Actor/comedian Darrell Hammond fondly recalls his first taste of show business at age five practicing the impressions of his family members on the porch of their home in Melbourne Florida. It wasn’t many years later when Darrell realized he wanted to submerse himself in the pursuit of bringing his comedy and impressions to a much bigger stage. In his many years on “Saturday Night Live”, Hammond brought to life a cavalcade of politicians, media figures, celebrities and news. Darrell is known for being one of the most prolific comedians of his time. He frequently tours comedy clubs and theaters boasting a number of brilliant impressions in his act that keep people laughing nationwide.
Each and every one of his impressions have been applauded by television critics and viewers alike, for their accuracy and range. In fact, Darrell’s impression of Al Gore was so powerful that it was said the former Vice President studied Darrell’s gestures in preparation for the Presidential debates. Amongst the great number of other people he has mimicked include; Bill Clinton, Sean Connery, Regis Philbin, Dan Rather, John Travolta, Jesse Jackson, Richard Dreyfus, Jay Leno and Ted Koppel.
In addition to appearing in sketches, Hammond has been seen in a number of feature films and television shows. Most recently, he has appeared in a 7 episode arc on the acclaimed F/X series, “Damages”. Other credits include appearances on the “Law and Order” franchise.
Although it has been a dream come true for Darrell to have been a regular on “Saturday Night Live”, the next phase of things to come will be just as exciting.
Hammond is a proud resident of the Hell’s Kitchen area of Manhattan.