Peter John Farrelly (born December 17, 1956) and Robert Leo 'Bobby' Farrelly, Jr. (born June 17, 1958), professionally known as the Farrelly brothers, are American screenwriters and directors of eleven comedy films, including There's Something About Mary; Dumb and Dumber; Kingpin; Hall Pass; Me, Myself & Irene; Shallow Hal; Stuck on You; Osmosis Jones; Fever Pitch (also known as The Perfect Catch outside of America), the 2007 remake of The Heartbreak Kid, and The Three Stooges. The Farrelly brothers are from Cumberland, Rhode Island, and many of their movies partially take place in that state, or elsewhere in New England. Sports play a large part in their films and they have cast many popular sports stars for cameo appearances. The Farrelly brothers frequently cast Rob Moran, Steve Tyler and sports figures (e.g. Cam Neely; Roger Clemens; Brett Favre) in their films.The Farrely brothers are of Irish descent.
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