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John William Ferrell was born in Irvine, California, to Betty Kay (Overman), a teacher, and Roy Lee Ferrell, Jr., a musician. His parents were originally from Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. A graduate of the University of Southern California, Ferrell became interested in performing while a student at University High School in Irvine, where he made... See full bio »

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  Toni Erdmann (producer) (announced)
  Bad Blood (producer) (pre-production)
  May December (producer) (pre-production)
 2022 Spirited (producer) (post-production)
 2022 The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window (TV Mini Series) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- Episode #1.8 (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.7 (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.6 (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.4 (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.2 (2022) ... (executive producer)
 2022 Am I OK? (producer)
 2021 The Shrink Next Door (TV Series) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- The Verdict (2021) ... (executive producer)
- The Breakthrough (2021) ... (executive producer)
- The Party (2021) ... (executive producer)
- The Family Tree (2021) ... (executive producer)
- The Foundation (2021) ... (executive producer)
 2018-2021 Succession (TV Series) (executive producer - 29 episodes)
- All the Bells Say (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Chiantishire (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Too Much Birthday (2021) ... (executive producer)
- What It Takes (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Retired Janitors of Idaho (2021) ... (executive producer)
 2020-2021 Motherland: Fort Salem (TV Series) (executive producer - 20 episodes)
- Revolution, Part 1 (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Mother of All, Mother of None (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Delusional (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Irrevocable (2021) ... (executive producer)
- My 3 Dads (2021) ... (executive producer)
 2017-2021 No Activity (TV Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- Exit Counselor (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Not Another Waco! (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Magnolia (2021) ... (executive producer)
- It's Not a Cult! (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Deep Sea Fishing (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2021 Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar (producer - produced by)
 2019-2020 Dead to Me (TV Series) (executive producer - 20 episodes)
- Where Do We Go From Here (2020) ... (executive producer)
- It's Not You, It's Me (2020) ... (executive producer)
- It Had to Be You (2020) ... (executive producer)
- If Only You Knew (2020) ... (executive producer)
- You Don't Have To (2020) ... (executive producer)
 2020 Robbie (TV Series) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- Robbie vs. Janie's Husband (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Robbie vs. Ava vs. Danielle (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Robbie vs. Piano Chicken (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Robbie vs. Sugar Town (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Robbie vs. Tight Pants Tom (2020) ... (executive producer)
 2019 Hustlers (producer - produced by)
 2013-2019 Drunk History (TV Series) (executive producer - 62 episodes)
- Bad Blood (2019) ... (executive producer)
- S.O.S. (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Behind Enemy Lines (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Whistleblowers (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Good Samaritans (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2017-2019 I'm Sorry (TV Series) (executive producer - 20 episodes)
- New York vs. LA (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Miss Diana Ross (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Sophie's Choice (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Little Louse on the Prairie (2019) ... (executive producer)
- The Small of My Back (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2019 Booksmart (executive producer)
 2019 This Giant Beast That is the Global Economy (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- A Global Corruption Tour (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Is Money Bullshit? (2019) ... (executive producer)
- The Death Episode (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Counterfeiting Kills Economies (And Helps Them Too) (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2018 Assissted Living (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2018 Holmes & Watson (producer - produced by, p.g.a.)
 2018/I Vice (producer)
 2017-2018 I Love You, America (TV Series) (executive producer - 21 episodes)
- Sturgill Simpson (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Bill Maher (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Gavin Newsom (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Cory Booker (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Dolores Huerta (2018) ... (executive producer)
 2015-2018 The Chris Gethard Show (TV Series) (executive producer - 46 episodes)
- Stop Apologizing For Your Dream (2018) ... (executive producer)
- New York Vs. The World (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Call It Forward (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Pot Brownie Roulette (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Survive the Apocalypse (2018) ... (executive producer)
 2018 Ibiza (producer)
 2018 The Royal Wedding Live with Cord and Tish! (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2018 LA to Vegas (TV Series) (executive producer - 12 episodes)
- Training Day (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Jack Silver (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Bernard's Birthday (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Overbooked (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Parking Lot B (2018) ... (executive producer)
 2018 The 2018 Rose Parade Hosted by Cord & Tish (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2017 Daddy's Home 2 (producer - produced by)
 2017/I The House (producer - produced by, p.g.a.)
 2017 Oh Lucy! (executive producer)
 2016 AC Green: Iron Virgin (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2016 The Boss (producer)
 2015 Daddy's Home (producer)
 2015 Ferrell Takes the Field (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2015 The Spoils Before Dying (TV Mini Series) (executive producer)
 2015 A Deadly Adoption (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2015 Get Hard (producer)
 2015 Sleeping with Other People (producer)
 2014-2015 Bad Judge (TV Series) (executive producer - 11 episodes)
- Case Closed (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Lockdown (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Naked and Afraid (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Face Mask Mom (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Communication Breakdown (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2014 Mission Control (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2014 Welcome to Me (producer)
 2014 Tammy (producer)
 2014 The Spoils of Babylon (TV Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- So Sweet the Bells (2014) ... (executive producer)
- The Age of the Bastard (2014) ... (executive producer)
- The Foundling (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2013 Assistance (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2009-2013 Eastbound & Down (TV Series) (executive producer - 21 episodes)
- Chapter 25 (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Chapter 24 (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Chapter 23 (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Chapter 21 (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Chapter 20 (2012) ... (executive producer)
 2013 Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (producer)
 2012 The Campaign (producer)
 2012 Casa de mi Padre (producer)
 2012 Bachelorette (producer)
 2010-2011 Funny or Die Presents... (TV Series) (executive producer - 24 episodes)
- Episode #2.10 (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.9 (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.8 (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.7 (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.6 (2011) ... (executive producer)
 2010-2011 Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis (TV Series short) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- Tila Tequila (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Bruce Willis (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Sean Penn (2010) ... (executive producer)
 2011 Brick Novax's Diary (Short) (executive producer)
 2010 Carpet Bros (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.1 (2010) ... (executive producer)
 2010 Big Lake (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- The Interview (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Chris Falls in Love (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Chris Is Mayor for 24 Minutes (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Therapy (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Jeremy Gets Caught (2010) ... (executive producer)
 2010 The Virginity Hit (producer)
 2010 The Other Guys (producer)
 2010 Asian Conan Ep. 1 (Video short) (executive producer)
 2010 Drunk History (TV Series short) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- Drunk History Vol. 6: Featuring John C. Reilly (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Drunk History Vol. 5: Featuring Will Ferrell (2010) ... (executive producer)
 2009 Alyssa Milano's Evolution: Jersey Shore (Video short) (executive producer - uncredited)
 2009 A Gaythering Storm (Video short) (executive producer - uncredited)
 2009 You're Welcome America: A Final Night With George W. Bush (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2009 Bat Fight with Will Ferrell (Video short) (executive producer)
 2008 Prop 8: The Musical (Short) (producer)
 2008 High-Five Hollywood! (Video short) (producer)
 2008 Green Team (Video short) (producer)
 2008 Paris Hilton Responds to McCain Ad (Video short) (executive producer)
 2008 Step Brothers (executive producer)
 2008 It's the Ass 'n Balls Show! (Video short) (producer)
 2007 Good Cop, Baby Cop (Video short) (producer)
 2007 Hot Rod (executive producer)
 2007/I The Landlord (Short) (producer)
 2006 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (executive producer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercials (as his "Ron Burgundy" character): Dodge Durango trucks. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 14 Interviews | 25 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 13 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Ron Burgundy | Funny or Die | William Ferrell | Phil Weston | Will

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)

Spouse:

Viveca Paulin  (3 children)

Children:

Ferrell, Magnus Paulin | See more »

Parents:

Ferrell (Overman), Betty Kay | Lee Ferrell

Relatives:

Patrick Ferrell (sibling)
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Personal Quote:

It doesn't really exist, this Frat Pack. We run into each other on occasions and we all like each other's films, I guess, but there isn't some big funny restaurant or bar where we all hang out. At least, if there is, they haven't invited me. I wasn't in You, Me and Dupree (2006), Luke Wilson's last movie, and none of them was in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) with me and, ... See more »

Trivia:

Studied at USC in the hopes of becoming a sports broadcaster. He graduated and interned at NBC Sports, but then drew laughs after ad-libbing a joke on-air during one of his broadcasting courses and switched to comedy. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays childish, immature characters See more »

Nickname:

Wilf

Star Sign:

Cancer

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