David Spade

BirthDay:

22 Jul 1964

BirthPlace:

Birmingham, Michigan, USA

BirthName:

David Wayne Spade

Bio:

Comic brat extraordinaire David Spade was born on July 22, 1964, in Birmingham, Michigan, the youngest of three brothers. He is the son of Judith J. (Meek), a writer and editor, and Wayne M. Spade, a sales rep, and is of German, English, Irish, and Scottish descent. 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).
Filmography

Actor ( 122 credits )

Warning Shot (2017) Bobby
The Do-Over (2016)
Crowded (2016)  Kyle (1 episode, 2016)
Chelsea (2016)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
Roadies (2016) (1 episode, 2016)
The Ridiculous 6 (2015) General Custer
Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) Griffin (voice)
Entourage (2015) Himself
Real Rob (2015)  David Spade (1 episode, 2015)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Fameless (2015)  Himself (4 episodes, 2015-2016)
Jay Leno's Garage (2015)  Himself - Actor-Comedian (1 episode, 2016)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
Jungle Master (2013) Boss Cain (voice)
Grown Ups 2 (2013) Marcus Higgins
@midnight (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Movie Guide (2013)  Marcus Higgins (1 episode, 2013)
The Goldbergs (2013)  Gus (1 episode, 2014)
Weekend Ticket (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Inside Amy Schumer (2013)  Showrunner (1 episode, 2016)
Hotel Transylvania (2012) Griffin (voice)
Katie (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Brand X with Russell Brand (2012)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
CBS This Morning (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Shit People Don't Say in LA (2012)
Jack and Jill (2011) Monica
Ridiculousness (2011) (1 episode)
Snowflake, the White Gorilla (2011) Jenga (voice)
Grown Ups (2010) Marcus Higgins
Hot in Cleveland (2010)  Christopher (1 episode, 2012)
Janela Indiscreta (2010)  Himself (2 episodes, 2010-2013)
Funny or Die Presents... (2010)  Raymond Davies Allen (1 episode, 2010)
Conan (2010)  Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 2015-2016)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Himself (3 episodes, 2010-2013)
Cubed (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Press Pass (2008)  Himself
Carpet Bros (2008)  Raymond Davies Allen / ... (7 episodes, 2008-2010)
Pop Fiction (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007) Transvestite Groupie (uncredited)
Rules of Engagement (2007)  Russell / ... (100 episodes, 2007-2013)
Chelsea Lately (2007)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2014)
TMZ on TV (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Wet Dreams (2006) Himself
The Benchwarmers (2006) Richie
Grandma's Boy (2006) Shiloh
Diners, Drive-ins and Dives (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
The ONE Show (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Whatever Happened To? (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Racing Stripes (2005) Scuzz (voice)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (2 episodes, 2010-2013)
The Hour (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
The Showbiz Show with David Spade (2005)  Himself - Host (29 episodes, 2005-2007)
Martha (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Mike & Mike (2005)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2010)
The Girls Next Door (2005)  Himself - Actor (1 episode, 2008)
Entourage (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Father of the Pride (2004)  Tommy the Coyote (1 episode, 2004)
Mondo Thingo (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003) Dickie Roberts
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself (10 episodes, 2004-2012)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Himself (13 episodes, 2005-2014)
The Sharon Osbourne Show (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Steve Harvey's Big Time Challenge (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Rome Is Burning (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
The Sweatbox (2002) Himself
8 Simple Rules (2002)  C.J. Barnes / ... (39 episodes, 2004-2005)
Greg the Bunny (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Reel Comedy (2002)  Himself (1 episode)
Joe Dirt (2001) Joe Dirt
The Emperor's New Groove (2000) Emperor Kuzco / Narrator (voice)
Loser (2000) Video Store Clerk (uncredited)
Rove Live (2000)  Himself (2 episodes, 2001-2004)
Sammy (2000)  James Blake / ... (unknown episodes)
Pixelon's iBash (1999) Himself
Lost & Found (1999) Dylan Ramsey
Curb Your Enthusiasm (1999)  David Spade (1 episode, 2009)
The Rugrats Movie (1998) Ranger Frank (voice)
Senseless (1998) Scott Thorpe
Hollywood Squares (1998)  Himself - Center Square (5 episodes, 2003)
Total Request Live (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
The Howard Stern Radio Show (1998)  Himself (3 episodes, 1999-2001)
BioRhythm (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
8 Heads in a Duffel Bag (1997) Ernie
Just Shoot Me! (1997)  Dennis Finch (149 episodes, 1997-2003)
The View (1997)  Himself (4 episodes, 2003-2014)
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996) (voice) (uncredited)
A Very Brady Sequel (1996) Sergio, the hair stylist (uncredited)
Black Sheep (1996) Steve Dodds
Access Hollywood (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Himself (2 episodes, 1997-1999)
The O'Reilly Factor (1996)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2008-2014)
Comedy Central Canned Ham (1996)  Himself / ... (1 episode, 2001)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Himself (2 episodes, 1999-2014)
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 1999)
Tommy Boy (1995) Richard
E! Live from the Red Carpet (1995)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
PCU (1994) Rand McPherson
Reality Bites (1994) Hot Dog Vendor Mgr. (uncredited)
Howard Stern (1994)  Himself (11 episodes, 1996-2003)
Dennis Miller Live (1994)  Himself (5 episodes, 1996-2001)
Coneheads (1993) Eli Turnbull, INS Agent
Beavis and Butt-Head (1993)  Mr. Manners / ... (4 episodes, 1993-1997)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself / ... (12 episodes, 1994-2013)
Good Day L.A. (1993)  Himself (2 episodes, 2013)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (6 episodes, 1994-2005)
Light Sleeper (1992) Theological Cokehead
The Larry Sanders Show (1992)  David Spade / ... (2 episodes, 1992-1998)
E! News (1991)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Baywatch (1989)  B.J. (1 episode, 1989)
One Night Stand (1989)  David (1 episode, 1990)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself (5 episodes, 2005-2013)
Monsters (1988)  Teddy (1 episode, 1990)
Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987) Kyle
ALF (1986)  Larry Slotkin (1 episode, 1990)
Larry King Live (1985)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Showbiz Today (1984)  Himself (1 episode, 1996)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (6 episodes, 2007-2010)
The Facts of Life (1979)  Scott (1 episode, 1988)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Various / ... (123 episodes, 1990-2010)
Good Morning America (1975)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)

Producer ( 4 credits )

Fameless (2015) executive producer (2 episodes, 2015)
The Showbiz Show with David Spade (2005) executive producer (30 episodes, 2005-2007)
Sammy (2000) executive producer (unknown episodes)
Jerome (1998) executive producer

Writer ( 5 credits )

The Showbiz Show with David Spade (2005) (30 episodes, 2005-2007)
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003) (written by)
Joe Dirt (2001) (written by) &
Lost & Found (1999) (written by)
Saturday Night Live (1975) (57 episodes, 1989-1993)

Director ( 1 credit )

Shit People Don't Say in LA (2012)