Taran Killam may not be on the list of the most famous and wealthy Hollywood stars. However, he is a successful actor and writer in his niche. Most people recognize him from ‘Saturday Night Live,’ ‘MADtv’ and other TV shows that he has appeared in.
In addition to his professional success, fans know the young man as Cobie Smulders husband. His beautiful wife has portrayed the character of Robin Scherbatsky in ‘How I Met Your Mother’ brilliantly and became one of the most favorite characters of the show.
- Full name: Taran Hourie Killam
- Birthdate: April 1, 1982
- Birthplace: Culver City, California
- Ethnicity: Mixed (Scottish-Irish-English)
- Occupation: Actor, comedian, writer
- Taran Killam height: 185 cm or 6 ft 1 in
- Marital status: Married
- Spouse: Cobie Smulders (since 2012)
- Children: 2 daughters
- Net worth: $4 million
Taran Killam early life and education
The actor and writer was born into an artistic family. His mother was a singer-songwriter and used to tour with The Charlie Daniels Band. His father had acting ambitions and participated in the activities of the City Garage Theatre Group. The boy’s great-aunt, Rosemarie Bowe, was the wife of Robert Stack, an American actor and TV host.
The actor attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts and UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television. In the institution, he sharpened his acting and writing skills.
Taran Killam movies and TV shows
The very first film role he received was the one in 'Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult' (1994). Later, he appeared in 'The Amanda Show,' a sketch-comedy project.
During the seventh season of MADtv (2001-2002), the talented young actor joined the show. He participated in 13 episodes out of 25. Taran Killam age was only 19 when he starred in the show. He was the youngest member of the show’s team, and his work in this show opened the doors in other TV shows. He went on to star in 'Still Standing,' 'Boston Public,' 'Jake in Progress,' 'Judging Amy,' 'Do Over,' and many others.
Then, the actor moved on and joined 'Wild ‘N Out' by Nick Cannon. He was a regular member of the cast during the third and fourth seasons of this show. In 2012, Killam retired from the improvisational and sketch comedy group titled 'The Groundlings.' He had been working with the team for several years.
In 2010, the actor featured in the 36th season of the 'Saturday Night Live' show. He was quite successful, but in 2016, he left the show together with Jay Pharoah.
Many shows and film appearances followed after that. In 2013, the actor decided to try something new and chose the comics industry. He and Marc Andreyko produced a comics miniseries consisting of six episodes in the spy genre titled 'The Illegitimates.' Kevin Sharpe illustrated the novel while IDW Publishing did the publishing. The comics received mixed reviews.
The actor's role in '12 Years a Slave' was one of his best roles in this decade. Abraham Hamilton was one of the kidnappers who captured the main character in the plot and brought him into 12 years of slavery. In 2017, the actor joined Rory O’Malley in the musical ‘Hamilton,’ where Taran Killam Hamilton portrays King George III.
Interestingly, Taran Killam Cobie Smulders joined efforts in 'How I Met Your Mother.' The actor appeared on the show six times as Gary Blauman. His first guest appearance was in 2006 in the episode, Life Among the Gorillas. His sixth and final appearance on the show was in 2014 in the episode titled, The End of the Aisle.
In 2018, the actor landed a leading role in the pilot episode of 'Single Parents' comedy for ABC.
Taran Killam wife and children
The actor and Cobie Smulders dated for several years before getting engaged in January 2009. Later that year, the lovebirds welcomed their first daughter, Shaelyn Cado. In September 2012, the two got married. In January 2015, their second daughter, Joelle, was born.
In 2015, Cobie was diagnosed with cancer. Two tumors were removed from her ovaries, but the disease had spread to lymph nodes. It took two years and multiple operations to beat the disease. As of 2019, Smulders says she is in remission.
Taran Killam net worth
The actor has an estimated net worth of $4 million.
Taran Killam is a talented actor and writer. He is best known for starring in shows such as 'MADtv' and 'Saturday Night Live.' He also made appearances in his 'How I Met Your Mother,' in which his wife, Cobbie, was a lead character. The multi-gifted man is a father of two lovely daughters.