Taran Killam is a Nickelodeon veteran, he is one of the most successful performing artists to have emerged from the movie theatre. A passionate comic book reader, it is not surprising how prolific writer he is himself.
The American performer Taran Killam made his debut in acting when he was only 12 years old, in Naked Gun, and made his Broadway debut in 2017. Killam first achieved fame for his role in the Amanda Show.
Since he made his debut in the entertainment business, he has gone on to feature in over half a century of films and TV shows, amidst a theatre performance.
Taran Killam Biography
Taran Hourie Killam is an American actor, comedian, and author born on April 1, 1982, in Culver City, California, U.S. He is American by nationality and of mixed ethnicity- English, Irish and Scottish. He was raised alongside his brother, Taylor Killam and although he was born in Culver City, Taran spent most of his childhood days at Bog Bear Lake in California.
Killam went to Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. After he graduated from high school, he opted to study at the University of California, Los Angeles, which he did but never got to complete his studies in college, spending just a year in the school back in 2000.
Taran Killam was only an adolescent when he made his acting debut. He made his first film appearance in 1994, when he was only 12 years old, in the film Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult. He didn’t command much recognition from his debut role in the film, and also didn’t pick up major roles in films as at the time.
However, he had to wait till the year 2000 to get the recognition he very well craved for, when the Amanda show premiered. He was only 18 when he featured in the Nickelodeon TV show as Spaulding, a young teen who had a crush on Moody. His role in the TV show can be termed as a success as it earned him his well-deserved fame and helped him land major roles in other films and TV shows. Taran featured in 7 episodes of the show between 2000 to 2002.
At the age 19, when he first made an appearance in MADtv, he featured in the TV show in 13 episodes between 2001 and 2002. He was the youngest cast member on MADtv.
Killam became only the second Nickelodeon veteran to make an appearance on Saturday Night Live when he featured in the 36th season of the TV show on September 25, 2010, also he is the only second Saturday Night Live cast member who had previously featured in MADtv. He featured in 126 episodes of SNL.
In 2013, Killam made a minor appearance in Grown Ups 2 as a male cheerleader. In the same year, he was cast as Adam in The Heat. He also featured in 12 Years a Slave as Abram Hamilton in 2013.
The actor is a lover of the animated kiddies film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and in 2014 he made a brief appearance in the film as Jim McNaughton.
Amongst the host of films and TV shows he has featured in is a theatre play which he starred in 2017, titled Hamilton. The theatre play was his debut in Broadway. His appearance in the theatre play was made possible after he replaced Rory O’Malley as King George III.
In 2012, he was nominated for the Gold Derby Award for his role in Saturday Night Live. He also got nominated in the same Award in 2014 but this time for his role in 12 Years a Slave. His part in the film also got him nominated for the Film Critics Society Awards.
In 2017, Taran Killam won an award at the San Diego international film festival for the Visionary Filmmaker Award.
Taran Killam’s Wife (Cobie Smulders)
Taran does have an eye for beauty, he shares a family with Canadian performer Cobie Smulders. It is fascinating and astonishing how close the couple’s dates of birth are. Killam is just two days older than his wife Cobie, yes you read it correctly, just two days.
She was born as Jacoba Francisca Maria Cobie Smulders on April 3, 1982, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She was born of an English mother and a Dutch father. Like her husband, Cobie is also a performer, she is an actress and a model. She has featured in several popular films and is most recognizably known for the role she played in How I Met Your Mother as Robin Scherbatsky. Other popular series she featured include Smallville, a 2004 American TV series where she featured in just one episode as Shannon Bell. She also made three episode appearances in Marvel’s Agents of Shield as Maria Hill. Cobie reprised her role as Maria Hill in other Marvel sequential series like The Avengers in 2012, Captain America: The Winter Soldier in 2014, Avengers: Age of Ultron in 2015 and in the latest Marvel sequential film Avengers: Infinity War in the early months of 2018.
The Canadian beauty earned $225,000 per episode when she played the role of the main cast in How I met your mother between 2014 and 2015, featuring in 208 episodes. Her net worth stands at $18million.
Killam and Cobie started dating way back in 2000, they got engaged in 2009 and then got married on September 8, 2012, in Solvang, Calif.
Who are the Children of Killam and Cobie?
The couple has two kids together, both of which are girls. Their first daughter Shaelyn Cado Killam was born on May 16, 2009, three years before her parents got 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 Aries, the Nickelodeon Veteran is 1.85m tall and his body weight is 76 kg. His wife Cobie stands at 1.73m in height and she weighs 64 kg. Taran has a pair of blue eyes and Light blonde hair color while his wife whose body measurement is 34-23-33 has a pair of blue eyes and dark brown hair color.
Taran’s Net Worth
From Killam’s earning as an actor combined with his other source of income, as an author and a comedian, he is worth an estimated $4million, way lesser than his wife who is worth $25 million.