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Chevy Chase

Cornelius Crane "Chevy" Chase (/ˈtʃɛvi/; born October 8, 1943) is an American comedian, writer, and television and film actor. Born into a prominent New York family, Chase worked a plethora of odd jobs before moving into comedy acting with National Lampoon. He quickly became a key cast member in the inaugural season of Saturday Night Live, where his Weekend Update skit soon became a staple of the show. Chase is also well known for his portrayal of the character Clark Griswold in four National Lampoon's Vacation films, and for his roles in other successful comedies such as Caddyshack (1980), Fletch (1985), and ¡Three Amigos! (1986). He has hosted the Academy Awards twice (1987 and 1988) and briefly had his own late-night talk show, The Chevy Chase Show. Since 2009, he has appeared as Pierce Hawthorne on the NBC comedy series Community. Chase was born in Lower Manhattan, New York City. His father, Edward Tinsley "Ned" Chase, was a prominent Manhattan book editor and magazine writer. His mother, Cathalene Parker (née Browning), a concert pianist and librettist, was the daughter of Miles Browning, who served a critical role at the Battle of Midway in World War II; she was adopted as a

Chevy Chase: Good Genes or Good Docs?

Chevy Chase
Good Genes or Good Docs?

Clark Griswold aka Chevy Chase is having the holiday of a lifetime.Here's the 46-year-old comedian around the time "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" came out in 1989 (left) -- and 23 years… READ MORE >

Chevy Chase -- I'm LEAVING 'Community' ... But I Wasn't Fired

Chevy Chase
I'm Leaving 'Community' ... But I Wasn't Fired!

Chevy Chase's "Community" college days are OVER ... the actor has struck a deal to leave the NBC sitcom ... effective immediately. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chase didn't quit ... nor… READ MORE >

- 1284 days ago
Chevy Chase -- Another 'Community' Rant, Drops the N-Word

Chevy Chase
'Community' Star Drops the N-Word During Rant

Chevy Chase had another verbal outburst on the set of "Community" yesterday during filming, this time dropping the N-word during a rant about the direction of the show. Sources on set tell TMZ ...… READ MORE >

- 1316 days ago
'Community' Star Jim Rash -- Dan Harmon's Firing Had Nothing to Do with Chevy Feud

'Community' Star Jim Rash
Harmon Firing Had Zero to Do with Chevy Feud

"Community" creator Dan Harmon's firing from his own show came shortly after his very public view with Chevy Chase -- but fellow cast member Jim Rash says one thing has nothing to do with the… READ MORE >

- 1470 days ago
Dan Harmon Out as Showrunner of 'Community'

Dan Harmon
Out as Showrunner of 'Community'

It's not the darkest timeline for "Community" fans, but it's close -- creator Dan Harmon is out as showrunner after Sony Pictures Television opted not to renew his contract.Sony had clashed with… READ MORE >

- 1471 days ago
Chevy Chase -- Blasting Dan Harmon on Voice Mail ... Was the RIGHT Thing to Do

Chevy Chase
Leaving That Voice Mail Was the RIGHT Thing to Do

Chevy Chase tells TMZ ... cussing out "Community" creator Dan Harmon over voice mail was "the right thing to do ... at the time."Chase was leaving the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood last night ...… READ MORE >

- 1516 days ago
'Community' Creator Dan Harmon APOLOGIZES -- I Was 'Dumb, Unclassy, Inconsiderate'

'Community' Creator APOLOGIZES
Releasing Voice Mail was 'Dumb, Unclassy, Inconsiderate'

"Community" creator Dan Harmon says he's a "selfish baby and a rude a**hole" for playing Chevy Chase's voice mail in public ... and has issued a full-fledged apology calling the move, "childish,… READ MORE >

- 1516 days ago
'Community' Creator Dan Harmon -- Chevy Chase Was DRUNK During Voice Mail Rant

'Community' Creator
Chevy Chase Was DRUNK During Voice Mail Rant

TMZ has obtained an audio recording of "Community" creator Dan Harmon discussing the Chevy Chase voice mail moments before playing the tape for an audience at a recent comedy event ... in which… READ MORE >

- 1517 days ago
Chevy Chase Backed By 'Community' Staffers -- 'What Dan Harmon Did Was F**ked Up'

Chevy Chase
Backed By 'Community' Staffers 'What Dan Did Was F**ked Up'

Chevy Chase is getting support from several staff members at "Community" ... who tell TMZ there are a bunch of people at the show who feel the actor was UNFAIRLY attacked by show creator Dan… READ MORE >

- 1517 days ago
Chevy Chase's SCATHING Voicemail to 'Community' Creator -- You're a Piece of S**t

Chevy Chase
RIPS 'Community' Creator -- You're a Piece of S**t'

"Community" star Chevy Chase BLASTED the show's creator on a SCATHING voice mail for the guy ... telling Dan Harmon he's a "g*dd*mn a-hole" who sucks at writing. The voice mail is FEROCIOUS ...… READ MORE >

- 1517 days ago

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