Craig Ferguson bio, Career, Early life, Personal life, Net worth, Facts
Who is Craig Ferguson?
Craig Ferguson, best known as the host of the award-winning show 'Craig Ferguson's Late Late Show, is not only a television host but also a stand-up comedian, actor, director, writer, producer and voice artist. He is a Scottish-American citizen. A versatile personality, he wrote and starred in three films in addition to hosting a very popular show, and published two books. He started his career as a drummer in a rock band in entertainment but soon realized that comedy was his real passion.
In the Early life of Craig Ferguson
Craig Ferguson was born on May 17, 1962, in Springburn, Glasgow to Robert Ferguson and Janet Ferguson into an average British family. Although he was born in Springburn, the family later moved to Cumbernauld where he was raised in the aftermath of World War II as a result of the rehousing of UK citizens. He has three other siblings–one brother and two sisters. He attended Muirfield Primary School and Cumbernauld for his formal education, which was rather brief, but dropped out at the age of 16 for heavy drinking while training as an electronics technician. Then, before becoming a comedian and celebrity, Craig worked as a construction worker and bouncer.
In the career of Craig Ferguson
Fig: Craig Ferguson in Late Late show
He is known in the U.S. today as one of the best hosts of late-night television, but before moving to the U.S. to pursue an entertainment career, he first visited Long Island in 1975 when he was only 13. The entertainment career of Craig Ferguson started in the UK, especially in Glasgow. He became an Exposure drummer, a Glasgow rock band, and later a punk band called Hell's The Bastards. His comedy foray was inspired by Hell's lead singer The Bastards, who renamed himself Dreamboys, Peter Capaldi. He started performing at Glasgow clubs and small entertainment venues and then performed at the 1986 Edinburgh Festival where he was spotted by a man who later became his agent. Rick Siegel advised him to move to the U.S. Before making the move, however, Craig Ferguson made his debut in shows such as Red Dwarf,
Hogmanay Show, and 2000 Not Out on UK television.
Before moving to the US in 1994, he had considerable success on British television. In the US, where he eventually became famous, Ferguson started a show called Maybe This Time for the first time. He had a chance to appear alongside icons like Betty White and Marie Osmond, although the show was short-lived. He was later cast on The Drew Carey Show as Mr. Mick and spent seven years playing the role. The role was the role of breakout he needed to get off the ground his US career. His other projects include joining or dying with Craig Ferguson in 2016, a radio show that started in 2017 called The Craig Ferguson Show. He is also an author who is scheduled to release two books with a third in 2019. He has been nominated for 11 awards so far in his career and has won four such awards, including a Peabody award and the Daytime Emmy Award.
How much is the net worth of Craig Ferguson?
Fig: Craig Ferguson lifestyle
It is currently estimated that Craig Ferguson is worth a total of $30 million, largely from his hosting career. As a scriptwriter and a touring comedian, he also made considerable money. In 2012, he made $12 million.
In the Personal Life of Craig Ferguson
Fig: Craig Ferguson with his wife Megan
Craig Ferguson was three times married. For reasons described as relationship issues, he divorced his first two wives. From 1983 to 1986 his first marriage was with Anne Hogarth and from 1998 to 2004 his second wife was Sascha Corwin. He married Megan Wallace Cunningham in his third marriage. In 2008, the couple got married. He has two sons, one of Sascha Corwin and one of Megan Wallace-Cunningham's marriages. Nothing suggests Craig Ferguson is gay so far. His history of relationships was completely heterosexual and he was married to three different women. Ferguson entered his third marriage while he was 46 in 2008. The marriage is still standing after a decade of counting. Ferguson is blessed with two sons. His first son, Milo Hamish Ferguson, was born in 2001 to his second wife, Sascha Ferguson. The second child Liam James Ferguson was born in January 2011 by his third wife.
Facts of Craig Ferguson
Ferguson launched The Craig Ferguson Show on February 27, 2017, a two-hour radio talk show on the Comedy Greats channel and Faction Talk on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. His last new show was broadcast on May 11, 2018.
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