William Emerson "Will" Arnett (pronounced ; born May 4, 1970) is a Canadian actor, known for his comedic roles as George Oscar "G.O.B." Bluth II in the Fox show Arrested Development, Devon Banks in the NBC show 30 Rock and Chris Brinkley in the NBC television series Up All Night. He played supporting roles in the IFC series The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret and films such as Semi-Pro, Blades of Glory, RV, Hot Rod, Let's Go to Prison and The Brothers Solomon. Arnett is also a voice actor for commercials, animated films, television cartoons, and video games.
This pilot ("Arrested Development" (2003)) by far was the best I ever read -- and I hope that insults every other pilot I worked on.
I was a bad kid for a while. I'd break curfew, smoke bud, drink booze, all the usual stuff. My parents sent me to an all-boys boarding school when I was 12 -- a school designed to even out uneven boys -- and I was constantly caught smoking. You had to chop wood if you got caught smoking, so I was always chopping wood. It was a very outdoorsy school. You got graded on white-water canoeing, or they'd send you out into the woods with a pack of matches and you had to build a quinzhee and survive out there for a few days. I liked that aspect of it. When I was 16 they asked me not to return. I technically wasn't kicked out, but I guess they caught me smoking and drinking one too many times. I still look back at it fondly as the place I learned to smoke. I can kill butts with the best of them.
|Full Name at Birth||William Emerson Arnett|
|Date of Birth||May 5, 1970|
|Birthplace||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Height||6' 2½" (189 cm)|
|Claim to Fame||Gob on Arrested Development|