Craig Ferguson Bio
Craig Ferguson is a Scottish-American television host, comedian, author, and actor. He was born on 17 May 1962 Springburn, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom.
He was the host of both the syndicated game show Celebrity Name Game (2014–2017), for which he has won two Daytime Emmy Awards, and of Join or Die with Craig Ferguson (2016) on History. He was also the host of the CBS late-night talk show The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005–2014). In 2017 he released a web show with his wife Megan, titled Couple Thinkers. It ran for six episodes from October 9, 2017.
He has written and starred in three films, directing one of them, and has appeared in several others, including several voice-over roles for animations. Ferguson has also written two books: Between the Bridge and the River, a novel; and American on Purpose, a memoir. He holds both British and American citizenship.
Craig Ferguson Age
He is at the moment 56 years old as of 2019, having been born on 17 May 1962 Springburn, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, where he also grew and had his teenage years in.
Craig Ferguson Height and Weight
He stands tall at an estimated height of about 185 cm or 6 feet 1 inches and a body weight of about 85 kg or 196 lb.
Craig Ferguson Education
Ferguson attended Muirfield Primary School and Cumbernauld High School. At age sixteen, Ferguson left Cumbernauld High School and began an apprenticeship to be an electronics technician at a local factory of American company Burroughs Corporation.
Craig Ferguson Family
He is a son of Robert and Janet Ferguson who was born in Stobhill Hospital, in the Springburn district of Glasgow. He and his family moved from their Springburn flat to a council house in Cumbernauld because the Glasgow was re-housing many people following damage to the city from World War II. Other information concerning his siblings will soon be updated.Craig Ferguson photo
Craig Ferguson Wife | Craig Ferguson Spouse | Is Craig Ferguson Married?
Megan Wallace Cunnigham is popularly known as the wife of the television personality and comedian, Craig Ferguson. Megan is an art dealer and is a native of Vermont. Megan is 13 years youngest than her husband. Despite their age difference, the two are living happily together with their son. The two tied the knot of marriage on 21 December 2008.
Craig Ferguson Kids | Craig Ferguson Children
With his first wife Anne Hogarth they were blessed with one child Milo Hamish Ferguson born in 2001, His second son, Liam James, was born on 31st of January 2011.
Craig Ferguson Net Worth
He has grown in the industry to become one of the richest comedians, authors, and actors. Craig Ferguson hosts game show “Celebrity Name Game”. His net worth is around $30 million and makes $12 million per year.
Craig Ferguson Career
US career Ferguson moved to Los Angeles in November 1994 after his soon-to-be agent Rick Siegel saw Ferguson during the Edinburgh Festival and suggested he come to America. Ferguson has been touring the United States and Canada with a comedy show since the late 2000s, including a performance at Carnegie Hall on 23 October 2010 and a performance at Radio City Music Hall on 6 October 2012. In April 2008, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson beat Late Night with Conan O’Brien for weekly ratings for the first time since the two shows went head-to-head with their respective hosts.
On 28 April 2014, Ferguson announced he would be leaving The Late Late Show at the end of 2014, with the final episode airing on 19 December. From 2007 to 2010, Ferguson hosted the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on 4 July, broadcast nationally by CBS. Ferguson was the featured entertainer at 26 April 2008 White House Correspondents’ Association dinner in Washington, DC. Ferguson co-presented the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama with Brooke Shields in 2008. British television comedy-drama Doc Martin was based on a character from Ferguson’s film Saving Grace – with Ferguson getting writing credits for 12 episodes.
Join or Die with Craig Ferguson Main article: Join or Die with Craig Ferguson On 18 February 2016, Ferguson began to host a historical talk show on History titled Join or Die with Craig Ferguson.
Craig Ferguson Show | The Late Show With Craig Ferguson | Craig Ferguson Last Show
He hosts an American late-night talk show hosted by Scottish American comedian Craig Ferguson. It was the third iteration of the Late Late Show franchise, airing starting from 2005 to 2014. It then followed the Late Show with David Letterman in the CBS late-night lineup, airing on weekdays in the U.S as from. 12:37 a.m. Taped in front of a live studio audience from Monday to Friday at CBS Television City in Los Angeles, California, is directly above the Bob Barker Studio (Studio 33), it was produced by David Letterman’s production company Worldwide Pants Incorporated and CBS Television Studios.
The Late Late Show franchise had previously been aired as The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder, then as The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn. During the transition of guest hosts following Craig Kilborn’s departure, Craig Ferguson hosted a series of shows in October and November, culminating in being announced on December 7 as the pick for new host 2004.
In January 3rd, 2005, After launching The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Ferguson achieved the highest ratings since the show’s inception in 1995. He as well emphasized his comedy in the majority of the episodes, he also addressed difficult subject matters, such as the deaths of his parents, his struggles with alcoholism, and commenting on national tragedies; and undertook serious interviews, such as one with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, of he which earned the show a 2009 Peabody Award.
Although he misses out a sidekick, comedian and voice actor Josh Robert Thompson joined the show in 2010 and also sidekick Geoff Peterson until the show’s finale. He announced that he got to end the show at the end of the year. The last episode aired in December he aired his last episode in, 2014. The Late Show later began a series of episodes with guest hosts new permanent host James Corden began his iteration of the franchise on March 23, 2015.
Craig Ferguson Fired
Ferguson announced that he would be “consciously uncoupling” from CBS come December, some Ferguson fans felt as though the decision was related to him being passed over as David Letterman’s Late Show successor, in favor of Stephen Colbert. But in an interview, he claims that there are multiple reasons for his exit from CBS none of which relate to him feeling as though he was dissed by the network.
“It wasn’t contentious,” Ferguson tells Variety of the upcoming split. “I was just like, ‘I feel like I’m done.’” In fact, Ferguson claims that he had begun working out the details of his CBS departure before Letterman even announced his own retirement earlier this month. “It’s an inevitable thing when David announced his retirement, people are going to say, ‘Oh he’s leaving because of that.’ No matter what I say or what I do, they’re gonna say that.”
The truth, Ferguson claims, is that “Ten years is a very long time in one job—for me. I wanted to leave the show before I stopped enjoying it. That was my goal. I didn’t want it to be a chore. . . . The whole idea is that show business should have some adventure to it, I think.” He even goes on saying that he never had his eye on inheriting Letterman’s Late Show, even though he had a clause in his contract stipulating that if he did not succeed Letterman, he would receive a sizable payout from CBS.
Craig Ferguson New Show
He is taking over the helm of a new talk show that has an intriguing feature no commercial breaks. That’s because the series is a commercial itself. U.S. TV viewers recall Ferguson from his tenure on CBS’ “Late Late Show,” where he set himself apart from the pack with a distinctly cerebral monologue. currently, he and his wife, Megan Ferguson, work their brains by seeking out thought leaders such as astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and molecular scientist Daisy Robinton to ask them questions about topics that often spur them into debate including sustainability, success, and other high profile issues.
They are doing it on behalf of Gant, the Swedish clothes retailer, and how the pair are going to inspires viewers to run out and pick up dress shirts or a sacker-ribbed polo sweater that remains to be seen. with the company’s chief marketing officer, however, Gant won’t achieve its goal by running traditional TV commercials
Craig Ferguson Desmond Tutu
In 2009 turmoil engulfed late-night television in, but Craig Ferguson held his ground and raised the bar. In his fourth year being on The Late Late Show, the comedian perfected his offbeat take on the talk-show genre, proving that one of the silliest hours on television could also be one of the smartest.
In the 4th episode, the centerpiece of which was a lengthy interview with Archbishop Desmond Tutu. After spending his monologue on a detailed, incisive, often humorous recap of South African history, Ferguson turns the floor over to Tutu, letting the Nobel Peace Prize winner’s words unfold as an oral history of his life, his country, and his continent.
He converses with Tutu effortlessly, showing his natural curiosity and reverence for his subject. Between the many laugh lines, they talked about forgiveness, and meditate on the nature of good and evil itself. Ferguson has claimed that his conversation with Tutu changed his life, and it has likely impacted many others. As the host himself might note, it’s a great day for America: The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson receives a Peabody Award.
Craig Ferguson Movies
- How to Train Your Dragon
- Saving Grace 2000
- Brave 2012
- The Big Tease 1999
- How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden
- How to Train Your Dragon 2
- Winnie the Pooh 2011
- I’ll Be There 2003
- Niagara Motel
- Born Romantic
- Lemony Snicket’s A Series of
- DreamWorks Holiday Classics Dragons:
Gift of the Night Fury
- The Hero of Color City
- Modern Vampires 1998
- Life Without Dick
- Lenny the Wonder Dog
- Dreamworks How to Train Your Dragon
- Legends Book of Dragons
- Chain of Fools 2000
- Duck Duck Goose 2018
- The Soul Keeper
- Craig Ferguson legend of the
- Big Top Scooby-Doo!
- The King of 7B
- Vampire Bats 2005
- Dreamworks How to Train Your Dragon
- Postman Pat: The Movie
- One Life Stand 2000
- Trust Me 2007
- Terkel in Trouble
- Square Roots: The Story of SpongeBob
- The Trouble With Terkel
- Nicholas Was
Craig Ferguson TV Shows
- Doc Martin
- Celebrity Name Game
- Mini Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
- The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
- Join or Die with Craig Ferguson
- I Love the ’90s (U.S. TV series)
- Maybe This Time
- The Drew Carey Show
- The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder
- Winnie the Pooh: Extras
- The Ferguson Theory
- Couple Thinkers
- Winnie the Pooh: Extras
Craig Ferguson Books
- Riding the Elephant: A Memoir of Altercations, Humiliations, Hallucinations, and Observations
- Debt, Defaults, Disinflation, and Demographics: How to Navigate the End of the Post GFC Equity Bull Market Cycle and Survive and Prosper During the Coming Meltdown In 2016-17
- Pure Eyes, Clean Heart: A Couple’s Journey to Freedom from Pornography
- I’m Here to Help
- I’ll Go to T’foot of Our Stage: The Story of Yorkshire Pop Music
- American on Purpose
- DVD Book Of Leeds
- Between the Bridge and the River
Craig Ferguson Quotes
- I dropped out of high school when I was 16 after I had a huge argument with my English teacher over the meaning of the word ’existentialism.’
- I don’t know now if I’m funny. I just keep talking and hope that I hit something that’s funny.
- Why do people do things that they fear? It may be that the fear contains information. Something can be interesting if you get to the other side of that fear.
- I think I’m just someone that just tries to get by. I’m kind of – if it was during the Second World War, I’d be a black marketeer, I think.
- I’ve started looking at my own father a bit funny. He assures me, though, that I really am the son of a Scottish postman.
- I realized women and humor were linked very closely.
- If Scotland and America go to war, I’m afraid I’ve already sworn in.