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Cornelius Crane "Chevy" Chase (born October 8, 1943) (/ˈtʃɛvi/) is an American actor, comedian and writer. Born into a prominent New York family, Chase worked a variety of jobs before moving into comedy and began acting with National Lampoon. He became a key cast member in the first season of Saturday Night Live, where his recurring Weekend Update segment soon became a staple of the show. As both a performer and writer, he earned three Primetime Emmy Awards out of five nominations.[1] Chase had his first leading film role in the comedy Foul Play (1978), earning two Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
nominations.[2] He is further known for his portrayals of Clark Griswold in five National Lampoon's Vacation films and Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher in both Fletch (1985) and Fletch Lives (1989). Other prominent titles include Caddyshack
(1980), Seems Like Old Times (1980), Spies Like Us
Spies Like Us
(1985), ¡Three Amigos! (1986), Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992), Orange County (2002) and Hot Tub Time Machine (2010). He has hosted the Academy Awards
Academy Awards
twice (1987 and 1988) and briefly had his own late-night talk show, The Chevy Chase Show (1993). He played the character Pierce Hawthorne on the NBC comedy series Community from 2009 to 2014.[3][4]


1 Early life

1.1 Family 1.2 Education and music

2 Career

2.1 Early career 2.2 Saturday Night Live

2.2.1 Leaving SNL

2.3 Film

2.3.1 Later work

2.4 Return to television

2.4.1 Television commercials

3 Personal life 4 Filmography

4.1 Film 4.2 Television 4.3 Radio

5 References 6 Further reading 7 External links

Early life[edit] Family[edit] Cornelius Crane Chase was born on October 8, 1943[5] in Lower Manhattan, New York, and grew up in Woodstock, New York.[6] His father, Edward Tinsley "Ned" Chase, was a prominent Manhattan book editor and magazine writer. His mother, Cathalene Parker (née Browning), was a concert pianist and librettist who was the daughter of Admiral Miles Browning, most notable for serving as Rear Admiral Raymond A. Spruance's Chief of Staff on the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CV-6) at the Battle of Midway
Battle of Midway
in World War II; Cathalene was adopted as a child by her stepfather, Cornelius Vanderbilt Crane, heir to The Crane Company, and took the name Cathalene Crane.[7] Chase's paternal grandfather was artist and illustrator Edward Leigh Chase, and his great-uncle was painter and teacher Frank Swift Chase. His maternal grandmother, Cathalene, was an opera singer who performed several times at Carnegie Hall.[8] Chase was named for his adoptive grandfather Cornelius, while the nickname "Chevy" was bestowed by his grandmother, derived from the medieval English Ballad of Chevy Chase. As a descendant of the Scottish Clan Douglas, the name seemed appropriate to her.[9] He is a 14th-generation New Yorker, and was listed in the Social Register at an early age. His mother's ancestors arrived in Manhattan starting in 1624 — among his ancestors are New York City mayors Stephanus Van Cortlandt and John Johnstone; the Dutch Schuyler family, through his ancestor Gertrude Schuyler, the wife of Stephanus Van Cortlandt; John Morin Scott, General of the New York Militia during the American Revolution; Anne Hutchinson, dissident Puritan preacher and healer; and Mayflower
passengers and signers of the Mayflower
Compact from England, John Howland,[10] and the Pilgrim colonist leader and spiritual elder of the Plymouth Colony, William Brewster. According to his brother John:

“ [Chevy] once told me that people who defined themselves in terms of their ancestry were like potatoes—the best parts of them were underground. He disdained the pretension of my mother's side of the family, as embodied by her mother, Cattie.[9] ”

As a child, Chase vacationed at Castle Hill, the Cranes' summer estate in Ipswich, Massachusetts.[11] Chase's parents divorced when he was four; his father remarried into the Folgers
coffee family, and his mother remarried twice. He has stated that he grew up in an upper middle class environment and that his adoptive maternal grandfather did not bequeath any assets to Chase's mother when he died.[12] In a 2007 biography, Chase stated that he was physically and psychologically abused as a child by his mother and stepfather, John Cederquist.[13] Both his parents died in 2005. Education and music[edit] Chase was educated at Riverdale Country School,[14] a boarding independent school in the Riverdale neighborhood of New York City, before being expelled. He ultimately graduated from the Stockbridge School,[15] an independent boarding school in the town of Stockbridge, Massachusetts. He then attended Haverford College
Haverford College
during the 1962–1963 term, where he was noted for slapstick comedy and an absurd sense of physical humor (including his signature pratfalls and "sticking forks into his orifices"[16]). During a 2009 interview on the Today show, he ostensibly verified the oft-publicized urban legend that he was expelled for harboring a cow in his fourth floor room,[17] although his former roommate David Felson asserted in a 2003 interview that Chase left for academic reasons.[16] Chase transferred to Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, where he studied a pre-med curriculum and graduated in 1967 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Chase did not enter medical school, which meant he would be subject to the military draft. Chase was not drafted; when he appeared in January 1989 as the first guest of the just-launched late-night Pat Sajak Show, he said he had convinced his draft board he deserved a 4-F classification by "falsely claiming, among other things, that he had homosexual tendencies".[18] Chase played drums with the college band The Leather Canary, headed by school friends Walter Becker
Walter Becker
and Donald Fagen. Chase has called the group "a bad jazz band"; Becker and Fagen later founded the successful group Steely Dan. Chase has absolute pitch.[9] He played drums and keyboards for a rock band called Chamaeleon Church, which recorded one album for MGM Records before disbanding in 1969. To give the album a more soft-rock sound, producer Alan Lorber made several alterations in the mixing, including the muting of Chase's bass drum, and Chase was reportedly incensed when he heard the final mix.[19] Before fame, Chase worked as a cab driver, truck driver, motorcycle messenger, construction worker, waiter, busboy, fruit picker, produce manager in a supermarket, audio engineer, salesman in a wine store, and theater usher. Career[edit] Early career[edit] Chase was a member of an early underground comedy ensemble called Channel One which he co-founded in 1967. He also wrote a one-page spoof on Mission: Impossible for MAD magazine in 1970 and was a writer for the short-lived Smothers Brothers
Smothers Brothers
TV show comeback in the spring of 1975. Chase made the move to comedy as a full-time career by 1973, when he became a cast member of The National Lampoon Radio Hour, a syndicated satirical radio series. The Lampoon Radio Hour also featured John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, and Brian Doyle-Murray, all of whom later became "Not-Ready-For-Prime Time Players" on NBC
Saturday Night (later retitled NBC's Saturday Night and finally Saturday Night Live). Chase and Belushi also appeared in National Lampoon's off-Broadway revue Lemmings, a sketch and musical send-up of popular youth culture (in which Chase also played the drums and piano during the musical numbers). He appeared in the theatrical release The Groove Tube which was directed by another co-founder of Channel One, Ken Shapiro, featuring several Channel One sketches. Saturday Night Live[edit]

Chevy Chase
Chevy Chase
at the private party after the premiere of the movie A Star is Born, December 1976

Chase was one of the original cast members of Saturday Night Live (SNL), NBC's late-night comedy television show, beginning in October 1975. During the first season, he introduced every show except two with, "Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!" The remark was often preceded by a pratfall, known as "The Fall of the Week". Chase became known for his skill at physical comedy. In one comedy sketch, he mimicked a real-life incident in which President Gerald Ford accidentally tripped while disembarking from Air Force One
Air Force One
in Salzburg, Austria.[20][21] This portrayal of President Ford as a bumbling klutz became a favorite device of Chase and helped form the popular concept of Ford as being a clumsy man.[22] In later years, Chase met and became friendly with President Ford.[23][24] Chase's physical stunts led to at least one self-injury. Chase was the original anchor for the Weekend Update segment of SNL, and his catchphrase introduction, "I'm Chevy Chase... and you're not" became well known. His trademark conclusion, "Good night, and have a pleasant tomorrow" was later resurrected by Jane Curtin
Jane Curtin
and Tina Fey. Chase also wrote comedy material for Weekend Update. For example, he wrote and performed "The News for the Hard of Hearing". In this skit, Chase would read the top story of the day, aided by Garrett Morris, who would repeat the story by loudly shouting it. Chase claimed that his version of Weekend Update would later be the inspiration for other news satire shows such as The Daily Show
The Daily Show
and The Colbert Report.[25] ( Weekend Update was later revived as a segment on The Chevy Chase Show,[26] a short-lived late-night talk-show produced by Chase and broadcast by Fox Broadcasting Company.) Chase also performed in other skits on SNL including a recurring role as the Land Shark, a parody of the blockbuster movie Jaws. His racially charged "word association" skit opposite Richard Pryor
Richard Pryor
from SNL's first season is frequently cited by television critics as one of the funniest (and most daring) skits in the show's history. Chase was committed contractually to SNL for only one year as a writer, and became a cast member during rehearsals just before the show's premiere. He received two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award for his comedy writing and live comic acting on the show. In Rolling Stone's February 2015 appraisal of all 141 SNL cast members to date, Chase was ranked tenth in overall importance. "Strange as it sounds, Chase might be the most under-rated SNL player," they wrote. "It took him only one season to define the franchise ... without that deadpan arrogance, the whole SNL style of humor would fall flat."[27] In a 1975 New York magazine cover story, which called him "The funniest man in America", NBC
executives referred to Chase as "The first real potential successor to Johnny Carson" and claimed he would begin guest-hosting The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
Johnny Carson
within six months of the article. Chase dismissed chatter that he could be the next Carson by telling New York, "I'd never be tied down for five years interviewing TV personalities." In fact, Chase did not even appear on the program until May 4, 1977, when he was promoting a prime time special for NBC. Carson later said of Chase; "He couldn't ad lib a fart after a baked bean dinner".[28] Chase acknowledged Ernie Kovacs' influence on his work in Saturday Night Live,[29] and he thanked Kovacs during his acceptance speech for his Emmy Award.[30] In addition, Chase spoke of Kovacs' influence on his work in an appearance in the 1982 documentary called Ernie Kovacs: Television's Original Genius.[31] Leaving SNL[edit] In late 1976, in the middle of the second season, Chase became the first member of the original cast to leave the show. While he landed starring roles in several films on the strength of his SNL notoriety, he asserted that the principal reason for his departure was his girlfriend Jacqueline Carlin's reluctance to move to New York.[32] Chase moved to Los Angeles, married Carlin, and was replaced by Bill Murray, although he made a few appearances on the show during the second season. Chase later hosted SNL eight times through 1997. He appeared on the show's 25th anniversary special in 1999, and was interviewed for a 2005 NBC
special on the first five years of SNL. Later appearances included a Caddyshack
skit featuring Bill Murray, a 1997 episode with guest host Chris Farley, as the Land Shark in a Weekend Update segment in 2001, another Weekend Update segment in 2007, and in Justin Timberlake's monologue in 2013 as a member of the Five-Timers Club, where he was reunited with his Three Amigos
Three Amigos
co-stars Steve Martin
Steve Martin
and Martin Short. He also participated in the 40th anniversary special in February 2015.[33] Film[edit]

Chevy Chase
Chevy Chase
at the premiere of the movie Seems Like Old Times, December 10, 1980

Chase's early film roles included Tunnel Vision, the box office hit Foul Play, and Oh! Heavenly Dog. The role of Eric 'Otter' Stratton in National Lampoon's Animal House
Animal House
was originally written with Chase in mind, but he turned the role down to work on Foul Play.[12] The role went to Tim Matheson
Tim Matheson
instead. Chase said in an interview that he chose to do Foul Play so he could do "real acting" for the first time in his career instead of just doing "schtick".[34] Chase followed Foul Play with the successful Harold Ramis
Harold Ramis
comedy Caddyshack, in 1980. That same year, he also reunited with Foul Play co-star Goldie Hawn
Goldie Hawn
for Neil Simon's Seems Like Old Times and released a self-titled record album, co-produced by Chase and Tom Scott, with novelty and cover versions of songs by Randy Newman, Barry White, Bob Marley, the Beatles, Donna Summer, Tennessee Ernie Ford, The Troggs, and The Sugarhill Gang. Chase narrowly escaped death by electrocution during the filming of Modern Problems
Modern Problems
in 1980. During a sequence in which Chase's character wears "landing lights" as he dreams that he is an airplane, the lights malfunctioned and electrical current passed through Chase's arm, back, and neck muscles. The near-death experience caused Chase to experience a period of deep depression, as his marriage to Jacqueline had ended just prior to the start of filming. Chase continued his film career in 1983's National Lampoon's Vacation, directed by Ramis and written by John Hughes. He married Jayni Luke in 1982, and in 1985, he starred in Fletch, the first of two films based on Gregory Mcdonald's Fletch books. Chase joined SNL veterans Steve Martin
Steve Martin
and Martin Short
Martin Short
in the Lorne Michaels-produced comedy ¡Three Amigos! in 1986, declaring in an interview that making ¡Three Amigos! was the most fun he had making a film. The trio hosted SNL that year, the only time the show has had three hosts on one show. At the height of his career in the late 1980s, Chase earned around US$7 million per film and was a highly visible celebrity. He appeared alongside Paul Simon, one of his best friends, in Simon's 1986 second video for "You Can Call Me Al", in which he lip-syncs all of Simon's lyrics. Chase hosted the Academy Awards
Academy Awards
in 1987 and 1988, signing on to the proceedings in 1988 with the opener, "Good evening, Hollywood phonies!" Chase filmed a sequel to Vacation, 1985's National Lampoon's European Vacation and then a third, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, in 1989, which, thanks to its holiday theme, has become one of his more durable films, airing on NBC
every December. He played saxophone onstage at Simon's free concert at the Great Lawn in Central Park
Central Park
in the summer of 1991. Later in 1991, he helped record and appeared in the music video "Voices That Care" to entertain and support U.S. troops involved in Operation Desert Storm, and supported the International Red Cross. Later work[edit]

Gerald Ford
Gerald Ford
with Chase before the Conference on Humor and the Presidency held at the Gerald R. Ford Museum in 1986

Chase's career took a downturn in the early 1990s. Chase had three consecutive film flops — 1991's Razzie award-nominated Nothing but Trouble, 1992's Memoirs of an Invisible Man, and 1994's Cops & Robbersons. The three releases had a combined gross of $34 million in the United States. Even the durable Vacation series ground to a halt, following 1997's Vegas Vacation installment. Some of the more recent movies starring Chase (e.g., Vacuums, Rent-a-Husband, Goose!) have not been widely released in the United States. He returned to mainstream movie-making in 2006, co-starring with Tim Allen
Tim Allen
and Courteney Cox
Courteney Cox
in the comedy Zoom, though it was both a critical and commercial failure. In September 1993, Chase hosted The Chevy Chase
Chevy Chase
Show, a weeknight talk show, for the Fox Broadcasting Company. Though it had high commercial expectations, the show was cancelled by Fox after only five weeks. Chase later appeared in a commercial for Doritos, airing during the Super Bowl, in which he made humorous reference to the show's failure. Chase was Hasty Pudding's 1993 Man of the Year, and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame
in 1994. After having starred with Farrah Fawcett in the relatively successful Man of the House in 1995, he received The Harvard Lampoon's Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996. In 1998, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California, Walk of Stars was dedicated to him.[35] He was roasted by the New York Friars Club
New York Friars Club
for a Comedy Central television special in 2002. This roast was noted for being unusually vitriolic.[36] The only cast members of Saturday Night Live's first season who appeared at the roast were Laraine Newman
Laraine Newman
(one of the actors on the show), Al Franken, a bit player and writer on the show and eventually a U.S. Senator, and Paul Shaffer
Paul Shaffer
(a band leader on SNL in the 1970s and the host of the roast).[37] In 2005, Chase was the keynote speaker at Princeton University's Class Day, part of commencement activities. On March 20, 2012, Dan Aykroyd
Dan Aykroyd
announced through his Facebook page that he is working with Chase on a script for a new comedy that would star the two actors.[38] In 2015, Chase reprised his role as Clark Griswold in the fifth Vacation installment, simply titled Vacation. Unlike the previous four films in which Clark is the main protagonist, he only has a brief though pivotal cameo appearance. In spite of largely negative critical reception, the film itself has proven to be a financial success grossing over $104 million worldwide, making it the highest grossing entry to date. Return to television[edit] Chase guest-starred as an anti-Semitic murder suspect in "In Vino Veritas", the November 3, 2006 episode of Law & Order. He also guest-starred in the ABC drama series Brothers & Sisters in two episodes as a former love interest of Sally Field's character. Chase appeared in a prominent recurring role as villainous software magnate Ted Roark on the NBC
spy-comedy Chuck. In 2009, Chase and Dan Aykroyd provided voices for the Family Guy
Family Guy
episode "Spies Reminiscent of Us". Chase starred in the NBC
sitcom Community, as aging moist-towelette tycoon Pierce Hawthorne, starting in 2009. However, Chase left the show in 2012 after completing the majority of the episodes of Season 4. He returned for a cameo appearance in the Season 5 premiere. Though he had sometimes been involved in public disputes with creator Dan Harmon over the direction of the show, the role was nevertheless his most prominent in many years. In 2010, he appeared in the film Hot Tub Time Machine, as well as a short online film featuring the Griswold Family, and in the Funny or Die original comedy sketch "Presidential Reunion", where he played President Ford alongside other current and former SNL president impersonators. Television commercials[edit] Chase has appeared in a number of television commercials, including Dollar Rent-a-Car (1996), Doritos
(1996), History Channel (1999), a series of commercials for AAMI
Insurance (Australia, 1999),[39][40][41] Aflac
(2003), Cola Turka
Cola Turka
(2003), T-Mobile
(2009) and Chase Manhattan Bank (2010).[42] Personal life[edit]

Chase with CA-TF7 Search and Rescue, thanking them for their work at World Trade Center after the September 11, 2001 attacks

Chase has three daughters: Cydney (born 1983), Caley (born 1985), and Emily (born 1988). He lives with his third wife, Jayni (née Luke), in Bedford, New York.[citation needed] Chevy's second marriage to Jacqueline Carlin was formalized on December 4, 1976. After one year and five months, they divorced. During this period, Chase's daily cocaine consumption was reportedly more than two grams (0.07 oz), and the side effects of such drug use were megalomania, paranoia, and incoherence.[43] In 1986, Chase was admitted to the Betty Ford Clinic for treatment of an addiction to prescription painkillers. His use of these drugs reportedly began after he experienced ongoing back pain related to the many pratfalls he took beginning with his Saturday Night Live appearances.[44] In 2010, he said that his drug abuse had been "low level".[45] He entered Minnesota's Hazelden Clinic in September 2016 for treatment of an alcohol-related issue.[46] Chase is an active environmentalist, charity fundraiser, and political liberal. He raised money and campaigned for Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
in the 1990s and John Kerry
John Kerry
in the 2004 Presidential Election. Following the 2004 elections, Chase criticized President George W. Bush
George W. Bush
during a speech at a People for the American Way benefit at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, referring to the President as an "uneducated, real lying schmuck" and a "dumb fuck". Event organizers and several Bush detractors present at the event distanced themselves from Chase's comments, with Norman Lear
Norman Lear
remarking, "He'll live with it, I won't."[47] Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1968 Walk... Don't Walk Pedestrian Short film

1974 The Groove Tube The Fingers/Geritan/Four Leaf Clover

1976 Tunnel Vision Himself

1978 Foul Play Tony Carlson Nominated — Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Nominated — Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for New Star of the Year – Actor

1980 Oh! Heavenly Dog Browning

1980 Caddyshack Ty Webb

1980 Seems Like Old Times Nicholas Gardenia

1981 Under the Rainbow Bruce Thorpe

1981 Modern Problems Max Fiedler

1983 National Lampoon's Vacation Clark Griswold

1983 Deal of the Century Eddie Muntz

1985 Fletch Irwin 'Fletch' Fletcher

1985 National Lampoon's European Vacation Clark Griswold

1985 Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird Newscaster Cameo

1985 Spies Like Us Emmett Fitz-Hume

1986 ¡Three Amigos! Dusty Bottoms

1988 The Couch Trip Condom Father Cameo

1988 Funny Farm Andy Farmer

1988 Caddyshack
II Ty Webb

1989 Fletch Lives Irwin 'Fletch' Fletcher

1989 National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Clark "Sparky" Griswold

1991 Nothing but Trouble Chris Thorne

1991 L.A. Story Carlo Christopher Cameo

1992 Memoirs of an Invisible Man Nick Halloway Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Actor

1992 Hero Deke Uncredited[citation needed]

1993 Last Action Hero Himself Cameo

1994 A Century of Cinema Himself Documentary

1994 Cops & Robbersons Norman Robberson

1995 Man of the House Jack Sturgess

1997 Vegas Vacation Clark Griswold

1998 Dirty Work Dr. Farthing

2000 Snow Day Tom Brandston

2000 Pete's Pizza Narrator Short film

2000 The One Armed Bandit Cop Short film

2002 Orange County Principal Harbert

2003 Vacuums Mr. Punch

2003 Bitter Jester Himself Documentary

2004 Our Italian Husband Paul Parmesan

2004 Bad Meat Congressman Bernard P. Greely

2005 Ellie Parker Dennis Swartzbaum

2006 Funny Money Henry Perkins

2006 Doogal Train Voice

2006 Goose on the Loose Congreve Maddox

2006 Zoom Dr. Grant

2009 Stay Cool Principal Marshall

2009 Jack and the Beanstalk Antipode

2010 Hot Tub Time Machine Repairman

2010 Hotel Hell Vacation Clark Griswold Short film

2011 Not Another Not Another Movie Max Storm

2013 Before I Sleep Gravedigger

2014 Lovesick Lester

2014 Shelby Grandpa Geoffrey

2015 Hot Tub Time Machine
Hot Tub Time Machine
2 Repairman

2015 Vacation Clark Griswold

2017 The Last Movie Star Sonny

2017 Hedgehogs ThinkMan Voice

2018 The Last Laugh Al Hart Filming


Year Title Role Notes

1975 The Smothers Brothers
Smothers Brothers

Writer Nominated — Writers Guild of America Award for Best Variety Show

1975–1976 Saturday Night Live Various characters 30 episodes; also writer Primetime Emmy Award for Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program (1975) Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series (1975) Nominated — Primetime Emmy Award for Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program (1976) Nominated — Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series (1976)

1977 The Chevy Chase
Chevy Chase
Show Himself Television special; also writer

1977 The Paul Simon
Paul Simon
Special Himself Television special; also writer Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series

1978–1997 Saturday Night Live Himself (host) 8 episodes

1979 The Chevy Chase
Chevy Chase
National Humor Test Himself Television special; also writer

1988 60th Academy Awards Himself (host) Television special

1990 The Earth Day Special Vic's Buddy Television special

1993 The Chevy Chase
Chevy Chase
Show Himself (host) 25 episodes; also writer and producer

1995 The Larry Sanders Show Himself Episode: "Roseanne's Return"

1997 The Nanny Himself Episode: "A Decent Proposal"

2002 America's Most Terrible Things Andy Potts Pilot

2003 Freedom: A History of US Various characters 5 episodes

2004 The Karate Dog Cho-Cho (voice) Television film

2006 The Secret Policeman's Ball General Nuisance Television special

2006 Law & Order Mitch Carroll Episode: "In Vino Veritas"

2007–2009 Family Guy Clark Griswold / Himself (voices) 2 episodes

2007 Brothers & Sisters Stan Harris 2 episodes

2009 Hjälp! Dan Carter 8 episodes

2009 Chuck Ted Roark 3 episodes

2009–2014 Community Pierce Hawthorne 83 episodes TV Guide
TV Guide
Award for Favorite Ensemble

2014 Hot in Cleveland Ross Episode: "People Feeding People"

2014 Wishin' and Hopin' Adult Felix (voice) Television film

2015 Chevy Chase Pilot

2016 A Christmas in Vermont Preston Bullock Television film


Year Title Role Notes

1973–1974 The National Lampoon Radio Hour Various roles Also writer


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Further reading[edit]

I'm Chevy Chase...and You're Not (The Authorized Biography) by Rena Fruchter. Virgin Books, 2007. ISBN 1-85227-346-1. Who's Who in Comedy by Ronald L. Smith. Pg. 102–103. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0-8160-2338-7. Live From New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live
by Tom Shales and James Andrew Miller. Back Bay Books.

External links[edit]

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at the Internet Off-Broadway Database Short Bio Discography at the Wayback Machine
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(archived January 14, 2008)

Media offices

Preceded by none Weekend Update anchor 1975–1976 Succeeded by Jane Curtin

Preceded by Robert Klein Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live
Host February 18, 1978 Succeeded by O.J. Simpson

Awards for Chevy Chase

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Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program

Perry Como
Perry Como
/ Dinah Shore
Dinah Shore
(1959) Harry Belafonte
Harry Belafonte
(1960) Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
(1961) Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett
(1962) Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett
(1963) Danny Kaye
Danny Kaye
(1964) Art Carney
Art Carney
(1967) Art Carney
Art Carney
/ Pat Paulsen
Pat Paulsen
(1968) Arte Johnson
Arte Johnson
/ Harvey Korman
Harvey Korman
(1969) Harvey Korman
Harvey Korman
(1971) Harvey Korman
Harvey Korman
(1972) Tim Conway
Tim Conway
(1973) Harvey Korman
Harvey Korman
/ Brenda Vaccaro
Brenda Vaccaro
(1974) Jack Albertson
Jack Albertson
/ Cloris Leachman
Cloris Leachman
(1975) Chevy Chase
Chevy Chase
/ Vicki Lawrence
Vicki Lawrence
(1976) Tim Conway
Tim Conway
/ Rita Moreno
Rita Moreno
(1977) Tim Conway
Tim Conway
/ Gilda Radner
Gilda Radner
(1978) Sarah Vaughan
Sarah Vaughan
(1981) Nell Carter
Nell Carter
/ André De Shields
André De Shields
(1982) Leontyne Price
Leontyne Price
(1983) Cloris Leachman
Cloris Leachman
(1984) George Hearn (1985) Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
(1986) Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1987) Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1988) Linda Ronstadt
Linda Ronstadt
(1989) Tracey Ullman
Tracey Ullman
(1990) Billy Crystal
Billy Crystal
(1991) Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(1992) Dana Carvey (1993) Tracey Ullman
Tracey Ullman
(1994) Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(1995) Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
(1996) Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(1997) Billy Crystal
Billy Crystal
(1998) John Leguizamo
John Leguizamo
(1999) Eddie Izzard
Eddie Izzard
(2000) Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(2001) Sting (2002) Wayne Brady
Wayne Brady
(2003) Elaine Stritch
Elaine Stritch
(2004) Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
(2005) Barry Manilow
Barry Manilow
(2006) Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
(2007) Don Rickles
Don Rickles

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Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series (1970–79)


Gary Belkin, Peter Bellwood, Thomas Meehan, Herb Sargent and Judith Viorst (1970) Herbert Baker, Hal Goodman, Larry Klein, Bob Schiller, Norman Steinberg, Bob Weiskopf and Flip Wilson
Flip Wilson
/ Bob Ellison and Marty Farrell (1971) Art Baer, Roger Beatty, Stan Burns, Stan Hart, Don Hinkley, Ben Joelson, Woody Kling, Mike Marmer, Arnie Rosen and Larry Siegel
Larry Siegel
/ Anne Howard Bailey (1972) Bill Angelos, Roger Beatty, Stan Hart, Robert Hilliard, Woody Kling, Arnie Kogen, Buz Kohan, Gail Parent, Tom Patchett, Larry Siegel
Larry Siegel
and Jay Tarses / Joseph Bologna
Joseph Bologna
and Renee Taylor (1973)



Rosalyn Drexler, Ann Elder, Karyl Geld Miller, Robert Illes, Lorne Michaels, Richard Pryor, Jim Rusk, Herb Sargent, James R. Stein, Lily Tomlin, Jane Wagner, Rod Warren and George Yanok (1974) John Bradford, Cy Coleman
Cy Coleman
and Bob Wells (1975) Ann Elder, Christopher Guest, Lorne Michaels, Earl Pomerantz, Jim Rusk, Lily Tomlin, Jane Wagner, Rod Warren and George Yanok (1976) Buz Kohan and Ted Strauss (1977) Chevy Chase, Tom Davis, Al Franken, Charles Grodin, Lorne Michaels, Paul Simon, Lily Tomlin
Lily Tomlin
and Alan Zweibel
Alan Zweibel


Roger Beatty, Gary Belkin, Dick Clair, Rudy De Luca, Arnie Kogen, Barry Harman, Barry Levinson, Jenna McMahon, Gene Perret, Bill Richmond and Ed Simmons (1974) Roger Beatty, Gary Belkin, Dick Clair, Rudy De Luca, Arnie Kogen, Barry Levinson, Jenna McMahon, Gene Perret, Bill Richmond and Ed Simmons (1975) Anne Beatts, Chevy Chase, Tom Davis, Al Franken, Lorne Michaels, Marilyn Suzanne Miller, Michael O'Donoghue, Herb Sargent, Tom Schiller, Rosie Shuster and Alan Zweibel
Alan Zweibel
(1976) Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Tom Davis, James Downey, Al Franken, Lorne Michaels, Marilyn Suzanne Miller, Bill Murray, Michael O'Donoghue, Herb Sargent, Tom Schiller, Rosie Shuster and Alan Zweibel
Alan Zweibel
(1977) Roger Beatty, Dick Clair, Tim Conway, Rick Hawkins, Robert Illes, Jenna McMahon, Gene Perret, Bill Richmond, Liz Sage, Larry Siegel, Franelle Silver, Ed Simmons and James Stein (1978)


Alan Alda
Alan Alda

Complete list (1957–1969) (1970–1979) (1980–1989) (1990–1999) (2000–2009) (2010–2019)

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Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series (1980–89)

Buz Kohan (1980) Jerry Juhl, Chris Langham and David Odell (1981) Jeffrey Barron, Dick Blasucci, John Candy, Chris Cluess, Bob Dolman, Joe Flaherty, Paul Flaherty, Stuart Kreisman, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, John McAndrew, Brian McConnachie, Rick Moranis, Catherine O'Hara, Mert Rich, Michael Short, Doug Steckler and Dave Thomas (1982) Dick Blasucci, John Candy, Bob Dolman, Joe Flaherty, Paul Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, John McAndrew, Martin Short, Michael Short, Doug Steckler and Mary Charlotte Wilcox (1983) Chris Elliott, Sanford Frank, Ted Greenberg, David Letterman, Merrill Markoe, Jeff Martin, Gerard Mulligan, Steve O'Donnell, Joe Toplyn, Matt Wickline and David Yazbek (1984) Randy Cohen, Kevin Curran, Chris Elliott, Sandy Frank, Eddie Gorodetsky, Fred Graver, Larry Jacobson, David Letterman, Merrill Markoe, Jeff Martin, Gerard Mulligan, Joe Toplyn and Matt Wickline (1985) Randy Cohen, Kevin Curran, Chris Elliott, Sandy Frank, Fred Graver, Larry Jacobson, David Letterman, Merrill Markoe, Jeff Martin, Gerard Mulligan, Steve O'Donnell, Joe Toplyn and Matt Wickline (1986) Randy Cohen, Kevin Curran, Chris Elliott, Sandy Frank, Fred Graver, Larry Jacobson, David Letterman, Jeff Martin, Gerard Mulligan, Steve O'Donnell, Adam Resnick, Joe Toplyn and Matt Wickline (1987) Jackie Mason
Jackie Mason
(1988) John Bowman, A. Whitney Brown, Greg Daniels, Tom Davis, James Downey, Al Franken, Shannon Gaughan, Jack Handey, Phil Hartman, George Meyer, Lorne Michaels, Mike Myers, Conan O'Brien, Bob Odenkirk, Herb Sargent, Tom Schiller, Robert Smigel, Bonnie Turner, Terry Turner and Christine Zander (1989)

Complete list (1957–1969) (1970–1979) (1980–1989) (1990–1999) (2000–2009) (2010–2019)

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Hasty Pudding Men of the Year

Bob Hope
Bob Hope
(1967) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(1968) Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
(1969) Robert Redford
Robert Redford
(1970) James Stewart
James Stewart
(1971) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1972) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1973) Peter Falk
Peter Falk
(1974) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1975) Robert Blake (1976) Johnny Carson
Johnny Carson
(1977) Richard Dreyfuss
Richard Dreyfuss
(1978) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1979) Alan Alda
Alan Alda
(1980) John Travolta
John Travolta
(1981) James Cagney
James Cagney
(1982) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1983) Sean Connery
Sean Connery
(1984) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(1985) Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone
(1986) Mikhail Baryshnikov
Mikhail Baryshnikov
(1987) Steve Martin
Steve Martin
(1988) Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1989) Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
(1990) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(1991) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(1992) Chevy Chase
Chevy Chase
(1993) Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
(1994) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1995) Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
(1996) Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson
(1997) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
(1998) Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
(1999) Billy Crystal
Billy Crystal
(2000) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(2001) Bruce Willis
Bruce Willis
(2002) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(2003) Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
(2004) Tim Robbins
Tim Robbins
(2005) Richard Gere
Richard Gere
(2006) Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller
(2007) Christopher Walken
Christopher Walken
(2008) James Franco
James Franco
(2009) Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake
(2010) Jay Leno
Jay Leno
(2011) Jason Segel
Jason Segel
(2012) Kiefer Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland
(2013) Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris
(2014) Chris Pratt
Chris Pratt
(2015) Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
(2016) Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds
(2017) Paul Rudd
Paul Rudd

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Television Hall of Fame Class of 2017

Not Ready For Prime Time Players (Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtin, Garrett Morris, Laraine Newman, and Gilda Radner)

Roy Christopher Shonda Rhimes Joan Rivers John Wells

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