David Spade

David Spade

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Jul. 22nd, 1964
Born in
Birmingham, Michigan, USA
5' 5 1/2"

David Spade's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Rules of Engagement TV Show
Rules of Engagement
8 Simple Rules TV Show
8 Simple Rules
Just Shoot Me TV Show
Just Shoot Me
Sammy TV Show
The Showbiz Show with David Spade TV Show
The Showbiz Show with David Spade

Main Movie Roles

2015 - Live From New York!
2015 - Entourage
2015 - Hotel Transylvania 2
2013 - Grown Ups 2
2012 - Hotel Transylvania
2010 - Grown Ups
2007 - I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
2006 - Grandma's Boy
2006 - The Benchwarmers
2005 - Racing Stripes
2001 - Joe Dirt
2000 - Loser
2000 - The Emperor's New Groove
2000 - The Emperor's New Groove
1998 - Senseless
1998 - The Rugrats Movie
1997 - 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag
1996 - A Very Brady Sequel
1996 - Black Sheep
1996 - A Very Brady Sequel
1995 - Tommy Boy
1994 - PCU
1994 - Reality Bites
1993 - Coneheads
1993 - Coneheads
1992 - Light Sleeper
1987 - Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
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Ticket Attendant (Voiced)
David Spade
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Comic brat extraordinaire David Spade was born on July 22, 1964, in Birmingham, Michigan, the youngest of three brothers. Raised in both Scottsdale (from age four) and Casa Grande, Arizona, he graduated with a degree in business from Arizona State University in 1986. A natural prankster most of his life, Spade was pushed immediately into stand-up comedy by friends and appeared in nightclubs and college campuses all over the country.

A casting agent saw his routine at "The Improv" in Los Angeles and offered him a mischievous role in the film Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987). In 1990, the diminutive, flaxen-haired comedian finally hit the big time as a regular cast member and writer on "Saturday Night Live" (1975). Slow at first in gaining acceptance on the show, his razor-sharp sarcasm eventually caught on by his second season, when he played a number of smart-aleck characters in a variety of sketches, including a highly disinterested airline steward who bids each passenger adieu with a very sardonic "buh-bye" and an irritating receptionist for Dick Clark (I) Productions who greets each huge celebrity with an unknowing "And you are . . . ?" A master of the putdown, Spade's "Hollywood Minute" reporter also took cynical advantage of tabloid-worthy stars. Spade impersonated such luminaries as Michael J. Fox (I), Kurt Cobain and Tom Petty during his tenure.

Following his SNL departure after six years, he spun off into a slapstick movie career, most noticeably as the scrawny, taciturn foil to SNL's wild and crazy big boy Chris Farley in Tommy Boy (1995) and Black Sheep (1996). The teaming of this unlikely but funny pair ended with Farley's death from a 1997 drug overdose. Since then, Spade has appeared in his own lukewarm vehicles, including Joe Dirt (2001) and Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003). More recently he teamed with former SNL member Rob Schneider (I) on the film The Benchwarmers (2006). Television has been more accepting over the years, with Spade earning an Emmy nomination as the droll, skirt-chasing secretary Dennis Finch on "Just Shoot Me!" (1997) and filling in after the untimely death of John Ritter on ABC's "8 Simple Rules... for Dating My Teenage Daughter" (2002) as Katey Sagal's unprincipled nephew.

More recently he was the star of the Comedy Central show "The Showbiz Show with David Spade" (2005) in 2005 wherein he more or less resurrected his obnoxious, razor-tongued gossipmonger from the old "Hollywood Minute" put-down segment on SNL, as well as co-starring in the adult-oriented ensemble sitcom "Rules of Engagement" (2007).

  • Grew up in Arizona; graduated from Saguaro High School in Scottsdale in 1982.
  • On August 26, 2008, 'Jillian Grace' (qv) gave birth to a baby girl, named Harper. 'David Spade' (qv), who had a brief relationship with Jillian, was confirmed as the father.
  • Suffers from hypoglycemia.
  • Brother-in-law of fashion designer 'Kate Spade' (qv). Kate is married to his older brother, 'Andy Spade' (qv), who is president of Kate Spade Designs.
  • (29 November 2000) Was attacked with a stun gun by his personal assistant, David "Skippy" Malloy, and was then robbed.
  • David's father left his family when David was still was very young. Years later, his step-father, a war veteran, committed suicide.
  • Has a tattoo of cartoon character Calvin, from Calvin and Hobbes, on his left biceps. 'Sean Penn (I)' (qv) gave him the tattoo.
  • Was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon while in college.

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