Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell

Age
50
Birthday
Jul. 16th, 1967
Born in
Irvine, California, USA
Height
6' 3 1/2"

Will Ferrell's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Oblongs TV Show
The Oblongs
Dinner for Five TV Show
Dinner for Five
The Sharon Osbourne Show TV Show
The Sharon Osbourne Show
The Tom Green Show TV Show
The Tom Green Show
 

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]



BIOGRAPHY:

A graduate of the University of Southern California, Will Ferrell became interested in performing while a student at University High School in Irvine, California, where he made his school's daily morning announcements over the public address system in disguised voices. He started as a member of the Los Angeles comedy/improvisation group The Groundlings, where fellow cast members Ana Gasteyer, Maya Rudolph (I) and former "Saturday Night Live" (1975) repertory players such as Laraine Newman, Jon Lovitz and Phil Hartman (I) began their careers. It was there he met Chris Kattan (I) and the two became good friends and both went on to "Saturday Night Live" (1975) later. He has also appeared on several television programs, including "Strangers with Candy" (1999), "Grace Under Fire" (1993) and "Living Single" (1993) during his time at The Groundlings. Will also lent his voice to the armless and legless dad of cartoon family "The Oblongs".

In 1995 he became a feature cast member at "Saturday Night Live" (1975) during the show's rapid re-casting. He was declared quite possibly the worst cast member ever during his first season. However, his talents of impersonations and range of characters shot him forward to making him arguably the greatest "Saturday Night Live" (1975) cast member ever. During his seven year run he is one of the few cast members to ever be nominated for an Emmy for a performance and played George W. Bush during the 2000 elections. He's appeared in every "Saturday Night Live" (1975) movie since his premiere on the show in 1995. In 2002 he left "Saturday Night Live" (1975) and was the only cast member to ever receive a farewell from all the current cast members at the end of the season finale show. Since leaving the show Will has pursued a career in films. In 2000 he married and now lives in L.A.


TRIVIA:
  • Has played the son of two _The Godfather (1972)_ (qv) cast members: 'James Caan (I)' (qv) in _Elf (2003)_ (qv), and 'Robert Duvall' (qv) in _Kicking & Screaming (2005)_ (qv).
  • Aside from University High School where he graduated, he also attended Rancho San Joaquin Middle School Irvine.
  • Worked as a teller at Wells Fargo when he was in high school.
  • Is a member of the Delta Tau Delta international fraternity.
  • Graduated from University of Southern California with a degree in Sports Information. Former member of The Groundlings.
  • His father, Lee, was a longtime keyboardist and saxophonist for 'The Righteous Brothers' (qv).
  • Was voted the 3rd funniest person in America by Entertainment Weekly.
  • Final appearance on _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv) on May 18, 2002, followed by career move into full-time movie-acting.


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