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American comedian
Tim Robinson
Born (1981-05-23) May 23, 1981 (age 41)

Detroit, Michigan, US
Occupation
  • Comedian
  • actor
  • writer
  • producer
Years active 1990s–present
Spouse
Heather Robinson

(m 2006)

Children 2

Tim Robinson (born May 23, 1981) is an American comedian, actor, writer and producer He is best known for co-creating, co-writing and starring in the Comedy Central series Detroiters (2017–2018) and the Netflix series I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson (2019–present), and for his work as a writer and performer on Saturday Night Live (2012–2014)

Early life

Robinson was born in Detroit on May 23, 1981, the son of a mother who worked for Chrysler and a father who worked in construction His parents divorced, and he grew up with two fathers, one of whom was Jewish and celebrated Hanukkah with Robinson He grew up in the nearby towns of Clarkston and Waterford, graduating from Clarkston High School in 2000 As a teenager, he saw a live Second City comedy performance in Chicago, after which he started taking weekend improv classes at Second City Detroit After high school, he pursued a comedy career while supporting himself with odd jobs, such as working in a toy store and teaching improv classes

Career

Robinson toured with Second City Detroit’s touring company, then joined Second City Chicago He has also performed at the iO Theater and Just for Laughs He filmed a 2011 television pilot for Comedy Central called My Mans, but the show was not picked up by the network In 2012, he was cast as a series regular in the unaired CBS sitcom Friend Me In September 2012, he made his debut as a featured performer on Saturday Night Live A year later, it was announced that he would work on the writing staff rather than continue being a performer, making him the second SNL cast member (after Brian Doyle-Murray) to go from performer to staff writer and the first SNL performer to become a writer after originally being cast solely as a performer His celebrity impressions on the show included Ben Bailey and Bill Cowher, and he also portrayed the reoccurring character Carl, an elderly retail worker who would always get insulted by Niff (Bobby Moynihan) and Dana (Cecily Strong)

Robinson has appeared twice on late-night NBC talk show Late Night with Seth Meyers as Dale, who acts as host Seth Meyers’ “emergency sidekick” His first appearance was during the “Next Week’s News” sketch on February 28, 2014, and his second appearance was during the “Celebrity Drunk Texts” sketch on April 8, 2014 In 2016, he wrote and appeared in his own episode of the sketch comedy show Netflix Presents: The Characters He is also the co-creator and co-star of Detroiters, along with fellow Detroit native and frequent collaborator Sam Richardson The show premiered on Comedy Central in February 2017 In April 2017, he guest starred on Fox’s Making History as Al Capone

In 2018, Netflix green-lit I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson, a sketch comedy series created by and starring Robinson and produced by the members of The Lonely Island It premiered in April 2019 and received critical acclaim, as did its second season, which premiered in July 2021

In 2022, Robinson won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series for his work on I Think You Should Leave

Personal life

Robinson began dating Heather, who later became an electrical engineer for Chrysler, when the two were teenagers in high school They were married in September 2006, and have a son and daughter together They live in Los Angeles

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role
2016 Brother Nature Ben Franklin
2020 An American Pickle Prosecuting Attorney
2022 Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers Ugly Sonic (voice)
2022 Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm Fraptaculan (Fraptaculan Tim) (voice)

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Friend Me Sully Unaired pilot
2012–2016 Saturday Night Live Various Characters 68 episodes
Writer
2013–2014 The Awesomes Various Characters 2 episodes
2014 Comedy Bang! Bang! Al Sorbinstein Episode: “Craig Robinson Wears a Bordeaux Button Down & Dark Jeans”
2014 Late Night with Seth Meyers Dale / Timmy the Late Night Superfan 3 episodes
Uncredited
2015–2019 Documentary Now! Young Barnabas Scott / Rick Kenmore 2 episodes
2016 The Characters Various Characters Episode: “Tim Robinson”
2017 Man Seeking Woman Paranormal Investigator Episode: “hot boi skater”
2017 Michael Bolton’s Big, Sexy Valentine’s Day Special Chef Roy Variety special
2017 Making History Al Capone 2 episodes
2017–2018 Detroiters Tim Cramblin 20 episodes
Co-creator, co-writer, executive producer
2019 Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell Lip Licker Episode: “Five-Card Duds”
2019–2020 Our Cartoon President Brett Kavanaugh (voice) 8 episodes
2019–present I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson Various Characters 12 episodes
Co-creator, co-writer, executive producer
2020 Star Trek: Lower Decks Ensign Fletcher (voice) Episode: “Terminal Provocations”
2020–2021 Big City Greens Gregly (voice) 4 episodes
2021 Solar Opposites Peter (voice) Episode: “The Apple Pencil Pro”
2021 Teenage Euthanasia Uncle Pete (voice) 7 episodes
2021 Ten Year Old Tom Plumber (voice) Episode: “The Principal is Banging My Mom / Elderly Gerbil”
2022 Middlemost Post Gum (voice) Episode: “Inside Angus”

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