Dave Chappelle


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Dave Chappelle's career started while he was in high school at Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC where he studied theatre arts. At the age of 14, he began performing stand-up comedy in nightclubs. Shortly after graduation, he moved to New York City where he quickly established himself as a major young talent. At the age of 19, ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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(2003-2006)
Half Baked Writer
(1998)
A Star Is Born George 'Noodles' Stone
(2018)

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 2019 Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones (TV Special)
 2017 Dave Chappelle: Equanimity (TV Special documentary)
 2017 Dave Chappelle: The Bird Revelation (TV Special documentary)
 2017 Deep in the Heart of Texas: Dave Chappelle Live at Austin City Limits (TV Special documentary) (written by)
 2017 The Age of Spin: Dave Chappelle Live at the Hollywood Palladium (TV Special documentary) (written by)
 2016 The Oscars (TV Special) (special material written by)
 2009-2010 Laugh Factory (TV Series) (3 episodes)
  Chappelle's Show (TV Series) (creator - 33 episodes, 2003 - 2006) (writer - 32 episodes, 2003 - 2006)
- Show Business & Lil Jon In Love (2006) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Black Howard Dean & Stereotype Pixies (2006) ... (creator) / (writer)
- $55 Million & Getting Revenge (2006) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Music Jump-Off (2004) ... (creator)
 2005 Dave Chappelle's Block Party (Documentary)
 2004 Dave Chappelle: For What It's Worth (TV Special documentary) (written by)
 2000 Dave Chappelle: Killin' Them Softly (TV Special documentary) (written by)
 1998 The Dave Chappelle Project (TV Movie) (written by)
 1998 Half Baked (written by)
 1998 HBO Comedy Half-Hour (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dave Chappelle (1998) ... (writer)
 1997 Damn Whitey (Short) (written by)
 1997 Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (TV Series) (additional material - 1 episode)
- Electric Bike (1997) ... (additional material)
 1992-1995 Def Comedy Jam (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #4.9 (1995)
- Episode #2.4 (1992)
 1993 Comic Justice (TV Series) (1993)
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Other Works:

Appeared on Talib Kweli's street mixtape "The Beautiful Mixtape" (2004). He did the voice of Rick James. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 8 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

David 'Dave' Chappelle

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on turning down a $50 million contract from Comedy Central to make a fourth season of Chappelle's Show, jokingly about his spouse] Don't think you can turn down a 50 million contract and your wife is going to be cool with that. See more »

Trivia:

His mother, Yvonne K. (Reed) Chappelle, has been a professor at Howard University, Wilberforce University, Central State University and University of Maryland. She is also a Unitarian Universalist minister. See more »

Trademark:

Newsboy cap See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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