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:
- Saturday Night Live (1975–76): Was the first Weekend Update anchor. He was also the first SNL cast member to leave the show, the first one to come back and host (until he was banned for being a jerk to the cast and crew members), the only host who had to be broadcasted on a TV instead of appearing live onstage when he hosted,note and the former SNL cast member to host the most episodes (nine). His celebrity impressions include U.S. President Gerald Ford (which wasn't really an impression as we would know it;note instead, the 'impression' was just an excuse for Chevy to show off his penchant for pratfalls), Leonard Nimoy (as Mr. Spock on the infamous Last Voyage of the Enterprise sketch), Greg Allman, Ronald Reagan (also a "non-impression" like Ford's), and Jeffrey Dahmer. He only had one recurring character, "The Land Shark" (a creepy man in a cheap shark costume who attacks anyone who answers the door, usually with him saying, "Candy gram?").
- Foul Play (1978)
- Caddyshack (1980)
- Modern Problems (1981)
- National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
- Fletch (1985)
- Spies Like Us (1985)
- ˇThree Amigos! (1986)
- Nothing But Trouble (1991)
- Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992)
- Dirty Work (1998)
- Snow Day (2000)
- Orange County (2002)
- Community (2009–13)
- Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
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.
- Catchphrase: "I'm Chevy Chase and you're not," or some variation thereon, like "I still am, and you're still not."
- Deadpan Snarker
- The Straight Man