Nominated in 1999 for an Emmy Award for his memorable role as Dennis Finch, the wise-cracking, power-hungry assistant on "Just Shoot Me," DAVID SPADE (Marcus Higgins) became a household favorite during his five-year stint as a cast member of NBC's "Saturday Night Live." The comedian was also nominated for a Golden Globe 2000, and an American Comedy Award in 1999, for his work on "Just Shoot Me," Spade's television and film career continues to grow.
Most recently Spade was seen on the seventh and final season of the CBS comedy "Rules of Engagement." The show is produced by Sony's Happy Madison Productions and centers around three men, in different stages of their relationships: married, engaged and single. The half hour situational comedy stars Spade as the content bachelor and serial dater, as the comedy follows this unique friendship. The show has enjoyed excellent ratings in its first six seasons and continues to do so in its seventh season.
Spade was last heard as the voice of Griffin, an invisible man, in the hit animated feature, Hotel Transylvania alongside Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Steve Buscemi, Kevin James, and Andy Samberg to name a few.
In 2010, Spade was seen on the big screen in the Happy Madison/ Sony comedy Grown Ups alongside Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Salma Hayek, and Chris Rock. The film grossed $268 million worldwide.
Spade was also seen on "The Showbiz Show" for Comedy Central. The show, which Spade created, executive produced, hosted and wrote along with pal Hugh Fink (former "SNL" writer). The critically acclaimed half hour comedy spoof on Hollywood, a la Spade's famed "Saturday Night Live" sketch "Hollywood Minute," featured Spade's biting comedy and quick wit and he once again became a favorite among fans and industry peers.
Spade starred Sony's box office hit Benchwarmers about a trio of guys who try and make up for missed opportunities in childhood by forming a three-player baseball team to compete against standard little league squads. The film which also stars Jon Heder, Adam Sandler and Rob Schneider opened at #1 in April 2006, making over $20 million in its first weekend.
In 2003, Spade was seen starring in Paramount's Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, which he co-wrote with Fred Wolf. Adam Sandler's Happy Madison production company produced the film, which enjoyed a #1 opening weekend slot at the box office.
In 2001, Spade starred in Columbia Tristar's Joe Dirt, which he also co-wrote. The film enjoyed enormous success at the box-office and continues to be a top selling DVD.
Spade co-starred with "SNL" alumnus Chris Farley in the films Tommy Boy and Black Sheep, and the pair won a 1996 MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo for the former. His other feature credits include Reality Bites, Light Sleeper, and Coneheads. In 1999, Spade starred the romantic comedy Lost & Found, for which he also co-wrote the screenplay.
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." In 1999 he headlined his own HBO special, "David Spade: Take the Hit."
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. Some of Spade's memorable characters on 'SNL," where he served as both a writer and a performer, included the sarcastic "Hollywood Minute" reporter on "Weekend Update" and he also started the catch phrases "And you are...?" and "Buh-Bye!".