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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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Appeared on an interlude impersonating Rick James on The Hard Way album by 213 (Snoop Dogg side project with Nate Dogg & Warren G) See more »

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7 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

David 'Dave' Chappelle


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 »


Named his production company "Pilot Boy Productions" in reference to the many failed pilots in which he starred. See more »


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