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Will Ferrell

1967-07-16 Irvine, California, USA

Image of Will Ferrell


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.


The 2019 Rose Parade with Cord & Tish Cord Hosenbeck 2019-01-01
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part President Business / Man Upstairs (voice) 2019-01-26
Zeroville Rondell 2019-09-06
Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" Tom Willis 2019-05-22
Between Two Ferns: The Movie Will Ferrell 2019-09-20
Holmes & Watson Sherlock Holmes 2018-12-25
The Royal Wedding Live with Cord and Tish! Cord Hosenbeck 2018-05-19
The 2018 Rose Parade Hosted by Cord & Tish Cord Hosenbeck 2018-01-01
Daddy's Home 2 Brad Whitaker 2017-11-10
The House Scott Johansen/The Butcher 2017-06-30
Zoolander 2 Jacobim Mugatu 2016-02-12
A.C. Green: Iron Virgin Narrator 2016-05-13
A Deadly Adoption Robert Benson 2015-06-20
Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber Ron Burgundy 2015-03-30
Daddy's Home Brad Whitaker 2015-12-25
Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special Himself 2015-02-15
Ferrell Takes the Field Himself 2015-09-12
Get Hard James 2015-03-27
The Lego Movie Lord Business / President Business / The Man Upstairs (voice) 2014-02-07
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Ron Burgundy 2013-12-18
The Internship Kevin 2013-06-07
Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie Damien Weebs 2012-03-02
The Campaign Cam Brady 2012-08-10
Casa De Mi Padre Armando Alvarez 2012-03-16
Star Wars Spoofs Himself 2011-01-01
Megamind: The Button of Doom Megamind 2011-02-25
Fight for Your Right Revisited 2011-04-22
Everything Must Go Nick Halsey 2011-05-13
Megamind Megamind (voice) 2010-11-04
The Women of SNL Ted Nettters / Craig Buchanan / Alex Trebek / Various (archive footage) 2010-11-01
The Other Guys Detective Allen Gamble 2010-08-06
SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas 2009-12-17
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard McDermott 2009-08-14
Will Ferrell: You're Welcome America - A Final Night with George W. Bush George W. Bush 2009-03-14
Bat Fight with Will Ferrell 2009-02-01
Land of the Lost Dr. Rick Marshall 2009-06-05
Step Brothers Brennan Huff 2008-07-25
Semi-Pro Jackie Moon 2008-02-29
The Procedure Bob 2007-08-01
The Landlord Tenant 2007-04-17
Blades of Glory Chazz Michael Michaels 2007-03-30
Good Cop, Baby Cop Angel 2007-06-30
Stranger Than Fiction Harold Crick 2006-11-10
Curious George Ted - Man with the Yellow Hat (voice) 2006-02-10
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Ricky Bobby 2006-08-04
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Commercial Parodies 2006-05-23
Winter Passing Corbit 2006-02-07
Bewitched Jack Wyatt 2005-06-24
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jimmy Fallon 2005-01-25
Wedding Crashers Chazz Reinhold 2005-07-15
The Wendell Baker Story Dave 2005-08-03
Kicking & Screaming Phil Weston 2005-05-13
The Producers Franz Liebkind 2005-12-25
Starsky & Hutch Big Earl 2004-03-05
Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie Ron Burgundy 2004-12-28
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell - Volume 2 2004-09-07
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Ron Burgundy 2004-07-09
Oh, What a Lovely Tea Party 2004-11-17
Melinda and Melinda Hobie 2004-10-29
Old School Frank 2003-02-21
MTV Reloaded The Architect 2003-05-13
Elf Buddy 2003-10-09
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Kattan Himself 2003-09-07
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell Himself / Various Characters (archive footage) 2002-09-28
Boat Trip Michael, Brian's Boyfriend (uncredited) 2002-10-01
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Molly Shannon Self 2001-04-15
The Concert for New York City 2001-10-20
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Federal Wildlife Marshal Willenholly 2001-08-24
Zoolander Jacobim Mugatu 2001-09-28
The Ladies Man Lance DeLune 2000-10-13
Drowning Mona 2000-03-03
Superstar Sky Corrigan 1999-10-08
The Suburbans Gil 1999-10-29
Dick Bob Woodward 1999-08-04
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Mustafa 1999-06-08
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman Herself / Nancy Reagan / Various Characters 1998-01-01
A Night at the Roxbury Steve Butabi 1998-10-01
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman Troy 1998-01-01
The Thin Pink Line 1998-10-07
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery Mustafa 1997-05-02
Men Seeking Women 1997-03-08
Criminal Hearts Newscaster (uncredited) 1995-06-04
A Bucket of Blood 1995-09-12
Larry's Kidney
The Prince of Fashion
Russ & Roger Go Beyond Russ Meyer