Chevy Chase young
October 8, 1943
6 ft 4 in | 193 cm
96 kg | 210 lbs
11 US | 44 EU
Chevy Chase was born in Lower Manhattan, New York, U.S., on October 8, 1943, is an American actor and comedian. Young Chevy Chase first started performing as a member of underground comedy ensemble "Channel One", which he co-founded in 1967.
He began his full-time professional career as a writer and cast member of comedy radio show The National Lampoon Radio Hour (1973–1974). He was one of original cast members of Saturday Night Live (1975-1976).
He made his big screen debut in comedy movie The Groove Tube (1974) in role as The Fingers / Geritan / Four Leaf Clover.
Chevy's breakthrough performance came as Lieutenant Tony Carlson in comedy mystery thriller film Foul Play (1978), for which he was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards, for Best Actor and New Star of the Year.
The Last Laugh (2019) comedy in role as Al Hart, opposite Richard Dreyfuss
Panda vs. Aliens (2019) animated sci-fi in voice role as King Karoth
He portrayed Clark W. Griswold in five National Lampoon's Vacation films:
National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985)
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
Vegas Vacation (1997)
He was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Actor for his role as Nick Halloway in comedy science fiction movie Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992).
Caddyshack (1980) comedy opposite Bill Murray
Fletch (1985) action comedy with Dana Wheeler-Nicholson
Three Amigos! (1986) western comedy opposite Steve Martin and Martin Short
Spies Like Us (1985) comedy with Dan Aykroyd
Seems Like Old Times (1980) farce romance opposite Goldie Hawn
Dirty Work (1998) buddy comedy with Norm Macdonald and Artie Lange
Funny Farm (1988) drama comedy opposite Madolyn Smith
Fletch Lives (1989) comedy with Julianne Phillips
Nothing But Trouble (1991) horror comedy with Dan Aykroyd, Demi Moore and John Candy
Modern Problems (1981) fantasy comedy opposite Patti D'Arbanville and Dabney Coleman
Oh, Heavenly Dog! (1980) comedy with Jane Seymour and Omar Sharif
Deal of the Century (1983) comedy opposite Sigourney Weaver and Gregory Hines
Under the Rainbow (1981) comedy with Carrie Fisher
Funny Money (2006) comedy opposite Penelope Ann Miller and Armand Assante
He won two Primetime Emmy Awards for Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program and for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series, for Saturday Night Live (1975).
He won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Special for television special The Paul Simon Special (1977).
He played various characters in Saturday Night Live (1975–1976, 1978–1997).
He hosted his own late night talk show The Chevy Chase Show (1993).
He portrayed Pierce Hawthorne in NBC comedy television series Community (2009–2014).
Attended Riverdale Country School in New York City.
Graduated from the Stockbridge Schoolin Massachusetts.
Attended Haverford College (1962–1963).
Graduated from Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York (1967), with a Bachelor of Arts in English.
Has English, Scottish, Irish and Danish ancestry.
Played drums with the college band The Leather Canary.
Huge jazz fan.
He plays drums, piano and saxophone.
He is an environmentalist and charity fundraiser.
Received a Star on the Walk of Fame in 1993.
He hosted the Academy Awards in 1987 and 1988.
Best friends with singer Paul Simon.
Has a fear of snakes.
Published book "I'm Chevy Chase - And You're Not" by 'Rena Fruchter' in 2007.
He was married to Susan Hewitt (1973-1976) and Jacqueline Carlin (1976-1980).
He married Jayni Luke in 1982, they have three daughters: Cydney Cathalene, Caley Leigh and Emily Evelyn.
The idea of trying to write sketches the same way we did on Saturday Night Live every day would be damn near impossible.
Any good actor has to have a good sense of humour, too; they have to be able to manipulate people.
A laugh is a surprise. And all humor is physical. I was always athletic, so that came naturally to me.
The best comedy I ever did was when people didn't know who I was.
I was a young, new, hot star, and I had this unbelievable arrogance. As time went on, the strident narcissism and arrogance slowly diminished. But I was definitely there. I'm older now. And a big crybaby.
I did very well when I was younger, and I am fine.
I come from a much freer kind of performance thing, where I rely on my own improv and my own sense of humor.
Every Vacation movie didn't just make the studio money. They each made the studio a lot of money.
I'm going to give you a little advice. There's a force in the universe that makes things happen. And all you have to do is get in touch with it, stop thinking, let things happen, and be the ball.