David A. J. Samberg is an American actor and comedian. Samberg was born in Berkeley, California as David A.J. Samberg, but changed his first name to Andy at age 5. His mother, Marjorie “Margi” (née Marrow), is an elementary school teacher, and his father, Joe, is a photographer.
Samberg majored in experimental film, including the music video for James Kochalka’s song “Monkey vs. Robot” as Monkey. Samberg hosted the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards on September 20, 2015, during which in his opening monologue, he referred to U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump as possibly being racist, telling the studio and television audience “Well, I’ve gotta say, sure, Donald Trump seems racist. Let’s see what else?” and U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders as having an unkempt appearance: “Is it just me or does Bernie Sanders always seem like his flight is delayed? Guy’s a mess!”
He is a member of the comedy group The Lonely Island and was a cast member on Saturday Night Live (2005–2012), where he and his fellow group members have been credited with popularizing the SNL Digital Shorts.