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Dave Chappelle

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David ‘Dave’ Chappelle (born August 24, 1973 in Washington, D.C.) is an American , satirist, and actor.

Early life

Chappelle became enraptured by as an elementary school student at Woodlin Elementary School in Silver Spring, Maryland, and at middle school in Yellow Springs, Ohio. His inspiration came from his favorite comedians and idols, such as Richard Pryor. His father, William, was a professor of voice and music at Antioch College in Yellow Springs. At 14, Chappelle gathered the courage to perform on stage at the famed Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York. Chappelle was booed off stage, but described this experience on Inside the Actors Studio as an enlightening experience that gave him courage to continue on. After his parents’ divorce, Chappelle moved to Washington, D.C., with his mother, Yvonne Seon (a Unitarian Universalist minister). He spent summers with his father in Yellow Springs and graduated from Duke Ellington School of the Arts, a renowned performing arts high school in Washington, D.C., where he majored in literary and theatre arts.

Fledgling career

In 1992, Chappelle made his first TV appearance on Def Comedy Jam. In the next year Dave made his first appearance as an actor in Robin Hood: Men in Tights as Ahchoo, and then in Undercover Blues as Ozzie. From 1994 to 1997 Chappelle’s career consisted of TV appearances, small stand-up comedy gigs, and low-budget films. During this time, he was given his first shot at a television show, The Dave Chappelle Project but the pilot was not picked up. Chappelle appeared in the much-hyped but short-lived sitcom Buddies on ABC. He had a role in the 1996 remake of The Nutty Professor.

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  • Dethsean

    I said word??? I studied you in social studies...

    18 Jul 3:41am Reply
  • Escobar97

    I"M RICH BIYATCH!!

    3 Aug 2012 Reply
  • oceanseacrest

    Bring in R. Kelly, and tell him to stay away from my eyes.

    20 Jun 2012 Reply
  • ImGonnaSeeYou

    I want some crack...hahaha

    30 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Apofiz

    I WANT THAT PURPLE STUFF

    20 Jul 2011 Reply
  • avantish

    I have always been aware of Chappelle, but never really got around to him, then i watched the 'inside the actors studio' episode with Chappelle and my hats off to this Gentleman, what a cool and honest guy.... Gotta check his stand-up out right away

    4 Jul 2011 Reply
  • fallencowboy

    This man will always be one of my favorite comedians/actors. Even in the smallest parts he has played he has been funny as shit. Its hard not to be happy when he's around

    1 Jul 2011 Reply
  • RaquelTogepi

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    28 Apr 2011 Reply
  • ShiningStar911

    love it

    11 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Combos

    Cause I keeps it real like that.

    8 Mar 2011 Reply
  • this_is_skimps

    When people look back in hundreds of years, maybe his genius will fully show. The greatest since Pryor. [2]

    23 Feb 2011 Reply
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    17 Feb 2011 Reply
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    It's a celebration bitches!

    1 Dec 2010 Reply
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    What the fuck is juice? I want grape drink. Its purple.

    12 Oct 2010 Reply
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    Hey you....stick your finger in your butt

    22 Sep 2010 Reply
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    20 Sep 2010 Reply
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    my feet are strong joe rogan!

    24 Jul 2010 Reply
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    One, two, three, four, FIF!

    14 Jul 2010 Reply
  • latinoheat300

    ↓ I hope to God you're joking. Otherwise if you believe in this illuminati crap you're one dumb MF and you should just GTFO of here lest you spread your stupidity to the more gullible around here. FUCK!

    14 Jul 2010 Reply
  • bluntxyz

    he knows what we dont know about hollywood illuminati etc and thats why he quit

    10 Jul 2010 Reply
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