About Chris Farley

Chris Farley was a well known American actor and comedian popularly known for his comedic style and humorous behavior. 

Quick Info
Full NameChristopher Crosby Farley
Date of BirthFebruary 15, 1964
Birth PlaceMadison, Wisconsin, U.S.
Parent(s)Thomas John Farley and Mary Anne.
OccupationActor, Comedian
Date of DeathDecember 18, 1997
Cause of DeathDrug Overdose

Personal Life

Chris Farley was born on 15 February 1964 in Madison, Wisconsin, the U.S. as a father, Thomas John Farley, and mother, Mary Anne. His father used to be the Oil Company owner, where his mother used to be a homemaker. He had got four siblings, who were Tom Jr., Kevin, John, and Barbara.

At the age of 33, on 18 December 1997, Farley’s dead body was found in his apartment in the John Hancock Center in Chicago by his brother John. Later, it was stated that the cause of death was of an overdose of cocaine and morphine where his death and his SNL idol John Belushi’s death seems to be similar because they were died after having the same combination of the drug. On 23 December 1997, his funeral was done at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, where 500 people were presented at his funeral.

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Chris Farley used to have a relationship with the Saturday Night Live comedy writer Erin Maroney. After that, he had also dated Lorri Bagley, an actress, and a model, but he had not gotten married to any woman.  

Nationality and Physical Stats

Chris Farley holds an American nationality, and he belongs from the Roman Catholic ethnicity of Irish and Scottish descent. He was 5 feet 8 inches tall with 135 kg weight and had got blue eyes. As he was born on 15 February, his zodiac sign is Aquarius.

Early Life and Education

In his early life, he had joined Parochial School, which was located in Madison, and then, he had also joined Edgewood High School of the Sacred Heart. Farley used to spend his summer times as a camper and counselor at Red Arrow Camp. Later, in 1986, he graduated from Marquette University, where he graduated with a double major in communications and theater where he played rugby and where he had to find out his talents as a comedian.

Chris Farley also worked at the Scotch Oil Company with his father. Later, he appeared at Ark Improv Theatre in Madison, where he had learned about the art of improvisational comedy by Dennis Kern. 

He was seen performing at Improv Olympic for the first time after a trip to Chicago. After that, he participated in Chicago’s Second City Theatre as a touring group wherein 1989; he was promoted to their Mainstage. After that, he became the cast member of three revues, which consists of “The Gods Must Be Lazy,” “It Was Thirty Years Ago Today,” and “Flag Smoking Permitted in Lobby Only or Censorama.”

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Saturday Night Live

In early 1990, Chris Farley became one of the new cast members of Saturday Night Live, where he was mostly seen with fellow cast members Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Tim Meadows, Rob Schneider, and David Spade, where the group was called as the “Bad Boys of SNL.”

Chris Farley was seen performing as Matt Foley, a fictional character, and was the famous character from the sketch comedy program Saturday Night Live. His other popular character was Todd O’s of Bill Swerski’s Superfans, one of the “Gap Girls,” stereotypical lunch lady, Bennett Brauer, and himself on “The Chris Farley Show.”

He had also performed Tom Arnold, Andrew Giuliani, Jerry Garcia, Meat Loaf, Norman Schwarzkopf, Dom DeLuise, Roger Ebert, and Carnie Wilson, Newt Gingrich, Mindy Cohn, Mama Cass, Hank Williams Jr., and Rush Limbaugh. 

Furthermore, he was known for his pranks in the office of Saturday Night Live, which is Off-screen pranks. He used to show himself naked and did lots of stunts for a laugh.


Film Career

Chris Farley was seen playing a role in the comedy film “Wayne’s World” during the time of SNL and also seen playing a role in the movie “Coneheads,” which is a science-fiction comedy movie and also seen in the movie “Airheads” which is a comedy movie by Michael Lehmann. Also, he was seen playing an uncredited role in the film “Billy Madison.” Later, he played in a music video of the Red Hot Chili peppers single “Soul to Squeeze,” where it was featured on the soundtrack to Coneheads.

Farley started to focus on his film career after he and his team members’ contract for Saturday Night Life was completed. Later, he had been cast into the movie “Tommy Boy,” which is a comedy movie by Peter Segal, where it became the major movie of Farley’s film career. He was seen in another comedy movie, “Black Sheep,” which also made him earn fame. Both movie “Tommy Boy” and “Black Sheep” had success in the film industry where it was made by cooperating with his SNL colleague and with his close friend David Spade.

After the massive success of his two movies, he was known as a relatively bankable star. After that, the title role of the film “Beverly Hills Ninja,” which is a martial arts comedy movie, was given to him and able to be in first place at the box office on its opening weekend.

Later, in June 1998, his movie “Almost Heroes” and “Dirty Works” were released after his death.

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Unfinished Projects

There were lots of unfinished projects of Chris Farley, which was completed because of his death. He had provided his voice in the title character of the movie “Shrek,” which was almost done 85% or 95% but unable to complete because of his death. Later, it was recorded by Mike Myers and released in 2015.

He had also provided his voice over the Sorbus in the movie “Dinosaur” movie, but later his character was re-written by Baylene because of his death.

There are also more unfinished work movies, which include “The Gelvin,” “The Cable Guy,” “Kingpin,” “Ghostbusters,” and even in series “Captain Underpants.” He was also cast to the lead role in the movie “A Confederacy of Dunces,” which is an adoption of the novel and the adaptation of the book “The Incomparable Atuk.”

Net Worth

At that time, Chris Farley had an estimated net worth is of $5 million.