Will Ferrell

Biography

Date of Birth 16 July 1967, Irvine, California, USA Birth Name John William Ferrell Height 6' 3" (1.91 m) John William "Will" Ferrell is an Emmy and Golden Globe nominated American comedian, impressionist and actor who first established himself as a cast member of Saturday Night Live, and has since gone on to a successful film career. Ferrell was born in Irvine, California to Lee Ferrell (a keyboardist for The Righteous Brothers) and Kay Overman. He attended Rancho San Joaquin Middle School and University High School in Irvine, where he was a kicker for the varsity football team, and still holds the school record for most field goals made. [2] He became interested in performing while making his school's daily morning announcements over the public address system in disguised voices. [citation needed] He then enrolled at the University of Southern California, where he studied Sports Broadcasting and graduated with a degree in Sports Information. He is also a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. After graduating in 1989, Ferrell developed his improvisation skills as a member of the comedy group The Groundlings. In August 2000, Ferrell married Swedish actress Viveca Paulin, whom he met in 1995 at an acting class. On March 7, 2004 their son Magnus Paulin Ferrell was born. On December 19, 2006, Will Ferrell announced that he would make a book, entitled "Will Ferrell, the Comedy Revealed". No word on publisher or editor. "[3] On December 30, 2006, Paulin gave birth to another son Mattias Ferrell, just after 2 a.m. Saturday Night Live Ferrell joined Saturday Night Live in 1995 (he was chosen over future co-star Steve Carell). He had planned to perform a comedy bit to win a spot on the show from producer Lorne Michaels who traditionally sits down for a final interview with prospective cast members. It was Will's idea to arrive with a suitcase full of Monopoly money and say, "I'm prepared to do anything to be on this show, Mr. Michaels." After bringing the suitcase to the audition and subsequent meetings, it became apparent that there would be no need for the suitcase bit and Will aborted the idea. During his time on SNL, Ferrell made a name for himself with his impersonations, which included: U.S. President George W. Bush ("strategery" was one of several fake Bushisms created by Ferrell during skits about the 2000 campaign), announcer Harry Caray (even after Caray's death), singer Robert Goulet (crooning a cappella pieces of music by Sisqó, Baha Men, and Notorious B.I.G.) singer Neil Diamond Inside the Actors Studio personality James Lipton Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy, U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno convicted Unabomber Ted Kaczynski game show host Alex Trebek professional wrestler-turned-Governor of Minnesota Jesse Ventura. His original characters included "Morning Latte" co-host Tom Wilkins, Ed the Horse's twin brother Ned, music teacher Marty Culp, Spartan cheerleader Craig Buchanan, Dale Sturtevant "Dissing Your Dog", and night clubber Steve Butabi in a sketch that went to the big screen in 1998's A Night at the Roxbury. Ferrell returned to Saturday Night Live as a guest host on May 14, 2005. In one sketch, he reprised his role as Robert Goulet, advertising a series of crooned ringtones. Also on the same episode, during the performance of the song "Little Sister" by musical guests Queens of the Stone Age, Ferrell came onstage playing the cowbell. Movie Career During his time on Saturday Night Live, Ferrell appeared in several movies: A Night at the Roxbury, Dick, Drowning Mona, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and Zoolander. Shortly after he left Saturday Night Live, Ferrell starred in the films Old School, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, and Elf. All three films were box office successes, making Ferrell a movie superstar. In 2005 Ferrell had roles in five films: Kicking & Screaming, Melinda and Melinda, The Producers, Bewitched, and Wedding Crashers. In 2006, Ferrell starred in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and Stranger Than Fiction; both received critical and box office success. On December 27, 2006 TheMagazine named Ferrell as one of its three actors of the year in their 2006 year in review issue. Nickname "Wilf" is a longstanding nickname that combines Ferrell's first name with the first letter of his last name. This was Ferrell's nickname in high school and has carried on in some Hollywood circles. Death Hoax An announcement on I-Newswire.com reported that Ferrell had died in a paragliding accident. The site accepts press releases from users for publication on its website. A user submitted the aforementioned hoax, which was published before its factual inaccuracy was noticed. The story was further propagated when it appeared on Google News. This may perhaps be related to his role in the movie Wedding Crashers where he crashes the funeral of a man who died in a hang gliding accident, and then remarks on the stupidity of someone dying in a hang gliding accident.

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Birth Name

John William Ferrell

Birth Place

Irvine, California, USA

Birth Date

7/16/1967
Known For
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Elf

Buddy

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Megamind

Megamind (voice)

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Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Ricky Bobby

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Step Brothers

Brennan Huff

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Daddy's Home

Brad Whitaker

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Blades of Glory

Chazz Michael Michaels

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Stranger Than Fiction

Harold Crick

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Get Hard

James

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The Campaign

Cam Brady

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Land of the Lost

Dr. Rick Marshall

Starring In
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Strays

Reggie (voice)

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Barbie

Mattel CEO

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Quiz Lady

Terry McTeer

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Spirited

Present

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537 Votes

George W. Bush (archive footage)

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Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

Lars Erickssong

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Uncle Tom

Self (archive footage)

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Impractical Jokers: The Movie

Restaurant Patron (as William Ferrell)

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Downhill

Pete

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Between Two Ferns: The Movie

Himself

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Zeroville

Rondell

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The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

President Business / Dad

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Holmes and Watson

Holmes

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Daddy's Home 2

Brad

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The House

Scott Johansen

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Zoolander 2

Jacobim Mugatu

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Daddy's Home

Brad Whitaker

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Ferrell Takes the Field

Self

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A Deadly Adoption

Robert Benson

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Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber

Ron Burgundy

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Get Hard

James

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Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special

Himself / Alex Trebek / Marty Culp

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The Lego Movie

Lord Business (voice) / President Business (voice) / The Man Upstairs

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And the Oscar Goes To...

Himself (archive footage)

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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Ron Burgundy

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The Internship

Matress Salesman (uncredited)

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The Campaign

Cam Brady

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Casa de mi Padre

Armando

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Tim And Eric's Billion Dollar Movie

Damien Weebs (uncredited)

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The 84th Annual Academy Awards

Self - Presenter

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The Love We Make

Himself

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Catching Hell

Self (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Megamind: The Botton Of Doom

Megamind (voice)

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Beastie Boys: Fight for Your Right Revisited

Ad-Rock (B-Boys 2)

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Everything Must Go

Nick Halsey

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The Other Guys

Allen Gamble

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Megamind

Megamind (voice)

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Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell - Volume 3

George W. Bush / Various Roles (archive footage)

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The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard

McDermott (uncredited)

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Land of the Lost

Dr. Rick Marshall

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Will Ferrell - You're Welcome America

George W. Bush

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Step Brothers

Brennan Huff

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Semi-Pro

Jackie Moon

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Blades of Glory

Chazz Michael Michaels

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Stranger Than Fiction

Harold Crick

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Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Ricky Bobby

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Curious George

Ted - Man with the Yellow Hat (voice)

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Oscarverleihung 2006

Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Makeup

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The Producers

Franz Liebkind

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Saturday Night Live: The Best of Commercial Parodies

Self / Various Characters

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Winter Passing

Corbit

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Wedding Crashers

Chazz Reinhold (uncredited)

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Bewitched

Jack Wyatt / Darrin

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Kicking & Screaming

Phil Weston

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Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jimmy Fallon

Various Characters (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jon Lovitz

Donut Commercial Director (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Anchorman: Wake-Up Ron Burgundy

Ron Burgundy

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Melinda and Melinda

Hobie

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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

Ron Burgundy

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Starsky & Hutch

Big Earl (uncredited)

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Saturday Night Live - The Best Of Will Ferrell Vol. 2

Himself (archive footage)

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Saturday Night Live - The Best of David Spade

Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tracy Morgan

Cafe Manager (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Late Night with Conan O'Brien 10th Anniversary Special

Himself

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Saturday Night Live: The Best of Cheri Oteri

Various Characters (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Best of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog

Himself (14 episodes, 1998-2007)

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Saturday Night Live: Christopher Walken

Himself / Various (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Elf

Buddy

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Old School

Frank

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Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Kattan

Various Characters (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Boat Trip

Michael, Brian's Boyfriend (uncredited)

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Saturday NightLive: Will Ferrell

Himself/Various Characters (archive footage)

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Dinner for Five - Season 1

Himself (2 episodes, 2003)

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Zoolander

Mugatu

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Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

Federal Wildlife Marshal Willenholly

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The Concert for New York City

Himself

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Saturday Night Live: The Best of Molly Shannon

Various Characters (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Drowning Mona

Cubby the Funeral Director

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The Ladies Man

Lance DeLune

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The Ladies Man

Lance DeLune

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Superstar

Sky Corrigan/Jesus

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Dick

Bob Woodward

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Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

Mustafa

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Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman

Troy (acting class student) (archive footage) (uncredited)

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The Suburbans

Gil

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Endangered Feces - The Very Worst of The Tom Green Show

Himself

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Night at the Roxbury

Steve Butabi

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Saturday Night Live: The Best of Mike Myers

Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

Mustafa

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Men Seeking Women

Al

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Criminal Hearts

Newscaster (uncredited)

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The Death Artist

Young Man

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Saturday Night Live - Best of Alec Baldwin

Various Characters (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary

Himself / Marty Culp (also archive footage)

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"Saturday Night Live"

Various / ... (143 episodes, 1995-2006)

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