Oct. 8th, 1943
Woodstock, New York, USA
Guest TV Roles
Clark Griswold (Voiced)
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).
- Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith. Pg. 102-103. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387.
- His short-lived TV talk show was billed as a Cornelius Production, Cornelius being Chevy's real first name.
- He appeared in the music video and sang in the choir on the song "Voices That Care."
- Has a street named after him in Cochranton PA (NWPA). - Chevy Chase Street
- Has said that he regrets leaving _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv) after just one year.
- His now-famous "Good evening, I'm Chevy Chase and you're not" opening line on the "Weekend Update" segments of _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv) was a takeoff of New York news anchor 'Roger Grimsby' (qv)'s "Here now the news" opening line.
- Roasted into the New York Friar's Club on September 28, 2002.
- Born to Edward Tinsley Chase, a Manhattan book editor and magazine writer, and his wife Cathalene Parker Browning, who both died in 2005.