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Chris Farley

Chris Farley was known as an American comedian and actor. He is most famous for his classic sketch roles on 'Saturday Night Live' and in films like 'Tommy Boy' and 'Black Sheep.'

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Background

Christopher Crosby Farley was born on February 15, 1964, in Madison, Wisconsin. He was the middle child of five siblings (three brothers and a sister). As a kid who made it a mission to make his classmates laugh during his Catholic school years, he later studied theater and communication at Marquette University. After graduating from his college, Farley performed with the Ark Improv theater group and the Improv Olympic Theater in Chicago. There, he was coached by Del Close, who additionally was a mentor of John Belushi, the acclaimed entertainer whom Farley looked up to as a comedy role model.

Career (SNL Debut)

After joining the cast of the Second City theater, Chris Farley was found by Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels. He made his cast introduction in 1990 and rapidly wound up known for sketches that included completing a Chippendales dance number with Patrick Swayze, playing persuasive honcho Matt Foley which was named after a genuine reverend who was companions with Farley and hosting "The Chris Farley Show," in which he fumblingly interviewed guests like Jeff Daniels and Martin Scorsese. Farley regularly had an unmistakably physical brand of parody that self-deprecatingly played upon his huge size.

Movies And TV Shows

Farley was able to parlay his SNL accomplishment into a film career, making his film debut as a security guard in Wayne's World (1992) and featuring in its 1993 sequel. Farley was then featured in Coneheads (1993) and Airheads (1994) which led to his first lead role in the hit Tommy Boy, in which he co-featured with a companion and comic partner David Spade. After Farley was featured in the Adam Sandler parody Billy Madison (1995), he and Spade rejoined for 1996's Black Sheep. The next year, Farley again appeared in a lead role in the martial arts comedy Beverly Hills Ninja.

Relationships

During his famous comedy career, Farley was not all that fruitful in his love life. The comic star had various dates with a large number of women but he was never married. One of his various lady friends was Erin Maroney who was Lorne Michael's right hand. She later wound up one of the writers for the Saturday Night Live show. Chris had an association with the American actress and writer named Karen Duff in 1993.

Age, Height, Weight

Chris Farley died at a young age of 33 years. He died of a drug overdose. Chris was 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighed about 296 pounds at the time of his death.

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Last Modified : Oct 14 2019