Darrell Hammond Bio, Age, Net Worth, Sean Connery, Bill Clinton, Book

Darrell Hammond is an American actor, stand-up comedian and impressionist. He was a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1995 to 2009.

Darrell Hammond Biography

Darrell Hammond is an American actor, stand-up comedian, and impressionist. He was a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1995 to 2009.

Upon his departure, Hammond, at age 53, was the oldest cast member in the show’s history. Hammond made more SNL appearances than any other cast member and impersonated more than 107 celebrities, with Bill Clinton as his most frequent impression.

He held the record for most impersonations by an SNL cast member with 107 until he was surpassed by Kenan Thompson on May 3, 2014. He was announced as the new announcer of SNL, replacing Don Pardo, who had died the month before on September 19, 2014. He began portraying Colonel Sanders in television commercials for Kentucky Fried Chicken, although he was replaced by Norm Macdonald, also a former SNL cast member, just three months later in May 2015.

Darrell Hammond Sean Connery

He appeared in each sketch, usually portraying Sean Connery, in an impersonation that typically involves crass insults directed at Trebek. Norm Macdonald appeared as Burt Reynolds in six sketches. Jimmy Fallon also appeared six times, each time portraying a different character. On several occasions, Celebrity Jeopardy! sketches have been referenced during actual episodes of Jeopardy!.

Darrell Hammond
Darrell Hammond

Darrell Hammond Bill Clinton

Hammond took over the role during his SNL tenure from 1995 to 2009. Hammond just like Hartman has been considered one of SNL’s best political impersonators and on the show, he parodied several other American politicians. SNL’s ratings rose at the peak of the Lewinsky-scandal and when Monica Lewinsky guested the show in 1999, she appeared with Hammond’s Clinton.

Clinton dreams of life in the sketch, after his presidency, and Lewinsky is his wife. He appeared as Clinton at the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association dinner in 1997. According to Hammond, he met Clinton at the White House before the event “in full Clinton drag”. Telling Clinton that he felt foolish, the president replied “I think you look terrific.”

Hammond also did an impression of Clinton as part of a 2001 White House Correspondents’ Association dinner performance, after Clinton left office. He has returned as Clinton several times since he left the cast and has as of 2016 played Bill Clinton on the show 90 times.

Darrell Hammond Book

In 2011, Harper Collins published Hammond’s memoir, God, If You’re Not Up There, I’m F*cked. It is an account of his abusive childhood, psychiatric issues, struggles with substance abuse, and experiences on Saturday Night Live. He adapted it into a one-man play starring himself, directed by Christopher Ashley, which debuted in San Diego’s La Jolla Playhouse to positive reviews in 2015.

The director is hoping to bring it to Broadway, although Hammond would prefer someone else, particularly Jim Carrey or Kevin Spacey, play him instead, as it was so stressful he had to be hospitalized twice during the Los Angeles run.

Darrell Hammond Personal Life

On May 9, 1990, he married his wife, Elizabeth. They divorced in the early 1990s. They remarried in 1997 and divorced again in 2012. The couple had one daughter, Mia, born in 1998. Hammond revealed that the couple was in the process of divorcing during a 2012 appearance on the Imus in the Morning radio program. He was seen with another woman several times in May and June 2011, prompting speculation about their marriage which ended.

He has admitted to struggling with alcoholism and cocaine abuse. In 1991, the death of a close friend led to a relapse of drug and alcohol abuse. He regularly wears all black when not performing as an homage to another friend who took his own life in 1992. In 2009, after suffering another relapse, Hammond went to rehab.

Hammond filed a lawsuit against Jose Mendez and Dona Monteleone after a car accident in which he was the passenger in August 2011. Monteleone, who was driving Hammond’s vehicle at the time of the accident, is a Manhattan real estate agent.

In an October 2011 interview with CNN, Hammond revealed that his mother had brutally abused him during his childhood. The trauma from abuse led to cutting, several hospitalizations due to psychiatric issues, and diagnoses which initially included bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and borderline personality disorder.

He says that he was medicated throughout his tenure on Saturday Night Live and that he cut himself backstage and was once taken from the studio to a psychiatric ward. The incident helped him come to terms with what he and the doctor who treated him realized was his fundamental issue, the posttraumatic stress disorder lingering from his abusive childhood.

Prior to his 2000 appearance as Al Gore in a sketch parodying that year’s first presidential debate, he had a panic attack over not remembering his lines. After cutting himself up the length of the arm and putting a gauze pad over it, he felt better and gave a performance so effective that Gore’s campaign staff made him watch it to understand why he had aroused negative reactions in some viewers.

In 2011, Harper Collins published Hammond’s memoir, God, If You’re Not Up There, I’m F*cked. It is an account of his abusive childhood, psychiatric issues, struggles with substance abuse, and experiences on Saturday Night Live. He adapted it into a one-man play starring himself, directed by Christopher Ashley, which debuted in San Diego’s La Jolla Playhouse to positive reviews in 2015.

The director is hoping to bring it to Broadway, although Hammond would prefer someone else, particularly Jim Carrey or Kevin Spacey, play him instead, as it was so stressful he had to be hospitalized twice during the Los Angeles run.

Hammond revived his Trump impression on SNL in 2015, after Taran Killam’s take failed to gain traction. In 2006, he returned to New York after five years, expecting that with Trump having received the Republican presidential nomination that year, he would be appearing on the show more in the fall. When Alec Baldwin replaced him, he was so shattered that Antabuse and a beta-blocker were prescribed to him to prevent a relapse of his addiction issues.

He and his girlfriend eventually moved back to Los Angeles, where reminders of Baldwin’s Trump impression were not so ubiquitous.

Darrell Hammond Movies

  • Celtic Pride (1996)
  • Blues Brothers 2000 (1998) as Mr. Robertson
  • The King and I (1999) (voice)
  • The Devil and Daniel Webster (2001)
  • Scary Movie 3 (2003)
  • Agent Cody Banks (2003)
  • New York Minute (2004)
  • Ira and Abby (2006)
  • Puff Puff Pass (2006)
  • Kiss Me Again (2006)
  • Netherbeast Incorporated (2007)
  • Epic Movie (2007)
  • Wieners (2008)
  • Buzzkill (2008)
  • Scary Movie 5 (2013)
  • The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time (2018) as George Washington

Darrell Hammond Age

Hammond was born on 8th October 1955.

Darrell Hammond Wife

Darrel was married to Elizabeth from 1990 to 1994 theen they remarried again from1997-2012. The couple had a child together, Mia Hammond.

Darrell Hammond Height

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Darrell Hammond Net Worth

The American actor and stand-up comedian has a net worth of 2 million dollars.

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