Listen to Chris Farley Voice 'Shrek' in 1997: "A Humble, Bumbling Innocent Guy"
Footage of the late actor, who was originally cast to play the Dreamworks animated character, has surfaced online.
Here's your chance to meet Shrek, as voiced by Chris Farley.
Footage of the late actor voicing the Dreamworks character surfaced online and circulated via Reddit after Yahoo interviewed his brother, Kevin Farley, who appears in and executive-produced the new documentary I Am Chris Farley.
The Saturday Night Live star was originally cast as the title in the 2001 animated film, and had recorded the majority of his lines before he died of a drug overdose in 1997. Afterward, the main character was retooled with Mike Myers, who gave him a Scottish accent.
"Originally, the Shrek character was a little bit more like Chris, like a humble, bumbling innocent guy," said Kevin, who attributes the recasting to Dreamworks' franchise plans. “The studio needed to do what they needed to do. It was a bad time, bad timing … a tragedy. Mike did a great job with Shrek. He knocked it out of the park.”
I Am Chris Farley airs on Aug. 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Spike.
Watch the video below.