David Cross

Emmy-winning American Comedian + Writer and Actor

David Cross is an American actor, writer and stand-up comedian known primarily for his standup work, the HBO sketch comedy series Mr. Show, and his role as Tobias Fünke in the Fox sitcom Arrested Development. Additionally Cross created, wrote, executive produced, and starred in The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, had a prominent role in the Comedy Central animated sitcom Freak Show, and has a recurring role in the ABC sitcom Modern Family.… Read More

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1964 Birth Cross was born in Atlanta, Georgia on April 4, 1964, the son of Barry and Susi, the former of whom emigrated from Leeds, England. … Read More


1994 30 Years Old Radio artist Joe Frank heard David Cross at Un-Cabaret in Los Angeles, and hired him to appear in Frank's 1994 radio programs, "A Hearing" and "The Last Run" which in 1997 was combined to become "The OJ Chronicles" where David appears as OJ's Valet.
1999 35 Years Old 1 More Event
Cross also starred in the Joe Frank program Jam, produced in 1999 and has more recently worked with Joe Frank on radio shows for KCRW's Unfictional.
2003 39 Years Old In 2003, he released his first tour film Let America Laugh and was named #85 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 greatest stand-ups of all time. … Read More


2004 40 Years Old In 2004, Cross provided voices for a Marine in Halo 2 and a store clerk named Zero in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. … Read More
2005 41 Years Old In 2005, he contributed to the UNICEF benefit song "Do They Know It's Hallowe'en? … Read More
2009 45 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2009, Cross released his first book I Drink for a Reason. … Read More
2010 46 Years Old On March 29, 2010, his first comedy special in six years, Bigger and Blackerer, was streamed on Epix HD. … Read More
2011 47 Years Old In August 2011, after four years of dating, Cross became engaged to Amber Tamblyn who is 19 years younger than Cross. The couple wed on October 6, 2012. … Read More
2012 48 Years Old Cross starred alongside Julia Stiles and America Ferrera in It's a Disaster, which premiered at the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival. … Read More


2014 50 Years Old His directorial debut film Hits premiered at 2014 Sundance Film Festival. … Read More
2015 51 Years Old In April 2015, episodes were ordered for a new sketch comedy show starring Cross and Odenkirk called W/ Bob & David. … Read More
2016 52 Years Old 1 More Event
Cross announced that he would embark on a 51-date nationwide stand-up tour from Jan. 26, 2016, in San Diego through April 24, 2016, in Oklahoma City. … Read More
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