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Chevy Chase

 
Bio:
Actor and comedian Chevy Chase was born Cornelius Crane Chase on October 8, 1943, in New York City. His grandmother nicknamed him Chevy Chase after the wealthy Maryland community. After being named valedictorian of his high school class, Chase went on to Bard College, where he earned a B.A. in ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Actor and comedian Chevy Chase was born Cornelius Crane Chase on October 8, 1943, in New York City. His grandmother nicknamed him Chevy Chase after the wealthy Maryland community. After being named valedictorian of his high school class, Chase went on to Bard College, where he earned a B.A. in ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1973
Performer

Writing

Bookwriter
Sketches

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Alison Brie, Joel McHale, Chevy Chase Photo

Alison Brie, Joel McHale, Chevy Chase

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Joel McHale, Chevy Chase Photo

Joel McHale, Chevy Chase

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Joel McHale, Chevy Chase Photo

Joel McHale, Chevy Chase

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03/15/2013
Chevy Chase, Joel McHale, Jim Rash Photo

Chevy Chase, Joel McHale, Jim Rash

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Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1973
Performer

Writing
Bookwriter
Sketches

Chevy Chase Biography

Actor and comedian Chevy Chase was born Cornelius Crane Chase on October 8, 1943, in New York City. His grandmother nicknamed him Chevy Chase after the wealthy Maryland community. After being named valedictorian of his high school class, Chase went on to Bard College, where he earned a B.A. in English.

Chase spent his 20s at various odd jobs with the hope of pursuing a career in comedy. During this time, he wrote for the Smothers Brothers and National Lampoon, the latter of which eventually led to a lucrative franchise of Vacation movies. Chase's first stint as a performer was with the New York comedy video workshop Channel One, which evolved into the 1974 film Groove Tube. After seeing the film, producer Lorne Michaels hired Chase for the first season of Saturday Night Live in 1975.

Though hired as a writer, Chase soon began appearing in front of the camera as the anchor of the show's popular Weekend Update segment. With the catchphrase opening "Good evening, I'm Chevy Chase and you're not," and a bumbling impersonation of President Gerald Ford, the actor quickly assumed breakout status, earning Emmys for both his writing and acting. He left after a single season to pursue film opportunities, but didn't strike gold until Caddyshack in 1980, in which he played a golf pro who oozed confidence and deadpan humor. These would become Chase's trademarks.

In 1983, Chase starred in National Lampoon's Vacation, the first of four popular films chronicling the comic misadventures of the Griswold family, which included European Vacation in 1985, Christmas Vacation in 1989 and Vegas Vacation in 1997.

Chase's next box-office hit came in 1985, when he starred in the cult classic Fletch, a film widely considered to be the actor's best. As undercover newspaper reporter I.M. Fletcher, Chase created a classic comic hero with a genius for confusing his adversaries. He reprised the role in 1989 with Fletch Lives.

Throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, Chase achieved success in such films as Spies Like Us (1985) and Three Amigos! (1986).
In recent years, Chase has chosen to work in family films, such as Man of the House (1995), Snow Day (2000), Dirty Work (1998) and Orange County (2002).

In 2009 he appeared as a regular cast member on the popular series Community. The show was well-received by audiences and critics alike, based on it's ragtag of cast members, including Donald Glover and Joel McHale, which made for an interesting and funny combination.




Chevy Chase News

Michael Feinstein, Nicole Henry & More Announced as Celebrity Mentors for Songbook Ac Photo Michael Feinstein, Nicole Henry & More Announced as Celebrity Mentors for Songbook Academy 2022
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2022

A roster of Broadway performers and top jazz artists will join Michael Feinstein as professional mentors at this year’s Songbook Academy summer intensive, the nation’s leading youth music program focused on the timeless standards of jazz, pop, Broadway and Hollywood.

Michael Feinstein, Nicole Henry & More Announced as Celebrity Mentors for Songbook Ac Photo Michael Feinstein, Nicole Henry & More Announced as Celebrity Mentors for Songbook Academy 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2022

A roster of Broadway performers and top jazz artists will join Michael Feinstein as professional mentors at this year’s Songbook Academy summer intensive, the nation’s leading youth music program focused on the timeless standards of jazz, pop, Broadway and Hollywood.

Christine O'Leary's Zoom Stand Up Comedy Workshop at The Ridgefield Playhouse Begins  Photo Christine O'Leary's Zoom Stand Up Comedy Workshop at The Ridgefield Playhouse Begins May 16, 2022
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 21, 2022

Award-winning comedian Christine O'Leary shares the tricks of her very funny trade at The Ridgefield Playhouse in a Six-Week Zoom Comedy Workshop on Mondays from 6:30pm to 8:30pm from May 16, 2022 to June 20, 2022.

AFTERGLOW Comes to the Hudson Theatre in May Photo AFTERGLOW Comes to the Hudson Theatre in May
by Stephi Wild - Mar 25, 2022

Midnight Theatricals has announced the west coast premiere of the hit Off-Broadway and London sensation, AFTERGLOW, written and directed by S. Asher Gelman.  

NOT READY FOR PRIME TIME To Play Limited Engagement In Miami Photo NOT READY FOR PRIME TIME To Play Limited Engagement In Miami
by Stephi Wild - Mar 21, 2022

The Roxy Theatre Group, Broadway Factor and Grove House Productions will present 'Not Ready For Prime Time,' a behind-the-scenes look at the original 'Saturday Night Live' (SNL) cast and their wild and crazy journey that transformed American pop culture.

NOT READY FOR PRIME TIME Postpones Engagement in Miami Photo NOT READY FOR PRIME TIME Postpones Engagement in Miami
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 28, 2021

The Roxy Theatre Group, Broadway United and Broadway Factor announced today that “Not Ready For Prime Time,” a behind-the-scenes look at the original “Saturday Night Live” (SNL) cast and their wild and crazy journey that transformed American pop culture, has postponed its upcoming engagement.

NOT READY FOR PRIME TIME to Play Limited Engagement in Miami Photo NOT READY FOR PRIME TIME to Play Limited Engagement in Miami
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 16, 2021

 The Roxy Theatre Group, Broadway United and Broadway Factor will present “Not Ready For Prime Time,” a behind-the-scenes look at the original “Saturday Night Live” (SNL) cast and their wild and crazy journey that transformed American pop culture.

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An Evening With Chevy Chase Will Follow A Screening Of CHRISTMAS VACATION This Decemb Photo An Evening With Chevy Chase Will Follow A Screening Of CHRISTMAS VACATION This December at The North Charleston PAC
by Stephi Wild - Oct 15, 2021

Light up your holidays with Chevy Chase live on stage plus audience Q & A following a 30th anniversary screening of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. After the showing of the holiday classic on the big screen, the celebration will continue with actor Chevy Chase (Clark Griswold) sharing stories from his career and the making of his classic movies and legendary television programs.

Chevy Chase Videos

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for THE VERY EXCELLENT MR. DUNDEE VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for THE VERY EXCELLENT MR. DUNDEE
by Stage Tube - Oct 21, 2020

Paul Hogan plays himself in this raucous comedy.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Upcoming Documentary BELUSHI VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Upcoming Documentary BELUSHI
by Stage Tube - Sep 30, 2020

The feature-length film examines the too-short life of the once-in-a-generation talent John Belushi, who captured the hearts and funny bones of devoted audiences.

VIDEO: Chevy Chase, Andie MacDowell and Richard Dreyfuss Star in THE LAST LAUGH Trai VideoVIDEO: Chevy Chase, Andie MacDowell and Richard Dreyfuss Star in THE LAST LAUGH Trailer
by Stage Tube - Dec 28, 2018

Netflix has released the trailer for 'The Last Laugh.' When retired talent manager Al Hart is reunited with his first client, Buddy Green, a comic who quit show business 50 years ago, he convinces Buddy to escape their retirement community and hit the road for a cross-country comedy tour. 

VIDEO: Netflix Releases Trailer for NORM MCDONALD HAS A SHOW VideoVIDEO: Netflix Releases Trailer for NORM MCDONALD HAS A SHOW
by Stage Tube - Sep 7, 2018

Netflix releases the trailer for 'Norm Macdonald has a Show'.' The series launches Friday, September 14. The show's guest lineup includes David Letterman, Jane Fonda and M. Night Shyamalan.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Upcoming Documentary LOVE, GILDA VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Upcoming Documentary LOVE, GILDA
by Macon Prickett - Jul 27, 2018

In her own words, comedienne Gilda Radner reflects on her life and career. Weaving together her recently discovered audiotapes, interviews with friends (Chevy Chase, Lorne Michaels, Laraine Newman, Paul Shaffer and Martin Short), rare home movies and diaries read by modern-day comedians inspired by Gilda (Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph and Cecily Strong), LOVE, GILDA opens up a unique window into the honest and whimsical world of a beloved performer whose greatest role was sharing her story.

VIDEO: Joel McHale Talks Working With, Then Playing, Chevy Chase VideoVIDEO: Joel McHale Talks Working With, Then Playing, Chevy Chase
by Stage Tube - Feb 9, 2018

'A Futile & Stupid Gesture' star Joel McHale appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night. He might not have known it at the time, but all the years of working with Chevy Chase can now be considered method acting. Watch the clip below!

VIDEO: Bill Hader's Anthony Scaramucci Sets the Record Straight on SNL: WEEKEND UPDAT VideoVIDEO: Bill Hader's Anthony Scaramucci Sets the Record Straight on SNL: WEEKEND UPDATE
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 11, 2017

On last night's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: WEEKEND UPDATE, Anthony Scaramucci (Bill Hader) FaceTimed the show to clear up some of his comments as White House Communications Director.

VIDEO: First Look - Chevy Chase Returns as Clark Griswold in New VACATION TV Spot
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 23, 2015

Check out a first look at Chevy Chase's return as the loveable Clark Griswold in a new TV spot for the film, set to hit theaters on July 29th!

VIDEO: Chevy Chase & Jimmy Play Piano Duet on TONIGHT SHOW
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 23, 2015

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, host Jimmy Fallon and surprise guest Chevy Chase played a duet using their unhurt hands. Check out the clip below!

VIDEO: First Look - Ed Helms, Christina Applegate Star in VACATION
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 4, 2015

The new trailer is out for New Line Cinema's VACATION, starring Chris Hemsworth, Leslie Mann, Ed Helms, Christina Applegate and Chevy Chase.


Chevy Chase Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Chevy Chase written?
Chevy Chase has written 2 shows including Lemmings (Bookwriter), National Lampoon's Class of ‘86 (Sketches).