56 years old (Born on February 15, 1964)
Actor, comedian; He is famous from Saturday Night Live.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. (IMDB.COM) Credited for performing many of his own stunts. (IMDB.COM) 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. (IMDB.COM) cording to the medical examiner, at his death Farley was 5`8" and 296 lb. (IMDB.COM) In all his film vehicles, his brother Kevin P. Farley was used as an extra. (IMDB.COM)
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Fun Facts About Chris Farley
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. (IMDB.COM)
Was good friends with Chris Rock. Was best friends with David Spade. (IMDB.COM)
He played football in high school. (IMDB.COM)
At the time of his death, he lived in the John Hanc*ck building in Chicago. His next-door neighbor was TV and radio host Jerry Springer. (IMDB.COM)
Graduated from Marquette University with a degree in communications.  (IMDB.COM)
Interred at Resurrection Cemetery, Madison, Wisconsin, USA. (IMDB.COM)
Was planning to do a third movie with David Spade at the time of his death. (IMDB.COM)
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. (IMDB.COM)
David Spade introduced a tribute to him on Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary (1999) (TV). (IMDB.COM)
Grew up in Madison, Wisconsin. Parents: Tom and Mary Anne Farley. Brother of John Farley and Kevin P. Farley. (IMDB.COM)
Before his death, Farley maintained that, as a dramatic role, he wished to star in a film biography of silent comedian `Roscoe `Fatty` Arbuckle` . (IMDB.COM)
Posed as Newt Gingrich on Capitol Hill in April 1995 to help the House Republican leader celebrate his first 100 days. (IMDB.COM)
Died from opiate and cocaine intoxication. (IMDB.COM)
At the time of his death, he lived in the John Hanc*ck building in Chicago. His next door neighbor was TV and radio host 'Jerry Springer'.
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. (IMDB.COM)
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. (IMDB.COM)
Farley was 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighed 296 pounds at the time of his death, the medical examiner said.
Before his death, Farley maintained that, as a dramatic role, he wished to star in a film biography of silent comedian 'Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle'.