Chase, Chevy 1943–
CHASE, Chevy 1943–
Original name, Cornelius Crane Chase; born October 8, 1943, in Woodstock, NY; son of Edward Tinsley (a publishing executive) and Cathalene (a pianist and librettist; maiden name, Crane) Chase; stepson of Lawrence Widdowes (a playwright); stepbrother of Pamela Widdowes (a theatrical director and producer); married second wife, Jacqueline Carlin, December 4, 1976 (divorced, 1980); married Jayni Luke (a production coordinator), March 16, 1982; children: (third marriage) Cydney Cathalene, Caley Leigh, Emily Evelyn. Education: Bard College, B.A., English, 1967; also attended CCS Institute for Audio Research; some sources cite attendance at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Politics: Democrat.
Addresses: Agent— Rick Nicita, Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Scott Arnovitz, International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.
Career: Actor, comedian, producer, and writer. Appeared in commercials for Doritos snack foods, AFLAC insurance, and Dollar car rental chain. Pasta Productions, founder, director, writer, 1967–71; Lemmings Theatre Company, actor and writer, 1972–74; performed with the college band The Leather Canary; musician and singer with the rock band Chameleon Church. Mad magazine, worked as writer, 1969; Sherry–Lehmann, worked as a truck driver; also reportedly worked as a tennis professional, teacher, and counselor. Bard College, member of board of trustees, beginning 1970.
Member: Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, American Federation of Musicians, Maidstone Club (New York City).
Awards, Honors: Writers Guild of America Award nomination, outstanding original variety show (with others), 1976, for The Smothers Brothers Show; Emmy awards, outstanding single or continuing performance by a supporting actor in variety or music, and outstanding writing for a single episode of a comedy, variety, or music series (with others), both 1976, Emmy Award nominations, outstanding single or continuing performance by a supporting actor in variety or music, and outstanding writing for a single episode of a comedy, variety, or music series (with others), both 1977, all for Saturday Night Live; Emmy Award, outstanding writing in a comedy, variety, or music special (with others), 1978, for The Paul Simon Special; Golden Globe Award nominations, best male motion picture acting debut and best motion picture actor in a musical or comedy, both 1979, for Foul Play; honorary doctorate, Bard College, 1990; named Hasty Pudding Man of the Year, Hasty Pudding Theatricals, 1993; received star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, c. 1994; Lifetime Achievement Award, Harvard Lampoon, 1996.
Television Appearances; Series:
The Great American Dream Machine, PBS, 1971–1972.
Not Ready for Prime Time Player, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, Saturday Night Live 80, SNL, and SNL 25 ), NBC, 1975–1976.
Host, The Chevy Chase Show, Fox, 1993.
Television Appearances; Specials:
Host, The Chevy Chase Show, NBC, 1977.
The Paul Simon Special, NBC, 1977.
Host, The Chevy Chase National Humor Test, NBC, 1979.
Guest, Playboy's 25th Anniversary Celebration, ABC, 1979.
Ernie Kovacs: Television's Original Genius, 1982.
Bob Hope's Happy Birthday Homecoming, NBC, 1985.
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, CBS, 1985.
Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes All–Star 50th Anniversary, CBS, 1986.
Host, Will Rogers: Look Back in Laughter, HBO, 1987.
Humor and the Presidency, HBO, 1987.
Coca–Cola Presents Live: The Hard Rock, NBC, 1988.
Mike Tyson—A Portrait of the People's Champion, syndicated, 1989.
Saturday Night Live 15th Anniversary, NBC, 1989.
The Barbara Walters Special, ABC, 1990.
Life of Python (also known as Life of Python: Monty Python 20th Anniversary Omnibus ), Showtime, 1990.
Host, That's What Friends Are For, CBS, 1990.
Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come, CBS, 1990.
The Dave Thomas Comedy Show, CBS, 1990.
A Party for Richard Pryor, CBS, 1991.
Voices That Care, Fox, 1991.
Birth of the Team (also known as Martin & Lewis: Their Golden Age of Comedy ), The Disney Channel, 1992.
Gerald Ford, Saturday Night Live's Presidential Bash, NBC, 1992.
Bob Hope: The First Ninety Years, NBC, 1993.
An American Reunion: The 52nd Presidential Inaugural Gala, CBS, 1993.
Host, Here's Looking at You, Warner Bros., TNT, 1993.
Saturday Night Live Presents President Bill Clinton's All–Time Favorites, NBC, 1994.
"Gilda Radner: In Her Own Words," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 1994.
Hollywood Stars: A Century of Cinema, The Disney Channel, 1995.
Earth Day at Walt Disney World, The Disney Channel, 1996.
AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Movies, CBS, 1998.
The Great Christmas Movies, AMC, 1998.
AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Stars, CBS, 1999.
Host, SNL: 25 Years of Music, NBC and VH1, 1999.
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Steve Martin, NBC, 1999.
Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary, NBC, 1999.
Host, The Great American History Quiz: The Presidents, History Channel, 2000.
Host, The Great American History Quiz: Pursuit of Happiness, History Channel, 2000.
Host, The Great American History Quiz: Heroes and Villains, History Channel, 2000.
Interviewee, The Story Behind: Caddyshack, NBC, 2001.
The Firesign Theatre: Weirdly Cool, PBS, 2001.
Andy Potts, America's Most Terrible Things, NBC, 2002.
Narrator, Added Attractions: The Hollywood Shorts Story, TCM, 2002.
(In archive footage) SNL Remembers John Belushi, NBC, 2002.
Back in the U.S., ABC, 2002.
Television Appearances; Episodic:
Guest host, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, Saturday Night Live 80, SNL, and SNL 25 ), multiple episodes, between 1977 and 2001.
Host, The Midnight Special, 1980.
Guest, Late Night with David Letterman, multiple appearances, between 1983 and 1992.
Guest, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, multiples appearances, between 1985 and 1992.
It's Gary Shandling's Show, 1989.
Dame Edna's Hollywood, NBC, 1992.
Guest, Late Show with David Letterman, multiple appearances, between 1994 and 1997.
"Roseanne's Return," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1995.
Guest, Politically Incorrect, ABC, 1997.
"A Decent Proposal," The Nanny, CBS, 1997.
"White People," Dennis Miller Live, 1997.
Guest, The Martin Short Show, syndicated, 1999, 2000.
Himself, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, ABC, 2001.
Guest, Primetime Glick, Comedy Central, 2001.
"Saturday Night Live," TV Tales, E! Entertainment Television, 2002.
Dr. David, "Garfield," Garfield & Friends, 2004.
Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:
The 28th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, ABC, 1976.
Presenter, The 49th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1977.
Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 35th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 1978.
Presenter, The 54th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1982.
The Screen Actors Guild 50th Anniversary Celebration, CBS, 1984.
The American Music Awards, ABC, 1986.
Host, The 59th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1987.
Host, The 60th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1988.
The 2nd Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1988.
The 1989 Video Music Awards, MTV, 1989.
The 3rd Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1989.
Presenter, The 62nd Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1990.
Presenter, The 63rd Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1991.
Presenter, The 45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, ABC, 1993.
The 7th Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1993.
Presenter, The Fourth Annual Environmental Media Awards, TBS, 1994.
Presenter, The 8th Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1994.
Presenter, The 11th Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1997.
The Television Academy Hall of Fame, UPN, 1999.
Television Appearances; Other:
Tom Snyder's Celebrity Spotlight (pilot), NBC, 1980.
Mel Gibson's Unauthorized Video Diary, 1991.
Himself, Hitting the Wall, 2001.
Himself, The Hamptons (miniseries), ABC, 2002.
Television Work; Series:
Producer, The Chevy Chase Show, Fox, 1993.
Pedestrian, Walk ... Don't Walk, 1968.
Four Leaf Clover, the fingers, and Geritan, The Groove Tube, Levitt–Pickman, 1974.
Tunnelvision, WorldWide Pictures, 1976.
Tony Carlson, Foul Play, Paramount, 1978.
Ty Webb, Caddyshack, Orion/Warner Bros., 1980.
Nicholas J. "Nick" Gardenia, Seems Like Old Times (also known as Neil Simon's Seems Like Old Times ), Columbia, 1980.
Benjamin Browning, Oh, Heavenly Dog!, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1981.
Bruce Thorpe, Under the Rainbow, Orion/Warner Bros., 1981.
Max Fielder, Modern Problems, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1981.
Eddie Muntz, Deal of the Century, Warner Bros., 1983.
Clark Wilhelm Griswold, Jr., National Lampoon's Vacation (also known as American Vacation, National Lampoon's Summer Vacation, and Vacation ), Warner Bros., 1983.
Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher, Fletch, Universal, 1984.
Clark Wilhelm Griswold, Jr., National Lampoon's European Vacation (also known as European Vacation ), Warner Bros., 1985.
Newscaster, Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird (also known as Follow That Bird ), Warner Bros., 1985.
Emmett Fitz–Hume, Spies Like Us, Warner Bros., 1985.
Dusty Bottoms, The Three Amigos!!, Orion, 1986.
Ty Webb, Caddyshack II, Orion/Warner Bros., 1988.
Andrew "Andy" Farmer, Funny Farm, Warner Bros., 1988.
Condom father, The Couch Trip, Orion, 1988.
Clark Wilhelm Griswold, Jr., National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (also known as Christmas Vacation and National Lampoon's Winter Holiday ), Warner Bros., 1989.
Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher, Fletch Lives, Universal, 1989.
Chris Thorne, Nothing But Trouble, Warner Bros., 1991.
(Uncredited) Carlo Christopher, L.A. Story, TriStar, 1991.
Nick Halloway, Memoirs of an Invisible Man (also known as Les aventures d'un homme invisible ), Warner Bros., 1992.
(Uncredited) Deke, Hero (also known as Accidental Hero ), Columbia, 1992.
The Last Action Hero, Columbia, 1993.
Norman Robberson, Cops and Robbersons, TriStar, 1994.
Jack Sturgess, Man of the House (also known as Man 2 Man and Pals Forever ), Buena Vista, 1995.
Clark Wilhelm Griswold, Jr., National Lampoon's Vegas Vacation (also known as Vegas Vacation ), Warner Bros., 1997.
Dr. Farthing, Dirty Work (also known as Sale boulot ), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/United Artists, 1998.
Tom Brandston, Snow Day, Paramount, 2000.
Cop and second man with briefcase, The One Arm Bandit (short film; also known as Crash Pad and the One Arm Bandit ), City Pound Productions, 2000.
Narrator, Pete's a Pizza (short animated film), Weston Woods Studios, 2001.
Principal Harbert, Orange County, Paramount, 2002.
Vacuums, Mediapro Pictures/Middle Fork Productions/Quincy Jones Media Group, 2002.
Rent–a–Husband, Medusa Distribuzione, 2003.
Congreve Maddox, The Great Goose Caper, Odeon Films, 2003.
Congressman Bernard P. Greely, Bad Meat, Chill–o–Vision, 2003.
Himself, Bitter Jester (documentary), Bitter Jester Productions/McBelz Enterprises/Panacea Entertainment, 2003.
Voice of Cho–Cho, The Karate Dog (also known as Unleashed ), Crystal Sky Communications, 2004.
Producer, Funny Farm, Warner Bros., 1988.
Member of ensemble, Lemmings (revue), off–Broadway production, 1973.
Also appeared in Channel One (revue), Bard College.
Producer (with Kenny Shapiro and Lane Sarahnson), Groove Tube, New York City, 1973.
Appeared in National Lampoon Radio Hour series.
(As Chevey Chase) Multiple roles, Lemmings (also known as National Lampoon Lemmings and National Lampoon's Lemmings ), 1973.
The Best of John Belushi, Warner Home Video, 1985.
The Best of Dan Aykroyd, Warner Home Video, 1986.
The Best of Gilda Radner, Warner Home Video, 1989.
(In archive footage) Oscar's Greatest Moments (also known as Oscar's Greatest Moments 1971–1991 ), Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1992.
Saturday Night Live: Game Show Parodies, NBC Studios, 1998.
Saturday Night Live Christmas, Trimark Video, 1999.
Caddyshack: The 19th Hole, Warner Bros. Home Video, 1999.
Appeared in the music videos "Ghostbusters" by Ray Parker, Jr.; "Proof" and "You Can Call Me Al" by Paul Simon; and "Voices That Care."
(With others) The Smothers Brothers Show, ABC, 1975.
(With others) Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, Saturday Night Live 80, SNL, and SNL 25 ), NBC, 1975–1976.
The Chevy Chase Show, Fox, 1993.
(With others) The Chevy Chase Show, NBC, 1977.
(With others) The Paul Simon Special, NBC, 1977.
The Groove Tube, Levitt–Pickman, 1974.
(With others) Lemmings (revue), off–Broadway production, 1973.
Also writer for Channel One (revue), Bard College.
The Best of John Belushi, Warner Home Video, 1985.
The Best of Dan Aykroyd, Warner Home Video, 1986.
Contemporary Authors, Volume 164, Gale, 1999.
Entertainment Weekly, October 29, 1993.
Men Only, Volume 63, number 3, 1998, p. 56.
New York, August 23, 1993.
Starlog, May, 1992.
TV Guide, August 28, 1993.
It's Always Something: The Gilda Radner Story (television special), 2002.