Who is Chevy Chase and what is his net worth 2018? Chevy Chase is a comedian and actor who have appeared in many films and televisions. Before starting his acting career, Chase has done a variety of jobs. He made his debut by appearing in the short film ‘Walk… Don’t Walk’ in 1968. His lead in a film was in the 1978 movie ‘Foul Play’. He has appeared in a number of films like Fletch, Fletch Lives, Hot Tub Time Machine, Orange County, Memoirs of an Invisible Man, Spies Like Us, Caddyshack, and National Lampoon’s Vacation. Chase has hosted the Academy Awards in 1987 and 1988.
Cornelius Crane “Chevy” Chase was born on October 8, 1943, in Lower Manhattan, New York. He is the son of Edward Tinsley “Ned” Chase and Cathalene Parker. His father was a magazine writer and book editor in Manhattan, and his mother was a librettist and concert pianist. He grew up in Woodstock, New York. He is the fourteenth generation New Yorker and at an early age was recorded in the Social Register. Chase attended Riverdale Country School in Riverdale, New York.
He graduated from Stockbridge School in Massachusetts. He then went to Haverford College and later attended Bard College located in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. He earned his bachelor’s degree in English in 1967. When in college, he used to play drums with the band called ‘The Leather Canary’.
He also played drums for the band ‘Chamaeleon Church’. Following this, he had many odd jobs like fruit picker, busboy, theater usher, audio engineer, waiter, construction worker, truck driver, cab driver, wine store salesman, motorcycle messenger, and produce manager of a supermarket.
In 1973, Chevy Chase was married to Suzanne Chase. The couple separated in 1976. He was married to Jacqueline Carlin from 1976 to 1980. In 1982, he married Jayni Luke. The couple has three daughters named Emily, Caley, and Cydney.
In 1970, Chevy Chase wrote a spoof about Mission: Impossible on MAD magazine. He also became a writer for the TV show ‘Smothers Brothers’. He was then selected to be a cast of the radio show ‘The National Lampoon Radio Hour. He then appeared on ‘The Groove Tube’. In October 1975, Chase became a part of ‘Saturday Night Live’.
Some of his earliest films include Tunnel Vision, Foul Play, Oh! Heavenly Dog, and National Lampoon’s Animal House. In 1980, he appeared in the comedy film ‘Caddyshack’. Chase then appeared in the 1983 film ‘National Lampoon’s Vacation’. He was at the peak of his career in the late 80s. He then went to appear in other National Lampoon’s film series.
In the 1990s, he was seen in the films Memoirs of an Invisible Man, Nothing but Trouble, Vegas Vacation, and Cops & Robbersons. He also hosted ‘The Chevy Chase show’ on FOX in 1993. In 2009, he was seen as a cast of ‘Community’.
Chevy Chase has won the TV Guide Award for Favorite Ensemble for ‘Community’. He has won two Emmy Awards and has won the 1975 Writers Guild of America Awards. In 1992, he was nominated for the Saturn Award for his role in the film ‘Memoirs of an Invisible Man’. In 1978, he received two Golden Globe nominations for ‘Foul Play’.
Chevy Chase Net Worth
Chevy Chase was the writer of ‘The National Lampoon Radio Hour’ in 1973 and 1974. Following that, he has successfully appeared in many films and television shows. Chevy Chase’s net worth is an estimated $55 million. He has appeared in various television shows including ‘Brothers & Sisters’, ‘Chuck’, ‘Freedom: A History of US’, ‘The Smothers Brothers Show’, ‘Law & Order’, and ‘Family Guy’. He was also the writer and producer of his own show ‘The Chevy Chase Show’.
In 2006, Chase lent his voice as “Train” in the film ‘Doogal’. He has also appeared in the documentaries ‘A Century of Cinema’ and ‘Bitter Jester’. Chase has appeared in many other television films and TV specials. He has also appeared in commercials for Cola Turka, Aflac, Chase Manhattan Bank, T-Mobile, Doritos, History Channel, Dollar Rent-a-Car, and AAMI Insurance.
Chevy Chase is a liberal. He is an environmentalist and charity fundraiser. He has raised money for Bill Clinton and John Kerry in their presidential campaigns. He was addicted to painkillers and was hospitalised in 1986.