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Spade in 2010
|Birth name||David Wayne Spade|
|Born||July 22, 1964|
Birmingham, Michigan, U.S.
|Medium||Stand-up, television, film|
|Alma mater||Arizona State University|
|Genres||Sketch comedy, observational comedy, blue comedy, slapstick, sarcasm, self-deprecation|
|Relative(s)|| Andy Spade (brother)|
Kate Spade (sister-in-law; deceased)
David Wayne Spade (born July 22, 1964)is an American actor, stand-up comedian, writer, and television personality. He rose to fame in the 1990s as a cast member on Saturday Night Live , then began a successful acting career in both film and television. He also starred or co-starred in the films Tommy Boy , Black Sheep , Joe Dirt , Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser , Grown Ups , and Grown Ups 2 , among others.
Saturday Night Live (SNL) is an American late-night live television variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol. The show premiered on NBC on October 11, 1975, under the original title NBC's Saturday Night. The show's comedy sketches, which often parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying cast of repertory and newer cast members. Each episode is hosted by a celebrity guest, who usually delivers the opening monologue and performs in sketches with the cast as with featured performances by a musical guest. An episode normally begins with a cold open sketch that ends with someone breaking character and proclaiming, "Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!", properly beginning the show.
Tommy Boy is a 1995 American road comedy film directed by Peter Segal, written by Bonnie and Terry Turner, produced by Lorne Michaels, and starring former Saturday Night Live castmates and close friends Chris Farley and David Spade. This was the first of many movies that Peter Segal has filmed with former SNL castmates. The film was shot primarily in Toronto and Los Angeles under the working title "Rocky Road". It tells the story of a socially and emotionally immature man (Farley) who learns lessons about friendship and self-worth following the sudden death of his industrialist father. The film did well commercially, but received mixed reviews from critics. However, since its release, Tommy Boy has become a cult classic due to being very successful on home video.
Black Sheep is a 1996 comedy film directed by Penelope Spheeris, written by Fred Wolf and starring Chris Farley and David Spade. The film portrays a political contest in which a candidate for Governor of Washington deals with unwanted, incompetent, and publicly embarrassing help from his brother. The film also stars Tim Matheson, Christine Ebersole, and Gary Busey. Chris Owen and Wolf have cameo appearances, and Farley's real-life brothers Kevin and John appear as two security guards at an MTV Rock the Vote concert. It was the second collaboration between Farley and Spade, as well as the duo's second film with Paramount Pictures, following the 1995 film Tommy Boy. The film grossed $32.3 million during its U.S. theatrical run.
He has been part of an ensemble cast of two long-running sitcoms: Just Shoot Me! (1997–2003) and Rules of Engagement (2007–2013). Additionally, he starred as C. J. Barnes in the sitcom 8 Simple Rules (2004–2005). For his role in Just Shoot Me!, he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and two Golden Globes. In animation, he voiced Kuzco in the 2000 film The Emperor's New Groove and its direct-to-video sequel, Kronk's New Groove , the red panda Aliur in Snowflake, the White Gorilla and Griffin the Invisible Man in the Hotel Transylvania film series.
Just Shoot Me! is an American television sitcom that aired on NBC from March 4, 1997, to August 16, 2003, with a total of 148 half-hour episodes spanning seven seasons. The show was created by Steven Levitan, the show's executive producer. The show follows the staff at the fictional fashion magazine Blush.
Rules of Engagement is an American sitcom that ran on CBS from February 5, 2007, to May 20, 2013, originally airing as a mid-season replacement. The series was produced by Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Productions in association with CBS Television Studios and Sony Pictures Television.
8 Simple Rules is an American sitcom comedy television show, originally starring John Ritter and Katey Sagal as middle-class parents Paul and Cate Hennessy raising their three children. Kaley Cuoco, Amy Davidson, and Martin Spanjers co-starred as their teenage kids; Bridget, Kerry, and Rory Hennessy. The series ran on ABC from September 17, 2002 to April 15, 2005. The first season focused on Paul being left in charge of the kids after Cate takes a full-time job as a nurse, with comedic emphasis on his often strict rules concerning his daughters and dating. The series' name and premise were derived from the book 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter by W. Bruce Cameron.
Spade's comedic style, in both his stand-up material and acting roles, relies heavily on sarcasmand self-deprecation.
Sarcasm is "a sharp, bitter, or cutting expression or remark; a bitter gibe or taunt". Sarcasm may employ ambivalence, although sarcasm is not necessarily ironic. Most noticeable in spoken word, sarcasm is mainly distinguished by the inflection with which it is spoken and is largely context-dependent.
Spade was born in Birmingham, Michigan, to Judith J. (née Meek), a writer and magazine editor, and Wayne M. Spade, a sales representative.His brothers are Bryan and Andy Spade. The latter is an entrepreneur who, together with his sister-in-law Kate Spade, co-founded the designer brand Kate Spade New York.
Birmingham is a city in Oakland County on the north side of the Detroit Metro in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is located in the Woodward Corridor, between Royal Oak and Bloomfield Hills. As of the 2010 census, the population was 20,103.
Andrew Spade is an American entrepreneur. He founded the fashion brand Kate Spade New York with his wife, Kate Spade, as well as the design company Partners & Spade.
Katherine Noel Valentine Brosnahan, known professionally as Kate Spade and Kate Valentine, was an American fashion designer and businesswoman. She was the founder and former co-owner of the designer brand Kate Spade New York.
Spade and his family moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, when David was four years old.His parents divorced soon thereafter, and he and his brothers were raised for the most part by their mother, in relative poverty.
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, part of the Greater Phoenix Area. Named Scottsdale in 1894 after its founder Winfield Scott, a retired U.S. Army chaplain, the city was incorporated in 1951 with a population of 2,000. The 2015 population of the city was estimated to be 236,839 according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The New York Times described downtown Scottsdale as "a desert version of Miami's South Beach" and as having "plenty of late night partying and a buzzing hotel scene." Its slogan is "The West's Most Western Town."
Spade attended Saguaro High School and later Scottsdale Community College, before transferring to Arizona State University where he graduated with a business degree in 1986. [ citation needed ]He also was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Spade performed standup at the university's long-running sketch comedy show, Farce Side Comedy Hour, on numerous occasions. In the mid-80s he also did stand-up in the Monday night comedy show at Greasy Tony's Pizza in Tempe, Arizona.
Saguaro High School is a former A+ and Blue Ribbon Schools Program certified high school in the Scottsdale Unified School District in Scottsdale, Arizona. Saguaro was opened in 1966.
Scottsdale Community College, is located on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community in Scottsdale, a suburb/rural area of Phoenix, Arizona. Scottsdale Community College is a two-year college located on the eastern boundary of the city of Scottsdale, Arizona, on 160 acres of land belonging to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. The lease was taken out in 1970 and will expire in 2069. The school is part of the Maricopa County Community College District.
Arizona State University is a public metropolitan research university on five campuses across the Phoenix metropolitan area, and four regional learning centers throughout Arizona.
With the help of friend and fellow comedian Dennis Miller, he joined Saturday Night Live in 1990. Spade started as a writer and eventually moved up to cast member. While there, he became known for his brand of sarcasm, and his characters in a number of sketches were hits. Some of them include a flight attendant for "Total Bastard Airlines" who bids a dismissive "Buh-Bye" to each passenger upon disembarking; a receptionist for Dick Clark who, as a matter of policy, asks people indiscriminately, "And you are?"; and the sarcastic "Hollywood Minute" reporter who puts celebrities down by means of one-liners. Other characters include Christy Henderson from the Gap Girls and Karl from the Karl's Video sketches. He also did impressions of various celebrities, including Brad Pitt and Michael J. Fox. According to interviews with Spade, most of the material that he wrote early in his time at SNL was given to Dana Carvey to perform on the show. Due to his relatively low work rate, he was in danger of being fired as a performer, until the "Hollywood Minute" segment secured his position.
The most infamous moment of "Hollywood Minute" occurred in 1996 when a picture appeared on-screen of Eddie Murphy, himself a former Saturday Night Live cast member and Spade exclaimed, "Look, children, it's a falling star. Make a wish!", referring to Murphy's lack of box office success at the time, most recently with the film Vampire in Brooklyn . The crack led to audience boos and made Murphy angry at both Spade and SNL for several years afterward.Spade later reported that he received an angry phone call from Murphy, who said if he hadn't saved Saturday Night Live in the early 1980s, Spade wouldn't have his job.
Though most of the cast left in 1995, Spade stayed the following year to help in the transition with the new cast. He then quit in 1996 citing "burnout" as the reason. Said Spade, "When I leave, it will be to ease the pressure, not to be a movie star. You can't stay there forever – it kills you inside. It ages you in dog years. It's a tough place." He returned to host an episode in 1998 and another in 2005.
Spade's film career was successful. He appeared with fellow Saturday Night Live cast member and friend Chris Farley in two buddy comedy films, Tommy Boy (1995) and Black Sheep (1996). The two were planning a third film together when Farley died of a drug overdose in 1997 at the age of 33. When Spade declined to attend Farley's funeral, rumors abounded that there was a falling out between the two. Spade admitted that their friendship had been under some tension partly because of Farley's drug problem, but stated that the reason he did not attend the funeral had nothing to do with any of that, and was simply because he could not handle it emotionally.
Although he received several offers to star in his own TV shows, he turned them down and joined the ensemble cast of Steven Levitan's office sitcom Just Shoot Me!, opposite Laura San Giacomo and George Segal, which ran for seven seasons from 1997 to 2003. He played a sarcastic receptionist, Dennis Finch.
While appearing on Just Shoot Me, Spade had his first solo starring role as the title character in the 2001 film Joe Dirt , which was a modest box office success. The film was co-written by Spade and Fred Wolf.
Spade starred again in the 2003 film Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star , again co-written by Spade and Wolf. It was the first of many films in which Spade has appeared that were produced by another Saturday Night Live castmate, Adam Sandler. Most notable among these are the films Grown Ups (2010) and Grown Ups 2 (2013), both of which included Spade and Sandler among the lead roles, and both of which were major box office hits.
Spade hosted both the Teen Choice Awards and SpikeTV's Video Game Awards in 2003. He voiced characters on several episodes of Beavis and Butt-head and produced his own TV series Sammy in 2000. From 2002 to 2006, Spade regularly appeared in commercials for Capital One (with Nate Torrence) where he played the employee of a fictional rival company whose policy toward honoring credit card rewards (and just about 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, for the show's third and final season.
He hosted the Comedy Central TV show The Showbiz Show with David Spade for three seasons, from September 2005 to October 2007. On the show, Spade made fun of Hollywood and celebrities in a manner similar to his old "Hollywood Minute" segment on SNL.
Spade was one of the voice talents for the 2006 video game The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning . He provided the voice of Spyro's dragonfly companion, Sparx.
From 2007 to 2013, Spade starred as Russell Dunbar in the ensemble CBS sitcom Rules of Engagement .
In 2010, he worked with TBS on a pilot for an animated series based on Joe Dirt, but it was eventually dropped.
In 2014, Spade had a guest role on an episode of ABC sitcom The Goldbergs (on which George Segal has a major role as "Pops", the protagonist's grandfather). The end credits featured an interaction between Pops and Spade's character.
Spade received an Emmy nominationand two Golden Globe nominations for his role as Dennis Finch on Just Shoot Me!.
On September 5, 2003, Spade received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Spade has dated numerous actresses and celebrities, including Heather Locklear, Julie Bowen, Teri Hatcher, and Naya Rivera,with E! News calling him "a bachelor-era George Clooney of the comedy world". He and Playboy Playmate Jillian Grace have a daughter together.
In December 2005, Spade donated $100,000 to the police department of Phoenix, which provided firearms for the officers.Spade also donated $200,000 for the Oklahoma tornado relief program on May 20, 2013, $100,000 toward the ALS ice bucket challenge in 2014, and $100,000 to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) in June 2018 after the suicide of his sister-in-law Kate Spade, a fashion designer.
Spade resides in Beverly Hills, California.In June 2017, his house was burglarized.
|1987||Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol||Kyle|
|1992||Light Sleeper||Theological Cokehead|
|1994||Reality Bites||The "Wienerschnitzel" Manager||Uncredited Cameo|
|1995||Tommy Boy||Richard Hayden||MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo|
|1996||Black Sheep||Steven "Steve" Dodds|
|1996||A Very Brady Sequel||Sergio|
|1997||8 Heads in a Duffel Bag||Ernest "Ernie" Lipscomb|
|1998||The Rugrats Movie||Ranger Franklin (voice)|
|1999||Lost & Found||Dylan Ramsey||Also writer|
|2000||Loser||Video Store Clerk||Uncredited Cameo|
|2000||The Emperor's New Groove||Emperor Kuzco (voice)||Nominated – Kid's Choice Award|
|2001||Joe Dirt||Joseph "Joe" Dirt||Also writer|
|2003||Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star||Dickie Roberts||Also writer|
|2005||Racing Stripes||Scuzz (voice)|
|2005||Lil' Pimp||Principal Nixon (voice)|
|2005||Kronk's New Groove||Emperor Kuzco (voice)|
|2006||The Benchwarmers||Richie Goodman||Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Best Choice Chemistry|
|2007||I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry||Transvestite Groupie||Cameo|
|2010||Grown Ups||Marcus Higgins|
|2011||Jack & Jill||Monica||Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actress|
|2012||Hotel Transylvania||Griffin the Invisible Man (voice)|
|2013||Jungle Master||Boss Cain (voice)|
|2013||Snowflake, the White Gorilla||Jenga (voice)||English dub|
|2013||Grown Ups 2||Marcus Higgins|
|2015||Space Breakout||Xanor (voice)|
|2015||Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser||Joseph "Joe" Dirt||Also writer and producer|
|2015||I Am Chris Farley||Himself||Documentary|
|2015||Hotel Transylvania 2||Griffin the Invisible Man (voice)|
|2015||The Ridiculous 6||General Custer|
|2016||The Do-Over||Charlie McMillian|
|2017||Mad Families||Johnny Jon-John||Also writer|
|2018||Hotel Transylvania 3||Griffin the Invisible Man (voice)|
|2018||Father of the Year||Wayne|
|1988||The Facts of Life||Scott||Episode: "Big Apple Blues"|
|1989||Baywatch||B. J.||Episode: "Second Wave"|
|1990||ALF||Larry Slotkin||Episode: "Make 'em Laugh"|
|1990||Monsters||Teddy||Episode: "Small Blessings"|
|1990||Born to Be Mild||Stage Assistant||Uncredited|
|1990–1996||Saturday Night Live||Various roles||70 episodes; also writer|
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (1990–1993)
|1992, 1998||The Larry Sanders Show||Himself||2 episodes|
|1994||Beavis and Butt-Head||Mr. Manners / Mr. Candy / Ticket Attendant (voices)||3 episodes|
|1997–2003||Just Shoot Me!||Dennis Finch||149 episodes|
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (1999)
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film (1999–2000)
Nominated – American Comedy Award for Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series (1999)
|1998||Saturday Night Live||Himself (host)||Episode: "David Spade/Eagle-Eye Cherry"|
|1998||David Spade: Take the Hit||Himself||Stand-up special|
|2000||Sammy||Sammy Blake / James Blake (voices)||13 episodes|
|2002||Greg the Bunny||Himself||Episode: "Welcome to Sweetknuckle Junction"|
|2003||2003 Spike Video Game Awards||Himself (host)||Television special|
|2004||Father of the Pride||Tommy the Coyote (voice)||Episode: "Road Trip"|
|2004–2005||8 Simple Rules||C. J. Barnes||39 episodes|
|2005||Saturday Night Live||Himself (host)||Episode: "David Spade/Jack Johnson"|
|2005–2007||The Showbiz Show with David Spade||Himself (host)||39 episodes; also writer and executive producer|
|2007–2013||Rules of Engagement||Russell Dunbar||100 episodes|
Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor: Comedy
|2009||Curb Your Enthusiasm||Himself||Episode: The Reunion|
|2011||Entourage||Himself||Episode: "The Big Bang"|
|2012||Hot in Cleveland||Christopher||Episode: "Blow Outs"|
|2014||The Spoils of Babylon||Talc Munson||2 episodes|
|2014||David Spade: My Fake Problems||Himself||Stand-up special|
|2014||The Goldbergs||Gus||Episode: "Love is a Mixtape"|
|2015||Real Rob||Himself||Episode: "VIP Treatment"|
|2016||Inside Amy Schumer||Showrunner||Episode: "Welcome to the Gun Show"|
|2016||Roadies||Harris DeSoto||4 episodes|
|2016||Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe||Himself (Roast master)||Television special|
|2017–2018||Love||Steven Hopkins||4 episodes|
|2017||Jimmy Kimmel Live!||Himself/Guest Host||1 episode|
|2017||Lady Dynamite||Himself||Episode: "Kids Have to Dance"|
|2017||The Mayor||Ed Gunt||Recurring role; 7 episodes|
|2000||The Emperor's New Groove||Kuzco (archive footage)|
|2006||The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning||Sparx|
|2018||Gucci Flip Flops||Bhad Bhabie|
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