Taran Killam is a Nickelodeon veteran, he is one of the most successful performing artists to emerge from the movie theatre. As a passionate comic book reader, it is not surprising how productive he himself is as a writer.
American actor Taran Killam made his acting debut at the age of only 12 in Naked Gun and debuted on Broadway in 2017. Killam first became famous for his role in the Amanda Show.
Since his debut in the entertainment industry, he has starred in more than half a century of movies and television shows in the middle of a theatrical performance.
Taran Killam Biography
Taran Hourie Killam is an American actor, comedian, and author born on April 1, 1982, in Culver City, California, USA. He is an American of American nationality and mixed ethnicity – English, Irish, and Scots. He grew up alongside his brother Taylor Killam, and although he was born in Culver City, Taran spent most of his childhood at Bog Bear Lake in California.
Killam attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. After graduating from high school, he decided to study at the University of California, Los Angeles, which he did but never got a college degree, as he only spent one year at the school in 2000.
Taran Killam was only an adolescent when he made his acting debut. He made his first movie appearance in 1994, when he was only 12 years old, in the movie Naked Gun 33?: The Last Insult. His debut role in this film did not bring him much recognition, and he did not get as many leading roles in films as he did at that time.
However, he had to wait until the year 2000 to get the recognition that he longed for when the Amanda show premiered. He was only 18 years old when he appeared on the Nickelodeon TV show as Spaulding, a young teenager with a crush on Moody. His role on the TV show can be considered a success, as it brought him his well-deserved fame and helped him get big roles in other movies and TV shows. Taran appeared in 7 episodes of the show between 2000 and 2002.
At the age of 19, when he first appeared on MADtv, he appeared in 13 episodes of the show between 2001 and 2002. He was the youngest cast member on MADtv.
Killam was only the second Nickelodeon veteran to appear on Saturday Night Live when he appeared on the 36th season of the TV show on September 25, 2010, and he is also the only second cast member of Saturday Night Live to have appeared on MADtv before that. He has appeared in 126 episodes of SNL.
In 2013, Killam had a small appearance in Grown Ups 2 as a male cheerleader. In the same year, he was cast as Adam in The Heat. He also appeared in 2013 in 12 Years a Slave as Abram Hamilton.
The actor is a fan of the children’s animation film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and had a short appearance as Jim McNaughton in the film in 2014.
Among the many films and television shows he has appeared in is a play entitled Hamilton, in which he played the lead role in 2017. The play was his Broadway debut. His appearance in the play became possible after he replaced Rory O’Malley as King George III.
In 2012 he was nominated for a Gold Derby Award for his role in Saturday Night Live. He was also nominated for the same award in 2014, but this time for his role in 12 Years a Slave. His role in the film also earned him a nomination for the Film Critics Society awards.
In 2017 Taran Killam won a Visionary Filmmaker Award at the San Diego International Film Festival.
Taran Killam’s Wife (Cobie Smulders)
Taran has an eye for beauty, he shares a family with the Canadian artist Cobie Smulders. It is fascinating and amazing how close the couple’s birthdays are to each other. Killam is only two days older than his wife Cobie, yes you read it right, only two days.
She was born Jacoba Francisca Maria Cobie Smulders on April 3, 1982, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She was born to an English mother and a Dutch father. Like her husband, Cobie Smulders is an actress, actress, and model. She has acted in several popular films and is best known for her role in How I Met Your Mother as Robin Scherbatsky. Other popular series she has starred in include Smallville, a 2004 American television series in which she appeared as Shannon Bell in just one episode. She also had three-episode appearances in Marvel’s Agents of Shield as Maria Hill. Cobie repeated her role as Maria Hill in other consecutive Marvel series such as The Avengers in 2012, Captain America: The Winter Soldier in 2014, Avengers: Age of Ultron in 2015, and in the latest Marvel sequence film Avengers: Infinity War in the early months of 2018.
The Canadian beauty earned $225,000 per episode when she played the lead role in How I Met Your Mother, which was seen in 208 episodes between 2014 and 2015. Her net worth is 18 million dollars.
Killam and Cobie started their relationship in 2000, got engaged in 2009, and married on September 8, 2012, in Solvang, California.
Who are the Children of Killam and Cobie?
The couple has two children together, who are both girls. Their first daughter Shaelyn Cado Killam was born on May 16, 2009, three years before her parents married. In January 2015, the couple announced the birth of their second daughter, Janita Killam.
His Height and Body Measurement
Born with the zodiac sign of Aries, the Nickelodeon veteran is 1.85 m tall and his body weight is 76 kg. His wife Cobie is 1.73 m tall and weighs 64 kg. Taran has a pair of blue eyes and light blonde hair, while his wife, whose body measurements are 34-23-33, has a pair of blue eyes and dark brown hair.
Taran’s Net Worth
Of Killam’s earnings as an actor combined with his other source of income, as a writer and comedian, he is estimated to be worth $4 million, far less than his wife, who is worth $25 million.