Will Ferrell

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Will Ferrell

American comedian, impressionist, actor, and writer add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1967.

Countries: United States (72%), California (6%), (5%)

Main connections: Saturday Night Live, Steve Carell, Chad Smith

Linked to: Rancho San Joaquin Middle School, University of Southern California, University of Texas at Austin, Beastie Boys




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Will Ferrell was born in 1967 add something


Bob Newhart - His films have ranged from 1970's Barbra Streisand musical "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever", the 1971 Norman Lear comedy "Cold Turkey", the Mike Nichols-directed war satire "Catch-22", to the 2003 Will Ferrell holiday comedy "Elf"


Wesley Eure - According to his website and a recent interview, Eure and his "Land of the Lost" co-star, Kathy Coleman will no longer have cameo appearances in the 2009 film, "Land of the Lost" starring Will Ferrell, as they were edited out of the final cut


After graduating with a bachelor's degree in Sports Information in 1990, he knew he did not want to do broadcasting add something


He is considered a member of the "Frat Pack", a generation of leading Hollywood comic actors who emerged in the late 1990s and the 2000s, including Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Steve Carell, Vince Vaughn, and brothers Owen and Luke Wilson add something


In 1991, encouraged by his mother to pursue something he liked, Ferrell moved to Los Angeles add something


After SNL's dip in popularity in 1994–1995 and in need of new cast members for the next season, a producer saw The Groundlings and asked Ferrell, Kattan, and Cheri Oteri to audition for SNL's main producer, Lorne Michaels add something


Then, in 1994, he won a spot with the top professional group of The Groundlings add something


Ferrell joined "Saturday Night Live" in 1995 and left in 2002 after a successful seven-year tenure add something


Saturday Night Live - By 1995, Farley and Sandler were fired, and Mike Myers, another popular cast member, had left for a film career, but a new cast waited to replace them, featuring the likes of Will Ferrell, Jimmy_Fallon, and Tina Fey


Don West (sportscaster) - Between November 1996 and March 1997, Will Ferrell and Chris Kattan parodied West and his co-host, Eddy Lewis, on three episodes of "Saturday Night Live"


Richard Jewell - He had a cameo in the September 27, 1997 episode of "Saturday Night Live", in which he punched Will Ferrell , and jokingly fended off suggestions that he was responsible for the deaths of Mother Teresa and Princess Diana


Ray Harryhausen - Harryhausen and Terry Moore appeared in small comedic cameo roles in the 1998 remake of "Mighty Joe Young", and he has provided the voice of a polar bear cub in the Will Ferrell film "Elf"


Molly Shannon - In 1998, she played the role of Emily Sanderson in the film "A Night at the Roxbury", featuring Will Ferrell and Chris Kattan who were cast members of "SNL" at the time


In August 2000, Ferrell married Swedish actress Viveca Paulin, whom he met in 1995 at an acting class add something


Owen Wilson - His fame continued to rise after starring alongside Ben Stiller and Will Ferrell in the 2001 film "Zoolander"


Neil Diamond - During this period, Will Ferrell did a recurring Diamond impersonation on Saturday Night Live, with Diamond himself appearing alongside Ferrell on Ferrell's final show as a "Not Ready For Prime Time Player" in May 2002.


Andy Dick - In 2003, he appeared in Will Ferrell's "Old School" as a gay sex education teacher, and as a villainous Santa in the movie "The Hebrew Hammer"


Jon Favreau - In the fall of 2003, he scored his first financial success as a director of the hit comedy "Elf" starring Will Ferrell and James Caan


Zooey Deschanel - Later in 2003, Deschanel played a deadpan department store worker opposite Will Ferrell in the comedy "Elf", which became a box office hit


They live in New York City and in Orange County, California and have three sons, Magnus Paulin Ferrell, born , 2004, Mattias Paulin Ferrell, born , 2006, and Axel Paulin Ferrell, born , 2010 add something


Zooey Deschanel - Her piano composition "Bittersuite" was used thematically in the dark, off-beat 2004 dramedy "Winter Passing", in which she starred alongside Will Ferrell and Ed Harris


Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy - "'Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy"', or simply "'Anchorman"', is a 2004 comedy film directed by Adam McKay, produced by Judd Apatow, starring Will Ferrell, and written by McKay and Ferrell


Ferrell returned to "Saturday Night Live" as a guest host on , 2005, and , 2009 add something


Zooey Deschanel - Also in 2005, she played the main character, Reese Holden in the film "Winter Passing" with supporting role from Will Ferrell


Steve Carell - Carell acted as "Uncle Arthur", imitating the camp mannerisms of Paul Lynde's original character for the 2005 remake of "Bewitched" with Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell


Mike Ditka - In 2005, Ditka portrayed himself in the comedy "Kicking & Screaming" as a little league soccer coach, alongside Will Ferrell


Bewitched - "Bewitched" inspired a 2005 film starring Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell


Music for Relief - The first show took place on January 17, 2005 and included Tenacious D , Beck, Will Ferrell, Dave_Grohl, Josh Homme, and Eddie Vedder


Ferrell sang a song at the ESPY awards in 2006 about Lance Armstrong and Neil Armstrong add something


In 2006, I-Newswire.com, a site that accepts submissions from readers and publishes them as "press releases", reported that Ferrell had died in a paragliding accident add something


On , 2006, 'The Magazine' named Ferrell as one of its three actors of the year in their 2006 year in review issue add something


In 2007, "Autograph" magazine named Ferrell the worst celebrity autographer add something


Adam Scott (actor) - In 2007-08, he had a cameo as a nurse in "Knocked Up", and played Will Ferrell's biological brother Derek in "Step Brothers", as well as Josh in the dot-com drama "August"


Nancy Kerrigan - She played a small part in the 2007 film "Blades of Glory" with Will Ferrell


Blades of Glory - "'Blades of Glory"' is a 2007 American comedy film directed by Will Speck and Josh Gordon, and starring Will Ferrell and Jon Heder


Sanjaya Malakar - On May 22, 2007, a one-minute short "I Am Art", co-produced with Will Ferrell, was released online with Malakar playing Bill Vendall, a 25-year-old graduate student of the arts, who created the character "Sanjaya Malakar" to appear on "American Idol", as an installment of his thesis


He and John C. Reilly did a spot during the 2008 ESPY awards where they made demands in order for them to appear at the ESPYs like asking Portland Trail Blazers' center Greg Oden to tuck them in at night and tell them stories of the old times or to bring back the Cold War so the Olympics can be interesting again add something


Andrew Daly - Daly has appeared in numerous films, most notably as courtside announcer Dick Pepperfield in the 2008 film "Semi-Pro" starring Will Ferrell


Baron Davis - Davis appeared on the DVD commentary track of the 2008 film "Step Brothers" alongside Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly


Judd Apatow - For the rest of 2008, Apatow produced the comedy films "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" starring Jason Segel and Kristen_Bell; "Step Brothers", which reunites "Talladega Nights" co-stars Will Ferrell and John C._Reilly; and "Pineapple Express" starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, both of whom originally starred on "Freaks and Geeks"


Woody Harrelson - In 2008, Harrelson appeared in several films, among them the Will Ferrell basketball comedy "Semi-Pro" and the Will Smith stark drama "Seven Pounds"


Step Brothers (film) - "'Step Brothers"' is a 2008 American buddy slapstick comedy film starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly


Funny or Die - Funny or Die UK, launched on September 23, 2008, was a UK specific version of Funny or Die. The patrons of the site were Little Britain stars Matt Lucas and David Walliams, in place of Will Ferrell


The limited engagement played through , 2009 add something


In May 2009, it was announced that Ferrell was in talks to star in "Neighborhood Watch" , a comedy about an urbanite who moves to the suburbs and uncovers a conspiracy add something


In June 2009, "Land of the Lost" was released add something


In August 2009, Ferrell decided not to do the film add something


J. J. Abrams - Abrams was featured in the 2009 MTV Movie *awards 1980s-style digital short "Cool Guys Don't Look at Explosions", with Andy Samberg and Will Ferrell, in which he plays a keyboard solo


Wesley Eure - Eure claims that he and "Land of the Lost" co-star Kathy Coleman filmed cameo appearances for the 2009 film "Land of the Lost" starring Will Ferrell, but were edited out of the final cut


Barry Carl - In the fall of 2009, Carl filmed a scene for the Will Ferrell movie "The Other Guys", released on August 6, 2010, in which he is an a cappella singer in a bar


Wayne Kramer (guitarist) - He scored for the HBO comedy series "Eastbound & Down", starring Danny McBride and executive produced by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy, which premiered in February 2009


Danny McBride (actor) - The show was produced by Gary Sanchez Productions, and the pilot episode premiered on February 15, 2009 featuring guest appearances from frequent collaborators Will Ferrell and Craig Robinson


The Watch (2012 film) - In May 2009, David Dobkin and Will Ferrell were negotiating to direct and star, respectively


Conan O'Brien - On June 1, 2009, Will Ferrell became Conan's first "Tonight Show" guest on the couch and Pearl Jam appeared as his first musical guest


Ferrell made a comical debut as a relief pitcher for the Round Rock Express, the Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros, on , 2010 add something


He voiced the title character in the 2010 DreamWorks Animation film "Megamind" add something


In 2010, he was the executive producer and star of "The Other Guys", a buddy cop film, which has an ensemble cast which consists of Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, Michael Keaton, Steve Coogan, Ray Stevenson, Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne Johnson add something


Tina Fey - Fey next appeared alongside Steve Carell in the 2010 comedy film "Date Night" and with Will Ferrell in the animated film "Megamind"


Horatio Sanz - In 2010, Sanz and his former "SNL" castmate Chris Parnell starred together on "Big Lake", a Comedy Central sitcom from executive producers Will Ferrell and Adam McKay


Ray Stevenson (actor) - In 2010, Stevenson played the primary antagonist in the comedy "The Other Guys", alongside Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell


Natalie Zea - In 2010, she played Will Ferrell's character's ex-girlfriend, Christinith, in the action comedy "The Other Guys"


ZZ Top - On January 22, 2010, Billy Gibbons accompanied Will Ferrell and others playing "Free Bird" on Conan O'Brien's last show


Conan O'Brien - The final "Tonight Show" with Conan aired January 22, 2010, and featured guests Tom Hanks, Steve Carell , Neil Young , and Will Ferrell


Rob Riggle - On August 3, 2010, Riggle made a surprise cameo on "The Daily Show" during an interview with Will Ferrell


Ferrell was selected as the 2011 recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor add something


He appeared in the 2011 video for "Make Some Noise" by the Beastie Boys, in the front of a limo, playing a cowbell add something


Kirsten Dunst - As of September 2011, Dunst finished filming the independent comedy, "Bachelorette", produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay


Ferrell supported Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election add something


In August 2012, whilst in Australia promoting "The Campaign", Ferrell made a guest appearance on the Ch-10 live-panel news/comedy show "The Project" add something


Zach Galifianakis - Galifianakis starred alongside Will Ferrell in "The Campaign", a political comedy directed by Jay Roach and released in 2012


Taryn Terrell - She received her start in acting after appearing alongside Will Ferrell in the 2012 comedy film "The Campaign"


The Campaign (film) - "'The Campaign"' is a 2012 American political comedy film starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis as two North Carolinians vying for a seat in Congress


Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues - On March 28, 2012, actor Will Ferrell officially announced the sequel dressed in character as Ron Burgundy on the late-night talk-show "Conan"


Lego - By November 2012, the cast expanded with Liam Neeson, Alison Brie, Will Ferrell and Nick Offerman signing on for roles


The Lego Movie - In November 2012, Alison Brie, Will Ferrell, Liam_Neeson, and Nick Offerman signed on for roles


Get Hard - On December 7, 2012, Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart were attached to starring roles


In February 2013, Ferrell endorsed Eric Garcetti for mayor of Los Angeles add something


Andrea Savage - In 2013, Andrea is currently writing a TV pilot for ABC/Sony, produced by Jamie Tarses as well as another pilot for Comedy Central, River Dogs, produced by Will Ferrell's Gary Sanchez Productions


Mort Crim - In a 2013 interview, actor/comedian Will Ferrell revealed that Crim was the main inspiration for his popular TV news anchor character Ron Burgundy


Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues - On March 4, 2013, actor Harrison Ford was spotted on set with Will Ferrell


Katy Perry - On November 10, 2013, she will perform "Unconditionally" with Will Ferrell at the 2013 MTV Europe Music *awards


Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues - On November 13, 2013, Will Ferrell spoke about the possibility of a third "Anchorman" film stating: "I'm sure they would, But I don't know


David Koechner - Koechner made his first return guest appearance to "Saturday Night Live" on December 7, 2013 with his fellow "Anchorman" co-stars Will Ferrell, Steve_Carell, and the episodes host Paul Rudd


Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, who have had a long running joke feud over how both look like each other, appeared on the May 22, 2014 episode of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" for a charity drum-off battle add something


On June 10, 2014, Ferrell and Smith challenged Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich to a drum-off with Ferrell saying Ulrich looks "eerily similar" to the two of them add something


Lars Ulrich - On June 10 2014, Ulrich was challenged by actor Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith to a drum-off because he looked "eerily similar" to the two


Red Hot Chili Peppers - Chad Smith and actor Will Ferrell, who have a long running joke feud over how they both look alike, faced off in a drum-off on the May 22, 2014 episode of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon"


Lars Ulrich - On June 10, 2014, Ulrich was challenged by actor Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith to a drum-off because he looked "eerily similar" to the two


Ferrell played in 5 games of MLB spring training on March 12, 2015 as part of promoting a Funny or Die comedy special add something


Ferrell received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 26, 2015 add something


On December 12, 2015, Ferrell appeared in the cold open of the show in character as George W. Bush add something


Alison Brie - She played Will Ferrell's character's fiancée in the 2015 comedy film "Get Hard"


Adam McKay - The first film he directed without Will Ferrell as the lead, "The Big Short", was released on December 11, 2015 and saw him venture into more dramatic territory


On January 7, 2016, it was announced that Ferrell would become a part-owner of Los Angeles FC, a Major League Soccer team set to begin playing in 2018, one of several celebrity owners of the team alongside Mia Hamm and Magic Johnson add something


Frat Pack - Also, Will Ferrell, Ben_Stiller, and David Koechner have all been cast members on "Saturday Night Live", and, except for Owen Wilson, all members have hosted "Saturday Night Live", though Wilson did make a guest appearance in 2016


On May 12, 2017, Ferrell was awarded an honorary degree by University of Southern California add something


He reprised this role when he returned as host in 2018 add something


On April 13, 2018, Ferrell was involved in a serious two-car collision in California, where he was riding in an SUV that flipped over add something


Don Garber - Among the owners of LAFC, which begins play in 2018, are majority owners Larry Berg, Brandon Beck and Bennett Rosenthal, Magic Johnson, movie studio CEO Peter Gruber, U.S. Soccer icon Mia Hamm Garciaparra, and actor Will Ferrell


Molly Shannon - In 2018, Shannon co-hosted the Rose Parade with Will Ferrell on Amazon Prime Video in character as fictional local television personalities


Chad Smith - On February 12, 2018, Smith again teamed with Will Ferrell for his One Classy Night event at the Moore Theater in Seattle to help raise money for Cancer for College


Conan O'Brien - The podcast debuted November 18, 2018, with Will Ferrell as the first guest