Orville Willis Forte IV, best known as Will Forte (born June 17, 1970) is an American actor, writer, and comedian.
Forte was born in Alameda County, California, the son of Patricia C. (née Stivers) and Orville Willis Forte III. He was raised in Lafayette, California and graduated from Acalanes High School and UCLA with a history degree. While at UCLA, he was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha international fraternity.
He also made an appearance on Night of Too Many Stars, including a moment where he and Fred Armisen kissed on stage. He was the star of a memorable sketch with Peyton Manning, in which he used "Casino Royale" by Herb Alpert to pump up a room full of basketball players. His motivational dance gets so out of control that even Manning joins in and starts playing his leg like a guitar. The sketch was featured on SNL: The Best of 06-07 and SNL Sports Extra '09. A remake of the sketch (where a coach tries to motivate a losing swim team) appeared on the Michael Phelps/Lil Wayne episode as part of the closing credits of the SNL special, SNL Sports Extra '09 (a clip show special featuring many memorable sketches and segments from episodes hosted by and