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Comic brat extraordinaire David Spade was born on July 22, 1964, in Birmingham, Michigan, the youngest of three brothers. He is the son of Judith J. (Meek), a writer and editor, and Wayne M. Spade, a sales rep, and is of German, English, Irish, and Scottish descent. Raised in both Scottsdale (from age four) and Casa Grande, Arizona, he graduated with a degree in business from Arizona State University in 1986. A natural prankster most of his life, Spade was pushed immediately into stand-up comedy by friends and appeared in nightclubs and college campuses all over the country. A casting agent saw his routine at "The Improv" in Los Angeles and offered him a mischievous role in the film Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987). In 1990, the diminutive, flaxen-haired comedian finally hit the big time as a regular cast member and writer on Saturday Night Live (1975). Slow at first in gaining acceptance on the show, his razor-sharp sarcasm eventually caught on by his second season, when he played a number of smart-aleck characters in a variety of sketches, including a highly disinterested airline steward who bids each passenger adieu with a very sardonic "buh-bye" and an irritating receptionist for Dick Clark Productions who greets each huge celebrity with an unknowing "And you are . . . ?" A master of the putdown, Spade's "Hollywood Minute" reporter also took cynical advantage of tabloid-worthy stars. Spade impersonated such luminaries as Michael J. Fox, Kurt Cobain and Tom Petty during his tenure. Following his SNL departure after six years, he spun off into a slapstick movie career, most noticeably as the scrawny, taciturn foil to SNL's wild and crazy big boy Chris Farley in Tommy Boy (1995) and Black Sheep (1996). The teaming of this unlikely but funny pair ended with Farley's death from a 1997 drug overdose. Since then, Spade has appeared in his own lukewarm vehicles, including Joe Dirt (2001) and Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003). More recently he teamed with former SNL member Rob Schneider on the film The Benchwarmers (2006). Television has been more accepting over the years, with Spade earning an Emmy nomination as the droll, skirt-chasing secretary Dennis Finch on Just Shoot Me! (1997) and filling in after the untimely death of John Ritter on ABC's 8 Simple Rules (2002) as Katey Sagal's unprincipled nephew. More recently he was the star of the Comedy Central show The Showbiz Show with David Spade (2005) in 2005 wherein he more or less resurrected his obnoxious, razor-tongued gossipmonger from the old "Hollywood Minute" put-down segment on SNL, as well as co-starring in the adult-oriented ensemble sitcom Rules of Engagement (2007).  See full bio on IMDb »

David Spade Gets Naya Rivera Out of the Pool, into a Very Sexy Dress (PHOTOS)

David Spade
Gets Naya Out of the Pool ... Into a VERY Sexy Dress

David Spade and Naya Rivera ain't a one-off -- they were hanging again, this time on land, and everything about her outfit says he'll be back for more. The couple did dinner at Nobu in Malibu… READ MORE >

Heather Locklear Says Chicks Dig David Spade for One BIG Reason (VIDEO)

Heather Locklear
One BIG Reason Why Chicks Dig Spade

Heather Locklear threw a little accidental shade at David Spade's new gf, but he can't possibly be pissed because she also dropped a huge advertisement ... for his junk! We got Heather at… READ MORE >

- 12 days ago
David Spade Tries to Brush Off Naya Rivera Rumor, No One's Buying It (VIDEO + PHOTO)

David Spade & Naya Rivera
Don't Believe What You See in the Pool

David Spade's addressing those hot pics of him and Naya Rivera with his take on the old saying ... don't believe your lying eyes. David was leaving Craig's Tuesday night, and the question… READ MORE >

- 26 days ago
Brad Pitt Resurfaces For Malibu Charity Concert (PHOTO GALLERY)

Brad Pitt
He's Back

Brad Pitt is following suit with Kim Kardashian and returning to his normal life again in the middle of his divorce from Angelina Jolie.  Brad resurfaced Saturday at the 4th annual Rock4EB!… READ MORE >

- 106 days ago
David Spade Says Range Rover Saved Me in Crash (VIDEO)

David Spade
Range Rover Saved Me in Crash

David Spade could be the best pitchman ever for Range Rover, because it could have saved his life ... and he knows it. David was out in Bev Hills Monday and he gave us the play-by-play on a… READ MORE >

- 111 days ago
David Spade's Range Rover Crushed in 3 Car Accident (PHOTOS)

David Spade
Range Rover Crushed in Sunset Wreck

David Spade's lucky to be alive, and his luxury SUV is destroyed after he got smashed by another vehicle on Sunset Blvd ... TMZ has learned. Sources close to Spade tell us he was heading to dinner… READ MORE >

- 116 days ago
David Spade On Michael Floyd -- 'I've Never Seen a Guy Profit More from a DUI' (VIDEO)

David Spade
On Michael Floyd: 'I've Never Seen a Guy Profit More from a DUI'

QUESTION: When is a horrible, embarrassing criminal moment a good thing? ANSWER: When it lands you with the best team in the NFL ... according to David Spade who says Michael Floyd's extreme… READ MORE >

- 117 days ago
David Spade -- Reveals Peyton Manning Jokes ... Too Hot for 'Comedy Central Roast' (VIDEO)

David Spade
Reveals Peyton Manning Jokes ... Too Hot for 'Roast'

You knew it was gonna happen ... comics ripping Peyton Manning so badly, producers had to cut some of the racier jokes out of the "Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe." Well, good news ... David… READ MORE >

- 242 days ago
D'Angelo Russell -- I Ain't Mad Over Adam Sandler Parody ... 'It's His Job' (VIDEO)

D'Angelo Russell
I Ain't Mad Over Adam Sandler Parody ... 'It's His Job'

D'Angelo Russell says he isn't taking all of the "bro code" jokes personally -- telling TMZ Sports he's giving Adam Sandler and David Spade a pass for mocking him because "it's their job." Then… READ MORE >

- 339 days ago
Adam Sandler & David Spade -- Roast D'Angelo Russell ... With Hilarious Spoof (VIDEO)

Adam Sandler & David Spade
Roast D'Angelo Russell ... With Hilarious Spoof

**WARNING -- EXPLICIT LANGUAGE**  This is hysterical ... Adam Sandler and David Spade just totally nailed the whole D'Angelo Russell/Nick Young video situation ... in a hilarious send-up… READ MORE >

- 367 days ago
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