Actor, talk show host, comedian, author.
Craig Ferguson (May 17, 1962-) is the current host of The Late Late Show
and the author of the books American on Purpose
and Between the Bridge and the River
. He has appeared in Saving Grace
, The Big Tease
, I'll Be There
, and How to Train Your Dragon
. Besides his current post behind (and in front of, and sometimes on top of) the desk of The Late Late Show
, he is best known as Drew Carey
's evil boss Mr. Wick on The Drew Carey Show
. He also voiced animated characters such as Nos-4-A2 in Buzz Lightyear of Star Command
, Owl in the 2011 Winnie the Pooh
animated feature, and Lord Macintosh in Brave
Craig was born in Scotland
, and thus began his career in the UK doing stand-up comedy under the name Bing Hitler. (He is now a naturalized American citizen, and self-identifies as American rather than Scottish or British.) In a "Hey, It's That Guy!
" moment, he was in an early episode of Red Dwarf
in 1988 ("Confidence and Paranoia") as Confidence, who killed himself by trying to breathe in space. He also appeared on the UK panel game Have I Got News for You
and the American game Million-Dollar Password
Besides having a bit of a love affair with the MythBusters
(Grant Imahara built him a robot skeleton sidekick), Craig was the 2010 host of Shark Week
for the Discovery Channel
. He's also a bit of a Doctor Who
fan, and a toy TARDIS has been prominently displayed on his show's desk for several years. Fittingly enough he is also a lifelong friend and former bandmate of Peter Capaldi
. He shares great chemistry with Kristen Bell
, to the point where she's made so many appearances on his show she's openly lobbied to become co-host. He has also hosted the Boston Pops' Fourth of July show for the past three years.
He has also done three comedy specials: A Wee Bit O'Revolution
for Comedy Central in 2009, Does This Need To Be Said?
in 2011, and his latest special, I'm Here To Help
, debuted as an Netflix exclusive in 2013 (all have since been released on DVD).
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