David Spade Biography

Birthday: 1964-07-22
Place of Birth: Birmingham, Michigan USA
Height: 5' 4½" (1.64 m)
Wiki Biography: Comic brat extraordinaire David Spade was born on July 22, 1964, in Birmingham, Michigan, the youngest of three brothers. 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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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Just Shoot Me! Dennis Finch - 1998 Comedy
Just Shoot Me Dennis Finch 1997 - 2003 Comedy
Grown Ups Marcus Higgins 1999 - 2000 Comedy
Sammy James Blake / ... 2000 - 2000
8 Simple Rules C.J. Barnes 2002
Showbiz Show With David Spade 2005 Comedy
The Showbiz Show with David Spade 2005 Comedy
Grownups Marcus Higgins 2006 - Comedy
Carpet Bros Raymond Davies Allen 2008 Comedy
Perception Monica 2012 Crime
Fameless Himself - Host 2015 Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Lost and Found Dylan Ramsey 1979
Light Sleeper 1992 Crime, Drama
PCU Rand McPherson 1994
Tommy Boy 1995
Lost & Found Dylan Ramsey 1996
Black Sheep Steve Dodds 1996 Comedy
8 Heads in a Duffel Bag Ernie 1997 Comedy, Crime
The Rugrats Movie 1998 0, 0, Drama
Senseless Scott Thorpe 1998 Comedy, Romance
The Emperor's New Groove Kuzko 2000 0, Drama, 0, 0
Joe Dirt Joe Dirt 2001 Adventure, Comedy, Mystery
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star Dickie Roberts 2003
Kronk's New Groove Emperor Kuzco 2005 0, Drama
The Benchwarmers Richie 2006
Grown Ups Marcus Higgins 2010 Comedy
Hotel Transylvania 2012 Drama, 0, 0
Floquet de Neu Jenga 2013 Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Grown Ups 2 Marcus Higgins 2013
The Ridiculous 6 General Custer 2015 Comedy