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Comedic actor Chevy Chase was born October 8, 1943, in New York City. In his twenties, he wrote for
the Smothers Brothers and National Lampoon. Though hired as a writer for Saturday Night Live in
1975, he soon began appearing in front of the camera. He starred in Caddyshack in 1980, National
Lampoon’s Vacation in 1983, and Fletch in 1985. In recent years, Chase has chosen to work in family
films. Actor, comedian. Born Cornelius Crane Chase on October 8, 1943, in New York City. His
grandmother nicknamed him Chevy Chase after the wealthy Maryland community. After being named
valedictorian of his high school class, Chase went on to Bard College, where he earned a B.A. in
English. Chase spent his twenties at various odd jobs with the hope of pursuing a career in comedy.
During this time, he wrote for the Smothers Brothers and National Lampoon, the latter of which
eventually led to a lucrative franchise of Vacation movies. Chase’s first stint as a performer was with
the New York comedy video workshop Channel One, which evolved into the 1974 film Groove Tube.
After seeing the film, producer Lorne Michaels hired Chase for the first season of Saturday Night Live
Though hired as a writer, Chase soon began appearing in front of the camera as the anchor of the
show’s popular Weekend Update segment. With the catchphrase opening “Good evening, I’m Chevy
Chase and you’re not,” and a bumbling impersonation of President Gerald Ford, the actor quickly
assumed breakout status, earning Emmys for both his writing and acting. He left after a single season
to pursue film opportunities, but did not strike gold until Caddyshack in 1980, in which he played a golf
pro who oozed confidence and deadpan humor. These would become Chase’s trademarks. In 1983,
Chase starred in National Lampoon’s Vacation, the first of four popular films chronicling the comic
misadventures of the Griswold family, which included European Vacation in 1985, Christmas Vacation
in 1989 and Vegas Vacation in 1997. Chase’s next box-office hit came in 1985, when he starred in the
cult classic Fletch, a film widely considered to be the actor’s best. As undercover newspaper reporter
I.M. Fletcher, Chase created a classic comic hero with a genius for confusing his adversaries. He
reprised the role in 1989 with Fletch Lives, but the film lacked the comedic genius of the original.
Throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, Chase achieved moderate success in such films as Spies Like
Us (1985) and Three Amigos! (1986). But despite an all-star cast in 1988, Caddyshack II received the
same mixed-to-mediocre reviews as the Fletch sequel. The panned follow-ups, Nothing But Trouble
(1991) and Cops and Robbersons (1994) did nothing to jump-start the comedian’s flagging reputation.
In addition, his Fox comeback variety show was canceled two months after it premiered in 1993. In
recent years, Chase has chosen to work in family films, such as Man of the House (1995) and Snow
Day (2000). His roles have gradually shifted from starring to supporting, including Dirty Work in 1998
and Orange County in 2002.
Chase has also made several television cameos – in 2006, he guest-starred as an anti-Semitic murder
suspect in an episode of Law & Order, and as Sally Field’s former love interest in the television drama
Brothers & Sisters. In 2009, Chase appeared as a recurring villain in the spy sitcom, Chuck.
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