William Emerson Arnett, a Canadian actor and comedian, was born on May 4, 1970. He is most known for his roles in the Fox/Netflix comedy Arrested Development (2003–2006, 2013, 2018–2019) and the Netflix sitcom BoJack Horseman (2014–2020). Let’s Go To Prison (2006), Blades Of Glory (2007), Semi-Pro (2008), G-Force (2009), Jonah Hex (2010), and Show Dogs are among his credits (2018).
Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006), Ratatouille (2007), Horton Hears a Who! (2008), Monsters vs. Aliens (2009), Despicable Me (2010), The Nut Job (2014), Dolittle (2020), and as Batman in the Lego Movie franchise have all used his baritone voice. He was nominated for many Primetime Emmy Awards for his roles in Arrested Development and 30 Rock, and won an Annie Award for his role as BoJack Horseman. His association with The LEGO Group continues with the announcement that he will host the Fox Network show LEGO Masters, which will air on February 5, 2020. He has been co-hosting the comedic podcast SmartLess since July 2020. He starred in Netflix’s six-part improvised comedy series Murderville in 2022.
In 2009, he starred as an out-of-work former video game protagonist seeking to make a return against a greedy game producer played by Neil Patrick Harris in Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard, a video game developed by Vicious Cycle Games. He played Ennis Hofftard, a bodybuilder who teaches English and is always chasing ladies, in the Fox animated comedy series Sit Down, Shut Up. The show began on April 19, 2009, but due to low ratings, it was discontinued after a few months. Its final episode aired on November 21, 2009. Arnett played Batman in the animated film The Lego Movie. Arnett played Batman again in The Lego Batman Movie, a spin-off of the original. In 2017, The Lego Movie was released, followed by The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part in 2019. He also reprises his role in “BatKitty,” an episode of the franchise’s spinoff cartoon series Unikitty! that aired only days before the film’s release.