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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 4 April 1964Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Nickname Crossy
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

David Cross was born on April 4, 1964 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Small Soldiers (1998) and Kung Fu Panda (2008). He has been married to Amber Tamblyn since October 6, 2012.

Spouse (1)

Amber Tamblyn (6 October 2012 - present)

Trade Mark (1)

Often plays oblivious or unaware characters

Trivia (13)

Attended Emerson College in Boston.
The Rock Against Bush Vol. 1 bonus DVD includes footage of his standup comedy.
Brother of Juli Cross and Wendy Cross.
Stand-up comedian and actor.
Once lived with comedian/actor/writer Greg Behrendt. Both comedians have at one point told jokes involving their former landlord, Shumul.
Auditioned for the House role on House M.D. (2004).
In long-term relationship with Amber Tamblyn (2009).
His British father and American mother divorced when he was very young.
Ridiculed the Bravo interview series, Inside the Actors Studio (1994), in both his stand-up comedy and on Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995). He later acted alongside its host, James Lipton, in several episodes of Arrested Development (2003) where, despite some initial awkwardness, the two got along well with Cross praising Lipton's comedic performance while maintaining that he "didn't care for" Lipton's interview series.
Engaged to Amber Tamblyn [August 17, 2011]. They have been together since 2009.
Son-in-law of Russ Tamblyn and Bonnie Tamblyn.
Cross is 19 years older than his wife, Amber Tamblyn.
Is best friends with H. Jon Benjamin.

Personal Quotes (5)

[on drugs] I still get curious about whatever new drug comes down the pike. There was a long period when I indulged in drugs, but I don't think I was ever addicted to any of them. I do think crack is addictive. I smoked it once, and it was a huge wake-up call ... When it came time to get some more, I knew very clearly that if I stayed there-and I wanted to-my life would change right then and there for the worse. I never touched crack again.
(2012, on working with Jim Belushi) We were working on a movie together [1995's Destiny Turns on the Radio], and his behavior was reprehensible, shitty and awful. I don't want to rehash what he did, but from that point on he was fair game. My girlfriend and I were visiting friends on Martha's Vineyard, and I saw in the local paper that Belushi was performing. We went to the show, and it was like $45 to see his shitty cover band, which is basically just a vanity project. I decided to hop on stage and dance with him. I got kicked off, and then I hopped on again. I thought it was hilarious that I got kicked out of the club. Jim Belushi is such a cock.
(2012) I love nudity. It's just such an easy, cheap laugh. And it's fun to do. I have no qualms whatsoever about taking my clothes off for no reason.
[2012, on Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011)] All I wanted was to get the fuck out of there as soon as possible. They encouraged me to improvise and come up with funnier lines if I wanted. But my entire strategy on those movies was to come in on time, shoot as much as I could as quickly as I could and then get the hell out of there and buy a summer home with the check.
[on Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011)] This last film was literally, without question, the most unpleasant experience I've ever had in my professional life. It's safe to say I won't be working with some of those people ever again. Not the actors. And the director [Mike Mitchell] was great. We got along. There were a couple of people, though...it was just a really awful, unpleasant experience.

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