He’s frequently seen courtside at NBA and NHL games. He was on the pitch during an MLS championship celebration. He starred in a “mockumentary” on HBO in 2015 after he played nine positions for 10 baseball teams in a single day during spring training in Arizona.
He’s taken his love of sports to the big screen, portraying a NASCAR driver, a figure skater and basketball player in the movies.
Up next, Will Ferrell is reportedly going to be a golfer in a new sitcom.
According to a report by Deadline, the “series revolves around a professional golfer who becomes the face of a controversial new league competing with the PGA.”
Hmmm, sounds a lot like PGA Tour vs. LIV Golf.
Ferrell, who broke on the scene on Saturday Night Live, has primarily made movies, with sports-themed hits such as Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Blades of Glory and Semi-Pro.
Since his days on SNL, Ferrell’s only significant TV role was on the Apple TV+ streaming service in a show called The Shrink Next Door.
His new scripted golf comedy does not yet have a name or a release date.
In real life, Ferrell has been active in the Cancer For Colleges Classy Golf Classic, a charity which awards college scholarships to children fighting cancer. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports the charity was founded by Ferrell’s USC fraternity brother Craig Pollard. In 2022, a Florida man paid $57,000 to play with Ferrell in the charity event.