David Cross

David Cross

Highest Rated: 100% Melvin Goes to Dinner (2003)

Lowest Rated: 14% Year One (2009)

Birthday: Apr 4, 1964

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Irreverent comedian and social commentator David Cross has maintained a relatively low celebrity profile while at the same time working consistently in TV, film, and the live performance circuit, endearing himself to legions of fans. His smart and fearless comedy style is marked by a simultaneous honesty and cynicism that kind of goes beyond satire to somewhere else. His solo work tends to focus on topics of religion, politics, and a total refusal to skirt around any issue. Characterized by his small frame, bald head, and black glasses, his major career accomplishment has been as one-half of the HBO series Mr. Show with Bob and David. However, his memorable bit parts (Donnie, the guy who repeatedly says "Chicken Pot Pie" on NBC's Just Shoot Me) tend to stick in the imagination of the larger public. Born in Atlanta, GA, he went to college in Boston and started doing stand-up comedy before moving out to Los Angeles. He met Bob Odenkirk while working as a writer for The Ben Stiller Show on HBO and the two joined forces to create the unique sketch comedy series Mr. Show in 1995. With Odenkirk and Cross as the original funders, writers, actors, and executive producers, the show was nominated for several Emmy awards and eventually ended in 1998. Cross made several notable TV guest appearances on The Drew Carey Show and News Radio, as well as movies like Men in Black, The Cable Guy, Ghost World, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Waiting for Guffman. As a voice actor, he worked on the Hercules animated TV series, the feature films Small Soldiers and Alvin and the Chipmunks 2: Chipwrecked. Cross also continued to appear live on-stage in various formats (often with indie pop-rockers Ultrababyfat), wrote columns for magazines, and did a Mr. Show tour with Odenkirk. In November 2002, Cross released a two-disc comedy album, Shut Up You Fucking Baby!, consisting of highly charged political rants and other solo material recorded live in concert. Cross had a particularly memorable part on the beloved comedy series Arrested Development, and would later return to the small screen, writing and starring in The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All-Time Volume 3: Comedy and Camp Actor 2020
No Score Yet David Cross: Oh Come On Actor Producer Screenwriter 2019
71% David Cross: Making America Great Again Actor Executive Producer Screenwriter 2016
85% Call Me Lucky Actor 2015
86% The Wolfpack Executive Producer $1.4M 2015
65% Pitch Perfect 2 the Riff-Off Host $165.8M 2015
35% Hits Director Screenwriter Producer $15.7K 2015
77% Kill Your Darlings Louis Ginsberg $0.7M 2013
53% The Muslims Are Coming Actor 2013
79% It's a Disaster Glen Randolph $57.7K 2013
No Score Yet Megamind: The Button of Doom Minion 2011
No Score Yet Demoted Ken 2011
72% Megamind Minion $148.3M 2010
No Score Yet David Cross: Bigger and Blackerer Actor 2010
20% Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Ian $219.4M 2009
14% Year One Cain $43.4M 2009
49% Battle For Terra Giddy $1.7M 2009
No Score Yet All Tomorrow's Parties Actor 2009
44% The Toe Tactic Timmy 2009
No Score Yet Gavin Mcinnes Is A F**king A**hole Actor 2009
No Score Yet A Bad Situationist Actor 2009
No Score Yet Kung Fu Panda: Secrets Of The Scroll Crane 2008
60% Heckler Actor 2008
87% Kung Fu Panda Crane $215.4M 2008
40% The Grand Larry Schwartzman 2008
No Score Yet Comic Relief: The Greatest...and The Latest Actor 2008
No Score Yet The Legend of Secret Pass Actor 2008
28% Alvin and the Chipmunks Ian Hawke $217.2M 2007
77% I'm Not There Allen Ginsberg $4.1M 2007
No Score Yet Crashing Space Station Man 2007
No Score Yet Tool - Vicarious Actor 2007
No Score Yet Comedians of Comedy - Live at the Troubador Actor 2007
No Score Yet Vice Guide to Travel Actor 2006
26% School for Scoundrels Ian $17.8M 2006
43% She's the Man Principal Gold $33.7M 2006
44% Fired! Actor 2006
70% Curious George Bloomsberry Jr. $58.4M 2006
No Score Yet Superchunk - Crowding Up Your Visual Field Actor 2004
100% Melvin Goes to Dinner Seminar Leader 2003
No Score Yet David Cross: Let America Laugh Actor Screenwriter 2003
47% Martin & Orloff Dan Wasserman 2002
71% Run Ronnie Run! Screenwriter Ronnie Dobbs 2002
93% Ghost World Pushy Guy/Gerrold $4.7M 2001
15% Scary Movie 2 Dwight 2001
27% Pootie Tang Dennis $2.9M 2001
No Score Yet Chain of Fools Andy 2000
48% Small Soldiers Irwin Wayfair 1998
No Score Yet Who's the Caboose? Actor 1997
91% Waiting for Guffman UFO Expert 1996
54% The Cable Guy Sales Manager 1996
85% The Truth About Cats & Dogs Male Radio Caller/Bookstore Man 1996
17% Destiny Turns on the Radio Ralph 1995
No Score Yet Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight Reporter at Dock 2 1994

TV

Credit
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest 2019
75% Arrested Development
2003-2019
Tobias Funke Tobias 2019
2018
2013
2006
2005
2004
2003
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest 2018
2016
2015
2014
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
Appearing 2017
No Score Yet Space Ghost Coast to Coast
2008
Voice 2017
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest 2016
41% Chelsea
2016-2017
Guest 2016
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
2015
Guest 2016
72% The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret
2010-2016
Creator Screenwriter Todd Margaret 2016
2012
2010
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Guest 2015
89% W/ Bob and David
2015
Executive Producer 2015
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2015
2012
88% Community
2009-2015
Hank 2014
No Score Yet Drunk History
2013-2019
Appearing 2014
75% Maron
2013-2016
2014
94% Rick and Morty
2013
Voice 2014
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012-2016
Guest 2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest 2013
No Score Yet Real Time with Bill Maher
2003
Guest Panelist 2013
2010
2009
2004
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest 2013
2009
2006
2004
No Score Yet Mary Shelley's Frankenhole
2010-2012
Voice 2012
85% Modern Family
2009
Duane Bailey 2012
2011
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest 2012
2010
No Score Yet Jon Benjamin Has a Van
2011
2011
30% Running Wilde
2010-2011
Andy Weeks 2011
2010
90% Archer
2009
Voice 2011
2010
2009
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007-2019
Guest 2010
No Score Yet Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job!
2007-2010
Performer 2010
2008
2007
95% Futurama
1999-2013
Voice 2008
100% Human Giant
2007-2008
Guest 2008
2007
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
Voice 2006
60% Freak Show
2006
Executive Producer Creator Voice 2006
No Score Yet O'Grady
2004-2006
Voice 2006
80% Tom Goes to the Mayor
2004-2006
Voice 2005
18% Oliver Beene
2003-2004
Narrator Voice 2004
2003
No Score Yet King of the Hill
1997-2010
Voice 2003
No Score Yet Just Shoot Me
1997-2003
Donnie DiMauro Donnie 2003
2000
1999
1998
No Score Yet Aqua Teen Hunger Force
2000-2019
Voice 2002
100% Tenacious D
1997-2000
Executive Producer 2000
1999
1997
95% NewsRadio
1995-1999
David 1998
100% Mr. Show With Bob and David
1995-1998
Host Director 1998
1997
1996
1995
No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show
1995-2004
Earl 1997
1996
50% Bliss
2018
Creator Director

QUOTES FROM David Cross CHARACTERS

Dwight says: I..I can't feel my legs! Owwwwhowhow! I can't feel my legs!

Ray says: You never could.

Dwight says: Hey you stay out of this.

Dwight says: I can do it myself!

UFO Expert says: It happened on a Sunday and, and every Sunday, about the time I was taken on board that ship, I find I have no feelings in my buttocks.

UFO Expert says: It happened on a Sunday and every Sunday, about the time I was taken on board that ship, I find I have no feelings in my buttocks.

Dwight says: Hey I dont need your help lady. I can do it myself. [gives himself oral sex]

Andy Brauer says: Killed him with a hairdryer...Way to use the resources you had handy!

Andy Brauer says: Killed him with a hairdryer... Way to use the resources you had handy!

Warden says: Good luck fellas!

MegaMind says: Were gonna die!

Minion says: Wait what?

MegaMind says: Minion, Did you think this day would ever come ??

MegaMind says: Minion, Did you think this day would ever come?

Minion says: No way.. Not at all, sir. Never. Never in a million... I mean, Yes, I did.

Minion says: (While in an argument with MegaMind) Well, good luck on your date!

Minion says: [while in an argument with MegaMind] Well, good luck on your date!

MegaMind says: I will!

Minion says: That doesn't even make any sense!

MegaMind says: I know!

Ian says: "Sup.''

Ian says: Sup.

Ian says: "I'm good either way."

Ian says: I'm good either way.

Ian says: "Chubby one!"

Ian says: Chubby one!

MegaMind says: "Aloo"

MegaMind says: Aloo.

Minion says: "Its hello,"

Minion says: It's hello.

MegaMind says: "Hello"

MegaMind says: Hello.

Dave says: This is your job?

Ian says: Yeah not too many record holders are interested in hiring the guy that blew it with The Chipmunks, blew it with The Chipettes, and passed on Justin Bieber...twice.

Crane says: Hey! Maybe you can't watch me be killed?

Tigress says: Stop being a wimp.

Monkey says: And... she's back.

Ian says: Dave...I barely cared about what you said about the first two. I can't imagine the "big boned" one being any more interesting.

Ian says: Dave... I barely cared about what you said about the first two. I can't imagine the 'big boned' one being any more interesting.

Ian says: It's good to be back huh?

Dave says: Yeah

Dave says: Yeah.

Ronnie Dobbs says: Thats only the bitch I been fuckin. Jealous much

Ronnie Dobbs says: Oh just the bitch I've been fucking. Jealous much?

Monkey says: At the first sign of trouble, I'll give you the signal: "ka ka, ki ki!"

Monkey says: At the first sign of trouble, I'll give you the signal: 'ka ka, ki ki!'

Po says: You mean like Crane does?

Monkey says: Yeah!

Crane says: Excuse me, when have I ever made that noise?

Crane says: So, that was stealth mode, huh?

Crane says: Don't ever do that again, please?

Crane says: Don't ever do that again, okay?

Crane says: Hey, maybe you can't watch me be killed?

Tigress says: Stop being a wimp.

Crane says: You can chain my body, but you will never chain my warrior spirit.

Crane says: You can chain my body. But you will never chain my... [one of the guerrilla guards puts a chain round his throat making his voice go funny]

Crane says: ...warrior spirit!

Brittany says: Hey Ian! In the words of the Donald " Ya fired!!! " .

Brittany says: Hey Ian! In the words of the Donald 'Ya fired!'

Brittany says: Hey Ian! In the words of the Donald, 'ya fired!'

Ian says: Alvin!!!!!!

Ian says: Alvin!

Minion says: I may not know much but I do know this the bad guy doesn't get the girl

Minion says: I may not know much but I do know this the bad guy doesn't get the girl.

MegaMind says: Well maybe I don't want to be the bad guy anymore!

Minion says: [screams]

MegaMind says: you heard me!

MegaMind says: You heard me!

Minion says: [whisers] who are you?

Minion says: [whispers] Who are you?

Minion says: I'm your space stepmom!

Minion says: I'm your space stepmom!

Po says: What was that?

Crane says: I didn't...say anything.

Crane says: I didn't say anything.

Minion says: [as he comes in a room] Going off the rails on a crazy train sir!

Minion says: [Bursts in singing 'Crazy Train' with the Venus de Milo statue] I'm going off the rails on a crazy train, sir!

MegaMind says: hey hey hey hey! not now Minion

MegaMind says: Hey, not now, Minion! I'm in a heated, existential discussion with this dead-eyed, plastic desk toy.

MegaMind says: Quick the knock out spray!

MegaMind says: Quick, the knock out spray!

Minion says: Ok (Sprays, can is empty) There isn't any.

Minion says: Okay. (Sprays, can is empty) There isn't any.

MegaMind says: Well use the forget-me-stick.

Minion says: Oh, right. (Minion whacks Tighten with the Forget-Me-Stick)

Minion says: create a hero wait wait what why would you do that?

Minion says: Create a hero? Why would you do that?

MegaMind says: Quick, disguise. [Megamind activates a hologram,]

Minion says: [while Minion puts on an apron and wig] What?

MegaMind says: You look fantastic.

MegaMind says: [answering a cell phone] Ollo?

Minion says: Uh, it's "hello", sir.

MegaMind says: Oh... Hello? [to Minion] Like that?

Minion says: [gives him a thumbs-up]