Creator / Craig Ferguson

Keep Bangin' On.

"It's a great day for America, everybody!"

Actor, talk show host, comedian, author. Occasional singer, onetime Punk Rock drummer, terrible impressionist, comical slanderer of his co-workers, and necromantic slaveholder (simulated).

Craig Ferguson (May 17, 1962-) hosted The Late Late Show on CBS from 2005 to 2014 and is the author of the books American on Purpose and Between the Bridge and the River. Besides his recently-vacated 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 has also appeared in several films including Saving Grace, The Big Tease, I'll Be There, and A Series of Unfortunate Events, and has voiced animated characters such as Gobber the Belch in How to Train Your Dragon and How to Train Your Dragon 2, Nos-4-A2 in Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, Owl in the 2011 Winnie-the-Pooh 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 made so many appearances on his show that she openly lobbied to become co-host, although this never came to be. He also hosted the Boston Pops' Fourth of July show from 2009 to 2012, and on April Fools' Day 2014 he swapped places with his friend and former costar Drew Carey to host The Price Is Right. He ended his tenure as Late Late Show host on December 19th, 2015.

He has also done four comedy specials:

  • A Wee Bit O'Revolution for Comedy Central in 2009,
  • Does This Need To Be Said? for HBO in 2011,
  • I'm Here To Help, debuted as an Netflix exclusive in 2013,
  • Just Being Honest, debuted as a EPIX exclusive in 2015, but is now also available via Hulu.

Ferguson hosts the syndicated game show, Celebrity Name Game, which launched in September 2014, for which he won a 2015 Daytime Emmy Award. He also going to host a new series, Join Or Die, for the History Channel in February 2016.

Ferguson announced in 2014 that he was going to produce a series based of the I F**king Love Science blog, curated by Elise Andrew, for the Science Channel, but as of 2016, that has yet to materialize.

You can also follow him on Twitter.