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Christopher Crosby Farley was born February 15 1964 in Madison Wisconsin He attended Marquette University with a degree in theatre and communications After he graduated he preformed with Ark Improv Theatre group and studied under Del Close In the late eighties Chris preformed at the Second City Theatre He was then discovered by producer Lorne Michaels from Saturday Night Live Lorne Michaels brought Farley to the case in the 1990-1991 season Farleys comedic enthusiasm onstage quickly made him a favorite on SNL His most notable role was that of Matt Foley While at SNL he got an offer to star in Waynes World as a security guard He left SNL along with other long-time favorites Adam Sandler Kevin Nealon and Phil Hartman after the 1994-95 season to focus on his movie career Farley firmly set his place on the silver screen He briefly appeared in several films including Waynes World 2 Coneheads and Airheads His next role would land him a place in modern pop culture Playing opposite David Spade Farley had everyone rolling in the floor with his wonderful performance in Tommy Boy This leading role was a breakthrough which provided him a greater audience for his talent and established him as a bankable movie star Farley went on to win an MTV Movie Award with Spade for Best Comedic Duo in Tommy Boy And in the process gained millions of fans Farley then want on to make another movie with Spade Black Sheep Farley played the disaster-prone brother of a gubernatorial hopeful He gets high creates huge messes and breaks a lot of stuff He drives a bus into a crowd he shuts his necktie in the trunk of a strangers car and gets dragged around a grocery store parking lot In other words he was Farley Although the critics were very critical of this movie Farley fans were quite impressed by it Who needs Siskel and Ebert telling them what
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