Dave Chappelle


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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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Won 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 9 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

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(2003-2006)
Half Baked Writer
(1998)
A Star Is Born George 'Noodles' Stone
(2018)
Undercover Brother Conspiracy Brother
(2002)

Filmography

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 2022 What's in A Name (TV Special) (Writer)
 2021 Dave Chappelle: The Closer (TV Special) (written by)
 2020 Dave Chappelle Unforgiven (Video short) (written by)
 2020 Dave Chappelle: 8:46 (TV Special short) (written by)
 2019 Epilogue: The Punchline (Video short)
 2019 Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones (TV Special) (written by)
 2017 Dave Chappelle: Equanimity (TV Special) (written by)
 2017 Dave Chappelle: The Bird Revelation (TV Special) (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 - 31 episodes, 2003 - 2006) (writer - 30 episodes, 2003 - 2006) (created by - 2 episodes, 2003) (written by - 2 episodes, 2003)
- Show Business & Lil Jon In Love (2006) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Black Howard Dean & Stereotype Pixies (2006) ... (creator) / (writer)
- $55 Million & Getting Revenge (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) (written by)
 2000 Dave Chappelle: Killin' Them Softly (TV Special) (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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Show Show Soundtrack (7 credits)
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Show Show Self (137 credits)
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Other Works:

Appeared on 50 Cent's street mixtape "G-Unit Pt. 5: Bulletproof" (2003) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 12 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

David 'Dave' Chappelle

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)

Spouse:

Elaine Mendoza Erfe  (3 children)

Children:

Sanaa Chappelle | See more »

Parents:

Chappelle III, William David | William David Chappelle III | Yvonne Reed
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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:

He has two sons, Sulayman and Ibrahim, and a daughter, Sanaa Chappelle. See more »

Trademark:

Provocative, racially charged humor See more »

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