David Spade

 

David Spade

David Spade

 

Nominated for a 1999 Emmy Award for his memorable role as Dennis Finch, the wise-cracking, power-hungry assistant on Just Shoot Me, David Spade was previously best known for his five-year stint on Saturday Night Live. Nominated for a Golden Globe in 1999 and 2000 and an American Comedy Award in 1999 for his work on Just Shoot Me, Spade's film career also continues to grow.

He was last seen in the film, Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, which he co-wrote, and also starred with SNL alumnus Chris Farley in Tommy Boy and Black Sheep (the pair won a 1996 MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo for the former). His additional movie credits include Joe Dirt, which he also co-wrote, Reality Bites, Light Sleeper, Coneheads and Lost & Found, for which he co-wrote the screenplay. He was also the lead voice in the Disney animated film, The Emperor's New Groove. On television, he guest starred on The Larry Sanders Show and appeared in HBO's 13th Annual Young Comedians Special. In 1999 he headlined his own HBO special, David Spade: Take the Hit.

Born in Birmingham, Michigan, and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, Spade began his career by performing stand-up comedy in clubs, theaters and colleges across the country. He made his television debut on Saturday Night Live and was soon named the Hot Stand-Up Comedian of the Year by Rolling Stone magazine. One of Spade's memorable characters on SNL, where he served as both a writer and a performer, included the sarcastic "Hollywood Minute" reporter on "Weekend Update," and he also started the catch phrases, "And you are…?" and "Buh-Bye!"