58 Facts About Chevy Chase

1. In 2009, Chevy Chase appeared as a recurring villain in the spy sitcom, Chuck.

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2. Chevy Chase is quite active on social media such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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3. Chevy Chase was born on 8th October 1943 in Lower Manhattan, New York, the US His birth name is Cornelius Crane "Chevy" Chase and belongs to the American nationality.

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4. Chevy Chase is an actor, comedian as well as a writer.

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5. Chevy Chase is one of those rare people who has perfect pitch.

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6. In 1978, Chevy Chase starred in the hit comedy film Foul Play, which co-starred Goldie Hawn.

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7. Chevy Chase is a member of the Hollywood Gourmet Poker Club, a very exclusive group which is mostly made up of famous faces.

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8. At the height of his career, Chevy Chase was making around $7 million per film.

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9. Chevy Chase was actually born Cornelius Crane Chevy Chase on the 8th of October 1943.

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10. Chevy Chase raised money for Bill Clinton in the 1990s and John Kerry in the 2004 Presidential Election.

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11. Chevy Chase entered Minnesota's Hazelden Clinic in September 2016 for treatment of an alcohol-related issue.

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12. In 1986, Chevy Chase was admitted to the Betty Ford Clinic for treatment of an addiction to prescription painkillers.

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13. Chevy Chase married his third and current wife, Jayni Luke, on June 19, 1982, in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles.

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14. Chevy Chase returned for a cameo appearance in the Season 5 premiere.

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15. Chevy Chase was roasted by the New York Friars Club for a Comedy Central television special in 2002.

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16. Chevy Chase played saxophone onstage at Simon's free concert at the Great Lawn in Central Park in the summer of 1991.

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17. Chevy Chase appeared alongside Paul Simon, one of his best friends, in Simon's 1986 second video for "You Can Call Me Al", in which he lip-syncs all of Simon's lyrics.

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18. Chevy Chase participated in the 40th anniversary special in February 2015.

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19. Chevy Chase appeared on the show's 25th anniversary special in 1999, and was interviewed for a 2005 NBC special on the first five years of SNL.

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20. Chevy Chase received two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award for his comedy writing and live comic acting on the show.

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21. Chevy Chase was the original anchor for the Weekend Update segment of SNL, and his catchphrase introduction, "I'm Chevy Chase.

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22. Chevy Chase appeared in the theatrical release The Groove Tube which was directed by another co-founder of Channel One, Ken Shapiro, featuring several Channel One sketches.

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23. Chevy Chase wrote a one-page spoof on Mission: Impossible for Mad magazine in 1970 and was a writer for the short-lived Smothers Brothers TV show comeback in the spring of 1975.

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24. Chevy Chase played drums and keyboards for a rock band called Chamaeleon Church, which recorded one album for MGM Records before disbanding in 1969.

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25. Chevy Chase transferred to Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, where he studied a pre-med curriculum and graduated in 1967 with a Bachelor of Arts in English.

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26. Chevy Chase ultimately graduated from the Stockbridge School, an independent boarding school in the town of Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

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27. Chevy Chase is a 14th-generation New Yorker, and was listed in the Social Register at an early age.

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28. Chevy Chase played the character Pierce Hawthorne on the NBC comedy series Community from 2009 to 2014.

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29. Chevy Chase has hosted the Academy Awards twice and briefly had his own late-night talk show, The Chevy Chase Show (1993).

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30. Chevy Chase became a key cast member in the first season of Saturday Night Live, where his recurring Weekend Update segment soon became a staple of the show.

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31. Chevy Chase might never have been funnier than when he opens that company Christmas "bonus" and stuns his entire family.

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32. Chevy Chase leads Moulton Police to drugs and money, suspect escaped.

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33. In 2015, Chevy Chase reprised his role as Clark Griswold in the fifth Vacation installment, titled Vacation.

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34. Chevy Chase dismissed chatter that he could be the next Carson by telling New York, "I'd never be tied down for five years interviewing TV personalities".

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35. Chevy Chase was not drafted; when he appeared in January 1989 as the first guest of the just-launched late-night The Pat Sajak Show, he said he had convinced his draft board he deserved a 4-F classification by "falsely claiming, among other things, that he had homosexual tendencies".

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36. In 2002, Chevy Chase was criticized for his trip to Cuba and support of Fidel Castro, in which, upon returning, touted "Socialism works".

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37. Chevy Chase starred in the NBC sitcom Community, as aging moist-towelette tycoon Pierce Hawthorne, starting in 2009.

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38. Chevy Chase appeared in a prominent recurring role as villainous software magnate Ted Roark on the NBC spy-comedy Chuck.

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39. In 2015, Chevy Chase reprised his role as Clark Griswold in the fifth Vacation installment, simply titled Vacation.

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40. In 2005, Chevy Chase was the keynote speaker at Princeton University's Class Day, part of commencement activities.

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41. Chevy Chase was Hasty Pudding's 1993 Man of the Year, and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1994.

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42. Chevy Chase joined SNL veterans Steve Martin and Martin Short in the Lorne Michaels-produced comedy Three Amigos in 1986, declaring in an interview that making Three Amigos was the most fun he had making a film.

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43. Chevy Chase continued his film career in 1983's National Lampoon's Vacation, directed by Ramis and written by John Hughes.

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44. Chevy Chase narrowly escaped death by electrocution during the filming of Modern Problems in 1980.

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45. Chevy Chase said in an interview that he chose to do Foul Play so he could do "real acting" for the first time in his career instead of just doing "schtick".

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46. Chevy Chase moved to Los Angeles, married Carlin, and was replaced by Bill Murray, although he made a few appearances on the show during the second season.

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47. Chevy Chase acknowledged Ernie Kovacs' influence on his work in Saturday Night Live, and he thanked Kovacs during his acceptance speech for his Emmy Award.

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48. Chevy Chase dismissed chatter that he could be the next Carson by telling New York, "I'd never be tied down for five years interviewing TV personalities.

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49. Chevy Chase was committed contractually to SNL for only one year as a writer, and became a cast member during rehearsals just before the show's premiere.

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50. In this skit, Chevy Chase would read the top story of the day, aided by Garrett Morris, who would repeat the story by loudly shouting it.

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51. Chevy Chase was one of the original cast members of Saturday Night Live, NBC's late-night comedy television show, beginning in October 1975.

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52. Chevy Chase made the move to comedy as a full-time career by 1973, when he became a writer and cast member of The National Lampoon Radio Hour, a syndicated satirical radio series.

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53. Chevy Chase was a member of an early underground comedy ensemble called Channel One which he co-founded in 1967.

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54. Chevy Chase played drums with the college band The Leather Canary, headed by school friends Walter Becker and Donald Fagen.

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55. Chevy Chase was not drafted; when he appeared in January 1989 as the first guest of the just-launched late-night Pat Sajak Show, he said he had convinced his draft board he deserved a 4-F classification by "falsely claiming, among other things, that he had homosexual tendencies".

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56. Chevy Chase was educated at Riverdale Country School, an independent day school in the Riverdale neighborhood of New York City, before being expelled.

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57. In a 2007 biography, Chevy Chase stated that he was physically and psychologically abused as a child by his mother and stepfather, John Cederquist.

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58. Chevy Chase had his first leading film role in the comedy Foul Play, earning two Golden Globe Award nominations.

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