Will Ferrell

1967 - Today

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John William Ferrell (; born July 16, 1967) is an American actor, comedian, producer, and writer. He first established himself in the mid-1990s as a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, where he performed from 1995 to 2002, and has subsequently starred in comedy films such as Elf (2003), Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) Kicking & Screaming (2005), Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006), Semi-Pro (2008), and Land of the Lost (2009). He founded the comedy website Funny or Die in 2007 with his writing partner Adam McKay. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Will Ferrell has received more than 17,675,103 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Will Ferrell is the 1,377th most popular actor (up from 1,601st in 2019), the 2,467th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,887th in 2019) and the 676th most popular American Actor.

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  • 18M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 65.60

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 58

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.70

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.34

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Will Ferrell ranks 1,377 out of 10,030Before him are Robert Downey Sr., Kurtwood Smith, Jack Hawkins, Peter Lawford, Momoko Kōchi, and Edward Mulhare. After him are Akim Tamiroff, Jason Isaacs, Fred Ward, Marisa Pavan, George Chakiris, and Pauley Perrette.

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Among people born in 1967, Will Ferrell ranks 41Before him are R. Kelly, Serj Tankian, Richard Z. Kruspe, Guy Pearce, Jamie Foxx, and Denis Villeneuve. After him are Yingluck Shinawatra, Song Kang-ho, Jeanine Áñez, Aleksander Čeferin, Noel Gallagher, and Amélie Nothomb.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Will Ferrell ranks 2,467 out of 15,968Before him are James Levine (1943), William H. Seward (1801), Hetty Green (1834), Charles Whitman (1941), Paul H. O'Neill (1935), and Mike Markkula (1942). After him are Bill Hewlett (1913), Fred Ward (1942), George Chakiris (1934), Ira Gershwin (1896), Robert D. Putnam (1941), and Suzanne Collins (1962).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Will Ferrell ranks 676Before him are Abe Vigoda (1921), Stephen Lang (1952), Barbara Hershey (1948), Brent Spiner (1949), Robert Downey Sr. (1936), and Kurtwood Smith (1943). After him are Fred Ward (1942), George Chakiris (1934), Pauley Perrette (1969), Peter Graves (1926), Al Lettieri (1928), and Debra Winger (1955).

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