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Also Known As: Died:
Born: May 17, 1962 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: United Kingdom Profession: actor, screenwriter, director, novelist, comedian, musician, composer

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A stand-up comedian, actor, writer and television host, Scottish native Craig Ferguson made a splash with American audiences as the gleefully maligned English boss Mr. Wick on the hit sitcom, "The Drew Carey Show" (ABC, 1995-2004). But Ferguson found his true voice in front of smaller late-night audiences after replacing Craig Kilborn on "The Late Late Show" (CBS, 2005- ), where his honest, self-effacing style of humor slowly but surely attracted a loyal audience. While other late night hosts like David Letterman, Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien publicly fought for attention and ratings, Ferguson quietly carved out his own space with his slashing wit, unscripted monologues and disarming personal candor. Over time, he developed a number of elements branded with laid-back humor, such as lip-syncing popular songs, incorporating a wide array of puppet characters into his opening monologue, and impersonating the likes of Sean Connery, Aquaman, and Queen Elizabeth II. In more serious moments on the show, he eulogized his dad the day after he passed and often made light of his struggles with alcohol addiction, which ended in the early 1990s. Meanwhile, Ferguson found little time to appear outside his show,...

A stand-up comedian, actor, writer and television host, Scottish native Craig Ferguson made a splash with American audiences as the gleefully maligned English boss Mr. Wick on the hit sitcom, "The Drew Carey Show" (ABC, 1995-2004). But Ferguson found his true voice in front of smaller late-night audiences after replacing Craig Kilborn on "The Late Late Show" (CBS, 2005- ), where his honest, self-effacing style of humor slowly but surely attracted a loyal audience. While other late night hosts like David Letterman, Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien publicly fought for attention and ratings, Ferguson quietly carved out his own space with his slashing wit, unscripted monologues and disarming personal candor. Over time, he developed a number of elements branded with laid-back humor, such as lip-syncing popular songs, incorporating a wide array of puppet characters into his opening monologue, and impersonating the likes of Sean Connery, Aquaman, and Queen Elizabeth II. In more serious moments on the show, he eulogized his dad the day after he passed and often made light of his struggles with alcohol addiction, which ended in the early 1990s. Meanwhile, Ferguson found little time to appear outside his show, though he did voiceover work for the animated films "How to Train Your Dragon" (2010) and "Winnie the Pooh" (2011). Though he did so quietly, Ferguson secured his place as a popular talk show host, giving audiences a good reason to say up even later. In April 2014, Ferguson announced that he was leaving late-night television to work on other projects.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  I'll Be There (2003) Director

CAST: (feature film)

2.
 Brave (2012)
3.
 Winnie the Pooh (2011)
5.
 Kick-Ass (2010)
6.
 Ugly Truth, The (2009)
7.
 Heckler (2008)
8.
 Niagara Motel (2008)
10.
 I'll Be There (2003) Paul Keen
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Began career as a drummer in the rock band Exposure in Great Britain
1980:
Performed regularly in Glasgow with the band The Bastards from Hell (later known as Dreamboys)
1987:
Had early exposure in U.S. doing his 'Bing Hitler' character on "Just for Laughs II" (Showtime)
1989:
Made first Hollywood project, the unsold pilot "High" (CBS)
1993:
Starred in his own series on Scottish Television entitled "Dirt Detective"
1994:
Starred on TV series "The Ferguson Theory" (BBC-2)
1994:
Scored hit at the Edinburgh Festival playing Oscar in "The Odd Couple"
1995:
First role on U.S. television, the short-lived ABC comedy "Maybe This Time" with Betty White and Marie Osmond
1996:
Guest starred on "Almost Perfect" (CBS)
1996:
Portrayed the title character's boss Mr. Wick on ABC's "The Drew Carey Show"
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Formed Milky Bar Kid Productions with Kevin Allen and Sacha Gervasi
2000:
Co-wrote (with Sacha Gervasi), starred in, and executive produced comedy feature "The Big Tease"
2000:
Co-wrote and co-starred in the comedy-drama "Saving Grace"
2000:
Appeared as one of a trio of hapless males seeking mates in "Born Romantic"
2003:
Starred in the romantic comedy "I'll Be There"
2005:
Replaced Craig Kilborn as host of CBS's "The Late Late Show"
2004:
Cast in "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events," based on the children's books by Daniel Handler
2006:
Launched his own production company titled Green Mountain West Inc., and entered a one-year deal with CBS Paramount Network TV
2006:
Published the novel <i>Between the Bridge and the River</i>
2009:
Published his memoir <i>American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot</i>
2010:
Voiced Gobber the Belch in the animated feature "How to Train Your Dragon"
2010:
Earned a Grammy nomination for the spoken word album <i>American On Purpose</i>
2012:
Voiced Lord Macintosh in Disney Pixar animated feature "Brave"
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wife:
Sascha Ferguson.

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