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Comedian and actor Chris Farley had an ensemble role on Saturday Night Live, and was also know for his movie roles in the comedies Wayne's World and Tommy Boy.
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After succeeding as a live improv comedy actor, Chris Farley did whatever it took to get the laugh, even by throwing himself into the audience.
Chris Farley followed his dreams of improvisational comedy and live performance.
Chris Farley's substance abuse and drinking problems began from a family struggle on his career choice of stage performing and live comedy.
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Chris Farley was born February 15, 1964 in Madison, Wisconsin. In addition to an ensemble role on Saturday Night Live, he became famous on the big screen through roles as the loveably misguided buffoon. His films include Wayne's World, Beverly Hills Ninja, Billy Madison, Tommy Boy, and Black Sheep. In 1997, he died of an overdose of cocaine and morphine exacerbated by advanced heart disease.
Actor, comedian. Born Christopher Crosby Farley on February 15, 1964 in Madison, Wisconsin. After studying theater and communications at Marquette University, Farley joined the cast of Chicago's Second City Theatre, where he was discovered by Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels.
In addition to an ensemble role on Saturday Night Live, Farley became famous on the big screen through roles as the loveably misguided buffoon. A notorious glutton, Farley's five-foot, six-inch frame could barely contain his 296-pound bulk. His films include Wayne's World, Beverly Hills Ninja and Billy Madison. He also co-starred with comic partner David Spade in Tommy Boy and Black Sheep.
In 1997, he was found dead in his apartment in Chicago. It was later declared that he died of an overdose of cocaine and morphine exacerbated by advanced heart disesase.
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