Will Ferrell

BirthDay:

16 Jul 1967

BirthPlace:

Irvine, California, USA

BirthName:

John William Ferrell

Bio:

John William Ferrell was born in Irvine, California, to Betty Kay (Overman), a teacher, and Roy Lee Ferrell, Jr., a musician. His parents were both originally from Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.

A graduate of the University of Southern California, Ferrell became interested in performing while a student at University High School in Irvine, 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 (1975) 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 (1975) later. He has also appeared on several television programs, including Strangers with Candy (1999), Grace Under Fire (1993) and Living Single (1993) 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 (1975) 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 (1975) 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 (1975) movie since his premiere on the show in 1995. In 2002 he left Saturday Night Live (1975) 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.
Filmography

Actor ( 208 credits )

Holmes and Watson (2018)
The House (2017)
Zeroville (2017) Rondell
Zoolander 2 (2016) Mugatu
Daddy's Home (2015)
Get Hard (2015)
Follow Me (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris (2015)  Himself - Cameo (uncredited) (1 episode, 2015)
The Chris Gethard Show (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Last Man on Earth (2015)  Gordon (1 episode, 2015)
The Jim Gaffigan Show (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
Welcome to Me (2014)
The Lego Movie (2014) Lord Business - (voice) / President Business - (voice)
Welcome to Sweden (2014)  Will Ferrell (1 episode, 2014)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2014)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
The Drunken Peasants (2014)  Ron Burgundy (archive footage) (1 episode, 2014)
Off Camera with Sam Jones (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) Ron Burgundy
The Internship (2013) Matress Salesman (uncredited)
@midnight (2013)  Chad Softwick (1 episode, 2014)
The Office: The Farewells (2013)
Drunk History (2013)  Roald Dahl (1 episode, 2015)
Circus Halligalli (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
Weekend Ticket (2013)  Himself (2 episodes, 2015)
The Campaign (2012) Cam Brady
CINEMAsuisse: Marc Forster (2012) Himself
La Realizacion de Casa de mi Padre (Making of Casa de mi Padre) (2012) Himself
Casa de mi Padre (2012) Armando
Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie (2012) Damien Weebs
America's Book of Secrets (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
CBS This Morning (2012)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Inside Comedy (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Love You, Mean It with Whitney Cummings (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
The Hollywood Fast Lane (2012)  Himself - Interviewee (1 episode, 2012)
Larry King Now (2012)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
Welcome to the Basement (2012)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2013)
Will Ferrell & Zach Galifianakis Debate Children (2012) Himself
24/7 Blake Griffin: Intern (2011) Himself
Death and Taxes (2011) Policeman (voice) (archive footage)
Catching Hell (2011) Himself (archive footage)
The 2011 Comedy Awards (2011) Himself
Fight for Your Right Revisited (2011) Ad-Rock (B-Boys 2)
Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
The Project (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
What's Going On? with Mike Mitchell (2011)  Himself
The Jonathan Ross Show (2011)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2011)
Papanatos (2011) (1 episode, 2011)
Gruen Planet (2011)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2012)
The Screen Junkies Show (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
His & Hers (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
The Chris Gethard Show (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Dear Woman (2011) Himself
Everything Must Go (2010) Nick Halsey
Megamind (2010) Megamind (voice)
The Other Guys (2010) Allen Gamble
A Night of 140 Tweets: A Celebrity Tweet-A-Thon for Haiti (2010) Himself
Conan (2010)  Himself / ... (11 episodes, 2011-2013)
Funny or Die Presents... (2010)  Abraham Lincoln / ... (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Ask Rhod Gilbert (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
IMDb's 20th Anniversary Star of the Day (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
You've Got... (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy (2010) David Bowie
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009) McDermott (uncredited)
Land of the Lost (2009) Dr. Rick Marshall
Eastbound & Down (2009)  Ashley Schaeffer (5 episodes, 2009-2012)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Himself (3 episodes, 2009-2012)
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009)  Himself (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Lopez Tonight (2009)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Step Brothers (2008) Brennan Huff
Semi-Pro (2008) Jackie Moon
Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday (2008)  George W. Bush (1 episode, 2008)
ESPN Road Trip (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Carpet Bros (2008)  Grant Measum (1 episode, 2010)
Séries express (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
That Fellow in the Coat (2008)  Megamind (archive footage) (1 episode, 2010)
Blades of Glory (2007) Chazz Michael Michaels
Chelsea Lately (2007)  Himself / ... (5 episodes, 2011-2013)
The Graham Norton Show (2007)  Himself (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (2007)  Donald Mahanahan (1 episode, 2010)
The Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show (2007)  Chuck Billson (1 episode, 2007)
Xposé (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Drunk History (2007)  Abraham Lincoln (1 episode, 2010)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (8 episodes, 2007-2013)
Deep Inside (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
The Landlord (2007) Renter
The Procedure (2007) Bob
Stranger Than Fiction (2006) Harold Crick
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) Ricky Bobby
Curious George (2006) Ted - Man with the Yellow Hat (voice)
30 Rock (2006)  Shane Hunter (3 episodes, 2010-2012)
Man vs. Wild (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
The ONE Show (2006)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2010)
El hormiguero (2006)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2010)
Movie Rush (2006)  Himself
The Megan Mullally Show (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
The Producers (2005) Franz Liebkind
Winter Passing (2005) Corbit
Wedding Crashers (2005) Chazz Reinhold (uncredited)
Bewitched (2005) Jack Wyatt / Darrin
Kicking & Screaming (2005) Phil Weston
The Wendell Baker Story (2005) Dave
The Office (2005)  Deangelo Vickers (4 episodes, 2011)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2008-2011)
Attack of the Show! (2005)  Himself (3 episodes, 2012-2013)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (5 episodes, 2010-2013)
Mike & Mike (2005)  Ron Burgundy (1 episode, 2012)
Weekend Sunrise (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
My Shot With (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Melinda and Melinda (2004) Hobie
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) Ron Burgundy
Starsky & Hutch (2004) Big Earl (uncredited)
Le grand journal de Canal+ (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Omg! Insider (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
McEnroe (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Oh, What a Lovely Tea Party (2004) Himself
Elf (2003) Buddy
Old School (2003) Frank
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself (9 episodes, 2006-2013)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Himself (3 episodes, 2005-2007)
The Sharon Osbourne Show (2003)  Himself (2 episodes, 2003)
U-Pick Live (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Rome Is Burning (2003)  Himself / ... (4 episodes, 2008-2009)
Famous (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Boat Trip (2002) Michael, Brian's Boyfriend (uncredited)
Last Call with Carson Daly (2002)  Himself (2 episodes, 2004-2008)
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (2002)  Himself - Guest Announcer (1 episode, 2008)
HypaSpace (2002)  Himself (3 episodes, 2006)
Reel Comedy (2002)  Himself / ... (5 episodes, 2003-2010)
Zoolander (2001) Mugatu
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) Federal Wildlife Marshal Willenholly
The 15th Annual American Comedy Awards (2001) Himself
Undeclared (2001)  Dave (1 episode, 2001)
The Guardian (2001)  Attorney Larry Flood (1 episode, 2003)
The Oblongs (2001)  Bob Oblong (8 episodes, 2001)
Dinner for Five (2001)  Himself (2 episodes, 2003)
The Andy Dick Show (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
The Movie Loft (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
The Ladies Man (2000) Lance DeLune
Drowning Mona (2000) Cubby the Funeral Director
Big Brother (2000)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Rove Live (2000)  Himself (3 episodes, 2003-2009)
Breakfast (2000)  Himself - Actor (archive footage) (1 episode, 2010)
Superstar (1999) Sky Corrigan / Jesus
Dick (1999) Bob Woodward
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) Mustafa
The Suburbans (1999) Gil
Family Guy (1999)  Fat Greek Guy / ... (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
SpongeBob SquarePants (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Strangers with Candy (1999)  Bob Whitely (1 episode, 2000)
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999)  Himself (6 episodes, 1999-2004)
The Tom Green Show (1999)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 1999)
The Thin Pink Line (1998) Darren Clark
A Night at the Roxbury (1998) Steve Butabi
Hercules (1998)  Geryon (1 episode, 1998)
Total Request Live (1998)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2003-2004)
The Panel (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) Mustafa
Men Seeking Women (1997) Al
King of the Hill (1997)  Coach Lucas (1 episode, 1999)
The View (1997)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005)
The Angry Beavers (1997)  Bouncer (uncredited) (1 episode, 1997)
Criminal Hearts (1996) Newscaster (uncredited)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Himself (2 episodes, 1998-2001)
The O'Reilly Factor (1996)  Ron Burgundy (segment "Watters' World") (1 episode, 20
Comedy Central Canned Ham (1996)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2001)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Himself (14 episodes, 1998-2013)
Cow and Chicken (1995)  Astronaut #2 / ... (1 episode, 1997)
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (1995)  Mamet the Moocher (1 episode, 1999)
Extra (1994)  Himself (2 episodes, 2014)
On Our Own (1994)  Construction Worker (1 episode, 1995)
The Footy Show (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
WGN Morning News (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
WWF Raw (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself / ... (23 episodes, 1999-2013)
Living Single (1993)  Roommate from Hell #1 (1 episode, 1995)
Grace Under Fire (1993)  Man at Meeting (uncredited) (1 episode, 1995)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself / ... (20 episodes, 1997-2009)
Dateline NBC (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself (3 episodes, 2007-2009)
Getaway (1992)  Himself - Celebrity traveller (1 episode, 2008)
Gomorron (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Días de cine (1991)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself - Guest / ... (10 episodes, 2003-2013)
Coming Attractions (1991)  Himself (4 episodes, 2003-2005)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself / ... (12 episodes, 2003-2014)
Sidewalks Entertainment (1988)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Are-Oh-Vee (1988)  Himself - Host
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Larry King Live (1985)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Cinema 3 (1984)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (22 episodes, 2006-2010)
SportsCenter (1979)  Ron Burgundy (1 episode, 2013)
The Barbara Walters Summer Special (1976)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Various / ... (145 episodes, 1995-2013)
Good Morning America (1975)  Himself (3 episodes, 2005-2013)
Film '72 (1971)  Himself (4 episodes, 2006)
60 Minutes (1968)  Himself - Comedian (segment "Judd Apatow") (1 episode,
Today (1952)  Himself (5 episodes, 2005-2009)
Russ & Roger Go Beyond (0) Russ Meyer
Tom's Dad (0) Dad
Daddy's Home 2 (0) Brad Whitaker

Producer ( 36 credits )

Plus One (2018) producer
The House (2017) producer
The Boss (2016) producer
Daddy's Home (2015) producer
Get Hard (2015) producer
Sleeping with Other People (2015) producer
The Chris Gethard Show (2015) executive producer (20 episodes, 2015-2016)
Welcome to Me (2014) producer
Tammy (2014) producer
Bad Judge (2014) executive producer (7 episodes, 2014)
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) producer
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) producer
Drunk History (2013) executive producer (8 episodes, 2013)
The Campaign (2012) producer
Casa de mi Padre (2012) producer
Bachelorette (2012) producer
Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie (2012) producer
Brick Novax's Diary (2011) executive producer
The Virginity Hit (2010) producer
The Other Guys (2010) producer
Funny or Die Presents... (2010) executive producer (24 episodes, 2010-2011)
Big Lake (2010) executive producer (10 episodes, 2010)
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009) producer
Eastbound & Down (2009) executive producer (21 episodes, 2009-2013)
Prop 8: The Musical (2008) producer
Step Brothers (2008) executive producer
Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis (2008) executive producer (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Carpet Bros (2008) executive producer (1 episode, 2010)
Hot Rod (2007) executive producer
Drunk History (2007) executive producer (2 episodes, 2010)
The Landlord (2007) producer
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) executive producer
The Social Life (0) producer
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 2 (0) producer
Daddy's Home 2 (0) producer
Bad Blood (0) producer

Writer ( 9 credits )

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
Papanatos (2011) (1 episode, 2011)
Dear Woman (2011) (uncredited)
Funny or Die Presents... (2010) (creator) (unknown episodes)
hunt9100 (2010) (1 episode, 2012)
Step Brothers (2008)
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) (written by) &
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) (written by) &
A Night at the Roxbury (1998) (written by) &