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David Spade

Nominated for a 1999 Emmy Award for his memorable role as Dennis Finch, the wise-cracking, power-hungry assistant on Just Shoot Me, David Spade was previously best known for his five-year stint as a cast member of NBC's Saturday Night Live. Nominated for a Golden Globe in 1999 and 2000, and an American Comedy Award in 1999 for his work on Just Shoot Me, Spade's film career also continues to grow.

Last year, Spade joined the cast of the popular ABC comedy 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter. This year, Spade created his own Comedy Central show, which he will executive produce and write along with pal Hugh Fink (former SNL writer). The show is a half hour comedy spoof on Hollywood, ala Spade's famed Saturday Night Live sketch Hollywood Minute. The show will premiere in January of 2005.

Spade was last seen starring in Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, which he co-wrote with Fred Wolf. Previously, Spade starred and co-wrote Joe Dirt. He is also the lead voice in the animated holiday classic, The Emperor's New Groove with Eartha Kitt, John Goodman and Wendie Malick.

Born in Birmingham, Michigan, and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, Spade began his career by performing stand-up comedy in clubs, theaters and colleges across the country. He made his television debut on SNL and was soon named the Hot Stand-Up Comedian of the Year by Rolling Stone magazine. In addition to SNL, Spade has guest-starred on the critically acclaimed The Larry Sanders Show and appeared in HBO's 13th Annual Young Comedians Special. In 1999, he headlined his own HBO special, David Spade: Take the Hit.

Spade co-starred with SNL alumnus Chris Farley in the films Tommy Boy and Black Sheep, and the pair won a 1996 MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo for the former. His other feature credits include Reality Bites, Light Sleeper and Coneheads. In 1999, Spade starred in the romantic comedy Lost & Found, for which he also co-wrote the screenplay.

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David Spade Facts

Birth NameDavid Wayne Spade
BirthdayJuly 22, 1964 (59)
BirthplaceBirmingham, Michigan, USA
Height5' 6½" (1m69)  How tall is David Spade compared to you?
Awards1996 MTV Movie Awards: Best On-Screen Duo (for Tommy Boy)
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Selected Filmography

Hotel Transylvania
Black Sheep
Hotel Transylvania 2
Grown Ups
Grown Ups 2
David Spade Hates Coachella
David Spade: Take the Hit
The Emperor's New Groove
Just Shoot Me!: The Complete Series
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