Craig Ferguson - Biography

Last Modified: Sep 2, 2022

Craig Ferguson
Nick Name: Bing Hitler
Profession: TV host, Comedian, Author, Actor
Best Known For: The Craig Ferguson Show (TV show)
Salary: $8.5 million
Net Worth: $30 million

Personal Details

Born on : May 17, 1962 (age 61)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Craig Ferguson
Birth Place: Springburn, Glasgow, Scotland
Horoscope: Taurus
Father's Name: Robert Ferguson
Mother's Name: Janet Ferguson
Siblings: 3

Scott Ferguson (brother)
Janice Ferguson (older sister)
Lynn Ferguson Tweddle (younger sister)

High School: Muirfield Primary School , Cumbernauld High School
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Scottish, Irish)
Nationality: British, American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: December 21, 2008
Wife's Name: Megan Wallace-Cunningham

Anne Hogarth (20 Oct 1983- 1986)
Sascha Corwin (18 July 1998- 2004)

Children: 2

Milo Hamish Ferguson (son)
Liam James Ferguson (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.88 meter (6 feet 2 inch)
Weight: 89 kg (196.21 lb)
Hair Color: Light Brown/ Grey
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: US 10
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Craig Ferguson?

Craig Ferguson may have retired from The Craig Ferguson Show but is still unready to retire from Hollywood. Read more about him here!

Source: Pinterest (young Craig Ferguson on The Drew Carey Show)

Craig Ferguson Age, Parents, Siblings

Craig Ferguson was born on 17 May 1962 in Springburn, Glasgow, Scotland. His mother is Janet Ferguson and his father is Robert Ferguson. He is not the only child of his parents and his siblings too- one elder brother (Scott), one older sister (Janice), and one younger sister (Lynn Ferguson Tweddle). Lynn Ferguson Tweddle is also a successful comedian.

When Ferguson was around six months old, the family moved to a council house in Cumbernauld. This is where he was raised. Describing his childhood he remembers he was bullied and was a chubby young boy. In 1975, at the age of 13, he visited his uncle in Long Island, United States.

Education, Ethnicity

For his education, Ferguson attended Muirfield Primary School and later enrolled in Cumbernauld High School. But at the age of 16, he dropped out of school to be an apprentice of an electronics technician at a local factory of Burroughs Corporation.  

His ethnicity includes Scottish and Irish.

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Craig Ferguson Girlfriend, Wife, Divorce, Children

Ferguson was married to Anne Hogarth. They had tied the knot on 20 October 1983 and had lived in New York. But three years into the marriage, their relationship and marriage crumbled. Ferguson and Hogarth divorced in 1986.

Ferguson’s second marriage was to Sascha Corwin, founder, and proprietor of Los Angeles' Spy School. They tied the knot on 18 July 1998. Their son Milo Hamish Ferguson was born in 2001. Their relationship too crumbled and they divorced in 2004.

Craig Ferguson is currently married to Megan Wallace-Cunningham, an art dealer. After dating for some time, they tied the knot On 21 December 2008 in Chester, Vermont. The ceremony was a private one and was attended by close family and friends. Megan Wallace-Cunningham gave birth to their son Liam James Ferguson on 31 January 2011. They both are set to star in the YouTube series “Couple thinkers”.

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Source: NY Daily News (Craig Ferguson with wife Megan Wallace-Cunningham)

Craig Ferguson Career

Early career

In 1983, he moved to New York City to work in construction in Harlem. He had a slight change in his career when he took up the job as a bouncer at the nightclub called Save the Robots. Before he moved to the U.S.A, he had a wee bit of experience in entertainment. He was in the music band Exposure, The Bastards from Hell, and Dreamboys and regularly performed in Glasgow from 1980 to 1982.

His break came in 1986 at Edinburgh Festival Fringe where his creation "Bing Hitler", a character became a hit. Soon he was on the road to stardom and appeared in Red Dwarf, STV's Hogmanay Show, and One Foot in the Grave.

After a few years, he was chosen to be the host of the show The Craig Ferguson Show. The show’s pilot was broadcast in 1990. Two years later in 1992, his own series 2000 Not Out was broadcasted. In November 1994, he moved to Los Angeles and appeared on various shows such as Maybe This Time, The Drew Carey Show, The Big Tease, Saving Grace, I'll Be There.

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Films, TV Shows

His credits in acting in movies/films are- Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events,  Niagara Motel, Winnie the Pooh, Born Romantic, The Ugly Truth, Kick-Ass, How to Train Your Dragon, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Brave, among others.

In December 2004, it was announced Ferguson would succeed Craig Kilborn for CBS's The Late Late Show. He continued to host the show in late 2014. James Corden succeeded him as the new host for CBS. Over the years, he has also appeared in Maybe This Time, Hot in Cleveland, The Price is Right, Join or Die with Craig Ferguson (2016), 

Craig Ferguson’s albums include Live at the Tron (1986), Mental; Bing Hitler is Dead? (1988), A Big Stoatir (1990), Nobody But the Moon and Me (2008), I'm Here To Help (2013), Craig Ferguson: Tickle Fight (2017).

Source: youtube (Craig Ferguson leaves the show to successor James Corden)

As a writer

Ferguson is a writer as well. His first novel Between the Bridge and the River was published on 10 April 2006. He revealed in a 2006 interview that he would make the book a trilogy and the second series will be The Sphynx of the Mississippi.

Craig Ferguson’s memoir titled American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot was released on 22 September 2009. His other books are Riding the Elephant: A Memoir of Altercations, Humiliations, Hallucinations, and Observations. 

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Craig Ferguson Net Worth, Salary

The net worth and annual salary of Ferguson are estimated at around $30 million and $8.5 million respectively.

Craig Ferguson Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media sites Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Craig Ferguson is followed by over a million followers.

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