Oct. 8th, 1943
Woodstock, New York, USA
Chevy Chase's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles
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Born Cornelius Crane Chase, he changed his name to Chevy Chase, joined the Saturday Night Live crew, and embarked on a highly successful movie career. Chase scored in the eighties with hits such as Caddyshack (1980), the National Lampoon movies and the Fletch movies. All his films show his talent for deadpan comedy. Sadly, his career has generally worsened throughout the nineties, starring in flops such as the wholly mediocre Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992), and Cops and Robbersons (1994).
- His mother Cathalene Parker Browning was the only daughter of Capt. Miles R. Browning, Admiral Halsey's Chief of Staff for much of WW2.
- His middle name, Crane, is from his mother's family, He spent childhood vacations at Crane Castle, his mother's family' vacation home in Ipswich, Massachusetts.
- At the height of his career he earned around $7 million per film.
- Has perfect pitch, a musical ability to remember the exact frequency of a note.
- He appeared in the music video and sang in the choir on the song "Voices That Care."
- Turned down the role of Peter Venkman in _Ghost Busters (1984)_ (qv) which went to 'Bill Murray (I)' (qv). According to Chase, the finished film is nothing like the script that he read, adding that the script was much scarier than the film.
- Attended Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.
- His big break was performing on _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv). Ironically, he was never signed as a cast member. He signed a one year writer contract and became a cast member during rehearsals.