David Spade Biography

David Spade is an American actor and television personality. This biography offers detailed information about his childhood, career, life, trivia and timeline.

David Spade
Quick Facts

Birthday: July 22, 1964

Nationality: American

Famous: Saturday Night Live Cast Actors

Age: 54 Years, 54 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Cancer

Also Known As: David Wayne Spade

Born in: Birmingham

Famous as: Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Writer, Television Personality

Height: 5'7" (170 cm), 5'7" Males

Family:

father: Wayne M. Spade

mother: Judith M. Spade

siblings: Andy Spade, Bryan Spade

children: Harper Spade

U.S. State: Michigan

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education: Arizona State University, Sahuaro High School, Scottsdale Community College, Saguaro High School

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David Wayne Spade is an American actor, comedian, and television personality. He became popular in the 1990s as a cast member on Saturday Night Live in which he created character sketches, parodied celebrities and movie-stars and contributed material for Dana Carvey to perform. During this stint on the SNL, he became a close friend of Chris Farley and acted in a couple of commercially successful films with him. Next, he played the central character in movies, which however was not successful. Then the sitcom ‘Just Shoot Me’ happened which ran for seven seasons and his portrayal of Finch earned him Golden Globe nominations. He went on to host award shows and also lent his voice to several animation characters. He was also part of the cast of Eight Simple Rules and Rules of Engagement. He hosted this own show on Comedy Central called, The Showbiz Show with David Spade, which was designed o be similar to his “Hollywood Minute" segment on SNL. His nasal high pitched voice and his use of cutting and sarcastic one liners and his sometimes childish stage personality have become his trademarks.

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David Spade
Childhood & Early Life
  • Spade was born on July 22, 1964 in Birmingham, Michigan, to Judith J., a writer and magazine editor, and Wayne M. Spade, a sales representative. His brothers are Bryan and Andy Spade.
  • When he was four, the Spade family moved to Scottsdale, Arizona. He attended Saguaro High School and Scottsdale Community College, before transferring to Arizona State University and graduated with a business degree in 1986.
  • He was also a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and performed standup at the university's long-running sketch comedy show, Farce Side Comedy Hour, on numerous occasions.
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Career
  • With the help of friend and fellow comedian, Dennis Miller, Spade joined Saturday Night Live in 1990 as a regular cast member and writer. He got noticed for his impersonation of celebrities.
  • His sketches of a flight attendant who says a seemingly unpleasant Buh-Bye to disembarking passengers, a receptionist for Dick Clark and the sarcastic "Hollywood Minute" reporter were all super-hits.
  • He stayed with SNK till 1996 and wrote materials which were used by Dana Carvey to perform on the show. He has occasionally returned to the show to host episodes.
  • Tommy Boy, a 1995 road comedy, starred him with former SNL cast mates and close friend Chris Farley. It is about a socially and emotionally immature man who learns about friendship and self-worth.
  • He starred with Farley in Black Sheep, a 1996 comedy film.
  • He played the title character of Joe Dirt in the 2001 adventure comedy film alongside Dennis Miller and Christopher Walken. The film was a moderate commercial success but received negative reception from critics.
  • Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, a 2003 comedy film starred him opposite Mary McCormack. He portrayed a child actor who fell into obscurity as an adult, and who attempts to revive his career
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  • From 2002 to 2006, he regularly appeared in commercials for Capital One portraying an employee of a fictional rival company whose policy toward honoring credit card rewards (and almost everything else) is "always no."
  • In 2004, he joined the cast of 8 Simple Rules, following the death of the sitcom's star, John Ritter. He portrays the role of C.J. Barnes, the wayward nephew of Cate.
  • Rule of Engagement, a sitcom that ran on CBS from 2007 to 2013 had the actor playing Russell Dunbar, a shallow, womanizing single friend of the main characters.
  • He provides the voice for Spyro's dragonfly companion, Sparx for The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning, the sixth installment of the platform game series Spyro the Dragon.
  • In Grown Ups 2, a 2013 buddy comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan and produced by Adam Sandler, he starred with Sandler and Kevin James. He has also starred in the earlier Grown Ups.
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Major Works
  • Just Shoot Me! is an American television sitcom that aired for seven seasons on NBC from 1997 to 2003. David Spade was cast as smart-mouthed assistant Dennis Finch with the fictional fashion magazine Blush.
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  • ‘The Showbiz Show with David Spade’ was a weekly television program on Comedy Central between 2005 and 2007. It was a comedic parody of celebrity news programs such as Entertainment Tonight and Access Hollywood.
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Awards & Achievements
  • In 1996, Spade won the MTV Movie Award in the Best On–Screen Duo for the movie Tommy Boy. He shared the award with his fellow co-star and good friend Chris Farley.
  • He was twice nominated for the Golden Globe Awards for the Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a TV Series, for Just Shoot Me in 1999 and the following year.
  • He was honored with Star On the Walk of Fame in the Motion Picture category in 2003 at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard. The stars are permanent public monuments to achievement in the entertainment industry.
  • He has the dubious distinction of winning in 2012 the Razzie Award in the Worst Supporting Actress category for his role as Monica in the comedy film, Jack and Jill.
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Personal Life & Legacy
  • David Spade has never been married. He was, however, in a relationship with Playboy Playmate Jillian Grace and has a daughter named Harper with Grace - the paternity was confirmed in 2008.
  • In 2005, he donated $100,000 to the police department in his hometown of Phoenix, as part of a program designed to provide patrol officers with rifles, which would enable them to buy 50 semi-automatic rifles
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Trivia
  • Born on the same day as actor/comedian John Leguizamo, this stand-up comedian also shares birthday with the following celebrities including Alex Trebek, Willem Dafoe and Danny Glover.
  • This comedian- actor is very sensitive to light and says of his condition: "I have to wear a hat even indoors and flashes in particular freak me out.
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1. Tommy Boy (1995)

  (Adventure, Comedy)

2. The Emperor's New Groove (2000)

  (Family, Fantasy, Comedy, Adventure, Animation)


3. Hotel Transylvania (2012)

  (Fantasy, Comedy, Family, Animation)

4. Grandma's Boy (2006)

  (Comedy)



5. Light Sleeper (1992)

  (Drama, Crime)

6. Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996)

  (Music, Animation, Comedy, Adventure, Crime)




7. Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)

  (Animation, Fantasy, Family, Comedy)

8. Entourage (2015)

  (Comedy)





Awards

MTV Movie & TV Awards
1996 Best On-Screen Duo Tommy Boy (1995)

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