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5 Things to Know About ‘Lego Masters’ Host Will Arnett


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You watch Lego Masters each episode, you love the challenges, but how much do you really know about the creation show? Let’s take a look at what makes Lego Masters host, Will Arnett the perfect person for his job. You’ll be shocked at how much he’s really done.

Every fan of Lego Masters loves to tune into FOX On Tuesday nights to see Arnett in his hosting glory. The Canadian-American actor, voice actor, and comedian has been all over television, comedy, and animated shows. Here are five things you might not have known about Arnett.

1. He Has Won 13 Awards For Acting

I promise he has been in way more than you think. He’s been in many shows and has won 13 awards with 27 nominations in total. He is the perfect person to host Lego Masters because he’s a pretty big name in the Lego universe. Arnett is the voice of Batman in both the Lego Batman and Lego movies.

On top of his Batman career, he also is Gob Bluth in Arrested Development, the voice of Bojack Horseman, Jeff in Riviera, and more.


2. His Podcast Was Nominated For an iHeartRadio Award

Arnett is a part of the podcast SmartLess with Jason Bateman and Sean Hayes. The trio is known for their conversations, guests, and hilarious jokes. Each week, one member brings a guest that the other two don’t know about. Since the two people can’t prepare for the guest, it creates a very authentic conversation.

Some of SmartLess‘s recent guests have been Joy Reid, Ryan Reynolds, Lebron James, Elizabeth Banks, along with others. In 2021, SmartLess was nominated for iHeartradio‘s best comedy podcast award, but lost to The Read (Loud Speakers Network).


3. He’s Been Married Twice and Has Three Kids

In 1994, he married Penelope Ann Miller, and the two split in 1995. He then married Amy Poehler in 2003 and had two kids with her. They worked together in Arrested Development, Blades of Glory, and Horton Hears a Who! They had two kids together, Archie and Abel. Their kids are now 12 and 10 years old respectively.

In 2012, Arnett and Poehler announced their separation, but their divorce was not finalized until 2016. During quarantine last year, Poehler and Arnett were quarantining/co-parenting together. Even though the ex-couple quarantined together, he is not out of the dating scene. He has been dating Alessandra Brawn since 2019. The two welcomed their first child on June 12, 2020.

4. He Went To Multiple High Schools and Dropped Out Of College

The canadian actor explains that he likes variety, which is why he went to multiple high schools in Toronto. His response in this 2018 interview was very BoJack Horseman-like. He specifically mentioned that one high school said he’s an acquired taste, he then had to move onto the next one. Arnett then went to Lakefield College School in Lakefield, Ontario, but was asked not to return because he was a troublemaker. From there he went to Leaside High School where he graduated.

“I dropped out of college but I don’t want to do an endorsement for a place that I dropped out of,” said Arnett in an interview. “In Montreal, a school that’ll remain… Concordia.” He attended Concordia University for one semester before he dropped out to pursue acting.


5. He Uses His Batman Voice When His Kids Misbehave

Arnett’s kids don’t need to wonder what it would be like to have a super hero as a father. In 2019, Arnett sat down with ET Canada and talked about how he shifts into Lego Batman when his kids are arguing.

“Actually to be honest, what I usually do, of course they’re 8 and 10, two boys so they all disagree over things or fight over the same toys or whatever it is and I always just slide into not necessarily, I don’t think of it as Batman but I just think I never yell or raise my voice I just go down to here,” Arnett said.


Catch Arnett on Lego Masters on Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.

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