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David Spade

Comic brat extraordinaire David Spade was born on July 22, 1964, in Birmingham, Michigan, the youngest of three brothers. He is the son of Judith J. (Meek), a writer and editor, and Wayne M. Spade, a sales rep, and is of German, English, Irish, and Scottish descent. Raised in both Scottsdale (from age four) and Casa Grande, Arizona, he graduated with a degree in business from Arizona State University in 1986. A natural prankster most of his life, Spade was pushed immediately into stand-up comedy by friends and appeared in nightclubs and college campuses all over the country.A casting agent saw his routine at "The Improv" in Los Angeles and offered him a mischievous role in the film Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987). In 1990, the diminutive, flaxen-haired comedian finally hit the big time as a regular cast member and writer on Saturday Night Live (1975). Slow at first in gaining acceptance on the show, his razor-sharp sarcasm eventually caught on by his second season, when he played a number of smart-aleck characters in a variety of sketches, including a highly disinterested airline steward who bids each passenger adieu with a very sardonic "buh-bye" and an irritating receptionist for Dick Clark Productions who greets each huge celebrity with an unknowing "And you are . . . ?" A master of the putdown, Spade's "Hollywood Minute" reporter also took cynical advantage of tabloid-worthy stars. Spade impersonated such luminaries as Michael J. Fox, Kurt Cobain and Tom Petty during his tenure.Following his SNL departure after six years, he spun off into a slapstick movie career, most noticeably as the scrawny, taciturn foil to SNL's wild and crazy big boy Chris Farley in Tommy Boy (1995) and Black Sheep (1996). The teaming of this unlikely but funny pair ended with Farley's death from a 1997 drug overdose. Since then, Spade has appeared in his own lukewarm vehicles, including Joe Dirt (2001) and Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003). More recently he teamed with former SNL member Rob Schneider on the film The Benchwarmers (2006). Television has been more accepting over the years, with Spade earning an Emmy nomination as the droll, skirt-chasing secretary Dennis Finch on Just Shoot Me! (1997) and filling in after the untimely death of John Ritter on ABC's 8 Simple Rules (2002) as Katey Sagal's unprincipled nephew.More recently he was the star of the Comedy Central show The Showbiz Show with David Spade (2005) in 2005 wherein he more or less resurrected his obnoxious, razor-tongued gossipmonger from the old "Hollywood Minute" put-down segment on SNL, as well as co-starring in the adult-oriented ensemble sitcom Rules of Engagement (2007).

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Jul 22, 1964 In Birmingham, Michigan, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Saturday Night Live 1975-10-11
Latest Project:
Series The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014-02-17

Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 11 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Just Shoot Me!
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2014-02-17
The Spoils of Babylon Talc Munson 2 episodes, 2014 2014-01-09
The Goldbergs Unknown 2013-09-24
@midnight Unknown 2013-10-21
Brand X with Russell Brand Unknown 2012-06-28
Ridiculousness Unknown 2011-08-29
Hot in Cleveland Unknown 2010-06-16
Funny or Die Presents... Unknown 2010-02-19
Rules of Engagement Russell Dunbar / ... 100 episodes, 2007-2013 2007-02-03
Chelsea Lately Unknown 2007-07-01
Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Unknown 2006-11-04
The Girls Next Door Unknown 2005-08-07
Father of the Pride Unknown 2004
Entourage Unknown 2004-07-18
Greg the Bunny Unknown 2002-03-27
8 Simple Rules C.J. Barnes / ... 38 episodes, 2004-2005 2002-09-17
Curb Your Enthusiasm Unknown 2000-10-15
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Just Shoot Me! Dennis Finch 149 episodes, 1997-2003 1997
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Beavis and Butt-Head Unknown 1993-03-08
The Larry Sanders Show Unknown 1992-08-15
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Baywatch Unknown 1989-09-22
Monsters Unknown 1988-10-22
ALF Larry Slotkin 1 episode, 1990 1986-09-22
The Facts of Life Unknown 1979-08-24
Saturday Night Live Various / ... 115 episodes, 1990-2010 1975-10-11