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Chevy Chase

Mostly Credited As: Chevy Chase
Sometimes Credited As: Chevey Chase

Birth Name: Cornelius Crane Chase
Date Of Birth: October 08, 1943 (Age 72)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Woodstock, New York
Height: 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Chevy Chase

Chevy Chase is an American actor/comedian, and was born on October 8, 1943 in New York City. Chevy's name at birth was the much more distinguished sounding Cornelius Crane Chase. He began a long, storied career in entertainment in the early 1970's, serving as part of several touring comedy troupes. In 1975, Chase burst into America's collective living room as an original cast member on 'Saturday Night Live'. Chase was the original host of the popular 'Weekend Update' segment, and became famous for his characterization of President Gerald Ford.

Chevy became the first cast member to leave the now TV institution in 1976, but has returned to host the show eight times. From SNL, Chase moved on to a very successful film career throughout the 1980's. In 1980, Chase appeared as Ty Webb in 'Caddyshack'. In 1983, he hit upon what is perhaps his signature acting role, that of harried father and husband Clark W. Griswold in the 'National Lampoon's Vacation' franchise. Two years later, Chase would strike gold again as sarcastic reporter Irwin 'Fletch' Fletcher in the 1985 comedy 'Fletch'.

Once his movie career began waning in the 1990's, Chase tried his hand at a late night talk show entitled 'The Chevy Chase Show'. Unfortunately, the program was canceled after one season. To encompass the entirety of Mr. Chase's career would take me about five more paragraphs, but suffice it to say that he's pretty much done it all. He could most recently be seen as Pierce Hawthorne on the NBC comedy 'Community', but left the series in 2013 after several disputes with producers. Only time will tell where he shows up next. After all, he's Chevy Chase, and you're not.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Chev & Bev (2015)As: Chase
Community (2009)As: Pierce Hawthorne (Seasons 1-4)
Charity Jam (2005)As: Himself
The Hamptons (2002) (2002)As: Himself
Saturday Night Live (1975)As: Various (1975-1976)
The Academy Awards (1953)As: Himself (Co-Host/Host 1987-1988)
Episode Cast Credits 

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary (Feb/15/2015) As Himself 
  Seth Rogen/Spoon 33x02: (Oct/06/2007) As Himself 
  Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live (Feb/20/2005) As Himself 
  Seann William Scott/Sum 41 27x02: (Oct/06/2001) As The Land Shark, [Uncredited]

Hot In Cleveland (2010) 
  People Feeding People 05x13: (Jul/02/2014) As Ross Barkley, [Special Guest Stars]

The Kumars (2014) 
  Episode 1 01x01: (Jan/15/2014) As Himself 

Community (2009) 
  Repilot 05x01: (Jan/02/2014) As Pierce Hawthorne (Special Appearance by), [Special Guest Stars]

Oprah (1986) 
  Tina Fey, Chevy Chase, Dana Carvey: A "Saturday Night Live" Class Reunion 25x99: (Apr/12/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Soup (2004) 
  Episode 654 06x62: (Jan/15/2010) As Himself, [Special Guest Stars]

The Bonnie Hunt Show (2008) (2008) 
  Chevy Chase, Jennifer Morrison 02x48: (Nov/11/2009) As Himself 

Family Guy (1999) 
  Spies Reminiscent of Us 08x03: (Oct/11/2009) Voiced  Himself 
  Blue Harvest 06x01: (Sep/23/2007) Voiced  Clark Griswold 

Live with Kelly & Michael (1983) 
  Chevy Chase, Julie Andrews 28x23: (Oct/07/2009) As Himself 
  Chevy Chase, Daniel Dae Kim 27x166: (Apr/20/2009) As Himself 
  Madonna, Chevy Chase and Gretchen Wilson 25x45: (Nov/03/2006) As Himself 

Chuck (2007) 
  Chuck Versus the Ring (1) 02x22: (Apr/27/2009) As Ted Roark 
  Chuck Versus the Colonel 02x21: (Apr/20/2009) As Ted Roark 
  Chuck Versus the Dream Job 02x19: (Apr/06/2009) As Ted Roark 

Brothers & Sisters (2006) 
  Holy Matrimony! 02x09: (Dec/02/2007) As Stan Harris 
  Something New 02x08: (Nov/25/2007) As Stan Harris 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Chevy Chase, Amanda Beard, Satellite Party 14x156: (Jun/05/2007) As Himself 
  Chevy Chase, Mary McCormack, Phish 04x114: (Mar/05/1997) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Chevy Chase, Marv Albert, Bruce Hornsby 03x76: (Jan/03/1996) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Chevy Chase, Claire Danes, Luscious Jackson 02x197: (Jul/18/1995) As Himself 

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 
  Chevy Chase, Hannah Storm, Montgomery 03x13: (Jan/18/2007) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Today (US) (1952) 
  Chevy Chase, Cast of Broadway's "Mary Poppins" 56x45: (Nov/03/2006) As Himself 

Law & Order (1990) 
  In Vino Veritas 17x07: (Nov/03/2006) As Mitch Carroll, [Special Guest Stars]

Celebrity Poker Showdown (2003) 
  Tournament 4 Game 4 04x04: (Nov/07/2004) As Himself 

Primetime Glick (2001) 
  George Wendt / Chevy Chase 01x10: (Aug/22/2001) As Himself 

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996) 
  Chevy Chase 02x24: (Feb/13/1997) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Solid Gold (1980) 
  Co-host 01x05: (Oct/11/1980) As Himself, [Guest Hosts]

The Midnight Special (1973) 
  Host: Chevy Chase 09x04: (Sep/26/1980) As Himself (Host) 

The Academy Awards (1953) 
  The 49th Annual Academy Awards 25x01: (Mar/28/1977) As Presenter, [Featuring]

Van Dyke and Company (1976) 
  Flip Wilson, Chevy Chase 01x01: (Sep/20/1976) As Himself 

Looney Tunes (2003) 
  Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes 50th Anniversary Special 48x274: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 

He is most remembered from his appearances from 1975 to 1976 on Saturday Night Live, and in the Vacation, Caddyshack movies and Fletch movies.

Chevy was married to actress Jacqueline Carlin from December 1976 to 1980, and he married Jaynie Luke in March 1982 and they have had three children together so far.

Chevy went to pre-med school because he thought he wanted to be a doctor. He claims that before he became an actor and comedian he was a writer, drummer, a pianist, a truck, cab and motorcycle driver.

He has also said he was a construction worker, a fruit picker, a waiter and busboy, the head of produce in a supermarket, an audio engineer, a salesman in a wine store and a theater usher.

Chevy was interviewed by his daughter for teeninc.com and asked: “What was a funny and embarrassing moment that ever happened to you?” He said “The time I spit tuna fish out of my nose in front of my date's mother when I was 15.”

He would rather do family-oriented movies and has turned down roles in several films including the Gary Sinese supporting role in "Forrest Gump" and the lead Kevin Spacey role in "American Beauty".

He received a Star on the Walk of Fame for "Motion Picture" despite that fact that every movie he participated in by 1990 was a critical failure.

Chevy was actually a childhood nickname he got from by his grandmother, after the old poem and Washington D.C. suburb.

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