65 Facts About Will Ferrell


John William Ferrell is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer.


Will Ferrell founded the comedy website Funny or Die in 2007 with his writing partner Adam McKay.


Will Ferrell 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, Paul Rudd, and brothers Owen and Luke Wilson.


Will Ferrell received an Emmy Award nomination for his work on Saturday Night Live, and three Golden Globe Award nominations for acting in The Producers and Stranger than Fiction and for producing Vice.


Will Ferrell was named the best comedian of 2015 in the British GQ Men of the Year awards.


Will Ferrell received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 24,2015.


Will Ferrell was born on July 16,1967, in Irvine, California, to Betty Kay, a teacher who taught at Old Mill School elementary school and Santa Ana College, and Roy Lee Will Ferrell Jr.


Will Ferrell's parents were both natives of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.


Will Ferrell first attended school at Culverdale Elementary and later attended Rancho San Joaquin Middle School, both in Irvine.


Will Ferrell attended University High School in Irvine, and was a kicker for the school's varsity football team.


Will Ferrell was on the soccer team and captain of the basketball team, as well as serving on the student council.


Will Ferrell said the dullness of Irvine contributed to the growth of his humor:.


Will Ferrell enrolled at the University of Southern California, where he studied sports broadcasting and joined the Delta Tau Delta fraternity.


Will Ferrell was known for streaking around campus with a few other people from the Delta Tau Delta fraternity.


Will Ferrell earned an internship at a local television station in the sports department, but he did not enjoy the work.


Will Ferrell took up a job as a hotel valet where, on his second day, he tore a baggage rack off the top of a van by trying to drive it under a low beam.


Will Ferrell worked as a teller at Wells Fargo, but came up short $300 the first day and $280 the second; he was not stealing the money, but was just careless and error-prone.


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


Will Ferrell successfully auditioned for the comedy group The Groundlings where he spent time developing his improvisation skills.


Will Ferrell started in the advanced classes and grew to love improvisation.


Will Ferrell realized he liked to impersonate people, and one of his favorites was Harry Caray, the Hall of Fame baseball announcer.


Will Ferrell joined Saturday Night Live in 1995 and left in 2002 after a seven-year tenure.


Will Ferrell has hosted the show five times, thereby becoming a member of the show's Five Timers Club.


Will Ferrell became the highest paid cast member of Saturday Night Live in 2001 with a season salary of $350,000.


Will Ferrell returned to Saturday Night Live as a guest host on May 14,2005; May 16,2009; May 12,2012; January 27,2018, and November 23,2019.


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


Will Ferrell reprised this role when he returned as host in 2018.


Will Ferrell's first starring role after his departure from Saturday Night Live was as Frank "The Tank" Richard in Old School.


In 2006, Will Ferrell starred in Stranger Than Fiction and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.


In 2008, Ferrell starred in the movie Step Brothers with John C Reilly.


Will Ferrell appeared as part of a pre-game video package for the Rose Bowl along with University of Texas at Austin alum Matthew McConaughey.


Will Ferrell sang a song at the ESPY Awards in 2006 about Lance Armstrong and Neil Armstrong.


In May 2009, it was announced that Will Ferrell was in talks to star in a feature film, Neighborhood Watch, a comedy about an urbanite who moves to the suburbs and uncovers a conspiracy.


Will Ferrell starred in the feature film Land of the Lost.


Will Ferrell appeared in the 2011 music video for "Make Some Noise" by the Beastie Boys, in the front of a limo playing a cowbell.


Will Ferrell reprised his role, Jacobim Mugatu, in the Zoolander sequel, Zoolander 2.


Will Ferrell has worked as a voice actor in several animated television programs and films, including his portrayal of Bob Oblong, a 1950s-style father with no arms or legs, in the short-lived animated television series The Oblongs.


Will Ferrell has had several guest appearances on Family Guy where he played the Black Knight in "Mr Saturday Knight," as well as Fat Greek Guy and Miles "Chatterbox" Musket in Fifteen Minutes of Shame.


Will Ferrell reprised the latter role in The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, released in 2019.


In February 2019, Will Ferrell launched The Ron Burgundy Podcast in collaboration with the iHeart Radio Podcast Network.


In October 2019, Will Ferrell partnered with iHeart Radio to launch his own podcast network, the Big Money Players Network.


On May 6,2010, at a Minor League Baseball game at Dell Diamond in Round Rock, Texas, Will Ferrell was introduced between innings as a Venezuelan pitcher for the Round Rock Express named "Billy Ray 'RoJo' Johnson".


Will Ferrell revealed himself to the fans when his moustache fell off during the chase.


Will Ferrell played in five games of Major League Baseball spring training on March 12,2015, for ten different Cactus League teams as a promotion for a Funny or Die charity special.


Will Ferrell played for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres, Cincinnati Reds, Oakland Athletics, Seattle Mariners, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, and the San Francisco Giants, playing all ten positions including designated hitter.


Will Ferrell has not said the 'B-word' since we shot the thing.


Will Ferrell had a recurring role as car dealer Ashley Schaeffer.


Will Ferrell was one of the executive producers of The Chris Gethard Show, which aired on Fusion from 2015 to 2016 and on truTV from 2017 to 2018.


Will Ferrell is one of the executive producers of Dead to Me, which stars Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini.


In 2019, Will Ferrell ended his personal and professional relationship with Adam McKay and closed their production company, Gary Sanchez Productions.


At USC, Will Ferrell was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity and is an active alumnus.


Will Ferrell has worked with former head coach Pete Carroll to do motivational stunts for the players during the season.


Will Ferrell has participated in marathons including the Boston, New York, and the Stockholm marathons.


Will Ferrell raises money for charity, including his Scholarships for Cancer Survivors campaign through a micro-donations fundraising platform.


Will Ferrell appeared on an episode of Man vs Wild, where he traveled throughout the tundras of Sweden with the show's host, Bear Grylls.


Will Ferrell found himself speaking via video link to Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, during which they had a humorous conversation about hairdressing.


Will Ferrell supported Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election and met him in 2011.


In February 2013, Will Ferrell endorsed Eric Garcetti for mayor of Los Angeles.


On January 7,2016, it was announced that Will 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.


Will Ferrell was seen talking on his cell phone while being loaded into an ambulance.


Over his career Will Ferrell has received various awards nominations including sixteen Primetime Emmy Award nominations winning three awards, one for Succession, and twice for Live in Front of a Studio Audience.


Will Ferrell received two Golden Globe Award nominations for his comedian performances in The Producers, and Stranger than Fiction.


Will Ferrell received a Tony Award nomination for Best Special Theatrical Event for You're Welcome America.


Will Ferrell has received various honors including the James Joyce Award from the University College Dublin's Literary and Historical Society in recognition for "excelling in his field" in 2008.


In 2015, Will Ferrell received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in motion pictures.