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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