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David Wayne Spade (born July 22, 1964)[1] 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 and co-starred in the films Tommy Boy, Black Sheep, Joe Dirt, Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser, Grown Ups, and Grown Ups 2, among others. He has also been part of an ensemble cast of two long-running sitcoms: Just Shoot Me!
Just Shoot Me!
(1997–2003) and Rules of Engagement (2007–2013). He also starred as C. J. Barnes in the sitcom 8 Simple Rules (2004–2005). In animation, he voiced Kuzco
in the 2000 film The Emperor's New Groove and its direct-to-video sequel, Kronk's New Groove. His comedic style, in both his stand-up material and acting roles, relies heavily on sarcasm[2] and self-deprecation.[3]


1 Early life 2 Career 3 Awards and honors 4 Personal life 5 Filmography

5.1 Film 5.2 Television 5.3 Video games 5.4 Music videos

6 References 7 External links

Early life[edit] Spade was born in Birmingham, Michigan. He is the son of Judith J. (née Meek), a writer and magazine editor, and Wayne M. Spade, a sales representative.[1][4][5] His brothers are Bryan and Andy Spade;[6] Andy Spade is an entrepreneur who, together with his wife Kate Spade, co-founded the designer brand Kate Spade
Kate Spade
New York. Spade and his family moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, when David was four years old.[7] His parents divorced soon thereafter, and he and his brothers were raised for the most part by their mother, in relative poverty.[8] Spade attended Saguaro High School
Saguaro High School
and later Scottsdale Community College, before transferring to Arizona State University, where he earned his bachelor's degree in business in 1986.[9][10] He also was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
fraternity.[11] 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.[citation needed] Career[edit] With the help of friend and fellow comedian Dennis Miller, he joined Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live
in 1988. By 1990, Spade was a regular cast member as well as writer. While there, he became known for his brand of sarcasm, and his cheeky-chappy 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
Dick Clark
who, as a matter of policy, asks people indiscriminately, "And you are?"; and the sarcastic "Hollywood Minute" reporter who communicates with celebrities 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 upset at both Spade and SNL for years afterwards.[12] 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
Chris Farley
in two buddy comedy films, Tommy Boy
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 strained partly because of Farley's drug problem, but stated that the reason he did not attend the funeral was simply that he could not handle it emotionally.[13] 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
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
Saturday Night Live
castmate, Adam Sandler. Most notable among these are the films Grown Ups (2010) and Grown Ups 2
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
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.[14] 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.[15] 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.[16] In 2014, Spade had a guest role on an episode of ABC sitcom The Goldbergs (on which George Segal
George Segal
has a major role as "Pops", the protagonist's grandfather). The end credits featured an interaction between Pops and Spade's character.[17] In 2017, Spade announced a partnership with comedy YouTube
channel GarySwann Awards and honors[edit] Spade received an Emmy
nomination and two Golden Globe
Golden Globe
nominations for his role as Dennis Finch
Dennis Finch
on Just Shoot Me!. On September 5, 2003, Spade received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Personal life[edit] Spade has dated numerous actresses and celebrities, including Heather Locklear, Julie Bowen, Teri Hatcher, and Naya Rivera, [18][19] with E! News calling him "a bachelor-era George Clooney
George Clooney
of the comedy world."[20] He and Playboy Playmate
Playboy Playmate
Jillian Grace
Jillian Grace
have a daughter, Harper, born August 26, 2008.[21][22] Spade has become very sensitive to light. The combination of bright lights on-set and working under sunlight while filming Black Sheep caused permanent damage to his eyes and requires Spade to wear a hat, even indoors, and to dim the lights in the make-up trailers.[23] In December 2005, Spade donated $100,000 to the police department of Phoenix, which provided firearms for the officers.[24] Spade also donated $200,000 for the Oklahoma tornado relief program on May 20, 2013, and $100,000 toward the ALS ice bucket challenge
ALS ice bucket challenge
in 2014. Spade resides in Beverly Hills, California.[25] In June 2017, his house was burglarized.[25] Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1987 Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol Kyle

1992 Light Sleeper Theological Cokehead

1993 Coneheads Eli Turnbull

1994 Reality Bites The "Wienerschnitzel" Manager Uncredited

1994 PCU Rand McPherson

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 Senseless Scott Thorpe

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) Direct-to-DVD

2005 Kronk's New Groove Emperor Kuzco
(voice) Direct-to-DVD

2006 Grandma's Boy Guyblow

2006 The Benchwarmers Richie Goodman Nominated – Teen Choice Award
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) Direct-to-DVD

2013 Snowflake, the White Gorilla Jenga (voice) Direct-to-DVD; English dub

2013 Grown Ups 2 Marcus Higgins

2015 Space Breakout Xanor (voice) Direct-to-DVD

2015 Joe Dirt
Joe Dirt
2: Beautiful Loser Joseph "Joe" Dirt Also writer and producer

2015 I Am Chris Farley Himself Documentary

2015 Hotel Transylvania
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

2017 Sandy Wexler Himself

2018 Who Do You Think Would Win?[26]



Year Title Role Notes

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 Television film

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
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/Eagle-Eye Cherry"

2005–2007 The Showbiz Show with David Spade Himself (host) 39 episodes; also writer and executive producer

2006-2008 The Emperor's New School Emperor Kuzco
(voice) 52 episodes

2007–2013 Rules of Engagement Russell Dunbar 100 episodes Nominated – Teen Choice Award
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"

2015–2017 Fameless Himself 7 episodes

2016 Crowded Kyle Episode: "RearviewMirror"

2016 Inside Amy Schumer Showrunner Episode: "Welcome to the Gun Show"

2016 Roadies Harris DeSoto 4 episodes

2016 Comedy Central Roast
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

Video games[edit]

Year Title Voice role

2000 The Emperor's New Groove Kuzco
(archive footage)

2006 The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning Sparx

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Performer

1993 "Buddy" Adam Sandler


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Crack Was a Mistake". FishbowlNY.  ^ Grow, Kory (April 30, 2014). " David Spade
David Spade
Explains Why He Didn't Attend Chris Farley's Funeral". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 24 February 2018.  ^ The Showbiz Show with David Spade: Comedy Central Series Cancelled, TVSeriesFinale.com. October 7, 2007 ^ FX TV channel ^ "David Spade, TBS plotting animated 'Joe Dirt'". The Live Feed. Jan 28, 2010.  ^ "First look: David Spade
David Spade
guest stars on the premiere of 'The Goldbergs'". EW.com. 2014-09-10. Retrieved 2017-05-20.  ^ Moehringer, J. R. (October 1, 2008). "The Don Juan of Our Time". Los Angeles Magazine.  ^ Zimmerman, Amy (April 4, 2017). "The Tao of David Spade: Hollywood's Unlikeliest Pickup Artist". The Daily Beast.  ^ Finn, Natalie (April 3, 2017). "Comedy Casanova: Inside David Spade's Storied Dating History". E! Online.  ^ " David Spade
David Spade
Becomes a Dad". People. Retrieved February 4, 2016.  ^ " David Spade
David Spade
on Daughter Harper". The Ellen DeGeneres Show. December 31, 2014. Retrieved April 2, 2017.  ^ Louis B. Hobson, September 5, 2003 "Spade digs up dirt". Cinema Confidential. Retrieved July 30, 2009.[dead link] ^ David Spade
David Spade
Helps Phoenix Police Pay for Guns People Magazine, December 22, 2008 ^ a b Bitette, Nicole (June 6, 2017). "David Spade's Beverly Hills home robbed of nearly $80G in cash and jewelry". The New York Daily News. Retrieved June 6, 2017.  ^ Amanda N'Duka (2017-05-03). " David Spade
David Spade
To Star In Netflix Film 'Who Do You Think Would Win?'". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-06-22. 

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