Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell

Jul. 16th, 1967
Born in
Irvine, California, USA
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]


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.

  • Lives in both Los Angeles and New York City.
  • Ranked #51 in Premiere's 2004 Power 100 List. It is his first appearance on the list.
  • He is a member of an adult soccer league that plays at Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences - an exclusive private school in Santa Monica, California.
  • His father, Lee, was a longtime keyboardist and saxophonist for 'The Righteous Brothers' (qv).
  • He and his wife 'Viveca Paulin' (qv) ran the Boston Marathon on April 21, 2003.
  • Is a member of the Delta Tau Delta international fraternity.
  • Brother of 'Patrick Ferrell (I)' (qv).
  • Became _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv)'s highest paid cast member ever in 2001. Producers were desperate to keep him, resulting in a salary of over $350,000.

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