Chris Farley was an American comedian and actor famous for starring on Saturday Night Live from 1990 to 1995. He was a member of the SNL group known as the "Bad Boys of SNL," who initiated a new era of raunchy humor on the show. He went on to star in movies such as 'Beverly Hills Ninja' and comedy-favorite 'Tommy Boy.' Among his most famous characters was Matt Foley, a motivational speaker "living in a van down by the river." Unfortunately, the world was robbed of Farley's comedic talents when he tragically died in 1997 after years of substance abuse.
Christopher Crosby 'Chris' Farley (February 15, 1964 - December 18, 1997) was an American comedian and actor. Farley was best known for his loud energetic comedy style and physical comedy, and was a member of Chicago's Second City Theatre and cast member of the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live between 1990 and 1995. Farley and Chris Rock were introduced as two of the show's new cast members in early 1990. Similar to his idol, John Belushi, Farley died of a speedball overdose at the age of 33. On August 26, 2005, Farley was posthumously awarded the 2,289th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which is located in front of iO West. Farley was born in Madison, Wisconsin, the son of Mary Anne (ne Crosby), a housewife, and Thomas 'Tom' Farley, Sr., who owned an oil company. He had four siblings: Tom Jr., Kevin, John, and Barbara. His cousin, Jim, is a vice president at Ford Motor Company.
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