Fred Armisen

by Lil Vacha on April 12, 2010

Birth Name: Fereydun Robert Armisen

Place of Birth: Hattiesburg, Mississippi, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 4, 1966

*German, Korean (father)
*Venezuelan (mother)

Fred Armisen is an American actor, comedian, singer, musician, writer, director, and producer.

His father, Fereydun “Fred” Armisen, was born in Germany, to a Korean father and a German mother. His mother, Hildegardt (Mirabal), is Venezuelan, born in San Fernando de Apure.

Fred’s paternal grandparents are Masami Ehara-Kuni and Gabriela. Masami was born in Ulsan, South Korea. He was a choreographer who took on a Japanese persona. Gabriela was German. The surname Armisen was that of a husband of Fred’s grandmother.


Genealogy of Fred Armisen (focusing on his father’s side) –

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archer303 December 25, 2015 at 11:41 am

He is one day older than me.

cwm85 August 3, 2015 at 8:18 am

I thought he was middle eastern… but once I look closely he does look some asian. He has some Spanish and native ancestry more than likely with his mom being some south america. Cool mix. He’s a quarter Japanese, quarter germany. And rest probably spanish, native and maybe a little african.

marjanel October 5, 2015 at 6:46 pm

South American is a region that has received inmigrantes from many partes of the World,so you can asumme what ver mother is only by ver nationality.

Hill July 18, 2017 at 1:00 pm


Jyajure August 2, 2015 at 9:59 pm


ihatemostpeople March 2, 2014 at 1:13 am

And all this time I thought he was just white lmfaoooo. Now that I look at more pics of him, I guess he does look a little ethnic.

neiltennant July 18, 2017 at 5:26 pm

me too

he could easily pass for german

sh December 16, 2013 at 2:12 pm

It’s true, he said that himself in the Howard Stern’s Radio Show —

The Beautiful Ones December 10, 2013 at 11:16 am

That’s My Boy! He’s hilarious!

andrew November 7, 2013 at 4:39 pm

I dont believe that

Arrieta November 21, 2013 at 1:59 am

Believe it. But the information is wrong. His mother is the venezuelan, he once said that in SNL. I’m from Venezuela and I know it right.

andrew November 21, 2013 at 2:02 am

i was dubious about the Japanese

neiltennant July 18, 2017 at 5:27 pm

the venezuelian people are mixed of european, black and amerindians

mariah carey looks white because her dad had afrovenezuelian roots

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