David Spade is an American actor, comedian, television personality best known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and as Dennis Finch on the sitcom Just Shoot Me!, from 1997-2003.
He also replaced John Ritter along with James Garner on 8 Simple Rules.
Spade was nominated for an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award and an American Comedy Award in 1999 for his role on Just Shoot Me!. He was also nominated three times for an Emmy Award as a writer on the long-running series Saturday Night Live.
Spade cretaed, hosts and executive produces The Showbiz Show with Hugh Fink, a former Saturday Night Live writer. His other television credits include the series 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, Beavis and Butt-Head and The Larry Sanders Show. He appeared on Saturday Night Live from 1990-1995.
His feature film credits include Benchwarmers, Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, Joe Dirt, Tommy Boy, Reality Bites, Light Sleeper and Coneheads. He and the late Saturday Night Live star Chris Farley won the 1996 MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo for the film Blacksheep.
Spade's voice was heard in the animated films The Emperor's New Groove and Racing Stripes, in which he played a horse fly.
Spade was born in Birmingham, Michigan, and was raised in Scottsdale, Arizona. He began his career performing stand-up comedy in clubs, theatres and colleges across the country.
He made his television debut on Saturday Night Live and was named the Hot Stand-Up Comedian of the Year by Rolling Stone magazine in 1990.
He enjoys playing tennis, is an avid skateboarder and has a collection of live gerbils.