Chevy Chase

Chevy Chase

Age
71
Birthday
Oct. 8th, 1943
Born in
Woodstock, New York, USA
Height
6' 4"

Chevy Chase's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Community TV Show
Community
The Martin Short Show TV Show
The Martin Short Show
 

Main Movie Roles

2010 - Hot Tub Time Machine
2009 - Stay Cool
2007 - Cutlass
2006 - Funny Money
2006 - Zoom
2006 - Doogal
2005 - Ellie parker
2002 - Orange County
2000 - Snow Day
1998 - Dirty Work
1997 - Vegas Vacation
1995 - Man of the House
1994 - Cops and Robbersons
1993 - Last Action Hero
1992 - Memoirs of an Invisible Man
1991 - L.A. Story
1991 - Nothing but Trouble
1989 - National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
1989 - Fletch Lives
1988 - Funny Farm
1988 - The Couch Trip
1988 - Caddyshack II
1986 - Three Amigos
1985 - Fletch
1985 - Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird
1985 - Spies Like Us
1985 - European Vacation
1983 - Deal of the Century
1983 - National Lampoon's Vacation
1981 - Modern Problems
1981 - Under the Rainbow
1980 - Oh Heavenly Dog
1980 - Seems Like Old Times
1980 - Caddyshack
1978 - Foul Play
1974 - The Groove Tube

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Various
54
Ted Roark
3
Stan Harris
2
Clark Griswold (Voiced)
2
Chevy Chase
1
Chevy Chase
1
Mitch Carroll
1
Himself
1
Himself
1
Himself
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

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).


TRIVIA:
  • Suffers from a fear of snakes.
  • At the height of his career he earned around $7 million per film.
  • Turned down the role of Buzz Lightyear in _Toy Story (1995)_ (qv), he didn't want to as he was interested in the project, but his agent greatly advised him against doing the project.
  • Born to Edward Tinsley Chase, a Manhattan book editor and magazine writer, and his wife Cathalene Parker Browning, who both died in 2005.
  • The role of Eric 'Otter' Stratton in National Lampoon's _Animal House (1978)_ (qv) was originally written with him in mind, but due to a scheduling conflict, he had to turn the role down. The role went to 'Tim Matheson (I)' (qv) instead.
  • Chevy was actually a childhood nickname -- possibly based on the Washington, DC suburb -- bestowed by his grandmother. The Chase family was affluent and distinguished, and Chevy was listed in Social Register at early age. His paternal grandfather was painter/teacher Frank Swift Chase; his father, Ned Chase, was a prominent Manhattan book editor and magazine writer. His mother was descended from the Crane plumbing-fixture family.
  • In a 1975 New York magazine cover story, NBC executives referred to Chase as "The first real potential successor to 'Johnny Carson (I)' (qv)" and claimed he would begin guest-hosting _"The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962)_ (qv) within 6 months of the article. It never happened.
  • 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.


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