Comedic actor Chevy Chase was created on October 8, 1943, in Nyc. In his twenties, he composed for the Smothers Brothers and National Lampoon. Though hired as a writer for Saturday Night Live in 1975, he soon started appearing before the camera. Recently, Chase has moved on to work with the most popular television series Community.
His grandmother nicknamed him Chevy Chase following the affluent Maryland community.
Chase spent his 20s at various odd jobs together with the hope of working in comedy. In this period, he composed for the Smothers Brothers and National Lampoon, the latter of which finally resulted in a money-making franchise of Vacation pictures. Chase’s first stint as a performer was with the Nyc humor video workshop Channel One, which evolved into the 1974 movie Groove Tube. After viewing the movie, producer Lorne Michaels hired Chase for the initial season of Saturday Night Live in 1975.
Though hired as a writer, Chase shortly started appearing before the camera as the anchorman of the show’s popular Weekend Update section. Together with the catchphrase starting “Good evening, I am Chevy Chase and you are not,” and a bumbling impersonation of President Gerald Ford, the performer immediately assumed breakout standing, earning Emmys for both his writing and performing. He left after one season to pursue picture chances, but did not strike gold until Caddyshack in 1980, in which he played a golf pro who oozed confidence and deadpan wit. These would become Chase’s hallmarks.
Chase’s following box office success came in 1985, when he starred in the cult classic Fletch, a film widely regarded as the performer’s finest. As undercover newspaper reporter I.M. Fletcher, Chase created a classic comic hero with a legend for confounding his opponents. He reprised the character in 1989 with Fletch Lives, but the movie lacked the comedic brilliance of the original.
Throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, Chase reached reasonable success in such movies as Spies Like Us (1985) and Three Amigos! (1986). But despite an all star cast in 1988, Caddyshack II got the same combined-to-poor reviews as the Fletch sequel. The panned followups, Nothing But Trouble (1991) and Cops and Robbersons (1994), did nothing to jumpstart the comic’s flagging reputation.
Recently, Chase has selected to work in family films, like Man of the House (1995) and Snow Day (2000).
In 2009, Chase appeared as a recurring villain in the spy situation comedy, Chuck.
Chase did, nevertheless, make his way back to the limelight as a regular cast member on the favorite show Community (2009). Chase chose to depart the show after it is fourth season, following disputes with all the show’s writer, Dan Harmon. Although Chase did not enjoy the course of his character in the show, Pierce Hawthorne, it was certainly his most promiment job in recent years.