Will Arnett Biography
Born: May 05, 1970
Date of Birth: May 5, 1970
Will Arnett grew up in Toronto, Canada. Having decided on a career in show business, he moved to New York City, where he was a struggling actor who made his film debut in Close Up (1996), produced by New York's School of the Visual Arts.
Various roles in other small budget films followed before Will got his first break with a guest appearance on Sex and the City. A regular role on The Mike O'Malley Show brought him more recognition, and soon he was landing guest spots on shows such as Boston Public, The Sopranos, Will & Grace, Law & Order: SVU and The Third Watch.
In 2003, Will became a household name when he landed the regular role of unemployed magician George Oscar Bluth II on Fox TV's critically acclaimed show, Arrested Development. The breakthrough led him to starring roles in feature films such as R.V. (2006) with Robin Williams and Let's Go to Prison (2006) with Dax Shepard.
Will also appeared in the box office hit Blades of Glory (2007) with his second wife, actress/Saturday Night Live star Amy Poehler (they have since filed for divorce), Will Ferrell and Jon Heder, and the action flick Jonah Hex (2010), opposite Josh Brolin and John Malkovich, as well as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) opposite Megan Fox.
In 2016, Will joins forces with Andy Samberg and Sarah Silverman in the comedy Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping. He'll also appear in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. In 2017, he lent his voice to The Lego Batman Movie and The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature. In 2019, he returned to voice Lego Batman in the animated sequel The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019).
In his spare time, Will, who collects hockey jerseys, enjoys rooting for the Toronto Maple Leafs. He divides his time between Los Angeles and New York.