David Spade: Wikis

  
  
  

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

David Spade

David Spade, 2008
Born David Wayne Spade
July 22, 1964 (1964-07-22) (age 45)
Birmingham, Michigan, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Comedian
Television personality
Years active 1987–present
Official website
David Wayne Spade (born July 22, 1964) is an American actor, comedian and television personality who first became famous in the 1990s as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, and from 1997 until 2003 starred as Dennis Finch on Just Shoot Me!. He also starred as C.J. Barnes, along with Katey Sagal, James Garner and Kaley Cuoco on 8 Simple Rules. He currently stars as Russell Dunbar on the CBS sitcom Rules of Engagement. He is also working with TBS on an animated series based on his film Joe Dirt.[1]

Contents

Early life

Spade is the son of Judith M., a writer and magazine editor, and Wayne M. Spade, a sales representative.[2][3] His father moved the family to Scottsdale, Arizona, but abandoned them not long afterwards. His mother eventually remarried, but Spade's stepfather committed suicide in 1981 when Spade was 17 years old. His brothers are Bryan and Andy Spade; Andy Spade is the husband of designer Kate Spade and CEO of Kate Spade New York.
Spade graduated from Saguaro High School in 1982.[citation needed] He attended Scottsdale Community College and then briefly went on to Arizona State University, where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.[4] Spade performed standup at the university's long-running sketch comedy show, Farce Side Comedy Hour, on numerous occasions. In the mid-80's he also did standup in the Monday night comedy show at Tony's Pizza in Tempe, Arizona. Before finding success as a comedian, Spade made money by working as a busboy, a valet parker, a skee ball championship competitor and a skateboard shop employee.

Career

With the help of friend and fellow comedian Dennis Miller, he joined Saturday Night Live in 1990 as a regular cast member and writer. Here, he made popular his well-known sarcastic, smart aleck characters in a number of sketches, some of which include: a flight attendant who bids an unpleasant "Buh-Bye" to each passenger as they disembark; a receptionist for Dick Clark who, as a matter of policy, asks even the most recognizable face "And you are?"; and, most famously, the bitingly sarcastic "Hollywood Minute" reporter who assaults celebrities with a series of one-liners. Other characters include Christy Henderson from the Gap Girls, and Karl from the Karl's Video sketches. He has also done impressions of famous celebrities, such as Brad Pitt and Michael J. Fox. According to interviews with Spade, most of the material that he wrote early on was given to Dana Carvey to perform on the show. Due to his relatively low work rate, he was in danger of being fired as a performer, until the Hollywood Minute segment secured his position.
Though most of the cast left in 1995, Spade stayed on the following year to help in the transition with the new cast. He then quit in 1996, citing "burnout" as the reason. Said Spade, "When I leave, it will be to ease the pressure, not to be a movie star. You can't stay there forever — it kills you inside. It ages you in dog years. It's a tough place." He returned to host an episode in 1998 and another in 2005.
Spade's attempt at a film career was met with mixed success. Movies such as Joe Dirt and Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, both written by Spade with Fred Wolf were, especially the former, not very successful critically, although both made back their budget and more. He worked with fellow Saturday Night Live cast member Chris Farley in the movies Tommy Boy and Black Sheep, in an attempt to form a modern-day Laurel and Hardy. The two were planning a third movie together when Farley died of a drug overdose at the age of 33. Spade did not attend Farley's funeral because he "could not be in a room where Chris was in a box."
Although he received several offers to star in his own TV shows, he turned them down and joined the ensemble cast of Steven Levitan's office sitcom Just Shoot Me!, which ran for seven seasons from 1997 to 2003. He played to type as a sarcastic receptionist Dennis Finch, which earned him an Emmy nomination and two Golden Globe nominations.
Spade hosted both the Teen Choice Awards and SpikeTV's Video Game Awards in 2003. He voiced characters on several episodes of Beavis and Butt-head, and produced his own TV series Sammy in 2000. From 2002 to 2006, Spade regularly appeared in commercials for Capital One with Nate Torrence, where he plays the employee of a fictional rival company whose policy toward honoring credit card rewards (and just about everything else) is "always no." In 2004, he joined the cast of 8 Simple Rules, following the death of the sitcom's star, John Ritter.
On September 5, 2003, Spade received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His star is located at 7018 Hollywood Blvd. He was recently the host of a new Comedy Central show, The Showbiz Show with David Spade, which began in September 2005. On the show, Spade makes fun of Hollywood and celebrities in a manner similar to his old "Hollywood Minute" segment on SNL. The Showbiz Show with David Spade was canceled in October 2007 after three seasons.[5]
Along with actors Elijah Wood and Gary Oldman, Spade is one of the voice talents for The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning, the sixth and seventh installment of the platform game series Spyro the Dragon. He provides the voice for Spyro's dragonfly companion, Sparx.
Currently, he stars as Russell in the CBS comedy, Rules of Engagement.

Personal life

.Spade has one daughter with Playboy Playmate Jillian Grace.^ Former Playboy Playmate Jillian Grace confirmed she is having David Spade's baby.
  • Crazy Days and Nights: Jillian Grace Is Spawning A Spade 1 February 2010 1:42 UTC www.crazydaysandnights.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Jillian Grace Is Spawning A Spade .
  • Crazy Days and Nights: Jillian Grace Is Spawning A Spade 1 February 2010 1:42 UTC www.crazydaysandnights.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Labels: David Spade , Jillian Grace .
  • Crazy Days and Nights: Jillian Grace Is Spawning A Spade 1 February 2010 1:42 UTC www.crazydaysandnights.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The daughter is named Harper, and she was born on August 26, 2008 in Missouri. Spade confirmed his paternity on September 3, 2008.[6]
Spade is very sensitive to light. The combination of bright lights on-set and working under sunlight while filming Black Sheep caused permanent damage to his eyes. On his condition: "I have to wear a hat even indoors and flashes in particular freak me out. I even have to make them turn down the lights in the make-up trailers. I've become such a pain in the butt with this light-sensitive thing, it's a wonder they don't just shoot me!" [7]

Charity

In December 2008, Spade donated $100,000 to the police department in his former hometown of Phoenix, Arizona, as part of a program designed to provide patrol officers with rifles.[8] Spade's contribution will buy 50 AR-15 semi-automatic rifles for Phoenix police officers.[9]
In March 2009, he partnered with the non-profit Operation Helmet to provide 3,000 blast- and impact-protecting helmet pads to U.S. troops; Spade donated over $100,000 of his own money to the program.[10]

Filmography

Film

Year Film Title Role Notes
1987 Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol Kyle
1992 Light Sleeper Theological Cokehead
1993 Coneheads Eli Turnbull
1994 Reality Bites The "Wienerschnitzel" Manager
PCU Rand McPherson
1995 Tommy Boy Richard Hayden MTV Movie Awards (won 1)
1996 Black Sheep Steven "Steve" Dodds
A Very Brady Sequel Sergio
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America Voice
1997 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag Ernest "Ernie" Lipscomb
1998 Senseless Scott Thorpe
The Rugrats Movie Ranger Frank "Franklin"
Jerome Executive Producer
1999 Lost & Found Dylan Ramsey
2000 Loser The Video Store Clerk
The Emperor's New Groove Emperor Kuzco / Llama Kuzco Kid's Choice Awards (nominated-1)
2001 Joe Dirt Joseph "Joe" Dirt
2003 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star Dickie Roberts
2005 Racing Stripes Scuzz
Lil' Pimp Principal Nixon
Kronk's New Groove Emperor Kuzco
2006 Grandma's Boy Shilo
The Benchwarmers Richie Goodman Teen Choice Awards (nominated-1)
2007 I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry play boy bunny Cameo Appearance
2009 Hollywood & Wine Harvey Harrison
2010 Grown Ups Marcus Higgins post-production
2010 Divorced Guys unknown pre-production

Television

Year Show Title Role Other notes
1988 The Facts of Life Scott cameo
1989 Baywatch B.J. cameo
1990 ALF Larry Slotkin cameo
Born to Be Mild Stage Assistant uncredited; cameo
Saturday Night Live Various writer and cast member from 1990-1996
Emmy Awards (nominated-3)
1994 Beavis and Butt-Head Mr. Manners/Mr. Candy/Ticket Attendant (voice) uncredited; cast member from 1994–1997
1997 Just Shoot Me! Dennis Finch American Comedy Awards (nominated-1)
Emmy Awards (nominated-1)
Golden Globe Awards (nominated-2)
TV Land Awards (nominated-1)
1998 David Spade: Take the Hit Himself  
2000 Sammy Sammy Blake/James Blake (voice) canceled after 2 episodes
2004 Father of the Pride Tommy the Coyote (voice)  
8 Simple Rules C.J. Barnes cast member from 2003–2005
2005 The Showbiz Show with David Spade Himself  
2007 Rules of Engagement Russell Teen Choice Awards (nominated-1)
2008 The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (TV series)
2009 Late Show With David Letterman (TV series)

Videos

Year Song Title Performer Notes
1993 "Buddy" Adam Sandler

Video games

Year Title Character Notes
2006 The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning Sparx

References

External links

Preceded by
First host
Teen Choice Awards host
2003
Succeeded by
Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton

David Spade
File:David
David Spade, 2008
Born David Wayne Spade
July 22, 1964 (1964-07-22) (age 46)
Birmingham, Michigan, U.S.
Occupation Actor
comedian
television personality
Years active 1987–present

David Wayne Spade (born July 22, 1964) is an American actor, comedian and television personality who first became famous in the 1990s as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, and from 1997 until 2003 starred as Dennis Finch on Just Shoot Me!. He also starred as C.J. Barnes, along with Katey Sagal, James Garner and Kaley Cuoco on 8 Simple Rules.

He currently stars as Russell Dunbar on the CBS sitcom Rules of Engagement. He is also working with TBS on an animated series based on his film Joe Dirt.[1]

Contents

Early life

Spade was born in Birmingham, Michigan, the son of Judith M, a writer and magazine editor and Wayne M. Spade, a sales representative.[2][3] His brothers are Bryan and Andy Spade; Andy Spade is the husband of designer Kate Spade and CEO of Kate Spade New York.

Spade attended Scottsdale Community College and briefly went on to Arizona State University, where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.[4] Spade performed standup at the university's long-running sketch comedy show, Farce Side Comedy Hour, on numerous occasions. In the mid-80's he also did standup in the Monday night comedy show at Greesy Tony's Pizza in Tempe, Arizona. Before finding success as a comedian, Spade made money by working as a busboy, a valet parker, a skee ball championship competitor and a skateboard shop employee.

Career

With the help of friend and fellow comedian big time rush, he joined Saturday Night Live in 1990 as a regular cast member and writer. Here, he made popular his well-known sarcastic, smart aleck characters in a number of sketches, some of which include: a flight attendant who bids a perceived-as-unpleasant "Buh-Bye" to each passenger upon disembarking; a receptionist for Dick Clark who, as a matter of policy, asks people indiscriminately "And you are?"; and the sarcastic "Hollywood Minute" reporter who communicates with celebrities by means of one-liners. Other characters include Christy Henderson from the Gap Girls, and Karl from the Karl's Video sketches. He has also done impressions of famous celebrities, such as Brad Pitt and Michael J. Fox. According to interviews with Spade, most of the material that he wrote early on was given to Dana Carvey to perform on the show. Due to his relatively low work rate, he was in danger of being fired as a performer, until the Hollywood Minute segment secured his position.

Though most of the cast left in 1995, Spade stayed on the following year to help in the transition with the new cast. He then quit in 1996, citing "burnout" as the reason. Said Spade, "When I leave, it will be to ease the pressure, not to be a movie star. You can't stay there forever — it kills you inside. It ages you in dog years. It's a tough place." He returned to host an episode in 1998 and another in 2005.

Spade's attempt at a film career was met with mixed success. Movies such as Joe Dirt and Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star were, especially the former, not very successful critically, although both made back their budget and more. (They were both written by Spade with Fred Wolf.) He worked with fellow Saturday Night Live cast member Chris Farley in the movies Tommy Boy and Black Sheep, in an attempt to form a modern-day Laurel and Hardy. The two were planning a third movie together when Farley died of a drug overdose at the age of 33. Spade did not attend Farley's funeral because he "could not be in a room where Chris was in a box."

Although he received several offers to star in his own TV shows, he turned them down and joined the ensemble cast of Steven Levitan's office sitcom Just Shoot Me!, which ran for seven seasons from 1997 to 2003. He played to type as a sarcastic receptionist Dennis Finch, which earned him an Emmy nomination and two Golden Globe nominations.

Spade hosted both the Teen Choice Awards and SpikeTV's Video Game Awards in 2003. He voiced characters on several episodes of Beavis and Butt-head, and produced his own TV series Sammy in 2000. From 2002 to 2006, Spade regularly appeared in commercials for Capital One with Nate Torrence, where he plays the employee of a fictional rival company whose policy toward honoring credit card rewards (and just about everything else) is "always no." In 2004 he joined the cast of 8 Simple Rules, following the death of the sitcom's star, John Ritter.

On September 5, 2003, Spade received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His star is located at 7018 Hollywood Blvd. He was recently the host of a new Comedy Central show, The Showbiz Show with David Spade, which began in September 2005. On the show, Spade made fun of Hollywood and celebrities in a manner similar to his old "Hollywood Minute" segment on SNL. The Showbiz Show with David Spade was canceled in October 2007 after three seasons.[5]

Along with actors Elijah Wood and Gary Oldman, Spade is one of the voice talents for The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning, the sixth installment of the platform game series Spyro the Dragon. He provides the voice for Spyro's dragonfly companion, Sparx.

Currently, he stars as Russell in the CBS comedy, Rules of Engagement.

Personal life

Spade has one daughter with Playboy Playmate Jillian Grace. The daughter is named Harper Spade, and she was born on August 26, 2008 in Missouri. Spade confirmed his paternity on September 3, 2008.[6]

Spade is very sensitive to light. The combination of bright lights on-set and working under sunlight while filming Black Sheep caused permanent damage to his eyes. On his condition: "I have to wear a hat even indoors and flashes in particular freak me out. I even have to make them turn down the lights in the make-up trailers. I've become such a pain in the butt with this light-sensitive thing, it's a wonder they don't just shoot me!"[7]

Charity

In December 2008, Spade donated $100,000 to the police department in his former hometown of Phoenix, Arizona, as part of a program designed to provide patrol officers with rifles.[8] Spade's contribution will buy 50 AR-15 semi-automatic rifles for Phoenix police officers.[9]

Filmography

Film

Year Film Title Role Notes
1987 Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol Kyle
1992 Light Sleeper Theological Cokehead
1993 Coneheads Eli Turnbull
1994 Reality Bites The "Wienerschnitzel" Manager
PCU Rand McPherson
1995 Tommy Boy Richard Hayden MTV Movie Awards (won 1)
1996 Black Sheep Steven "Steve" Dodds
A Very Brady Sequel Sergio
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America Voice
1997 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag Ernest "Ernie" Lipscomb
1998 Senseless Scott Thorpe
The Rugrats Movie Ranger Frank "Franklin" voice only
Jerome Executive Producer
1999 Lost & Found Dylan Ramsey
2000 Loser The Video Store Clerk
The Emperor's New Groove Emperor Kuzco / Llama Kuzco Kid's Choice Awards (nominated-1)
2001 Joe Dirt Joseph "Joe" Dirt
2003 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star Dickie Roberts
2005 Racing Stripes Scuzz
Lil' Pimp Principal Nixon
Kronk's New Groove Emperor Kuzco
2006 Grandma's Boy Shilo
The Benchwarmers Richie Goodman Teen Choice Awards (nominated-1)
2007 I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry play boy bunny Cameo Appearance
2010 Hollywood & Wine Harvey Harrison post-production
Grown Ups Marcus Higgins
Divorced Guys unknown pre-production

Television

Year Show Title Role Other notes
1988 The Facts of Life Scott cameo
1989 Baywatch B.J. cameo
1990 ALF Larry Slotkin cameo
Monsters Teddy brief appearance
Born to Be Mild Stage Assistant uncredited; cameo
Saturday Night Live Various writer and cast member from 1990–1996
Emmy Awards (nominated-3)
1994 Beavis and Butt-Head Mr. Manners/Mr. Candy/Ticket Attendant (voice) uncredited; cast member from 1994–1997
1997–2003 Just Shoot Me! Dennis Finch American Comedy Awards (nominated-1)
Emmy Awards (nominated-1)
Golden Globe Awards (nominated-2)
TV Land Awards (nominated-1)
1998 David Spade: Take the Hit Himself  
2000 Sammy Sammy Blake/James Blake (voice) canceled after 2 episodes
2002 Greg The Bunny Cameo
2004 Father of the Pride Tommy the Coyote (voice)  
8 Simple Rules C.J. Barnes cast member from 2003–2005
2005 The Showbiz Show with David Spade Himself  
2007 Rules of Engagement Russell Teen Choice Awards (nominated-1)
2010 Accidentally On Purpose Davis

Videos

Year Song Title Performer Notes
1993 "Buddy" Adam Sandler
2010-grown ups

Video games

Year Title Character Notes
2006 The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning Sparx

References

External links

Preceded by
First host
Teen Choice Awards host
2003
Succeeded by
Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton


Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

David Spade (born 22 July 1964, Birmingham, Michigan) is an American actor, comedian and producer. He is perhaps best known for his tenure on Saturday Night Live.

Sourced

  • You can't get a big head about [fame]. When people stare at me, they could be whispering to their friend, 'That guy sucks! Have you seen him before? He's horrible.'
  • The "new" Fleetwood Mac were singing "Don't Stop". I've got a message for the new Fleetwood Mac: DO Stop! Touring; recording; saying you're legends.
    Michael Bolton, big star, popular musician, guess what? You're bald and we all know it. I don't care how long you grow your hair in the back but we all know what's happening on top. I know you sold nine million albums but guess what? I don't know anyone who's got one.
    Steve Martin. What about Leap of Faith? I was going to see it but I was sick that day.
    I finally sat through The Bodyguard and: [imitates the song] Iiiiiiiii-eee-iiiiiii-want my money back! .
  • I only know three songs by REM and guess what?^ Saturday Night Live (11) .
    • Crazy Days and Nights: Jillian Grace Is Spawning A Spade 1 February 2010 1:42 UTC www.crazydaysandnights.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    I don't like two of them! That's right, I'm not cool- I don't like REM. Don't hang out with me, I'm a nerd.
    I saw REM, they're the best. [the lead singer is]] so serious and heavy, he comes out, all, 'This next song is about the overcommercialization of rock and roll and how corporations have come and' -- hey, just sing the goddamn songs, alright buddy? I'm already depressed, I want you to make me shiny and happy!
    The thing about Showtime is, it's basically softcore porn. I'm into it. I forget I have Showtime, until like, Saturday mornings when I get home from work, and it's: cartoon, cartoon, cartoon, 'Warning: This program contains massive nudity.' Yeeeah!
    • David Spade: Take the Hit, HBO Special, 1997
  • Cindy (Chris Farley): That reminds me, I have a joke: I heard Michael Jackson went shopping at K-Mart because there was a sale! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
    Christy (Spade): You messed it up, dumbbell! He went shopping at K-Mart because he heard little boys' pants were half off.
    • "Gap Girls", Saturday Night Live
  • Steward (Spade): [sarcastically ushering passangers off of the plane] Buh-bye. Buh-bye. Buh-Bye [to a fat passanger]Buh-bye. You're very heavy.
    Fat Passanger (Chris Farley): What did you say?
    Steward: I said buh-bye! I just said buh-bye 40 times in a row why would I say anything else? It doesn't make sense! Did I just say something without knowing it? No! Go! Buh-bye!

    Passenger (Adam Sandler): I'm gonna be waiting for you outside in the terminal.
    Steward: Great, buh-bye.
    Passenger: No, no, no, there's more. I'm gonna pound your face in.
    Steward: Okay, Slick. Buh-bye!
    Passenger: I'm gonna destroy you!
    Steward: Buh-BYE!
    Passenger: I am gonna KICK THE CRAP OUTTA YOU!
    Steward: YEAH?! BUH-BYE!
    • Saturday Night Live

External links

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has an article about:

Citable sentences

Up to date as of December 28, 2010

Here are sentences from other pages on David Spade, which are similar to those in the above article.








Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message