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Chevy Chase

Knowledge Identifier: +Chevy_Chase


Chevy Chase

American comedian, writer, and television and film actor add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1943.

Countries: United States (70%), United Kingdom (7%), (7%)

Main connections: Harold Ramis, Goldie Hawn, John Belushi

Linked to: Fox Broadcasting Company, Crane Plumbing Corporation, Princeton University, Riverdale Country School




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Chevy Chase was born in 1943 add something


Chase was a member of an early underground comedy ensemble called "Channel One" which he co-founded in 1967 add something


He attended Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, where he studied a pre-med curriculum and graduated in 1967 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English add something


He played drums and keyboards for a rock band called Chamaeleon Church, which recorded one album for MGM Records before disbanding in 1969 add something


Dudley Moore - In the late 1970s, Moore moved to Hollywood, where he had a supporting role in the hit film "Foul Play" with Goldie Hawn and Chevy Chase


John Belushi - He was cast in "National Lampoon Lemmings", a parody of Woodstock, which played Off-Broadway in 1972 and showcased future "Saturday Night Live" performers Chevy Chase and Christopher Guest


Chase made the move to comedy as a full-time career by 1973, when he became a cast member of "The National Lampoon Radio Hour", a syndicated satirical radio series add something


Richard Belzer - In addition to his film career, Belzer was a featured player on the "National Lampoon Radio Hour" with co-stars John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Bill_Murray, Gilda Radner, and Harold Ramis, a half-hour comedy program aired on some 600 U.S. stations from 1973 to 1975


Chase was one of the original cast members of "Saturday Night Live" , NBC's late-night comedy television show, beginning in October, 1975 add something


In a 1975 "New York" magazine cover story which called him "The funniest man in America", NBC executives referred to Chase as "The first real potential successor to Johnny Carson" and claimed he would begin guest-hosting "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" within six months of the article add something


Chase was the first member of the original "SNL" cast to leave the show in 1976 add something


Chase actually never did guest host the "Tonight Show" during his early peak years of success, and in fact did not even appear on the program until 1978, when he was promoting a prime time special for NBC. Carson later said of Chase after guest-hosting the "Tonight Show"; "He couldn't ad lib a fart after a baked bean dinner" add something


Frances Bay - Bay did not appear in films until she got a small part in "Foul Play", a 1978 comedy starring Goldie Hawn and Chevy Chase


Chase followed "Foul Play" with the successful Harold Ramis comedy "Caddyshack", in 1980 add something


Jane Seymour (actress) - In 1980, Seymour returned to the big screen in the comedy "Oh Heavenly Dog" opposite Chevy Chase, and as Elise McKenna in the romantic fantasy "Somewhere in Time" opposite Christopher Reeve


Barry Bostwick - In 1981, Bostwick starred in the TV series adaptation of the 1978 movie "Foul Play", with his role modeled after Chevy Chase's and co-star Deborah Raffin in Goldie Hawn's part


Chase continued his film career in 1983's "National Lampoon's Vacation", directed by Ramis and written by John Hughes add something


He married Jayni Luke in 1983, and in 1985, he starred in "Fletch", the first of two films based on Gregory Mcdonald's "Fletch" books add something


Beverly D'Angelo - Her biggest break came in 1983 starring with Chevy Chase in "National Lampoon's Vacation" in the role of Ellen Griswold


National Lampoon's Vacation - "'National Lampoon's Vacation"', sometimes referred to as "'Vacation"', is a 1983 comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, Dana Barron, and Anthony Michael Hall


Julia Louis-Dreyfus - Following her 1985 departure from "SNL", Louis-Dreyfus appeared in several films, including "Hannah and Her Sisters" which was directed by Woody Allen, and the cult classic "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" in which she starred alongside Chevy Chase


Bruce Davison - He played the role of Ruby in the 1985 comedy "Spies Like Us", starring Dan Aykroyd and Chevy Chase


He appeared alongside Paul Simon, one of his best friends, in Simon's 1986 second video for "You Can Call Me Al", in which he lip-syncs all of Simon's lyrics add something


Jeffrey Boam - Actor Chevy Chase bought the rights in 1986 to Jay Cronley's novel "Funny Farm"


Chase was not drafted; when Chase appeared in January 1989 as the first guest of the just-launched late-night "Pat Sajak Show", he said he had convinced his draft board he deserved a 4-F classification by "falsely claiming, among other things, that he had homosexual tendencies add something


Richard Libertini - Two of his more memorable film roles came in the comedies "Fletch," in which he played Chevy Chase's doubting editor, a role he repeated in the 1989 sequel "Fletch Lives", and "The In-Laws," in which he played General Garcia, an insane Latin-American dictator whose closest advisor was a cartoon face drawn on his own hand a la Senor Wences


He raised money and campaigned for Bill Clinton in the 1990s and John Kerry in the 2004 Presidential Election add something


He played saxophone onstage at Simon's free concert at the Great Lawn in Central Park in the summer of 1991 add something


Later in 1991, he helped record and appeared in the music video "Voices That Care" to entertain and support U.S. troops involved in Operation Desert Storm, and supported the International Red Cross add something


The film would be their fifth together and first since 1991's "Nothing But Trouble" add something


Chase was Hasty Pudding's 1993 Man Of The Year, and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1994 add something


In September 1993, Chase hosted "The Chevy Chase Show", a weeknight talk show, for the Fox Broadcasting Company add something


After having starred with Farrah Fawcett in the relatively successful "Man of the House" in 1995, he received Harvard Lampoon's Lifetime Achievement award in 1996 add something


After leaving the show, Chase hosted "SNL" eight times up through 1997 add something


Farrah Fawcett - From 1997 to 1998, Fawcett had a relationship with Canadian filmmaker James Orr, writer and producer of the Disney feature film in which she co-starred with Chevy Chase and Jonathan Taylor Thomas, "Man of the House"


Marisol Nichols - In 1997 she made her movie debut in the film "Vegas Vacation" with Chevy Chase


In 1998, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California, Walk of Stars was dedicated to him add something


He appeared on the show's twenty-fifth anniversary special in 1999 and was interviewed for a 2005 NBC special on "SNL"'s first five years add something


He was roasted by the Friars Club for a Comedy Central television special in 2002 add something


Richard Belzer - At the December 1, 2002, roast of Chevy Chase, Belzer said, "The only time Chevy Chase has a funny bone in his body is when I fuck him in the ass


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 add something


Charitybuzz - After a conversation with Chevy Chase and President Bill Clinton at a reception to benefit the Clinton Library in late 2004, he realized he could use apply his 25 years of internet and retail experience to revolutionize philanthropy


John Belushi - In 2004, Belushi was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, after a ten-year lobbying effort by James Belushi and Judith Belushi Pisano. Among those present at the ceremony were Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, and Tom Arnold


In 2005, Chase was the keynote speaker at Princeton University's Class Day, part of commencement activities add something


He returned to mainstream movie-making in 2006, co-starring with Tim Allen and Courteney Cox in the comedy "Zoom", though it was both a critical and commercial failure add something


Chase guest-starred as an anti-Semitic murder suspect in "In Vino Veritas", the November 3, 2006 episode of "Law & Order" add something


In a 2007 biography, Chase claims that he was abused as a child by his mother and stepfather, John Cederquist add something


Dana Carvey - At the January 2, 2007 funeral of Gerald Ford, George H. W. Bush reminisced in his eulogy about how Ford took it in stride when SNL's Chevy Chase made Ford the object of impressions


Chase is currently starring in the NBC sitcom "Community", as aging moist-towelette tycoon Pierce Hawthorne, whom he has played since 2009 add something


In 2009, Chase and Dan Aykroyd provided voices for the "Family Guy" episode "Spies Reminiscent of Us" add something


In 2009, he became a regular cast member on the NBC comedy series "Community" add something


T-Mobile US - In late 2009, commercials for the T-Mobile MyTouch 3G featured the song "If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out" by Cat Stevens and celebrities such as Chevy Chase, Molly_Shannon, Dana Carvey and Darrell Hammond


In 2010, he appeared in the film "Hot Tub Time Machine", as well as a short online film featuring the Griswold Family, and in the "Funny or Die" original comedy sketch "Presidential Reunion", where he played President Ford alongside other current and former "SNL" president impersonators add something


Chase left the show in 2012, having already filmed most of the episodes in season 4 add something


On March 20, 2012, Dan Akyroyd announced through his Facebook page that he is currently working with Chase on a script for a new comedy that would star the two actors add something


Martin Short - He, along with Steve Martin and Chevy Chase appeared on an episode of "Saturday Night Live" as part of the "Five-Timers Club", on March 9, 2013, which is all of the those who have hosted the show for five or more times


Beverly D'Angelo - In 2014, D'Angelo was cast alongside Chevy Chase in the untitled ABC comedy pilot about married couple in their golden years


In February 2015, Chase appeared on "SNL"'s 40th anniversary special add something


He entered Minnesota's Hazelden Clinic in September 2016 for treatment of an alcohol-related issue add something


They have been married for 35 years as of June 19, 2017 add something