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…for Dating My Teenage Daughter, and The Showbiz Show, which he created, hosted, executive produced and wrote with Hugh Fink, a former Saturday Night Live writer (he appeared on Saturday Night Live from 1990-1995). 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 in Birmingham, Michigan, and was raised in Scottsdale, Arizona. 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.