Comedian, writer, musician and television star David Spade born July 22, 1964 in Birmingham, Michigan, United States. His parents were the writer Judith J. Spade and sales representative Wayne M. Spade. He was not the only child in the family, and had two brothers Bryan and Andy, David was the youngest one.
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In 1968, with his family, David moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, where he continued his studies at the local elementary school. Almost immediately after the move, his parents divorced, and David, along with his brothers, was raised by his mother who had no enough money to sustain three children. Soon Judith married the second time, but the marriage hasn’t lasted so long, since in 1981, David's stepfather committed suicide.
According to David in his elementary school he was twice a week beaten up by the other children. Most likely, this was due to his originality. David has always stood out among his peers. He had better results at school in reading and math, as well as a great sense of humor with elements of sarcasm. After elementary school he attended Saguaro High School and then graduated from Scottsdale Community College. Then he graduated from Arizona State University, where he received a bachelor's degree in business.
While he was a student at the University, Spade joined stand-up comedy shows, and once went on a tour of US cities, to make a short comedy shows in night clubs and college campuses. At one of these performances in Los Angeles, casting agent noticed him and offered a role in the film “Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol” (1987). With this role, he began his stellar career of comedian.
In 1990 Dennis Miller invited David Spade to participate in the show “Saturday Night Live”, where everyone appreciated David’s sharp sarcastic humor and immediately after that he begun to receive invitations to the shooting in a variety of films. "Light Sleeper" (1992), "Coneheads" (1993), “Reality Bites" (1994), "Thommy boy" (1995). For the film "Thommy boy" David won «MTV Movie Awards» for Best On-Screen Duo. And the film was very successful at the box office, and collected 32.7 million dollars. David’s duo with Chris Farley was very successful, and in 1996 they starred together in the next movie "Black Sheep".
Then followed such famous films as: "Joe Dirt" (2001) and the comedy "Grown Ups" (2010), "Grown Ups 2" (2013). Even such active filming could not distract him from TV projects. One of them was the "Rules of Engagement", in which David participated for six years (2007 - 2013). His voice can also be heard in such popular animated films as: “The Emperor's New Groove” (2000), “Hotel Transylvania" (2012), "Monsters University" (2013), "Hotel Transylvania 2" (2015).
Despite the relatively low height (1.7 meters), David Spade has a charming blond hair and dazzling smile. In addition, he is quite well-paid actor, net worth is 40 million dollars with a salary of 150 000 dollars per episode. Attractive appearance of David, opened to him a direct route to any woman's heart, but his the most serious relationship was with a model Jillian Grace, who in 2008 gave birth to their daughter Harper. However, they didn’t marry and the relationship with Jillian hasn’t lasted very long, and David still has not found a wife.
Last Modified: Apr 10, 2020