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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 17 May 1962Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Nickname Bing Hitler
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

By August of 1994, Craig Ferguson was established as one of Great Britain's leading comedians - he had just had huge success at the Edinburgh Festival. In January 1995 he moved to Los Angeles where he now works as an actor-writer-director-producer-creator.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: arvsey@aol.com

Spouse (3)

Megan Wallace Cunningham (21 December 2008 - present) (1 child)
Sascha Ferguson (18 July 1998 - 2004) (divorced) (1 child)
Anne Hogarth (20 October 1983 - 1986) (divorced)

Trade Mark (6)

Addresses himself as "TV's Craig Ferguson" in his monologues
Opens his monologues by saying "It's a great day for America, everybody"
Always smacks the side of the TelePrompTer on the camera at the beginning of his monologues.
Tears the card with questions to shreds and tosses it as he begins each interview.
Self-effacing humor
Shows fanmail to the screen but quickly takes it away before the camera is able focus on it

Trivia (36)

Has written and performed three stand-up comedy albums.
Started out as a musician, playing drums and guitar.
While appearing on Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993), he had host Conan O'Brien laughing so hard that he couldn't continue with his show and Craig ended up doing all the talking.
Brother of Lynn Ferguson, Scott and Janice.
Son of Janet Ferguson.
Childhood nickname was "Tubby."
Sings the opening theme song for his show The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)
Plays the drums.
Has two sons, one with Sascha Ferguson, Milo Hamish Ferguson (b: 2001) and one with Megan Wallace Cunningham, Liam James Ferguson (b: 2011).
In April 2006, his first novel was published -- "Between the Bridge and the River."
On January 25, 2008, he passed the U.S. citizenship test, scoring 100%. A week later, on February 1, 2008, he was sworn in as a U.S. citizen. His February 4, 2008 episode of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) was devoted to this event.
Has three dogs.
In early April 2008, for the first time since he became host of CBS's The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005), the program outscored NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993), with an average viewership of 1.88 million to 1.77 million.
On December 21, 2008, Ferguson was married for the third time, to Megan Wallace Cunningham, an art dealer.
On his show, Jennifer Love Hewitt admitted to being a fan of Glasgow Celtic, Ferguson then said he doesn't follow Celtic. Hewitt then ask if it's their City rivals Rangers he follows, he said it was a team called Partick Thistle. This made her laugh saying "That's a little girlie isn't it?".
Growing up, he wanted to be an astronaut.
Ferguson received a Peabody Award for his The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) interview with Archbishop Desmond Tutu. He announced the recognition on the show using his alligator puppet [March 31, 2010].
Met Don Rickles through mutual friend and Late Late Show producer Peter Lassally.
Is related on his mother's side to former Scottish international footballer Duncan Ferguson, also known as "Big Dunc".
Second son, Liam James Ferguson, was born on January 31, 2011.
Nominated for 2011 Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Story Telling) for voicing the audiobook of his autobiography 'American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot'.
Nominated for a Grammy Award in 2010 for reading the audiobook for his autobiographical novel 'American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot'.
Actress Mary McCormack gave him the rattlesnake mug that's been on his desk on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) on April 13, 2009. The rattlesnake mug has appeared in almost every episode since then.
Took flying lessons to get over his fear of flying.
Friends with Gerard Butler.
Won a Peabody Award in 2010 for a show with Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Very good friends with actress, Kristen Bell. She has been on his show more times than any other guest.
Was in a band with Peter Capaldi, whom he credits with inspiring him to try comedy.
Is a huge fan of ''Doctor Who''.
Worked as a construction worker and bouncer when he first moved to New York City.
Has been appointed the new official host for "The Late Late Show", the show from which Craig Kilborn resigned. His first episode will be January 3, 2005. [December 2004]
Release of his book, "Between the Bridge and the River: A Novel". [April 2006]
Release of his book, "American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot". [September 2009]
Mr. Ferguson announced on Conan that his new son was born Jan 31st 2011. [February 2011]
Has been successfully hosting The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) for nearly 3 years (in Jan. 2008). [November 2007]
Performed at the C-SPAN White House Correspondents' Dinner. [April 2008]

Personal Quotes (2)

I haven't had a drink in thirteen years", he said on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) on February 1, 2005, speaking about his alcoholism. "But, occasionally, I'm tempted to have one beer. The problem is that if I have that one beer, I wake up in Tijuana four days later with a tattoo and a sore ass
I am the Saudi Arabia of unhappiness. I have so many reserves of misery that you wouldn't understand. I actually think that's part of why I connect with Canadians. I think they understand grinding misery underneath.

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