Chris Farley

Chris Farley

  • Highest Rated: 84% Wayne's World (1992)
  • Lowest Rated: 8% Almost Heroes (1998)
  • Birthday: Feb 15, 1964
  • Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin, USA
  • Rotund, blonde, and amazingly agile comic actor Chris Farley boasted an energetic, bumbling presence that made him among the few alumni from the long-running Saturday Night Live television series to find a comfortable niche in feature films. He started out working with the Ark Improv theater group after graduating from Marquette University with a degree in theater and communications. After leaving the Ark, he worked at the Improv Olympic Theater where he studied under director Del Close. From there Farley found work at the Second City Theater where he was discovered by SNL producer Lorne Michaels. The portly actor debuted on the series in 1990, and, with such goofy characters as loud motivational speaker Matt Foley (who lived in a van down by the river), quickly became one of the show's favorite players. He remained with the show through the 1994-1995 season and then left to pursue a movie career. Farley made his feature film debut as a security guard in Wayne's World (1992); he had a much larger role in the sequel, Wayne's World 2 (1990). Farley had his first screen hit when he teamed up with fellow SNL actor David Spade and appeared in the sophomoric Tommy Boy, in which Farley played the naïve and socially incompetent son of a recently deceased auto parts manufacturer. Farley then returned to supporting roles before reteaming with Spade again for Black Sheep in 1996. In 1997, he starred in the comedy Beverly Hills Ninja. Farley's manic comedy style has frequently been compared to that of the late John Belushi, whom Farley idolized. Like Belushi, Farley's offscreen life was punctuated by frequent bouts of alcohol and drug abuse; friends and colleagues were concerned as was Farley, but he apparently was unable to stop. On December 18, 1997, Farley was found dead of an apparent heart attack in his luxurious Chicago apartment. He was only 33 years old, the same age as Belushi when he died.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet I Am Sam Kinison Actor 2017
71% I Am Chris Farley Actor 2015
17% Dirty Work Jimmy (uncredited) 1998
8% Almost Heroes Bartholomew Hunt 1998
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley Actor 1998
14% Beverly Hills Ninja Haru 1997
28% Black Sheep Mike Donnelly 1996
42% Tommy Boy Tommy 1995
40% Billy Madison O'Doyle the Bus Driver 1995
21% Airheads Wilson 1994
61% Wayne's World 2 Milton 1993
35% Coneheads Ronnie 1993
84% Wayne's World Security Guard 1992

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Performer Guest Host
  • 2005
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
100% The Larry Sanders Show
1992-1998
  • 1993

QUOTES FROM Chris Farley CHARACTERS

Tommy Callahan III
Brothers gotta hug.
Tommy Callahan III
No! Please! Ah god...son of a...
Richard
Late again Tommy?
Tommy Callahan III
Shut up, Richard!
Tommy Callahan III
How do you know the guaranteed fairy isn't some crazy glue sniffer... He sneaks into your house once and that's all it takes. Next thing you know, there is money missing off your dresser and your daughter is knocked up! I've seen it a hundred times.
Tommy Callahan III
How do you know the guaranteed fairy isn't some crazy glue sniffer. He sneaks into your house once and that's all it takes. Next thing you know, there is money missing off your dresser and your daughter is knocked up! I've seen it a hundred times.
Tommy Callahan III
If you want me to take a dump in a box, and mark it guaranteed I will... I've got spare time.
Tommy Callahan III
If you want me to take a dump in a box, and mark it guaranteed I will. I've got spare time.
O'Doyle the Bus Driver
I'll turn this damn bus around! That'll end your precious field trip pretty damn quick huh! Little shit!
Mike Donnelly
[after he and Steve narrowly escape Drake's minefield front yard] This guy's got a hell of a security system! [upon seeing the inside of Drake's camper] Ready to start filming, Mr. Stone.
Mike Donnelly
[after driving over a bump in the road] What the hell was that?!
Steve Dodds
A chunk in the road or something.
Mike Donnelly
I just chunked in my pants.
Mike Donnelly
[dressed as security guard, talking to a troublemaker] Please move away from this vector and get into another coordinate pronto. There's no access for you in this quadrant.
Tough Kid
Man, why don't you goose-step on down to the women and children over there and give them your little power trip, because they may be impressed by it, asshole!
Mike Donnelly
Young man, I'm gonna twist off your head and spike it onto the floors of a nightmare you can't even imagine! I will dance with you inside the six-sided ring of fire, unless you move from this area, far and fast! NOW! [steam comes from his ears]
Tough Kid
[stunned] Wow. [he leaves]
Mike Donnelly
[after seeing Steve's porn stash] Oh, that's sad.
Mike Donnelly
HELLO WASHINGTON! [swings and dives into a lake]
Mike Donnelly
Goodnight, Steve.
Steve Dodds
Goodnight, Mike.
Mike Donnelly
[after falling down a steep hill, looking up] What... in the hell was that all about?!
Mike Donnelly
[as he falls down a steep hill, he grabs some plants] Oh! Thank you, little roots. Please stay strong. [tries to stand up, unearthing the plants and resumes falling]
Mike Donnelly
VOTE FOR DONNELLY! [his voice echoes] Every vote counts.
Tommy Callahan III
[when the ran over deer comes to] IT'S ALIVE!
Tommy Callahan III
Richard, who's your favorite Little Rascal? Alfalfa... or is it Spanky? ...Sinner.
Tommy Callahan III
HOLY SCHNIKE!
Wilson
[seeing the crowd running towards the stage with him in the way] HOLY SHIT!!! BACK IT UP! BACK IT UP!
Wilson
[seeing the crowd running towards the stage with him in the way] HOLY SHIT! BACK IT UP! BACK IT UP!
Tommy Callahan III
That's gonna leave a mark!
O'Doyle the Bus Driver
I'll turn this damn bus around!
Paul
Did you ever eat paint chips when you were a kid?
Tommy Callahan III
Hehehehehehehehe..... Why?
Higgins
This particular event happened last summer on my uncle's farm in Virginia. My brother and I had just finished cutting a field of hay and were enjoying the evening meal under the shade of an elm tree. He went down for water by the creek and when he was gone, I took a bowl that was filled with delicious plum pudding and placed into it, not one, but two large pieces of sheep shit. When he returned I encouraged him to taste the plum pudding... And as sure as Im standing before you, he did! He ate it all. Shit Pudding!
Leslie Edwards
You got your brother to eat sheep dung. That is a very interesting story.
Bartholomew Hunt
Tell him the ending, that's the best part.
Higgins
Oh yeah. To be perfectly honest with you sir, I have no brother. It was me. I ate sheep shit! Swear to God.
Leslie Edwards
Clever twist there on the ending.
Haru
Did I say ninja? I meant "Ninny", Haru you are such a ninny
Haru
Did I say ninja? I meant 'Ninny', Haru you are such a ninny.
O'Doyle the Bus Driver
That Veronica Vaughan is one fine piece of Ace, I would know from experience dude
Billy Madison
No yelling on the bus!!!
Billy Madison
No yelling on the bus!
O'Doyle the Bus Driver
No yelling on the bus!
Tommy Callahan III
hey, does this suit make me look fat?
Tommy Callahan III
Hey, does this suit make me look fat?
Richard
no, no, your face does.
Richard
No, no, your face does.
O'Doyle the Bus Driver
Veronica Vaughn is one hot piece of ace!
Tommy Callahan III
Brothers don't shake hands. Brothers gotta hug.
Bartholomew Hunt
i name this here fork pittsburge nelly the welshe whore who could do things with her 1 arm that would make you ferget about tht thing on her neck!
Bartholomew Hunt
I name this here fork Pittsburgh Nelly the welshe whore who could do things with her one arm that would make you forget about that thing on her neck!
Zalinsky
Went a little heavy on the pine tree perfume there, kid?
Tommy Callahan III
Sir, it's an taxicab air freshener.
Zalinsky
Good, you've pinpointed it. Step two is washing it out.
Tommy Callahan III
Fat man in a little suit
Tommy Callahan III
Fat guy in a little coat. Fat guy in a little coat.
Tommy Callahan III
Tommy want wingy.