Chevy Chase is an actor, comedian, and writer from the United States. Chase is best known for his roles in the films Caddyshack and Fletch, as well as his performances on Saturday Night Live. He was born into a prominent family. Initially, he worked in various occupations before becoming an actor with National Lampoon. In the inaugural season of Saturday Night Live, he was a significant cast member, and his frequent Weekend Update portion became a show tradition. He won three Primetime Emmy Awards out of five nominations he received as a performer and screenwriter.
Chase made his feature film debut with the comedy Foul Play in 1978, for which he received two Golden Globe nominations. He’s also famous for his roles as Clark Griswold in a total of five National Lampoon’s Vacation movies. Fletch and its spinoff Fletch Lives were another film franchise with which Chase collaborated. In 1987 and 1988, he hosted the Academy Awards two times in a row. Chevy had his own late-night talk program, The Chevy Chase Show, for a short period of time. From 2009 to 2014, he portrayed Pierce Hawthorne in the NBC comedy television series Community.
Chevy Chase Bio/Wiki
|Birth Name||Cornelius Crane Chase|
|Age||80 (as in 2023) Years|
|Sun Sign/Zodiac Sign||Libra|
|Birth Place||Lower Manhattan, New York, United States|
|Date of Birth||8 October 1943|
|Home Town||Woodstock, New York|
|Mother’s Name||Cathalene Parker Browning|
|Father’s Name||Edward Tinsley Chase|
|Brother||Edward Chase Jr.|
Marital Status, Wife and Children
|Wife/Spouse||Jayni Chase (between 1982 to present)|
Jacqueline Carlin (between 1976 and 1980)
Suzanne Chase (between 1973 and1976)
|Marriage Date||19 June 1982 (Jayni Chase)|
23 February 1973 (Suzanne Chase)
4 December 1976 (Jacqueline Carlin)
Cydney Cathalene Chase
Emily Evelyn Chase
|School||Riverdale Country School|
|Educational Qualification||Bachelor in English|
|Career Manager||Not Known|
Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements
|Height (Approx.)||in centimeters- 192 cm|
in meters- 1.92 m
in Feet Inches- 6’3″
|Weight (Approx.)||in Kilograms- 90 kg|
in Pounds- 198 lbs
|Chest Size||42 inch|
|Biceps Size||Not Known|
|Waist Size||Not Known|
Extra Ordinary Features
|Race / Ethnicity||English|
|Hair Color||Dark Black|
|Dress Size||Not known|
|Shoe Size||11 (US)|
|Favourite Film||Laurence of Arabia (1962)|
Chevy Chase was born to Cathalene P. Browning, a concert piano player, and librettist, and Edward Tinsley Chase, an editor, and author, on 8 October 1943, in New York City, Lower Manhattan. He was born and raised in Woodstock, New York.
His grandparents were artist and commercial illustrator Edward Leigh Chase and Chief of Staff to Admiral R. Spruance, Admiral Miles Browning, on the aircraft carrier CV-6 USS Enterprise during the Battle of Midway in the Second World War.
Chase attended Riverdale Country School, a private day academy in the Riverdale district of The Bronx, New York. In 1962, he received his graduation from the Stockbridge School, a private boarding school in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
During the 1962-1963 academic year, he attended Haverford College. Chase afterward went to Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, where he pursued a pre-medical education and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1967.
Chase worked as a taxi driver, trucker, motorbike messenger, construction laborer, bartender, farmworker, grocery produce manager, sound engineer, wine shop salesperson, and theatre usher before becoming famous.
Following his resignation from Saturday Night Live, Chase became a successful actor in various hit films such as the Oh! Heavenly Dog and Foul Play. When the filming in 1980 for Modern Problems, Chase barely avoided death by electricity. Chase went through a profound melancholy after his near-death incident, as his marriage to Jacqueline had dissolved soon before production began.
Chase married three times. From February 1973 to February 1976, Chase was married to Susan Hewitt. From December 1976 to November 1980, he was married to Jacqueline Carlin. In June 1982, he married Jayni Luke, his third wife.
In 1986 in an interview, Chase stated that he was hospitalized at the Betty Ford Clinic for an addiction to pharmaceutical painkillers. He got alcoholism treatment at the Hazelden Clinic in 2016.
Chevy Chase Net Worth
The current net worth of Chevy Chase is $55 million.
|Estimated Net Worth in 2023 (Approx)||$55 million|
|Estimated Net Worth in 2022 (Approx)||$50 million|
|Estimated Net Worth in 2021 (Approx)||$50 million|
|Annual Salary||Chase made 3-7 million per film|
The 1970s and 1980s were a highly successful time in Chase’s life because of his passion for comedy and his ability to convey it in both his acting and writing.
Chevy made $7 million per film during the peak of his success in the 1980s. That’s the equivalent of making $15 million per film now. For Fletch and its spin-off, Fletch Lives made him at least $7 million.
Christmas Vacation by National Lampoon earned Chevy $6 million in 1989. In today’s money, that’s the equivalent of $12.5 million. Memoirs of an Invisible Man, released in 1992, won him another $6 million. For Cops and Robbersons and Vegas Vacation, he received $4 million each and $2 million for Man of the House.
Chevy and Jayni resided on 5-acres in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles from 1990 until 2005. Chevy spent $1.2 million on restorations and repairs to the home, which is located in a secured, gated neighbourhood. They sold the house in 2005. The pair currently resides in upstate New York.
- In 1967 Chase co-founded Channel One, an underground comedy troupe. He also worked on a number of unusual projects at this time.
- Chase wrote a one-page parody of Mission: Impossible for Mad Magazine in 1970.
- In 1973, he was a writer and lead actor of the syndicated radio series The National Lampoon Radio Hour, after making comedy his full-time job.
- In October 1975 he was one of the first cast members of the NBC late-night comedy show Saturday Night Live. He developed material for several sketches and was the initial anchor for the Weekend Update section on Saturday Night Live.
- Chase departed SNL in the middle of its second season, in mid-1976. Despite this, he remained a part of the show, anchoring SNL eight times from 1997 to 1999 and appearing on numerous anniversary specials
- Tunnel Vision, the box office blockbuster Foul Play, and Oh! Heavenly Dog was among Chase’s early cinematic appearances in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
- In 1980, Chase followed up Foul Play with the hit Harold Ramis comedy Caddyshack. At the shooting of Modern Problems in 1980, Chase barely avoided death by electrification.
- In 1985, he featured in both Fletch and Spies Like Us, the first of two films based on Gregory Mcdonald’s Fletch novels.
- In the early to mid-1990s, Chase’s success took a turn for the worst. Nothing but Trouble, which was nominated for a Razzie Award in 1991, Memoirs of an Invisible Man in 1992, and Cops & Robbersons in 1994 were all box office disasters for Chase.
- In September 1993, Chase began hosting The Chevy Chase Program, a late-night chat show for the Fox Broadcasting Company. Despite having high commercial predictions, Fox ended the show after only five weeks.
- In 1995 Chase performed with Farrah Fawcett in the critically acclaimed Man of the House.
- In 1996, he was honored with The Harvard Lampoon’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
- Chase made his comeback to NBC in 2009, as businessman Pierce Hawthorne in the comedy Community.
- In 2010, he played President Ford in the comedy Movie Presidential Reunion.
- In 2015, Chase had a brief but significant cameo appearance in the fifth Vacation film, named Vacation.
- In 2019, he starred in the Netflix film The Last Laugh.
- Cornelius Crane Chase is Chevy’s actual name.
- He did many jobs to support himself, including driving a taxi, managing a supermarket’s produce section, working in construction, driving a truck, etc.
- Chase attended Haverford College, where he earned a reputation for his unusual sense of humor.
- Chevy was enrolled in a pre-med program, but he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English.
- He is a skilled musician who played drummers and synthesizers at Bard College.
- Chase was another member of the Chamaeleon Church, a Boston-based pop group that had a record deal with MGM Records during 1969.
- Chevy Chase made his television debut on PBS’s The Great American Dream Machine in 1971, four years before SNL.
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