Chevy Chase is a famous American comedian, film and TV actor, and writer. He became a household name after making his television debut on ‘Saturday Night Live’ (SNL). However, his big debut did not turn him into a celebrity, though he became quite popular after appearing in SNL. Among several roles that he played on television and films, his portrayal of ‘Irwin M. Fletcher’ in the ‘Fletch’ film series and his role in the ‘National Lampoon’ film series are considered his best work. However, his failures and obtuse decisions while selecting roles have overshadowed his comic brilliance. Chase has a great passion for music, a fact not known to many. He played the drums for a few years with different college and church bands. Like many other struggling actors, Chase had initially taken up many odd jobs to support himself before realizing his passion for comedy and films. Even after facing many career setbacks, he made effective comebacks. He continues to work enthusiastically, playing a variety of roles in both films and TV series. His impeccable comic timing and illustrious career makes him a noteworthy comedian. Over the years, he has managed to inspire younger talents like Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell. He has received three ‘Primetime Emmy Awards’ for his work in television.