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).
- Suffers from a fear of snakes.
- Fans often imitate his famous, straight-faced, "I like it!" (from _Modern Problems (1981)_ (qv)).
- Has a street named after him in New Orleans, Louisiana, possibly due to the Southern U.S. setting of _Fletch Lives (1989)_ (qv); and another street named after him in Cochranton, Pennsylvania.
- Wanted to be a doctor when he was younger.
- In 2003, he appeared in two television commercials for Cola Turka, a soft drink developed to be in direct competition with both Coca-Cola and Pepsi, while keeping the money in the Turkish economy. The commercials, which were both comic and nationalistic in theme, feature Chase playing a confused American who notices his friend and family using Turkish idioms and exhibiting Turkish customs after consuming the drink. The commercials, exclusively shown in Turkey, were filmed in New York in English, but have Turkish subtitles.
- 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.
- 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.
- Was a favorite comedian of the students in _"Head of the Class" (1986)_ (qv).