Chris Farley

Chris Farley

Movie Actor

Christopher Crosby Farley was an American comedian and actor. Farley was known for his loud, energetic comedic style, and was a member of Chicago's Second City Theatre and later a cast member of the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live for five seasons from 1990 to 1995.

Full Name
Christopher Crosby Farley
Feb 15, 1964
Dec 18, 1997
5′ 8″
Net Worth


Chris Farley was born on February 15th, 1964 in Madison, Wisconsin. He was the second of five children born to Mary Anne and Thomas Farley. His father worked as an oil executive while his mother taught at a local Catholic school. Farley grew up in Madison and attended Edgewood High School of the Sacred Heart, where he participated in theater productions and played football.

Farley began performing stand-up comedy during college at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he earned a degree in communication and theatre arts. After graduation, he moved to Chicago to pursue his dream of becoming a professional comedian and actor. From 1987 to 1995, Farley was part of the cast of Saturday Night Live, where he gained fame for his portly frame and over-the-top characters such as Matt Foley, motivational speaker; Todd O'Connor from Bill Swerski's Super Fans; and Bennett Brauer from The Chris Farley Show.

Farley gained further recognition for his work in films like Tommy Boy (1995), Black Sheep (1996), Beverly Hills Ninja (1997) and Almost Heroes (1998). Sadly, Farley passed away in 1997 due to an accidental overdose of cocaine and morphine. He was posthumously awarded with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005 and the Comedy Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1964</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Chris Farley is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On February 15, 1964, Chris Farley was born in Madison, Wisconsin.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1985</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Graduates from Marquette University</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Graduated from Marquette University with a degree in communications and theater.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1987</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Begins Performing at the Second City Theater</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">He began performing at the Second City Theater in Chicago.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1990</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Joins Saturday Night Live</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Chris joins the cast of Saturday Night Live and begins appearing regularly in sketches.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1995</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Stars In Tommy Boy</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Stars in the comedic movie Tommy Boy alongside David Spade.</p></div> 

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1997</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Stars in Beverly Hills Ninja</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Starred in the movie Beverly Hills Ninja alongside Nicollette Sheridan.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1997</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Comedy Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Released his only comedy album, “The Best of Chris Farley.”</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1997</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Dies at 33 years old</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Chris dies on December 18th, 1997, due to an accidental drug overdose. He was 33 years old.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He was Hilarious</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Chris Farley was one of the funniest and most beloved comedians of all time. His physical comedy and larger than life characters made him an instant hit with fans across the world.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He was an Inspiration</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Despite his struggles with addiction, Chris Farley persevered to become one of the world's most beloved comedians. His story serves as an inspiration to those who want to make something out of their lives despite the obstacles they face.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He will be Remembered</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Chris Farley will always be remembered for his hilarious skits and movies. His legacy will live on through his fans who will continue to watch his films and share his jokes with others, ensuring that he will never be forgotten.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Was Almost Cast as Shrek</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Chris Farley was almost cast as the voice of Shrek in the popular movie franchise, but he died before he could audition for the role.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Appeared on Saturday Night Live over 100 Times</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Chris Farley appeared on Saturday Night Live over 100 times, making him one of the most popular and well-known SNL cast members ever.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Started his Career in the Chicago Improv Scene</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Chris Farley started his career performing in the Chicago improv scene, where he met many of his future co-stars and collaborators.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Was an Honorary Marine</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Chris Farley was made an honorary Marine after his appearance in the 1997 movie "Private Parts".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Founded a Charity for At Risk Youth</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Chris Farley founded a charity called "The Chris Farley Foundation" to help at risk youth in his hometown of Madison, Wisconsin.</p></div>


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