Who is Will Forte?

Will Forte is an American actor, writer, producer, and comedian who has been actively involved in the field of entertainment from 1997 to date. He has spent over 20 years of his life in this industry and is known as one of the versatile actors. He is well known for his show ‘Saturday Night Live,’ where he is the writer, producer, and actor. Also, he is known for the film ‘MacGruber’ and the series ‘The Last Man on Earth.’ Initially, he was a writer and a comedian who performed many stand-up comedies show, and eventually, he stepped into acting. For his acting and writing skills, he has received prestigious nominations, awards, and accolades.

Quick Info
Full NameOrville Willis Forte IV
ProfessionActor, Writer, Producer, Comedian
Birth Date17th June 1970
Birth PlaceAlameda County, California
Star SignGemini
ParentsFather: Orville Willis Forte III
Mother: Patricia C
SisterMichelle Forte
FianceOlivia Modeling
Net Worth$14 million
Height5 feet and 7 inches (175cm/1.75m)
Weight70kg (154lbs)
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorGrey

Will Forte


Will’s actual name is Orville Willis Forte IV, and was born on 17th June 1970 in Alameda County, California. He was born to father Orville Willis Forte III, a financial broker, and to mother Patricia C, a former schoolteacher and an artist. He grew alongside his sister Michelle Forte. Presently, he is 50 years old with a Gemini horoscope.

Nationality and Physical Stats

As per nationality, Will is an American and is a devoted Christian. He belongs to white ethnicity and is of English, French-Canadian, Irish, Scottish, German, Swiss-German, and Dutch. Besides, he has an average body type standing at 5 feet and 7 inches (175cm/1.75m) tall and weighs around 70kg (154lbs). He has a pair of dark brown colored eyes with grey hair color.

Early Life/Education

Will Forte completed his high school studies at Acalanes High School in 1988. For his further studies, he attended the University of California, where he completed his degree in History. He went on to be one of the members of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, and moreover, he also attended the sketch comedy classes in Los Angeles at ‘The Groundlings.’


Early Career

Will Forte initially was a writer and comedian. He published and produced his own comic book named ‘101 Things to Definitely Not Do If You Want to Get a Chick’. He also performed comedy in the late-night talk show ‘Late Show with David Letterman’, which premiered on CBS Channel in 1997. Moreover, he also performed stand-up comedy at open mic event nights. As he was a good writer, he also became hired to write for ‘3rd Rock from the Sun’ in 1996, ‘The Jenny McCarthy Show’ in 1997, and ‘That 70’s Show’ in 1998. 

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Will Forte made his television appearance in the 2002 series ‘Clone High’ where he lent his voice to Abe Lincoln in thirteen episodes. He also was offered to join ‘Saturday Night Live’ from 2002 and performed various roles in this show. He appeared in a total of 157 episodes till 2010. Meanwhile, during those years, he appeared in other series in one or two episodes like ‘Campus Ladies,’ ‘Drawn Together,’ ‘Flight of the Conchords,’ ‘Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job,’ ’30 Rock,’ ‘How I Met Your Mother,’ ‘The Cleveland Show,’ ‘Conan’ and many more.

Likewise, he appeared in ‘Up All Night’ in 2011 and 2012, ‘The League’ in 2011 and 2015, ‘Comedy Bang! Bang!’ in 2012 and 2013, Drunk History’ in 2013, etc. Similarly, he has also lent voice for many characters in various series like ‘Bob’s Burgers,’ ‘The Simpsons,’ ‘Moonbeam City,’ ‘Lab Rats,’ ‘Alien News Desk’ and ‘The Shivering Truth.’

Will Forte Film

Talking about Will’s filmy career, he first landed his film debut in the 2004 film ‘Around the World in 80 Days.’ He became a cast in the 2006 film ‘Beerfest’ as Otto, ‘The Brothers Solomon’ in 2007, ‘Baby Mama’ in 2008 and ‘Fanboys,’ ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs’ in 2009. He also wrote and acted in the action comedy film ‘MacGruber,’ where he played the titular role. In between 2011 to 2015, he appeared in various films with different characters such as ‘A Good Old Fashioned Orgy,’ ‘Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie,’ ‘Grown Ups 2,’ ‘Life of Crime,’ ‘The Lego Movie’ as a voice cameo role, ‘Don Verdean,’ ‘Get Squirrely’ and ‘The Ridiculous 6.’

Moreover, in 2016 he became a part of a buddy action comedy film named ‘Keanu,’ where he portrayed Hulka. He also dubbed the English version of the film ‘My Life as a Courgette’ as Mr. Paul in 2017. He again reprised his cameo voice role in ‘The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part’ as Abraham Lincoln. The other films he was associated with within 2019 were ‘Extra Ordinary,’ ‘Booksmart,’ ‘Good Boy’ and ‘The Laundromat’. Recently, in 2020 he did ‘The Willoughbys’ as a voice actor, ‘Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics’ and ‘Scoob!’ as Shaggy Rigors.


Will Forte has been awarded St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award and National Board of Review Award under the category Best Supporting Actor in 2013. He has also been nominated for Primetime Emmy Award three times.

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Personal Life 

Will Forte previously dated actresses like Sarah Chalke in 2000, January Jones in 2015, and Jaimie Alexander in 2016. He recently engaged to Olivia Modeling in 2019.

Apart from this, he had suffered from OCD and have recovered now. Will is also recognized as one of the board members in the ‘National Policy and Advocacy Council on Homelessness.’


Will Forte is active in his Twitter account (@OrvilleIV), which have 200.2 thousand followers. He does not have an official Facebook account and an Instagram account.

Net Worth

Will Forte is an amazing actor, comedian, writer, and producer whose income comes from working in the entertainment industry. As of 2020, he has an estimated net worth of about $14 million.