Actor, Comedian, Producer, Writer
John William Ferrell ( ; born July 16, 1967) is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer. Ferrell is known for his leading man roles in comedy films and for his work as a television producer. He has earned four Emmy Awards and in 2011 was honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. In 2015, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was named the best comedian in British GQ.Ferrell first established himself in the mid-1990s as a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live, where he performed from 1995 to 2002, and has subsequently starred in a string of comedy films. Ferrell is considered a member of the "Frat Pack", a generation of leading Hollywood comic actors who emerged in the late 1990s and the 2000s, including Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Steve Carell, Vince Vaughn, Paul Rudd, and brothers Owen and Luke Wilson. He founded the comedy website Funny or Die in 2007 with his former writing partner Adam McKay.He starred in comedy films such as Elf (2003), Anchorman (2004), Kicking & Screaming (2005), Talladega Nights (2006), Blades of Glory (2007), Step Brothers (2008), The Other Guys (2010), Daddy's Home (2015), and Spirited (2022). Other notable film roles include Semi-Pro (2008), Land of the Lost (2009), The Campaign (2012), and Get Hard (2015). He has also taken dramatic roles in Stranger than Fiction (2006), Everything Must Go (2010), and Downhill (2020). He has voiced roles in Curious George (2006), Megamind (2010) and The Lego Movie film franchise (2014–2019).He has received four Primetime Emmy Awards for his work as a producer on the HBO drama series Succession (2019-2023) and for the ABC specials Live in Front of a Studio Audience (2019-2022). He also produced the TruTV series I'm Sorry (2017-2019), the Netflix series Dead to Me (2019-2022), and the Comedy Central series Drunk History (2013-2019). For his work on Broadway received a Tony Award nomination for Best Special Theatrical Event for his satirical portrayal as George W. Bush in You're Welcome America (2009).
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- John William Ferrell
- Actor, Comedian, Producer, Writer
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