Chevy Chase is an American comedian, writer and actor. He became to prominence as part of the National Lampoon series as well as his appearances in the Saturday Night Live. Chase also played in many comedy movies such as Foul Play, Caddyshack and Three Amigos. The Chevy Chase net worth is roughly 50 million dollars.
Chevy Chase Net Worth - $50 Million
Birth Name - Cornelius Crane Chase
Date of birth - October 8, 1943
Zodiac Sign - Libra
Birth Place - New York City, New York, U.S.
Nationality - American
Height - 6′ 4″
Profession - Screenwriter, Television producer, Comedian, Voice Actor
Born Cornelius Crane “Chevy” Chase in a prominent New York family in 1943, he had an upper class upbringing. His father, Edward Tinsley Chase was a magazine writer and notorious book editor while his mother was a librettist and piano player. Chase is a 14th generation New Yorker, with notable descendants such as Admiral Miles Browining, his maternal grandfather, artist Edward Leigh Chase, his great uncle, painter Frank Swift Chase and grandmother Cathalene Parker, a notable opera singer who also performed at the Carnegie Hall on occasions.
Chase attended Riverdale Country School but he was later expelled. He eventually managed to graduate from the Stockbridge School in Massachusetts. During 62 and 63 Chase attended the Haverford College where he started doing slapstick comedy. He engaged in various kinds of exaggerate physical humor which would amuse friends and colleagues. For a short period of time Chase played in several jazz and rock bands where he reportedly displayed absolute pitch.
Chase would enter the comic underground scene in 1967 when he co-founded the group called Channel One. He became a full-time comedian in 1973 when he became a member of the National Lampoon Radio Hour. This spin-off series of radio shows attracted a lot of audience and had notable members such as John Belushi, Bill Murray and Gilda Radner.
Chase was also among the initial members of the Saturday Night Live where he opened the show with the popular phrase “Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night”. There he would do pratfalls and other forms of slapstick comedy, with the notable example of mimicking President Ford’s fall from an Air Force plane in Austria. Chase contributed to the image of the President as being sloppy yet he became a close friend to Ford.
One of the most notable phrases used by the comedian was on the Weekend Update of the Saturday Night Live “I’m Chevy Chase…and you’re not”. Chase would also star in several major comedy productions such as Modern Problems in which he was almost electrocuted to death, Fletch, Caddyshack and the successful comedy Three Amigos alongside Steve Martin and Martin Short. Chase also appeared in many commercials for companies such as Doritos, Cola Turka or T-Mobile.