Saturday Night Live
(Movies & TV)
Karl Rove
George W. Bush
Horatio Sanz
(Movies & TV)
Andy Samberg
(Movies & TV)
Jonah Hill
(Movies & TV)

See also

Jim Downey (comedian)

Knowledge Identifier: +Jim_Downey_(comedian)


Jim Downey (comedian)

American comedy writer and occasional actor add

Category: Literature

Born in 1952.

Country: United States (100%)

Main connections: Saturday Night Live, Karl Rove, George W. Bush

Linked to: The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Democratic Party presidential debates, 2008, Republican Party




This timeline needs to be reviewed and corrected, as it has been automatically generated from multiple web sources.
Please help improve it by adding dated informations, images and videos about Jim Downey (comedian).

Jim Downey was born in 1952 add something


Downey attended Harvard University, graduating in 1974 with a degree in Russian add something


His first stretch as writer for the show ran from 1976 to 1980, culminating in a brief stint as a featured cast member add something


In 1976, Downey became a writer for "Saturday Night Live" add something


In 1976, "100 Years of Harvard Lampoon Parodies" was published in magazine format, edited by Downey and Eric Rayman add something


Although he was only a credited actor on "Saturday Night Live" for one season, Jim Downey has appeared in over 40 sketches from 1977 to 2005, his most notable being parody commercials such as Craig's Travellers Checks, First Citiwide Change Bank, and Grayson Moorhead Securities add something


When Michaels left the show in 1980, so did Downey, along with practically everyone else add something


He returned to "SNL" in 1984, serving for a while as head writer add something


When Macdonald was fired from the show in 1998, Downey went with him, only to return to the show in 2000 add something


He continues to write for the show, pausing only in 2005 to work on a novel add something


In 2007, he appeared in a Digital Short titled "Andy's Dad", where he portrayed the father of cast member Andy Samberg, and had a romantic relationship with guest star Jonah Hill add something


In 2008 Downey received attention for his political sketches on "SNL" add something


In early 2008, his sketches mocked the Democratic Presidential Debates add something


In 2013, he retired from "Saturday Night Live" after the end of 38th season after working part-time, commuting from Upstate New York add something


In an interview for the 2014 revised edition of Shales' "Live From New York", former "SNL" castmember Horatio Sanz criticized Downey as "basically the Karl Rove of "SNL", saying that his sketches about George W. Bush were often "out of tune with the audience add something


He rejoined the writing staff on a part-time basis in November 2016 add something