David Spade
American actor and stand-up comedian
David Spade
David Wayne Spade is an American actor, comedian, and television personality. He is best known for his nasally and high pitched voice and his use of cutting and sarcastic one liners. He first became famous in the 1990s as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, and from 1997 until 2003 when he starred as Dennis Finch on Just Shoot Me!. He also starred as C.J. Barnes, along with Katey Sagal, James Garner and Kaley Cuoco on 8 Simple Rules.
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See What Your Favorite 'Saturday Night Live' Stars Looked Like Before They Were Famous
Huffington Post - 5 months
To commemorate the upcoming Season 42 premiere of “Saturday Night Live,” we’re taking a trip down memory lane.  Thanks to the folks at Classmates, we’re bringing you back to the days when your favorite stars from the sketch comedy series were just high school kids. Because even celebrities like Will Ferrell, David Spade and Gilda Radner had to sit through Picture Day just like the rest of us.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Highlights from Comedy Central's roast of Rob Lowe
CNN - 6 months
Peyton Manning, David Spade, and others take shots at "West Wing" actor Rob Lowe.
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Burned! The 'Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe' May Be The Most Confrontational Roast Ever
Huffington Post - 6 months
Trump. Clinton. Nasty culture clashes. What the hell happened to 2016? It makes a Kardashian scandal seem like a fairy tale. Let's face it: It's a mad, mad, mad, mad world of late, so when levity arrives, there's no shame in savoring a good vibe. Even at the expense of a film and television darling? Enter "The Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe." (Labor Day, 10 p.m. ET.) Lowe, the '80s dreamboat ("The Outsiders," St. Elmo's Fire," "About Last Night") cum Emmy-nominated actor ("The West Wing") turned TV comedy star ("The Grinder") was amped about the roast weeks prior to its taping last weekend. Still, few could have predicted how much buzz this roast would produce. The show goes where no roast has gone before--from raunchy revelations about hung libidos and '80s sex tapes to use of the C-word and extreme racist references--the latter two directed at conservative Ann Coulter, who showed off her new book on the show. (She and the book were met with much brouhaha.) Meanwhile, c ...
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Ann Coulter Is Singled Out And Mercilessly Destroyed At Rob Lowe Roast
Huffington Post - 6 months
On Saturday night, Comedy Central taped the “Roast of Rob Lowe,” and even though the actor experienced the brunt of the burns, Ann Coulter was targeted with some of the most brutal. SNL’s Pete Davidson went as far as referring to Coulter as a “racist c**t,” and comedian Jimmy Carr did not hold back, calling Coulter “one of most repugnant, hateful, hatchet-face bitches alive.” “It’s not too late to change, Ann,” said Carr. “You could kill yourself!”  Ouch! Here are just a few of the other gems from the night: “If you are here, Ann, who is scaring the crows away from our crops?” — Pete Davidson of “SNL” “Ann, you’re awful. The only person you will ever make happy is the Mexican who digs your grave.” — Comedian Nikki Glaser “She seems stiff and conservative, but Ann gets wild in the sheets. Just ask the Klan.” — Comedian David Spade “I do want to say as a feminist that I can’t support everything that’s been said tonight. But as someone who ha ...
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David Spade enters the 'No Spin Zone'
Fox News - about 1 year
Actor on politics and his new book
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A-Sides with Jon Chattman: #OscarsNotWhite - Hypothetical Nominations That Should've Happened Since 2000
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Will and Jada aren't going. Spike Lee will be courtside at the Knicks. Tyrese Gibson and 50 Cent want Chris Rock to step down as host of this year's Academy Awards. I get it. I really do. The #OscarsSoWhite hashtag is on-point. The voters dropped the ball last year when they failed to give a nomination to anyone of color in major categories. Ditto for this year, and years before this and last year. Having said all of this, each nominee these past two years in top categories have been deserving. It's not as if Will Smith was snubbed for Concussion in place of David Spade for Joe Dirt 2. Snubs happen. But to flip it back to the start, something clearly needs to be done. Below, I've compiled a list of nominees of color over the last 15 years that should've received nominations and even won the statue. Before you read my choices (and feel free to put yours down in the comments section below), I'll say this: anyone who is asking Rock to step down is wrong. If ever you want your voice ...
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<i>Hotel Transylvania 2</i> Set Design, Although Animated, Is Still Serious Business
Huffington Post - about 1 year
This week, Sony Animation released a video on the production design of their Dracula-based animated movie, Hotel Transylvania 2. Even though the movie is animated, the set designers take their job very seriously. In the video, they talk about the set as if it is a real place. 2012's Hotel Transylvania was about a special getaway for monsters only. The hotel is a place they can go to hide out from humans and relax. However, everything goes haywire when a human named Johnny (voiced by Andy Samberg) gets in. The hotel is owned by none other than Dracula himself (voiced by Adam Sandler), who tries to keep the monsters from finding out about the human before he can be removed. Unfortunately for Dracula, his daughter, Mavis (voiced by Selena Gomez), ends up falling in love with the guy. In Hotel Transylvania 2, the two lovebirds are married and have a son. However, Dracula is concerned that his grandson, Dennis (voiced by Asher Blinkoff), is not exhibiting any vampire abilities. Dracula ...
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David Spade thinks the Obamas are on too many TV shows
Fox News - about 1 year
David Spade thinks the Obamas are on too many TV shows.
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Gwen Stefani And Blake Shelton Watch Arizona Cardinals Play Football On Date Night
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton had some all-American fun on Sunday, taking in a football game in Arizona.  The coaches on "The Voice" watched the Arizona Cardinals play the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. Stefani wore a camouflage hat, bright red boots, a pair of jeans that looked like they were dipped in gold and a black patterned jacket. Shelton, a huge Cardinals fan, kept it casual in jeans and a sweatshirt.  Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are in the house! #GBvsAZ A photo posted by Arizona Cardinals (@azcardinals) on Dec 27, 2015 at 12:26pm PST It must be a big game! @blakeshelton and @gwenstefani are in the house today! #GBvsAZ pic.twitter.com/CjJHLXuQxL — Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) December 27, 2015 #football @AZCardinals @blakeshelton Eeeeeekkkkk! @NFL gx pic.twitter.com/tudnUFl0fn — Gwen Stefani (@gwenstefani) December 27, 2015 It seems all eyes (and cameras!) were focused on the couple at the game.  ...
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David Spade Thinks President Obama Is Too 'Thirsty' For Attention
Huffington Post - about 1 year
David Spade has criticized President Barack Obama for being a little too "thirsty" for the spotlight.  In a new video posted by TMZ on Sunday, the comedian voices his opinion about the president and first lady appearing on reality TV, magazine covers and talk shows. ("Michelle Obama's on 'Ellen' more than I am," Spade notes.)  "What president is doing reality shows?" Spade asks in the clip, adding, "I thought a president should have a little more dignity [than that]." He also criticizes Obama's recent GQ magazine cover, saying that the president should "leave that to Bradley Cooper" because, as POTUS, he's already "above all of us."  In general, Spade considers the Obamas "a bit thirsty" for his own tastes, but admits that we're just living in a different time.  "It's just a new world. I'm not used to it. It just seems a bit thirsty for me, that's all," he says. "I think they're going to do fine, but they're plotting [for] after the White House."  His final ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of David Spade
    FORTIES
  • 2013
    Age 48
    Spade also donated $200,000 for the Oklahoma tornado relief program on May 20, 2013 and $100,000 toward the ALS ice bucket challenge in 2014.
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  • 2010
    Age 45
    In 2010, he worked with TBS on a pilot for an animated series based on Joe Dirt, but it was eventually dropped.
    More Details Hide Details Spade received an Emmy nomination and two Golden Globe nominations for his role as Dennis Finch on Just Shoot Me! On September 5, 2003, Spade received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Spade and Playboy Playmate Jillian Grace have a daughter, Harper (born 2008). Spade has become very sensitive to light. The combination of bright lights on-set and working under sunlight while filming Black Sheep caused permanent damage to his eyes, and requires Spade to wear a hat, even indoors, and to dim the lights in the make-up trailers.
  • 2007
    Age 42
    From 2007 to 2013, Spade starred as Russell Dunbar in the ensemble CBS sitcom Rules of Engagement.
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  • 2006
    Age 41
    Spade was one of the voice talents for the 2006 video game The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning.
    More Details Hide Details He provided the voice of Spyro's dragonfly companion, Sparx.
  • 2005
    Age 40
    In December 2005, Spade donated $100,000 to the police department in his hometown of Phoenix, which provided 50 AR-15 semi-automatic rifles for the officers.
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    He hosted the Comedy Central TV show The Showbiz Show with David Spade for three seasons, from September 2005 to October 2007.
    More Details Hide Details On the show Spade made fun of Hollywood and celebrities in a manner similar to his old "Hollywood Minute" segment on SNL.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2004
    Age 39
    In 2004, he joined the cast of 8 Simple Rules, following the death of the sitcom's star, John Ritter, for the show's third and final season.
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  • 2003
    Age 38
    Spade hosted both the Teen Choice Awards and SpikeTV's Video Game Awards in 2003.
    More Details Hide Details He voiced characters on several episodes of Beavis and Butt-head, and produced his own TV series Sammy in 2000. From 2002 to 2006 Spade regularly appeared in commercials for Capital One (with Nate Torrence) where he played the employee of a fictional rival company whose policy toward honoring credit card rewards (and just about everything else) is "always no."
    Spade starred again in the 2003 film Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, again co-written by Spade and Wolf.
    More Details Hide Details It was the first of many films in which Spade has appeared that were produced by another Saturday Night Live castmate, Adam Sandler. Most notable among these are the films Grown Ups (2010) and Grown Ups 2 (2013), both of which included Spade and Sandler among the lead roles, and both of which were major box office hits.
  • 2001
    Age 36
    While appearing on Just Shoot Me, Spade had his first solo starring role as the title character in the 2001 film Joe Dirt, which was a modest box office success.
    More Details Hide Details The film was co-written by Spade and Fred Wolf.
  • 1997
    Age 32
    Although he received several offers to star in his own TV shows, he turned them down and joined the ensemble cast of Steven Levitan's office sitcom Just Shoot Me!, opposite Laura San Giacomo and George Segal, which ran for seven seasons from 1997 to 2003.
    More Details Hide Details He played a sarcastic receptionist, Dennis Finch.
  • 1996
    Age 31
    He then quit in 1996 citing "burnout" as the reason.
    More Details Hide Details Said Spade, "When I leave, it will be to ease the pressure, not to be a movie star. You can't stay there forever – it kills you inside. It ages you in dog years. It's a tough place." He returned to host an episode in 1998 and another in 2005. Spade's film career was successful. He appeared with fellow Saturday Night Live cast member and friend Chris Farley in two buddy comedy films, Tommy Boy (1995) and Black Sheep (1996). The two were planning a third film together when Farley died of a drug overdose in 1997 at the age of 33. When Spade declined to attend Farley's funeral, rumors abounded that there was a falling out between the two. Spade admitted that their friendship had been strained partly because of Farley's drug problem, but stated that the reason he did not attend the funeral was simply that he could not handle it emotionally.
  • 1995
    Age 30
    Though most of the cast left in 1995, Spade stayed the following year to help in the transition with the new cast.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1990
    Age 25
    With the help of friend and fellow comedian Dennis Miller, he joined Saturday Night Live in 1990 as a regular cast member and writer.
    More Details Hide Details While there, he became known for his brand of sarcasm, and his smart aleck characters in a number of sketches were hits. Some of them include a flight attendant for "Total Bastard Airlines" who bids a dismissive "Buh-Bye" to each passenger upon disembarking; a receptionist for Dick Clark who, as a matter of policy, asks people indiscriminately "And you are?"; and the sarcastic "Hollywood Minute" reporter who communicates with celebrities by means of one-liners. Other characters include Christy Henderson from the Gap Girls, and Karl from the Karl's Video sketches. He also did impressions of various celebrities, including Brad Pitt and Michael J. Fox. According to interviews with Spade, most of the material that he wrote early in his time at SNL was given to Dana Carvey to perform on the show. Due to his relatively low work rate, he was in danger of being fired as a performer, until the "Hollywood Minute" segment secured his position.
  • 1986
    Age 21
    Spade attended Saguaro High School and later Scottsdale Community College, before transferring to Arizona State University, where he earned his bachelor's degree in business in 1986.
    More Details Hide Details He also was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Spade performed standup at the university's long-running sketch comedy show, Farce Side Comedy Hour, on numerous occasions. In the mid-80s he also did "stand up" in the Monday night comedy show at Greasy Tony's Pizza in Tempe, Arizona.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1964
    Born
    Born on July 22, 1964.
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