WILL ARNETT (The Missing Link) has been an extremely busy man of late. Arnett recently completed filming Jerry Bruckheimer’s “G-Force,” a combination live-action/CG film from Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer Films, opposite Penelope Cruz, Nicholas Cage and Steve Buscemi, which is slated for a July 2009 release. In addition, Arnett recently wrapped production on Walt Disney Pictures’ romantic comedy “When in Rome,” opposite Kristen Bell and Anjelica Huston. He will play a suitor who is aggressively trying to win the heart of a young girl (Bell) after she steals coins from a Roman fountain.
Arnett will soon return to television as well. He recently sealed a development deal with FOX, which will develop a comedy project for him to topline. Arnett will also provide a voice for FOX’s upcoming animated sitcom from creator Mitch Hurwitz, “Sit Down, Shut Up.”
Last year, Arnett was seen in the basketball comedy “Semi-Pro,” opposite Will Ferrell and Woody Harrelson, and also lent his voice to the hugely successful animated comedy “Horton Hears a Who!” with Jim Carrey and Steve Carell. In 2007, he was seen opposite Will Ferrell and Arnett’s wife Amy Poehler in the figure skating comedy “Blades of Glory,” and also co-starred opposite Will Forte in “The Brothers Solomon.”
Arnett earned his first Emmy nomination in 2006 for his work on the critically acclaimed FOX sitcom “Arrested Development,” where he portrayed Gob Bluth for three seasons. From time to time, Arnett guest-stars on NBC’s “30 Rock,” playing Devon Banks. This year, he earned his second Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for this role.
Before “Arrested Development,” Arnett was a regular on the NBC comedy series “The Mike O’Malley Show.” His additional television credits include guest-starring roles on “Sex and the City,” “The Sopranos,” “Boston Public,” “Third Watch” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” Arnett also appeared on NBC’s “Will & Grace,” playing Jack’s dance nemesis while auditioning to become a backup dancer for Janet Jackson.
Arnett’s other feature credits include “Ice Age 2: The Meltdown,” “R.V.” (opposite Robin Williams), “Monster-in-Law,” “The Waiting Game,” “The Broken Giant,” “Southie” and “Ed’s Next Move.” Additionally, he can be heard in a variety of commercials, most notably as the voice of GMC trucks.
Arnett currently resides in New York, where he lives with his wife and son.