Who Is Roy Lee Ferrell? Father of Will Ferrell

by Mela Sun Jul 16 2023 Updated On Tue Jul 25 2023
Who Is Roy Lee Ferrell? Father of Will Ferrell

Roy Lee Ferrell is an American keyboardist and saxophonist.

He is best known for being the father of Will Ferrell, a famous American actor and comedian.

Marriage And Children

Roy was married to Betty Kay Overman. She was born on October 9, 1964. She was a school teacher. 

Their marriage took place on 28th October 1964, but they got divorce in 1975

The couple has two kids together, Will Ferrell and Patrick Ferrell

Will is the famous one in the family. Now Roy Lee is living happily by being the grandfather of his grandsons.

Roy Lee Ferrell's ex-wife and their son.
Roy Lee Ferrell's ex-wife and their son. Source: People

About His Career

Roy was born on August 26, 1941, in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. Roy Lee is still in good health while being in his eighties. 

His most significant achievement is his long-standing relationship with “The Righteous Brothers.” 

The Righteous Brothers were formed in 1967. It has been there since 1967, more than 27 years.

Roy Lee was first seen in an ancient club playing piano for the first time. After that, he went to the West Coast to pursue his music career. 

When he was in California, he began performing with Dick Dale and the Del-Tones, a surf band.

He has performed with many bands over these two decades. He also did a movie called “Muscle Beach Party” in 1964

Later he stopped performing with the band to take care of his children. 

Then, in 1978, he returned to the music industry and made a new album called “Hard Times.” 

It was a country music album, and songs were written by people like Doc Pomus, Shel Silverstein, Mort Shuman, Jack Clement, and more. 

In the same year, he also released some songs, like “CrossBar Hotel,” “This Magic Moment,” and “Good Time Girl.”


Roy's birthday was on August 26 in North California in 1941. He is 81 years old as of 2023

Net Worth

As a comedian, Will Ferrell's net worth is about $160 Million.

About Son's Married Life

Will is married to his wife, Viveca Paulin, a Swedish actress. The couple first met in 1995

Later the couple got married in 2000. They have been together since then. 

Their two-decade marriage is still going strong. Will’s wife, Viveca, was born in Sweden and raised in Boston

She has a degree of BA in art history from Pomona College. The couple first met in 1995 while they were studying acting. 

Later they dated for a while and decided to stay just friends. But their friendship didn't last, and they dated afterward. 

The couple got married in August

The couple has three kids together named Magnus Ferrell, the oldest; Mattias Ferrell; and Axel Ferrell, the youngest. 

Will Ferrell with his family.
Will Ferrell with his family. Source: Just Jared

Will Revealed The Truth Behind His Guest Appearance On CBS Drama

In an interview with James Corden, Will, and James discussed the time they worked together, like writing a funny sketch for SNL and being in the movie “Bewitched.” 

And they also discuss Ferrell’s guest appearance on a CBS drama named “The Guardian.” 

In the show, Ferrell played a character named Phil Weston, and he was supposed to become a regular cast member, but then he didn’t get credited for his role. 

Despite not getting the credit, Ferrell says he is still interested in working with CBS again. 

Will is a very humble person, which shows clearly.

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