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Moffat in April 2017
Alexander Everett Moffat

(1982-03-25) March 25, 1982 (age 42)
Alma mater Denison University
  • Actor
  • comedian
Years active 2012-present
Spouse(s) Caroline Rau
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Alexander Everett Moffat (/ˈmɒfət/; born March 25, 1982) is an American actor and comedian. Moffat was a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live, where he debuted as a featured player during the show's 42nd season in 2016, alongside Mikey Day and Melissa Villaseñor. After two seasons as featured players, all three became repertory cast members in 2018, beginning with the show's 44th season. Moffat left SNL in 2022, after six years as a cast member. He is currently performing on Broadway in The Cottage.

Early life

Moffat was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, and graduated from North Shore Country Day School in 2000. Afterwards he attended Denison University, graduating in 2004.


Moffat started his comedy career as a Chicago-based improviser and featured performer at The Second City, ImprovOlympic, Annoyance Theatre, and Zanies Comedy Club. In 2015, Moffat co-starred alongside John Ashton in the indie-drama Uncle John, and in 2016, he joined the cast of Saturday Night Live.

Saturday Night Live

Moffat made his debut on Saturday Night Live on the October 1, 2016 episode hosted by Margot Robbie with musical guest The Weeknd, alongside Mikey Day and Melissa Villaseñor. Moffat became a repertory cast member in 2018, beginning with Season 44. On the December 19, 2020 episode, Moffat appeared in the cold open playing President-elect Joe Biden, taking over the role from Jim Carrey. He left the show at the end of the show's 47th season in 2022, following six years as a cast member.

Celebrity impressions on Saturday Night Live

Recurring characters on Saturday Night Live

  • The Guy Who Just Bought a Boat, a preppy snob who gives dating advice (according to the season 43 episode hosted by Ryan Gosling, he has a cousin (played by Gosling) known as The Guy who Just Joined Soho House, who acts similar to him, and in season 45 Ryan Reynolds played his frat brother, The Guy Who Knows the Owner, in a cameo appearance).

Personal life

He is married to Caroline Rau, and their first child, daughter Everett, was born in January 2021. He lives in Brooklyn.



Year Title Role Notes
2015 Uncle John Ben Nominated – Best Actor – Midwest Independent Film Festival (2015)
2017 Rachel Ben
2018 Ralph Breaks The Internet Jimmy (voice)
2019 Someone Great Will
2020 The Opening Act Chris Palmer
2020 Holidate Peter
2021 Dating and New York Trent
2021 Clifford the Big Red Dog Albert
2022 Christmas with the Campbells Shawn
2023 80 for Brady Nat


Year Title Role Notes
2016–2022 Saturday Night Live Various 122 episodes
2018 Billions Anthony Radaelli Episode: "Kompenso"
2020 F is for Family Sandy Calabasas (voice) 3 episodes
2023 The Bear Josh 4 episodes
TBA Bad Monkey Evan Shook Recurring role, upcoming series


Year Title Role Notes
2023 The Cottage Clarke


Year Title Role Notes
2020 Heads Will Roll (Audible Original - Audio Comedy) Odin 10 episodes
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