- Published his first novel, Outside Providence, in 1988.
- Wrote two episodes of Seinfeld in 1992.
- Has collaborated with brother and director Bobby Farrelly on most of his film projects.
- Is a board member of DeskSite, a digital-media company.
- Anna Farrelly — Niece
- Melinda Kocsis — Wife
- Mariann Farrelly — Mother
- Robert Leo Farrelly — Father
- Bobby Farrelly — Brother
- Jesse Farrelly — Nephew
- Cindy Farrelly Gesner — Sister
- Columbia University, New York, NY (MFA, 1986)
- Birth Place: Phoenixville, PA
- Birthday: December 17, 1956, Sagittarius
- Profession: Director, Screenwriter, Producer