Kevin Farley

Actor, Film actor

1965 –


Who is Kevin Farley?

Kevin Farley, accomplished actor, writer, and director has truly established himself as a comedic presence both on the big screen and television.

Farley grew up in Madison, Wisconsin, as the fourth child of five children and he attended Marquette University where he earned a business degree. Farley then went to work for his father's business, but eventually moved to Chicago and studied at the famed Second City.

The minute he relocated to Los Angeles, he began landing roles in films such as Tommy Boy and Black Sheep. Then, Farley landed a starring role as Doug Linus on MTV's sitcom 2gether where he was met with rave reviews. After that, Farley appeared in numerous television series programs such as That '70s Show, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Joey, Just Shoot Me!, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and many more.

When Farley moved more into feature films, his unsurprising emphasis was exclusively on comedy. He appeared in the Adam Sandler animated comedy Eight Crazy Nights, and soon after, The Waterboy, Dirty Work, and Cedric the Entertainer's laugh fest Johnson Family Vacation, to name a few. Farley recently starred in the lead role of An American Carol playing a cynical, anti-American, Hollywood filmmaker who sets out on a crusade to abolish the Fourth of July holiday. He is visited by three spirits who take him on a hilarious journey in an attempt to show him the true meaning of America. This comedy film, directed by David Zucker, is a parody of liberal filmmaker Michael Moore that "lampoons contemporary American culture, particularly Hollywood." It uses the framework of A Christmas Carol but moves the setting of the story from Christmas to Independence Day. The supporting cast included Kelsey Grammer, Jon Voight, Dennis Hopper, and Leslie Nielsen.

Soon to be released this fall is the feature film Hollywood & Wine, which Farley co-wrote, directed, and stars in. The film also stars Chazz Palminteri, Chris Kattan, David Spade, Norm MacDonald, and Jeremy London. Next up is Farley's latest written project Back in the Saddle, a western comedy set in Wyoming.

Multitasking is easy for Farley, he does it all with a fabulously contagious sense of humor, both on screen and off.

Farley resides in Los Angeles and is truly one Hollywood's fastest rising stars.


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Jun 8, 1965
Also known as
  • Kevin Prindiville Farley
  • Kevin P. Farley
  • Kevin Peter Farley
  • United States of America
  • Marquette University
Lived in
  • Madison

on July 23, 2013