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Actor; comedian; writer
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David Cross Fast Facts:
Voted most humorous in high school.
At 18, got $30 for his first stand-up gig, at a transvestite bar in Georgia.
Dropped out of Emerson College for a stab at stand-up in Boston clubs, working alongside Janeane Garofalo and Marc Maron.
First TV job was as a replacement writer on the short-lived
Ben Stiller Show
, where he met future comedy collaborator Bob Odenkirk; won an Emmy for his writing.
In 1995 created, with Odenkirk, the sketch-comedy series
Mr. Show with Bob and David
Was cast as a recurring character on
in 2003 but was quickly made a regular due to his popularity.
Received a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album in 2004 for
Shut Up, You F**king Baby!
Was a finalist in the second season of Bravo's
Celebrity Poker Showdown
David Cross Relationships:
Amber Tamblyn - Wife
Susi - Mother
David Cross Awards:
1999 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
1998 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
1998 Emmy: Outstanding Music and Lyrics - Nominee
1993 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program - Winner
2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
2004 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
Attended Emerson College, Boston, MA
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