Chris Farley was a renowned actor and a comedian. He held American nationality till the time of his death. He was known for his loud and energetic comedic style. He was part of the Chicago Second City theatre. Later, he would be cast team of the Sketch comedy show by the name ‘Saturday Night Live.’ He went on and did pursue a film career that was very lucrative till he met his death. Here is a quick summary of net worth, career and earnings of Chris Farley in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Farley was born in the year 1964 on February 15th. His place of birth was in Madison, Wisconsin. The name of his father was John Farley. His mother was Mary Anne. His father did own an oil company while his mum was a housewife. Chris had four siblings. He did attend the Catholic schools that were in his hometown. Among them, they do include Edgewood High School of Sacred Heart. He did graduate from the Marquette University in the year 1986. He did pursue communications and theatre. Here, he did play rugby and also did love comedy. He died in the year 1997 on December 18th. His death was as a result of drug overdose.
There was nothing much going during his death when it comes to personal life. He had not married at the time as he was still struggling with drugs. Sadly, it is an overdose of drugs that did cause his death as he was also obese.
Career, Awards & Nominations
His career started by being a cast member on a show that dubbed ‘Saturday Night Live.’ This was in the year 1990. He did work together with cast members such as Adam Sandler and David Spade. The group came to be known as ‘Bad boys of SNL.’Among the most popular characters that were performed by Farley does include Matt Foley. Other characters that he did perform were Bill Swerski’s Superfans. Apart from this, he was highly involved in several comedy films. Among the comedy films that he did appear in does include Wayne’s World, Coneheads, and Airheads. He was also able to appear in Red Hot Chilli Peppers video (music). During his death, he did leave some projects that were pending. They do include Shrek and Dinosaur Movie.
Net Worth & Earnings
By the time of his death, Chris Farley net worth was above $6.5 million. The net worth has been generated from several sources. Among the sources that have generated this wealth does include his career in the comedy industry. He had performed in very many shows and concerts. Every time he held the mic, his fans knew a great performance was following.
Despite his death, his legacy has never been forgotten. This is what encouraged him being awarded the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In the year 2015, a documentary by the name ‘I Am Chris Farley’ got to be shown. A show that did focus on his life was created on the Reelz channel. It is amazing of how much he was able to achieve within the short period his career was active.