Will Ferrell


Biography

A graduate of the University of Southern California, Will Ferrell became interested in performing while a student at University High School in Irvine, California, where he made his school's daily morning announcements over the public address system in disguised voices. He started as a member of the Los Angeles comedy/improvisation group The Groundlings, where fellow cast members Ana Gasteyer, Maya Rudolph and former Saturday Night Live repertory players such as Laraine Newman, Jon Lovitz and Phil Hartman began their careers. It was there he met Chris Kattan and the two became good friends and both went on to Saturday Night Live later. He has also appeared on several television programs, including Strangers with Candy, Grace Under Fire and Living Single during his time at The Groundlings. Will also lent his voice to the armless and legless dad of cartoon family The Oblongs.

In 1995 he became a feature cast member at Saturday Night Live during the show's rapid re-casting. He was declared quite possibly the worst cast member ever during his first season. However, his talents of impersonations and range of characters shot him forward to making him arguably the greatest Saturday Night Live cast member ever. During his seven year run he is one of the few cast members to ever be nominated for an Emmy for a performance and played George W. Bush during the 2000 elections. He's appeared in every Saturday Night Live movie since his premiere on the show in 1995. In 2002 he left  Saturday Night Live and was the only cast member to ever receive a farewell from all the current cast members at the end of the season finale show. Since leaving the show Will has pursued a career in films. In 2000 he married and now lives in L.A.


2018Holmes and Watson as Holmes
2017Daddy's Home 2 as Brad Whitaker
2017The House as Scott Johansen/The Butcher
2016A.C. Green: Iron Virgin as Narrator
2016Zoolander 2 as Mugatu
2015Daddy's Home as Brad Whitaker
2015Ferrell Takes the Field as Himself
2015The Spoils Before Dying as Eric Jonrosh
2015The Spoils Before Dying as Eric Jonrosh
2015A Deadly Adoption as Robert Benson
2015Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber as Ron Burgundy
2015Get Hard as James
2015The Late Late Show with James Corden as Himself
2015Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special as Himself
2014The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon as Himself
2014The Lego Movie as Lord Business / President Business / The Man Upstairs (voice)
2014The Spoils of Babylon as
2014The Spoils of Babylon as Eric Jonrosh
2013Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues as Ron Burgundy
2013Drunk History as Roald Dahl
2013The Internship as Kevin
2012The Campaign as Cam Brady
2012Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee as Himself
2012Casa De Mi Padre as Armando Alvarez
2012Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie as Damien Weebs
2011Billy on the Street as Himself
2011Fight for Your Right Revisited as
2011Megamind: The Button Of Doom as Megamind
2010Megamind as Megamind (voice)
2010Everything Must Go as Nick Halsey
2010The Other Guys as Detective Allen Gamble
2010Funny or Die Presents as Abraham Lincoln
2009SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas as
2009Land of the Lost as Dr. Rick Marshall
2009The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard as McDermott
2009Will Ferrell: You're Welcome America - A Final Night with George W. Bush as George W. Bush
2009Eastbound & Down as
2008Step Brothers as Brennan Huff
2008Semi-Pro as Jackie Moon
2008Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis as
2007The Procedure as
2007Good Cop, Baby Cop as Angel
2007The Landlord as the tenant
2007Blades of Glory as Chazz Michael Michaels
2007The Graham Norton Show as Himself
2007Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! as Donald Mahanahan
200630 Rock as
2006The Megan Mullally Show as
2006Stranger Than Fiction as Harold Crick
2006Curious George as
2006The One Show as
2006Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby as Ricky Bobby
2006Saturday Night Live: The Best of Commercial Parodies as
2006Curious George as Ted - Man with the Yellow Hat (voice)
2006Winter Passing as Corbit
2005The Producers as Franz Liebkind
2005The Wendell Baker Story as Dave
2005Wedding Crashers as Chazz Reinhold
2005Bewitched as Jack Wyatt
2005Kicking & Screaming as Phil Weston
2005The Office as
2005Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jimmy Fallon as
2004Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie as Ron Burgundy
2004Oh, What a Lovely Tea Party as
2004Melinda and Melinda as Hobie
2004Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell - Volume 2 as
2004Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy as Ron Burgundy
2004Starsky & Hutch as Big Earl
2004Best Week Ever as
2003Elf as Buddy
2003The Ellen DeGeneres Show as
2003Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Kattan as Himself
2003Old School as Frank
2003Jimmy Kimmel Live! as
2002Boat Trip as Michael, Brian's Boyfriend (uncredited)
2002Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell as Himself / Various Characters (archive footage)
2002Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway as
2002HypaSpace as
2001Zoolander as Jacobim Mugatu
2001The Guardian as
2001Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back as Federal Wildlife Marshal Willenholly
2001Saturday Night Live: The Best of Molly Shannon as Self
2001The Oblongs as Bob Oblong
2000The Ladies Man as Lance DeLune
2000Drowning Mona as
1999The Early Show as
1999The Suburbans as
1999Superstar as Sky Corrigan
1999Dick as Bob Woodward
1999Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me as Mustafa
1999Strangers with Candy as
1999The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn as
1999Family Guy as
1998The Thin Pink Line as
1998A Night at the Roxbury as Steve Butabi
1998TRL as
1998Hercules as
1998Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman as Herself / Nancy Reagan / Various Characters
1998Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman as Troy
1997Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery as Mustafa
1997Men Seeking Women as
1997Cow and Chicken as
1996The Daily Show with Trevor Noah as
1995A Bucket of Blood as
1995Criminal Hearts as Newscaster (uncredited)
1994On Our Own as Construction Worker
1993Late Night with Conan O'Brien as
1992The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as
1983Live with Regis and Kathie Lee as
1975Saturday Night Live as Various
1953The Academy Awards as
1952Today as
-The Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show as
-Larry's Kidney as
-Russ & Roger Go Beyond as Russ Meyer
-Zeroville as
2018Holmes and Watson as Holmes
2018Oh Lucy! as Executive Producer
2018LA to Vegas as Producer
2017No Activity as Executive Producer
2017Daddy's Home 2 as Producer
2017Daddy's Home 2 as Brad Whitaker
2017The House as Producer
2017The House as Scott Johansen/The Butcher
2016A.C. Green: Iron Virgin as Narrator
2016The Boss as Producer
2016Zoolander 2 as Mugatu
2015Daddy's Home as Brad Whitaker
2015Daddy's Home as Producer
2015Ferrell Takes the Field as Himself
2015Ferrell Takes the Field as Executive Producer
2015The Spoils Before Dying as Eric Jonrosh
2015The Spoils Before Dying as Eric Jonrosh
2015Sleeping with Other People as Producer
2015A Deadly Adoption as Robert Benson
2015Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber as Ron Burgundy
2015Get Hard as Producer
2015Get Hard as James
2015The Late Late Show with James Corden as Himself
2015Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special as Himself
2014Bad Judge as Executive Producer
2014Welcome to Me as Producer
2014Tammy as Producer
2014The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon as Himself
2014The Lego Movie as Lord Business / President Business / The Man Upstairs (voice)
2014The Spoils of Babylon as Eric Jonrosh
2014The Spoils of Babylon as
2013Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues as Ron Burgundy
2013Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues as Screenplay
2013Drunk History as Roald Dahl
2013The Internship as Kevin
2013Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters as Producer
2012The Campaign as Producer
2012The Campaign as Cam Brady
2012Bachelorette as Producer
2012Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee as Himself
2012Casa De Mi Padre as Armando Alvarez
2012Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie as Damien Weebs
2011Billy on the Street as Himself
2011Fight for Your Right Revisited as
2011Megamind: The Button Of Doom as Megamind
2010Megamind as Megamind (voice)
2010Everything Must Go as Nick Halsey
2010The Virginity Hit as Producer
2010Big Lake as Producer
2010The Other Guys as Detective Allen Gamble
2010The Other Guys as Producer
2010Funny or Die Presents as Abraham Lincoln
2010Funny or Die Presents as Producer
2009SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas as
2009Land of the Lost as Dr. Rick Marshall
2009The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard as McDermott
2009Will Ferrell: You're Welcome America - A Final Night with George W. Bush as Executive Producer
2009Will Ferrell: You're Welcome America - A Final Night with George W. Bush as George W. Bush
2009Will Ferrell: You're Welcome America - A Final Night with George W. Bush as Writer
2009Eastbound & Down as Producer
2009Eastbound & Down as
2008Step Brothers as Story
2008Step Brothers as Executive Producer
2008Step Brothers as Screenplay
2008Step Brothers as Brennan Huff
2008Semi-Pro as Jackie Moon
2008Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis as
2007Hot Rod as Executive Producer
2007The Procedure as
2007Good Cop, Baby Cop as Writer
2007Good Cop, Baby Cop as Angel
2007The Landlord as Producer
2007The Landlord as the tenant
2007Blades of Glory as Chazz Michael Michaels
2007The Graham Norton Show as Himself
2007Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! as Donald Mahanahan
200630 Rock as
2006The Megan Mullally Show as
2006Stranger Than Fiction as Harold Crick
2006Curious George as
2006The One Show as
2006Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby as Executive Producer
2006Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby as Author
2006Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby as Ricky Bobby
2006Saturday Night Live: The Best of Commercial Parodies as
2006Curious George as Ted - Man with the Yellow Hat (voice)
2006Winter Passing as Corbit
2005The Producers as Franz Liebkind
2005The Wendell Baker Story as Dave
2005Wedding Crashers as Chazz Reinhold
2005Bewitched as Jack Wyatt
2005Kicking & Screaming as Phil Weston
2005The Office as
2005Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jimmy Fallon as
2004Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie as Author
2004Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie as Ron Burgundy
2004Oh, What a Lovely Tea Party as
2004Melinda and Melinda as Hobie
2004Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell - Volume 2 as
2004Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy as Author
2004Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy as Ron Burgundy
2004Starsky & Hutch as Big Earl
2004Best Week Ever as
2003Elf as Buddy
2003The Ellen DeGeneres Show as
2003Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Kattan as Himself
2003Old School as Frank
2003Jimmy Kimmel Live! as
2002Boat Trip as Michael, Brian's Boyfriend (uncredited)
2002Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell as Himself / Various Characters (archive footage)
2002Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway as
2002HypaSpace as
2001Zoolander as Jacobim Mugatu
2001The Guardian as
2001Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back as Federal Wildlife Marshal Willenholly
2001Saturday Night Live: The Best of Molly Shannon as Self
2001The Oblongs as Bob Oblong
2000The Ladies Man as Lance DeLune
2000Drowning Mona as
1999The Early Show as
1999The Suburbans as
1999Superstar as Sky Corrigan
1999Dick as Bob Woodward
1999Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me as Mustafa
1999Strangers with Candy as
1999The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn as
1999Family Guy as
1998The Thin Pink Line as
1998A Night at the Roxbury as Steve Butabi
1998A Night at the Roxbury as Screenplay
1998TRL as
1998Hercules as
1998Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman as Herself / Nancy Reagan / Various Characters
1998Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman as Troy
1997Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery as Mustafa
1997Men Seeking Women as
1997Cow and Chicken as
1996The Daily Show with Trevor Noah as
1995A Bucket of Blood as
1995Criminal Hearts as Newscaster (uncredited)
1994On Our Own as Construction Worker
1993Late Night with Conan O'Brien as
1992The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as
1983Live with Regis and Kathie Lee as
1975Saturday Night Live as Various
1953The Academy Awards as
1952Today as
-The Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show as
-Plus One as Producer
-Zeroville as
-Russ & Roger Go Beyond as Russ Meyer
-Larry's Kidney as
-Toni Erdmann as Producer