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David Spade
Biography
David Spade was nominated for an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award and an American Comedy Award in 1999 for his role on the series "Just Shoot Me."  He was also nominated three times for an Emmy Award as a writer on the long-running series, "Saturday Night Live."

Other television credits include "8 Simple Rules" and "The Showbiz Show," which he created, hosted, executive produced and wrote with Hugh Fink, a former "Saturday Night Live" writer.

His feature film credits include "Benchwarmers," "Dickie Roberts:  Former Child Star," "Joe Dirt," "Tommy Boy," and "Reality Bites."  He and the late "Saturday Night Live" star Chris Farley won the 1996 MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo for the film "Blacksheep."  Spade's voice was heard in the animated films "The Emperor's New Groove" and "Racing Stripes," in which he played a horse fly.  Spade also co-starred in "Grown Ups" with Adam Sandler.

Spade was born on July 22 in Birmingham, Mich., and was raised in Scottsdale, Ariz.  He began his career performing stand-up comedy in clubs, theaters and colleges across the country.  He made his television debut on "Saturday Night Live" and was named the Hot Stand-Up Comedian of the Year by Rolling Stone magazine in 1990.  He enjoys playing tennis, is an avid skateboarder and has a collection of live gerbils.