David Spade

American actor and comedian

David Wayne Spade (born July 22, 1964) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and television personality, known for his roles as Dennis Finch in Just Shoot Me!, Marcus Higgins in Grown Ups, and Russell Dunbar in Rules of Engagement. He is also known as the voice of Kuzco in The Emperor's New Groove and Kronk's New Groove.

David Spade
Spade in 2008
David Wayne Spade

(1964-07-22) July 22, 1964 (age 59)
Alma materArizona State University
  • Stand-up comedian
  • actor
  • writer
  • television personality
Years active1987–present
Height170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
PartnerJillian Grace
Parent(s)Judith J. Spade
Wayne M. Spade
RelativesAndy Spade (brother)
Kate Spade (sister-in-law)

Spade was born on July 22, 1964 in Birmingham, Michigan. Spade moved to Scottsdale, Arizona at age four. He studied at Arizona State University. Spade has a daughter named Harper. The mother is Jillian Grace, a Playboy Playmate.


Year Title Role Notes
1987 Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol Kyle
1992 Light Sleeper Theological Cokehead
Indiana Jones Captain Samuel Fuller
1993 Coneheads Eli Turnbull
1994 Reality Bites The "Wienerschnitzel" Manager Uncredited
1994 PCU Rand McPherson
1995 Tommy Boy Richard Hayden MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo
1996 Black Sheep Steven "Steve" Dodds
1996 A Very Brady Sequel Sergio
1997 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag Ernest "Ernie" Lipscomb
Scream 2 Hugh Daniels
1998 Senseless Scott Thorpe
1998 The Rugrats Movie Ranger Franklin (voice)
1999 Lost & Found Dylan Ramsey Also writer
2000 Loser Video Store Clerk Uncredited cameo
2000 The Emperor's New Groove Emperor Kuzco (voice) Nominated – Kid's Choice Award
2001 Joe Dirt Joseph "Joe" Dirt Also writer
2003 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star Dickie Roberts Also writer
2005 Robots Rodney Copperbottom (voice)
2005 Racing Stripes Scuzz (voice)
2005 Lil' Pimp Principal Nixon (voice)
2005 Kronk's New Groove Emperor Kuzco (voice)
2006 Grandma's Boy Guyblow
2006 The Benchwarmers Richie Goodman Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Best Choice Chemistry
2007 I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry Transvestite Groupie Cameo
2007 The Simpsons Movie Himself (voice)
2010 Grown Ups Marcus Higgins
2011 Jack & Jill Monica Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actress
2012 Hotel Transylvania Griffin the Invisible Man (voice)
2013 Jungle Master Boss Cain (voice)
2013 Snowflake, the White Gorilla Jenga (voice) English dub
2013 Grown Ups 2 Marcus Higgins
2015 Space Breakout Xanor (voice)
2015 Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser Joseph "Joe" Dirt Also writer and producer
2015 I Am Chris Farley Himself Documentary
2015 Hotel Transylvania 2 Griffin the Invisible Man (voice)
2015 The Ridiculous 6 General Custer
2016 The Do-Over Charlie McMillian
2017 Mad Families Johnny Jon-John Also writer
2017 Sandy Wexler Himself
2018 Hotel Transylvania 3 Griffin the Invisible Man (voice)
2018 Father of the Year Wayne



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