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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 as an amateur performer in an episode of America's Funniest People 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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You can become famous but you can't become unfamous. You can become infamous but not unfamous. See more »

Trivia:

Made the Forbes Celebrity 100 List with $12 million in earnings. See more »

Trademark:

Newsboy cap See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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