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DICKIE ROBERTS: FORMER CHILD STAR

DAVID SPADE (Dickie Roberts) was nominated for a 1999 Emmy Award, two Golden Globe Awards (1999 and 2000) and a 1999 American Comedy Award for his role as Dennis Finch, the wisecracking, power-hungry assistant on "Just Shoot Me!" Previously best known for his five-year stint as a cast member of NBC's "Saturday Night Live," Spade was last seen starring in Columbia Tristar's "Joe Dirt." Like "Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star," the film was produced by Adam Sandler and co-written by Spade and Fred Wolf.

Showing his versatility, Spade lent his voice to Disney's animated feature "The Emperor's New Groove," joining stars the likes of Eartha Kitt, John Goodman and Wendie Malick, with a soundtrack composed and performed by Sting.

Born in Birmingham, Michigan, and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, Spade began his career by performing stand-up comedy in clubs, theaters and colleges across the country. He made his television debut on "SNL" and was soon named the "Hot Stand-Up Comedian of the Year" by Rolling Stone magazine. One of Spade's most memorable characters on "SNL," on which he served as both a writer and a performer, was the sarcastic Hollywood Minute reporter on "Weekend Update." He also started the catch phrases "And you are...?" and "Buh-Bye!"

In addition to "SNL," Spade has guest-starred on the critically acclaimed "The Larry Sanders Show" and appeared in HBO's "13th Annual Young Comedians Special." Then, in 1999, he headlined his own HBO special, "David Spade: Take the Hit."

One of Spade's most rewarding comedic partnerships was with the late Chris Farley. He co-starred with "SNL" alumnus in "Tommy Boy" and "Black Sheep," and the pair won a 1996 MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo for the former.

Spade's additional credits in his growing filmography include "Reality Bites," "Light Sleeper" and "Coneheads," as well as the romantic comedy "Lost & Found," which he co-wrote and starred in.

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