Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Every Disney Hero Has a Voice Emperor Kuzco


Every Disney Hero Has a Voice
The Emperor’s New Groove
Emperor Kuzco
David Wayne Spade
July 22nd, 1964
 
David Wayne Spade (born July 22, 1964) is an American actor, comedian, and television personality. He first became famous in the 1990s as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, and from 1997 until 2003 when he starred as Dennis Finch on Just Shoot Me!. He also starred as C.J. Barnes, along with Katey Sagal, James Garner and Kaley Cuoco on 8 Simple Rules.
He currently stars as Russell Dunbar on the CBS sitcom Rules of Engagement. He is also working with TBS on an animated series based on his film Joe Dirt.

 Early life

Spade was born in Birmingham, Michigan, the son of Judith M, a writer and magazine editor, and Wayne M. Spade, a sales representative. His brothers are Bryan and Andy Spade; Andy Spade is the husband of designer Kate Spade and CEO of Kate Spade New York.
Spade attended Scottsdale Community College and briefly went on to Arizona State University, where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Spade performed standup at the university's long-running sketch comedy show, Farce Side Comedy Hour, on numerous occasions. In the mid-80s he also did standup in the Monday night comedy show at Greasy Tony's Pizza in Tempe, Arizona. Before finding success as a comedian, Spade made money by working as a busboy, a valet parker, a skee ball championship competitor and a shop employee.

Career

With the help of friend and fellow comedian Dennis Miller, he joined Saturday Night Live in 1990 as a regular cast member and writer. Here, he made popular his well-known sarcastic, smart aleck characters in a number of sketches, some of which include: a flight attendant who bids a perceived-as-unpleasant "Buh-Bye" to each passenger upon disembarking; a receptionist for Dick Clark who, as a matter of policy, asks people indiscriminately "And you are?"; and the sarcastic "Hollywood Minute" reporter who communicates with celebrities by means of one-liners. Other characters include Christy Henderson from the Gap Girls, and Karl from the Karl's Video sketches. He has also done impressions of famous celebrities, such as Brad Pitt and Michael J. Fox. According to interviews with Spade, most of the material that he wrote early on was given to Dana Carvey to perform on the show. Due to his relatively low work rate, he was in danger of being fired as a performer, until the Hollywood Minute segment secured his position.
Though most of the cast left in 1995, Spade stayed on the following year to help in the transition with the new cast. He then quit in 1996, citing "burnout" as the reason. Said Spade, "When I leave, it will be to ease the pressure, not to be a movie star. You can't stay there forever – it kills you inside. It ages you in dog years. It's a tough place." He returned to host an episode in 1998 and another in 2005. He recently also voiced a chihuahua in an animated short, written by Fred Wolf, in 2010.
Spade's attempt at a film career met with success. Movies such as Joe Dirt and Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star were not very successful critically, although both made back their budget and were well received by the audience. (They were both written by Spade with Fred Wolf.) He worked with fellow Saturday Night Live cast member and friend Chris Farley in the movies Tommy Boy and Black Sheep. The two were planning a third movie together when Farley died of a drug overdose at the age of 33.
Although he received several offers to star in his own TV shows, he turned them down and joined the ensemble cast of Steven Levitan's office sitcom Just Shoot Me!, which ran for seven seasons from 1997 to 2003. He played to type as sarcastic receptionist Dennis Finch, which earned him an Emmy nomination and two Golden Globe nominations.
Spade hosted both the Teen Choice Awards and SpikeTV's Video Game Awards in 2003. He voiced characters on several episodes of Beavis and Butt-head, and produced his own TV series Sammy in 2000. From 2002 to 2006, Spade regularly appeared in commercials for Capital One with Nate Torrence, where he plays the employee of a fictional rival company whose policy toward honoring credit card rewards (and just about everything else) is "always no." In 2004 he joined the cast of 8 Simple Rules, following the death of the sitcom's star, John Ritter.
On September 5, 2003, Spade received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His star is located at 7018 Hollywood Blvd. He was the host of the Comedy Central show, The Showbiz Show with David Spade, which began in September 2005. On the show, Spade made fun of Hollywood and celebrities in a manner similar to his old "Hollywood Minute" segment on SNL. The Showbiz Show with David Spade was canceled in October 2007 after three seasons.
Along with actors Elijah Wood and Gary Oldman, Spade is one of the voice talents for The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning, the sixth installment of the platform game series Spyro the Dragon. He provides the voice for Spyro's dragonfly companion, Sparx.
Currently, he stars as Russell Dunbar in the CBS comedy, Rules of Engagement.

Personal life

Spade has one daughter with Playboy Playmate Jillian Grace. Spade confirmed his paternity on September 3, 2008.
Spade is very sensitive to light. The combination of bright lights on-set and working under sunlight while filming Black Sheep caused permanent damage to his eyes. On his condition: "I have to wear a hat even indoors and flashes in particular freak me out. I even have to make them turn down the lights in the make-up trailers. I've become such a pain in the butt with this light-sensitive thing, it's a wonder they don't just shoot me!"
In December 2008, Spade donated $100,000 to the police department in his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona, as part of a program designed to provide patrol officers with rifles. Spade's contribution will buy 50 AR-15 semi-automatic rifles for Phoenix police officers.

Filmography

Film

Film
Year
Title
Role
Notes/Award
1987
Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol
Kyle
1992
Light Sleeper
Theological Cokehead
1993
Coneheads
Eli Turnbull
1994
Reality Bites
The "Wienerschnitzel" Manager
1994
PCU
Rand McPherson
1995
Tommy Boy
Richard Hayden
MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo
1996
Black Sheep
Steven "Steve" Dodds
1996
Very Brady Sequel, AA Very Brady Sequel
Sergio
1996
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America
Voice
1997
8 Heads in a Duffel Bag
Ernest "Ernie" Lipscomb
1998
Senseless
Scott Thorpe
1998
Rugrats Movie, TheThe Rugrats Movie
Ranger Frank "Franklin"
voice role
1998
Jerome
Executive Producer
1999
Lost & Found
Dylan Ramsey
2000
Loser
The Video Store Clerk
2000
Emperor's New Groove, TheThe Emperor's New Groove
Emperor Kuzco / Llama Kuzco (voice)
Nominated - Kid's Choice Award
2001
Joe Dirt
Joseph "Joe" Dirt
2003
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star
Dickie Roberts
2005
Racing Stripes
Scuzz
voice role
2005
Lil' Pimp
Principal Nixon
2005
Kronk's New Groove
Emperor Kuzco
voice role
2006
Grandma's Boy
Shilo
2006
Benchwarmers, TheThe Benchwarmers
Richie Goodman
Nominated - Teen Choice Award for Best Choice Chemistry
2010
Grown Ups
Marcus Higgins
2011
Jack & Jill
Monica
Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actress
2012
Hotel Transylvania
Griffin the Invisible Man
voice role
2013
Grown Ups 2
Marcus Higgins
Filming

Television

Year
Title
Role
Other notes
1988
Facts of Life, TheThe Facts of Life
Scott
Season 9, Episode 22: "Big Apple Blues"
1989
Baywatch
B.J.
Season 1, Episode 3: "Second Wave"
1990
ALF
Larry Slotkin
Season 4, Episode 14: "Make 'em Laugh"
1990
Monsters
Teddy
Season 3, Episode 7: "Small Blessings"
1990
Born to Be Mild
Stage Assistant
uncredited; cameo
1990
Saturday Night Live
Various
writer and cast member from 1990–1996
Emmy Awards (nominated-3)
Hosted episodes in 1998 and 2005.
1992
Larry Sanders Show, TheThe Larry Sanders Show
Himself
Season 1, Episode 2: "The Promise"
1994
Beavis and Butt-Head
Mr. Manners/Mr. Candy/Ticket Attendant
voice role; uncredited; cast member from 1994–1997
1997–2003
Just Shoot Me!
Dennis Finch
American Comedy Awards (nominated-1)
Emmy Awards (nominated-1)
Golden Globe Awards (nominated-2)
TV Land Awards (nominated-1)
1998
David Spade: Take the Hit
Himself
Stand up comedy special
2000
Sammy
Sammy Blake/James Blake
voice role; canceled after 2 episodes
2002
Greg The Bunny
Himself
cameo
2004
Father of the Pride
Tommy the Coyote
voice role
2004
8 Simple Rules
C.J. Barnes
cast member from 2003–2005
2005
Showbiz Show with David Spade, TheThe Showbiz Show with David Spade
Himself
2007–present
Rules of Engagement
Russell Dunbar
Teen Choice Awards (nominated-1)
2012
Hot in Cleveland
Christopher
Episode 3.24: "Blow Outs"

Music videos

Year
Title
Performer
Notes
1993
"Buddy"
Adam Sandler

Video games

Year
Title
Character
Notes
2006
The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning
Sparx


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