Chris Farley is an actor and a comedian with an American Nationality. Farley has been known for his energetic, comedic style and at one time he was part of Chicago’s Second City Theatre. Later, he became a cast member of the show ‘NBC Sketch comedy.’ After this, he decided to join the film industry where he featured in various films including ‘Tommy Boy,’ ‘Black Sheep’ and later ‘Beverly Hills Ninja.’ Sadly, he died of drug overdose in 1997. Here is a quick summary of net worth, career and earnings of Chris Farley in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Farley was born in 1964 on February 15th. His place of birth is in Madison, Wisconsin. The name of his father was John Farley, and his mother was Mary Anne. His father owned an Oil Company while his mum was a housewife. He had four siblings, and he joined Catholics schools which were near his hometown where he pursued his education.
Among the schools, he joined included Edgewood High School of the Sacred Heart. After completing his secondary education, he joined Marquette University, where he studied Communications and theatre. During his University days, he was very active in rugby and loved comedy. He died in 1997 on December 18th as a result of drug overdose.
For a large part of his life, he was obese, and at the time of his death, he weighs two hundred and ninety-six pounds. At the beginning of his career, that was the time that he started to abuse drugs, and this is what led to an addiction that made him get suspended from the cast of ‘Saturday Night Live.’ He tried several times to get medical help for his obese and drug abuse which never worked.
Career, Awards & Nominations
He began his career after being cast as a member on a show ‘’Saturday Night Live’’ in 1990. He worked together with cast members such as Adam Sandler and Spade David. Collectively, the group came to be known as ‘Bad Boys of the SNL.’ Among the most popular characters that he has performed included Matt Foley and Bill Swerski’s super fans.
He has played a huge role in the growth of the comedy industry. He has appeared in numerous comedy films including Wayne’s World, Airheads, and Coneheads. He has also appeared in a music video, and during the time of his unfortunate death, he left some projects pending. They included Shrek and Dinosaur Movie.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Chris Farley is over $6.5 million. The net worth has been generated from his career in the comedy industry. He has performed in very many concerts and shows which increased his net worth. Also, he featured in many movies and shows which enjoyed commercial success.
He may have died, but the legacy of Chris Farley lives on forever years later. Even after his death, he was still awarded the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2005, a documentary that was named ‘I Am Chris Farley’ was released, and it discussed his life when he was alive.