Ferrell at the Australian premiere of The Campaign, August 5, 2012
|Born||John William Ferrell
July 16, 1967
Irvine, California, U.S.
|Residence||Orange County, California, US
New York City, New York, US
|Occupation||Actor, comedian, impressionist, producer, screenwriter|
|Notable works||Saturday Night Live
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
The Other Guys
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
John William "Will" Ferrell (//; born July 16, 1967) is an American comedian, impressionist, actor, producer, and writer. He began his successful career as a cast member of the comedy television show Saturday Night Live. He has since appeared in many different movies such as Blades of Glory, Elf, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Talledega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, and Old School.
Early life[change | edit source]
Ferrell was born in Irvine, California. He is the son of Betty Kay (nee Overman), a teacher who taught at Old Mill School elementary school and Santa Ana College, and Roy Lee Ferrell Jr., a musician with The Righteous Brothers. His parents were both natives of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, and moved to California in 1964. Ferrell is of English, German, Irish, and remote French and Italian ancestry. He has a younger brother named Patrick. When he was 8, his parents divorced. Ferrell said of the divorce: "I was the type of kid who would say, 'Hey, look at the bright side! We'll have two Christmases'."
Filmography[change | edit source]
|1995||Bucket of Blood||Young Man||Made for TV|
|1997||Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery||Mustafa||US$53.9 million|
|Men Seeking Women||Al|
|1998||A Night at the Roxbury||Steve Butabi||US$30.3 million|
|The Thin Pink Line||Darren Clark|
|1999||Superstar||Sky Corrigan/God||US$30.6 million|
|Dick||Bob Woodward||US$6.2 million|
|Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me||Mustafa||US$206. million|
|2000||The Ladies Man||Lance DeLune||US$13.6 million|
|Drowning Mona||Cubby the Funeral Director||US$15.4 million|
|Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back||Federal Wildlife Marshal Willenholly||US$30.1 million|
|2002||Boat Trip||Brian's Boyfriend||US$8.6 million|
|Old School||Frank "the Tank" Ricard||US$74.6 million|
|2004||Melinda and Melinda||Hobie||US$3.8 million|
|Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy||Ron Burgundy||US$84.1 million|
|Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie||Ron Burgundy|
|Starsky & Hutch||Big Earl||US$88.2 million|
|Oh, What a Lovely Tea Party||Himself|
|2005||The Producers||Franz Liebkind||US$19.4 million|
|Wedding Crashers||Chazz Reinhold||US$209.2 million|
|Bewitched||Jack Wyatt/Darrin||US$62.3 million|
|Kicking & Screaming||Phil Weston||US$52.6 million|
|The Wendell Baker Story||Dave Bix|
|2006||Stranger Than Fiction||Harold Crick||US$40.1 million|
|Talledega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby||Ricky Bobby||US$148.2 million|
|Curious George||Ted/The Man in the Yellow Hat||US$58.3 million|
|2007||Blades of Glory||Chazz Michael Michaels||US$118.2 million|
|2008||Semi-Pro||Jackie Moon||US$33.4 million|
|Step Brothers||Brennan Huff|
|2009||Land of the Lost||Dr. Rick Marshall||$49.4M|
|The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard||Craig McDermott||$15.1M||Uncredited
|SpongeBob's Truth or Square||Himself|
|2010||The Other Guys||Detective Allen Gamble||$119M||Also Executive Producer|
Season 1, Episode 1
|Everything Must Go||Nick Halsey||$2.7M|
|2012||Casa de Mi Padre||Armando Alvarez||Also Producer|
|Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie||Damein Weebs||Also Producer/Co-Producer|
|Dog Fight||Cam Brady||Also Producer/Co-Producer|
|2013||Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters||Dr. Baumgartner||Also Producer|
|2014||Lego: The Motion Picture||President Business||Voice Role|
Television work[change | edit source]
- Saturday Night Live (cast member from 1995 to 2002)
- Cow and Chicken (1997–2001) (voice in various episodes)
- Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 2000 (2000)
- Undeclared (guest star)
- The Oblongs (2001–2002) (voice)
- King of the Hill (voice)
- The Tom Green Show (guest star)
- The Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show (guest star)
- Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (voiceover and guest)
- Family Guy (voices in various episodes)
References[change | edit source]
- "Will Ferrell Answers Internet Questions from Will Ferrell and Jake". Funnyordie.com. September 17, 2008. http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/36d31abcf2. Retrieved January 9, 2014.
- According to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905–1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California. At Ancestry.com
- "Will Ferrell 1967–". Biography Today (Omnigraphics, Inc.) 16 (2): 54. 2007. ISSN 1058–2347.
- "Will Ferrell Biography (1968?-)". Filmreference.com. http://www.filmreference.com/film/92/Will-Ferrell.html. Retrieved January 9, 2014.
- "Where There's Will..., There's a Way to Talk About Comedy, Drama and Shooting in Charlotte". Charlotte Observer. November 27, 2005. http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=CO&s_site=charlotte&p_multi=CO&p_theme=realcities&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=10E2AEB791FEC7F0&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM. Retrieved January 9, 2014.
- Riddick & Rountree and Related Families From Northeast North Carolina by Betty Smith Hobbs
- Davis, Caris (January 24, 2008). "Will Ferrell Has Irish Award Society in Stitches – Will Ferrell". People. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20173470,00.html?xid=rss-fullcontentcnn. Retrieved January 9, 2014.
- "Look Who's Related: Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane". Geni.com. http://www.geni.com/blog/look-whos-related-mark-wahlberg-and-seth-macfarlane-375733.html. Retrieved January 9, 2014.
- Biography for Will Ferrell at the Internet Movie Database
- Biography Today, p.54
- . http://www.latinoreview.com/news/jason-sudeikis-will-be-in-dog-fight-with-will-ferrell-and-zach-galifianakis-15166.