Chevy Chase

Chevy Chase

Age
73
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

2015 - Vacation
2015 - Hot Tub Time Machine 2
2015 - Live From New York!
2014 - Lovesick
2014 - Harmontown
2013 - Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic
2011 - Not Another Not Another Movie
2010 - Hot Tub Time Machine
2009 - Stay Cool
2007 - Cutlass
2006 - Doogal
2006 - Funny Money
2006 - Zoom
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
1989 - Fletch Lives
1988 - The Couch Trip
1988 - Caddyshack II
1988 - Funny Farm
1986 - Three Amigos
1985 - Spies Like Us
1985 - Fletch
1983 - Deal of the Century
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
1974 - The Groove Tube
1974 - The Groove Tube

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Gerald Ford
54
Ted Roark
3
Stan Harris
2
Clark Griswold (Voiced)
2
Chevy Chase
1
Chevy Chase
1
Mitch Carroll
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:
  • 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.
  • Wanted to be a doctor when he was younger.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sat in as drummer with the college band The Leather Canary a couple of times. He refers to it as "a bad jazz band." The band also included 'Walter Becker' (qv) and 'Donald Fagen' (qv), later of Steely Dan fame.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Was the first person to say "Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!" on _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv).


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