Taran Killam

Taran Killam biography
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Real name

Taran Hourie Killam


Actor, comedian, writer

Birth Date

April 1, 1982


41 years

Zodiac Sign



Culver City, California, United States


Los Angeles County High School for the Arts; the University of California, Los Angeles



Taran Killam family members

Father's Name

Thomas Harold Killam III

Mother's Name

Kriss Light Killam

Siblings names

Taylor Killam (younger brother), Danielle Killam (younger sister)

Is Taran Killam a gay/bisexual?


What is Taran Killam marital status?


Who is Taran Killam wife?

Cobie Smulders

When did get married?

September 8, 2012

How many children does he have?

2 (daughters Shaelyn Cado Killam and Joelle Killam)

Taran Killam is not just a famous comedy actor, but also a father of two beautiful girls and a husband of the famous Canadian born actress Cobie Smulders. You can read about the family he has created himself in “Cobie Smulders”. And now let’s speak about the family he comes from.

Who are Taran Killam parents?

Thomas H. Killam (father)

Thomas H. Killam

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Taran’s father is named Thomas Harold Killam III. He was born and raised in USA in the family of Thomas Harold Killam, Jr. and his wife Joanne Rice.

Tom is an actor. He has participated in various acting projects, including movies, TV series, and Web series. Tom is a father of three kids – two sons, Taran and Taylor, and a daughter Danielle. He considers parenthood as his most important life achievement. Although it has never been confirmed officially, it seems that Tom is separated from his wife (and Taran’s mother) Kris Light.  

Kris Light (mother)

Kris Light

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Date of birth: November 16, 1951

Taran is extremely private about his family life, and in his interviews, he speaks mostly about his career projects, not about his relatives.

Nevertheless, we’ve managed to discover, that he is a son of Kris Light Killam, a great beautiful woman, who previously was titled as Miss Tacoma.

The woman doesn’t publicize, what exactly she does for a living, but obviously, she is a creative person, who is not an alien to the music industry. She enjoys the status of a mother and grandmother.

Kris was born in Maryland, Unites States in the family of Melvin Lars Light and Clara M. Bowe. She is related to the famous in her epoch actress Rosemarie Bowe.

Taran Killam siblings

Taylor Killam (brother)

Taylor Killam

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Date of birth: September 17, 1986

Taran is very close to his younger brother Taylor. The brothers spend a lot of time together, and upload their common pictures on Instagram. 

Taylor Harrison Killam resides in Redondo Beach, CA. He is a guitar player, a musician and a manager. He is in relationships with Kaitlin Rafferty, a psychologist, and an artist.

Danielle Killam (younger sister)

Danielle Killam

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Date of birth: December 1, 1984

Taran has a younger sister Danielle. The woman stays in the shadow. She resides in California. Her relationship status is single as of 2019.


He is a famous American actor, comedian, and writer. Taran started his career in the movie industry as a teen, and he can boast with lots of achievements in this area.

He was the resident of Saturday Night Live Show, appeared as an actor in several films and even tried his hand as a director.

Taran was born in Culver City, California in the family of two beautiful creative people – Thomas Killam and Kris Light. He has a younger brother Taylor.

The future comedy star was educated at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. In 1994 he debuted on the big screen. Taran participated in the film “Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult”. At the age of 19, he joined the cast of “Mad TV”, having become the youngest of its participants.

He appeared as an actor in some sitcoms, the most popular of which are “Drake & Josh”, “How I Met Your Mother”, “Scrubs” etc. In 2010-2016 he was the participant of the super-popular comedy show “SNL”. He unexpectedly left the show after 6 years there and gave an interview about a tough time at SNL. Nevertheless, Taran’s career continued. He made a quick leap aside and debuted as a film director. Mr. Killam directed the film “Why We’re Killing Gunther” with the big Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger.

So, Taran doesn’t stay jobless. Among his recent projects there are the role in the TV film “Night School” and the appearance in the episodes of the comedy series “Angie Tribeca”.

Interesting and fun facts

  1. Taran was one of SNL residents in 2015 when one of the show episodes was hosted by then-candidate for Presidency Donald Trump, the father of Barron Trump, which (as it’s considered now) contributed to his win in 2016. Taran told that Lorne Michaels, SNL producer, forced the show authors to be easier with their jokes on Trump. 
  2. Previously to Cobie Smulders, he was in a one-year relationship with the actress Amanda Bynes. They met at “All That”.
  3. He has already appeared on Broadway, too. Taran stars as King George III in the award-winning play “Hamilton”. 
  4. His favorite singer is John Williams. His favorite football team is “Los Angeles Rams”.
  5. He copes with a writer’s block, playing computer games. 
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