His only role was often Bush, leaving him no chance for more "absurd" pieces he favored.
He was nearly fired from the program following his third season (2004–05), but after two three-week extensions to decide his fate, he was brought back.
He was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards, for acting and writing for the series.
Orville Willis Forte IV was born in Alameda County, California.
Forte took various roles in comedy films, before starring in the drama film Nebraska (2013).
Forte created, writes and stars in his own television sitcom, The Last Man on Earth, which premiered on Fox in 2015.
Forte was "a laid-back teen with a lot of friends" and a member of the varsity football and swim teams at Acalanes High School, from which he graduated in 1988.