Creator / Chevy Chase

He's Chevy Chase (born Cornelius Crane Chase on October 8, 1943), an American actor/comedian known for his pratfalls ... and you're not.

And yes, he's also gained a reputation as an extremely difficult creative collaborator.

Works featuring Chevy Chase include:

Tropes associated with this actor:

  • Alliterative Name: Both his real and stage names.
  • The Big Guy: He is 6'4" and was the first of SNL's many tall, white male cast members. Chase, Randy Quaid (from the 1985–86 season), Charles Rocket (1980–81 season), and Kevin Nealon (1986–95 seasons) are tied as the tallest SNL cast members.
  • The Cast Showoff: Will usually find an excuse to show off his impeccable musical skill.
  • Catchphrase: "I'm Chevy Chase and you're not," or some variation thereon, like "I still am, and you're still not."
  • Creator Backlash: He left Community because of this, feeling that the new showrunners were making the show worse and were Flanderizing Pierce to the point where he was no longer likable. He also elaborated in his Reddit AMA that he and the cast would regularly work sixteen to twenty hours per day.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Few do deadpan better than Chevy, which is why his Weekend Update stint is considered the benchmark for all others. The only other Weekend Update anchor to do deadpan better than Chevy is a toss-up between Kevin Nealon (whose Weekend Update was pretty much an updated version of the original one) and Norm MacDonald (whom Chase has said is almost the way he used to do Weekend Update and is the inspiration for current co-anchor, Colin Jostnote ).
  • Memetic Mutation: "I'm Chevy Chase and you're not."
  • Money, Dear Boy: By the end of the second season of Community, Chase had made his dislike of the show crystal clear, clashing with series creator Dan Harmon frequently. He only stayed as long as he did, partly because he liked his castmates, partly due to this trope. Ironically, Chase quit the show in the fourth season under different showrunners, as he was troubled with how blatant Pierce's racism had become.