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Chevy Chase is a Actor and Scriptwriter American born on 8 october 1943 at New York City (USA)

Chevy Chase

Chevy Chase
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Birth name Cornelius Crane Chase
Nationality USA
Birth 8 october 1943 (75 years) at New York City (USA)
Awards Primetime Emmy Award

Cornelius Crane "Chevy" Chase (/ˈtʃɛvi/; born October 8, 1943) is an American comedian, actor, and writer. Born into a prominent New York family, Chase worked a plethora of odd jobs before he moved into comedy and began 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 well known for his portrayal of the character Clark Griswold in five National Lampoon's Vacation films, and for his roles in comedies including Foul Play (1978), Caddyshack (1980), Seems Like Old Times (1980), Fletch (1985), Spies Like Us (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. In 2009, he became a regular cast member (Pierce Hawthorne) on the NBC comedy series Community. Chase left the show in 2012, having already filmed most of the episodes in season 4.

Biography

Chase is the father of three daughters, Cydney Cathalene (born January 4, 1983), Caley Leigh (born January 19, 1985), and Emily Evelyn (born September 29, 1988). He lives with his wife, Jayni (née Luke), in Bedford, New York.

Chevy's first marriage to Jacqueline Carlin was formalized on December 4, 1976. After 17 months, his marriage to Carlin was dissolved through a divorce—the annulment was evidently related to his alcohol and cocaine use. His daily cocaine consumption was reportedly more than two grams (0.07 oz.), and the side effects of such drug use were megalomania, paranoia and incoherence.

In 1986, Chase was admitted to the Betty Ford Clinic for treatment of an addiction to prescription painkillers. His use of these drugs reportedly began after he experienced ongoing back pain related to the many pratfalls he took beginning with his Saturday Night Live appearances. In 2010, he said that his drug abuse had been "low level".

Chase is an active environmentalist, charity fundraiser and liberal Democrat. He raised money and campaigned for Bill Clinton in the 1990s and John Kerry in the 2004 Presidential Election. Following the 2004 elections, Chase criticized President George W. Bush during a speech at a People For the American Way benefit at the Kennedy Center, referring to the President as an "uneducated, real lying schmuck" and a "dumb fuck". Event organizers and several Bush detractors present at the event distanced themselves from Chase's comments, with Norman Lear remarking, "he'll live with it, I won't."

Best films

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
(Actor)
National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
(Actor)
Spies Like Us (1985)
(Actor)
Fletch (1985)
(Actor)
National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985)
(Actor)
Caddyshack (1980)
(Actor)

Usually with

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Chevy Chase (58 films)

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Actor

Hot Tub Time Machine 2, 1h33
Directed by Steve Pink
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Time travel films, Comedy science fiction films
Actors Craig Robinson, Adam Scott, Rob Corddry, Chevy Chase, Gillian Jacobs, Clark Duke
Roles Hot Tub Repairman
Rating51% 2.550322.550322.550322.550322.55032
Five years after the first film, Lou Dorchen, Nick Webber, and Jacob have led their lives to fame, but each struggling with their self-esteem. Lou brags his success through time travel to his employee Brad, while Nick's wife Courtney complains about Nick going wherever he wants, whereas Jacob shows hatred for Lou. Lou hosts a party where he declines an offer by old schoolmate Gary Winkle to buy land, and forcing Jacob to act as a butler. However, Lou is shot in the penis, urging Jacob and Nick to take him to the hot tub time machine, in hopes to find and stop Lou's killer.
Vacation
Vacation (2015)
, 1h39
Directed by John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Themes Transport films, Road movies
Actors Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Leslie Mann, Chris Hemsworth, Charlie Day, Beverly D'Angelo
Roles Clark Griswold
Rating61% 3.0511153.0511153.0511153.0511153.051115
Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) is now a disenchanted adult working as a pilot for Econo-Air, and he shares a very estranged relationship with his wife, Debbie (Christina Applegate), and their two sons, the shy and awkward older teenager, James (Skyler Gisondo), and the cruel and obnoxious younger kid, Kevin (Steele Stebbins). The gloating from his friends, Jack (Keegan-Michael Key) and Nancy Peterson (Regina Hall), about a family trip they had in Paris doesn't help his situation. He desires to relive the fun of his family vacations back when he was a kid (such as their trip to Vegas, Europe, Walley World, and even staying at home for the Christmas holiday). These memories prompt him to nix his family's annual trip to their cabin in Cheboygan, Michigan and instead drive cross country to Walley World, just as he had years before with his parents and sister, Audrey Griswold (Leslie Mann) (as seen in the original Vacation film).
Lovesick
Lovesick (2014)
, 1h25
Directed by Luke Matheny
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Matt LeBlanc, Ali Larter, Rachael Harris, Chevy Chase, Ashley Williams, Kristen Johnston
Roles Lester Horn
Rating52% 2.602152.602152.602152.602152.60215
It is the story of Charlie Darby, who has everything going for him: a great job, friends, family, the whole package. The one thing Charlie doesn't have is love, because every time he gets close, he goes clinically insane. When he meets the perfect girl, Charlie must overcome his psychosis to claim his chance at true love.
Wishin' and Hopin'
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Molly Ringwald, Annabella Sciorra, Chevy Chase, Conchata Ferrell, Meat Loaf, Cheri Oteri
Roles Adult Felix
Rating68% 3.442163.442163.442163.442163.44216
Felix Funicello, écrivain américain d’une soixantaine d’années, revisite pour nous ses souvenirs du Noël de l’année 1962 qui resta, pour différentes raisons, gravé à jamais dans sa mémoire. Cette année-là, il se passe beaucoup de choses dans la vie du petit Felix, dix ans, élève de dernière année à Saint-Aloysius (Saint-Louis), une école catholique stricte et austère. Quelques jours avant Noël, une nouvelle enseignante québécoise laïque remplace temporairement l’institutrice de Felix. Beaucoup plus chaleureuse et ouverte que les religieuses et passionnée par son métier, elle va laisser un souvenir indélébile à Felix. Peu de temps après, une nouvelle élève, Zhenia, fait à son tour son entrée dans la classe. C'est une petite Russe, dont la famille vient d’émigrer aux Etats-Unis. Jolie et plus âgée que les autres élèves, elle ne laisse pas les garçons de la classe indifférents.
Before I Sleep, 1h22
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors David Warner, Tom Sizemore, Bonnie Wright, Cynthia Gibb, Eric Roberts, Chevy Chase
Roles Gravedigger
Rating72% 3.6279753.6279753.6279753.6279753.627975
Eugene Devlin, a once famous, now reclusive poet, searches through his past, looking for redemption and peace.
Hot Tub Time Machine, 1h39
Directed by Steve Pink
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Adventure, Comic science fiction
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Transport films, Time travel films, Comedy science fiction films, Road movies, Buddy films
Actors John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Chevy Chase, Lizzy Caplan
Roles The Repairman
Rating63% 3.198173.198173.198173.198173.19817
In 2010, three friends are miserable with their lives: Adam Yates (John Cusack) has been dumped by yet another girlfriend, and his geeky 20-year-old nephew Jacob (Clark Duke) lives in his basement, playing Second Life, with no idea who his father is. Lou Dorchen (Rob Corddry) is a party animal way past his prime. Nick Webber-Agnew (Craig Robinson) has a dead-end job at a dog spa and an unfaithful and controlling wife named Courtney (Kellee Stewart). Lou almost dies from carbon monoxide poisoning in what his friends think is a suicide attempt. Adam and Nick sympathetically take him and Jacob to the site of some of their most memorable weekends, the Kodiak Valley Ski Resort. Upon arrival at the resort, they see that Kodiak Valley has fallen on hard times as well. They are shown to their room by a hostile one-armed bellhop named Phil Wedmaier (Crispin Glover). During a night of heavy drinking in a hot tub, they spill a can of an illegal Russian energy drink called "Chernobly" on the hot tub's controls. The next day, they wake up in 1986. They see each other as their normal age, but in their reflections and to other people, they appear as they did in 1986, except Jacob, who was not yet born. They arrive during "Winterfest '86," the weekend when Poison played to a huge crowd at the then-thriving Kodiak Resort.
Hotel Hell Vacation, 14minutes
Directed by Bryan Buckley
Genres Comedy
Actors Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, James Hyde, David Scully, Glenn Rockowitz
Roles Clark Griswold
Rating58% 2.9060352.9060352.9060352.9060352.906035
Clark and Ellen Griswold (Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo) are driving their Wagon Queen Family Truckster to visit their son Rusty and his family, who are spending their vacation by renting a beach house. Clark and Ellen make a detour for the night at the Le Grand Connard, a very sophisticated hotel. Clark begins seeing a brunette beauty around the hotel and is instantly attracted. After having mis-communications with the receptionist at the front desk (Robert Stephenson), Clark and Ellen finally get into their room the Napoleon suite, which turns out to be very small. The adjacent rooms are also close enough for the guest next door, Doug, to hear every move that goes on inside their room.
Jack and the Beanstalk, 1h35
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Mise en scène d'une plante
Actors Chevy Chase, Colin Ford, Madison Davenport, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Lloyd, Katey Sagal
Roles Antipode
Rating48% 2.4122152.4122152.4122152.4122152.412215
Jack et sa mère sont très pauvres et ne peuvent plus payer leur loyer. Ils sont donc contraints de vendre leur vache au marché. Lorsque Jack rentre du marché, il s'aperçoit que l'argent de la vente a été remplacé par de simples haricots. Sa mère, furieuse, les jette dehors. Mais pendant la nuit, un pied de haricot pousse jusqu'au ciel. Jack décide de l'escalader et de découvrir ce qui se cache au-dessus des nuages...
Laugh It Up, Fuzzball: The Family Guy Trilogy, 2h39
Directed by Dominic Polcino
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Animation
Themes Space opera
Actors Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis, Lori Alan
Roles Clark Griswold
Rating82% 4.109854.109854.109854.109854.10985
During power outages, Peter Griffin tells his family the stories of the original Star Wars trilogy films, with characters from Family Guy, The Cleveland Show, and American Dad! playing the Star Wars roles. A running joke at the end of the episode deals with Chris Griffin (voiced by Seth Green) criticizing Peter's take on Star Wars as a ripoff of Robot Chicken: Star Wars, to which Peter argues back about his disappointment with Seth Green films.
Presidential Reunion, 6minutes
Directed by Ron Howard
Origin USA
Actors Will Ferrell, Fred Armisen, Darrell Hammond, Jim Carrey, Dana Carvey, Dan Aykroyd
Roles Gerald Ford
Rating65% 3.2975953.2975953.2975953.2975953.297595
The skit revolves around Barack Obama (Armisen) preparing for bed, but is too concerned about a problem with the banks and credit card companies in America. Michelle (Rudolph) convinces him to retire for the evening, but as soon as he does, former Presidents Bill Clinton (Hammond) and George W. Bush (Ferrell) enter the room. Clinton and Bush come to offer Obama advice as to how to handle the situation, reminiscing on their past duties. George H. W. Bush (Carvey) then exits the bathroom and offers his advice to the Obamas: to forget about approval rates. Jimmy Carter (Aykroyd) then enters the room (with a toolbox and begins fixing a random object on the wall) and is ridiculed by the other former presidents. Carter tells Obama to establish a consumer finance agency, stating people are becoming frustrated with being conned by banks and credit card companies. Ronald Reagan (Carrey) then appears before the group, surprising Carter (since Reagan is dead).
Stay Cool
Stay Cool (2009)
, 1h34
Directed by Polish brothers
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Winona Ryder, Polish brothers, Hilary Duff, Sean Astin, Josh Holloway, Jon Cryer
Roles Principal Marshall
Rating51% 2.5522152.5522152.5522152.5522152.552215
Henry McCarthy, un écrivain à succès, revient dans sa ville d'origine pour y promouvoir un prix, il s'y trouve confronté entre un amour de jeunesse (Scarlet Smith) et le béguin d'une étudiante (Shasta O'Neil).
Cutlass
Cutlass (2007)
, 16minutes
Directed by Kate Hudson
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Virginia Madsen, Dakota Fanning, Kristen Stewart, Kurt Russell, Sarah Roemer, Chevy Chase
Roles Stan
Rating74% 3.7429053.7429053.7429053.7429053.742905
Little Lacy (Dakota Fanning), a big music fan, discovers a great but expensive guitar in a music shop. She's very excited by the guitar, and asks her mother, Robin (Virginia Madsen), to buy it. However, her mom says "absolutely not", but after that she reminiscences about the time she got an Olds Cutlass as her first car when she was younger. Her father used to say: "Whatever makes you happy, makes me happy". Maybe... in the end... she'll change her mind about Lacy's wish.