Born in Madison, Wisconsin, Kevin Farley studied at the famous Second City in Chicago. It wasn’t long after that he appeared in films such as Black Sheep (with his brother Chris Farley) and The Waterboy with Adam Sandler. Soon after, Farley landed a starring role as “Doug Linus” on MTV’s sitcom 2gether where he was met with rave reviews.
Farley then went on to star with top billing in the feature films An American Carol and White Knight. Other films to his credits are Crowning Jules, Frat Pack, and Joe Dirt 2.
His TV guest appearances have been on Hawaii Five-O, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Rules of Engagement, The Neighbors, Just Shoot Me, United States of Tara, to name a few.
Farley moved behind the camera as co-writer and co-director of Hollywood & Wine, which takes an irreverent look at an actress struggling in Hollywood. In addition, Farley directed the comedy Paranormal Movie. The film pokes fun of the “found footage” horror, sub-genre popular with movie goers today.
To his credit, and met with high praise in all the national reviews, Farley Co-Executive Produced the heartwarming “I Am Chris Farley” – a first feature-length biographical documentary about his brother Chris – the late comedy legend.
Presently Farley is co-starring in F is for Family – a Netflix comedy series and in CMT’s new series Still the King.
When Farley is not writing screenplays, producing or directing or on set filming, he regularly embraces the stage in stand-up comedy. Farley usually appears as the Headline Act nation-wide in clubs such as The Laugh Factory, The Comedy Store, and The Improv, but he has also opened for David Spade, Chris Rock, Norm MacDonald, Jeff Ross, Todd Glass, Kevin Nealon and Jeff Richards. Along the lines of stand-up comedy, Farley starred in a New York musical about comedians called; HA! The Musical.
Farley has hosted many live shows, and has been featured on The Today Show, The View, Extra, Fox News and countless radio shows.
Farley resides in Los Angeles, California and he is involved with the non-profit organization The American Irish Fund.
Kevin Farley has truly established himself as comedic presence both on the big screen and off. Multi-tasking as a comedian, actor, writer, director and producer seems easy for Farley because he does it all, with a fabulous sense of humor.