Oct. 8th, 1943
Woodstock, New York, USA
Guest TV Roles[none found]
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.
- Plays piano, drums and saxophone.
- Roasted into the New York Friar's Club on September 28, 2002.
- Runs five miles a day to stay fit and healthy.
- Was valedictorian of his high school class.
- Attended Riverdale Country School in New York City.
- He was the first member of the original _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv) cast to leave the show - after only one season, a decision he later said he regretted. He was replaced by 'Bill Murray (I)' (qv).
- 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.