Will Ferrell

16 Jul 1967

Actor, Producer, Writer

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.

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Filmography (55 titles)

(movie, 2017)
···Daddy's Home 2
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2017)
···The House
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2016)
···The Boss
Genre: Comedy
Role: Producer
(movie, 2016)
···Zoolander 2
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Mugatu)
(movie, 2015)
···Daddy's Home
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2015)
···Ferrell Takes the Field
Genre: TV Movie, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Himself)
(movie, 2015)
···The Spoils Before Dying
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Eric Jonrosh)
(movie, 2015)
···Sleeping with Other People
Genre: Comedy
Role: Producer
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Ron Burgundy)
(movie, 2015)
···Get Hard
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2014)
···Welcome to Me
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor
(movie, 2014)
···The Lego Movie
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Lord Business · President Business · The Man Upstairs (voice))
(movie, 2014)
···The Spoils of Babylon
Role: Actor (as Eric Jonrosh)
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor, Writer
(movie, 2013)
···The Internship
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Mattress Salesman (uncredited))
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Action
Role: Producer
(movie, 2012)
···Bachelorette
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Producer
(movie, 2012)
···The Campaign
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2012)
···Casa De Mi Padre
Genre: Comedy, Western
Role: Actor (as Armando Alvarez)
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Damien Weebs)
(movie, 2011)
···Megamind: The Button of Doom
Genre: Action, Animation, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Megamind)
(movie, 2010)
···Megamind
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Family, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Megamind (voice))
(movie, 2010)
···Everything Must Go
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Nick Halsey)
(movie, 2010)
···The Other Guys
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Detective Allen Gamble)
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as McDermott)
(movie, 2009)
···Land of the Lost
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Dr. Rick Marshall)
(movie, 2008)
···Step Brothers
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor, Producer, Writer
(movie, 2008)
···Semi-Pro
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Jackie Moon)
(movie, 2007)
···Hot Rod
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Producer
(movie, 2007)
···Blades of Glory
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Chazz Michael Michaels)
(movie, 2006)
···Stranger Than Fiction
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Harold Crick)
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor, Producer, Writer
(movie, 2006)
···Curious George
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Ted - Man with the Yellow Hat)
(movie, 2005)
···The Producers
Genre: Comedy, Music
Role: Actor (as Franz Liebkind)
(movie, 2005)
···Winter Passing
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Corbit)
(movie, 2005)
···Wedding Crashers
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Chazz Reinhold)
(movie, 2005)
···Bewitched
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Jack Wyatt)
(movie, 2005)
···Kicking & Screaming
Genre: Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Phil Weston)
Role: Actor (as Himself · Various Characters)
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor, Writer
(movie, 2004)
···Melinda and Melinda
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Hobie)
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor, Writer
(movie, 2004)
···Starsky & Hutch
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Big Earl)
(movie, 2003)
···Elf
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Buddy)
(movie, 2003)
···Old School
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Frank)
(movie, 2001)
···Zoolander
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Mugatu)
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Federal Wildlife Marshal Willenholly)
(movie, 2000)
···The Ladies Man
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Lance DeLune)
(movie, 2000)
···Drowning Mona
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Cubby the Funeral Director)
(movie, 1999)
···Superstar
Genre: Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Sky Corrigan)
(movie, 1999)
···Dick
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Bob Woodward)
Genre: Crime, Adventure, Action, Comedy, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Mustafa)
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Himself · Various Characters)
(movie, 1998)
···A Night at the Roxbury
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor, Writer
Genre: Science Fiction, Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Mustafa)