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ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIP-WRECKED

DAVID CROSS (Ian) is an Emmy® Award winner and Grammy® Award nominee, and an inventive and funny performer on stage and screens, both big and small.

Cross created, co-wrote and produced the original series, The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, and stars in the title role as a witless temp who inadvertently finds himself heading up a UK energy drink company. The first six episodes debuted on IFC in October 2010 and will be released on DVD on December 27, 2011. The final six original episodes of the series will premiere on IFC on January 6, 2012.

Cross recently completed production on the independent feature, It's a Disaster, alongside Julia Stiles and America Ferrera, for writer-director Todd Berger.

As a stand-up comic, Cross was named by Comedy Central as one of the 100 greatest stand-ups of all time. In 2009, he embarked on his first stand-up comedy tour in six years in support of his first book, entitled I Drink for a Reason, which was released by Grand Central Publishing. The book spent several weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, and the tour played to packed venues in cities across the United States.

The hugely successful comedy show was filmed at Boston's Wilbur Theater and premiered on EPIX on April 10, 2010. This marked Cross' first broadcast stand-up special in ten years. His previous special, David Cross: The Pride is Back, aired on HBO in 1999. The new special, entitled Bigger and Blackerer, was released on CD and DVD by Sub Pop on May 25, 2010.

Cross released two comedy CDs on the Sub Pop label: Shut Up You F***ing Baby!, which was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album in 2004, and It's Not Funny. In 2003 he released the DVD, Let America Laugh, a documentary film of the stand-up comedian's tour of small alternative rock clubs.

In 2009, Cross starred as Cain, opposite Paul Rudd's Abel, in the Harold Ramis comedy, Year One. His additional film credits include Christopher Guest's Waiting for Guffman, the sci-fi comedies Men in Black and Men in Black II, the indie cult comedy Ghost World, Michel Gondry's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Todd Phillips' School for Scoundrels, the independent feature I'm Not There, and the children's films Megamind, Kung Fu Panda, Kung Fu Panda 2, and Curious George, for which he provided his vocal talents.

Cross starred in Alvin and the Chipmunks, and the "squeakquel,” as villainous music executive Ian Hawke.

Cross is probably best known for his role as Dr. Tobias Fünke on the critically acclaimed Emmy-winning comedy series, Arrested Development. As part of the ensemble cast, Cross was twice nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award® for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

His introduction to the TV scene came on The Ben Stiller Show, where Cross honed his comedy writing chops and shared a 1993 Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program.

Cross would go on to earn three more Emmy nominations as one of the creators and writers, along with Bob Odenkirk, of the groundbreaking HBO comedy series, Mr. Show with Bob & David. The series ran on the cable network for four years and gained a huge cult following.

More recently Cross starred opposite Will Arnett in the FOX comedy, Running Wilde, and wrote, produced and starred in the Comedy Central animated series Freak Show, which he co-created with H. Jon Benjamin.

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