David Cross

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

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet David Cross: Oh Come On Producer Screenwriter Actor 2019
93% Sorry to Bother You White Cassius Green 2018
88% The Post Howard Simons $80.4M 2018
77% Folk Hero & Funny Guy Actor 2017
98% The Last Laugh Actor 2017
87% Kung Fu Panda 3 Crane $128.4M 2016
No Score Yet David Cross: Making America Great Again Executive Producer Screenwriter Actor 2016
84% Call Me Lucky Actor 2015
86% The Wolfpack Executive Producer $1.4M 2015
66% Pitch Perfect 2 the Riff-Off Host $165.8M 2015
35% Hits Producer Director Screenwriter $15.7K 2015
91% Obvious Child Sam 2014
76% Kill Your Darlings Louis Ginsberg $0.7M 2013
56% The Muslims Are Coming Actor 2013
No Score Yet The Arrested Development Documentary Project Actor 2013
79% It's a Disaster Glen Randolph $57.7K 2013
11% Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Ian $133.2M 2011
81% Kung Fu Panda 2 Crane $165.3M 2011
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
15% 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
38% 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
25% School for Scoundrels Ian $17.8M 2006
44% She's the Man Principal Gold $33.7M 2006
44% Fired! Actor 2006
70% Curious George Bloomsberry Jr. $58.4M 2006
93% Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind Rob $34.2M 2004
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 Screenwriter Actor 2003
39% Men in Black II Newton $190.5M 2002
47% Martin & Orloff Dan Wasserman 2002
71% Run Ronnie Run! Ronnie Dobbs Screenwriter 2002
92% 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
92% Men in Black Morgue Attendant 1997
No Score Yet Who's the Caboose? Actor 1997
91% Waiting for Guffman UFO Expert 1996
53% The Cable Guy Sales Manager 1996
84% 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
33% The Magic Sword Sir Pedro 1962
No Score Yet The Creation of the Humanoids Actor 1962
No Score Yet The Decks Ran Red Mace 1958
No Score Yet The Night Holds Terror Luther Logan 1955

TV

CREDIT
75% Arrested Development
2003
Tobias Funke Tobias
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2013
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
Appearing
  • 2017
No Score Yet Space Ghost Coast to Coast
1994-2008
Voice
  • 2017
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest
  • 2016
41% Chelsea
2016-2017
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
2015
Guest
  • 2016
72% The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret
2010-2016
Screenwriter Todd Margaret Creator
  • 2016
  • 2012
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2015
89% W/ Bob and David
2015
Producer Executive Producer
  • 2015
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2012
88% Community
2009-2015
Hank
  • 2014
75% Maron
2013-2016
  • 2014
94% Rick and Morty
2013-2017
Voice
  • 2014
No Score Yet Drunk History
2013
Appearing
  • 2014
  • 2013
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
Panelist Guest
  • 2013
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2009
  • 2006
  • 2004
87% 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
89% Archer
2009
Voice
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
Guest
  • 2010
95% Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job!
2007-2010
Performer
  • 2010
  • 2008
  • 2007
95% Futurama
1999
Voice
  • 2008
100% Human Giant
2007-2008
Guest
  • 2008
  • 2007
70% Family Guy
1999
Voice
  • 2006
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
Voice
  • 2002
No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show
1995-2004
Earl
  • 1999
  • 1997
  • 1996
95% NewsRadio
1995-1999
David
  • 1998
100% Mr. Show With Bob and David
1995-1998
Host Director
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
50% Bliss
2018
Director Creator

QUOTES FROM David Cross CHARACTERS