Comedian David Spade
Nominated in 1999 for an Emmy Award for his memorable role as Dennis Finch, the wise-cracking, power-hungry assistant on “Just Shoot Me,” David Spade became a household favorite during his five-year stint as a cast member of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” The comedian was also nominated for a Golden Globe in 2000 and an American Comedy Award in 1999 for his work on NBC’s “Just Shoot Me”.
Spade released his memoir, Almost Interesting, through Dey Street Books in 2015. The book covers Spade’s personal life and stories as well as his career, spanning from his days on SNL until now.
Spade was most recently seen in the cult classic sequel JOE DIRT 2: BEAUTIFUL LOSER, directed by Fred Wolf, with whom he also co-wrote the script. Spade reprises his role as the hilarious and endearing “white trash” misfit. The film premiered on Crackle’s streaming service on July 16, 2015 and has been streamed more than 2 million times, making it Crackle’s most watched original program to date.
On the big screen, Spade continues to be a box office draw. He was recently seen in Sony Pictures’ GROWN UPS 2 alongside Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, and Kevin James. The film is a follow up to the 2010 hit comedy about a group of childhood friends who reunite years later. Both movies were a financial success, each earning over $200 million dollars worldwide at the box office.
On the small screen, Spade previously starred in the CBS comedy “Rules of Engagement”, which ran for seven seasons from 2007 through 2013. The show was produced by Sony’s Happy Madison Productions and centered around three men in different stages of their relationships: married, engaged, and single. The half hour situational comedy starred Spade as a content bachelor and serial dater and enjoyed excellent ratings and critical success throughout all seven seasons.
In 2012, Spade was heard as the voice of the ‘Griffin invisible man’ in the animated feature, HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA alongside Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Steve Buscemi, Kevin James, and Andy Samberg, among others. He will reprise his role in the film’s sequel, HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2, which will release on September 25, 2015.
Other popular film credits include Sony Pictures’ BENCHWARMERS and Paramount Pictures’ DICKIE ROBERTS: FORMER CHILD STAR, the latter which he co-wrote with Fred Wolf. Both opened #1 at the box official and enjoyed both critical and commercial success. Spade also co-starred with SNL alumnus Chris Farley in the films TOMMY BOY and BLACKSHEEP, the former for which the pair won a 1996 MTV Movie Award for ‘Best On-Screen Duo’. He has also appeared in REALITY BITES, LIGHT SLEEPER, CONEHEADS, and LOST & FOUND, that latter for which he also co-wrote the screenplay.
On the small screen, Spade has also appeared on “The Showbiz Show” for Comedy Central, which aired from 2005-2007. Spade created, executive produced, hosted and wrote the show along with pal and former SNL writer Hugh Fink. He also had a memorable guest starring role on the critically acclaimed “The Larry Sanders Show” and appeared in HBO’s “13th Annual Young Comedians Special.” He has also had several well-received standup comedy special, most recently his Comedy Central special “David Spade: My Fake Problems”, which was filmed at Hollywood’s Fonda Theater and aired on May 4, 2014.
Born in Birmingham, Michigan, and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, Spade began his career by performing stand-up comedy in clubs, theaters and colleges across the country. He made his television debut on SNL and was soon after named the “Hot Stand-Up Comedian of the Year” by Rolling Stone magazine. As a writer and a performer on SNL for five years, he is best known for his memorable characters including the sarcastic “Hollywood Minute” reporter on “Weekend Update” and catch phrases like “And you are…?” and “Buh-Bye!”.
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