David Spade Net Worth
David Spade has an estimated net worth of $70 Million. Comedian and actor David Spade is known for his dry humor, as displayed on ‘Saturday Night Live’ and in films such as ‘Tommy Boy’ and ‘Joe Dirt.’ He earned the majority of his income from movies and TV shows.
David Spade was one of six comics featured on HBO’s 13th Annual Young Comedians Show in 1989. Dennis Miller hosted the show, which helped Spade land a spot on Saturday Night Live in April 1990. Spade went on to appear in several films, including Tommy Boy and Grown Ups, as well as the TV sitcoms Just Shoot Me! and Rules of Engagement. In addition, he provided voice work for animated films such as The Emperor’s New Groove and Hotel Transylvania.
To calculate the net worth of David Spade, subtract all his liabilities from his total assets. Investments, savings, cash deposits, and any equity he has in a house, car, or other similar asset are included in the total assets. All debts, such as loans and personal debt, are included in total liabilities.
Here’s the breakdown of his net worth:
|Net Worth:||$70 Million|
|Monthly Salary:||$400 Thousand+|
|Annual Income:||$5 Million+|
|Source of Wealth:||Comedian, Actor, Voice Actor, Television producer, Screenwriter, Film Producer, Television presenter|
Early Life and Comedy Career
David Wayne Spade was born in Birmingham, Michigan on July 22, 1964. He moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, with his family when he was four years old, and he recalls keeping a twice-weekly appointment to be beaten up by the other kids at elementary school. He grew up watching Saturday Night Live and dropped out of community college to work in a skateboard shop and do stand-up comedy.
Spade moved to Los Angeles and embarked on a comedy tour, appearing at nightclubs and college campuses. During a performance in Los Angeles, Spade caught the attention of an agent, who cast him alongside Steve Guttenberg and Sharon Stone in the underappreciated 1987 film Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol.
He was one of six comics featured on HBO’s 13th Annual Young Comedians Show in 1989. Dennis Miller hosted the show, which helped Spade land a spot on Saturday Night Live in April 1990.
TV Shows and Films
‘Saturday Night Live,’ ‘Tommy Boy’
Spade met fellow comedian Chris Farley during his early days on Saturday Night Live. Their off-screen friendship resulted in great chemistry in front of the camera, earning them larger roles on the show. After a few cameos in forgettable films, Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels came up with the idea of putting Spade and Farley together on the big screen, capitalizing on what Spade called “the age-old secret of fatty and skinny.” Michaels directed Tommy Boy in 1995 as a vehicle for Farley, with Spade playing the straight man. Though the film received mixed reviews, it was a box office success among the duo’s legions of SNL fans.
‘Black Sheep,’ ‘Just Shoot Me!’
By 1996, Spade had reunited with Farley for Black Sheep and had left Saturday Night Live. He also landed the role of snide assistant Dennis Finch on the NBC comedy series Just Shoot Me!, which premiered in 1997 as a midseason replacement and earned Spade Emmy and Golden Globe nominations.
During this year of career highs, Farley died as a result of a drug overdose. Though the news came as no surprise to those who were aware of Farley’s excessive consumption of food, alcohol, and controlled substances, the comic’s untimely death devastated Spade, who did not attend the funeral.
‘Eight Heads,’ ‘The Emperor’s New Groove,’ ‘Joe Dirt’
Spade returned to the screen in a number of films, including Joe Pesci’s Eight Heads in a Duffel Bag (1997), Senseless (1998), and the romantic comedy Lost & Found (1999). Following his appearance as a voice actor in the animated film The Emperor’s New Groove (2000), Spade co-wrote and starred in the comedies Joe Dirt (2001) and Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003).
‘8 Simple Rules,’ ‘Rules of Engagement’
After the successful seven-season run of Just Shoot Me! ended in 2003, Spade returned to sitcom TV early the following year as a replacement for the recently deceased John Ritter on 8 Simple Rules. Spade then found more long-term success with the 2007 premiere of Rules of Engagement, in which he played the womanizing Russell Dunbar for seven seasons.
‘Grown Ups,’ ‘Hotel Transylvania’
Meanwhile, the comedian continued to land big-screen roles, collaborating with Adam Sandler, Kevin James, and Chris Rock on the 2010 comedy Grown Ups and the 2013 sequel Grown Ups 2. In addition, he returned to voice work as Griffin the Invisible Man in Hotel Transylvania (2012) and its two sequels.
‘Warning Shot,’ ‘Lights Out’
Spade made a rare foray into drama-thriller territory for 2018’s Warning Shot, after reprising a familiar role in Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser (2015) and reuniting with Sandler in The Do-Over (2016). Another sitcom, The Mayor, was cancelled, as was his hosting gig for Comedy Central’s Lights Out with David Spade, before he returned to the big screen in spring 2020 with the comedy The Wrong Missy.
Spade has dated a number of Hollywood actresses, including Lara Flynn Boyle, Teri Hatcher, and Heather Locklear. He had a daughter, Harper, with Playboy Playmate Jillian Grace in 2008.
Andy Spade was the brother of renowned fashion designer Kate Spade, who died in an apparent suicide in June 2018. Shortly after, the comic made a $100,000 donation to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
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