Dave Chappelle filmography and biography

Date of birth: 24 August 1973, Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Dave Chappelle trivia


- Often appears opposite a Saturday Night Live star: Screwed (with Norm MacDonald (I)), Half Baked (with Jim Breuer), and Undercover Brother (with Chris Kattan).
- Sits in with Howard Stern (I) when in New York. Chappelle is one of Stern's favorite comedians.
- (2004) Is currently in the beginning of talks about a movie involving his family and historical events they are fictionally involved in.
- Turned down an offer to host the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards 2004 (2004) (TV).
- Was in talks to play Rick James (II) in a film about James' life. Prior to James' death, due to some content objections by Rick James (II) himself, it was decided the project would not happen. (2004)
- His father taught music and voice at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio.
- Grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland; Yellow Springs, Ohio; and Washington, D.C., and still lives in Yellow Springs, Ohio, with his wife and children.
- Is one of the few (if not only) celebrities to do advertisements for both Coca-Cola and Pepsi.
- Was best friends and frequent co-writers with Neal Brennan. Their partnership ended when Chappelle abruptly left Chappelles Show in its third season.
- Is very good friends with fellow comedian Mario Cantone, who appears in the "Ask A Gay Dude" segment on Chappelle's Show.
- He has gone on "Late Night with 'Conan OBrien" 8 times so far, more appearances than he has had on all other talk shows combined.
- Due to the popularity of his show, Comedy Central's parent company Viacom cut a $50 million deal with him that will continue the production of Chappelles Show for two more years and will allow him to do side projects.
- #43 on Comedy Central's 100 Greatest Standups of All Time. He is the youngest person to make the list.
- His favorite show is MTV's The Real World.
- Made the Forbes Celebrity 100 List with $12 million in earnings.
- Wife Elaine is a Filipina.
- His mother has been a professor at Howard University, Wilberforce University, Central State University and University of Maryland. She is also a Unitarian Universalist minister.
- His oldest son is named Sulayman.
- Likes to play video games, and even has a World Of Warcraft account.

Dave Chappelle quotes


- I still think people do have racial hang-ups, but I think one of the reasons I can joke about it is people are shedding those racial hatreds.
- If you're Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, and your marriage is breaking up - that's an awful thing. But to see that speculation in people, it's gotta sting a little bit.
- "I figured, let me just cut myself off from everybody, take a minute and pull a Flintstone, stop a speeding car by using my bare feet as brakes." - on his abrupt departure from Chappelles Show.
- I look at it like that word, 'nigger', used to be a word of oppression. But that when I say it, it feels more like an act of freedom. For me to be able to say that unapologetically on television.
- You can become famous but you can't become unfamous. You can become infamous but not unfamous.

Dave Chappelle filmography

Name Year
Tower Heist 2011
I'm Rick James 2009
September in Brooklyn: The Making of 'Block Party' 2006
Ohio Players 2006
The 48th Annual Grammy Awards 2006
Forbes Celebrity 100: Who Made Bank? 2006
Richard Pryor: The Funniest Man Dead or Alive 2005
Last Laugh '05 2005
Kanye West: College Dropout - Video Anthology 2005
Block Party 2005
Iconoclasts 2005
Howard Stern on Demand 2005
Sex and the City: A Farewell 2004
Dave Chappelle: For What It's Worth 2004
Comedy Central Presents: 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time 2004
Bar Mitzvah Bash! 2004
BET Comedy Awards 2004
Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! 2003
The GQ Men of the Year Awards 2003
The Mark Twain Prize: Lily Tomlin 2003
Essence Awards 2003
Wanda at Large 2003
VH1 Big in 03 2003
Comedy Central Presents: The Commies 2003
Uncensored Comedy: That's Not Funny! 2003
Chappelle's Show 2003
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2003
Crank Yankers 2002
Just for Laughs 2002
Heroes of Black Comedy 2002
Undercover Brother 2002
Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry 2002
Last Call with Carson Daly 2002
Dave Chappelle: Killin' Them Softly 2000
Open Mic 2000
Full Mountie 2000
Screwed 2000
60 Minutes II 1999
Blue Streak 1999
200 Cigarettes 1999
The Dave Chappelle Project 1998
Half Baked 1998
You've Got Mail 1998
Comic Relief VIII 1998
Woo 1998
Total Request Live 1998
Hollywood Squares 1998
Damn Whitey 1997
Bowl of Pork 1997
The Real Blonde 1997
Con Air 1997
Comics Come Home 2 1996
Where's Elvis This Week? 1996
The Nutty Professor 1996
Joe's Apartment 1996
Buddies 1996
The Daily Show 1996
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996
HBO Comedy Half-Hour 1995
1995 Young Comedians Special 1995
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist 1995
Apollo Theatre Hall of Fame 1994
Comedy: Coast to Coast 1994
Getting In 1994
Comic Relief VI 1994
Inside the Actors Studio 1994
Howard Stern 1994
Robin Hood: Men in Tights 1993
Undercover Blues 1993
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1993
Late Show with David Letterman 1993
The Real World 1992
Def Comedy Jam 1992
The Larry Sanders Show 1992
HBO First Look 1992
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992
Home Improvement 1991
The Word 1990
Biography 1987
The Oprah Winfrey Show 1986
The End of August 1982