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What’s in a Name? Talent, if You’re a Farley


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quick to talk about his famous brother, who passed away in 1997 from a drug overdose. “People always want to know about Chris,” Farley said.


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“It comes with the territory. He was a painless person and very unique. I’m proud of what he did and I like people remembering him.” He also says that in the Farley family – which also in-


cludes fellow entertainer, John Farley – comedy always came naturally. “My father’s a very funny


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man, and Chris was always on fire,” Farley said. “We were al- ways having competitions with who could be funnier.” Although comedy was


always a part of Farley’s up- bringing, it wasn’t until after he received a business degree


from Marquette University when he started to pursue a career in entertainment. Farley says he didn’t know what he wanted to do after graduation, so he worked with his father at Scotch Oil, an asphalt company. It was Chris who encouraged him to sharpen his comedic chops and try out at Chicago’s Second City. Farley started his career with small roles in his brother’s


films (Tommy Boy, Black Sheep, Beverly Hills Ninja). From there, he racked up guest appearances on television shows such as “3rd


Rock from the Sun,” “That ‘70s Show” and “The


Tom Show.” Possibly his most memorable role, however, is as the middle-aged member of 2ge+her, a fictional boy band that was the center of MTV’s mockumentary of the same name. “Once in a while, I get noticed as Doug Linus,” Farley


said, referring to his character. “[People] come up to me and I sing, ‘I know my calculus, it says


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you plus me equals us…’” As of late, Farley has been busy. He’s wrapped up White Knight


with Tom Sizemore and Stacy Keach, which is set to be released this summer. He also wrote, directed and starred in Hollywood & Wine – also being released this summer – which stars Pamela Anderson,


HEN REPORTERS TALK to Kevin Farley for the first time, there’s always an elephant in the room: his late brother, Chris. Fortunately for interviewers and Chris Farley fans alike, the multi-talented entertainer is


Vivica A. Fox, Norm MacDonald, as well as his brother, John, who co-wrote the script. Between his jobs acting, stand-up, directing, writing and produc-


ing, Farley says it’s acting that comes most natural to him. “Writing is rewarding, especially when you come up with some-


thing great, but it’s a lot of work,” he said. “Directing is more like running a marathon. When you’re finished, it’s great, but it’s awful during it.” n


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