Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell

  • Birthday: 1967-07-16
  • Place of birth: Irvine, California, USA
  • Also know as: John William "Will" Ferrell

Biography

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.

Filmography

Stranger Than Fiction

2006

As Harold Crick

Elf

2003

As Buddy

Step Brothers

2008

As Brennan Huff

Blades of Glory

2007

As Chazz Michael Michaels

Semi-Pro

2008

As Jackie Moon

The Other Guys

2010

As Detective Allen Gamble

Kicking & Screaming

2005

As Phil Weston

The Landlord

2007

As Tenant

Megamind

2010

As Megamind (voice)

Everything Must Go

2011

As Nick Halsey

Land of the Lost

2009

As Dr. Rick Marshall

Casa De Mi Padre

2012

As Armando Alvarez

Megamind: The Button of Doom

2011

As Megamind (voice)

The Campaign

2012

As Cam Brady

Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell

2002

As Himself / Various Characters (archive footage)

Get Hard

2015

As James King

A Deadly Adoption

2015

As Robert Benson

Ferrell Takes the Field

2015

As Himself

Daddy's Home

2015

As Brad Whitaker

Daddy's Home 2

2017

As Brad Whitaker

Holmes & Watson

2018

As Sherlock Holmes

A.C. Green: Iron Virgin

2016

As Narrator

Spirited

2022

As Ghost of Christmas Present

David

2020

As Therapist

American Huckster

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As Chuck Blazer

Presidential Reunion

2010

As George W. Bush

Fruitcake

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As Sandy Jenkins

Ricky Bobby: Sports Century

2006

As Ricky Bobby (archive footage)

Pickled

2022

As Self

A Night at the Roxbury

1998

As Steve Butabi

Melinda and Melinda

2004

As Hobie

Bewitched

2005

As Jack Wyatt

Superstar

1999

As Sky Corrigan

Winter Passing

2006

As Corbit

Curious George

2006

As Ted (Man with the Yellow Hat) (voice)

The House

2017

As Scott Johansen/The Butcher

Downhill

2020

As Pete

Old School

2003

As Frank

The Lego Movie

2014

As Lord Business / President Business / The Man Upstairs

The Procedure

2007

As Bob

Zoolander 2

2016

As Jacobim Mugatu

Star Wars Spoofs

2011

As Himself

MTV Reloaded

2003

As The Architect

Green Team

2007

As Will

Old School: Orientation

2003

As Himself

Barbie

2023

As Toy Company CEO

Zoolander

2001

As Jacobim Mugatu

The Producers

2005

As Franz Liebkind

Dick

1999

As Bob Woodward

The Suburbans

1999

As Gil

Good Cop, Baby Cop

2007

As Angel

Strays

2023

As

Between Two Ferns: The Movie

2019

As Will Ferrell

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

2001

As Federal Wildlife Marshal Willenholly

Earth to America

2005

As Self

The Ladies Man

2000

As Lance DeLune

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

2019

As President Business / Dad

The Love We Make

2011

As Himself

Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman

1998

As Self / Nancy Reagan / Various Characters

Drowning Mona

2000

As Cubby

The Thin Pink Line

1998

As Darren Clark

Criminal Hearts

1996

As Newscaster (uncredited)

Impractical Jokers: The Movie

2020

As Miami Restaurant Girl #4

Boat Trip

2002

As Michael, Brian's Boyfriend (uncredited)

Drunk Parents

2019

As Bum

Wedding Crashers

2005

As Chazz Reinhold (uncredited)

Fight for Your Right Revisited

2011

As Ad-Rock (B-Boys 2)

Zeroville

2019

As Rondell

The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard

2009

As McDermott (uncredited)

The Internship

2013

As Kevin

The Women of SNL

2010

As Ted Nettters / Craig Buchanan / Alex Trebek / Various (archive footage)

Starsky & Hutch

2004

As Big Earl (uncredited)

And the Oscar Goes To...

2014

As Self (archive footage)

Production

Hot Rod

2007

As Executive Producer

Step Brothers

2008

As Executive Producer

The Landlord

2007

As Producer

The Campaign

2012

As Producer

Get Hard

2015

As Producer

Ferrell Takes the Field

2015

As Executive Producer

Bachelorette

2012

As Producer

Tammy

2014

As Producer

The Boss

2016

As Producer

Daddy's Home

2015

As Producer

Plus One

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As Producer

Oh Lucy!

2017

As Executive Producer

Daddy's Home 2

2017

As Producer

The Other Guys

2010

As Producer

Toni Erdmann

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As Producer

The Virginity Hit

2010

As Producer

Welcome to Me

2015

As Producer

The House

2017

As Producer

Vice

2018

As Producer

First Ladies

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As Producer

The Prince of Fashion

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As Producer

Hustlers

2019

As Producer

Booksmart

2019

As Executive Producer

Will

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As Producer

The Flintstones

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As Producer

Untitled eSports Project

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As Producer

Holmes & Watson

2018

As Producer

Spirited

2022

As Producer

Bad Blood

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As Producer

Ibiza

2018

As Producer

Casa De Mi Padre

2012

As Producer

American Huckster

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As Producer

Am I Ok?

2022

As Producer

May December

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As Producer

A Deadly Adoption

2015

As Executive Producer

The Menu

2022

As Producer

Step Brothers

2008

As Screenplay

A Night at the Roxbury

1998

As Screenplay

Step Brothers

2008

As Story

Good Cop, Baby Cop

2007

As Writer

The Landlord

2007

As Writer

Green Team

2007

As Writer

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