This article is all about a successful comic, and our appreciation for making us laugh whenever we see him on our TV screens. David Spade, who was nominated in 1999 for an Emmy Award for his memorable role as Dennis Finch, is an American actor, stand-up comedian, and writer. Best known for his deadpan jokes and for his memorable characters including the sarcastic “Hollywood Minute” reporter on Weekend Update and catchphrases like “And you are…?” and “Buh-Bye!”, he gained fame in the late 90s as a cast on Saturday Night Live (SNL) after which he began making several appearances on television as an actor in Tommy Boy, Joe Dirt 1 and 2, Grown Ups 1 and 2, and TV sitcoms such as Just Shoot Me and Rules of Engagement.
David Spade’s Bio (Age – How Old is He?)
The comedian was born as David Wayne Spade on the 22nd of July, 1964 in Birmingham, Michigan, U.S.A. He was raised in Scottsdale, Arizona to parents Judith J. and M. Spade. It should be noted that his mom wrote and edited for a magazine while his father was a salesman. David has two other siblings named Bryan and Andy Spade. His father, however, left the family all of a sudden when he was about 4 years old. This resulted in his mom having to raise her boys as a single parent in abject poverty. Before he became famous, David Spade worked as a busboy, valet, and also competed in ski ball championships. As a teen, he loved watching Saturday Night Live and dropped out of community college to work in a skateboard shop and perform occasional stand-up gigs.
Dаvіd Spade’s сarееr in ТV ѕtаrtеd іn 1988 аftеr bеіng іntrоduсеd bу Dеnnіѕ Міllеr tо Ѕаturdау Nіght Lіvе аѕ аn аuthоr аnd а саѕt mеmbеr. Не mimiced kеу fіgurеѕ lіkе Місhаеl Ј. Fохх and Вrаd Ріtt. Аftеr quіttіng іn 1995, hе wеnt bасk tо аnсhоr thе ѕhоw іn ѕоmе оf іtѕ еріѕоdеѕ іn 1998 аnd 2005. Іn hіѕ саrееr, Dаvіd hаѕ арреаrеd іn ѕеvеrаl оthеr ТV ѕhоwѕ lіkе Grеg Тhе Вunnу (2002), 8 Ѕіmрlе Rulеѕ (2004-2005), Тhе Ѕhоwbіz Ѕhоw Wіth Dаvіd Ѕраdе (2005-2007), Rulеѕ Оf Еngаgеmеnt (2007-2013), Јіmmу Кіmmеl Lіvе (2017), аnd оthеrѕ.
Tragedy struck when friend Chris Farley died of a drug overdose. Though the news couldn’t have come as a total surprise to those who knew of Farley’s excessive consumption of food, alcohol, and controlled substances, the comic’s untimely death still devastated David, who didn’t attend Chris’s funeral.
David Spade was last seen in his latest national stand-up tour, Netflix Presents: Sandy Wexler’s Here Comes the Funny, alongside Nick Swardson and Rob Schneider. David starred in the Netflix original comedy THE DO-OVER, alongside stars like Paula Patton. The comedy turned out to become one of Netflix’s biggest releases.
David Spade has been in several relationships with popular actresses and celebrities in the past. Nevertheless, he is yet to make it down the aisle. The actor has an adorable daughter named Harper Spade, which was a product of his relationship with an American model named Jillian Grace. The pair reportedly started their relationship in 2007 and their daughter Harper was born on August 2008.
Height and Other Facts
– David Spade stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches or 1.70 m. He maintains a bodyweight of 78 kg or 171 lbs. David Spade’s distinctive features include his blue eye color and blonde hair color.
– David Spade revealed he still received hate comments on social media from users regarding the death of Chris Farley, his Saturday Night Live pal and Tommy Boy co-star, who was 33 when he died in 1997 from an overdose of hard drugs.
– David’s stepfather committed suicide when he was just 15 years old, and he revealed some of his “close friends” had also tragically died throughout his high school and college years; like his friend and opening act, comedian Brody Stevens, who also took his life at the age of 48. The LAPD confirmed to Fox News at the time the funnyman was found lifeless in his home.
– In December 2005, Spade donated $100,000 to the police department of Phoenix, which provided firearms for the officers. Spade also donated $200,000 for the Oklahoma tornado relief program on the 20th of May, 2013, $100,000 toward the ALS ice bucket challenge in 2014, and $100,000 to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in June 2018 after the suicide of his sister-in-law Kate Spade, a fashion designer.