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Christopher Crosby Farley was born on the 15th February 1964, in Madison, Wisconsin USA of Irish and Scottish ancestry, and passed away from cocaine intoxication on the 18th December 1997 in Chicago, Illinois at the age of 33. He was best known as an American actor and comedian who appeared on the Saturday Night Live show, and in films such as “Tommy Boy” and “Beverly Hills Ninja”. He was also recognized as a stunt performer. Her career was active from 1975 to 1997.

Have you ever wondered how rich Chris Farley was? It is estimated that the overall size of Chris Farley’s net worth was $5 million, earned through his successful career as a comedian and actor.

Chris Farley Net Worth $5 Million

Chris Farley was the middle child of five – his father Thomas and mother Mary Anne owned an oil company. His brothers are actors – John Farley and Kevin P. Farley. After attending the Edgewood High School of the Sacred Heart, he studied Communications and Theatre at the Marquette University, from which he graduated with a BA degree. His first earnings came from his work in the family’s oil company. Side by side with working there, he became a member of the Ark Improve theater group, and performed live with them. Soon he moved to Chicago, where he joined the Improv Olympic Theater. Step by step he developed his acting skills and became a member of the cast of the Second City Theater, where he was discovered in 1990 by Lorne Michaels, the producer of the TV show entitled “Saturday Night Live”. Chris Immediately joined the “SNL” cast together with Chris Rock, and in the future years, Farley, Rock and other stars including David Spade and Rob Schneider formed a sketch group called “The Bad Boys Of SNL”, which contributed steadily to his net worth.

Side by side with working on “SNL”, Chris` acting career began to develop, as he was featured in numerous TV series and films. In 1992, Farley appeared in the film “Wayne`s World”, which featured Mike Myers in the lead role, and the same year he was cast in an episode of “The Jackie Thomas Show”. 1993 was also quite beneficial for him, as he appeared in films “Wayne`s World 2” as Milton, and “Coneheads”, increasing his net worth.

To speak further of his activities in the entertainment industry apart from the “SNL”, in 1994, Chris was featured in the film “Airheads”, assuming the role of Officer Wilson. The next year, Chris earned his first lead role in the film “Tommy Boy”, portraying Tommy, a dimwitted and immature heir of an auto parts company, and in 1996 he was cast in the film “Black Sheep”, as Mike Donnelly. His net worth was rising.

Then in 1997, Chris appeared as Haru in the film “Beverly Hills` Ninja”, which would become his most recognized role in his shortlived career. Before his death, his net worth increased a bit more, as he earned roles in the films “Almost Heroes” (1998), and “Dirty Work” (1998), which was his last film.

During his career, Chris won the Best On-Screen Duo award with his friend and colleague David Spade, for their work in the film “Tommy Boy”, and he was rewarded posthumously with a Star on the Hollywood Boulevard in 2005.

Regarding his personal life little was known in the media about Chris Farley. Obviously, he was one devoted actor and comedian, who unfortunately fell under the influence of drugs, which complicated a heart disease.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dirty Work 1998 Jimmy (uncredited)
Almost Heroes 1998 Bartholomew Hunt
Beverly Hills Ninja 1997 Haru
All That 1997 TV Series The Chicago Ketchup Chef
Saturday Night Live 1990-1996 TV Series Various Tom Arnold Customer ...
Black Sheep 1996 Mike Donnelly
Tommy Boy 1995 Tommy
Billy Madison 1995 Bus Driver (uncredited)
Airheads 1994 Officer Wilson
Tom 1994 TV Series Chris
Wayne's World 2 1993 Milton
The Larry Sanders Show 1993 TV Series Chris Farley
Coneheads 1993 Ronnie the Mechanic
Roseanne 1993 TV Series Man in Clothing Store
The Jackie Thomas Show 1992 TV Series Chris Thomas
Wayne's World 1992 Security Guard

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saturday Night Live: The Best of David Spade 2005 TV Special performer: "Supercalifragilisticexpialadocious"
Tommy Boy 1995 performer: "Maniac", "What'd I Say", "Superstar", "Come On Eileen", "It's the End of the World as We Know It And I Feel Fine", "Eres Tu"
Saturday Night Live 1991 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Stunts

Stunts

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Almost Heroes 1998 stunts - uncredited
Beverly Hills Ninja 1997 stunts
Tommy Boy 1995 stunts

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Black Widow Murders: The Blanche Taylor Moore Story 1993 TV Movie production coordinator

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Circle of Champions the History of Woman's Pro Wrestling 2017 Documentary in memory of pre-production
Silent Times 2017 in memory of post-production
Magic Mike Auditions 2012 Short in memory of
Knight of the Living Dead 2005 Video special thanks
Chris Rock: Bring the Pain 1996 TV Special documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saturday Night Live 1992-1997 TV Series Himself / Matt Foley / Patron / ...
Politically Incorrect 1997 TV Series Himself
The 69th Annual Academy Awards 1997 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Live Action Short Film and Best Animated Short Film
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993-1997 TV Series Himself / Guest
1996 MTV Movie Awards 1996 TV Special Himself
Adam Sandler: What the Hell Happened to Me? 1996 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
Late Show with David Letterman 1994-1996 TV Series Himself
Showbiz Today 1996 TV Series Himself
The Annual 1995 ShoWest Awards 1995 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Dennis Miller Live 1995 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1993-1995 TV Series Himself
Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth 2 1992 TV Special documentary Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1991 TV Series Himself
A Comedy Salute to Michael Jordan 1991 TV Movie Himself
Today 1990 TV Series Himself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 1989 TV Series Himself - Audience Member

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
All That 22nd Anniversary Reunion Special 2016 TV Movie Himself
CBS This Morning 2015 TV Series Himself
I Am Chris Farley 2015 Documentary Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2015 TV Series Himself
Inside Edition 2014-2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special 2015 TV Special Himself - Cast Member (In Memoriam)
SNL's NFL Saturday 2015 TV Movie Todd O'Conner / Various
Saturday Night Live: Thanksgiving Special 2014 TV Special Mrs. O'Connor / Todd O'Connor
SNL Sports Spectacular 2014 TV Movie Wolfgang Wormeldanger / Various (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: Thanksgiving 2013 TV Special Todd O'Conner / Todd's Wife (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live Backstage 2011 TV Special documentary Bennett Brauer / Various
The Women of SNL 2010 TV Movie Tom Arnold
Saturday Night Live Presents: Sports All-Stars 2010 TV Special Wolfgang Wormeldanger / Various (uncredited)
The Tragic Side of Comedy 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live Sports Extra '09 2009 TV Special Wolfgang Wormeldanger / Housesitter (uncredited)
Biography 2002-2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live in the '90s: Pop Culture Nation 2007 TV Special documentary Himself / Various (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of David Spade 2005 TV Special Himself / Various Characters (uncredited)
'Tommy Boy': Behind the Laughter 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Growing Up Farley 2005 Video short Himself
Just the Two of Us 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Stories from the Side of the Road 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Alec Baldwin 2005 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
25 Years of Improv Comedy 2005 Himself (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Commercial Parodies 2005 TV Movie Various Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tom Hanks 2004 TV Special Himself / Various
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments 2004 TV Movie Himself / Various Characters
Celebrities Uncensored 2004 TV Series Himself
101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself - #87 Chris Farley Dies
Saturday Night Live: TV Tales 2002 TV Special Himself
Saturday Night Live: Game Show Parodies 2000 TV Special Himself / Various Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Adam Sandler 1999 TV Special documentary Daryl (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Rock 1999 TV Special documentary Not Gettin' Any Jimbo (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live Christmas 1999 Video Matt Foley, Motivational Santa
Saturday Night Live 25 1999 TV Special documentary Himself / Various (uncredited)
SNL: 25 Years of Music 1999 TV Movie Various
E! True Hollywood Story 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley 1998 TV Special documentary Himself (Various Characters)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Mike Myers 1998 Video documentary Various Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman 1998 TV Special documentary Himself / Various Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Steve Martin 1998 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
The Bad Boys of Saturday Night Live 1998 TV Special documentary Himself / Various Characters (uncredited)
Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes 1998 TV Special documentary Himself
The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1998 TV Special Himself (Memorial Tribute)
House of Style 1995 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 1992 TV Special Sen. Howell Heflin, Various (uncredited)
Best of Saturday Night Live: Special Edition 1992 Video Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture Posthumously, accepted by his mother Mary Ann Farley. On 26 August 2005. At 6366 Hollywood Blvd.
1996 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen Duo Tommy Boy (1995) · David Spade

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1997 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Comedic Performance Beverly Hills Ninja (1997)
1996 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Comedic Performance Tommy Boy (1995)

TitleSalary
Beverly Hills Ninja (1997) $6,000,000
Black Sheep (1996) $6,000,000
Tommy Boy (1995) $2,000,000

#Fact
1 As told by comedian Norm MacDonald in an interview on the Howard Stern radio show, Farley named his SNL character Matt Foley after a priest named Matt Foley back home where, Norm said he learned at Farley's funeral, Farley lead a secret life helping in the soup kitchen and other things for the church.
2 He was originally meant to play Kevin James' role in Grown Ups (2010), as the script was originally written in the early 1990s.
3 Dav Pilkey, author of the children's book series Captain Underpants, had wanted Farley to play the title role in a potential television series based on the books, but discarded the idea after Farley's death.
4 He and David Spade were planning on making a movie centered on his Matt Foley character from Saturday Night Live (1975).
5 Farley had also been in talks for the lead in an adaptation of the novel A Confederacy of Dunces. Farley even expressed interest in portraying Atuk in an adaptation of the novel The Incomparable Atuk. Both of these shelved projects, along with a Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle biopic, have been alleged to be cursed as Farley, John Belushi, and John Candy were each attached to all three roles, and all three died before any of the films entered production.
6 He was so disappointed in Beverly Hills Ninja (1997) that he cried on his agent's shoulder after the first screening. He told his agent that he never wanted to do such a film again. Farley's stance was justified as it arguably attributed to the exploitation of his manic, physical humor by dumbing it down and playing it out to an almost tiring and foolish degree.
7 At the time of his death, Farley had also been in talks to co star with Vince Vaughn in the film The Gelfin, which was never made.
8 He was originally supposed to reunite with David Spade in Lost & Found (1999). After his death, his part went to Artie Lange.
9 Off-screen, Farley was well known for his pranks in the offices of Saturday Night Live (1975). This would refer to Farley and Adam Sandler making late-night prank phone calls from the SNL offices in Rockefeller Center, with Sandler speaking in an old woman's voice and Farley farting into the phone and mooning cars from a limousine. He was also known to frequently get naked and do various stunts for laughs. Chris Rock once claimed that he probably saw Farley's private parts more than Farley's girlfriend did.
10 He was planning on starring in a biopic about Hermann Goering.
11 He was slated for a voice role in Dinosaur (2000) as a young male brachiosaurus named Sorbus who, despite his gigantic nature, was frightened of heights. After his death, the character was rewritten as Baylene, an elderly female Brachiosaurus played by stage actress Joan Plowright.
12 Farley only starred in four movies throughout his career: Tommy Boy (1995), Black Sheep (1996), Beverly Hills Ninja (1997), and Almost Heroes (1998). His other film appearances were merely supporting roles.
13 Adam Sandler revealed in 2010 during an interview on Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) that Farley and he were fired from Saturday Night Live (1975) in 1995.
14 Release of the book, "The Chris Farley Show: A Biography in Three Acts" by his brother, Tom Farley Jr., with Tanner Colby. [2008]
15 He was of seven-eighths Irish and one-eighth Scottish ancestry.
16 Was good friends with Chris Rock. Was best friends with David Spade.
17 Was planning to do a third movie with David Spade at the time of his death.
18 He was surprisingly athletic for his size, playing football in high school and rugby during college.
19 In August, 2005, he was honored with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. The star is located in front of the improv Olympic West theater, where he used to perform.
20 According to the medical examiner, at his death Farley was 5'8" and 296 lb.
21 At the time of his death, he lived in the John Hancock building in Chicago. His next-door neighbor was TV and radio host Jerry Springer.
22 Was the first choice for Jim Carrey's role in The Cable Guy (1996), but scheduling conflicts forced him to miss out on doing the film.
23 He was said to have idolized John Belushi. His life story bears a striking similarity to that of Belushi: both Farley and Belushi were regulars at The Second City in Chicago, both then went on to become cast members on Saturday Night Live (1975) and then later do feature films, both had obesity problems, both had a reputation for having an out-of-control lifestyle, and both died from drug overdoses at the age of thirty-three.
24 Was originally cast as Shrek in Shrek (2001) and even recorded the dialogue. However, after his death, the role was given to fellow Saturday Night Live (1975) performer, Mike Myers.
25 Credited for performing many of his own stunts.
26 In all his film vehicles, his brother Kevin P. Farley was used as an extra.
27 Had a year left on his contract with Saturday Night Live (1975) but was let go in the process of the show's rapid cast change during 1995.
28 David Spade introduced a tribute to him on Saturday Night Live 25 (1999).
29 Chris was an alumnus of Chicago's ImprovOlympic improvisation troupe. Fellow members include the Jon Favreau, Ian Gomez, Pat Finn, Tim Meadows, Rachel Dratch, Vince Vaughn, Mike Myers, Ossie Beck, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Adam McKay.
30 Before his death, Farley maintained that, as a dramatic role, he wished to star in a film biography of silent comedian Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle.
31 Graduated from Marquette University with a degree in communications. [1986]
32 Died from opiate and cocaine intoxication.
33 Posed as Newt Gingrich on Capitol Hill in April 1995 to help the House Republican leader celebrate his first 100 days.
34 Grew up in Madison, Wisconsin. Parents: Tom and Mary Anne Farley. Brother of John Farley and Kevin P. Farley.
35 Interred at Resurrection Cemetery, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

#Quote
1 I want to live fast and die young.
2 I have a tendency toward the pleasures of the flesh. It's a battle for me, as far as weight and things like that. But I'm curbing them because I want to continue to do comedy, and the two don't mix. So I try to fight those demons.
3 I used to think that you could get to a level of success where the laws of the universe didn't apply. But they do. It's still life on life's terms, not on movie-star terms. I still have to work at relationships. I still have to work on my weight and some of my other demons.
4 I was in the Pritikin Center in Santa Monica once, trying to lose 30 or 40 pounds in a month. I'd work... on a treadmill and with the weights, but it was driving me nuts. So I escaped. Tom Arnold picked me up and we went to Le Dome and had tons of desserts.
5 The point is, how do you know the Guarantee Fairy isn't a crazy glue sniffer.
6 In the land of the skunks he who has half a nose is king.
7 Once I thought that if I just had enough in the bank, if I had enough fame, that it would be all right. But I'm a human being like everyone else. I'm not exempt.
8 People... need a time to laugh. It's up to us to bonk ourselves on the head and slip on a banana peel so the average guy can say, 'I may be bad, honey, but I'm not as much of an idiot as that guy on the screen.'
9 Everyone is treating it like a Hollywood story. In Madison, it's a neighborhood story.
10 Basically, I only play one character; I just play him at different volumes.

#Trademark
1 Blonde hair, usually styled in a messy or uneven way.
2 Characters on SNL: Matt Foley, Todd O'Connor and Bennett Brauer
3 Screaming many lines at the top of his lungs
4 Manic energy
5 Innovator of "anti-slapstick" comedy style; ie. man walks into doorframe, curses and screams in pain for long period of time.
6 Incredible physicality despite his girth
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