Chris Farley was the original Shrek


The Chris Farley Show: A Biography in Three Acts, the brilliant comedian’s biography is set to be released on May 6. There’s a certain gentlemen’s magazine (name withheld in deference to the parents of the kids who read my books. Hint – the girls next door love it.) that has an excellent article on the book and Farley this month. The section about Shrek is the most interesting. All indications are that his performance was powerful and vulnerable and would have given us a much different take on Shrek. I don’t know about you, but I would love to hear those recordings. If the Farley family wants to raise real money for The Chris Farley Foundation they should work with the studio to release an audio box set of Farley’s Shrek recordings. That would be huge. No disrespect to Mike Myers, but I would really like to hear Farley’s interpretation of the big green ogre.

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5 thoughts on “Chris Farley was the original Shrek

  1. I agree on releasing the Farley/Shrek recordings in some way. In fact I found this site googling for some answers on the hope that maybe that would be in the works some how. I’d even think it would be cool if they animated a few segments with his voice and put them on some super 20th ANV DVD or something. I really hope some how, some way we get to hear some of those. It’s such a bummer that stuff like that exists or existed and we never got to see or in this case hear it. Like the Back to the Future Eric Stoltz Footage or the Harvey Keitel Apocalypse Now, The original ending to the Shining, The 4 Hour Cut of the Breakfast Club. When LORD When!???

  2. It’s a real surprise that Hollywood hasn’t released some of this stuff. After all, they are all about money, and one would think that releasing the things you mentioned would generate some serious cash.

  3. I would love to hear the orignal sherk (Chris Farley) voice over, growing up in the late 80″s and 90’s Farley was the biggest comic star for me. He was a true real figure in my life.

  4. Died much to early. Funny, funny guy.

  5. chris Farely was and is my favorite actor i learned he was the original voice of shrek because i watched benchwarmers and his youngest brother is in it and Kevin farley was in american carol. I would love to hear these recorings.

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