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.