Dave Chappelle

Biography

Date of Birth 24 August 1973, Washington, District of Columbia, USA Birth Name David Khari Webber Chappelle Height 6' (1.83 m) Spouse Elaine Mendoza Erfe (2001 - present) 2 children Trade Mark His comedic point-of-view of pop culture. Portrays famous black people with deadpan humor. Trivia Often appears opposite a "Saturday Night Live" (1975) star: Screwed (2000) (with Norm MacDonald), Half Baked (1998) (with Jim Breuer), and Undercover Brother (2002) (with Chris Kattan). Sits in with Howard Stern when in New York. Chappelle is one of Stern's favorite comedians. Is currently in the beginning of talks about a movie involving his family and historical events they are fictionally involved in. [2004] Turned down an offer to host the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards 2004 (2004) (TV). Was in talks to play Rick James in a film about James' life. Prior to James' death, due to some content objections by Rick James himself, it was decided the project would not happen. (2004) His father taught music and voice at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland; Yellow Springs, Ohio; and Washington, D.C., and still lives in Yellow Springs, Ohio, with his wife and children. Is one of the few (if not only) celebrities to do advertisements for both Coca-Cola and Pepsi. Was best friends and frequent co-writers with Neal Brennan. Their partnership ended when Chappelle abruptly left "Chappelle's Show" (2003) in its third season. Is very good friends with fellow comedian Mario Cantone, who appears in the "Ask A Gay Dude" segment on Chappelle's Show. He has gone on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" 8 times so far, more appearances than he has had on all other talk shows combined. Due to the popularity of his show, Comedy Central's parent company Viacom cut a $50 million deal with him that will continue the production of "Chappelle's Show" (2003) for two more years and will allow him to do side projects. #43 on Comedy Central's 100 Greatest Standups of All Time. He is the youngest person to make the list. His favorite show is MTV's "The Real World" (1992). Made the Forbes Celebrity 100 List with $12 million in earnings. Wife Elaine is a Filipina. His mother has been a professor at Howard University, Wilberforce University, Central State University and University of Maryland. She is also a Unitarian Universalist minister. His oldest son is named Sulayman. Likes to play video games, and even has a World Of Warcraft account. Personal Quotes I still think people do have racial hang-ups, but I think one of the reasons I can joke about it is people are shedding those racial hatreds. If you're Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, and your marriage is breaking up - that's an awful thing. But to see that speculation in people, it's gotta sting a little bit. "I figured, let me just cut myself off from everybody, take a minute and pull a Flintstone, stop a speeding car by using my bare feet as brakes." - on his abrupt departure from "Chappelle's Show" (2003). I look at it like that word, 'nigger', used to be a word of oppression. But that when I say it, it feels more like an act of freedom. For me to be able to say that unapologetically on television. You can become famous but you can't become unfamous. You can become infamous but not unfamous.

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Half Baked

Thurgood Jenkins/Sir Smoke-a-Lot

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Blue Streak

Tulley

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Dave Chappelle's Block Party

Himself/Host

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Dave Chappelle: For What It's Worth

Dave Chappelle

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Dave Chappelle: Killin' Them Softly

Himself

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Screwed

Rusty P. Hayes

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Dave Chappelle - Sticks and Stones

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Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!!

Himself

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Deep in the Heart of Texas: Dave Chappelle Live at Austin City Limits

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The Age of Spin: Dave Chappelle Live at the Hollywood

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Starring In
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The Greatest Lie Ever Sold: George Floyd and the Rise of BLM

Self (archive footage)

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Earthquake: Legendary

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The One and Only Dick Gregory

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537 Votes

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Uncle Tom

Self (archive footage)

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Dave Chappelle - Sticks and Stones

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Behind the Curve

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A Star Is Born

George 'Noodles' Stone

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Quincy

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Dave Chappelle: The Bird Revelation

Self - Host

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Deep in the Heart of Texas: Dave Chappelle Live at Austin City Limits

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Chi-Raq

Morris

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Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber

Self - Audience Member (uncredited)

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Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic

Himself

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Dave Chappelle's Block Party

Himself/Host

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Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!!

Himself

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Dave Chappelle: For What It's Worth

Dave Chappelle

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Best of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog

Himself (14 episodes, 1998-2004)

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Undercover Brother

Conspiracy Brother

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Def Poetry - Season 4

Performer

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Screwed

Rusty P. Hayes

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Dave Chappelle: Killin' Them Softly

Himself

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Blue Streak

Tulley

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200 Cigarettes

Disco Cabbie

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You've Got Mail

Kevin Jackson

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Woo

Lenny

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Half Baked

Thurgood Jenkins/Sir Smoke-a-Lot

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The Real Blonde

Zee

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Con Air

'Pinball' Parker

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Joe's Apartment

Cockroach (voice)

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The Nutty Professor

Reggie Warrington

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Kamikaze College

Ron

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Undercover Blues

Ozzie

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Robin Hood: Men in Tights

Ahchoo (as David Chappelle)

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Def Comedy Jam Classics: Martin Lawrence

Himself - Comedian (unknown episodes, 1993)

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The Age of Spin: Dave Chappelle Live at the Hollywood

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