Craig Ferguson

Actor, Screenwriter, Director
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 ... Read more »
Born: 05/17/1962 in United Kingdom

Filmography

Actor (63)

Craig Ferguson: Just Being Honest 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Himself

How to Train Your Dragon 3 2016 (Movie)

Gobber (Voice)

Join or Die With Craig Ferguson 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Host

Red Nose Day 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Host

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Hot in Cleveland 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

How to Train Your Dragon 2 2014 (Movie)

Gobber (Voice)

The Hero of Color City 2014 (Movie)

Nat (Voice)

Web Therapy 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dreamworks Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Brave 2012 (Movie)

Lord Macintosh (Voice)

Political Animals 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2008 - 2009, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Guest

Conan 2011 (Tv Show)

Guest

Winnie the Pooh 2011 (Movie)

Owl (Voice)

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Host

Futurama 2010 (Tv Show)

Voice

How to Train Your Dragon 2010 (Movie)

Gobber (Voice)

Kick-Ass 2010 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Shark Bites: Adventures in Shark Week 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Host

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular 2009 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Host

Craig Ferguson: A Wee Bit O'Revolution 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Million Dollar Password 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 51st Annual Grammy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Ugly Truth 2009 (Movie)

Craig Ferguson (Actor)

Almost Perfect 1995 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular 2008 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Host

Disney/Pixar's Buzz Lightyear of Star Command 2000 - 2002, 2004 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Voice

Norm 1996 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Real Time with Bill Maher 2004 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Drew Carey Show 1996 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson 1995 - 2008 (TV Show)

Host

The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn 1996 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Host

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular 2007 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Host

American Dad 2006 (Tv Show)

Voice

Heckler 2006 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The 32nd Annual People's Choice Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Host

The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Presenter

I Love the '90s: Part Deux 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Niagara Motel 2005 (Movie)

Phillie (Actor)

I Love The '90s 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

I Love the '80s Strikes Back 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events 2004 (Movie)

Person of Indeterminate Gender (Actor)

The Soul Keeper 2003 (Movie)

Fraser (Actor)

Disney's The Legend of Tarzan 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

I'll Be There 2002 (Movie)

Paul Keen (Actor)

Born Romantic 2001 (Movie)

Frankie (Actor)

Life Without Dick 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Disney's Hercules 1998 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Saving Grace 2000 (Movie)

Matthew (Actor)

The Big Tease 2000 (Movie)

Crawford Mackenzie (Actor)

Drew's Dance Party Special 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Modern Vampires 1999 (Movie)

Richard (Actor)

Maybe This Time 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Name Game (TV Show)

Actor

Dream Baby (TV Show)

Actor

Vampire Bats (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (3)

Naked After Dark 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Saving Grace 2000 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

The Big Tease 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Writer (3)

I'll Be There 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Saving Grace 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Big Tease 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Music (2)

Winnie the Pooh 2011 (Movie)

("The Backson Song") (Song Performer)

Born Romantic 2001 (Movie)

("L O V E") (Song Performer)
Director (1)

I'll Be There 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

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.

Relationships

Sascha Corwin

Wife
Married July 18, 1998 Divorced 2004

Janet Ferguson Actor

Mother

Robert Ferguson

Father

Scott Ferguson Unit Production Manager

Brother
Worked for STV in Scotland married to Scottish actress Terri Lalley

Lynn Ferguson Actor

Sister
Provided the voice of Mac in "Chicken Run" (2000) presented "The Fringe Show" with Rich Hall

Milo Ferguson

Son
Born in 2001 mother, Sascha Ferguson

Janice Ferguson

Sister
Fellowship member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health

Liam Ferguson

Son
Born January 31, 2011 mother, Megan Wallace-Cunningham

Anne Hogarth

Wife
Married Oct. 20, 1983 Divorced 1986

Terri Lalley

Sister-In-Law

Sharon Stone Actor

Companion
Briefly dated in 2005 No longer together

Megan Wallace Cunningham

Wife
Married Dec. 21, 2008 after three years of dating

Milestones

2012

Voiced Lord Macintosh in Disney Pixar animated feature "Brave"

2010

Earned a Grammy nomination for the spoken word album <i>American On Purpose</i>

2010

Voiced Gobber the Belch in the animated feature "How to Train Your Dragon"

2009

Published his memoir <i>American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot</i>

2006

Published the novel <i>Between the Bridge and the River</i>

2006

Launched his own production company titled Green Mountain West Inc., and entered a one-year deal with CBS Paramount Network TV

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

2003

Starred in the romantic comedy "I'll Be There"

2000

Appeared as one of a trio of hapless males seeking mates in "Born Romantic"

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"

1996

Guest starred on "Almost Perfect" (CBS)

1996

Portrayed the title character's boss Mr. Wick on ABC's "The Drew Carey Show"

1995

First role on U.S. television, the short-lived ABC comedy "Maybe This Time" with Betty White and Marie Osmond

1994

Scored hit at the Edinburgh Festival playing Oscar in "The Odd Couple"

1994

Starred on TV series "The Ferguson Theory" (BBC-2)

1993

Starred in his own series on Scottish Television entitled "Dirt Detective"

1989

Made first Hollywood project, the unsold pilot "High" (CBS)

1987

Had early exposure in U.S. doing his 'Bing Hitler' character on "Just for Laughs II" (Showtime)

1980

Performed regularly in Glasgow with the band The Bastards from Hell (later known as Dreamboys)

Formed Milky Bar Kid Productions with Kevin Allen and Sacha Gervasi

Began career as a drummer in the rock band Exposure in Great Britain

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