David Cross

Comedian, Actor, Screenwriter
A key figure in the rise of alternative comedy in the 1990s, writer-actor-comedian David Cross was associated with two of the subgenre's most lasting and influential television shows - "Mr. Show with Bob and David" ... Read more »
Born: 04/03/1964 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Filmography

Actor (95)

A Bad Situationist 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Community 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Demoted 2014 (Movie)

Ken (Actor)

Obvious Child 2014 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

Rick & Morty 2014 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail 2014 (Tv Show)

Himself

Arrested Development 2003 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

It's a Disaster 2013 (Movie)

Glenn (Actor)

Kill Your Darlings 2013 (Movie)

Louis Ginsberg (Actor)

Real Time with Bill Maher 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1998, 2002 - 2004, 2009 - 2010, 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Muslims Are Coming 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Conan 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Freak Show (Comedy Central) 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1998, 2002 - 2004, 2006 - 2007, 2010 - 2012 (TV Show)

Voice

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2003 - 2005, 2012 (Tv Show)

Host

Modern Family 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Ben Stiller Show 1992 - 1998, 2002 - 2004, 2006 - 2007, 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret 1992 - 1998, 2002 - 2004, 2006 - 2007, 2010 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked 2011 (Movie)

Ian (Actor)

Archer 2011 (Tv Show)

Voice

Kung Fu Panda 2 2011 (Movie)

Crane (Voice)

Running Wilde 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Megamind 2010 (Movie)

Minion (Voice)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel 2009 (Movie)

Ian (Actor)

Battle for Terra 2009 (Movie)

Voice of Giddy (Actor)

The Legend of Secret Pass 2009 (Movie)

(Voice)

The Toe Tactic 2009 (Movie)

Voice of Timmy (Actor)

Year One 2009 (Movie)

Cain (Actor)

Kung Fu Panda 2008 (Movie)

Crane (Voice)

The Grand 2008 (Movie)

Larry Schwartzman (Actor)

Alvin and the Chipmunks 2007 (Movie)

Ian Hawk (Actor)

D Tour: A Tenacious Documentary 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Fired! 2007 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

I'm Not There 2007 (Movie)

Allen Ginsberg (Actor)

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Assume the Position with Mr. Wuhl 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Comedy Central's Last Laugh '05 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Crashing 2006 (Movie)

Space Station Man (Actor)

Curious George 2006 (Movie)

Bloomsberry Jr (Voice)

Heckler 2006 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Moving Image Salutes Ron Howard 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

School for Scoundrels 2006 (Movie)

Ian (Actor)

She's the Man 2006 (Movie)

Principal Gold (Actor)

Comedy Central's Last Laugh '04 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Politics: A Pop Culture History 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Tom Goes to the Mayor 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

VH1 Big In '04 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Poker Showdown 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1998, 2002 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004 (Movie)

Rob (Actor)

Newsradio 1995 - 1998, 2002 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Oliver Beene 2002 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Voice

Pilot Season 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Shorties Watchin' Shorties 2004 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Commies 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Drew Carey Show 1995 - 1997, 2002 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

VH1 Big in '03 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Aqua Teen Hunger Force 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Voice

Just Shoot Me 1999 - 2000, 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

King of the Hill 2003 (Tv Show)

Voice

Martin & Orloff 2003 (Movie)

Dan Wasserman (Actor)

Men in Black II 2002 (Movie)

Newton (Actor)

Dr. Dolittle 2 2001 (Movie)

of Dog (Voice)

Ghost World 2001 (Movie)

Pushy Guy--Gerrold (Actor)

Pootie Tang 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Run, Ronnie, Run 2001 (Movie)

Ronnie Dobbs (Actor)

Scary Movie 2 2001 (Movie)

Dwight (Actor)

Strangers With Candy 1998 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Chain of Fools 2000 (Movie)

Andy (Actor)

David Cross: The Pride Is Back 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Disney's Hercules 1998 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Sammy 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1999 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Can't Stop Dancing 1999 (Movie)

Chapman (Actor)

Mr. Show 1995 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Tenacious D 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief VIII 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Comics Come Home 3 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Small Soldiers 1998 (Movie)

Irwin Wayfair (Actor)

The 19th Annual CableACE Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

HBO Comedy Half-Hour: David Cross 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Men in Black 1997 (Movie)

Morgue Attendant (Actor)

Waiting for Guffman 1997 (Movie)

UFO Expert (Actor)

A Bucket of Blood 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Kicking Aspen: Extreme Comedy 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cable Guy 1996 (Movie)

Sales Manager (Actor)

The Truth About Cats and Dogs 1996 (Movie)

Bookstore Man (Actor)

Who's the Caboose? 1996 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Destiny Turns on the Radio 1995 (Movie)

Ralph Dellaposa (Actor)

Drunk History (Tv Show)

Actor
Writer (3)

Hits 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Run, Ronnie, Run 2001 (Movie)

from character (Characters as Source Material)

Run, Ronnie, Run 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (2)

Hits 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Wolfpack 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Director (1)

Hits 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

A key figure in the rise of alternative comedy in the 1990s, writer-actor-comedian David Cross was associated with two of the subgenre's most lasting and influential television shows - "Mr. Show with Bob and David" (HBO, 1995-98) and "Arrested Development" (Fox, 2003-06). The inventive sketch comedy show and the half-hour sitcom, respectively, were both adored by critics and earned a loyal following among comedy and alternative pop culture fans, but their niche audiences failed to deliver the numbers their respective networks demanded. In his stand-up comedy, Cross was fiercely intelligent, brutally honest, and often confrontational, especially in the fields of politics and religion. Cross managed to build a solid career at the fringes of Hollywood, with a Grammy-nominated stand-up album, voiceover work for offbeat animated series like "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" (Adult Swim, 2000- ) and "Crank Yankers," (Comedy Central, 2002-05; MTV2, 2007), and big screen character roles in the films "I'm Not There" (2007) and "Year One" (2009). Longtime Cross devotees, however, truly appreciated the work of his own creation, "The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret" (IFC, 2010-12) and thrilled at news of the revival of "Arrested Development" on the media provider Netflix. Irreverent, opinionated and outspoken, Cross somehow managed to work on an incredibly wide array of projects, while never compromising his professional integrity or recognized comedic persona.

Relationships

Susi Cross

Mother
Raised David after his father left family c. 1974

Wendy Cross Voice

Sister

Juli Cross

Sister

Mary Lynn Rajskub Actor

Companion
Previously dated No longer together

Amber Tamblyn Actor

Wife
Dating as of May 2009; Tamblyn was 19 years Cross' junior Announced engagement August 2011 Married Oct. 6, 2012

EDUCATION

Northside School of the Arts

Atlanta , Georgia

Emerson College

Boston , Massachusetts
Left after a year and a half to do stand-up full-time

Milestones

2011

Reprised voiceover role of Crane in "Kung Fu Panda 2" and as Ian in "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked"

2010

Cast as Minion, Megamind's sidekick in the animated comedy "Megamind"

2009

Returned for "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel"

2009

Appeared as Cain, the first son of Adam and Eve in the biblical comedy "Year One"

2008

Lent his voice to the animated Crane in "Kung Fu Panda"

2007

Landed a featured role in the live-action and animated "Alvin and the Chipmunks"

2007

Played Allen Ginsberg in Todd Haynes' biopic "I'm Not There," a film reflecting the life of musician Bob Dylan

2006

Voiced Bloomsberry Jr. in "Curious George," the big screen version of the popular children's books

2006

Cast in the comedy "She's the Man" starring Amanda Bynes

2003

Received a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album, for Shut Up, You F***ing Baby!

2003

Played Tobias Fünke, the husband of Portia DeRossi's character on the Fox comedy series "Arrested Development"

2002

Returned with a more featured role in "Men in Black 2"

2001

Acted in "Scary Movie 2" and "Pootie Tang"

2001

Voiced one of the animals in "Dr. Dolittle 2"

2000

With Odenkirk, provided character voice for the NBC animated comedy series "Sammy"

1998

Had featured role in "Small Soldiers"

1997

Made appearance as ill-fated coroner's clerk in "Men in Black"

1996

Played a sales manager in "The Cable Guy"

1996

Acted in "The Truth About Cats and Dogs," starring good friend Janeane Garofalo

1996

Starred in "HBO Comedy Half-Hour: David Cross"

1995

Appeared as Earl on episodes of "The Drew Carey Show" (ABC)

1995

Portrayed Ralph Dellaposa in the feature bomb "Destiny Turns on the Radio"

1995

Co-creator and co-star (with Odenkirk) of HBO's "Mr. Show with Bob and David"

1992

Met Bob Odenkirk when the two were writing for "The Ben Stiller Show" (Fox); also performed on show

Nabbed first paid gig at a local (Atlanta) transvestite bar shortly after 18th birthday; received $30

Bonus Trivia

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"This sounds corny, but we're just interested in doing good work. It was never our intent to use this show as a vehicle to become rich, lazy people. Of course, the important thing to remember is to get out while we're still funny. Then we'll make movies for the Bubble Factory. Then we'll start talking." – Cross to The New York Times, Sept. 2, 1997

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In October 2009, Cross claimed that he brought cocaine to a White House Correspondents' Association dinner and snorted it "maybe 40 feet" from President Obama.

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