Craig Ferguson

Actor + Stand-up Comedian + Writer and Television Host

Craig Ferguson is a Scottish television host, stand-up comedian, writer, actor, director, author, and producer. He is the host of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, an Emmy Award-nominated, Peabody Award-winning late-night talk show that airs on CBS. In addition to hosting that program and performing stand-up comedy, Ferguson has written two books: Between the Bridge and the River, a novel, and American on Purpose, a memoir.… Read More

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1962 Birth Ferguson was born in Stobhill Hospital, in the Springburn district of Glasgow to Robert and Janet Ferguson, on 17 May 1962, and raised in nearby Cumbernauld, growing up "chubby and bullied". … Read More


1975 13 Years Old His first visit to the United States was in 1975 when he was 13 to visit an uncle who lived on Long Island, near New York City.


1983 21 Years Old 1 More Event
When he moved to New York City in 1983, he worked in construction in Harlem. … Read More
1986 24 Years Old After a nerve-wracking first appearance, he decided to create a character that was a "parody of all the über-patriotic native folk singers who seemed to infect every public performance in Scotland". The character, "Bing Hitler" (actually coined by Capaldi as Ferguson started under the name "Nico Fulton" but admittedly later stole the name for his "own nefarious ends"), premiered in Glasgow, and subsequently became a hit at the 1986 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. … Read More
1990 28 Years Old In 1990 a pilot was broadcast The Craig Ferguson Show, a one-off comedy pilot for Granada Television, which co-starred Paul Whitehouse and Helen Atkinson-Wood.
1991 29 Years Old …  Ferguson said he had considered committing suicide on Christmas Day 1991, but when offered a glass of sherry by a friend for celebrating the holiday, he was distracted from jumping off Tower Bridge in London as he had planned. … Read More


1992 - 1993 2 More Events
1994 32 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1994, Ferguson played Father MacLean in the highly controversial production of Bad Boy Johnny and the Prophets of Doom at the Union Chapel in London. … Read More
1995 33 Years Old His first U.S. role was as baker Logan McDonough on the short-lived 1995 ABC comedy Maybe This Time, which starred Betty White and Marie Osmond.
1996 34 Years Old His breakthrough in the U.S. came when he was cast on The Drew Carey Show as the title character's boss, Mr. Wick, a role that he played from 1996 to 2003. … Read More
2001 39 Years Old His second marriage was to Sascha Corwin (founder and proprietor of Los Angeles' SpySchool), with whom he has one son, Milo Hamish Ferguson, born in 2001. … Read More


2003 - 2005 3 More Events
2006 44 Years Old …  Ferguson hosted the 32nd annual People's Choice Awards on 10 January 2006. … Read More
2007 45 Years Old From 2007 to 2010, Ferguson hosted the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on 4 July, broadcast nationally by CBS.
Ferguson was the featured entertainer at the 26 April 2008 White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington, DC.
2009 47 Years Old On 6 November 2009, Ferguson appeared as himself in a SpongeBob SquarePants special titled SpongeBob's Truth or Square.
2010 48 Years Old 1 More Event
He hosted Discovery Channel's 23rd season of Shark Week in 2010.
Ferguson's involvement in the project dates back to 2011, when it was originally pitched and piloted as a CBS primetime series., the series has an initial order of 180 episodes. … Read More


…  His third comedy special, I'm Here to Help, was released on Netflix in 2013, garnering positive reviews on 4 out of 5 stars on Netflix and peaking at number 6 on Billboard top comedy albums. It also received a 2014 Grammy Award nomination for Best Comedy Album.
Ferguson will reprise the role for several episodes when the show returns in March 2014.
2015 53 Years Old Ferguson signed in 2015 to play Prentiss Porter in The King of 7B, a comedy pilot for ABC. … Read More
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