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).
- Chase is a member of the exclusive Hollywood Gourmet Poker Club. Members included fellow card players 'Martin Short (I)' (qv), 'Steve Martin (I)' (qv), 'Carl Reiner' (qv), 'Barry Diller' (qv), 'Neil Simon (I)' (qv) and the late 'Johnny Carson (I)' (qv).
- Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith. Pg. 102-103. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387.
- His brother roomed across the hall from Ted Kaczynski "The Unabomber" at Harvard.
- At the height of his career he earned around $7 million per film.
- Winner of Harvard Lampoon Lifetime Achievement Award 1996.
- 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.
- Is a huge jazz fan.
- Attended Riverdale Country School in New York City.