt really right," Arnett said.

"Arrested Development" aired for three seasons on Fox, becoming a critical hit with a fanatically devoted cult following. Arnett received an Emmy nomination in 2006 for his portrayal of G.O.B., a washed-up magician whose arrogance outstripped his intellect.

Following his iconic role on Arrested Development, Arnett landed starring parts in comic movies like "Let's Go to Prison," "Blades of Glory" (in which he and Poehler played a brother-sister skating pair) and "Semi-Pro" with Will Ferrell. He was nominated for an Emmy for his guest spot as a scheming television executive on the sitcom "30 Rock." Arnett also lent his distinctive gravelly voice to voice-over work in "Monsters vs. Aliens" and the sitcom "Sit Down, Shut Up."

In 2011, Arnett returned to series television with "Up All Night." He and actress Christina Applegate played new parents on this popular sitcom that ran for two seasons. Arnett reprised his most famous role in "Arrested Development" for a fourth season of the show, available through Netflix in May 2013.

Since then, Arnett has been in recognized for his voice work in popular television show, "Bojack Horseman" as the titular character, and as Batman in the "Lego Movie."

Arnett and Poehler divorced in 2016. The couple has two children, sons Archie and Abel.

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    According to Us Weekly, Will is romancing interior designer Elizabeth Law. The news comes on the heels of Arnett finalizing his divorce with Amy Poehler last ...

  • Will Arnett intertwines addiction and comedy in "Flaked"

    Toronto-born actor Will Arnett is best known for his manic performances in shows like Arrested Development of 30 Rock. But his new show, Flaked, is offering up a darker kind of comedy. His character Chip is the go-to guy for life advice in Venice, Calif. He's been sober a decade, rides his bike everywhere, and makes a living as an artisan furniture maker.

  • Watch the first trailer for Flaked, Will Arnett's new Netflix comedy

    After the success of Bojack Horseman, Will Arnett is once again teaming up with Netflix for Flaked, a new comedy that will arrive on the streaming service on March 11th. Arnett plays Chip, a furniture maker who moves to Venice, California to escape his addictions, make friends, and get his life back on track.

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Will Arnett

Will Arnett is a comedic actor known for his roles in "Arrested Development," "30 Rock," "Bojack Horseman" & "The Lego Movie"

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Will Arnett Biography

Will Arnett was born on May 4, 1970, in Toronto, Canada, to Alexandra Arnett and E. James Arnett. The Arnett family enjoyed relative financial luxury; Will's father worked as corporate lawyer who later became president and CEO of Molson Breweries. Arnett has two older twin sisters and a younger brother. As a child he attended French-speaking schools and played hockey (he remains a fan of the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs).

A troublemaker in his youth, Arnett was sent at age 12 to an all-boys boarding school where, he recalled, "I was constantly caught smoking. You had to chop wood if you got caught smoking, so I was always chopping wood. It was a very outdoorsy school." He was asked to leave when he was 16. His mother suggested that he channel his energies into acting, and as a teenager he began auditioning for commercials in Toronto. After graduating from high school and completing a semester at Concordia University in Montreal, Will Arnett dropped out of school and, in 1990, moved to New York City to pursue a career as a dramatic actor.

Arnett struggled professionally for the next decade, interspersing bit parts (in one particular career highlight at the time, he played a suitor addicted to public sex on "Sex and the City") with voice-over work and pilots for doomed sitcoms. It was a frustrating period for Arnett, who became depressed and started abusing alcohol. An epiphany in the summer of 2000 ended his funk: "I realized that I wasn't going anywhere, and that I needed to kind of get my life on track," he said. "Laid the bottle down and got to work."

Six months later, he began dating comedian Amy Poehler. Arnett was briefly married to actress Penelope Ann Miller from 1994 and 1995, and lived with actress Missy Yager for four years after that. But Poehler, he said, was "the best thing that's ever happened to me." The couple married in 2003.

Arnett moved from Los Angeles back to New York after Poehler was hired by "Saturday Night Live" and did a series of television guest spots: as a dancer on "Will and Grace," a pedophilic travel agent on "Law & Order," and an FBI agent on "The Sopranos." His big break came in 2003, when he was asked to audition for the part of G.O.B. --pronounced "Jobe" -- on a new show called "Arrested Development." Arnett initially turned down the job -- he had been fired from his last pilot and had sworn them off completely. His agent insisted, however, and Arnett traveled to L.A. to read for the role with Jason Bateman, David Cross and the rest of the ensemble cast.

"And right from moment one, it just felt really right," Arnett said.

"Arrested Development" aired for three seasons on Fox, becoming a critical hit with a fanatically devoted cult following. Arnett received an Emmy nomination in 2006 for his portrayal of G.O.B., a washed-up magician whose arrogance outstripped his intellect.

Following his iconic role on Arrested Development, Arnett landed starring parts in comic movies like "Let's Go to Prison," "Blades of Glory" (in which he and Poehler played a brother-sister skating pair) and "Semi-Pro" with Will Ferrell. He was nominated for an Emmy for his guest spot as a scheming television executive on the sitcom "30 Rock." Arnett also lent his distinctive gravelly voice to voice-over work in "Monsters vs. Aliens" and the sitcom "Sit Down, Shut Up."

In 2011, Arnett returned to series television with "Up All Night." He and actress Christina Applegate played new parents on this popular sitcom that ran for two seasons. Arnett reprised his most famous role in "Arrested Development" for a fourth season of the show, available through Netflix in May 2013.

Since then, Arnett has been in recognized for his voice work in popular television show, "Bojack Horseman" as the titular character, and as Batman in the "Lego Movie."

Arnett and Poehler divorced in 2016. The couple has two children, sons Archie and Abel.

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  • How to book Will Arnett?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Will Arnett for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Will Arnett, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Will Arnett or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Will Arnett?

    Booking fees for Will Arnett, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Will Arnett, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Will Arnett?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Will Arnett for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Will Arnett for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Will Arnett or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Will Arnett or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Will Arnett is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Will Arnett for your event is available upon request. Will Arnett generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Kunal Nayyar, Robert De Niro, Greg Kinnear, Eric Stonestreet and Jason Sudeikis. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Will Arnett for an upcoming event.

Will Arnett Speaker Videos

  • Will Arnett interview 2016 Alan Carr Chatty Man
    'The LEGO Batman Movie' Will Arnett Interview – COMIC CON 2016 ...
  • The Millers - 2013 Fall Preview

Will Arnett News

  • Megan Fox Calls Out Will Arnett for Bringing Various Young ...

    The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-stars just released the latest installment of the action-figure franchise, so the extensive time they've spent together have led  ...

  • Will Arnett News and Photos | Perez Hilton

    According to Us Weekly, Will is romancing interior designer Elizabeth Law. The news comes on the heels of Arnett finalizing his divorce with Amy Poehler last ...

  • Will Arnett intertwines addiction and comedy in "Flaked"

    Toronto-born actor Will Arnett is best known for his manic performances in shows like Arrested Development of 30 Rock. But his new show, Flaked, is offering up a darker kind of comedy. His character Chip is the go-to guy for life advice in Venice, Calif. He's been sober a decade, rides his bike everywhere, and makes a living as an artisan furniture maker.

  • Watch the first trailer for Flaked, Will Arnett's new Netflix comedy

    After the success of Bojack Horseman, Will Arnett is once again teaming up with Netflix for Flaked, a new comedy that will arrive on the streaming service on March 11th. Arnett plays Chip, a furniture maker who moves to Venice, California to escape his addictions, make friends, and get his life back on track.

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