Chris Farley was brought to Chicago's renowned Second City comedy club by director Del Close who had worked with the young Farley at Close's ImprovOlympic Theatre in Chicago. Farley performed two shows at The Second City in the late-1980s, perfecting the loud characters for which he is known. Those characters brought him thunderous aplomb on Saturday Night Live. In addition to SNL, Farley has appeared on the TV projects Tom, The Tom Arnold Show and Roseanne.
Farley has starred in the hit comedies Tommy Boy and Black Sheep. He has also appeared in the films Wayne's World and Wayne's World 2.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.
Chris Farley Facts
|Christopher Crosby Farley
|February 15, 1964
|Madison, Wisconsin, USA
|Date of death
|December 18, 1997 (age 33)
|5' 8" (1m73) How tall is Chris Farley compared to you?
|1996 MTV Movie Awards: Best On-Screen Duo (for Tommy Boy)
|Beverly Hills Ninja
|Wayne's World 2
|Father of Lights