Bobby Farrelly

Screenwriter, Producer, Director
As the reigning kings of gross-out comedy, the Farrelly Brothers spent their careers writing and directing outlandish comedies that often pushed the boundaries of taste, while producing big laughs and huge box office ... Read more »
Born: 06/16/1958 in Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA

Filmography

Writer (16)

Dumb and Dumber To 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Net Worth 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Three Stooges 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Hall Pass 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Heartbreak Kid 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd 2003 (Movie)

(from characters) (Source Material)

Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd 2003 (Movie)

(from characters) (Source Material)

Stuck on You 2003 (Movie)

(Story By)

Stuck on You 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Shallow Hal 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Me, Myself and Irene 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Outside Providence 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

There's Something About Mary 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Kingpin 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Dumb & Dumber 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Seinfeld 1992 (Tv Show)

From Story
Producer (14)

Dumb and Dumber To 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Three Stooges 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Hall Pass 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

National Lampoon's Bag Boy 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Ringer 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

Stuck on You 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

Osmosis Jones 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

Say It Isn't So 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

Shallow Hal 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

Me, Myself and Irene 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

Outside Providence 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

There's Something About Mary 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Dumb & Dumber 1994 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

The Lost Son of Havana (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Director (12)

Dumb and Dumber To 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

The Three Stooges 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Hall Pass 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

Unhitched 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

The Heartbreak Kid 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

Fever Pitch 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

Stuck on You 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

Osmosis Jones 2001 (Movie)

live-action director (Director)

Shallow Hal 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Me, Myself and Irene 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

There's Something About Mary 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Kingpin 1996 (Movie)

co-director (Director)
Actor (6)

Project Greenlight 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Reel Comedy: Stuck on You 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Three Stooges' 75th Anniversary Special 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Reel Comedy: Shallow Hal 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Canned Ham: Me, Myself & Irene 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

As the reigning kings of gross-out comedy, the Farrelly Brothers spent their careers writing and directing outlandish comedies that often pushed the boundaries of taste, while producing big laughs and huge box office. After receiving their start writing for the small screen, the Farrellys emerged with their first comedy feature, "Dumb and Dumber" (1994), which rode the coattails of star Jim Carrey to become one of their biggest box office hits. Following the funnier, but underperforming "Kingpin" (1996), they crossed the romantic comedy with their trademark gross-out humor for "There's Something About Mary" (1998), a non-stop laugh that was also a huge hit both home and abroad. But after "Mary," the Farrelly Brothers lost a bit of steam with a rather underwhelming reunion with Carrey for "Me, Myself and Irene" (2001), while failing to earn many laughs with the uncharacteristically unfunny "Shallow Hal" (2002). After the decidedly better "Stuck on You" (2003), the Farrelly Brothers delivered an unusually heartwarming romantic comedy with "Fever Pitch" (2005), which proved that the two had greater depth than previously thought. Though they were wide of the mark with the disappointing Ben Stiller comedy "The Heartbreak Kid" (2007), the legendary Farrelly Brothers nonetheless were able to illicit big laughs from the most uncomfortable of places.

Relationships

Nancy Farrelly Actor

Wife
Married in 1990 Had small roles in husband's films "Dumb and Dumber" (1994), "Kingpin" (1996), and "There's Something About Mary" (1998)

Anna Farrelly Actor

Daughter
Had a small role in "There's Something About Mary" (1998)

Robert Farrelly

Father
Played Hot Dog Stud in "There's Something About Mary" (1998), directed by sons

Jesse Farrelly Actor

Son
Had small roles in "There's Something About Mary" (1998) and "Hall Pass" (2011) Died on an apparent drug overdose on Feb. 8, 2012

Peter Farrelly Director

Brother
Born Dec. 17, 1956; writing, producing and directing partner Brothers made directorial debut with "Dumb & Dumber" (1994)

Mariann Farrelly Director

Mother
Appeared in "Kingpin" (1996) and "There's Something About Mary" (1998)

Cindy Farrelly Gesner

Sister
Appeared in brothers' films including "Kingpin" (1996) and "Shallow Hal" (2001)

Zen Gesner Actor

Brother-In-Law
Appeared in "Dumb and Dumber" (1994), "Kingpin" (1996) and "There's Something About Mary" (1998)

EDUCATION

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy , New York
attended on a hockey scholarship

Milestones

2012

Co-directed big screen remake of "The Three Stooges" with brother; also co-wrote screenplay with Mike Cerrone and Peter

2011

Co-directed and co-wrote the comedy "Hall Pass" with brother Peter

2007

Co-directed with brother Peter a remake of "The Heartbreak Kid," again starring Ben Stiller; also co-scripted

2005

Co-directed "Fever Pitch," based on a novel by Nick Hornby about British football adapted into a comedy about love and the Boston Red Sox

2003

Directed, produced and wrote the comedy "Stuck on You" where Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear played conjoined twins

2001

Produced and directed with brother Peter the animated comedy "Osmosis Jones"

2001

Worked with brother Peter on the comedy "Shallow Hal," which starred Jack Black and Gwyneth Paltrow

2000

Re-teamed with Carrey for "Me, Myself and Irene"; again shared directing, producing and scripting honors with his brother

1999

Produced and scripted "Outside Providence" with brother and director Michael Corrente, adapted from Peter's 1988 novel

1998

Made third film "There's Something About Mary," starring Ben Stiller; shared producing, directing and writing responsibilities with brother Peter

1996

Co-directed (with brother) feature film "Kingpin"

1994

Co-wrote (with brother and Yellin) and co-produced first feature film "Dumb and Dumber," starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels

1992

Co-wrote two episodes of NBC's "Seinfeld" with brother Peter

Joined with team of Peter Farrelly and Bennett Yellin to write screenplays

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