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Will Ferrell

Comedian / Film Producer / Writer / Screenwriter / Character Actor | * 07/16/1967 (52) | Irvine, California, USA
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John William Ferrell (born July 16, 1967) is an American actor, comedian, producer, writer and businessman. He first established himself in the mid-1990s as a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, and has subsequently starred in comedy films such as Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), Talladega Nights (2006), Step Brothers (2008), The Other Guys (2010) and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013), all but one of which he co-wrote with his comedy partner Adam McKay. The two also founded the comedy website Funny or Die in 2007. Other film roles include Elf, Old School (both 2003), ()
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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 and former Saturday Night Live repertory players such as Laraine Newman, Jon Lovitz and Phil Hartman began their careers. It was there he met Chris Kattan and the two became good friends and both went on to Saturday Night Live later. He has also appeared on several television programs, including Strangers with Candy, Grace Under Fire and Living Single 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 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 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 movie since his premiere on the show in 1995. In 2002 he left  Saturday Night Live 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.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Kids & Family

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Awards & Nominations for Will Ferrell

Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Primetime Emmy Award

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Movies with Will Ferrell as Actor(92)

as Lars Erickssong2020 Eurovision
as Rondell2019 Zeroville
as President Business / Man Upstairs (voice)2019 The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
2019 A Christmas Carol
as Sherlock Holmes2018 Holmes & Watson
as Brad Whitaker2017 Daddy's Home 2
as Scott Johansen/The Butcher2017 The House
as Jacobim Mugatu2016 Zoolander 2
as Brad Whitaker2015 Daddy's Home
as James2015 Get Hard
as Robert Benson2015 A Deadly Adoption
as Lord Business / President Business / The Man Upstairs (voice)2014 The Lego Movie
as Kevin2013 The Internship
as Armando Alvarez2012 Casa De Mi Padre
as Cam Brady2012 The Campaign
as himself2011 Star Wars Spoofs
as Nick Halsey2011 Everything Must Go
as Megamind (voice)2010 Megamind
as Detective Allen Gamble2010 The Other Guys
as Ted Nettters / Craig Buchanan / Alex Trebek / Various (archive footage)2010 The Women of SNL
as Dr. Rick Marshall2009 Land of the Lost
as Jackie Moon2008 Semi-Pro
as Brennan Huff2008 Step Brothers
as Angel2007 Good Cop, Baby Cop
as Tenant2007 The Landlord
as Chazz Michael Michaels2007 Blades of Glory
as Bob2007 The Procedure
as Ted - Man with the Yellow Hat (voice)2006 Curious George
as Harold Crick2006 Stranger Than Fiction
as Corbit2006 Winter Passing
as Jack Wyatt2005 Bewitched
as Franz Liebkind2005 The Producers
as Phil Weston2005 Kicking & Screaming
as Chazz Reinhold2005 Wedding Crashers
as Hobie2004 Melinda and Melinda
as Big Earl2004 Starsky & Hutch
as The Architect2003 MTV Reloaded
as Buddy2003 Elf
as Frank2003 Old School
as Michael, Brian's Boyfriend (uncredited)2002 Boat Trip
as Himself / Various Characters (archive footage)2002 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell
as Federal Wildlife Marshal Willenholly2001 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
as Jacobim Mugatu2001 Zoolander
as Lance DeLune2000 The Ladies Man
as Bob Woodward1999 Dick
as Sky Corrigan1999 Superstar
as Gil1999 The Suburbans
as Steve Butabi1998 A Night at the Roxbury
as Herself / Nancy Reagan / Various Characters1998 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman
as Newscaster (uncredited)1995 Criminal Hearts

TV Shows/Series with Will Ferrell as Actor(44)

Movies with Will Ferrell as Crew(52)

Writing/Writer2020 Eurovision
Production/Producer2020 Eurovision
Production/Producer2020 Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar
Production/Producer2020 Prince of Fashion
Production/Producer2020 First Ladies
Writing/Writer2019 Green Team
Production/Producer2019 Will
Production/Producer2019 Hustlers
Production/Executive Producer2019 Booksmart
Production/Producer2019 The Menu
Production/Producer2019 The Flintstones
Production/Producer2019 Plus One
Production/Producer2019 Toni Erdmann
Production/Producer2019 Untitled eSports Project
Production/Producer2019 A Christmas Carol
Production/Executive Producer2018 The Royal Wedding Live with Cord and Tish!
Production/Producer2018 Vice
Production/Producer2018 Holmes & Watson
Production/Producer2017 Daddy's Home 2
Production/Executive Producer2017 Oh Lucy!
Production/Producer2017 The House
Production/Producer2016 The Boss
Production/Producer2015 Sleeping with Other People
Production/Producer2015 Daddy's Home
Production/Executive Producer2015 Ferrell Takes the Field
Production/Producer2015 Get Hard
Production/Producer2014 Welcome to Me
Production/Producer2014 Tammy
Production/Producer2013 Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
Writing/Screenplay2013 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Production/Producer2013 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Production/Producer2012 Bachelorette
Production/Producer2012 The Campaign
Production/Producer2010 The Other Guys
Production/Producer2010 The Virginity Hit
Writing/Screenplay2008 Step Brothers
Production/Executive Producer2008 Step Brothers
Writing/Story2008 Step Brothers
Writing/Writer2007 Good Cop, Baby Cop
Production/Executive Producer2007 Hot Rod
Production/Producer2007 The Landlord
Writing/Writer2007 The Landlord
Production/Executive Producer2006 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Writing/Screenplay1998 A Night at the Roxbury
Crew/Scenic Artist??? Mary Poppins

TV Shows/Series with Will Ferrell as Crew(9)

Production/Executive Producer2020 Motherland: Fort Salem
Production/Executive Producer2019 Dead to Me
Production/Executive Producer2018 Succession
Production/Producer2018 LA to Vegas
Production/Executive Producer2017 No Activity
Production/Executive Producer2014 Bad Judge
Production/Producer2010 Big Lake
Production/Producer2010 Funny or Die Presents
Production/Producer2009 Eastbound & Down

Additional Information

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Born: Sunday, 07/16 1967 (July) in Irvine (current age: 52 years + 224 days)
Zodiac sign: Cancer (Chinese zodiac sign: Goat)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: University High School, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
Spouses (current/former): Viveca Paulin
Children: Magnus Ferrell, Mattias Ferrell, Axel Ferrell
Siblings: Patrick Ferrell
Other names for Will Ferrell (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"John William "Will" Ferrell"
"John William Ferrell"
"Τζον Γουίλιαμ "Γούιλ" Φέρελ"
"윌 페럴"
"威尔费瑞尔"
"ウィルフェレル"
"گے فیری"
"Уилл Феррелл"
"Ќе Ферел"
"Θα Ferrell"
Will Ferrell frequently works together with these people:
Adam McKay (65x, Crew)
Andy Samberg (34x, Actor)
Bill Hader (27x, Actor)
Jessica Elbaum (18x, Crew)
Chris Henchy (17x, Crew)
Ben Stiller (16x, Actor)
Scarlett Johansson (16x, Actress)
Tina Fey (16x, Actress)
Molly Shannon (15x, Actress)
Jimmy Fallon (15x, Actor)
Lindsay Lohan (14x, Actress)
Kristen Wiig (14x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:326, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 02/09/2020