Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Hot Nerd of the Week: Will Arnett!

Okay, okay, I admit, this one is a bit of a reach, however, he has greatly contributed to nerd culture (in addition to being one of my favorite people ever), so he gets a shout out.

Will Arnett was born in Toronto in 1970. He attended a variety of different schools where he learned French, and engaged in theater programs. After high school, his mother encouraged him to take up a career in acting, so at 20, Will moved to NYC to attend the Lea Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.

After a few career setbacks with unsuccessful shows, Arnett's breakthrough came in 2003 when he was cast to play Gob on the cult TV show "Arrested Development". His comedic timing mixed with narcissism made Gob one of the most lovable (and most quoted) characters on the show.

After "Arrested Development" ended, Arnett recurring roles, as well as a few bit roles in other popular television shows. "The Sopranos", "30 Rock", "King of the Hill" and "Parks and Recreation" to name a few. He also stars in the IGN television show "The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret" on IFC with his "Arrested" co-star David Cross.

Will has taken roles in quite a few nerdy movies as well. Movies like "Ratatouille" with Patton Oswald, "Monsters vs. Aliens", and "Jonah Hex". There are a whole bunch of other movies that I LOVE that he's been in as well, but I don't think anyone loves the movie "Lets Go to Prison" quite the way I do.

In 2005, Will married funnywoman Amy Poehler (whom he starred in "Blades of Glory" with), and the couple just welcomed their second child into the world. I can imagine that these two have quite the awesome household.

Good looks, great comedic timing, and a huge roll in one of the biggest cult TV shows of all time makes Will Arnett this week's Hot Nerd.

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