Roy Lee Ferrell Musical Career, Personal Life, & More Roy Lee Ferrell Musical Career, Personal Life, & More

Roy Lee Ferrell Musical Career, Personal Life, & More

Roy Lee Ferrell is a musician in Hollywood. He is also the father of American Actor and Comedian Will Ferrell and Patrick Ferrell. Let’s read further about Roy, his life, his children, and many more.

Roy Lee’s life

Roy Lee was born on 26 August 1941 in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, the United States. He is a musician by profession. He is the child of Roy Lee Ferrel and Ruth Rebecca Trueblood. He has attended the University of Southern California, California, the United States.

He is married to Batty Kay Overman, who was a teacher in Oct 1964. Unfortunately, they divorced each other in 1975. They together have two children named Patrick and Will.

Roy started his career by playing music at an old nightclub. He then moved to California to pursue his passion for music. In California, he started performing for the band Dick Dale and Del-Tones. In 1964, he appeared in William Asher’s comedy film Muscle Beach Party. In the 1960s, he was made known to Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield of the Righteous Brothers. He toured with them for almost 20 years and then stopped playing for bands to take care of his children.

Roy’s Notable Songs

Following are the list of Roy’s notable songs:

  1. Goodbye Cowboy for the movie Talladega Nights.
  2. Ramblin’ Man released in 1978.

Roy’s Older Son Will

His son Will was born on 16 July 1967 in Irvine, California, the United States. He was born to Roy and Roy’s ex-wife Batty. His mother was an elementary school teacher at Santa Ana College. He attended Cloverdale Elementary School. He then attended Rancho San Joaquin Middle School in Irvine. He later attended South California University with a degree in Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).

Before becoming an actor, he was a stand-up comedian. He then joined Groundlings. In Groundlings, he and fellow member Chris Kattan created a character named Batty Brothers. In 1995, he started getting small roles in T.V. series like Grace Under Fire and Living Single and films “A Bucket of Blood”.

He joined Saturday Night Live in 1995 and left it in 2002. During Saturday Night Live, he appeared in many films like A Night at Roxbury, Superstar, The Ladies Man, Dick, and Drowning Mona. He also starred in the movie Step Brothers with Actor John C. Reilly. Recently, he was seen in the movie Downhill directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash.

His Son Will’s Personal Life

Roy’s son married Swedish Actress Viveca Paulin in 2000. They have been dating since 1995. They together have three children named Magnus Paulin Ferrell, Mattias Paulin Ferrell, and Axel Paulin Ferrell. They both are happily married and live in Orange County, California, and New York City.

Ferrel is a supporter of the Democratic Party and has done canvassing for them in 2018 in the state of Georgia. He also supported Barack Obama in the 2012 Presidential Elections.

Roy’s Younger Son Patrick

Roy’s younger son Patrick was born on 19 May 1970 in the USA. He is an actor and a producer in Hollywood. He is well known for his movies Erf, The Other Guys, and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. He has attended the University of Southern California. Besides being an actor and a producer, he is a musician also.


Roy is the proud father of both his children. He has an enormous hand in their success and they both have followed his path of career. His life has been successful which made him help his children be successful in life.