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John William Ferrell (; born July 16, 1967) is an American actor, comedian, producer, and writer. He first established himself in the mid-1990s as a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, and has subsequently starred in comedy films such as Elf (2003), Kicking & Screaming (2005), Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006), Semi-Pro (2008), and Land of the Lost (2009). He founded the comedy website Funny or Die in 2007 with his writing partner Adam McKay. Other notable film roles include The Other Guys (2010), The Campaign (2012), Get Hard (2015), Holmes & Watson (2018), and the animated films Curious George (2006) and Megamind (2010). 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, and brothers Owen and Luke Wilson. He received an Emmy Award nomination for his work on Saturday Night Live, and three Golden Globe Award nominations for acting in The Producers (2005) and Stranger than Fiction (2006) and for producing Vice (2018). He was also named the best comedian of 2015 in the British GQ Men of the Year awards. Ferrell received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 24, 2015. Early life Ferrell was born on July 16, 1967 in Irvine, California, to Betty Kay (née Overman; born 1940), a teacher who taught at Old Mill School elementary school and Santa Ana College and Roy Lee Ferrell Jr. (born 1941), who played saxophone and keyboards for the Righteous Brothers. His parents were both natives of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. They moved to California in 1964. Ferrell's ancestry includes English, German, and Irish. As an infant Ferrell suffered from pyloric stenosis and had a pyloromyotomy to correct the condition. He has a younger brother, Patrick.When he was eight years old, his parents divorced. Ferrell said of the divorce: "I was the type of kid who would say, 'Hey, look at the bright side! We'll have two Christmases'." The divorce was amicable, and both parents were committed to their children. The biggest problem was his father's line of work. As a person in show business, his paychecks were never steady, and he traveled from home for months at a time. Growing up in this environment made Ferrell not want to go into show business and instead have a steady job.Will first attended school at Culverdale Elementary and later attended Rancho San Joaquin Middle School, both in Irvine. He attended University High School in Irvine, and was a kicker for the school's varsity football team. He was also on the soccer team and captain of the basketball team, as well as serving on the student council. Ferrell called third grade "a pivotal year." He realized he could make his classmates laugh if he pretended to smash his head against the wall, or if he tripped and fell on purpose, and said it was a great way to make friends. He said the dullness of Irvine contributed to the growth of his humor: Growing up in suburbia, in safe, master-planned Irvine, there was no drama so we had to create it in our heads. My main form of entertainment was cracking my friends up and exploring new ways of being funny. I didn't have to have the survival mode instinct like other comics, who grew up in tough neighborhoods. I had the opposite. For me, I grew up in Mayberry, and the humor broke the boredom. And there was a lot to make fun of. In his senior year of high school, Ferrell and a friend would perform comedy skits over the school's intercom system, with cooperation from the principal; the two had to write their own material. Ferrell also performed comedic skits in the school's talent shows. He was voted "Best Personality" by his classmates. He enrolled at the University of Southern California, where he studied sports broadcasting and joined the Delta Tau Delta fraternity. In college, he was known for a few pranks. On occasion, he would dress in a janitor's outfit and stroll into his friends' classes. He was also known for streaking around campus with a few other people from the Delta Tau Delta fraternity. Ferrell earned an internship at a local television station in the sports department, but he did not enjoy the work.After graduating with a B.A. degree in sports information in 1990, he knew he did not want to do broadcasting. He took up a job as a hotel valet where, on his second day, he tore a baggage rack off the top of a van by trying to drive it under a low beam. He also worked as a teller at Wells Fargo, but came up short $300 the first day and $280 the second; he was not stealing the money, but was just careless and error-prone. In 1991, encouraged by his mother to pursue something he liked, Ferrell moved to Los Angeles. He successfully auditioned for the comedy group The Groundlings where he spent time developing his improvisation skills. Career The Groundlings Before joining The Groundlings, Ferrell's attempts at standup comedy had little success. He started in the advanced classes and grew to love improvisation. He realized he also liked to impersonate people, and one of his favorites was Harry Caray, the Hall of Fame baseball announcer. Soon he began to create original characters. With fellow Groundlings member Chris Kattan, they created the Butabi Brothers, who go out to dance clubs to try to pick up women but are constantly rejected. While taking classes, Ferrell got a job at an auction house via his friend Viveca Paulin. The job was ideal as it was flexible enough for him to audition and go to rehearsals while also being employed. He received small roles, including TV series Grace Under Fire and Living Single, low-budget films such as A Bucket of Blood, as well as commercials. One winter, he served as a mall Santa Claus. Then, in 1994, he won a spot with the top professional group of The Groundlings. Saturday Night Live After SNL's decline in popularity in 1994–1995, and in need of new cast members for the next season, a producer saw The Groundlings and asked Ferrell, Kattan, and Cheri Oteri to audition for SNL's main producer, Lorne Michaels. Ferrell joined Saturday Night Live in 1995 and left in 2002 after a seven-year tenure. He has hosted the show five times, thereby becoming a member of the show's Five Timers Club.During his time on SNL, Ferrell made a name for himself with his impersonations, which included US President George W. Bush, Chicago Cubs announcer Harry Caray, singer Robert Goulet (crooning a cappella pieces of music by Sisqó, Baha Men, and The Notorious B.I.G.), singer Neil Diamond, Inside the Actors Studio host James Lipton (who favored Ferrell's impersonation), Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy, United States Attorney General Janet Reno, convicted Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, game show host Alex Trebek, fictitious private detective John Shaft, professional wrestler Jesse Ventura, US Vice President Al Gore, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, and Cuban President.... Discover the Charity Ferrell popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Charity Ferrell books.

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A see yourself out note isn’t how you want to celebrate the morning after your first one-night stand. The first time I meet Archer Callahan is when I block him in a parking spo...

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Revive Me


This isn't your typical I'm in love with my brother's best friend romance. This is raw. This is real. This is heartbreaking.  Tessa Benson had a perfect ...

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It's hard to keep ignoring the guy you had a one-night stand with when he's the son of the boss at your new internship. Gabby thought she was hitting the one-night stand l...

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Bad For You


Take my advice. Never fall for your brother’s best friend. Bracken Casey.  Our hometown’s playboy. My brother’s best friend. The man I love.  H...

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Just Exes


Running into an ex you haven’t seen in nearly a decade is never a good time.  Running into your ex while he’s arresting you is humiliating. 

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Worth The Risk


This is my redemption. This is me getting my girl back. Love was never in Dalton's vocabulary until Gabby stumbled into his bedroom one drunken night. They fo...

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Wild Thoughts


I want to kill my new stepbrother.  He's an a**hole, arrogant, and can't stop talking about sex.  The worst part? He has blackmail on me. 

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Just Friends


Someone should have warned me about falling in love with my best friend.  Carolina  Little did I know when Rex came to my locker attempting to bribe...

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I don’t want him. I can’t do this. That’s what my ex said after our son was born, leaving me a single dad.   These days, my world consists of...

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Straight Up


Lincoln: I went from a penthouse to sleeping in a prison cell. From the VP of a million-dollar empire to a felon. All for a crime I didn’t commit.  Now that I...

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Just A Fling


A Hollywood princess mixing business and pleasure with her hot new bodyguard is a headline I’ll gladly live up to. Stella The only thing worse than a messy ...

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I'm suing Trojan. Ninety-eight percent effective, my a**. GRACE:  Things I never thought would happen:  1. Meeting my boyfriend’s secret wife. ...

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Pretty and Reckless


He was forbidden, and forbidden was my favorite meal. I was seventeen the first time we met. We were in two different worlds. He was building direction in his life. ...

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Just Roommates


The first time we meet, I’m eighteen, and he kicks me out of his bar.  Two years later, he does it again. Maliki Bridges is the town’s hottest bartender. 

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Last Round


A new standalone story in the Twisted Fox series!  Book 5: Last Round (Silas and Lola’s story) Official synopsis coming soon!

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Just One Night


A one-night stand with a single, widowed dad can change everything. “What the f*ck have I done?” aren’t the first words you want to hear after a one-night sta...

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Just Neighbors


Every day, my neighbor tells me to have a good morning. Every day, I tell him to f*ck off.  Kyle Lane is the town’s hottest cop.  He’s also the man I’...

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Beneath Our Faults


She lost her first love in a tragic school shooting. Can she find love again with the bad boy next door? Daisy had the perfect boyfriend and the perfect life ...

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Pop Rock


You’ve seen the headlines about him. Knox Rivers is music’s out of control, all over TMZ, and under the impression that he’s God’s gift to the female population bad boy....

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Just Exes


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Just One Night


"What the f--k have I done?" aren't the first words you want to hear after a one-night stand. Yet that's what he gave me.Dallas Barnes is tall, dark, and handsome. He's also scar...

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Just Her Bodyguard


She's Hollywood's princess. He's her new bodyguard. He didn't plan for her to offer no-strings attached sex with his employment. Business has officially mixed with pleasure....

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Just Neighbors


Every day, my neighbor tells me to have a good morning. Every day, I tell him to f*ck off.Kyle Lane is the town's hottest cop. He's also the man I've despised since ...

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Stirred: Twisted Fox, Book 1 (Unabridged)


I don’t want him. I can’t do this. That’s what my ex said after our son was born, leaving me a single dad.These days, my world consists of two things: Noah and my bar. Unti...

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