Ferrell at the Australian premiere of The Campaign on August 5, 2012
Jonathan William Ferrell
July 16, 1967
Irvine, California, U.S.
|Residence||Orange County, California, U.S.|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, Comedian, Impressionist, Producer, Screenwriter|
|Saturday Night Live|
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
The Other Guys
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
|Spouse(s)||Viveca Paulin (m. 2000-present)|
Jonathan 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 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 | change source]
Ferrell was born in Irvine, California on July 16, 1967. 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. 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 | change 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|
|The Campaign||Cam Brady||Also Producer/Co-Producer|
|2013||Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues||Ron Burgundy||Also writer and producer|
|2014||The Lego Movie||President Business||Voice Role|
|2015||Get Hard||James King||Also producer|
|Daddy's Home||Brad||Also Producer|
|2016||Zoolander 2||Jacobim Mugatu||Post-Production|
Television work[change | change 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 | change source]
- "Will Ferrell Answers Internet Questions from Will Ferrell and Jake". Funnyordie.com. September 17, 2008. 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. 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. Retrieved January 9, 2014.
- Riddick & Rountree and Related Families From Northeast North Carolina by Betty Smith Hobbs
- Biography Today, p.54
- "Casa de mi Padre" – via www.imdb.com.
- "Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie" – via www.imdb.com.