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Date of Birth: 22nd July, 1964.
Born at: Birmingham, Michigan.
Claim to Fame: Saturday Night Live, Just Shoot Me!, The Benchwarmers.
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For some reason David Spade has gained the reputation of being a bad boy. May be it is because of the fact that he is still unmarried, has fathered a child out of an affair and is showing no signs of settling down. Whatever the tabloids may say about him, there is no denying his comedic talent. He plays these devious and sarcastic characters on TV with such ease that it is almost second nature to him.
David started from where most comedians start a career in Hollywood, Saturday Night Live (1990–1996). He joined as a writer and cast member and created many popular characters like Dick Clark’s receptionist and the Hollywood Minute Reporter. The latter skit actually saved his career on the show as he was finding lesser work as cast member. David left the show in 1996 stating burn-out as the main reason. He immediately found another gem in the form of Just Shoot Me! (19972003). Though it was an ensemble comedy, David’s character of Dennis Finch was a great hit with the audience, and always remained one of the central characters each season. David found more success in television after he replaced John Ritter in 8 Simple Rules (2003–2005) after his tragic demise. Currently, David has another sitcom, Rules of Engagement (2007–ongoing), running on CBS. The show is in its sixth season.
David’s movie career has also picked up in the last few years. His last two movies; The Benchwarmers (2007) and Grown Ups (2010), were hits at the box-office. He made his debut in Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987) and has played important roles in films like Tommy Boy (1995) and Senseless (1998). David never really paid attention to a career in films, and one reason could be the death of his friend Chris Farley. David and Chris worked in two films together, making a Laurel and Hardy like pair. Their plans were cut short after Chris died in his hotel room of an accidental overdose of Cocaine. David could not bear to go to his funeral. Since then, David moved more towards TV and concentrated less on films. The coming year seems promising for him as he has two films lined up for release, Hollywood and Wine (2010) and Divorced Guys (2010).