Taran Killam
Taran Killam
as Will

Actor Biography

Throughout the course of his career, Taran Killam has established himself as one of today's most versatile actors. He can next be seen in Universal's upcoming blockbuster comedy Night School, playing the school's principal, opposite Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish.


Additionally, Killam stars in the upcoming television comedy Single Parents, which will debut this fall on ABC. He plays a single father who joins a group of single parents as they lean on each other to help raise their children and maintain a semblance of a personal life outside of parenthood. Leighton Meester, Brad Garrett, Kimrie Lewis and Jake Choi round out the cast. Killam most recently starred in the action-comedy Killing Gunther, which he also wrote, produced and directed. Killing Gunther was released theatrically in October 2017 and starred Cobie Smulders, Bobby Moynihan and Hannah Simone.

He was recently seen on stage as King George III in Lin-Manuel Miranda's award-winning Broadway hit Hamilton at Richard Rodgers Theatre. Although Hamilton was Killam's Broadway debut, he has appeared Off-Broadway in the City Center Encores! presentation of Little Shop of Horrors as Orin Scrivello, opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Ellen Greene in 2015.


Killam's previous feature film credits include 12 Years a Slave, The Heat, All Nighter, Grown Ups 2, My Best Friend's Girl, Big Fat Liar, Just Married, Epic Movie and Brother Nature, which he co-wrote with Mikey Day.


On television, Killam was perhaps best-known for his scene-stealing work as a series regular on Saturday Night Live for six seasons. He has also appeared on How I Met Your Mother, Community, Scrubs, New Girl, Drunk History, AP Bio, MADtv and the Disney Channel Original Movie Stuck in the Suburbs. Killam voiced the lead in the PBS series Nature Cat, as well as multiple characters in the animated film Underdogs.


Originally from Culver City and Big Bear Lake, California, Killam graduated from Los Angeles High School for the Arts and attended UCLA in 2000.