John William Ferrell was born July 16, 1967 in Irvine, CA. He was drawn to comedy not to escape a deprived childhood but to break up the boredom of his “normal” life. He was voted “Best Personality” by his high school classmates, and was also on the soccer, football and basketball teams and student council. He graduated University of Southern California with a degree in Sports Information but quickly realized non-comedic broadcasting was not his calling.
With the encouragement of his mother, he moved to LA and made the cast of the improvisational group the Groundlings. In 1995 he moved to NYC to join SNL, which he left in 2002, and the rest is movie and comedy legend.
He currently has three movies in pre-production, and Anchorman 2 is scheduled for Dec 2013.
Here are some of our favorites Ferrell quotes, in no particular order and omitting many memorable choices:
-----Jackie Moon (referring to a circus Bear named Dewie that has gotten loose): Everybody panic! Oh my God, there’s a bear loose in the coliseum! There will be no refunds! Your refund will be escaping this deathtrap with your life! If you have a small child, use it as a shield! They love the tender meat! Cover your sodas! Dewie loves sugar!
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
-----Ron Burgundy: (to Baxter) What? You pooped in the refrigerator? And you ate the whole... wheel of cheese? How'd you do that? Heck, I'm not even mad; that's amazing. How 'bout we get you in your p.j.'s and we hit the hay.
-----Ron Burgundy: I'm proud of you fellas. You all kept your head on a swivel, and that's what you gotta do when you find yourself in a vicious cock fight.
-----Ron Burgundy: I don't know how to put this but I'm kind of a big deal.
-----Ron Burgundy: Discovered by the Germans in 1904, they named it San Diego, which, of course, in German means a whale’s vagina.
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
-----Ricky Bobby: Here's the deal I'm the best there is. Plain and simple. I wake up in the morning and I piss excellence.
-----Ricky Bobby: This sticker is dangerous and inconvenient, but I do love fig newtons.
-----Buddy: This place reminds me of Santa's Workshop! Except it smells like mushrooms and everyone looks like they want to hurt me.
-----Buddy: I passed through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest, through the sea of swirly twirly gum drops, and then I walked through the Lincoln Tunnel.
-----Buddy: I just like to smile, smiling's my favorite
-----Buddy: (talking to Gimbal’s Santa): You smell like beef and cheese, you don't smell like Santa.
-----Buddy: [reacting to sign saying "World's Best Cup of Coffee"] You did it! Congratulations! World's best cup of coffee! Great job, everybody! It's great to be here.
Blades of Glory (2007)
-----Chazz: Personal philosophy? Clothing optional.
-----Chazz: [to Jimmy's voice mail] If we went to a Halloween party dressed as Batman and Robin, I'd go as Robin. That's how much you mean to me...
-----Chazz: Yeah, mind-bottling. You know, when things are so crazy it gets your thoughts all trapped, like in a bottle?
-----Chazz: Hey. They laughed at Louis Armstrong when he said he was gonna go to the moon. Now he's up there, laughing at them.
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