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Will Ferrell



Another member of the Saturday Night Live Screen Actors Guild, Will Ferrell made his major film debut as Steve Butabi, one of the spectacularly clueless brothers who serve as the protagonists of A Night at the Roxbury (1998). The character originated on SNL, where Ferrell had been a regular since 1995, entertaining audiences with his celebrity impressions and such characterizations as Craig the Spartan Cheerleader and junior high-school teacher Marty Culp.



Born in Irvine, CA, on July 16, 1967, Ferrell attended the University of Southern California, graduating with a degree in sports information. Following graduation, he worked as a sportscaster on a weekly cable show, but he soon found his interests leaning toward acting and standup comedy. He enrolled in classes and workshops given at a local community college, and after only a year of training, he was invited to join the Groundlings, an infamous L.A. comedy improv group. Ferrell's involvement with the Groundlings led to his SNL discovery; from that point on, the previously unknown comic found himself enjoying growing recognition and a steady paycheck.



Although A Night at the Roxbury turned out to be a complete and utter flop, it did little to prevent Ferrell from finding more screen work; the following year, he could be seen as journalist Bob Woodward in Dick and as the object of fellow SNL castmate Molly Shannon's unwanted affection in Superstar. A series of scene-stealing supporting roles followed for Ferrell in such films as Drowning Mona, Zoolander, and, most-notably, Old School. In the 2003 Todd Phillips film, Ferrell sunk his teeth into the role of Frank "The Tank", delivering several lines that would forever be quoted by frat guys the world over.



But it was Ferrell's other 2003 film that truly announced his arrival as a Hollywood star. As the oversized titular character in director Jon Favreau's holiday comedy Elf, Ferrell delighted audiences and critics alike, making the modestly-budgeted film a surprise box-office smash.



In the wake of Elf's success, Ferrell's 2004 plate was full, starring as fictional '70s TV newscaster Ron Burgundy in Anchorman (a film which had enough outtakes to merit an entire second feature upon being released to home video), taking a role in the Woody Allen's Melinda and Melinda, and signing on for lead roles in two long-anticipated projects: the filmed adaptation of John Kennedy Toole's cult novel A Confederacy of Dunces and the big-screen version of the classic sitcom Bewitched. Though the curse that had plagued the big-screen adaptation of Confederacy seemed to persist when, by mid-2006, there still seemed to be no signs that the film would be going before the cameras anytime soon, Ferrell continued to crack-up audiences with a hilarious cameo in the popular Vince Vaughn/Owen Wilson comedy Weddng Crashers, as well as a memorable turn in The Producers - a big screen adaptation of the smash Broadway hit that was inspired by Mel Brooks' 1968 comedy classic of the same name.



As the 2000's unfolded, it became clear that Ferrell's comic fame could not be matched. He would score box office gold with many movies to comes, such as Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Stranger Than Fiction, Blades of Glory, Step-Brothers, Everything Must Go, and The Campaign, in addition to popular runs on TV series like The Office and Eastbound & Down.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The House
  • Scott
  • Producer
2017
No Score Yet Russ & Roger Go Beyond
  • Russ Meyer
2017
22% The Boss
  • Producer
2016
23% Zoolander 2
  • Mugatu
2016
No Score Yet Russ & Roger
  • Russ Meyer
2016
No Score Yet Zeroville
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet The Flintstones
  • Executive Producer
2016
No Score Yet Manimal
  • Producer
2016
No Score Yet Russ & Roger Go Beyond
  • Russ Meyer
2016
31% Daddy's Home
  • Brad
  • Producer
2015
63% Sleeping with Other People
  • Producer
2015
56% Ferrell Takes The Field
  • Actor
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
2015
20% A Deadly Adoption
  • Executive Producer
  • Robert Benson
2015
51% Live From New York!
  • Actor
2015
73% Welcome to Me
  • Producer
2015
29% Get Hard
  • James King
  • Producer
2015
No Score Yet Border Guards
  • Actor
  • Producer
2015
23% Tammy
  • Producer
2014
96% The LEGO Movie
  • President Business
2014
75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
  • Screenwriter
  • Ron Burgundy
  • Producer
2013
35% The Internship
  • Kevin
2013
15% Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters
  • Producer
2013
No Score Yet Three Mississippi
  • Producer
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Tag
  • Actor
2013
57% Bachelorette
  • Producer
2012
64% The Campaign
  • Cam Brady
  • Producer
2012
41% Casa de mi padre
  • Producer
  • Armando
2012
38% Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie
  • Producer
2012
75% Everything Must Go
  • Nick Porter
2011
No Score Yet Megamind: The Button of Doom
  • Megamind
2011
No Score Yet Fight For Your Right Revisited
  • Ad-Rock (B-Boys 2)
2011
No Score Yet The Action Pack: Anchorman Quote-along
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Talladega Nights Quote-along
  • Actor
2011
73% Megamind
  • MegaMind
2010
29% The Virginity Hit
  • Producer
2010
78% The Other Guys
  • Det. Allen Gamble
  • Producer
2010
27% The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard
  • Producer
2009
26% Land of the Lost
  • Dr. Rick Marshall
2009
No Score Yet Will Ferrell: You're Welcome America - A Final Night with George W Bush
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Green Team
  • Actor
2008
55% Step Brothers
  • Brennan Huff
  • Screenwriter
  • Executive Producer
2008
21% Semi-Pro
  • Jackie Moon
2008
40% Hot Rod
  • Executive Producer
2007
No Score Yet The Landlord
  • Actor
2007
69% Blades of Glory
  • Chazz Michael Michaels
2007
No Score Yet The Procedure
  • Actor
2007
72% Stranger Than Fiction
  • Harold Crick
2006
72% Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
  • Screenwriter
  • Executive Producer
  • Ricky Bobby
2006
40% Winter Passing
  • Corbit
2006
69% Curious George
  • Ted, the Man in the Yellow Hat
2006
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live - The Best Of
  • Actor
2006
50% The Producers
  • Franz Liebkind
2005
75% Wedding Crashers
  • Chazz Reinhold
2005
25% Bewitched
  • Jack Wyatt/Darrin
2005
41% Kicking & Screaming
  • Phil Weston
2005
53% Melinda and Melinda
  • Hobie
2005
40% The Wendell Baker Story
  • Dave
2005
No Score Yet Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie
  • Ron Burgundy
  • Screenwriter
2004
66% Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy
  • Screenwriter
  • Ron Burgundy
2004
64% Starsky & Hutch
  • Big Earl (uncredited)
2004
No Score Yet Oh, What a Lovely Tea Party
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien - 10th Anniversary Special
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell - Volume 2
  • Actor
2004
84% Elf
  • Buddy
2003
7% Boat Trip
  • Brian's Boyfriend (uncredited)
2003
60% Old School
  • Frank `the Tank'
2003
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell
  • Actor
2002
64% Zoolander
  • Jacobim Mugatu
2001
53% Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
  • Marshal Willenholly
2001
11% The Ladies Man
  • Lance
2000
No Score Yet The Thin Pink Line
  • Actor
2000
29% Drowning Mona
  • Cubby
2000
0% The Suburbans
  • Gil
1999
32% Superstar
  • Sky Corrigan/Jesus
1999
70% Dick
  • Bob Woodward
1999
51% Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
  • Mustafa
1999
11% A Night at the Roxbury
  • Screenwriter
  • Steve Butabi
1998
70% Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
  • Mustafa
1997
No Score Yet Men Seeking Women
  • Al
1997

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Funny Or Die Presents
2010-2011
  • Producer
  • Appearing
  • Executive Producer
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
82% Eastbound & Down
2009-2013
  • Producer
  • Guest
  • Ashley Schaeffer
  • Executive Producer
No Score Yet Mission Control
2014
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • Appearing
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Drunk History
2013
  • Producer
  • Actor
  • Executive Producer
20% Bad Judge
2014-2015
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
  • Voice
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
82% Welcome to Sweden
2014-2015
  • Himself
81% 30 Rock
2006-2013
  • Actor
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
Grace Under Fire
1993-1998
  • Dave
No Score Yet The Office
2005-2013
  • Deangelo Vickers
No Score Yet Inside Comedy
2012-2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Assistance
2014
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
43% Big Lake
2010
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
74% The Spoils Before Dying
2014
  • Producer
  • Eric Jonrosh/J. Edgar Hoover Eric Jonrosh
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
82% The Last Man on Earth
2015
  • Gordon
No Score Yet Billy on the Street
2011
  • Appearing
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
2015
  • Guest
81% The Spoils of Babylon
2014-2015
  • Producer
  • Eric Jonrosh
  • Executive Producer
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
2012
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Host
  • Actor
  • Performer

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