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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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Episode #2.5 (S2, Ep5)
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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

(2003-2006)
Half Baked Writer
(1998)
Undercover Brother Conspiracy Brother
(2002)

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 2017 Dave Chappelle: Equanimity (TV Special documentary)
 2017 Dave Chappelle: The Bird Revelation (TV Special documentary)
 2017 Deep in the Heart of Texas: Dave Chappelle Live at Austin City Limits (TV Special documentary) (written by)
 2017 The Age of Spin: Dave Chappelle Live at the Hollywood Palladium (TV Special documentary) (written by)
 2016 The Oscars (TV Special) (special material written by)
 2009-2010 Laugh Factory (TV Series) (3 episodes)
  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 The Dave Chappelle Project (TV Movie) (written by)
 1998 Half Baked (written by)
 1998 HBO Comedy Half-Hour (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dave Chappelle (1998) ... (writer)
 1997 Damn Whitey (Short) (written by)
 1997 Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (TV Series) (additional material - 1 episode)
- Electric Bike (1997) ... (additional material)
 1992-1995 Def Comedy Jam (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #4.9 (1995)
- Episode #2.4 (1992)
 1993 Comic Justice (TV Series) (1993)
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Other Works:

Did interludes on Prince Paul's compilation Politics Of The Business See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 8 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

David 'Dave' Chappelle

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

I look at it like that word, 'nigger', used to be a word of oppression. But that when I say it, it feels more like an act of freedom. For me to be able to say that unapologetically on television. See more »

Trivia:

Is very good friends with fellow comedian Mario Cantone, who appears in the "Ask A Gay Dude" segment on Chappelle's Show (2003). See more »

Trademark:

Provocative, racially charged humor See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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