Bobby Farrelly

Bobby Farrelly

Farrelly at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival
Born Robert Leo Farrelly, Jr.
(1958-06-17) June 17, 1958
Cumberland, Rhode Island
Residence Duxbury, Massachusetts[1]
Alma mater Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Occupation Film director, Producer
Known for There's Something About Mary, Dumb and Dumber

Robert "Bobby" Farrelly (born June 17, 1958) is an American film director, screenwriter and producer. He is one of the Farrelly brothers.

Life and career

Farrelly was raised in Cumberland, Rhode Island, the son of Mariann, a nurse practitioner, and Dr. Robert Leo Farrelly. [2] He is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he entered the school on a hockey scholarship.[3]

Bobby and his brother Peter Farrelly are known as The Farrelly brothers. They have written, directed and produced several comedy films including Dumb and Dumber, There's Something About Mary, Kingpin, Shallow Hal, Me, Myself & Irene and Stuck on You, as well as "Fever Pitch", & "The Lost Son of Havana ". They also conceived the Seinfeld episode "The Virgin" (4.10)

In 2014, Bobby & his brother, Peter, directed Dumb and Dumber To, the sequel to their smash hit Dumb and Dumber.

In 2016, Bobby directed two episodes of Season 10 of the Canadian cult mockumentary TV series Trailer Park Boys.

Personal life

Bobby has been married to his wife, Nancy, since 1990; they have two daughters and a son, who died in 2012, aged 20.


  1. Barubto, Dana, "Peter Farrelly announces ‘Dumb and Dumber’ sequel", The Patriot Ledger, Quincy, Massachusetts, April 3, 2012
  2. Bobby Farrelly Biography (1958?-)
  3. Tracey Leibach (September 2001). "Why is this man smiling?". Retrieved June 19, 2013.

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