Will Ferrell

Mostly Credited As: Will Ferrell
Birth Name: John William Ferrell
Date Of Birth: July 16, 1967 (Age 48)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Irvine, California
Height: 6' 3 ½" (1.91 m)

Will Ferrell

Born in Irvine, CA, on July 16, 1967, Ferrell attended the University of Southern California, graduating with a degree in sports information. Following graduation, he worked as a sportscaster on a weekly cable show, but he soon found his interests leaning toward acting and standup comedy. He enrolled in classes and workshops given at a local community college, and after only a year of training, he was invited to join the Groundlings, an infamous L.A. comedy improv group. Ferrell's involvement with the Groundlings led to his SNL discovery; from that point on, the previously unknown comic found himself enjoying growing recognition and a steady paycheck.

Although A Night at the Roxbury turned out to be a complete and utter flop, it did little to prevent Ferrell from finding more screen work; the following year, he could be seen as journalist Bob Woodward in Dick and as the object of fellow SNL castmate Molly Shannon's unwanted affection in Superstar. A series of scene-stealing supporting roles followed for Ferrell in such films as Drowning Mona, Zoolander, and, most-notably, Old School. In the 2003 Todd Phillips film, Ferrell sunk his teeth into the role of Frank "The Tank", delivering several lines that would forever be quoted by frat guys the world over.

But it was Ferrell's other 2003 film that truly announced his arrival as a Hollywood star. As the oversized titular character in director Jon Favreau's holiday comedy Elf, Ferrell delighted audiences and critics alike, making the modestly-budgeted film a surprise box-office smash.

In the wake of Elf's success, Ferrell's 2004 plate was full, starring as fictional '70s TV newscaster Ron Burgundy in Anchorman, taking a role in the Woody Allen's Melinda and Melinda, and signing on for lead roles in two long-anticipated projects: the filmed adaptation of John Kennedy Toole's cult novel -A Confederacy of Dunces and the big-screen version of the classic sitcom Bewitched. Rebecca Flint, All Movie Guide

TV Appearances

Main cast 
A Deadly Adoption (2015)As: Robert Benson
The Spoils Before Dying (2015)As: Eric Jonrosh / J. Edgar Hoover
The Spoils Of Babylon (2014)As: Eric Jonrosh
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)As: Himself
Guys Choice (2007)As: Himself (Funniest M.F. 2007)
Curious George (US) (2006)As: The Man with the Yellow Hat -- [Voice]
Soccer Aid (2006)As: Himself (Rest of the World Team 2012)
The Oblongs (2001)As: Bob Oblong -- [Voice]
Saturday Night Live (1975)As: Various (1995-2002)
Episode Cast Credits 

Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014) 
  Will Ferrell, Hannibal Buress, Dustin Lynch 03x25: (Feb/17/2016) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996) 
  Will Ferrell 21x39: (Dec/17/2015) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Will Ferrell 20x79: (Mar/19/2015) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Steve Carell, Will Ferrell, David Koechner, Paul Rudd 19x39: (Dec/18/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Zach Galifianakis, Will Ferrell 17x130: (Jul/26/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Chris Hemsworth/Chance the Rapper 41x08: (Dec/12/2015) As George W. Bush 
  Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary (Feb/15/2015) As Himself 
  Paul Rudd/One Direction 39x08: (Dec/07/2013) As Various 
  Will Ferrell/Usher 37x21: (May/12/2012) As Himself, [Guest Hosts]

Drunk History (2013) 
  Spies 03x04: (Sep/22/2015) As Roald Dahl 

Conan (2010) 
  Will Ferrell, Ellie Kemper, Andy Woodhull 05x41: (Mar/26/2015) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  The Green Lantern 2: Just Kidding, That Won't Happen 02x127: (Aug/08/2012) As Himself (Taped Segment) 
  Audit at Fiscal Point 02x124: (Aug/02/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  That Which Does Not Kill Me Makes Me Think I'm Doing This Suicide Thing Wrong 02x69: (Mar/28/2012) As Ron Burgundy 

The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015) 
  Kevin Hart, Leon Bridges & Will Ferrell 01x03: (Mar/25/2015) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014) 
  Will Ferrell, Chelsea Peretti, Boots 02x41: (Mar/18/2015) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Will Ferrell & Kevin Hart, Ariana Grande (Feb/01/2015) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Amanda Seyfried, Will Ferrell and Chad Smith 01x64: (May/22/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Michelle Obama, Will Ferrell, Arcade Fire 01x04: (Feb/20/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Entertainment Tonight (1981) 
  Kevin Hart & Will Ferrell 33x70: (Dec/04/2014) As Himself 
  Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart 33x62: (Nov/25/2014) As Himself 
  Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell 33x44: (Nov/04/2014) As Himself 

Stand Up To Cancer (2012) 
  Stand Up to Cancer After Hours 02x11: (Oct/17/2014) As Ron Burgundy 

Welcome To Sweden (2014) 
  Avsnitt 2 01x02: (Mar/28/2014) As Himself 

Live with Kelly & Michael (1983) 
  Will Ferrell, Ricky Martin, Lucy Hale 32x143: (Mar/19/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Will Ferrell, Candice Glover, Jean-Georges Vongerichten 32x77: (Dec/17/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  M.C. Hammer; Peter Gros; co-host Will Ferrell 27x198: (Jun/03/2009) As Co-Host, [Guest Hosts]
  Joanna Philbin; Robert Downey Jr.; Katharine McPhee; Will Ferrell 26x250: (Aug/15/2008) As Himself 

@Midnight (2013) 
  Doug Benson | Michaela Watkins | Rob Heubel 02x34: (Mar/06/2014) As Himself, [Special Guest Stars]

The Spoils Of Babylon (2014) 
  So Sweet the Bells 01x06: (Feb/06/2014) As Shah of Iran, [Uncredited]

The Graham Norton Show (2007) 
  John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, Joan Collins, Jackie Collins, Frank Skinner, Michael BublĂ© 14x11: (Dec/31/2013) As Himself 

106 & Park (2000) 
  Wild Out Wednesday 14x61: (Dec/18/2013) As Himself 

The Jonathan Ross Show (2011) 
  David Beckham, Will Ferrell, Gillian Anderson, Leona Lewis 05x10: (Dec/14/2013) As Himself 

Daybreak (2010) 
  December 13, 2013 04x75: (Dec/13/2013) As Himself 
  September 15, 2010 01x08: (Sep/15/2010) As Himself 

Inside Comedy (2012) 
  Will Ferrell / Betty White 02x06: (Mar/18/2013) As Himself 

Comic Relief (1986) 
  Funny for Money - Part 2 16x03: (Mar/15/2013) As Ron Burgundy, [Featuring]

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  "Jimmy Kimmel Live: This Week" - clips from the past four shows 11x10: (Jan/18/2013) As Himself (Knife Guys Comedy Segment) 
  Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Mel B, Does It Offend You Yeah? 06x104: (Jul/24/2008) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Will Ferrell, Bobby Cannavale, Under the Influence of Giants 04x118: (Aug/04/2006) As Himself 

Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2004) 
  The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2012 09x04: (Dec/30/2012) As Himself 

30 Rock (2006) 
  My Whole Life Is Thunder 07x08: (Dec/06/2012) As Shane Hunter, [Uncredited]

Watch and Listen (2012) 
  Watch - Episode 23 01x49: (Sep/23/2012) As Himself, [Co-Guest Stars]

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Will Ferrell, Rufus Wainwright 19x169: (Jul/23/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Will Ferrell, Jon Bernthal 19x104: (Mar/12/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Will Ferrell, the Twilight Singers 18x122: (Apr/26/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Will Ferrell, Kid Cudi 18x31: (Oct/28/2010) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Eastbound & Down (2009) 
  Chapter 21 03x08: (Apr/15/2012) As Ashley Schaeffer 
  Chapter 20 03x07: (Apr/08/2012) As Ashley Schaeffer 
  Chapter 15 03x02: (Feb/26/2012) As Ashley Schaeffer 
  Chapter 5: Beginning A New Audio Book 01x05: (Mar/15/2009) As Ashley Schaeffer 

Chris Moyles Quiz Night (2009) 
  Will Ferrell, Louis Walsh, David Walliams 05x01: (Oct/23/2011) As Himself 

OK! TV (2011) 
  Series 1, Show 171 01x171: (Oct/21/2011) As Himself 

BBC Breakfast (2000) 
  October 6, 2011 12x279: (Oct/06/2011) As Himself 
  September 15, 2010 11x258: (Sep/15/2010) As Himself 

The One Show (2006) 
  October 5, 2011 06x61: (Oct/05/2011) As Himself 
  December 1, 2010 05x102: (Dec/01/2010) As Himself 

Chelsea Lately (2007) 
  Will Ferrell 05x70: (May/09/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Office (US) (2005) 
  The Inner Circle 07x23: (May/05/2011) As Deangelo Vickers 
  Goodbye, Michael 07x22: (Apr/28/2011) As Deangelo Vickers 
  Michael's Last Dundies 07x21: (Apr/21/2011) As DeAngelo Vickers 
  Training Day 07x20: (Apr/14/2011) As DeAngelo Vickers 

Live From Studio Five (2009) 
  Series 2, Show 58 02x58: (Dec/01/2010) As Himself 
  Series 2, Show 3 02x03: (Sep/15/2010) As Himself 
  Series 2, Show 2 02x02: (Sep/14/2010) As Himself 

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009) 
  Tom Hanks, Will Ferrell, Neil Young 01x145: (Jan/22/2010) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Will Ferrell, Pearl Jam 01x01: (Jun/01/2009) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009) 
  Will Ferrell, Kyra Sedgwick, Mos Def 01x62: (Jun/09/2009) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Man vs. Wild (2006) 
  Will Ferrell Special (Jun/02/2009) As Himself, [Special Guest Stars]

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Will Ferrell, Mary McCormack, James Hunter 16x149: (Jul/14/2008) As Himself 
  Will Ferrell, Hayden Christensen, The Hives 16x65: (Feb/19/2008) As Himself 
  Will Ferrell, Sen. Joseph Biden, Paolo Nutini 15x118: (Mar/22/2007) As Himself 
  Will Ferrell, Kristen Bell, Everclear 14x198: (Jul/27/2006) As Himself 

Today (US) (1952) 
  TV Series Week; Valerie Bertinelli, Gary Coleman, Padma Lakshmi, Bitsie Tulloch, Will Ferrell 57x122: (Feb/26/2008) As Himself 
  Will Ferrell, John Kerry, Teresa Heinz Kerry, 56x146: (Mar/26/2007) As Himself 
  Will Ferrell, Jamie Oliver, Lauren Greenfield 56x48: (Nov/08/2006) As Himself 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Will Ferrell, Rashida Jones, tae kwon do expert Fred Simmons 15x64: (Feb/26/2008) As Himself 
  Will Ferrell, Tom Everett Scott, Death Cab For Cutie 14x32: (Nov/08/2006) As Himself 
  Will Ferrell, Christopher Meloni, Landon Pigg 13x154: (Aug/01/2006) As Himself 
  Will Ferrell, Louis XIV 12x121: (May/12/2005) As Himself 

Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (2002) 
  Series 8, Episode 1 08x01: (Feb/16/2008) As Himself 

The Early Show (1999) 
  Will Ferrell; Survivor Castoff; 08x150: (Mar/30/2007) As Himself 

The Naked Trucker & T-Bones Show (2007) 
  Demo Tape 01x01: (Jan/17/2007) As Hitchhiker 

The Megan Mullally Show (2006) 
  Tom Bergeron, Tim Daly, Will Ferrell, Allison Janney, Davy Jones, Chris Noth, Jerry Springer 01x72: (Jan/15/2007) As Himself 
  Will Ferrell, Jenny McCarthy 01x01: (Sep/18/2006) As Himself 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  Will Ferrell, James Blunt 04x52: (Nov/14/2006) As Himself 
  The cast of "The Producers" 03x75: (Dec/16/2005) As Himself 

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001) 
  Terry Wogan, Julianne Moore, Will Ferrell, Scissor Sisters 11x02: (Sep/15/2006) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Best Week Ever (2004) 
  August 4th 04x26: (Aug/04/2006) As Himself 

The Academy Awards (1953) 
  The 78th Annual Academy Awards 54x01: (Mar/05/2006) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 76th Annual Academy Awards 52x01: (Feb/29/2004) As Presenter, [Featuring]

Kids' Choice Awards (US) (1988) 
  18th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 18x01: (Apr/02/2005) As Himself 
  16th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 16x01: (Apr/12/2003) As Himself 

The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999) 
  August 27, 2004 (Series Finale) 05x26: (Aug/27/2004) As Himself 
  8/22/2001 03x72: (Aug/22/2001) As Himself 

Last Call with Carson Daly (2002) 
  Will Ferrell, Demetri Martin 03x80: (Jul/14/2004) As Himself 
  Will Ferrell, Chris Matthews, Le Tigre 02x122: (Nov/13/2003) As Himself 

The Sharon Osbourne Show (US) (2003) 
  Episode 13 01x13: (Oct/01/2003) As Himself 
  Episode 10 01x10: (Sep/26/2003) As Himself 

The Guardian (2001) 
  All the Rage 02x23: (May/13/2003) As Larry Flood (as Phil Reston) 

TRL (1998) 
  2/21/03 06x35: (Feb/21/2003) As Himself 

Family Guy (1999) 
  Mr. Saturday Knight 03x09: (Sep/05/2001) Voiced  Black Knight 
  Fifteen Minutes of Shame 02x12: (Apr/25/2000) Voiced  Fisherman 

Strangers with Candy (1999) 
  Trail of Tears 03x03: (Jul/24/2000) As Bob Whitely, [Featuring]

King of the Hill (1997) 
  Three Coaches and a Bobby 03x12: (Jan/26/1999) Voiced  Coach Lucas, [Special Guest Stars]

Disney's Hercules (1998) 
  Hercules and the Jilt Trip 01x29: (Nov/06/1998) Voiced  Geryon 

Cow and Chicken (1997) 
  Space Cow/Legend of Sailcat 01x12: (Sep/30/1997) Voiced  Astronaut #2, Farmer 

Living Single (1993) 
  Talk Showdown 02x26: (May/11/1995) As Roommate From Hell #1, [Co-Guest Stars]
Crew Credits

Show Crew

Eastbound & Down (2009)• Executive Producer
Big Lake (2010)• Co-Producer
Assistance (2013)• Executive Producer
Bad Judge (2014)• Executive Producer
The Spoils Of Babylon (2014)• Executive Producer
Mission Control (2014)• Executive Producer
The Spoils Before Dying (2015)• Executive Producer

Episode Crew


Was on Saturday Night Live from 1995-2002

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