Craig Ferguson is a Scottish-American actor, author, comedian, and television host. He is best known for hosting the CBS late-night talk show The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson from 2005–14, what more do you know about him?
In this article, we explore the life and journey of Craig Ferguson by looking at his biography, career trajectory, educational background, and how much money he has made over the years.
Craig Ferguson biography
Craig Ferguson was born on 17th May 1962.
He is best known for hosting the CBS late-night talk show The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005–14), for which he won a Peabody Award in 2009 for his interview with South African archbishop Desmond Tutu that year.
He also hosted the syndicated game show Celebrity Name Game (2014–17), for which he won two Daytime Emmy Awards, and Join or Die with Craig Ferguson (2016) on History.
In 2017 he released a six-episode web show with his wife, Megan Wallace Cunningham, titled Couple Thinkers.
After starting his career in the UK with music, comedy, and theatre, Ferguson moved to the U.S., where he appeared in the role of Nigel Wick on the ABC sitcom The Drew Carey Show (1996–2004).
Ferguson has written three books: Between the Bridge and the River, a novel; American on Purpose, a memoir; and Riding the Elephant: A Memoir of Altercations, Humiliations, Hallucinations & Observations.
He holds both British and American citizenship.
Since 2021, Ferguson has hosted the American game show The Hustler on the ABC television network.
Craig Ferguson early life
Ferguson was born in Stobhill Hospital in the Springburn district of Glasgow, to Robert and Janet Ferguson on 17 May 1962.
When he was 6 months old, he and his family moved from their Springburn flat to a Development Corporation house in the nearby New Town of Cumbernauld, where he grew up “chubby and bullied”.
They lived there as Cumbernauld was rehousing many Glaswegians away from the poor housing conditions and damage to the city from World War II.
His first visit to the United States was in 1975, when he was 13, to visit an uncle who lived on Long Island, near New York City.
When he moved to New York City in 1983, he worked in construction in Harlem.
Ferguson later became a bouncer at the nightclub Save the Robots before returning to Scotland.
Craig Ferguson educational background
Ferguson attended Muirfield Primary School and Cumbernauld High School.
At age 16, Ferguson left high school and began an apprenticeship to be an electronics technician at a local factory of American company Burroughs Corporation.
Craig Ferguson career
Craig Ferguson’s career has taken him around from the UK to the USA. His career began in the UK before he moved abroad to the USA.
Ferguson’s experience in entertainment began as a teenager as a drummer for Glasgow punk bands such as the Night Creatures and Exposure.
Shortly afterward, he had a brief stint as a drummer for the post-punk band Ana Hausen, who released a single for Human Records in 1981.
Ferguson moved to Los Angeles in November 1994, after his soon-to-be agent Rick Siegel saw Ferguson during the Edinburgh Festival and suggested that he come to America.
His first US role was as baker Logan McDonough on the short-lived 1995 ABC comedy Maybe This Time, which starred Betty White and Marie Osmond.
Craig Ferguson’s American citizenship
Ferguson became an official U.S. citizen in February 2008.
He broadcast the taking of his citizenship test as well as his swearing-in ceremony on an episode of “The Late Late Show.” After growing bored of Hollywood life, he returned to Scotland in 2019 and resides in Glasgow’s leafy West End.
Is Craig Ferguson married?
Craig has been married three times. His first marriage was to Anne Hogarth (1983-1986).
From his second marriage to Sascha Corwin he had a son, Milo, born in 2001.
On December 21, 2008, Ferguson married art dealer Megan Wallace-Cunningham.
The couple welcomed their son, Liam James, into the world on January 31, 2011.
What is Craig Ferguson net worth
Craig is estimated to be worth $30 Million.
As a comedian, actor, writer, author, director, producer, and voice actor, Craig Ferguson has various opportunities to make money and all of these have contributed to his net worth of around $30 Million.