David Spade is a multitalented American entertainer; he is an actor, television personality, writer, and standup comedian who commands respect in the comedy industry for his dry humor/deadpan jokes. Spade gained prominence in the late ’90s as a cast on Saturday Night Live (SNL) after which he began making several appearances on television as an actor. His career has equally seen him record some credit as a performer in music videos as well as voice roles in video games. These and other unknown details about his career and family are contained in the paragraphs below.
David Spade Biography
The comedian was born as David Wayne Spade on the 22nd of July 1964 in Birmingham, Michigan, U.S to Judith J. (née Meek) and M. Spade. It should be noted that David Spade’s mom is a writer and a magazine editor while his father is a sales representative. David has two other siblings named Bryan and Andy Spade. Their parents, however, divorced when Wayne was about 4 years old, this resulted in Judith raising up her boys as a single parent; sadly, in abject poverty. The story has nonetheless changed for the family.
David Spade was a pupil of Saguaro High School before he moved over to Scottsdale Community College. Later on, he went to Arizona State University where he earned a business degree in 1986. His inclination to comedy started when he was a teen, he loved watching SNL and would rarely miss the show at the time. While in college, he began performing occasional stand-up comedy gigs in nightclubs and on campuses. It was during one of his performances that he got noticed by an agent who subsequently extended an offer to him.
With the agent’s offer, Wayne appeared on a film titled Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol alongside Sharon Stone and Steve Guttenberg. The film was, however, a flop but this did not deter David Spade as he knew his destination. An opportunity came for him to star on HBO’s 13th Annual Young Comedians Show as one of six comics on the show which was hosted by Dennis Miller. Spade grabbed this opportunity with both hands and it soon opened more doors for him to be cast on SNL through the help of Miller who later became his friend.
Wayne joined SNL in April 1990 as a writer before becoming a regular cast member. Having found himself on a big platform to do what is otherwise natural to him (entertain people), David left nothing to chance as he got himself endeared to so many people with his comic acts. The growth of his comedy career also saw to his venture into other areas of entertainment such as acting.
He appeared in films and television series including ALF, Light Sleeper, and Tommy Boy, during the ’90s. His other notable works during the 2000s to date include The Emperor’s New Groove, Racing Stripes, Greg the Bunny, The Showbiz Show with David Spade, Grown Ups 2, Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe, The Do-Over, The Mayor and Father of the Year, among others.
His Net Worth
David Spade has been successful since the inception of his career and has starred in a handful of movies and TV shows. Despite experiencing an unstable childhood, Spade has grown to acheive great feats with his comic abilities. He is currently enjoying a luxurious lifestyle and his net worth is estimated to be $60 million. The comic actor made his wealth from his various endeavors in comedy, acting, and writing.
David Spade’s Wife, Daughter, Dating, Girlfriend
Undoudbtedly, David Spade has won the hearts of many ladies with his comic charm. He has been in several relationships with popular actresses and celebrities in the past; nevertheless, he is yet to make it down the aisle. Amazingly, the actor has an adorable daughter named Harper Spade, which was a product of his relationship with an American model named Jillian Grace. The pair reportedly started their relationship in 2007 and the following year, their daughter Harper was born in August 2008.
Prior to their relationship, Spade has equally dated several celebrities and actresses. His first recorded relationship was with Kelli McCarty which began in the early ’90s; next was his reported relationship with Jennifer Rubin (1993) before Bobbie Phillips entered his dating list in 1996. He also had a shortlived relationship with Kristy Swanson in 1997. Later on, he dated Stacey Hayes from 2000 to 2001 and after their breakup, he had a fling with Krista Allen until 2002.
His other hookups include Julie Bowen (2002-2003), Brittany Daniel (2003-2004), Heather Locklear (briefly in 2006), Nicky Whelan (2007-2008), Jasmine Waltz (2011), and Charlotte McKinney (2016). Just recently, he was spotted with Naya Rivera cuddling in a hotel pool in April 2017. However, none of them has confirmed their relationship to date.
The American comedian stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches or 1.70 m. At this height, he maintains a body weight of 78 kg or 171 lbs. David Spade’s distinctive features include his blue eye color and blonde hair color.