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Chevy Chase

Birth Name:
Cornelius Crane Chase
Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States
Actor, writer, comedian

Fast Facts

  • Nicknamed "Chevy" by his grandmother
  • Played drums and keyboard on the 1968 album Chamaeleon Church
  • Appeared in the 1973 off-Broadway production of National Lampoon's Lemmings along with John Belushi and Christopher Guest
  • Wrote for MAD Magazine and The Smothers Brothers; and was originally hired as a staff writer for Saturday Night Live
  • Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1994
  • Turned down the lead in 1999's American Beauty, a role that won Kevin Spacey an Oscar


  • 1979Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1979Golden Globe-New Star of the Year - Actor: nominated
  • 1978Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Comedy-Variety or Music Special: winner
  • 1977Emmy-Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in Variety or Music: nominated
  • 1976Emmy-Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series: winner
  • 1976Emmy-Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in Variety or Music: winner


  • Edward Thornton Chase--Brother
  • Caley Leigh--Daughter
  • Cydney Cathalene--Daughter
  • Emily Evelyn--Daughter
  • Jacqueline Carlin--Ex-wife
  • Edward Tinsley Chase--Father
  • Frank Swift Chase--Grandfather
  • John Cederquist--Half Brother
  • Catherine Cederquist--Half Sister
  • Cynthia Chase-Culler--Half Sister
  • Daphne C. Rowe--Half Sister
  • Pamela Cederquist--Half Sister
  • Cathalene Crane--Mother
  • John Cederquist--Stepfather
  • Lawrence Widdows--Stepfather
  • Ethelyn Atha Chase--Stepmother
  • Jayni Luke--Wife