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Dave Chappelle


Dave Chappelle's career started while he was in high school at Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC where he studied theatre arts. At the age of 14, he began performing stand-up comedy in nightclubs. Shortly after graduation, he moved to New York City where he quickly established himself as a major young talent. At the age of 19, ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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  Chappelle's Show (TV Series) (1 episode, 2004) (writer - 32 episodes, 2003 - 2006)
- Episode #3.3 (2006) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Episode #3.2 (2006) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Episode #3.1 (2006) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Music Jump-Off (2004) ... (creator)
 2005 Block Party (Documentary)
 2004 Dave Chappelle: For What It's Worth (TV Special documentary) (written by)
 2000 Dave Chappelle: Killin' Them Softly (TV Movie documentary) (written by)
 1998 Half Baked (written by)
 1998 HBO Comedy Half-Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dave Chappelle (1998) ... (writer)
 1998 The Dave Chappelle Project (TV Movie) (written by)
 1997 Damn Whitey (Short) (written by)
 1997 Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (TV Series) (additional material - 1 episode)
- Electric Bike (1997) ... (additional material)
 1993 Comic Justice (TV Series) (1993)
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Other Works:

Did vocals on a hidden track on The Tipping Point album by The Roots See more »

Publicity Listings:

7 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

David 'Dave' Chappelle

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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I don't normally talk about my religion publicly because I don't want people to associate me and my flaws with this beautiful thing. And I believe it is beautiful if you learn it the right way. See more »

Trivia:

Living in Ohio after leaving for Africa on a spiritual retreat. See more »

Trademark:

His comedic point-of-view of popular culture and drugs See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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