Oct. 8th, 1943
Woodstock, New York, USA
Guest TV Roles
Clark Griswold (Voiced)
Himself - Gerald Ford
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).
- Was a long-time class clown expelled from private schools like NYC's Dalton but did well at Stockbridge School in Massachusetts. Expelled from Haverford College after bringing a cow into the third floor of a campus building. Transferred to Bard College, where he dated actress 'Blythe Danner' (qv) and graduated in 1967.
- Before his breakthrough as a comedian, he worked as a cab driver, truck driver, motorcycle messenger, waiter, busboy, construction worker, audio engineer, produce manager in a supermarket, salesman in a wine store and theater usher.
- Is portrayed by 'John Viener' (qv) in _Gilda Radner: It's Always Something (2002) (TV)_ (qv).
- 'Paul Simon (I)' (qv) is one of his best friends. He appeared alongside Simon in the music video "You Can Call Me Al," in which he lip-syncs all of Simon's lines. Due to that video's remarkable success, Chase was asked to return when Simon released his follow-up album. In the music video for "Proof", Chase was accompanied by another of his best friends, 'Steve Martin (I)' (qv).
- Wanted to be a doctor when he was younger.
- Was the first person to say "Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!" on _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv).
- Winner of Harvard Lampoon Lifetime Achievement Award 1996.
- 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.