This article will answer every question you have about Craig Ferguson. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about him.
- What does Craig do for a living?
- Who are Craig’s parents and siblings?
- What are Craig’s interests and hobbies?
- Is Craig married or does he have a Girlfriend?
- Does Craig have any children?
- Where is Craig now?
- How tall is Craig?
- How much money does Craig earn?
- What is Craig’s net worth?
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Who is Craig Ferguson?
Craig Ferguson is a Scottish-American comedian, author, television host, and actor best known as the host of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005–14) on CBS. Ferguson received a Peabody Award in 2009 for his interview with Archbishop Desmond Tutu. In addition, he hosted other shows such as Join or Die with Craig Ferguson (2016) and Celebrity Name Game (2014–17), which earned him two Daytime Emmy Awards. In 2017 he released Couple Thinkers, with his wife Megan Wallace-Cuningham.
He started his career in the United Kingdom as a musician and thespian, starring in an episode of Red Dwarf on the BBC, however, Ferguson moved to the U.S. where he made his big break appearing on the ABC sitcom The Drew Carey Show (1996–2004) as Nigel Wick. Ferguson is also a successful writer having authored three books: Between the Bridge and the River, America on Purpose, and most recently Riding the Elephant: A Memoir of Altercations, Humiliations, Hallucinations & Observations.
Ferguson has written and been the star of three films. He has also shown his directing talent for the film, I’ll be There (2003) which took home the Audience Award for Best Film at the Dallas, Aspen, and Valencia film festivals. He has lent his voice for roles in animated films thanks to his distinct Scottish accent in the How to Train Your Dragon film series (2010–2019), Winnie the Pooh (2011), and Brave (2012)
Ferguson began his career in Glasgow in the entertainment scene as a drummer for punk bands such as the Night Creatures and Exposure. Later on, he joined post-punk band Ana Hausen, who released a single for Human Records in 1981. He then joined The Bastards from Hell which was led by vocalist Peter Capaldi. It was Capaldi that inspired Ferguson to try his hand at comedy. Capaldi helped create Ferguson’s character, ‘Bing Hitler’, who in Ferguson’s words was ”a parody of all the über-patriotic native folk singers who seemed to infect every public performance in Scotland”. Bing Hitler quickly gained fame in Glasgow at the 1986 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, however, it was not long before Ferguson began talking about retiring the character.
How Old is Craig Ferguson?
Ferguson is 58 years old as of December 2020, having been born on 17th May in (Glasgow, Scotland). He shares his birthday with other famous people such as Nikki Reed, Enya, Bob Saget, Karrueche Tran, Derek Hough, Tahj Mowry, Sasha Alexander, Antonio Aguilar, among others.
Craig Ferguson’s Family
Who are Craig Ferguson’s parents?
Craig Ferguson was born to Robert and Janet Ferguson.
Does Craig Ferguson have siblings?
Craig Ferguson has three siblings; two sisters and a brother. His younger sister, Lynn Ferguson Tweddle, followed in his footsteps in show business. She worked with Craig on The Late Late Show as a writer until July 2011
Craig Ferguson Education
Ferguson was a pupil at Muirfield Primary School and later joined Cumbernauld High School for his Secondary education, however, when he was sixteen, Ferguson left high school to begin an apprenticeship at a local Burroughs Corporation factory.
Craig Ferguson Wife
Ferguson has married three times and has twice divorced. His first wife was Anne Hogarth (married 1983-1986). His second wife was Sascha Corwin (married 1998-2004). She founded Los Angeles SpySchool. They have a son together (born in 2001). In 2008, Ferguson married Megan Wallace-Cunningham with whom he has a son (born 2011).
Craig Ferguson Television Career
Soon afterward, Ferguson made his debut on television, appearing in Red Dwarf. He later went on to appear on Hogmanay Shows and a Christmas special of One Foot in the Grave dubbed One Foot in the Algarve (1993). In 1990, Ferguson starred in the self-titled, The Craig Ferguson Show alongside Paul Whitehouse and Helen Atkinson-Wood. It was during this time that he showed his talent as a host on Friday at the Dome (1991), which was a live music show lasting for more than an hour. In 1993, Ferguson presented The Dirt Detective. Also in the same year, Ferguson appeared in BBC’s The Ferguson Theory which paired hilarious sketches and stand-up comedy.
Ferguson found major success in theatre in productions such as Bad Boy Johnny and the Prophets of Doom (1994), The Rocky Horror Show (1991) as well as The Odd Couple (1994).
Craig Ferguson Film Career
His first acting role in the US came in 1995, in the ABC comedy Maybe This Time, starring Betty White and Marie Osmond. His breakout role in the US came on The Drew Carey Show as Nigel Wick from 1996 to 2003. Ferguson’s character was beloved for his over-the-top posh English accent as well as demeanor in regard to laying off employees, who were mostly named Johnson. After his departure from the show in 2003, he reprised his role for the final two seasons and took part in the finale in 2004.
While The Drew Carey Show was in production, Ferguson wrote and starred in three films: Saving Grace, The Big Tease and I’ll Be There, which he also directed of which he scooped the Audience Award for Best Film at the film festivals in Aspen, Dallas, and Valencia
Ferguson also appeared in other films such as Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, Niagara Motel, Chain of Fools, The Ugly Truth, and Kick-Ass. He also was a voice actor for animations such as Brave (2012) and the How to Train Your Dragon film series. Ferguson has frequently toured the United States and Canada with a comedy show. He has three stand-up television specials under his belt. 2 of them were on Comedy Central, A Wee Bit o’ Revolution (2009), and Does This Need to Be Said? (2011). His third I’m Here to Help was released on Netflix in 2013, to rave reviews. It was also nominated for the 2014 Grammy Awards for Best Comedy Album.
Ferguson succeeded Craig Kilborn on CBS’s The Late Late Show which he hosted from 2005 to 2014. The show had in place of “human” sidekicks, a remotely operated ‘gay’ robot skeleton named Geoff Peterson as well as two silent performers in a pantomime horse costume. This made The Late Late Show unique. After nearly a decade as host, Ferguson was replaced by James Corden.
Craig Ferguson Books
Ferguson is an accomplished writer publishing three books: Between the Bridge and the River in 2006, American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot in 2009 and finally Riding the Elephant: A Memoir of Altercations, Humiliations, Hallucinations, and Observations in 2019.
Ferguson contributed a short story for the anthology In Sunlight or in Shadow (2017), edited by Lawrence Block
Craig Ferguson Height/Measurements
Adding to his well-built body, Ferguson stands at a height of 6′ 1½” (1.87 m) and is about 190 lbs. (86kg)
Craig Ferguson Net Worth
Ferguson is worth about $30 million