Chris Farley Net Worth

Chris Farley Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Chris Farley net worth is
$5 Million

Chris Farley Wiki Biography

Christopher Crosby Farley was born on the 15th February 1964, in Madison, Wisconsin USA of Irish and Scottish ancestry, and passed away from cocaine intoxication on the 18th December 1997 in Chicago, Illinois at the age of 33. He was best known as an American actor and comedian who appeared on the Saturday Night Live show, and in films such as “Tommy Boy” and “Beverly Hills Ninja”. He was also recognized as a stunt performer. Her career was active from 1975 to 1997.

Have you ever wondered how rich Chris Farley was? It is estimated that the overall size of Chris Farley’s net worth was $5 million, earned through his successful career as a comedian and actor.

Chris Farley Net Worth $5 Million

Chris Farley was the middle child of five – his father Thomas and mother Mary Anne owned an oil company. His brothers are actors – John Farley and Kevin P. Farley. After attending the Edgewood High School of the Sacred Heart, he studied Communications and Theatre at the Marquette University, from which he graduated with a BA degree. His first earnings came from his work in the family’s oil company. Side by side with working there, he became a member of the Ark Improve theater group, and performed live with them. Soon he moved to Chicago, where he joined the Improv Olympic Theater. Step by step he developed his acting skills and became a member of the cast of the Second City Theater, where he was discovered in 1990 by Lorne Michaels, the producer of the TV show entitled “Saturday Night Live”. Chris Immediately joined the “SNL” cast together with Chris Rock, and in the future years, Farley, Rock and other stars including David Spade and Rob Schneider formed a sketch group called “The Bad Boys Of SNL”, which contributed steadily to his net worth.

Side by side with working on “SNL”, Chris` acting career began to develop, as he was featured in numerous TV series and films. In 1992, Farley appeared in the film “Wayne`s World”, which featured Mike Myers in the lead role, and the same year he was cast in an episode of “The Jackie Thomas Show”. 1993 was also quite beneficial for him, as he appeared in films “Wayne`s World 2” as Milton, and “Coneheads”, increasing his net worth.

To speak further of his activities in the entertainment industry apart from the “SNL”, in 1994, Chris was featured in the film “Airheads”, assuming the role of Officer Wilson. The next year, Chris earned his first lead role in the film “Tommy Boy”, portraying Tommy, a dimwitted and immature heir of an auto parts company, and in 1996 he was cast in the film “Black Sheep”, as Mike Donnelly. His net worth was rising.

Then in 1997, Chris appeared as Haru in the film “Beverly Hills` Ninja”, which would become his most recognized role in his shortlived career. Before his death, his net worth increased a bit more, as he earned roles in the films “Almost Heroes” (1998), and “Dirty Work” (1998), which was his last film.

During his career, Chris won the Best On-Screen Duo award with his friend and colleague David Spade, for their work in the film “Tommy Boy”, and he was rewarded posthumously with a Star on the Hollywood Boulevard in 2005.

Regarding his personal life little was known in the media about Chris Farley. Obviously, he was one devoted actor and comedian, who unfortunately fell under the influence of drugs, which complicated a heart disease.

Full NameChris Farley
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthFebruary 15, 1964, Madison, Wisconsin, United States
DiedDecember 18, 1997, Near North Side, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Place Of BirthMadison
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight296 lb
ProfessionActor, Comedian, Stunt Performer
EducationMarquette University, Edgewood High School of the Sacred Heart
NationalityUnited States of America
ParentsThomas Farley, Mary Anne Farley
SiblingsKevin Farley, John P. Farley, Tom Farley Jr., Barb Farley
NicknamesChristopher Crosby Farley , Christopher Crosby "Chris" Farley
AwardsMTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo
NominationsMTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance
MoviesAlmost Heroes, Beverly Hills Ninja, Black Sheep, Tommy Boy, Airheads, Wayne's World 2, Coneheads, Wayne's World
TV ShowsTom
1Blonde hair, usually styled in a messy or uneven way.
2Characters on SNL: Matt Foley, Todd O'Connor and Bennett Brauer
3Screaming many lines at the top of his lungs
4Manic energy
5Innovator of "anti-slapstick" comedy style; ie. man walks into doorframe, curses and screams in pain for long period of time.
6Incredible physicality despite his girth
Beverly Hills Ninja (1997)$6,000,000
Black Sheep (1996)$6,000,000
Tommy Boy (1995)$2,000,000
1I want to live fast and die young.
2I have a tendency toward the pleasures of the flesh. It's a battle for me, as far as weight and things like that. But I'm curbing them because I want to continue to do comedy, and the two don't mix. So I try to fight those demons.
3I used to think that you could get to a level of success where the laws of the universe didn't apply. But they do. It's still life on life's terms, not on movie-star terms. I still have to work at relationships. I still have to work on my weight and some of my other demons.
4I was in the Pritikin Center in Santa Monica once, trying to lose 30 or 40 pounds in a month. I'd work... on a treadmill and with the weights, but it was driving me nuts. So I escaped. Tom Arnold picked me up and we went to Le Dome and had tons of desserts.
5The point is, how do you know the Guarantee Fairy isn't a crazy glue sniffer.
6In the land of the skunks he who has half a nose is king.
7Once I thought that if I just had enough in the bank, if I had enough fame, that it would be all right. But I'm a human being like everyone else. I'm not exempt.
8People... need a time to laugh. It's up to us to bonk ourselves on the head and slip on a banana peel so the average guy can say, 'I may be bad, honey, but I'm not as much of an idiot as that guy on the screen.'
9Everyone is treating it like a Hollywood story. In Madison, it's a neighborhood story.
10Basically, I only play one character; I just play him at different volumes.
1Chris Farley passed away on December 18, 1997, two months away from what would have been his 34th birthday on February 15, 1998.
2As told by comedian Norm MacDonald in an interview on the Howard Stern radio show, Farley named his SNL character Matt Foley after a priest named Matt Foley back home where, Norm said he learned at Farley's funeral, Farley lead a secret life helping in the soup kitchen and other things for the church.
3He was originally meant to play Kevin James' role in Grown Ups (2010), as the script was originally written in the early 1990s.
4Dav Pilkey, author of the children's book series Captain Underpants, had wanted Farley to play the title role in a potential television series based on the books, but discarded the idea after Farley's death.
5He and David Spade were planning on making a movie centered on his Matt Foley character from Saturday Night Live (1975).
6Farley had also been in talks for the lead in an adaptation of the novel A Confederacy of Dunces. Farley even expressed interest in portraying Atuk in an adaptation of the novel The Incomparable Atuk. Both of these shelved projects, along with a Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle biopic, have been alleged to be cursed as Farley, John Belushi, and John Candy were each attached to all three roles, and all three died before any of the films entered production.
7He was so disappointed in Beverly Hills Ninja (1997) that he cried on his agent's shoulder after the first screening. He told his agent that he never wanted to do such a film again. Farley's stance was justified as it arguably attributed to the exploitation of his manic, physical humor by dumbing it down and playing it out to an almost tiring and foolish degree.
8At the time of his death, Farley had also been in talks to co star with Vince Vaughn in the film The Gelfin, which was never made.
9He was originally supposed to reunite with David Spade in Lost & Found (1999). After his death, his part went to Artie Lange.
10Off-screen, Farley was well known for his pranks in the offices of Saturday Night Live (1975). This would refer to Farley and Adam Sandler making late-night prank phone calls from the SNL offices in Rockefeller Center, with Sandler speaking in an old woman's voice and Farley farting into the phone and mooning cars from a limousine. He was also known to frequently get naked and do various stunts for laughs. Chris Rock once claimed that he probably saw Farley's private parts more than Farley's girlfriend did.
11He was planning on starring in a biopic about Hermann Goering.
12He was slated for a voice role in Dinosaur (2000) as a young male brachiosaurus named Sorbus who, despite his gigantic nature, was frightened of heights. After his death, the character was rewritten as Baylene, an elderly female Brachiosaurus played by stage actress Joan Plowright.
13Farley only starred in four movies throughout his career: Tommy Boy (1995), Black Sheep (1996), Beverly Hills Ninja (1997) and Almost Heroes (1998). His other film appearances were merely supporting roles.
14Adam Sandler revealed in 2010 during an interview on Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) that Farley and he were fired from Saturday Night Live (1975) in 1995.
15He was posthumously awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6366 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on August 26, 2005. The star is located in front of the improve Olympic West theater, where he used to perform.
16He was of seven-eighths Irish and one-eighth Scottish ancestry.
17Was good friends with Chris Rock. Was best friends with David Spade.
18Was planning to do a third movie with David Spade at the time of his death.
19He was surprisingly athletic for his size, playing football in high school and rugby during college.
20In 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.
21According to the medical examiner, at his death Farley was 5'8" and 296 lb.
22At the time of his death, he lived in the John Hancock building in Chicago. His next-door neighbor was TV and radio host Jerry Springer.
23Was 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.
24He 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.
25Was 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.
26Credited for performing many of his own stunts.
27In all his film vehicles, his brother Kevin P. Farley was used as an extra.
28Had 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.
29David Spade introduced a tribute to him on Saturday Night Live 25 (1999).
30Chris 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.
31Before his death, Farley maintained that, as a dramatic role, he wished to star in a film biography of silent comedian Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle.
32Received his degree in communications and theater from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1986).
33Died from opiate and cocaine intoxication.
34Posed as Newt Gingrich on Capitol Hill in April 1995 to help the House Republican leader celebrate his first 100 days.
35Grew up in Madison, Wisconsin. Parents: Tom and Mary Anne Farley. Brother of John Farley and Kevin P. Farley.
36Following his untimely death, he was interred at Resurrection Cemetery in Madison, Wisconsin.


Dirty Work1998Jimmy (uncredited)
Almost Heroes1998Bartholomew Hunt
Beverly Hills Ninja1997Haru
All That1997TV SeriesThe Chicago Ketchup Chef
Saturday Night Live1990-1996TV SeriesVarious Tom Arnold Customer ...
Black Sheep1996Mike Donnelly
Tommy Boy1995Tommy
Billy Madison1995Bus Driver (uncredited)
Tom1994TV SeriesChris
Wayne's World 21993Milton
The Larry Sanders Show1993TV SeriesChris Farley
Coneheads1993Ronnie the Mechanic
Roseanne1993TV SeriesMan in Clothing Store
The Jackie Thomas Show1992TV SeriesChris Thomas
Wayne's World1992Security Guard


Saturday Night Live: The Best of David Spade2005TV Special performer: "Supercalifragilisticexpialadocious"
Tommy Boy1995performer: "Maniac", "What'd I Say", "Superstar", "Come On Eileen", "It's the End of the World as We Know It And I Feel Fine", "Eres Tu"
Saturday Night Live1991TV Series performer - 1 episode


Almost Heroes1998stunts - uncredited
Beverly Hills Ninja1997stunts
Tommy Boy1995stunts


Black Widow Murders: The Blanche Taylor Moore Story1993TV Movie production coordinator


Silent Times2018in memory of post-production
Magic Mike Auditions2012Short in memory of
Knight of the Living Dead2005Video special thanks
Chris Rock: Bring the Pain1996TV Special documentary special thanks


Saturday Night Live1992-1997TV SeriesHimself / Matt Foley / Patron / ...
Politically Incorrect1997TV SeriesHimself
The 69th Annual Academy Awards1997TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Best Live Action Short Film and Best Animated Short Film
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993-1997TV SeriesHimself / Guest
1996 MTV Movie Awards1996TV SpecialHimself
Adam Sandler: What the Hell Happened to Me?1996TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
Adam Sandler: Steve Polychronopolous1996Video shortHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1994-1996TV SeriesHimself
Showbiz Today1996TV SeriesHimself
The Annual 1995 ShoWest Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Dennis Miller Live1995TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1993-1995TV SeriesHimself
Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth 21992TV Special documentaryHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1991TV SeriesHimself
A Comedy Salute to Michael Jordan1991TV MovieHimself
Today1990TV SeriesHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show1989TV SeriesHimself - Audience Member

Archive Footage

Saturday Night Live: The Best of Mike Myers1998Video documentaryVarious Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman1998TV Movie documentaryHimself / Various Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Steve Martin1998TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
The Bad Boys of Saturday Night Live1998TV Special documentaryHimself / Various Characters (uncredited)
Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 70th Annual Academy Awards1998TV SpecialHimself (Memorial Tribute)
House of Style1995TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live1993TV SeriesTodd O'Connor
Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash1992TV SpecialSen. Howell Heflin, Various (uncredited)
Best of Saturday Night Live: Special Edition1992VideoHimself
All That 22nd Anniversary Reunion Special2016TV MovieHimself
The Sandlerverse2016ShortVarious
CBS This Morning2015TV SeriesHimself
I Am Chris Farley2015DocumentaryHimself
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself
Inside Edition2014-2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special2015TV SpecialHimself - Cast Member (In Memoriam)
SNL's NFL Saturday2015TV MovieTodd O'Conner / Various
Saturday Night Live: Thanksgiving Special2014TV SpecialMrs. O'Connor / Todd O'Connor
SNL Sports Spectacular2014TV MovieWolfgang Wormeldanger / Various (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: Thanksgiving2013TV SpecialTodd O'Conner / Todd's Wife (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live Backstage2011TV Special documentaryBennett Brauer / Various
The Women of SNL2010TV MovieTom Arnold
Saturday Night Live Presents: Sports All-Stars2010TV SpecialWolfgang Wormeldanger / Various (uncredited)
The Tragic Side of Comedy2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live Sports Extra '092009TV SpecialWolfgang Wormeldanger / Housesitter (uncredited)
Biography2002-2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live in the '90s: Pop Culture Nation2007TV Special documentaryHimself / Various (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of David Spade2005TV SpecialHimself / Various Characters (uncredited)
'Tommy Boy': Behind the Laughter2005Video documentary shortHimself
Growing Up Farley2005Video shortHimself
Just the Two of Us2005Video documentary shortHimself
Stories from the Side of the Road2005Video documentary shortHimself
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Alec Baldwin2005TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
25 Years of Improv Comedy2005Himself (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Commercial Parodies2005TV MovieVarious Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tom Hanks2004TV SpecialHimself / Various
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments2004TV MovieHimself / Various Characters
Celebrities Uncensored2004TV SeriesHimself
101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment2003TV Movie documentaryHimself - #87 Chris Farley Dies
Saturday Night Live: TV Tales2002TV SpecialHimself
Saturday Night Live: Game Show Parodies2000TV SpecialHimself / Various Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Adam Sandler1999TV Movie documentaryDaryl (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Rock1999TV Special documentaryNot Gettin' Any Jimbo (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live Christmas1999VideoMatt Foley, Motivational Santa
Saturday Night Live 251999TV Special documentaryHimself / Various (uncredited)
SNL: 25 Years of Music1999TV MovieVarious
E! True Hollywood Story1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley1998TV Movie documentaryHimself (Various Characters)

Won Awards

2005Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PicturePosthumously, accepted by his mother Mary Ann Farley. On 26 August 2005. At 6366 Hollywood Blvd.
1996MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest On-Screen DuoTommy Boy (1995)

Nominated Awards

1997MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Comedic PerformanceBeverly Hills Ninja (1997)
1996MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Comedic PerformanceTommy Boy (1995)

Known for movies

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