Kevin Farley

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - View original article

Kevin Farley
KevinFarleyJune09.jpg
Farley at the June 2009 premiere for The Proposal
BornKevin Peter Farley
(1965-06-08) June 8, 1965 (age 48)
Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1995–present
 
Jump to: navigation, search
Kevin Farley
KevinFarleyJune09.jpg
Farley at the June 2009 premiere for The Proposal
BornKevin Peter Farley
(1965-06-08) June 8, 1965 (age 48)
Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1995–present

Kevin Peter Farley (born June 8, 1965) is an American actor, production designer, singer, dancer, occasional composer and stand-up comic.[1]

Early life[edit]

Farley was born in Madison, Wisconsin, the son of Mary Anne (née Crosby), a homemaker, and Thomas Farley, who owned an oil company, Farley Oil.[2][3][4] He is the younger brother of late comedian and actor Chris Farley and older brother of actor John P. Farley. Like his brother Chris, Kevin Farley attended and graduated from Marquette University.[5]

Career[edit]

Farley is best known for portraying "Doug Linus" in the fictional boy band 2ge+her. The Farley brothers do routines together and receive roles from many of Chris Farley's Saturday Night Live castmates, such as David Spade and Adam Sandler, appearing in The Waterboy and Dirty Work.

In 2005, Farley appeared in the Lifehouse video for the band's single "Blind." He portrayed a neglective father who brings different women home where he lives with his daughter, played by Tina Majorino.

Farley appeared on the HBO series, Curb Your Enthusiasm as an exterminator in the episode, "The Rat Dog." Farley was also in a Dairy Queen commercial[6] advertising the Kit-Kat Blizzard, commercials for Hertz Rent-A-Car, and portrayed Felix the limo driver on Disney's That's So Raven. He also starred in the parody movie An American Carol in 2008. Farley appeared on The View (September 30, 2008) to promote the movie.

In 2007, Farley was featured in the web serial, Two Guys Drinking at a Bar.[7]

Farley appeared at the 2008 Republican National Convention, and during an interview with 97.1 FM Talk's Jamie Allman he identified his politics as mostly conservative.

Farley appeared as the kidnapped beer truck driver in the music video for "This Afternoon" by Nickelback.

In May 2010, Farley appeared as a guest on Tom Green's House Tonight where he performed a section of his new standup routine.[1]

On May 9, 2013, Farley was a featured guest for Sirius/XM radio on the Jason Ellis Show

In 2013, Farley directed Paranormal Movie, a spoof film of Paranormal Activity. He also co-star in the film alongside Carly Craig, Nicky Whelan, William Katt, Tom Sizemore, Maria Menounos, his brother John Farley, Kevin Sorbo, Quinton Aaron, Deep Roy, and Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Channel". TomGreen.com. Retrieved 2010-10-25. 
  2. ^ "Chris Farley Biography (1964-1997)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2010-10-25. 
  3. ^ Farley, Tom; Tanner Colby (2008). The Chris Farley Show: A Biography in Three Acts. Viking Adult. pp. 11–13. ISBN 0670019232. 
  4. ^ http://www.thechrisfarleyshow.com/chicago.html
  5. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0267659/
  6. ^ “”. "Commercial on YouTube". Youtube.com. Retrieved 2010-10-25. 
  7. ^ "Two Guys Drinking". Youtube.com. Retrieved 2010-10-25. 

External links[edit]