David Wayne Spade (born July 22, 1964) is an American comedian, actor, and screenwriter who was famous for starring on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' from 1990 to 1996, and starring on sitcoms like ''Series/JustShootMe'', ''Series/EightSimpleRules'' (after Creator/JohnRitter died), and ''Series/RulesOfEngagement''.

He was part of the "Bad Boys of SNL" in the early 90s, along with Creator/AdamSandler, Creator/ChrisFarley, Creator/ChrisRock, and Rob Schneider. While most of his castmates either quit or were kicked off the show due to the heavy SeasonalRot of season 20 (with NBC threatening Creator/LorneMichaels to either revamp his show and make it funny again or cancel it once and for all[[note]]very similar with what happened during the 1980-1981 season and the 1985-1986 season[[/note]]), he stayed on to help the new cast settle in (then left after his screentime was reduced drastically).

Some of his ''SNL'' characters included a rude flight attendant who'd tell departing passengers "Buh-Bye" ("Total Bastard Airlines"), a receptionist for Dick Clark who would ask people "And you ''are''?" (even going as far as to give Jesus Christ [played by Creator/PhilHartman] the same treatment), one of the Gap Girls with Sandler and Farley, and Karl from the "Karl's Videos" sketches. Some of his celebrity impressions on the show included Creator/BradPitt (with whom he actually went to elementary school), Kato Kaelin, Kurt Cobain, Denis Leary, Jeff Foxworthy, and Owen Wilson.

He also did the "Hollywood Minute" sketch as part of Weekend Update, in which he'd make {{Take That}}s to Hollywood stars, including a notorious one to Creator/EddieMurphy ("Look, kids! It's a falling star. Make a wish!").

He was close with Creator/ChrisFarley, frequently doing sketches together, and starring together in ''Film/TommyBoy'' and ''Film/BlackSheep1996''. After Farley's sudden death in 1997, Spade notably did not attend his funeral, saying "[[TearJerker I just couldn't have gone into a room where Chris was in a box]]."

He also appeared in a series of Capital One credit card commercials as a phone operator who would answer "No" to everything.

He's also brother-in-law to famous fashion designer Kate Spade.

!!Selected filmography of David Spade:
* ''Film/{{Coneheads}}'' (1993)
* ''Film/{{PCU}}'' (1994)
* ''Film/TommyBoy'' (1995)
* ''Film/{{Black Sheep|1996}}'' (1996)
* ''Film/LostAndFound'' (1999)
* ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'' (2000, voice)
* ''Film/JoeDirt'' (2001)
* ''Film/DickieRobertsFormerChildStar'' (2003)
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro: A New Beginning'' (2005, voice[[note]]he was subsequently [[TheOtherDarrin replaced as Sparx]] by Creator/BillyWest and [[Series/LetsMakeADeal Wayne Brady]] for the next two ''LoS'' games[[/note]])
* ''Film/{{Benchwarmers}}'' (2006)
* ''Film/GrownUps'' (2010)
* ''WesternAnimation/HotelTransylvania'' (2012, voice)

!!Tropes applying to David Spade:
* CallingTheOldManOut: In one of his standup routines, he reveals that Spade's dad constantly talks about how he had sex with Spade's mother...when she was 19. He later proceeds to call him out on it.
* DeadpanSnarker: Has a tendency to play these.
* FatAndSkinny: Skinny to Farley's Fat.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: He is a genuinely nice guy in real life.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Still manages to look relatively young over the years.
* SunglassesAtNight: Has said in interviews that he has eye problems that make seeing in certain levels of light painful, so he is often seen wearing shades indoors and at night.