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Will Ferrell

Comedian / Film Producer / Writer / Screenwriter / Character Actor / Television Producer | * 07/16/1967 (55) | Irvine, California (United States of America (USA))
John William Ferrell (born July 16, 1967) is an American actor, comedian, and producer. He first established himself in the mid-1990s as a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, where he performed from 1995 to 2002, and has subsequently starred in comedy films such as Elf (2003), Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), Kicking & Screaming (2005), Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006), Semi-Pro (2008), and Land of the Lost (2009). He founded the comedy website Funny or Die in 2007 with his writing partner Adam McKay. Other notable film roles include ()
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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 | Talk-Shows

Known for these Movies & Shows

Awards & Nominations for Will Ferrell

Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Primetime Emmy Awards Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame MTV Comedic Genius Award

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Movies with Will Ferrell as Actor(104)

as Toy Company CEO2023 Barbie
2023 Strays
as Sandy Jenkins2022 Fruitcake
as Chuck Blazer2021 American Huckster
as Therapist2020 David
as Pete2020 Downhill
as Miami Restaurant Girl #42020 Impractical Jokers: The Movie
as Rondell2019 Zeroville
as President Business / Man Upstairs (voice)2019 The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
as Bum2019 Drunk Parents
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 James King2015 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 Will2013 Green Team
as Armando Alvarez2012 Casa De Mi Padre
as Cam Brady2012 The Campaign
as Ad-Rock (B-Boys 2)2011 Fight for Your Right Revisited
as himself2011 Star Wars Spoofs
as Nick Halsey2011 Everything Must Go
as Megamind (voice)2011 Megamind: The Button of Doom
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 George W. Bush2010 Presidential Reunion
as Dr. Rick Marshall2009 Land of the Lost
as McDermott (uncredited)2009 The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard
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 Ricky Bobby (archive footage)2006 Ricky Bobby: Sports Century
as Corbit2006 Winter Passing
as Jack Wyatt2005 Bewitched
as Franz Liebkind2005 The Producers
as Phil Weston2005 Kicking & Screaming
as Chazz Reinhold (uncredited)2005 Wedding Crashers
as Hobie2004 Melinda and Melinda
as Big Earl (uncredited)2004 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 Cubby2000 Drowning Mona
as Bob Woodward1999 Dick
as Sky Corrigan1999 Superstar
as Gil1999 The Suburbans
as Steve Butabi1998 A Night at the Roxbury
as Self / Nancy Reagan / Various Characters1998 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman
as Newscaster (uncredited)1996 Criminal Hearts

TV Shows/Series with Will Ferrell as Actor(56)

as Martin 'Marty' Markowitz2021 The Shrink Next Door
as Self (archive footage)2020 The Holiday Movies That Made Us
as Adrian2017 No Activity
as Eric Jonrosh2015 The Spoils Before Dying
as himself2015 Hot Ones
as Eric Jonrosh2014 The Spoils of Babylon
as Roald Dahl2013 Drunk History
as himself2012 Inside Comedy
as himself2011 Billy on the Street
as Abraham Lincoln2010 Funny or Die Presents
as himself2010 Conan
as Ron Burgundy2010 Conan
as himself2007 The Graham Norton Show
as himself2006 Man vs. Wild
2006 30 Rock
as Deangelo Vickers2005 The Office
as himself2002 HypaSpace
as Bob Oblong2001 The Oblongs
as The Black Knight (voice)1999 Family Guy
as Fat Greek Guy / Miles 'Chatterbox' Musket (voice)1999 Family Guy
1998 TRL
as Geryon (voice)1998 Hercules
as Construction Worker1994 On Our Own
1993 WWE Raw
as Self - Various Characters1975 Saturday Night Live
as Self - Host1975 Saturday Night Live
as himself1975 Saturday Night Live
as himself??? Today

Movies with Will Ferrell as Crew(61)

Production/Producer2022 Am I Ok?
Production/Producer2022 Spirited
Production/Producer2022 May December
Production/Producer2021 Will
Production/Producer2021 Bad Blood
Production/Producer2021 The Flintstones
Production/Producer2021 Plus One
Production/Producer2021 Toni Erdmann
Production/Producer2021 Untitled eSports Project
Production/Producer2021 Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar
Production/Producer2021 The Prince of Fashion
Production/Producer2021 First Ladies
Production/Producer2021 American Huckster
Production/Producer2019 Hustlers
Production/Executive Producer2019 Booksmart
Production/Producer2018 Ibiza
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/Writer2013 Green Team
Production/Producer2013 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Writing/Screenplay2013 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Production/Producer2012 Casa De Mi Padre
Production/Producer2012 Bachelorette
Production/Producer2012 The Campaign
Production/Producer2010 The Other Guys
Production/Producer2010 The Virginity Hit
Production/Executive Producer2008 Step Brothers
Writing/Screenplay2008 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

TV Shows/Series with Will Ferrell as Crew(12)

Production/Executive Producer2021 The Shrink Next Door
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 Producer2015 The Spoils Before Dying
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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Full Name: Will Ferrell
Born: Sunday, 07/16 1967 (July) in Irvine, California (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 55 years + 73 days)
Zodiac sign: Cancer (Chinese zodiac sign: Goat)
Languages: English (EN, native language), Spanish (ES)
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"
"گے فیری"
"Уилл Феррелл"
"Ќе Ферел"
"Θα Ferrell"
"William Ferrell"
"ويل فيريل"
Will Ferrell frequently works together with these people:
Adam McKay (73x, Crew)
Kristen Wiig (46x, Actress)
Andy Samberg (37x, Actor)
Bill Hader (32x, Actor)
Fred Armisen (32x, Actor)
Phil LaMarr (28x, Actor)
Jessica Elbaum (28x, Crew)
Alexandra Breckenridge (27x, Actress)
Ralph Garman (26x, Actor)
Jason Sudeikis (25x, Actor)
Chris Henchy (24x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:326, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 09/12/2022