Before Chris Farley’s untimely death in 1997, he did the voice for the titular lovable ogre in Shrek. “He did 99% of the film and then passed away,” Kevin Farley, Chris’s brother, told Yahoo. “Originally, the Shrek character was a little bit more like Chris — a humble, bumbling, innocent guy.” Some lost footage has resurfaced through Reddit featuring Farley and Eddie Murphy doing the voice work over storyboarded images. There’s renewed interest in the late comic because a documentary about him, I Am Chris Farley, is in select theaters now and airs on Spike August 10, and is available on VOD the next day.
Chris Farley. Photo: Ron Galella, Ltd/Getty Images