Facts of Craig Ferguson
|Full Name||Craig Ferguson|
|Other Name||Bing Hitler|
|Profession||Comedian, Actor, And TV Host|
|Birth City||Springburn, Glasgow|
|Father Name||Robert Ferguson|
|Mother Name||Janet Ferguson|
|Spouse||Megan Wallace Cunningham|
|Relation With||Sascha Corwin and Anne Hogarth|
|No Of Children||2|
|Awards||Daytime Emmy Award|
|Filmography||Modern Vampires,Brave,How To Train Your Dragon 2,Duck Duck Goose|
|Education||Cumbernauld High School|
|Date of Birth||May 17,1962|
|Married Date||December 28,2008|
Who Is Craig Ferguson?
Widely popular as the host of the CBS talk shows The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Craig is a Scottish-American host, comedian, author, and actor. He rose to prominence as Mr. Wick from The Drew Carey Show.
He also hosted the game show Celebrity Name Game and won two Daytime Emmy Awards. Ferguson is also well-known for hosting Join or Die with Craig Ferguson and Live with Regis & Kelly. Craig’s notable film works are Modern Vampires, Brave, How To Train Your Dragon 2, and Duck Duck Goose.
Craig Ferguson's Short Biography
Craig Ferguson was born on 17th May 1962 in Springburn, Glasgow, Scotland to Robert Ferguson and Jamet Ferguson. He holds dual nationality Scottish and American and has White Caucasian ethnic background.
Craig enrolled at Muirfield Primary School and Cumbernauld High School. However, he left high school at the age of sixteen and began an apprenticeship to be an electronics technician.
Did You Know? He became an American citizen on 1st February 2008 after he seeks honorary citizenship from every state in the US during 2007 using The Late Late Show as a forum.
Know About The Net Worth Of Craig Ferguson
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Craig Ferguson currently enjoys an estimated net worth of $30 million as of Sept 2019. As per sources, his salary is reported to be at around $8.5 million.
He earns his massive wealth from his successful versatile career as a comedian, talk show host, actor, and author.
Craig’s Short Career
The Scotland born TV host began his career as a drummer in a rock band called Exposure. He then joined the punk band, The Bastards from Hell which was later renamed to Dreamboys.
After doing few minor jobs, he began hosting Friday at the Dome for Channel 4 in 1991. The following year, he was given his own BBC Scotland show, 2000 Not Out.
In 1994, Craig moved to Los Angeles to pursue his further career. His first role after coming to the US was baker Logan McDonough on the 1995 ABC comedy Maybe This Time opposite Betty White and Marie Osmond.
His breakthrough role came in the 1995 American sitcom The Drew Carey Show as Mr. Wick. He appeared in the show from 1995 to 2003 opposite Diedrich Bader, Ryan Stiles, Kathy Kinner, and Christa Miller. Although Craig left the show in 2003, he kept recurring his role on the series for the last two seasons.
Interesting Facts: Craig Ferguson wrote and starred in three films titled The Big Tease, Saving Grace, and I’ll Be There.
Since the late 2000s, Craig has been touring the USA and Canada with a comedy show. His two stand-up television special titled DVD: A Wee Bit o’ Revolution and Does The Need to Be Said? was released in 2009 and 2011 respectively.
Craig’s third comedy special titled I’m Here to Help was released in 2013 via Netflix. The show peaked at no.6 on the US Billboard top comedy albums with positive reviews (4 out 5 stars on Netflix).
The show was nominated for Best Comedy Album in 2014 Grammy Award. Likewise, he was awarded the Peter Ustinov Comedy Award by the Banff World Media Festival on 11 June 2013.
The Late Late Show
Craig was announced as the host of The Late Late Show on December 2004 and his first show was aired on 3 January 2005. The show gained 2.0 million viewers in its 2007 season in comparison to Late Night with Conan O’Brien with 2.5 million views.
By the end of 2009, Craig’s show topped Jimmy Fallon’s show with 1.8 rating/6 shares. On 28 April 2014, he announced his departure from the show by the end of June 2014. However, his contract was extended for six more months to provide him a more graceful exit.
Craig received $5 million as a part of his contract after he was not selected as the replacement for David Letterman’s Late Show.
Moreover, Ferguson’s notable TV series work credits are The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Show with David Letterman, Rachael Ray, The Howard Stern Show, The Dennis Miller Show, and Live with Regis & Kelly.
Craig Ferguson’s Assets Details- His House, Cars & Lifestyle
The multi-millionaire host resides in his million-dollar mansion in Malibu. The talk show host purchased his Oceanfront Malibu house for $5.6 million back in 2014.
Craig recently listed his 6,800 square feet Hollywood Hills villa with 7 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms for $6 million (later lowered to $5.199 million) in 2019. The house stands 4,000 square feet with 3-4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms.
He is seen riding around expensive cars Audi worth of $39,200. Besides, details on his tax payment and insurance policy are not revealed.
The Late Late Show is a very social and philanthropic person. He takes time out from his busy schedules to take part in several charitable events working for different non-profit organizations.
He supports the following Charities:
- Comic Relief
- Global Fund
- Save the Children
- Voice For The Animals Foundations
Ferguson’s Social Media Profile
The 57-year-old comedian is followed by 2.78 million on Twitter, however, is not active on Instagram and Facebook.
The official Instagram account for The Craig Ferguson Show has over 28.4k followers on their account. The account is run by his management team.
Who Is Craig Ferguson Married To?
Ferguson is currently married to Megan Wallace Cunningham. The couple tied the knot on 21st December 2008 in Chester, Vermont. Together they share a son named Liam James (b. on 31st January 2011).
Previously, he was married twice in his lifetime. Craig’s first marriage was with Anne Hogarth on 20th October 1983. The duo was together three years until 1986.
He then tied the knot to his second wife Sascha Corwin on 18th July 1998. The pair shared a son named Milo Hamish Ferguson (b. in 2001). Although their exact divorce date is not disclosed, their divorce was finalized in 2004.
How Tall Is Craig Ferguson?
The Scottish-American comedian is 6 feet 1 inch (187 cm) tall in height.