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Who is Chevy Chase?

by Ratan Srivastava
Chevy Chase

Chevy Chase is an actor, comedian, and writer from the United States. He had a range of occupations before going into comedy as well as starting acting with National Lampoon. He was born into a renowned family and had a variety of careers before moving into comedy and starting performing with National Lampoon. In the inaugural season of Saturday Night Live, he was a significant cast member, and his frequent Weekend Update segment became a cornerstone of the show. He received three Primetime Emmy Awards out of five nominations as a performer and writer.

Chase made his feature screen debut with the comedy Foul Play (1978), for which he received two Golden Globe nods. He’s also recognised for his roles as Clark W. Griswold in five National Lampoon’s Vacation movies and Irwin “Fletch” Fletcher in Fletch (1985) and Fletch Lives (1986). 

Caddyshack (1980), Modern Problems (1981), Spies Like Us (1985), Three Amigos (1986), Man of the House (1995), and Hot Tub Time Machine are among the other notable films (2010). He hosted the Academy Awards on two occasions (1987 and 1988) and had his own late-night talk programme, The Chevy Chase Show, for a short time (1993). From 2009 to 2014, he starred as Pierce Hawthorne in the NBC comedy series Community.

In the early to mid-1990s, Chase’s career took a turn for the worst. Nothing but Trouble, which was nominated for a Razzie Award in 1991, Memoirs of an Invisible Man in 1992, and Cops & Robbersons in 1994 were all box office disappointments for Chase. In the United States, the three films grossed a total of $34 million. Following the release of 1997’s Vegas Vacation, even the long-running Vacation series came to an end. Some of Chase’s most recent films have not been extensively distributed in the United States.

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