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'SNL' Star Fred Armisen On His Mother's 'Spanish Accent' And His Latin Roots

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 29:  Actor Fred Armisen attends the 8th Annual WIRED Store opening night party in New York City on No
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 29: Actor Fred Armisen attends the 8th Annual WIRED Store opening night party in New York City on November 29, 2012 (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for WIRED)

As the co-creator and co-star of "Portlandia" and the second-longest running cast mate on "SNL", Fred Armisen draws plenty of inspiration from his Latino roots. The half-Venezuelan comedian is known for creating hilarious and insanely popular characters on the NBC franchise, including the Dominican talk show host Manuel Ortiz and the timbales-playing Fericito, also known for his catch phrase, “I’m just kiddin.’”

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