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Chris Farley

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

Birth NameChristopher Crosby Farley
BirthdayFebruary 15, 1964
BirthplaceMadison, Wisconsin, USA
Date of deathDecember 18, 1997 (age 33)
Height5' 8" (1m73)  How tall is Chris Farley compared to you?
Awards1996 MTV Movie Awards: Best On-Screen Duo (for Tommy Boy)

Selected Filmography

Black Sheep
Beverly Hills Ninja
Almost Heroes
The Coneheads
Wayne's World 2
Dirty Work
Father of Lights
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