Ferrell co-produced (with Adam McKay) an HBO show starring Danny McBride called Eastbound & Down. He also had a recurring role as car dealer Ashley Schaeffer. Ferrell was one of the executive producers of The Chris Gethard Show, which aired on Fusion from 2015 to 2016 and on truTV from 2017 to 2018.
John William Ferrell was born in Irvine, California, to Betty Kay (Overman), a teacher, and Roy Lee Ferrell, Jr., a musician. His parents were originally from Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. A graduate of the University of Southern California, Ferrell became interested in performing while a student at University High School in Irvine, where he ...
Is a member of the Delta Tau Delta international fraternity. Studied at USC in the hopes of becoming a sports broadcaster. He graduated and interned at NBC Sports, but then drew laughs after ad-libbing a joke on-air during one of his broadcasting courses and switched to comedy.
- John William Ferrell
- 6' 3" (1.91 m)
- July 16, 1967 in Irvine, California, USA
Feb 8, 2023 · Will Ferrell, in full John William Ferrell, (born July 16, 1967, Irvine, California, U.S.), American comedy actor, writer, and producer known for his impersonations and for his portrayal of dim-witted but endearing characters.
Apr 2, 2014 · John William Ferrell was born on July 16, 1967, in Irvine, California. The oldest son of Righteous Brothers keyboardist Lee Ferrell and teacher Kay Ferrell, Will was—by his own...