Comedy actor and writer
Comedic actor Chevy Chase was born October 8, 1943, in New York City. In his twenties, he wrote for the Smothers Brothers and National Lampoon. Though hired as a writer for Saturday Night Live in 1975, he soon began appearing in front of the camera. He starred in Caddyshack in 1980, National Lampoon’s Vacation in 1983, and Fletch in 1985. In recent years, Chase has chosen to work in family films, such as Man of the House and Snow Day. Chase has also made several television cameos. In 2006, he guest-starred in Law & Order, and in Brothers & Sisters.
Chase is an active environmentalist and charity fundraiser. He campaigned and raised money for Bill Clinton in the 1990’s and John Kerry in the 2004 Presidential Election.
Chase co-hosted a 2008 Democratic National Convention Panel with The Common Good and Rick Hernandez.