Darrell Hammond

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Darrell Clayton Hammond

Birthplace: Melbourne, Brevard County, Florida, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Max Carey Hammond and Margaret Evelyn Helms
Ex-husband of Private
Father of Private
Brother of Private

Occupation: Actor, comedian, author
Managed by: Geoffrey David Trowbridge
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About Darrell Hammond

Darrell Hammond is an American actor, stand-up comedian, and impressionist. He was a regular member of "The Not Ready For Prime Time Players Company" on Saturday Night Live from 1995 to 2009.

Upon his departure, Hammond, at age 53, was also 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. Hammond held the record for most impersonations by an SNL cast member with 107, until he was surpassed by Kenan Thompson on May 3, 2014. As of December 10, 2011, he had appeared on the show eight times since leaving the cast.

On September 19, 2014, Hammond was announced as the new announcer of SNL, replacing Don Pardo, who had died the month before. In May 2015, 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.

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Darrell Hammond's Timeline

October 8, 1955
Melbourne, Brevard County, Florida, United States