Fred Armisen (b. 1966) is a comedic actor known best for his time on Saturday Night Live and Portlandia. He also did voice work as Chip Douglas in Crank Yankers, Brainy Smurf for the 2011 big screen adaptation of The Smurfs, Robot Chicken, and Freidrich in Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore sequel to Cats & Dogs. He is leader of The 8G Band, the show's house band for Late Night with Seth Meyers. Other credits include guest spots on 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, and The Sarah Silverman Program.
During the closing of the December 18, 2004 broadcast of Saturday Night Live, Armisen can be seen among the crowd of cast members interacting with the Muppets, who made a cameo appearance on the show. He shook hands with Gonzo and danced along with Animal to the closing music. Also during his tenure on SNL, he played Zoot in several sketches.
Oscar the Grouch appeared alongside Armisen in an episode of Portlandia in 2015.