Chris Farley

Chris Farley

actor, stunts, additional crew

Chris Farley was born on Feb 15, 1964 in USA. Chris Farley's big-screen debut came with The Jackie Thomas Show - Season 1 directed by Michael Lessac in 1992, strarring Chris Thomas. Chris Farley is known for Tommy Boy directed by Peter Segal, Chris Farley stars as Tommy and David Spade as Richard. Chris Farley has got 2 awards and 2 nominations so far. The most recent award Chris Farley achieved is Walk of Fame. The upcoming new movie Chris Farley plays is Almost Heroes which will be released on May 29, 1998.

Christopher Crosby Farley was born on February 15, 1964, in Madison, Wisconsin, to Mary Anne (Crosby) and Thomas Farley, who owned an oil company. Among his siblings are actors Kevin P. Farley and John Farley. He was of Irish heritage. Farley studied theatre and communications on Marquette University. After finishing university he was in the cast of the Second City Theatre, where he was discovered by the producer of the great comedy show Saturday Night Live (1975), Lorne Michaels. Farley worked on Saturday Night Live (1975) for five years during which he appeared in movies like Wayne's World (1992), Coneheads (1993), Billy Madison (1995) and finally Le courage d'un con (1995), with his comic partner and SNL cast member David Spade. The duo later made one more movie called Black Sheep (1996). From that time on, Farley was one of the big comedy stars, and his fame was growing and growing.After some more time, he made another "lone" movie, Le ninja de Beverly Hills (1997), which featured former SNL member Chris Rock. Farley was made even more famous, but with his growing fame, his problems grew bigger as well; he didn't want to be the "fat guy who falls down" any longer. Farley had several other problems, too, with alcohol and drug dependency. On December 18th, 1997, he died from a heroin (opiate) and cocaine overdose in his apartment in Chicago, where his body was found by his brother John the next day. Farley's weight of 296 pounds was a contributing factor in his death, but according to his autopsy the alcohol, marijuana and Prozac that was also found in his body, were not. Less than two months prior to his death, he had appeared alongside Chevy Chase on what would be Farley's only SNL show as host. Not unlike his idol John Belushi, he was credited for one more appearance after having left SNL and died at age 33. His death cause was also the same. In the year after Farley's departing, the movie Les premiers colons (1998), where he plays the leading role alongside Matthew Perry was released. He also makes cameo appearances in Dirty Work (1998)

  • Birthday

    Feb 15, 1964
  • Place of Birth

    Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Known For

Awards

2 wins & 2 nominations

Walk of Fame
2005
Motion Picture
Winner - Star on the Walk of Fame
MTV Movie + TV Awards
1996
Best On-Screen Duo
Winner - MTV Movie Award
1996
Best Comedic Performance
Winner - MTV Movie Award

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