Peter Farrelly

Director, Screenwriter, Producer
As the reigning kings of gross-out comedy, the Farrelly Brothers spent their careers writing and directing outlandish comedies that often pushed the boundaries of taste, while producing big laughs and huge box office ... Read more »
Born: 12/17/1956 in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Writer (18)

Dumb and Dumber To 2014 (Movie)

(from characters) (Source Material)

Dumb and Dumber To 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Three Stooges 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Hall Pass 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Heartbreak Kid 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd 2003 (Movie)

(from characters) (Source Material)

Net Worth 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Stuck on You 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Stuck on You 2003 (Movie)

(Story By)

Shallow Hal 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Me, Myself and Irene 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Outside Providence 1999 (Movie)

("Outside Providence") (Source Material (from novel))

Outside Providence 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

There's Something About Mary 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Kingpin 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Dumb & Dumber 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Our Planet Tonight 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Writer

Paul Reiser: Out on a Whim (TV Show)

Writer
Producer (15)

Dumb and Dumber To 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Movie 43 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Three Stooges 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Hall Pass 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

National Lampoon's Bag Boy 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Unhitched 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Ringer 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

Stuck on You 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

Osmosis Jones 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

Say It Isn't So 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

Shallow Hal 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

Me, Myself and Irene 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

Outside Providence 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

There's Something About Mary 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Lost Son of Havana (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Director (13)

Dumb and Dumber To 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Movie 43 2013 (Movie)

("The Catch/Truth or Dare/The Pitch") (Director)

The Three Stooges 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Hall Pass 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

The Heartbreak Kid 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

Fever Pitch 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

Stuck on You 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

Osmosis Jones 2001 (Movie)

live-action director (Director)

Shallow Hal 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Me, Myself and Irene 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

There's Something About Mary 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Kingpin 1996 (Movie)

co-director (Director)

Dumb & Dumber 1994 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (8)

Project Greenlight 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Reel Comedy: Stuck on You 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Three Stooges' 75th Anniversary Special 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Reel Comedy: Shallow Hal 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Reel Comedy: Say It Isn't So 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Canned Ham: Me, Myself & Irene 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Say You'll Be Mine 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Clear History (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

As the reigning kings of gross-out comedy, the Farrelly Brothers spent their careers writing and directing outlandish comedies that often pushed the boundaries of taste, while producing big laughs and huge box office. After receiving their start writing for the small screen, the Farrellys emerged with their first comedy feature, "Dumb and Dumber" (1994), which rode the coattails of star Jim Carrey to become one of their biggest box office hits. Following the funnier, but underperforming "Kingpin" (1996), they crossed the romantic comedy with their trademark gross-out humor for "There's Something About Mary" (1998), a non-stop laugh that was also a huge hit both home and abroad. But after "Mary," the Farrelly Brothers lost a bit of steam with a rather underwhelming reunion with Carrey for "Me, Myself and Irene" (2001), while failing to earn many laughs with the uncharacteristically unfunny "Shallow Hal" (2002). After the decidedly better "Stuck on You" (2003), the Farrelly Brothers delivered an unusually heartwarming romantic comedy with "Fever Pitch" (2005), which proved that the two had greater depth than previously thought. Though they were wide of the mark with the disappointing Ben Stiller comedy "The Heartbreak Kid" (2007), the legendary Farrelly Brothers nonetheless were able to illicit big laughs from the most uncomfortable of places.

Relationships

Bobby Farrelly Screenplay

Brother
Born June 17, 1958; writing, producing and directing partner Brothers made directorial debut with "Dumb & Dumber" (1994)

Robert Farrelly

Father
Played Hot Dog Stud in "There's Something About Mary" (1998), directed by sons

Robert Farrelly

Son
Born c. 1998; mother, Melinda Kocsis

Apple Farrelly

Daughter

Mariann Farrelly Actor

Mother
Appeared in "Kingpin" (1996) and "There's Something About Mary" (1998)

Cindy Farrelly Gesner

Sister
Appeared in brothers' films including "Kingpin" (1996) and "Shallow Hal" (2001)

Zen Gesner Actor

Brother-In-Law
Appeared in "Dumb and Dumber" (1994), "Kingpin" (1996) and "There's Something About Mary" (1998)

Melinda Kocsis Actor

Wife
Together as a couple since 1992 Married Dec. 31, 1996 in Santa Barbara, CA Had small roles in husband's films including "Kingpin" (1996) and "Shallow Hal" (2001)

EDUCATION

Providence College

Providence , Rhode Island 1979

Kent School

Kent , Connecticut
Farrelly got the idea for his book Outside Providence, while attending the boarding school in northwestern Connecticut

Columbia University

New York , New York 1987

Milestones

2012

Co-directed big screen remake of "The Three Stooges" with brother; also co-wrote screenplay with Mike Cerrone and Bobby

2011

Co-directed and co-wrote the comedy "Hall Pass" with brother Bobby

2007

Co-directed with brother Bobby a remake of "The Heartbreak Kid," again starring Ben Stiller; also co-wrote

2005

Co-directed "Fever Pitch," based on a novel by Nick Hornby about British football adapted into a comedy about love and the Boston Red Sox

2003

Directed Greg Kinnear and Matt Damon as conjoined twins in "Stuck on You"; also produced and wrote

2001

Produced, directed and wrote with brother Bobby "Shallow Hal," which starred Gwyneth Paltrow and Jack Black

2001

Worked again with brother Bobby in the animated film "Osmosis Jones"

2000

Produced, directed and scripted (sharing all responsibilities with brother) "Me, Myself and Irene"; re-teamed with Jim Carrey

1999

Produced (with brother Bobby) "Outside Providence," based on his 1988 novel; adapted screenplay with brother and film's director Michael Corrente

1998

Appeared in Brad Kane's feature directing debut "Say You'll Be Mine"

1998

Made summer hit "There's Something About Mary," starring Ben Stiller ; executive produced and co-directed with brother Bobby

1996

With brother Bobby, co-directed the feature comedy "Kingpin"; also co-wrote

1994

Made feature directorial debut with "Dumb and Dumber"; co-scripted with Yellin and brother; film starred Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels

1992

With brother Bobby, wrote two episodes for the NBC sitcom "Seinfeld"

1988

Published first novel, Outside Providence

1987

First writing credit (with Jerry and David Zucker and Yellin, among others), the NBC TV special "Our Planet Tonight"

1985

Moved to Los Angeles and began writing screenplays with Bennett Yellin; younger brother Bobby later joined the process

1979

Worked as salesman for U.S. Lines, Inc. in Boston

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