Chris Farley, actor and comedia, he was born on February 15, 1964, in Madison, Wisconsin. Chris juggled his increasing popularity on SNL with his first feature film role, Tommy Boy. Chris Farley was discovered by Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels. On December 18, 1997, Chris Farley was found dead in his Chicago apartment after an extreme binge of substance use and party-hopping. Christopher Crosby Farley Biography and Profile.