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Chevy Chase

Updated on February 21, 2015

Chevy Chase

Chevy Chase is often mentioned as one of the most likable comedic personalities of his generation, Though the popularity he achieved following just one season on Saturday Night Live never translated into a long list of film megahits, Chevy Chase has enjoyed a solid film career, forging some hilarious and memorable movie characters and moments.

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Chevy's Biography

Cornelius Crane "Chevy" Chase (born October 8, 1943) is an American Emmy Award-winning comedian, writer, television and film actor. Born into a prominent family, Chase became a sensation as a cast member in the inaugural season of Saturday Night Live. He also hosted the Academy Awards twice (1987 and 1988) and briefly had his own late-night talk show, The Chevy Chase Show. He is also known for his portrayal of the character....(read more)

"Vacation" Series

National Lampoons Vacation is a 1983 comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and starring Chevy Chase, Beverly DAngelo, Randy Quaid, Dana Barron and Anthony Michael Hall. The film features numerous others, such as comedians John Candy and Imogene Coca, supermodel Christie Brinkley and future 30 Rock regular Jane Krakowski, in smaller roles.

The screenplay was written by John Hughes, based on his short story in National Lampoon magazine, "Vacation '58" (the screenplay changes the year to 1983). The original story is (reportedly) a fictionalized account of his own family's ill-fated trip to Disneyland (changed to "Walley World" for the film) when Hughes was a boy. The success of the movie helped launch his screenwriting....(read more)

Chevy Chase Poll

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Chevy Chase Quote

"I tell the person I won't take a picture or sign the autograph, but I will shake their hand. That kind of personal touch is all they're really seeking".-Chevy Chase

Chase Filmography

Walk...Don't Walk (1968) (short story)

The Groove Tube (1974)

Tunnel Vision (1976)

Foul Play (1978)

Oh Heavenly Dog (1980)

Caddyshack (1980)

Seems Like Old Times (1980)

Under the Rainbow (1981)

Modern Problems (1981)

National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)

Deal of the Century (1983)

Fletch (1985)

National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985)

Spies Like Us (1985)

¡Three Amigos! (1986)

The Couch Trip (1988)

Funny Farm (1988)

Caddyshack II (1988)

Fletch Lives (1989)

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)

Nothing But Trouble (1991)

Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992)

Hero (1992)

Last Action Hero (1993) (cameo)

A Century of Cinema (1994) (documentary)

Cops and Robbersons (1994)

Man of the House (1995)

Vegas Vacation (1997)

Dirty Work (1998)

Snow Day (2000)

Vacuums (2002)

Orange County (2002)

Bad Meat (2003)

Bitter Jester (2003) (documentary)

Rent-a-Husband (2004)

Ellie Parker (2005)

Funny Money (2006)

Doogal (2006)

Goose on the Loose (2006)

Zoom (2006)

Jack and the Beanstalk (2008)

Stay Cool (2009)

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      7 years ago

      Chevy Chase is by far one of my favorite comedic actors. He is wonderful.

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      8 years ago

      Fletch is my favorite, with Caddyshack a close second. I also remember watching "Foul Play" on HBO as a kid. The albino man always scared me!

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      8 years ago

      Chevy Chase is great, I remember him from Saturday Night Live and I always love his movies.

      Nice lens,


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      9 years ago

      I remember when Chevy Chase appeared on Saturday Night Live. Man, those were the good days for that show!

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      9 years ago

      Some of the silliest, self-consciously embarassing scenes ever--hilarious. Thanks for the memories!

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      10 years ago

      Great lens! I do enjoy Chevy Chase



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      10 years ago

      I always laugh at Chevy! Great Lens and welcome to the SquidWho Comedians Group - Kathy

    • triathlontraini1 profile image


      10 years ago

      I've always enjoyed Chevy Chase's movies and skits. Great lens!


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