Dave Chappelle

Dave Chappelle

Date of Birth

Birthday: August 24
Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

Dave Chappelle is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer.

After beginning his film career in 1993 as Ahchoo in Mel Brooks' Robin Hood: Men in Tights, he landed supporting roles in box office hits including The Nutty Professor, Con Air, You've Got Mail, Blue Streak and Undercover Brother. His first lead role was in the 1998 comedy film Half Baked, which he co-wrote with Neal Brennan.

Dave Chappelle is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer.

After beginning his film career in 1993 as Ahchoo in Mel Brooks' Robin Hood: Men in Tights, he landed supporting roles in box office hits including The Nutty Professor, Con Air, You've Got Mail, Blue Streak and Undercover Brother. His first lead role was in the 1998 comedy film Half Baked, which he co-wrote with Neal Brennan.

In 2003, Chappelle became more widely known for his sketch comedy television series, Chappelle's Show, also co-written with Brennan, which ran until his retirement from the show two years later. The show continues to run in late-night syndication and on television networks around the world.

In 2009, Comedy Central ranked him No. 43 in the "100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time".

In 2017, Chappelle received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his appearance as host of Saturday Night Live.

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Awards & Nominations

7 Nominations | 4 Emmys
Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special - 2020
Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded) - 2020
Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded) - 2018
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - 2017
  • Winner
  • Dave Chappelle, Host
  • Saturday Night Live
  • "Host: Dave Chappelle"
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series - 2004
Dave Chappelle accepts the Emmy for Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special for Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones on Night Five of the Creative Arts Emmys.
Dave Chappelle accepts the Emmy for Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded) for Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones
Issa Rae presents the Emmy for Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special to Dave Chappelle for Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones on Night Five of the Creative Arts Emmys.
Dave Chappelle and Neal Brennan
Dave Chappelle and Melissa McCarthy on stage at the 69th Emmy Awards.
Dave Chappelle and Elaine Chappelle at the 69th Emmys Governors Ball.
Dave Chappelle and Melissa McCarthy on stage at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.
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Dave Chappelle accepts the Emmy for Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special for Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones on Night Five of the Creative Arts Emmys.
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Dave Chappelle accepts the Emmy for Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special for Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones on Night Five of the Creative Arts Emmys. 

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Dave Chappelle accepts the Emmy for Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded) for Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones
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Dave Chappelle accepts the Emmy for Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded) for Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones

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Issa Rae presents the Emmy for Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special to Dave Chappelle for Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones on Night Five of the Creative Arts Emmys.
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Issa Rae presents the Emmy for Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special to Dave Chappelle for Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones on Night Five of the Creative Arts Emmys. 

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Dave Chappelle and Neal Brennan
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Dave Chappelle and Neal Brennan present an award at the 70th Emmy Awards.

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Dave Chappelle and Melissa McCarthy on stage at the 69th Emmy Awards.
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Dave Chappelle and Melissa McCarthy on stage at the 69th Emmy Awards. 

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Dave Chappelle and Elaine Chappelle at the 69th Emmys Governors Ball.
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Dave Chappelle and Elaine Chappelle at the 69th Emmys Governors Ball. 

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Dave Chappelle and Melissa McCarthy on stage at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.
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Dave Chappelle and Melissa McCarthy on stage at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.

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