David Spade

Actor, Comedian, Comedy writer
A low-key demeanor and boyish looks masked David Spade's wickedly sharp humor, which the comedian turned to his advantage and made his stock-in-trade throughout his career. Most famous on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC ... Read more »
Born: 07/22/1964 in Birmingham, Michigan, USA

Filmography

Actor (115)

Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

Host

Conan 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Crowded 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Inside Amy Schumer 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Judge

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004 - 2005, 2012 - 2013, 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Not Safe with Nikki Glaser 2016 (Tv Show)

Himself

Roadies 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Entourage 2015 (Movie)

(Himself)

Guys Choice 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Guest

Hotel Transylvania 2 2015 (Movie)

Griffin (Voice)

I Am Chris Farley 2015 (Movie)

(Himself)

Real Time with Bill Maher 2015 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

David Spade: My Fake Problems 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Hollywood and Wine 2014 (Movie)

Harvey Harrison (Actor)

The Goldbergs 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

Grown Ups 2 2013 (Movie)

Marcus Higgins (Actor)

Rules of Engagement 2006 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2007, 2009 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

BrandX with Russell Brand 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hot in Cleveland 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hotel Transylvania 2012 (Movie)

Griffin (Voice)

Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

Entourage 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Funny or Die Presents... 2009 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Guys Choice 2011 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Jack and Jill 2011 (Movie)

Monica (Actor)

Snowflake, the White Gorilla 2011 (Movie)

(English version) (Voice)

2010 MTV Movie Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Grown Ups 2010 (Movie)

Marcus Higgins (Actor)

How to Build the Perfect Grown Up 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Nickelodeon's 23rd Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Curb Your Enthusiasm 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

CBS Sneak Peek 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Host

Idol Gives Back 2 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

2007 Taurus World Stunt Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Saturday Night Live 1991 - 1996, 2005 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2007 Teen Choice Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Showbiz Show with David Spade 1991 - 1996, 2005 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Host

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

Actor

Nickelodeon's 19th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Reel Comedy: The Benchwarmers 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2006 Teen Choice Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Benchwarmers 2006 (Movie)

Richie (Actor)

Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Racing Stripes 2005 (Movie)

Voice of Scuzz (Actor)

The 10th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2005 Teen Choice Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

An American Celebration at Ford's Theatre 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Comedy Central's Bar Mitzvah Bash! 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Father of the Pride 2004 (Tv Show)

Voice

Mouthing Off: 51 Greatest Smartasses 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Nickelodeon's 17th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Spike TV Video Game Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Host

The 2003 MTV Video Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star 2003 (Movie)

Dickie Roberts (Actor)

Just Shoot Me 1996 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Night of Too Many Stars 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2003 Teen Choice Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Concert For New York City 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Joe Dirt 2001 (Movie)

Joe Dirt (Actor)

My VH1 Music Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 2001 MTV Movie Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Performer

The 2001 Teen Choice Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Performer

The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Presenter

2nd Annual TV Guide Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Presenter

Sammy 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Emperor's New Groove 2000 (Movie)

of Kuzco/ Voice of Kuzco Llama (Voice)

Lost and Found 1999 (Movie)

Dylan Ramsey (Actor)

Nickelodeon's 12th Annual Kid's Choice Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 1998 MTV Video Music Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Presenter

Barbara Walters Presents 6 to Watch 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Canned Ham: Senseless 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

David Spade: Take The Hit 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Senseless 1998 (Movie)

Scott Thorpe (Actor)

The 1997 Billboard Music Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Host

The Larry Sanders Show 1992 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rugrats Movie 1998 (Movie)

of Ranger Frank (Voice)

4th Annual VH1 Honors 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Presenter

8 Heads in A Duffel Bag 1997 (Movie)

Ernie (Actor)

Barbara Walters Presents: 6 to Watch 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Canned Ham: 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 69th Annual Academy Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Presenter

Black Sheep 1996 (Movie)

Steve Dodds (Actor)

Sea World/Busch Gardens Party For the Planet 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Performer

The Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Presenter

Tommy Boy 1995 (Movie)

Richard (Actor)

PCU 1994 (Movie)

Rand McPherson (Actor)

Comics Only 1990 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Coneheads 1993 (Movie)

Turnbull (Actor)

Light Sleeper 1992 (Movie)

Theological Cokehead (Actor)

Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol 1987 (Movie)

Kyle (Actor)

The HitMan (TV Show)

Actor

The List (TV Show)

Actor

The Spoils Of Babylon (Tv Show)

Cameo
Writer (3)

Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Joe Dirt 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Lost and Found 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (2)

Fameless 2014 - 2017 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Jerome 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Music (2)

Hotel Transylvania 2012 (Movie)

("Where Did The Time Go Girl") (Song Performer)

Racing Stripes 2005 (Movie)

("U Can't Touch This") (Song Performer)

Biography

A low-key demeanor and boyish looks masked David Spade's wickedly sharp humor, which the comedian turned to his advantage and made his stock-in-trade throughout his career. Most famous on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ) for playing some aspect of his own persona - especially with his celebrity-skewering "Hollywood Minute" segment - Spade rose to prominence as the snarky, scrawny foil to the lovably loud Chris Farley in the comedy classic "Tommy Boy" (1995) and its disappointing follow-up, "Black Sheep" (1996). While Farley would succumb to tragedy, Spade played it smart, riding his scene-stealing receptionist role of Dennis Finch to increased fame on the hit sitcom, "Just Shoot Me!" (NBC, 1997-2003). Famous for a string of improbably high-profile, beautiful girlfriends - including Heather Locklear and Lara Flynn Boyle - voicing Disney's titular "The Emperor's New Groove," and starring in the cult hit "Joe Dirt" about a white trash hero, Spade remained private, hardworking and pragmatic about his success. He stayed in close touch with - and employed by - former "SNL" colleague Adam Sandler in a variety of projects, including "Grown Ups" (2010) and added his unique satirical bite as the comic secret weapon of another sitcom, "Rules of Engagement" (CBS, 2007-13). The comedian may not have had the massive, industry-changing success his "SNL" peers Sandler or Chris Rock enjoyed, but Spade carved out his own Hollywood niche, his longevity all the more impressive because of how unexpected it was.

Relationships

Caprice

Companion
Dated 2001 No longer together

Harper

Daughter
Born Aug. 26, 2008; mother, Jillian Grace

Julie Bowen Actor

Companion
No longer together

Lara Flynn Boyle Actor

Companion
Began dating 1998 Broke up 1999 after six months

Jillian Grace Actor

Companion
Had daughter Harper 2008 No longer together

Heather Locklear Actor

Companion
Reportedly began dating April 2006 after she split with Richie Sambora; both claimed they were only friends No longer dating as of September 2006

Kate Spade Actor

Sister-In-Law
Married to Andrew Spade; co-founder of Kate Spade New York

Sam Spade

Father
Abandoned family when David was young

Andy Spade

Brother
Older CEO of Kate Spade New York

Brian Spade

Brother
Older

Kristy Swanson Actor

Companion
Together from 1996-97

Judy Todd

Mother
Divorced from Spade's father in the late 1960s Remarried; second husband committed suicide; remarried two additional times

Tom Todd

Step-Father
Committed suicide 1981; David was 17 at the time

EDUCATION

Saguaro High School

Scottsdale , Arizona 1982
Was a honor student and member of the chess club

Milestones

2013

Appeared in the sequel "Grown Ups 2"

2012

Voiced the Invisible Man in animated feature "Hotel Transylvania"; also starred Sandler

2011

Reteamed with Sandler in the comedy feature "Jack and Jill"

2010

Starred in ensemble comedy "Grown Ups," about five friends who reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend; film also starred Kevin James and former "SNL" cast members Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, and Rob Schneider

2007

Cast as single friend Russell Dunbar on the CBS relationship sitcom "Rules of Engagement"

2006

Co-starred with Rob Schneider in "The Benchwarmers"

2005

Hosted the Comedy Central program "The Showbiz Show with David Spade"

2004

Joined the cast of "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter" (ABC) as Katey Sagal's nephew

2003

Played the title role of a former child actor in "Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star"

2003

Received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

2001

Played the title role in the comedy "Joe Dirt"

2000

Created (also wrote and produced) the short-lived animated series "Sammy" (NBC), which was based on Spade's relationship with his father

2000

Voiced the title character in the animated feature "The Emperor's New Groove"

1999

Executive produced the feature "Jerome," starring "Just Shoot Me" co-star Wendie Malick

1999

Wrote and starred in the feature comedy "Lost and Found"

1998

Starred and executive produced his own HBO comedy special "David Spade: Take The Hit"

1998

Lent his voice to the character of Ranger Frank in "The Rugrats Movie"

1997

Starred as snarky assistant Dennis Finch on the NBC sitcom "Just Shoot Me"; garnered Emmy (1999) and Golden Globe (1999, 2000) nominations for Supporting Actor

1997

Co-starred in the feature "8 Heads in a Duffel Bag"

1996

Re-teamed with Farley for the comedy "Black Sheep"

1995

First leading role, opposite Chris Farley in the comedy feature "Tommy Boy"

1994

Featured as a snooty conservative student in Hart Bochner's comedy "PCU"

1993

Appeared in the "SNL" spin-off feature "Coneheads"

1992

Served as a creative consultant for the awards show "The 1992 MTV Video Music Awards"

1992

Appeared in second feature film "Light Sleeper"

1990

Joined "Saturday Night Live" (NBC) as a writer and cast member; earned three Emmy (1990, 1991, 1993) nominations for Writing

1989

Appeared on the HBO standup comedy special "The 13th Annual Young Comedians Show Hosted by Dennis Miller"

1988

Earliest TV work included a guest role on an episode of the NBC sitcom "The Facts of Life"

1987

Performed his routine on Fox's "The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers"

1987

Feature film debut, played a bit part in the comedy sequel "Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol"

1986

Began performing stand-up comedy in nightclubs, theaters and college campuses

Discovered by a casting agent while performing at the Improv in Los Angeles

Bonus Trivia

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Friend and fellow "SNL" veteran Chris Rock on Spade's role as snarky assistant Dennis Finch on "Just Shoot Me" (NBC): "Spade has the easiest gig in show business there. He just sits there and throws wisecracks like a damn Muppet in the balcony." – quoted in Rolling Stone magazine, Sept. 19, 1999

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In November 2000, Spade was assaulted by his former personal assistant who had broken into his home.

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