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.
Nonetheless, Kelly Ripa's bestie tries to keep his boyfriend away from the limelight as he doesn't share any pics of him on social media.
The characters will meet in individual episodes that are due to air in the US on the same night (11 October).
Deschanel will show up in Michael Schur's police precinct comedy first.
He currently stars in the police sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine, for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy in 2014.
He is Jewish; his maternal grandfather, industrial psychologist and philanthropist Alfred J.