More than a Comedian and actor, David Spade is also a writer, author, and TV personality; who shot to fame in 1990 when he became a cast member of the late-night show Saturday Night Live. Although already three years in the movie industry, the show launched Spade into an acting career that currently spans over thirty years and continues to get him featured in more movies, TV shows, music videos, and even games. In this article, we will tell you all that we know about David Spade’s net worth including how he was able to amass his wealth; without leaving out important details about his background.
How Did David Spade Make His Money?
David Spade was born and named David Wayne Spade in Birmingham, Michigan, the United States, on July 22, 1964, to parents, Wayne, and Judith J. Spade. His mother worked as a writer and magazine editor. While his father worked as a sales representative. Although born in Birmingham, Spade spent most of his formative years in Scottsdale, Arizona; beginning from age 4, when his parents moved there. However, it wasn’t all rosy for little Dave as his parents got divorced not long after that. He was raised alongside his brothers, Bryan and Andy, by their mom in poverty.
Growing up, Spade attended Saguaro High School and later proceeded to Scottsdale Community College. But his time at Scottsdale was short-lived as he was later transferred to Arizona State University where he eventually graduated with a degree in business in 1986. But not after working in a skateboard shop and performing stand-up comedic gigs occasionally. In college, Spade performed stand-up comedy at Arizona State University’s sketch comedy show, Farce Side Comedy Hour, on several occasions. During the mid-1980s Spade also performed at the Monday night comedy show at Greasy Tony’s Pizza in Tempe, Arizona. But those were only the beginning parts of his career.
Although best known as a cast member on the Saturday Night Live Show, Spade didn’t always begin that way. Back in the late 80s, he got on board the SNL team as a writer and eventually worked his way up the ladder. After several successful hits and sketches—such as Hollywood Minute—he finally left SNL in 1996 citing burnout. He later joined the cast of Steven Levitan’s office situation comedy show, Just Shoot Me!; in which he appeared—as a sarcastic receptionist, Dennis Finch—opposite Laura San Giacomo and George Segal. The show ran seven seasons in all; from 1997 to 2003.
In the years that followed, Spade would appear in several films, including Eight Heads in a Duffel Bag (1997), Senseless (1998), Lost & Found (1999) and Joe Dirt (2001). David Spade also voiced a character in the animated film The Emperor’s New Groove (2000). In recent times. He’s appeared in films and TV shows such as Father of the Year (2018), Warning Shot (2018), The Mayor (2017) and Lights Out with David Spade (2019), So far, he’s starred in no less than 80 films, TV shows, and also video games.
More so, Spade’s incredible stint hasn’t gone unnoticed. He has seen an Emmy nomination and two Golden Globe nominations for his role as Dennis Finch on Just Shoot Me!. In September of 2003, Spade received a star on the prestigious Hollywood Walk of Fame. In a way, we believe all of these must-have added to David Spade’s net worth.
David Spade’s Net Worth – How Much is the Actor Worth Now?
As of our last update, sources put David Spade’s net worth at $60 million. His over three-decade career has earned him an incredible amount of money and enabled him to charge considerable premium too. He reportedly makes $150,000 per episodes for the TV shows he stars in. More so, his audiobook, A Polaroid Guy in a Snapchat World, still earns him royalties as you read. But it doesn’t end there. Spade is also big on charity.
In 2005, he donated a whopping $100,000 to the Phoenix Police Department. And over $200,000 for the Oklahoma tornado relief. In June of 2018, the actor gave $100,000 to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). This came after the tragic suicide of his sister-in-law, Kate Spade, who was a fashion designer. He and his family currently live in their $20 million Beverly Hills mansion. The Home came under attack in 2017 when burglars made away with cash and jewelry worth over $80,000. As David Spade’s net worth continued to soar even months after the incident, one message stands out to the burglars; “there’s more where that came from”.