David Spade, Christina Applegate, Dan Aykroyd, Lorne Michaels, Mike Myers, Adam Sandler, Molly Shannon and more reflect on the comedian’s life and legacy in I Am Chris Farley.

Posted by BuzzFeed Entertainment on Monday, June 29, 2015

Chris Farley was a comedic genius, who, as many, left us far to early. Farley debuted on Saturday Night Live in 1990 as a relatively unknown, brass, heavy-set comic. As a member of "the bad boys of SNL", along with Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, and David Spade, he became a household name in his 5-year stay at SNL.

During his time on SNL, Farley had roles in the comedy films Wayne's World, Coneheads, Airheads, and uncredited in Billy Madison. After Farley and most of his fellow cast members were released from their contracts at Saturday Night Live following the 1994–1995 season, Chris began focusing on his film career. His first two major films co-starred his fellow SNL colleague and close friend David Spade. Together, the duo made the films Tommy Boy and Black Sheep. These were a success at the domestic box office, earning around $32 million each and gaining a large cult following on home video.



Farley left us all to soon, with a lot left unfinished, both literally and figuratively. After his death on December 18, 1997, his final completed films,
Almost Heroes and
Dirty Work, were released posthumously. He had been cast as the voice of Shrek, and had finished recording about 80-90% of the character's dialogue, but died just before recording was finished.

Directed by Derik Murray, the upcoming documentary, I Am Chris Farley includes interviews with “SNL” co-stars Adam Sandler, David Spade, and Molly Shannon as well as the show's creator Lorne Michaels.