David Cross

David Cross

Highest Rated: 100% Too Soon: Comedy After 9/11 (2021)

Lowest Rated: 12% Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011)

Birthday: Apr 4, 1964

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

A key figure in the rise of alternative comedy in the 1990s, writer-actor-comedian David Cross was associated with two of the subgenre's most lasting and influential television shows - "Mr. Show with Bob and David" (HBO, 1995-98) and "Arrested Development" (Fox, 2003-06). The inventive sketch comedy show and the half-hour sitcom, respectively, were both adored by critics and earned a loyal following among comedy and alternative pop culture fans, but their niche audiences failed to deliver the numbers their respective networks demanded. In his stand-up comedy, Cross was fiercely intelligent, brutally honest, and often confrontational, especially in the fields of politics and religion. Cross managed to build a solid career at the fringes of Hollywood, with a Grammy-nominated stand-up album, voiceover work for offbeat animated series like "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" (Adult Swim, 2000- ) and "Crank Yankers," (Comedy Central, 2002-05; MTV2, 2007), and big screen character roles in the films "I'm Not There" (2007) and "Year One" (2009). Longtime Cross devotees, however, truly appreciated the work of his own creation, "The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret" (IFC, 2010-12) and thrilled at news of the revival of "Arrested Development" on the media provider Netflix. Irreverent, opinionated and outspoken, Cross somehow managed to work on an incredibly wide array of projects, while never compromising his professional integrity or recognized comedic persona.

Highest rated movies

The Dark Divide
Ghost World
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Obvious Child
The Post
It's a Disaster
I'm Not There
Kill Your Darlings

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
100% No Score Yet Too Soon: Comedy After 9/11 Self - 2021
93% 59% The Dark Divide Robert Pyle (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Joe Frank: Somewhere Out There Unknown (Character) - 2018
83% 68% Next Gen Dr. Tanner Rice/Q-Bots (Voice) - 2018
93% 70% Sorry to Bother You Cassius's White Voice (Voice) $17.5M 2018
88% 73% The Post Howard Simons (Character) $81.4M 2017
74% 41% Folk Hero & Funny Guy Chris DeRose (Character) - 2016
87% 78% Kung Fu Panda 3 Crane (Voice) $143.5M 2016
71% 61% David Cross: Making America Great Again Unknown (Character) - 2016
86% 68% The Wolfpack Executive Producer - 2015
35% 50% Hits Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2014
90% 72% Obvious Child Sam (Character) $3.1M 2014
76% 60% Kill Your Darlings Louis Ginsberg (Character) $1.0M 2013
No Score Yet 91% The Arrested Development Documentary Project Unknown (Character) - 2013
56% 78% The Muslims Are Coming! Unknown (Character) - 2012
80% 59% It's a Disaster Glenn Randolph (Character) $16.5K 2012
No Score Yet 23% Demoted Ken Castro (Character) - 2011
12% 51% Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Ian (Character) $133.1M 2011
81% 74% Kung Fu Panda 2 Crane (Voice) - 2011
No Score Yet 27% The Legend of Secret Pass Loo (Voice) - 2010
72% 72% Megamind Minion (Voice) $148.3M 2010
No Score Yet 70% David Cross: Bigger and Blackerer Unknown (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Megamind Minion (Character) - 2010
20% 49% Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Ian (Character) - 2009
14% 23% Year One Cain (Character) $43.3M 2009
83% 66% Futurama: The Beast With a Billion Backs Unknown (Voice) - 2008
87% 83% Kung Fu Panda Master Crane (Voice) $143.5M 2008
40% 43% The Grand Larry Schwartzman (Character) $114.7K 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Bad Situationist Barry Winston (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 25% Crashing Space Station Man (Character) - 2007
48% 41% Battle for Terra Giddy (Voice) $1.6M 2007
No Score Yet 100% Alvin and the Chipmunks Ian (Character) - 2007
77% 69% I'm Not There Allen Ginsberg (Character) $4.0M 2007
No Score Yet 75% The Comedians of Comedy: Live at The Troubadour Self - 2007
26% 52% School for Scoundrels Ian (Character) $17.8M 2006
44% 79% She's the Man Principal Gold (Character) $33.7M 2006
70% 69% Curious George Junior (Voice) $58.3M 2006
92% 94% Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Rob (Character) $34.1M 2004
47% 74% Martin & Orloff Dan Wasserman (Character) $34.2K 2002
39% 45% Men in Black II Newton (Character) $192.4M 2002
71% 72% Run Ronnie Run! Ronnie Dobbs (Character),
Screenwriter
- 2002
No Score Yet 24% Life Without Dick Rex (Character) - 2001
93% 84% Ghost World Gerrold, the Pushy Guy - Record Collector (Character) $6.2M 2001
14% 52% Scary Movie 2 Dwight (Character) $71.3M 2001
No Score Yet 44% Chain of Fools Andy (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Can't Stop Dancing Chapman (Character) - 1999
48% 45% Small Soldiers Irwin Wayfair (Character) $55.1M 1998
No Score Yet 38% Who's the Caboose? Jaded Guy (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 64% The Thin Pink Line Tommy Dantsbury (Character) - 1998
17% 21% Destiny Turns On the Radio Ralph Dellaposa (Character) $1.1M 1995
No Score Yet 33% The Death Artist Charlie (Character) - 1995

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 28% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2022
No Score Yet 41% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2018-2019 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bubble Guppies Freezy Dragon (Guest Voice) 2021
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2009-2010 2012 2015 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Couch Surfing Unknown (Guest Star),
Guest
2019
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2012 2016 2019
74% 86% Arrested Development Tobias Funke (Character) 2003-2006 2013 2018-2019
No Score Yet 39% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2016 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet StoryBots Hippie (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet 50% The History of Comedy Self 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2018
50% 72% Bliss Director,
Writer
2018
41% 61% Chelsea Guest 2016
No Score Yet 88% We Bare Bears Director (Guest Voice) 2016
72% 90% Todd Margaret Todd Margaret (Character),
Creator,
Writer
2010 2012 2016
No Score Yet 22% The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Guest 2016
89% 88% w/Bob & David Unknown (Character) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2015
No Score Yet 81% Drunk History Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
75% 86% Maron Himself (Guest Star) 2014
88% 88% Community Hank Hickey (Guest Star) 2014
94% 87% Rick and Morty Prince Nebulon/Radio Voice (Guest Voice) 2014
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 1999 2002-2004 2006 2009 2013
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2013
No Score Yet 91% Comedy Bang! Bang! Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Q With Jian Ghomeshi Guest 2013
No Score Yet 66% Real Time With Bill Maher Guest 2010 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Overheard With Evan Smith Guest 2012
85% 88% Modern Family Duane Bailey (Guest Star) 2011-2012
90% 86% Archer Noah (Guest Voice) 2011
30% 40% Running Wilde Unknown (Guest Star) 2010-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Infomercials Creator,
Writer
2009
No Score Yet 94% Futurama Yivo (Guest Voice) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tim and Eric's Awesome Show, Great Job! Pussy Doodles Artist (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Ronnie Chase (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 62% Family Guy Jerry Kirkwood (Guest Voice) 2006
18% No Score Yet Oliver Beene Adult Oliver (Character) 2003-2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pilot Season Unknown (Character) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crank Yankers Benjamin Dubois (Guest Voice) 2003-2004
No Score Yet 33% Just Shoot Me Donnie DiMauro (Guest Star) 1999-2000 2003
No Score Yet 53% King of the Hill Ward Rackley (Guest Voice) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sammy Unknown (Voice) 2000
100% 83% Tenacious D Executive Producer,
Creator
1997 1999-2000
No Score Yet 85% Mr. Show With Bob and David Host 1995-1999
95% 71% NewsRadio David (Guest Star) 1996 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Space Ghost: Coast to Coast Guest 1997
No Score Yet 0% The Drew Carey Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1996-1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Comedy Half-Hour Unknown (Character) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet DreamWorks Spooky Stories Volume 2 Unknown (Character)