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Farley at the June 2009 premiere for The Proposal
Kevin Peter Farley|
June 8, 1965
Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, production designer, singer, dancer, composer, stand-up comic|
Tom Farley, Sr.|
Mary Anne Farley
Chris Farley (brother)|
Tom Farley (brother)
John P. Farley (brother)
Barbara Farley (sister)
Farley was born in Madison, Wisconsin, the son of Mary Anne (née Crosby), a homemaker, and Thomas Farley, who owned an oil company, Scotch Oil. He is the younger brother of Chris Farley and older brother of actor John P. Farley. Like his brother Chris, Kevin Farley attended and graduated from Marquette University.
Farley is best known for portraying "Doug Linus" in the fictional boy band 2ge+her. The Farley brothers do routines together and receive roles from many of Chris Farley's Saturday Night Live castmates, such as David Spade and Adam Sandler, credited in Tommy Boy and Black Sheep as Bouncer, then in Beverly Hills Ninja as Police. He also appeared in The Waterboy and in Dirty Work as an employee of a cinema.
In 2005, Farley appeared in the Lifehouse video for the band's single "Blind". He portrayed a neglectful father who brings different women home, where he lives with his daughter, played by Tina Majorino.
Farley appeared on the HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm as an exterminator in the episode "The Rat Dog". Farley was also in a Dairy Queen commercial advertising the Kit-Kat Blizzard, commercials for Hertz Rent-A-Car, and portrayed Felix the limo driver on Disney's That's So Raven. He also starred in the parody movie An American Carol with Kelsey Grammer and Jon Voight in 2008. Farley appeared on The View (September 30, 2008) to promote the movie.
In 2007, Farley was featured in the web serial Two Guys Drinking at a Bar.
Farley appeared at the 2008 Republican National Convention, and during an interview with 97.1 FM Talk's Jamie Allman he identified his politics as mostly conservative.
On May 9, 2013, Farley was a featured guest for Sirius/XM radio on the Jason Ellis Show.
In 2013, Farley directed Paranormal Movie, a spoof film of Paranormal Activity. He also co-stars in the film alongside Carly Craig, Nicky Whelan, William Katt, Tom Sizemore, Maria Menounos, his brother John P. Farley, Kevin Sorbo, Quinton Aaron, Deep Roy, and Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts. The same year, he also starred in an episode of Rules of Engagement.
In 2015, Farley appeared in the documentary I Am Chris Farley alongside his brother John and many other stars such as Adam Sandler and Dan Aykroyd which documented the life of his brother Chris Farley. He also filmed independent film Crowning Jules in South Bend, Indiana. In 2015, Farley, along with Jaleel White & Pauly Shore, have appeared on the series Hawaii Five-0 in the Season 5 episode "Hoʻamoano" "Chasing Yesterday" on April 24, 2015.
In 2016, he made a guest appearance as 'Turkey' in the It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia episode "The Gang Hits the Slopes." He also made a guest appearance as the NRA card-carrying, gun-toting protester, 'Eric,' in the Superstore episode, "Guns, Pills and Birds."
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