Nominated in 1999 for an Emmy Award for his memorable role as Dennis Finch, the wise-cracking, power-hungry assistant on “Just Shoot Me,” David Spade became a household favorite during his five-year stint as a cast member of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” The comedian was also nominated for a Golden Globe in 2000, an American Comedy Award in 1999, for his work on “Just Shoot Me”. Spade’s television and film career continues to grow.
Most recently Spade was seen starring in Sony Pictures’ GROWN UP’S 2 alongside Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, and Kevin James. The film is a follow up to the 2010 hit comedy about a group of childhood friends who reunite years later. The film was released on July 12, 2013 and grossed $42 million opening weekend.
On the small screen, Spade was recently seen on the seventh and final season of the CBS comedy “Rules of Engagement.” The show was produced by Sony’s Happy Madison Productions and centered around three men, in different stages of their relationships: married, engaged and single. The half hour situational comedy stared Spade as the content bachelor and serial dater, as the comedy follows this unique friendship. The show enjoyed excellent ratings throughout all seven seasons.
Last year, Spade was heard as the voice of the ‘Griffin invisible man’ in the animated feature, HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA alongside Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Steve Buscemi, Kevin James, and Andy Samberg to name a few.
In 2010, Spade was seen on the big screen in the Happy Madison/ Sony comedy GROWN UPS alongside Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Salma Hayek, Chris Rock and Steve Buscemi. The film grossed $268 million worldwide.
Spade was also seen on “The Showbiz Show” for Comedy Central from 2005-2007. Spade created, executive produced, hosted and wrote the show along with pal Hugh Fink (former “SNL” writer). The critically acclaimed half hour comedy spoof on Hollywood, a la Spade’s famed “Saturday Night Live” sketch “Hollywood Minute,” featured Spade’s biting comedy and quick wit and he once again became a favorite among fans and industry peers.
Spade starred Sony Pictures’ box office hit BENCHWARMERS about a trio of guys who try and make up for missed opportunities in childhood by forming a three-player baseball team to compete against standard little league squads. The film which also stars Jon Heder, Adam Sandler and Rob Schneider opened at #1 in April 2006, making over 20 million in its first weekend.
In 2003, Spade starred in Paramount’s DICKIE ROBERTS: FORMER CHILD STAR, which he co-wrote with Fred Wolf. Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison production company produced the film, which enjoyed a #1 opening weekend slot at the box office. In it he plays a struggling actor who hasn’t seen the light of fame since puberty. He fixates on a movie role that will bring his career back to life, but in order to get it, he has to re-live his childhood. He proceeds to rent a family in order to learn how to be a normal kid. DICKIE ROBERTS has the same smart, dry comedy as all of Spade’s movies, but also has an incredible heartwarming effect as you watch him grow with and learn from his “rented” brother and sister.
In 2001, Spade starred in Columbia Tristar’s JOE DIRT of which he also co-wrote. In this Happy Madison production, Spade portrays ‘Joe’ a man searching for his parents who abandoned him as a baby at the Grand Canyon. JOE DIRT enjoyed enormous success at the box-office and continues to be a top selling DVD.
Spade co-starred with “SNL” alumnus Chris Farley in the films TOMMY BOY and BLACKSHEEP, and the pair won a 1996 MTV Movie Award for ‘Best On-Screen Duo’ for the former. His other feature credits include REALITY BITES, LIGHT SLEEPER, and CONEHEADS. In 1999, Spade starred the romantic comedy LOST & FOUND, for which he also co-wrote the screenplay.
In addition to “SNL,” Spade has guest-starred on the critically acclaimed “The Larry Sanders Show” and appeared in HBO’s “13th Annual Young Comedians Special.” In 1999 he headlined his own HBO special, “David Spade: Take the Hit.”
Born in Birmingham, Michigan, and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, Spade began his career by performing stand-up comedy in clubs, theaters and colleges across the country. He made his television debut on “SNL: and was soon named the Hot Stand-UpComedian of the Year by Rolling Stone magazine. Some of Spade’s memorable characters on ‘SNL,” where he served as both a writer and a performer, included the sarcastic “Hollywood Minute” reporter on “Weekend Update” and he also started the catch phrases “And you are…?” and “Buh-Bye!”.
Kevin Farley has truly established himself as a comedic presence both on the big screen and television.
Farley grew up in Madison, WI, as the fourth child of five children and he attended Marquette University where he earned a business degree. Farley then went to work for his father’s business, but eventually moved to Chicago and studied at the famed Second City and continues to be active as a key alumnus. Then it didn’t take long for him to establish himself as a comedic presence both on the big screen and television in Los Angeles.
He immediately began working with Adam Sandler in The Waterboy and also starred in the comedic films Black Sheep and Beverly Hills Ninja. Then Farley landed a starring role as “Doug Linus” on MTV’s sitcom 2gether where he was met with rave reviews. Farley has also been seen in numerous hit TV series such as That '70s Show, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Joey, Just Shoot Me, Curb Your Enthusiasm, United States of Tara, True Jackson, VP and many more.
In the feature film An American Carol (Directed by David Zucker) Farley’s lead character is a spoof on director Michael Moore as the storyline moves into a satirical look at Hollywood and America’s politically correct culture. He is visited by three spirits who take him on a hilarious journey in an attempt to show him the true meaning of America. The supporting cast included Kelsey Grammer, Jon Voight, Leslie Nielsen and the late Dennis Hopper.
Farley moved behind the camera as co-writer and co-director of Hollywood & Wine, which takes an irreverent look at an actress struggling because she’s a dead ringer for a tabloid train wreck-type actress. Alongside Kevin Farley and co-writer John Farley this hilarious film stars a unique cast of comedians, (SNL alum) Chris Kattan, David Spade, Norm MacDonald, Horatio Sanz, Chris Parnell as well as Nicky Whelan, Chazz Palminteri, and Vivica Fox.
Next up for Farley is the feature film White Knight (released January 2011). Farley stars alongside Tom Sizemore and Stacy Keach. It’s about a Texas Ku Klux Klan member confronts everything he's been taught to hate when he's sentenced to three years of hard labor on a prison work farm. An unconventional love story develops that opens their eyes to the possibility of a different life. And a man who was a born and bred racist finds himself heading down a completely different path to salvation.
White Knight Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyqIroSjpBY
Listen in on iTunes Radio to the Farley Bros Radio show as Kevin and John (along with traffic cop comedienne Carissa Kosta) spin hilarious takes on life, love, family and more. Drawing on their long history in Improv comedy, the gang riffs on news-of-the-weird stories from all corners of the planet and their very own wild experiences in and out of the entertainment galaxy. From Madison to Hollywood and all points in between, it's a free-flowing conversation undeniably
BOBBY MIYAMOTO BIO Bobby Miyamoto has made appearances on Comedy Central, CBS’s "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" and "Comics Unleashed." He has also been featured on the Animal Planet, TBS and TruTv. Bobby grew up in Boise, Idaho. He began his career writing comedy for Premiere Radio Networks where he wrote comedy for radio stations all around the country. Now he performs at clubs and colleges for all types of crowds, mainly drunk ones.
Other TV appearances include ImaginAsian’s “Comedy Zen,” AZN”s “Asia Street Comedy, NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and “Red Eye.” He also performed internationally on the popular Dutch stand-up TV show “The Comedy Factory.”