Date of Birth : May 17th 1962
cottish comedian, actor, writer and talk show host which earned him an Emmy nomination in 2006 for CBS’s The Late Late Show, Ferguson’s experience in entertainment began as a drummer in a little-known punk band called The Bastards from Hell. The band, later known as Dreamboys, performed regularly in Glasgow in 1980-1982.
In December 2004, it was announced that Ferguson would be the successor to Craig Kilborn on CBS’s The Late Late Show. His first show as the regular host aired on 4 January 2005. The Late Late Show averaged 2.0 million viewers in its 2007 season, compared with 2.5 million for Late Night with Conan O’Brien.
In October 2005, Ferguson greatly played up his small role as “Fisherman #1” in the CBS made-for-TV movie Vampire Bats. Ferguson, and his single line of dialogue, became a running joke on the show. CBS even ran advertisements for his appearance in the upcoming movie, also greatly emphasising Ferguson’s largely unimportant role. He even went as far as to have “Fisherman #2”, Mitch Braswell, as a guest on the show (who mentioned how Ferguson had taken the “#1” role from him).