Al Franken

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Alan Stuart Franken is an American comedian, politician, media personality, and author who served as a United States senator from Minnesota from 2009 to 2018. He became well known in the 1970s and 1980s as a staff writer and performer on the television comedy show Saturday Night Live. After decades as a comedic actor and writer, he became a prominent... read more

Alan Stuart Franken is an American comedian, politician, media personality, and author who served as a United States senator from Minnesota from 2009 to 2018. He became well known in the 1970s and 1980s as a staff writer and performer on the television comedy show Saturday Night Live. After decades as a comedic actor and writer, he became a prominent liberal political activist, hosting The Al Franken Show on Air America Radio.

Birth Name

Alan Stuart Franken

Born

Monday, 21 May 1951

Actor Filmography

The ReidOut Self - Guest 2020
Biography: Chris Farley - Anything for a Laugh 2019
Love, Gilda Self 2018
I Love You, America Himself - Guest (as Senator Al Franken) 2017
Zero Weeks Himself (archive footage) 2017
The Words That Built America Himself 2017
Long Strange Trip - The Untold Story of The Grateful Dead Himself 2017
The History of Comedy Self 2017
For the Record Himself 2017
Newtown Himself (archive footage) 2016
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

The ReidOut Self - Guest 2020
Biography: Chris Farley - Anything for a Laugh 2019
Love, Gilda Self 2018
I Love You, America Himself - Guest (as Senator Al Franken) 2017
Zero Weeks Himself (archive footage) 2017
The Words That Built America Himself 2017
Long Strange Trip - The Untold Story of The Grateful Dead Himself 2017
The History of Comedy Self 2017
For the Record Himself 2017
Newtown Himself (archive footage) 2016
Chelsea Himself (as Senator Al Franken) 2016
The Eighties Himself (archive footage) 2016
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee Self - Special Guest 2016
MTP Daily Self 2015
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Self (as Senator Al Franken) 2015
Live from New York! Himself - Featuring 2015
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Self - Senator 2014
Late Night with Seth Meyers Self (as Senator Al Franken) 2014
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Self - Convention Speech 2014
The Internet Must Go Himself 2013
Terms And Conditions May Apply Himself - Senator, Minnesota (archive footage) 2013
The Lead with Jake Tapper Self (as Sen. Al Franken) 2013
On the Verge Himself - Guest 2011
Erin Burnett OutFront Self 2011
A Football Life - Joe Greene Self 2011
Hot Coffee Himself 2011
9/11 Truth: Hollywood Speaks Out Himself (archive footage) 2011
Conan Himself - Guest (as Senator Al Franken), Himself - Guest, Himself - New York City Citizenship Test 2010
Overheard with Evan Smith Self - interviewee 2010
Joe Rogan Experience Himself (archive footage) 2009
State of the Union with Jake Tapper Self 2009
Lord, Save Us from Your Followers Himself 2008
Andrea Mitchell Reports Himself 2008
Split: A Deeper Divide Self 2008
Morning Joe Self (as Sen. Al Franken), Self 2007
Manufacturing Dissent Self 2007
Al Franken: God Spoke Himself 2006
The Colbert Report Himself 2005
Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found Himself 2005
The First Amendment Project: Fox vs. Franken Himself 2004
Wellstone! Himself 2004
Tanner on Tanner Himself 2004
Indian Point: Imagining the Unimaginable Himself 2004
Bushisms Commentary 2004
The Manchurian Candidate TV Commentator 2004
Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War On Journalism Himself (archive footage) 2004
The Belzer Connection Himself 2003
Anderson Cooper 360° Self (as Sen. Al Franken) 2003
Texas Monthly Talks Himself - Interviewee 2003
Real Time with Bill Maher Self - Guest, Self, Self (archive footage) 2003
Jimmy Kimmel Live! Himself (as Sen. Al Franken) 2003
Last Call with Carson Daly Himself - Guest 2002
Harvard Man Himself 2001
Clerks Mayor McCheese 2000
Turn Ben Stein On Himself 1999
From the Earth to the Moon Jerome Weisner 1998
LateLine Al Freundlich 1998
The View Himself - Author, Giant of the Senate (as Sen. Al Franken), Himself - Minnesota Senator (as Sen. Al Franken), Self (as Sen. Al Franken) 1997
The Definite Maybe Vagabond 1997
The Daily Show Self 1996
MSNBC Live Self 1996
E! True Hollywood Story Himself 1996
3rd Rock from the Sun Frank Gansmiller 1996
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist Al 1995
Stuart Saves His Family Stuart Smalley 1995
When a Man Loves a Woman Co-Pilot 1994
Dennis Miller Live Himself 1994
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Himself 1993
The Chevy Chase Show Himself 1993
Late Show with David Letterman Himself, Himself - Guest, Himself - Minnesota Senator 1993
Politically Incorrect 1993
The Larry Sanders Show Al Franken 1992
Superman 50th Anniversary The Awesome Pair 1988
One More Saturday Night Paul Flum 1986
The New Show Himself 1984
Trading Places Baggage Handler #1 1983
Late Night with David Letterman Himself 1982
Steve Martin's Best Show Ever 1981
Grateful Dead: Dead Ahead Himself - Host 1981
CNN Special Reports Self 1980
20/20 Himself - Senator (archive footage) 1978
The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash Decline's Henchman 1978
Tunnel Vision Al 1976
Saturday Night Live Various, Himself, Himself / Various, Self, Self (as Franken), Stuart Smalley, (credit only), Henry Kissinger, Stuart Smalley / Announcer, Self (as Franken and Davis), Joe Daddy / Hunter, Sen. Paul Simon, Announcer, Buzz, Townsperson, Al Goldstein, Ben Wasserman, Chuck Upjohn, Himself / announcer, Himself / Various / Stuart Smalley, Roman, Barry, Guest, Himself / Pat Robertson, Mr. Arkansas (as Franken & Davis), Self (as Franken & Davis), Themselves - Special Guest, Traveler, Martian, Pete Tagliani (as Franken), Henry Kissinger / Barry / Delivery Man, Shipmate, Togg, Various (as Franken), Various / Stuart Smalley 1975
Jeopardy! Himself - Guest Contestant, Himself - Video Clue Presenter, Himself (archive footage), Himself - Celebrity Contestant (as Senator Al Franken), Himself - Celebrity Contestant, Himself - Clue Giver (as Senator Al Franken), Himself - Clue Giver 1964
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself - Guest 1962

Producer Filmography

2003 Emmy Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program Nominated
1997 Emmy Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program Nominated
1993 Emmy Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series Won
1993 Emmy Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program Nominated
1992 Emmy Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program Nominated
1991 Emmy Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program Nominated
1990 Emmy Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program Nominated
1989 Emmy Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program Won
1987 Emmy Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program Nominated
1980 Emmy Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program Nominated
1979 Emmy Outstanding Writing in a Comedy or Comedy-Variety or Music Series Nominated
1978 Emmy Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series Nominated
1978 Emmy Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Special Won
1977 Emmy Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series Won
1977 Emmy Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series Nominated
1976 Emmy Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series Won
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