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Will Arnett portrays the father of the Quagmire triplets in the Netflix adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Biography

Arnett was born in Toronto, Ontario, the son of Edith Alexandra "Alix" (née Palk) and Emerson James "Jim" Arnett, who was a corporate lawyer and brewer, among other occupations. His parents were originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, and he has roots on both sides of his family in Manitoba going back many generations. Arnett has two older sisters and a younger brother. His father, a graduate of Harvard University and corporate lawyer, served as the president and CEO of Molson Breweries from 1997 to 2000.

Arnett briefly attended Lakefield College School in Lakefield, Ontario, but was asked not to return after a semester for being a troublemaker. The Subway Academy II allowed him to take theatre classes at the Tarragon Theatre. He eventually graduated from Leaside High School and attended Concordia University, Montreal for one semester, but dropped out. As a teenager, he was encouraged by his mother to pursue an acting career. He auditioned for commercials in Toronto and enjoyed acting. In 1990, he moved to New York City to study acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. He appeared in plays in New York and his first acting role was in Felicity Huffman's independent film Erie, which was filmed on the Erie Canal.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Ed's Next Move Weather Video Guy
1996 Close Up Dave
1997 The Broken Giant Ezra Caton
1998 Southie Whitey
1998 Weekend Getaway Chuck Short
1999 The Waiting Game Lenny
2000 The Acting Class Will Bennett
2001 Series 7: The Contenders Narrator  Voice
2001 Loomis
2003 Undefeated Scott Green's Assistant
2004 Despacito Pauli Short
2004 Soundtracks Live Grandpa Fred
2005 The Great New Wonderful Danny
2005 Monster-in-Law Kit
2006 Wristcutters: A Love Story Messiah
2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown Lone Gunslinger Voice
2006 RV Todd Mallory
2006 Let's Go to Prison Nelson Biederman IV
2006 All-Star American Destiny Trek TJ Cooter Voice

Short

2007 Grindhouse Announcer  Voice
2007 Blades of Glory Stranz Van Waldenberg
2007 Don't Voice

Short

2007 On Broadway Tom
2007 Ratatouille Horst  Voice
2007 Hot Rod Jonathan Ault
2007 The Brothers Solomon John Solomon
2007 The Comebacks Mailman
2008 Semi-Pro Lou Redwood
2008 Horton Hears a Who! Vlad  Voice
2008 The Rocker Lex
2008 Bang Blow & Stroke Lex Short
2009 Spring Breakdown Ted
2009 Brief Interviews with Hideous Men Subject #11
2009 Monsters vs. Aliens The Missing Link  Voice
2009 Eva Adams Adam Evanston
2009 G-Force Kip Killian
2009 B.O.B.'s Big Break The Missing Link Voice

Short

2009 Monsters vs Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space The Missing Link Voice

Short

2009 When in Rome Antonio
2010 Jonah Hex Lieutenant Grass
2010 Despicable Me Mr. Perkins  Voice
2010 The Secret World of Arrietty Pod  English Version

Voice

2011 Beastie Boys: Fight for Your Right Revisited Biz Man Short
2011 Beastie Boys: Make Some Noise Biz Man Short
2012 Men in Black 3 Agent AA Uncredited
2012 Sesame Street: Elmo's Magic Numbers Max the Magician
2014 The Nut Job Surly Voice
2014 The Lego Movie Batman / Bruce Wayne Voice
2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vern Fenwick
2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Vern Fenwick
2016 Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Main CMZ Reporter
2016 The World's Biggest Asshole Narrator Voice
2016 The Toycracker: A Mini-Musical Spectaculuar Batman Voice

Uncredited

2017 The Lego Batman Movie Batman  Voice
2017 Batmersive VR Experience Batman Voice

Short

2017 Dark Hoser Batman Voice

Short

2017 Cooking with Alfred Batman Voice

Short

2017 Batman Is Just Not That Into You Batman Voice

Short

2017 The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature Surly  Voice
2017 Show Dogs Frank
2018 Teen Titans GO! to the Movies Slade Voice
2018 Emmet's Holiday Party: A Lego Movie Short Batman Voice

Short

2019 The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part Batman Voice
2022 The Lego Batman Movie 2 Batman / Bruce Wayne Voice
2020 Rumble Voice

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Sex and the City Jack One Episode
1999 The Mike O'Malley Show Jimmy
2000 Third Watch Kenny One Episode
2001 Boston Public Hand Salesman One Episode
2002 Yes, Dear Bobby One Episode
2002 The Sopranos Mike Waldrup
2002 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Tony Damon One Episode
2004 Will & Grace Artemus Johnson One Episode
2005 Danny Phantom Ghost Writer  Voice

One Episode

2005 Odd Job Jack Tiberius McKorkindale Voice
2006 Freak Show Duncan Schiesst Voice
2007 King of the Hill Portis  Voice

One Episode

2008 Sesame Street Max the Magician One Episode
2009 Delocated TV Announcer  Voice
2009 Sit Down, Shut Up Ennis Hofftard / Hot Dog Vendor Voice
2009 Comedy Showcase Brent Wilts One Episode
2010 Parks and Recreation Chris One Episode
2011 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Brett Favre One Episode
2011 The Office Fred Henry One Episode
2010–2011 Running Wilde Steve Wilde
2012 Comedy Bang! Bang! Dale One Episode
2012 The Cleveland Show General Richter Voice

One Episode

2011–2012 Up All Night Chris Brinkley
2007-2013 30 Rock Devon Banks
2013 The ArScheerio Paul Show Bill Clinton One Episode
2013–2014 The Millers Nathan Miller
2014 The Simpsons Deputy Director Gratman  Voice

One Episode

2014 Wander Over Yonder Ryder Voice

One Episode

2013-2015 The Millers Nathan Miller
2010–2016 The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret Brent Wilts
2016 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Kitty Voice

Uncredited One Episode

2017 A Series of Unfortunate Events Father
2016–2017 Flaked Chip
2017 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Documentary Narrator

Voice

One Episode

2017 The Magic School Bus Rides Again Galapagos Gil Voice

One Episode

2017 Hot Date Sam Keurig One Episode
2018 The Guest Book Rob One Episode
2019 Unikitty! Batman / Batkitty One Episode
2003–06, 2013 Arrested Development Gob Bluth
2019 Riviera Jeff
2014–present BoJack Horseman BoJack Horseman  Voice
2019 The First Team
Video games
Year Title Voice role
2009 Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard Matt Hazard
2009 Monsters vs. Aliens The Missing Link
2009 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Additional Voice Talent
2014 The LEGO Movie Videogame Batman
2015 Lego Dimensions Batman (The LEGO Movieversion)

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