John William Ferrell is an American actor, comedian, and producer. He first established himself in the mid-1990s as a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, where he performed from 1995 to 2002, and has subsequently starred in comedy films such as Elf, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Kicking & Screaming, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Semi-Pro, and Land of the Lost. He founded the comedy website Funny or Die in 2007 with his writing partner Adam McKay. Other notable film roles include The Other Guys, The Campaign, Get Hard, Holmes & Watson, and the animated films Curious George, Megamind and The Lego Movie film franchise. Ferrell is considered a member of the "Frat Pack", a generation of leading Hollywood comic actors who emerged in the late 1990s and the 2000s, including Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Steve Carell, Vince Vaughn, Paul Rudd, and brothers Owen and Luke Wilson.