Dave Chappelle

Dave Chappelle

Highest Rated: 92% Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2006)

Lowest Rated: 10% Woo (1998)

Birthday: Aug 24, 1973

Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Like future co-stars Martin Lawrence, Eddie Murphy, and Norm MacDonald, Dave Chappelle entered the movie business via standup comedy. Born in Ohio and raised in Washington, D.C., Chappelle studied acting at D.C.'s Duke Ellington School of the Arts and honed his skills as a laid-back yet socially attuned comic in the city's clubs. After making his movie debut as one of the merry men in Mel Brooks' Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993), Chappelle concentrated primarily on his comedy career and appeared regularly on late night and cable television. He returned to films with small yet key parts in two summer blockbusters: as a comic who helps spoil a date for Murphy's rotund scientist in The Nutty Professor (1996) and as a manic inmate aboard the hijacked convict plane in Con Air (1997). Hitting his movie stride in 1998, Chappelle co-wrote and starred in the prison/pothead caper Half Baked (1998), played a randy schemer in Woo (1998), and revealed that he could also play it (somewhat) straight as Tom Hanks' best friend in Nora Ephron's popular romantic comedy You've Got Mail (1998). Maintaining his dual professions, Chappelle turned a cameo role as Lawrence's former criminal partner into a full-fledged supporting turn in Blue Streak (1999), co-starred with MacDonald in the ill-received Screwed (2000), and returned to Washington, D.C., and HBO with his special Dave Chappelle: Killin' Them Softly (2000).Chappelle had better luck with his next film, the blaxploitation spoof Undercover Brother (2002). As the B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D.'s terminally paranoid agent Conspiracy Brother, Chappelle was a hilariously twitchy comic highlight in the hit-or-miss satire; Undercover Brother became a small hit amid the summer blockbusters. Chappelle's cutting humor could also be heard on TV that same season, with Chappelle lending his voice as a prank caller to Comedy Central's ribald puppet "reality" show Crank Yankers (2002). His characters on that show were a hit with audiences in search of a hearty laugh, and the following year Comedy Central gave the comedian his own series - the aptly titled Chappelle's Show. Perhaps one of the most controversial series - comedy or otherwise - to hit the airwaves in recent memory, Chappelle's Show offered searing social commentary while frequently pushing the boundaries of good taste. With sketch subjects including a blind black man who - not realizing his true race - heads the Ku Klux Klan and collaborators including former Sanford and Son writer Paul Mooney, the series frequently courted controversy much to the delight of its loyal legions of fans. 2005 marked the released of the comedian's brainchild, Dave Chappelle's Block Party, which documented a free, unpublicized, all-star hip-hop concert in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
90% Dave Chappelle: 8:46 Actor 2020
35% Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones Screenwriter Actor 2019
90% A Star Is Born George "Noodles" Stone 2018
No Score Yet A Star Is Born Encore Actor 2018
No Score Yet Def Comedy Jam 25 Actor 2017
82% Chi-Raq Morris $2.7M 2015
No Score Yet Brave New Voices Producer 2009
No Score Yet High Times Greatest Hits Actor 2009
No Score Yet Comic Relief: The Greatest...and The Latest Actor 2008
No Score Yet Comedy Central's Home Grown Actor 2008
No Score Yet I'm Rick James Actor 2007
92% Dave Chappelle's Block Party Screenwriter Producer Actor $11.8M 2006
No Score Yet Dave Chappelle: For What It's Worth Actor 2004
No Score Yet Richard Pryor - I Ain't Dead Yet #%$#@!! Uncensored Actor 2004
77% Undercover Brother Conspiracy Brother $38.3M 2002
13% Screwed Rusty P. Hayes 2000
No Score Yet Dave Chappelle: Killin' Them Softly Actor 2000
No Score Yet Open Mic Actor 2000
36% Blue Streak Tulley 1999
29% 200 Cigarettes Disco Cabbie 1999
69% You've Got Mail Kevin 1998
10% Woo Lenny 1998
34% The Real Blonde Zee 1998
29% Half Baked Screenwriter Thurgood Jenkins 1998
55% Con Air Pinball 1997
64% The Nutty Professor Reggie Warrington 1996
No Score Yet Getting In Ron 1994
40% Robin Hood: Men in Tights Ahchoo 1993
No Score Yet Buddies Actor

TV

Credit
No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio
1994
Guest 2019
2013
No Score Yet Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
2012-2019
Guest 2018
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest 2017
80% Dave Chappelle
2017
2017
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2017
No Score Yet Ride With Norman Reedus
2016
Appearing 2017
2016
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest 2017
2016
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host 2016
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest 2014
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest 2014
No Score Yet Crank Yankers
2019
Voice Voice 2007
2002
96% Chappelle's Show
2003-2006
Host Creator Screenwriter Performer Host Executive Producer 2006
2004
2003
No Score Yet 60 Minutes
1999
Appearing 2005
No Score Yet Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry
2001-2007
Performer 2005
2002
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest 2004
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2004
2003
2002
50% Wanda at Large
2003
Vincent 2003
100% The Larry Sanders Show
1992-1998
1998

QUOTES FROM Dave Chappelle CHARACTERS

Reggie Warrington says: Women be shoppin'! You cannot stop a woman from shoppin'!

Thurgood says: Now that's a titty.

Robin Hood says: I would like to apoint a new sheriff of Rottingham, my good friend, Ahchoo.

Wedding Guest says: A black sheriff?!

Blinkin says: He's black?!

Ahchoo says: Why not? It worked in "Blazing Saddles".

Ahchoo says: Why not? It worked in 'Blazing Saddles'.

Thurgood says: Right near the beach... BOY!

Thurgood says: what is it scientist?!

Thurgood says: What is it scientist?

Reggie Warrington says: What's up?

Buddy Love says: Whats's up, n*gga? Ha, ha, ha, ha!

Reggie Warrington says: I said, "What's up?"

Reggie Warrington says: I said, 'what's up?'

Buddy Love says: Didn't you hear me when I said "Hey?" Ha, ha, ha, ha!

Buddy Love says: Didn't you hear me when I said 'Hey?' Ha, ha, ha, ha!

Miles Logan says: You don't wanna mess with him!

Tulley says: Yeah! Imma rip you lips off, and kiss my ass with them shits! Imma rip yo tung out, and wipe my balls with em'!

Thurgood says: Who is this?

Samson Simpson says: This is Samson, Smarty Pants!

Samson Simpson says: This is Samson, smarty pants!

Thurgood says: Operator with an emergency breakthrough from your sister: Samson, it's Sheila. Mama fell...

Thurgood says: Operator with an emergency breakthrough from your sister: Samson, it's Sheila. Mama fell.

Samson Simpson says: Shut up, bitch!