Will Ferrell

Biography

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.

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.

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Personal Info

Gender -

Known Credits 120

Birthday 1967-07-16

Place of Birth Irvine, California, U.S.

Adult Actor False

Official Site http://planetwill.jt.org/

Also Known As

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Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Russ & Roger Go Beyond as Russ Meyer
2017 The House
2016 Zeroville as Rondell
2016 A.C. Green: Iron Virgin as Narrator
2016 Zoolander 2 as Mugatu
2015 Daddy's Home as Brad
2015 Ferrell Takes the Field as Himself
2015 The Spoils Before Dying as Eric Jonrosh
2015 The Spoils Before Dying(6 episodes) as Eric Jonrosh
2015 A Deadly Adoption as Robert Benson
2015 Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber as Ron Burgundy
2015 Get Hard as James King
2015 The Late Late Show with James Corden(1 episode) as Himself
2015 Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special as Himself
2014 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon(1 episode) as Himself
2014 The Lego Movie as Lord Business (voice) / President Business (voice) / The Man Upstairs
2014 The Spoils of Babylon as Eric Jonrosh
2014 The Spoils of Babylon(6 episodes) as Eric Jonrosh
2013 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues as Ron Burgundy
2013 Drunk History(1 episode) as Roald Dahl
2013 The Internship as Mattress Salesman (uncredited)
2012 The Campaign as Cam Brady
2012 Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee(1 episode) as Himself
2012 Casa De Mi Padre as Armando Alvarez
2012 Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie as Damien Weebs
2011 Billy On The Street(1 episode) as Himself
2011 Fight for Your Right Revisited as Future Ad Rock
2011 Megamind: The Button Of Doom as Megamind
2010 Megamind as Megamind (voice)
2010 Everything Must Go as Nick Halsey
2010 The Other Guys as Detective Allen Gamble
2010 Funny or Die Presents(22 episodes) as Abraham Lincoln
2009 SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas
2009 The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard as McDermott
2009 Land of the Lost as Dr. Rick Marshall
2009 Will Ferrell: You're Welcome America - A Final Night with George W. Bush as George W. Bush
2009 Eastbound & Down(1 episode)
2008 Step Brothers as Brennan Huff
2008 Semi-Pro as Jackie Moon
2008 Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis(1 episode)
2007 The Procedure
2007 The Landlord as the tenant
2007 Blades of Glory as Chazz Michael Michaels
2007 Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!(79 episodes) as Donald Mahanahan
2006 30 Rock(2 episodes)
2006 The Megan Mullally Show(2 episodes)
2006 Stranger Than Fiction as Harold Crick
2006 Curious George(1 episode)
2006 The One Show(1 episode)
2006 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby as Ricky Bobby
2006 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Commercial Parodies
2006 Curious George as Ted - Man with the Yellow Hat
2005 The Producers as Franz Liebkind
2005 Winter Passing as Corbit
2005 The Wendell Baker Story as Dave
2005 Wedding Crashers as Chazz Reinhold
2005 Bewitched as Jack Wyatt
2005 Kicking & Screaming as Phil Weston
2005 The Office(6 episodes)
2005 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jimmy Fallon
2004 Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie as Ron Burgundy
2004 Oh, What a Lovely Tea Party as Himself
2004 Melinda and Melinda as Hobie
2004 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell - Volume 2
2004 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy as Ron Burgundy
2004 Starsky & Hutch as Big Earl
2004 Best Week Ever(1 episode)
2003 Elf as Buddy
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show(2 episodes)
2003 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Kattan as Himself
2003 Old School as Frank
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live!(1 episode)
2002 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell as Himself / Various Characters (archive footage)
2002 Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway(1 episode)
2002 HypaSpace(1 episode)
2001 Zoolander as Mugatu
2001 The Guardian(1 episode)
2001 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back as Federal Wildlife Marshal Willenholly
2001 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Molly Shannon as Self
2001 The Oblongs as Bob Oblong
2001 The Oblongs(20 episodes) as Bob Oblong
2000 The Ladies Man as Lance DeLune
2000 Drowning Mona as Cubby the Funeral Director
1999 The Early Show(1 episode)
1999 The Suburbans as Gil
1999 Superstar as Sky Corrigan
1999 Dick as Bob Woodward
1999 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me as Mustafa
1999 Strangers with Candy(1 episode)
1999 The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn(2 episodes)
1999 Family Guy(4 episodes)
1998 The Thin Pink Line as Darren Clark
1998 A Night at the Roxbury as Steve Butabi
1998 TRL(1 episode)
1998 Hercules(66 episodes)
1998 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman as Troy
1998 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman as Herself / Nancy Reagan / Various Characters
1997 Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery as Mustafa
1997 Men Seeking Women as Al
1997 Cow and Chicken(1 episode)
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(11 episodes)
1995 A Bucket of Blood as Young Man
1994 On Our Own(20 episodes) as Construction Worker
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(9 episodes)
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(5 episodes)
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee(6 episodes)
1975 Saturday Night Live(142 episodes) as Various
1952 Today(3 episodes)
1929 The Academy Awards(2 episodes)
1900 Larry's Kidney
1900 Daddy's Home 2 as Brad Whitaker
1900 The Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show(1 episode)

Production

2016 The Boss … Producer
2015 Daddy's Home … Producer
2015 Ferrell Takes the Field … Executive Producer
2015 Sleeping with Other People … Producer
2015 Get Hard … Producer
2014 Bad Judge(13 episodes) … Executive Producer
2014 Tammy … Producer
2013 Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters … Producer
2012 The Campaign … Producer
2012 Bachelorette … Producer
2010 Big Lake(10 episodes) … Producer
2010 Funny or Die Presents(22 episodes) … Producer
2009 Will Ferrell: You're Welcome America - A Final Night with George W. Bush … Executive Producer
2009 Eastbound & Down(37 episodes) … Producer
2008 Step Brothers … Executive Producer
2007 Hot Rod … Executive Producer
2007 The Landlord … Producer
2006 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby … Executive Producer
1900 Plus One … Producer

Writing

2013 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues … Screenplay
2009 Will Ferrell: You're Welcome America - A Final Night with George W. Bush … Writer
2008 Step Brothers … Story
2008 Step Brothers … Screenplay
2006 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby … Author
2004 Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie … Author
2004 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy … Author
1998 A Night at the Roxbury … Screenplay

Creator

2015 The Spoils Before Dying … Creator

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