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Chris Farley

Born Christopher Crosby Farley
February 15, 1964(1964-02-15)
Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.
Died December 18, 1997 (aged 33)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actor, Comedian
Years active 1990 – 1997

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He was a member at Chicago's Second City Theatre[1] and later went on to join the cast of the American sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live. He starred in a string of successful comedic films in the 1990s before his death of a drug overdose in late 1997. For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... Second City redirects here. ... Sketch Show redirects here. ... SNL redirects here. ...

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Early life

Farley was born in Madison, Wisconsin. His family consists of three brothers (Tom Farley, Jr., and actors Kevin and John), his sister, Barbara, and his parents, Mary Anne and Tom, Sr.[2] Jim Farley, a former senior U.S. marketing executive of Toyota Motor Corp. and now group vice president for marketing and communication at Ford Motor Company, is his cousin.[3] Chris graduated from Edgewood High School. He also attended La Lumiere School in Indiana for one semester in his junior year, after a brief suspension for misbehavior.[citation needed] He then went on to graduate from Marquette University in 1986 with a consentration in communications and theatre. [4] After Marquette, he worked with his father at the Scotch Oil Company in Madison.[5] Chris got his start in professional comedy at the Ark Improv Theatre in Madison and the Improv Olympic theater in Chicago. He then went on to perform at Chicago's Second City Theatre. He was initially part of Second City's touring group, but was eventually promoted to their main stage.[6] While working at Second City, he was discovered by Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels.[6] For other uses, see Madison (disambiguation). ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Kevin Prindiville Farley (born June 8, 1965) in (Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.) is an actor, production designer, and sometime composer. ... John P. Farley is an American actor and comedian. ... Toyota redirects here. ... “Ford” redirects here. ... Twice removed redirects here. ... Edgewood High School of the Sacred Heart is a private high school located in Madison, Wisconsin. ... La Lumiere School, in La Porte, Indiana, United States, is a private, University-preparatory school founded in 1963. ... Marquette University is a private, coeducational, Jesuit, Roman Catholic university located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the United States of America. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ... The I.O., or I.O. Chicago, (formerly known as ImprovOlympic) is a theater at 3541 N. Clark Street in the Wrigleyville neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois dedicated to improvisational comedy. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... Second City redirects here. ... SNL redirects here. ... Lorne Michaels (born November 17, 1944) is a Canadian Emmy-winning television producer, writer and comedian best known for creating and producing Saturday Night Live and producing the various film and TV projects that spun off from it. ...


Career

Saturday Night Live

Farley was one of two new SNL (Saturday Night Live) cast members announced in the spring of 1990, the other being Chris Rock.[2][6] On the show, Farley frequently collaborated with fellow cast members David Spade, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, and Rob Schneider, among others. This group came to be known as the "Bad Boys of SNL."[7] Popular characters performed by Farley included an over-the-top motivational speaker named Matt Foley (who constantly reminded characters that he lived in "a van down by the river"), Todd O'Connor of Bill Swerski's Superfans (a group of stereotypical Chicagoans who constantly yell out "da Bears!"), a Chippendale's dancer (in a famous skit that paired him with guest host Patrick Swayze), one of the "Gap Girls" (who hung out together at a local mall), a stereotypical lunch lady (to the theme of Lunchlady Land performed by Adam Sandler[8]) and Bennett Brauer (a Weekend Update commentator who would often divulge his personal and hygienic problems via air quotes). Some of these characters were brought to SNL from his days at Second City. Farley also performed impersonations of Tom Arnold, (who gave the eulogy at his funeral), Andrew Giuliani, Jerry Garcia, Meat Loaf, Norman Schwarzkopf, Roger Ebert, Carnie Wilson, and Newt Gingrich who invited Farley down to Washington, D.C.[9] This article is about the year. ... Christopher Julius Rock III[5] (born February 7, 1965)[6][7] is an Emmy Award winning American comedian, actor, screenwriter, television producer, film producer and director. ... David Wayne Spade (born July 22, 1964) is an Emmy-Award and Golden Globe–nominated American actor, comedian, television personality who gained fame in the 1990s as a cast member on Saturday Night Live. ... Christopher Julius Rock III[5] (born February 7, 1965)[6][7] is an Emmy Award winning American comedian, actor, screenwriter, television producer, film producer and director. ... Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American comedian, actor, musician, screenwriter, and film producer. ... This article is about the American actor/comedian. ... The Bad Boys of SNL, also known as the Slap Pack, is a group of actors who often performed together on Saturday Night Live. ... A motivational speaker is a professional speaker, facilitator or trainer who speaks to audiences, usually for a fee. ... Matt Foley portrayed by Chris Farley Matt Foley, Motivational Speaker, was a character created by comedian Bob Odenkirk and performed by Chris Farley on the American sketch comedy program Saturday Night Live (although he had performed the character in other comedy groups before being a cast member on Saturday Night... Bill Swerskis Superfans was a recurring sketch on the American sketch comedy program Saturday Night Live. ... 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Bennett Brauer was a Saturday Night Live character, portrayed by American comic actor Chris Farley. ... Weekend Update is a Saturday Night Live sketch which comments on and parodies current events. ... AIR QUOTES ARE ANNOYING! SAYS WHO? SAYS ME! FUCK AIR QUOTES! I HATE THEM! THEYRE JUST SICK VARIANTS OF THE PEACE SIGN! ... Thomas Arnold (born March 6, 1959) is an American actor and comedian. ... Rudolph William Louis Rudy Giuliani III (born May 28, 1944) is an American lawyer, prosecutor, businessman, and Republican politician from the state of New York. ... Jerome John Jerry Garcia (August 1, 1942 – August 9, 1995) was an American musician, songwriter, and artist best known for being the lead guitarist and vocalist of the psychedelic rock band the Grateful Dead. ... This article is about the singer. ... Norman Schwarzkopf can refer to: Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf, Sr. ... Roger Joseph Ebert (born June 18, 1942) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American film critic. ... 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Off-screen, Farley was well-known for his pranks in the offices of Saturday Night Live. A March 13, 1995 New York Magazine article references Farley and Adam Sandler making late-night prank phone calls from the SNL offices in Rockefeller Center, with Sandler speaking in an old woman's voice and Farley then farting into the phone, as well as Farley mooning cars from a limousine. SNL redirects here. ... This article or section needs a complete rewrite for the reasons listed on the talk page. ... Rockefeller Center is a complex of 19 commercial buildings covering 22 acres between 48th and 51st Streets in New York City. ...


Film career

Farley started his film career making cameo appearances in several comedy films, including Wayne's World in 1992, Coneheads in 1993, Wayne's World 2 in 1993, Airheads in 1994 and Adam Sandler's Billy Madison in 1995. Waynes World is a 1992 comedy film starring Mike Myers as Wayne Campbell and Dana Carvey as Garth Algar, hosts of a cable access television show (called Waynes World) from Aurora, Illinois. ... The year 1992 in film involved many significant films. ... The Coneheads was originally a sketch on Saturday Night Live which starred Dan Aykroyd as father Beldar, Jane Curtin as mother Prymaat and Kristen Kilpatrick as daughter (Connie). The Coneheads were an alien family, natives of the planet Remulak, who found themselves stranded on Earth. ... The year 1993 in film involved many significant films. ... Waynes World 2 is a 1993 comedy film starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey as hosts of a cable access television show from Aurora, Illinois. ... The year 1993 in film involved many significant films. ... For other uses, see Airhead (disambiguation). ... The year 1994 in film involved some significant events. ... Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American comedian, actor, musician, screenwriter, and film producer. ... Billy Madison is a 1995 comedy starring Adam Sandler in the title role about a slacker who must go back to school in order to take over his fathers company. ... The year 1995 in film involved some significant events. ...


After Farley and most of his fellow cast members were released from their contracts at Saturday Night Live following the 1994-1995 season, Farley focused on his film career. His first two major films co-starred fellow SNL cast member and close friend David Spade. Together, the duo made the films Tommy Boy (which was named after his new born nephew[citation needed]) and Black Sheep in consecutive years 1995 and 1996. These two films were successes at the domestic box office, earning around $32 million each and gaining a large cult following on home video.[10][11] These films established Farley as a relatively bankable star and he was given the sole leading role in 1997's Beverly Hills Ninja, which finished in first place at the box office on its opening weekend.[12] However, drug and alcohol problems began interfering with his work and during the filming of his final film, Almost Heroes[13] with Matthew Perry, shooting was stopped several times for Farley's treatment and relapses.[citation needed]. After his sudden death in December 1997, his last completed films Almost Heroes and Dirty Work released posthumously. SNL redirects here. ... David Wayne Spade (born July 22, 1964) is an Emmy-Award and Golden Globe–nominated American actor, comedian, television personality who gained fame in the 1990s as a cast member on Saturday Night Live. ... For the record company, see Tommy Boy Records. ... This article is about the 1996 comedy film. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... The term box office can refer to either: A place where tickets are sold to the public for admission to a venue The amount of business a particular production, such as a movie or theatre show, does. ... This article does not discuss cultist groups, personality cults, or cult in its original sense of religious practice. See cult (disambiguation) for more meanings of the term cult. A cult following is a group of fans devoted to a specific area of pop culture. ... The home video business rents and sells videocassettes and DVDs to the public. ... A bankable star is an actor famous or charismatic enough to be capable of guaranteeing box-office success simply by showing up in a movie. Harris states that a bankable star is one of the 3 minimum ingredients to any film package, the other two being a successful director and... The year 1997 in film involved some significant events. ... Beverly Hills Ninja is a 1997 film starring Chris Farley as a bumbling Beverly Hills ninja. ... Almost Heroes is a 1998 comedy film starring Chris Farley and Matthew Perry and directed by Christopher Guest. ... Matthew Langford Perry (born August 19, 1969) is a Canadian-American Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated actor and comedian, best known for his role as Chandler Bing in the hugely popular television sitcom Friends, a part he played for 10 years. ... A relapse (etymologically, who falls again) occurs when a person is affected again by a condition that affected them in the past. ... Dirty Work is a 1998 comedy buddy film starring Norm Macdonald and Artie Lange, and directed by Bob Saget. ... The following is a list of works that were published or distributed after the parties involved in its creation died. ...


Unfinished projects

  • Farley had recorded vocals for the title character in the Dreamworks film Shrek, but his death necessitated that the role be recast. He was replaced by his former SNL castmate Mike Myers.[14]
  • He was supposed to be cast in Ghostbusters 3,[verification needed] when the film was in development to have three new Ghostbusters take on an overpopulation in hell. Farley's death extended the film's development hell.
  • Farley was also supposed to be in a more serious film about the life of Fatty Arbuckle. He was excited for this role not only because it reminded of his own life but would also try to give him credit for a serious actor.
  • There were also rumours before his untimely death of a "Tommy Boy" sequel with best friend and two-time co-star David Spade.

This article is about the film studio. ... For other uses, see Shrek (disambiguation). ... For other persons of the same name, see Michael Myers. ... Ghostbusters III is a computer-generated film currently in production. ... Development hell is media-industry jargon for a film, television screenplay, or computer program[1] (or sometimes just a concept or idea) getting stuck in development and never going into production. ... David Dav Pilkey (b. ... The first Captain Underpants book. ... Blues Brothers 2000 is a 1998 musical/comedy film and sequel to the highly successful 1980 film The Blues Brothers. ... James Belushi (also known as Jim Belushi) (born June 15, 1954) is an American film and television actor. ... For other persons of the same name, see John Goodman (disambiguation). ... For the record company, see Tommy Boy Records. ... David Wayne Spade (born July 22, 1964) is an Emmy-Award and Golden Globe–nominated American actor, comedian, television personality who gained fame in the 1990s as a cast member on Saturday Night Live. ...

Death

In early 1997, a decline in Chris Farley's health was frequently noted in the press. Following his guest appearance on SNL for the last time on October 25, 1997,[16] his hoarse voice and apparent perspiration were the subject of public scrutiny.[17][18] A tabloid later reported that Farley had been drinking heavily during rehearsal week and had used an oxygen tank. Other reports claimed that Farley required almost constant care while filming on the set of Almost Heroes. Actor Matthew Perry has since said this is untrue and Farley was sober on set. He went through treatment for alcohol and drug abuse 31 separate times starting in 1993, as well as numerous visits to weight reduction treatment centers. is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Almost Heroes is a 1998 comedy film starring Chris Farley and Matthew Perry and directed by Christopher Guest. ... Matthew Langford Perry (born August 19, 1969) is a Canadian-American Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated actor and comedian, best known for his role as Chandler Bing in the hugely popular television sitcom Friends, a part he played for 10 years. ...


On December 18, 1997, his younger brother John found Farley dead in his apartment on the sixtieth floor of the John Hancock Center in Chicago. He was 33 years old, coincidentally the same age Farley's idol John Belushi was when he died. His death had been attributed to obesity, alcohol, and drug addiction. An autopsy revealed that Farley had overdosed while taking a "speedball", a dangerous combination of cocaine and morphine (the same way that Belushi died), with severe coronary atherosclerosis (his coronary arteries were almost completely blocked) as a contributing factor[19]. is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... John P. Farley is an American actor and comedian. ... Several buildings bear this name, all built by John Hancock Insurance and named after John Hancock. ... John Adam Belushi (January 24, 1949 – March 5, 1982) was an Emmy Award-winning American comedian, actor and musician, notable for his work on Saturday Night Live, National Lampoons Animal House, and The Blues Brothers. ...


Funeral

Farley's funeral was held at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Madison, Wisconsin, on December 23, 1997. He was buried in Resurrection Cemetery, also located in Madison, Wisconsin. Over five hundred people attended his funeral, and many of these were actors who worked with Farley in the past such as Adam Sandler, Lorne Michaels, Phil Hartman, Dan Aykroyd, John Goodman, George Wendt, Norm Macdonald, Rob Schneider, Chris Rock and his wife.[20] Attending their friend's funeral proved to be unbearable for some; most notably absent was his former SNL castmate and frequent film co-star David Spade. Spade was later quoted as saying that he did not attend Farley's funeral because he "could not be in a room where Chris was in a box."[21] However, Spade did appear on the special 25th Anniversary episode of Saturday Night Live to call for a moment of remembrance for Farley. is the 357th day of the year (358th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American comedian, actor, musician, screenwriter, and film producer. ... Lorne Michaels (born November 17, 1944) is a Canadian Emmy-winning television producer, writer and comedian best known for creating and producing Saturday Night Live and producing the various film and TV projects that spun off from it. ... Phil Hartman (September 24, 1948 – May 28, 1998) was a Canadian-American Emmy Award-winning writer as well as an actor, voice artist, comedian and graphic artist. ... Daniel Edward Aykroyd CM (born July 1, 1952) is an Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning Canadian/American comedian, actor, screenwriter, and musician. ... For other persons of the same name, see John Goodman (disambiguation). ... George Robert Wendt (born October 17, 1948) is an American actor best known for the role of Norm Peterson on the television show Cheers. ... Norm MacDonald Norman Gene MacDonald (born October 17, 1963) is a bilingual Canadian actor and comedian. ... This article is about the American actor/comedian. ... Christopher Julius Rock III[5] (born February 7, 1965)[6][7] is an Emmy Award winning American comedian, actor, screenwriter, television producer, film producer and director. ... David Wayne Spade (born July 22, 1964) is an Emmy-Award and Golden Globe–nominated American actor, comedian, television personality who gained fame in the 1990s as a cast member on Saturday Night Live. ...


Honors

Farley has been memorialized in many different ways. On August 26, 2005, Farley was awarded the 2,289th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The star is located in front of Improv Olympic West.[22] In Adam Sandler's 2000 film Little Nicky, Little Nicky's mother, an angel played by Reese Witherspoon, is mentioned at the end of the film to be dating her new fitness instructor in Heaven, who turns out to be Chris Farley. is the 238th day of the year (239th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Buskers perform on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ... Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American comedian, actor, musician, screenwriter, and film producer. ... Little Nicky (2000) is a comedy film written, produced by and starring Adam Sandler, Rhys Ifans, Tom Tiny Lister, Jr. ... Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon[1] (born March 22, 1976) is an Academy Award-winning American actress. ...


In his book Gasping for Airtime, former castmember Jay Mohr recalled a surreal moment involving Farley and fellow castmember Phil Hartman. In the SNL cast's goodbye song-and-dance performance to Hartman, the final scene featured Farley (in his Matt Foley costume) and Hartman embracing each other as the latter sang "Goodbye" to the camera. They died within six months of each other. This can be seen on the "Best of Chris Farley" SNL special. Gasping for Airtime: Two Years in the Trenches of Saturday Night Live is an autobiographical book by former Saturday Night Live featured player Jay Mohr. ... Jay Mohr Jay Mohr (born August 23, 1970) is a Caucasian American actor and stand-up comedian. ... Phil Hartman (September 24, 1948 – May 28, 1998) was a Canadian-American Emmy Award-winning writer as well as an actor, voice artist, comedian and graphic artist. ...


On May 6, 2008 the biography of Chris Farley will be published. The book, titled "The Chris Farley Show" (Viking Press) was written by Chris' brother Tom Farley, Jr. and Tanner Colby.


Filmography

Waynes World is a 1992 comedy film starring Mike Myers as Wayne Campbell and Dana Carvey as Garth Algar, hosts of a cable access television show (called Waynes World) from Aurora, Illinois. ... Coneheads is the title of a 1993 movie based on the Saturday Night Live sketches about the Coneheads. ... Waynes World 2 is a 1993 comedy film starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey as hosts of a cable access television show from Aurora, Illinois. ... For other uses, see Airhead (disambiguation). ... Billy Madison is a 1995 comedy starring Adam Sandler in the title role about a slacker who must go back to school in order to take over his fathers company. ... For the record company, see Tommy Boy Records. ... This article is about the 1996 comedy film. ... Beverly Hills Ninja is a 1997 film starring Chris Farley as a bumbling Beverly Hills ninja. ... Almost Heroes is a 1998 comedy film starring Chris Farley and Matthew Perry and directed by Christopher Guest. ... Dirty Work is a 1998 comedy buddy film starring Norm Macdonald and Artie Lange, and directed by Bob Saget. ...

Television work

SNL redirects here. ... Date January 26, 1997 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Desmond Howard, Kick Returner/Punt Returner Favorite Packers by 14 National anthem Luther Vandross Coin toss Past Super Bowl winning coaches: Hank Stram, Mike Ditka, Tom Flores, Tom Landry, Chuck Noll, George Seifert Referee Gerald Austin Halftime show... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... All That was an American live-action, sketch comedy-variety show that aired on the Nickelodeon cable television network featuring short comedic sketches and weekly musical guests. ...

Awards and nominations

MTV Movie Awards The MTV Movie Awards is a film awards show presented annually on MTV (Music Television). ...

Beverly Hills Ninja is a 1997 film starring Chris Farley as a bumbling Beverly Hills ninja. ... David Wayne Spade (born July 22, 1964) is an Emmy-Award and Golden Globe–nominated American actor, comedian, television personality who gained fame in the 1990s as a cast member on Saturday Night Live. ... For the record company, see Tommy Boy Records. ... For the record company, see Tommy Boy Records. ...

References

  1. ^ The Second City: Chicago Alumni
  2. ^ a b Chris Farley Biography - Yahoo! Movies
  3. ^ http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080316/BUSINESS01/803160559/1002/RSS02
  4. ^ Marquette University - Famous Faces
  5. ^ The Biography Channel - Chris Farley Biography
  6. ^ a b c Wisconsin Historical Society
  7. ^ The Loser Boys of Saturday Night Live (1998)(TV)
  8. ^ Hoagies and Grinders lunch lady skit
  9. ^ Netglimse - Chris Farley Biography
  10. ^ Box Office Mojo data for Black Sheep
  11. ^ Box Office Mojo data for Tommy Boy
  12. ^ Box Office Mojo data for Beverly Hills Ninja
  13. ^ Box Office Mojo data for Almost Heroes
  14. ^ Jim Hill: How "Shrek" went from being a train wreck to one for the record books
  15. ^ Pilkey.com: Interview: Philadelphia Inquirer
  16. ^ saturday-night-live.com
  17. ^ snltranscripts.jt.org
  18. ^ Pp. 492-493 of Live from New York
  19. ^ findadeath.com
  20. ^ Athens Daily News - Fellow comedians weep for Chris Farley
  21. ^ IMDb.com - Biography of David Spade
  22. ^ Breitbart.com - Chris Farley Gets Posthumous Star

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NAME Farley, Chris
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Farley, Christopher Crosby
SHORT DESCRIPTION Actor, comedian
DATE OF BIRTH February 15, 1964
PLACE OF BIRTH Madison, Wisconsin, United States
DATE OF DEATH December 1997
PLACE OF DEATH Chicago, Illinois, United States
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