Birth Date: July 22, 1964 / Age: 51
Birth Place: Birmingham, Michigan
Biography: David Spade (born July 22, 1964) is an American actor, comedian and producer. Spade was born in Birmingham, Michigan, the youngest of Wayne Spade and Judy Todd's three sons. He grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona and is the brother of Andy Spade, CEO of Kate Spade and brother-in-law of the famed designer Kate Spade.
He graduated with a degree in business from Arizona State University in 1986 and is a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.
Spade, encouraged by friends to pursue a career in comedy, joined Saturday Night Live in 1990 as a regular cast member and writer. Here he made popular his well-known sarcastic, smart alec character in a number of skits, some of which include: a flight attendant who bids an unpleasant "Buh-Bye" to passengers as they deplane; a receptionist for Dick Clark who, as a matter of policy, asks even the most recognizable face "And you are?"; and, most famously, the bitingly sarcastic Hollywood Minute reporter who assaults celebrities with a series of one-liners. This particular role won Spade both acclaim from the public and scorn from celebrities—perhaps most noticeably from fellow Saturday Night Live alumnus Eddie Murphy when Spade did a joke in which a photograph of Murphy, whose career had started to falter, was shown, and Spade quipped, "Look children, a falling star... Quick, make a wish." He also impersonated celebrities such as Michael J. Fox, Kurt Cobain and Tom Petty.
Though many of the cast left in 1995, Spade stayed on the following year to help in the transition with the new cast. He returned to host an episode in 1997 and another in 2005.
Spade also has a reasonably successful movie career highlighted by his work with fellow Saturday Night Live cast member Chris Farley. His more recent movies, such as Joe Dirt, while not commercial successes, have gained a strong cult following. In 1997 Spade reprised his role as a sarcastic receptionist in the television series Just Shoot Me.