Dave Chappelle Bio, Age, Weight, Height, Facts, Controversies, Net worth, Family Tree, Personal life
For our readers today we have selected one of the popular multitalented comedians of Hollywood entertainment industry. The name of this comedian is Dave Chappelle who happens to be not only a comedian but also a very great actor, writer, producer. He began his film career back in 1993 by performing in the famous comedy film Mel Brooks Robin Hood: men in Tights. After that he got many supporting roles in the following movies.
The nutty professor
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He got his first big film break with 1998’s movie Half Baked which he wrote himself. Other than that he has also acted in the famous ABC sitcom titled “Buddies”.
Dave Chappelle has a different kind of comedic approach that focuses mainly on the following topics.
He is regarded as one of the four horsemen of the Modern Blue Comedy.
In 2003 Chappelle got widely renowned for acting in his co written sketch comedy series “Chappelle’s Show”. The show ran for two whole years until Chappelle took a retirement from comedy himself.
After ending acting he started doing comedy standup shows all across America. He was regarded as the Comic Genius by Esquire in 2006. Other famous titles given to him were like
Te best by billboard
Ranked no. 9 by Rolling stone on their 2017’s “50Best Stand Up Comics of all times”
He has signed a deal worth 20 million dollars with Netflix to release his Comedy Specials. The deal was for 20 million dollars per release. He has nearly done 4 of them for Netflix by 2017.
Our guide will help you explore near about every possible fact and personal information available at the moment of this celebrity. So sit back and enjoy this joy ride of information.
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This portion of the celebrity’s bio will help you get acquainted with the physical attributes of importance that you might want to know.
45 years old Dave Chappelle belongs to African American ethnic group of Americans. Being born in America he is a born American national. For his facial features he is not that handsome but has only average looks of an African American male. The thing that makes him prominent is his shining bald head. People do not come to see him for his appearance they are there for his comedy stints. He weighs around 70 kg while standing tall at a height of about 5 feet 10 inches.
For personal life we have carefully selected all the necessary items ranging from date of birth to their family tree that can be of importance to the fans.
Information regarding Chappelle’s career life is as follows.
Chappelle came to New York in finding the work and during that time he performed at Apollo Theater for the infamous “Amateur Night”. Unfortunately he was booed off the stage for his poo talent at that time.
In 1992 he was casted in the HBO’s famous show Russell Simmons Def Comedy Jam. This was the show that paved the way for his future fame.
With the success of this show he was then invited on many other famous shows lie the following.
The Late Show with David Letterman
The Howard Stern Show
Late Night with Conan O’Brian
He made his first film debut at age 19 as “Achoo” in the famous Mel Brooks’ Robin Hood: Men in Tights.
He was the opening act for the R&B Soul singer; Aretha Franklin at only age 19.
After his fame he was quickly noticed by comedy TV series producer. He got his first supporting role in 1995’s sitcom; Home Improvement. The show was a hit and the cast was even given off another series of their own named Buddies.
In 1996 he got h supporting role in another movie They Nutty professor starring Eddie Murphy.
In 1998, Chappelle wrote a comedy stoner cult film ‘Half Baked’ along with his friend and writer Neal Brennan. In this movie Chappelle himself did the main role.
Other famous movies that grossed highly on box office which Chappelle did acting in include the following.
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In 2003 Chappelle started his own Sketch Comedy show under the name “The Chappelle’s Show’ the show as aired from comedy central and was a hit among audience all across America for the unique comedy perspective of Chappelle.
Date of Birth:-
August 24th 1973
Few of the facts about the life of famous comedian of all time; Dave Chappelle are as follows.
Dave was offered the role of the famous Bubba fro Tom hanks highly famous movie ‘The Forrest Gump”. Dave rejected the role saying that the role was demeaning and the movie would bomb on box office.
In his long career of comedy acting and stand up comedy, Dave has received Two Emmy Awards and a Grammy Award. The Grammy he received was for his appearance on Saturday Night Live. Grammy Award was given to Dave for his role in the Netflix’s special “Equanimity”.
Dave Chappelle Net worth:-
Dave Chappelle has a huge net worth of about 42 million dollars as of 2018. All of this net worth has been undoubtedly accumulated form his decades long comedy works in the entrainment industry. He has signed a deal with Netflix in 2016 about releasing his comedy special. The deal made him 20 million dollars each for one sketch and so far 4 of them have been released.
He maintains his residences in both New York and LA form time to time as per his work demands. The location of his residential addresses has been kept private.
Information about Dave Chappelle’s family is as follows.
The name of his father is William David Chappelle III, who was a professor by profession. He died back in 1998.
The name of his mother is Yvonne Reed who happens to be a professor by profession.
Dave grew up with two other siblings one was a sister named Felicia Chappelle Jones and other was a brother named William S. Chappelle.
He has one daughter named Sonal Chappelle and two sons named
He has been married to a woman named Elaine Chappelle since 2001 and has three children with her.