Chris Farley, famed actor and comedian, blew onto the comedy scene as one of the “Bad Boys of SNL”in 1989. On Saturday Night Live, he starred alongside David Spade, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock and Rob Schneider. He was best known for his self-depreciating humor and physical comedy like his idol John Belushi. Bringing many of the characters he developed while touring with The Second City, it was on ‘SNL’ that his career really began to take off; from Matt Foley, to the Gap Girls, to Lunch Lady, Farley's keen sense of physical comedy could not be matched. One of SNL’s memorable Farley moments was his Chippendale dancer sketch alongside guest host Patrick Swayze.
When his contract with SNL ended in 1995, Chris began working in films, making both "Black Sheep" and "Tommy Boy" with friend, and SNL'castmate David Spade. This provided a platform for his first solo outing in Beverly Hills Ninja (1997), which ended up topping U.S. charts. Unfortunately, Farley's promising career was cut short with his sudden death in December of 1997 -- but his legacy of being one of the most popular comedians in the world lives on.
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