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Craig Ferguson

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Net worth 2018: $30 Million
Residence: Springburn
Country: United States
BirthDay: 17 May 1962
Sigh: Gemini
Height: 1.88 m
Education: Muirfield Primary School, Cumbernauld High School

Craig Ferguson was bornon 17 May 1962 in Springburn, American. Craig Ferguson best known as the host of the award winning show ‘The Late Late show with Craig Ferguson’, is not just a television host, but also a stand-up comedian, actor, director, writer, producer and voice artist. He is an American citizen of Scottish origin. A versatile personality, he has, in addition to hosting a very popular show, written and starred in three films, and published two books. He began his career in entertainment as a drummer in a rock band but soon realized that comedy was his actual passion. He created a character that was a “parody of all the uber-patriotic native folk singers who seemed to infect every public performance in Scotland.” He called this character ‘Bing Hitler’, which subsequently became a big hit. He also tried his hand at, and found success in music theatre. His starred as ‘Confidence’ in his very first television appearance in an episode of BBC sitcom ‘Red Dwarf’. He also appeared in ‘The Craig Ferguson Show’, which co-starred Paul Whitehouse and Helen Atkinson-Wood. Even though the show was broadcast throughout the UK, it was not made into a full series. He moved to Los Angeles, US and got his big break in 1996 when he was cast as Mr.Wick on ‘The Drew Carey Show’, a role that he portrayed till 2003.


$30 Million


His contract with CBS to host the show extends through 2014


He was also part of the voice cast of ‘Brave’, a computer-animated award winning fantasy comedy released in 2012


He lent his voice to ‘Gobber the Belch’ in the 2010 3D computer-animated fantasy film ‘How to Train Your Dragon’


In 2009, he published his memoir ‘American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot’


He made his debut as a writer in 2006 with the publication of his novel ‘Between the Bridge and the River’


His first show as host was broadcasted on January 3, 2005 while December 15, 2009 marked his 1000th episode as host


He succeeded Craig Kilborn as the host on CBS’s ‘The Late Late Show’ in December 2004 and his first show as the regular host was aired in January 2005


Apart from doing stand-up comedy and hosting shows, Ferguson also wrote and starred in three films, also directing one of them: ‘The Big Tease’ (1999), ‘Saving Grace’ (2000) and ‘I’ll Be There’ (2003)


He moved to Los Angeles, US in 1994 and got his first role as a baker in the short-lived comedy ‘Maybe this Time’, which also starred Betty White and Marie Osmond


Apart from comedy, he also presented his series on Scottish archaeology in 1993, titled ‘Dirt Detective’, which focused on historical sites throughout Scotland


His first television appearance was as ‘Confidence’ in an episode of sitcom ‘Red Dwarf’ in 1989

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