Craig Ferguson was born on May 17, 1962. He was born in Glasgow in Springburn district in Stobhill Hospital. He was born to Robert and Janet Ferguson. He brought up in Cumbernauld. He is a Scottish- American. Ferguson is a Stand-up Comedian, Television Host, Actor, Writer, Director, Voice Artist and Producer. He did his primary schooling in Muirfield Primary School. He did high school in Cumbernauld High School. He left school at the age of 16 and became an electronic mechanic in Burroughs Corporation. When he was 13, he visited The United States for the first time. In 1983 he shifted to
New York and worked in Harlem in Constructions. Then he worked at a nightclub called Save the Robots as a Bouncer. Craig entertained as a drummer in the rock band Exposure and punk band Bastards From Hell.
Peter Capaldi was the lead vocalist of the band. He was the one who inspired Craig to attempt for comedy. He got introduced to Michael Boyd when he was working as a bartender in a local pub in Glasgow. He was the creative director of The Tron Theater in Glasgow. Boyd inspired him to try acting. Soon Craig created an effective stage character, Bing Hitler. In 1986 at the Edinburgh Film Festival it became a great hit. In 1988 he appeared in a television sitcom Red Dwarf. He mixed his Stand up acts and filmed sketches in ‘The Ferguson Theory’.
He hosted the show in 1993. In the same year, he appeared in Dirt Detective, a Scottish archaeological series. He appeared in Rocky Horror Show in 1991. In 1994 Ferguson shifted to Las Angeles. He starred in Maybe This Time as Baker Logan McDonough. It got aired on ABC, and it was his first American role. From 1996 to 2003 he appeared on The Drew Carey Show as Nigel Wick. It was a big leap forward in his career. He also starred, directed and wrote the movies The Big Tease, Saving Grace and I’ll Be There. At the Aspen, Dallas and Valencia Film Festivals he won the Audience Award for the Best Film. At the Napa Film Festival, he got titled Best New Director. He gave voice over in Hoe to Train Your Dragon 1 and 2, Brave and Winnie the Pooh.
Ferguson got appreciated for his acting in Lenny the Wonder Dog, Born Romantic,
The Ugly Truth, Niagara Motel, Kick-Ass, Chain of Fools. On June 11, 2013, Banff World Media Festival awarded him Peter Ustinov Comedy Award. Ferguson became the host of CBC’s The Late Late Show in 2005. The show was a great success, and it reached 1000 episodes on December 15, 2009. In 2010 he won the Peabody Award for that show. He hosted and appeared in many shows in television. He hosted Join or Die with Craig Ferguson in 2016. It is a historical talk show.
In April 2006 he wrote the novel Between the Bridge and the River. He wrote a memoir American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot. He first married Anne Hogarth. He lived with her from 1983 to 1986. He then married Sascha Corwin. They had a son Milo. Both these marriages ended in divorce. Finally, he married Megan Wallace, and they have a son Liam.