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David Spade

David SpadeAKA David Wayne Spade

Born: 22-Jul-1964
Birthplace: Birmingham, MI

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Comic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Rules of Engagement

David Spade's parents divorced when he was a toddler, and his father would "pop in once a year to take us to the circus," Spade says. In grade school, he says he was taunted relentlessly by the other kids. His mother eventually remarried, but Spade's stepfather killed himself in 1980, when Spade was 15. At about this time, perhaps as a defense mechanism, young Spade began taking almost nothing seriously, and became known as a class cut-up. His high school hijinks included planting stink bombs, and raising underwear up the flagpole. During his senior year in high school, he was suspended for the seemingly minor crime of putting up unauthorized "Class of 82 rocks" posters in the hallways.

He started doing stand-up comedy while attending college, and made his big-screen debut in 1987's Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol. He performed stand-up on Fox's The Late Show with Joan Rivers, and when she was fired, Fox asked Spade to be one of several rotating hosts, but he declined. After a few more years languishing in night clubs, Spade joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in 1990, where his caricatures included a hostile receptionist for Dick Clark, and a hostile celebrity reporter insulting the stars in "Hollywood Minute". After six seasons on SNL, Spade went on to star as a sarcastic office worker on the sitcom Just Shoot Me with Laura San Giacomo, and eventually wandered into the cast of 8 Simple Rules after the untimely death of its star, John Ritter. He briefly hosted The Showbiz Show, a talk show on Comedy Central.

In the cartoon The Emperor's New Groove, Spade voiced the Emperor, "a bumptious, cynical, totally selfish egomaniac". He has also starred in several low-budget and low-grossing comedies, including Tommy Boy with longtime partner Chris Farley, Joe Dirt with Dennis Miller, and Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star with Doris Roberts

In 2000, he was attacked and robbed by his personal assistant, one David "Skippy" Malloy. In 2001, he was ticketed and prosecuted for reckless jet-skiing.

Father: Wayne Spade (abandoned family)
Mother: Judy Todd
Father: (step-father, veteran, d. 1980 suicide)
Brother: Bryan Spade
Brother: Andrew Spade (CEO, Kate Spade designer handbags)
Girlfriend: Kristy Swanson (actress, together in mid-1990s)
Girlfriend: Lara Flynn Boyle (actress, together 1998-99)
Girlfriend: Danneel Harris (actress)
Girlfriend: Heather Locklear (actress)
Girlfriend: Julie Bowen (actress, together 2002-03)
Girlfriend: Jillian Grace (Playboy Playmate, one daughter)
Daughter: Harper (b. 26-Aug-2008)

    High School: Saguaro High School, Scottsdale, AZ (1982)
    University: Business, Arizona State University (1986)

    John Kerry for President
    Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity
    Endorsement of Dr Pepper Snapple Group Seven-Up (2010)
    Endorsement of Verizon Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas, NV
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 5-Sep-2003
    Roast: Lorne Michaels (2004)

    Rules of Engagement Russell (2007-)
    The Showbiz Show with David Spade Host (2005-07)
    8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter C. J. Barnes (2004-05)
    Just Shoot Me! Dennis Finch (1997-2003)
    Saturday Night Live (1990-96)

    Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (13-Jun-2018) [VOICE]
    Sandy Wexler (14-Apr-2017)
    The Do-Over (27-May-2016)
    The Ridiculous 6 (6-Dec-2015)
    Hotel Transylvania 2 (21-Sep-2015) [VOICE]
    Entourage (27-May-2015)
    The Spoils of Babylon (9-Jan-2014)
    Grown Ups 2 (11-Jul-2013)
    Hotel Transylvania (8-Sep-2012) [VOICE]
    Jack and Jill (11-Nov-2011) · Monica
    Grown Ups (24-Jun-2010) · Marcus Higgins
    The Benchwarmers (7-Apr-2006) · Richie
    Grandma's Boy (6-Jan-2006)
    Kronk's New Groove (29-Nov-2005) [VOICE]
    Racing Stripes (14-Jan-2005) · Scuzz [VOICE]
    Lil' Pimp (11-Jan-2005) [VOICE]
    Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (3-Sep-2003) · Dickie Roberts
    Joe Dirt (11-Apr-2001) · Joe Dirt
    The Emperor's New Groove (10-Dec-2000) [VOICE]
    Lost & Found (23-Apr-1999) · Dylan
    The Rugrats Movie (20-Nov-1998) [VOICE]
    Senseless (20-Feb-1998) · Scott Thorpe
    8 Heads in a Duffel Bag (18-Apr-1997) · Ernie
    Black Sheep (2-Feb-1996) · Steve Dodds
    Tommy Boy (31-Mar-1995)
    PCU (29-Apr-1994)
    Coneheads (23-Jul-1993) · Turnbull
    Light Sleeper (21-Aug-1992) · Theological Cokehead
    Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (3-Apr-1987)

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