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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 3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Half Baked
Half Baked Writer
(1998)
Chappelle's Show
(2003-2006)

Filmography

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 2016 The 88th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (special material written by)
  Chappelle's Show (TV Series) (creator - 33 episodes, 2003 - 2006) (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 Dave Chappelle's Block Party (Documentary)
 2004 Dave Chappelle: For What It's Worth (TV Special documentary) (written by)
 2000 Dave Chappelle: Killin' Them Softly (TV Special 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)
Show Show Actor (26 credits)
Show Show Producer (6 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (3 credits)
Show Show Self (68 credits)
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Other Works:

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 »

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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Personal Quote:

I still think people do have racial hang-ups, but I think one of the reasons I can joke about it is people are shedding those racial hatreds. See more »

Trivia:

His mother has been a professor at Howard University, Wilberforce University, Central State University and University of Maryland. She is also a Unitarian Universalist minister. See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Virgo

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