Chevy Chase

Cornelius Crane "Chevy" Chase (born October 8, 1943) is an American comedian, writer, and television and film actor, born into a prominent entertainment industry family. Chase worked a plethora of odd jobs before moving into comedy acting with National Lampoon. He quickly became a key cast member in the inaugural season of Saturday Night Live, where his Weekend Update skit soon became a staple of the show. As both a performer and writer, he earned three Primetime Emmy Awards out of five nominations. Chase is also well-known for his portrayal of the character Clark Griswold in four National Lampoon's Vacation films, and for his roles in other successful comedies such as Caddyshack (1980), Fletch (1985), and ¡Three Amigos! (1986). He has hosted the Academy Awards twice (1987 and 1988) and briefly had his own late-night talk show, The Chevy Chase Show. He played the character Pierce Hawthorne on the NBC comedy series Community from 2009 to 2014.

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¡Three Amigos! (1986)

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Three unemployed actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to replay their bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is the real thing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Chevy Chase  •  Steve Martin  •  Martin Short  •  Patrice Martinez

Three unemployed actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to replay their bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is the real thing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Chevy Chase  •  Steve Martin  •  Martin Short  •  Patrice Martinez

Caddyshack (1980)

At an exclusive country club, an ambitious young caddy, Danny Noonan, eagerly pursues a caddy scholarship in hopes of attending college and, in turn, avoiding a job at the lumber yard. In order to succeed, he must first win the favour of the elitist Judge Smails, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold Ramis
CAST:  Chevy Chase  •  Rodney Dangerfield  •  Bill Murray  •  Ted Knight

At an exclusive country club, an ambitious young caddy, Danny Noonan, eagerly pursues a caddy scholarship in hopes of attending college and, in turn, avoiding a job at the lumber yard. In order to succeed, he must first win the favour of the elitist Judge Smails, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold Ramis
CAST:  Chevy Chase  •  Rodney Dangerfield  •  Bill Murray  •  Ted Knight

Caddyshack II (1988)

When a crass new-money tycoon's membership application is turned down at a snooty country club, he retaliates by buying the club and turning it into a tacky amusement park.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Allan Arkush
CAST:  Jackie Mason  •  Robert Stack  •  Dyan Cannon  •  Chevy Chase

When a crass new-money tycoon's membership application is turned down at a snooty country club, he retaliates by buying the club and turning it into a tacky amusement park.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Allan Arkush
CAST:  Jackie Mason  •  Robert Stack  •  Dyan Cannon  •  Chevy Chase

Cops & Robbersons (1994)

Hard-as-nails cop, Jake Stone moves in with the Robbersons so he can watch a hitman who has moved in next door. The Hitman is one thing—but can you survive the Robberson family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Ritchie
CAST:  Chevy Chase  •  Jack Palance  •  Dianne Wiest  •  Robert Davi

Hard-as-nails cop, Jake Stone moves in with the Robbersons so he can watch a hitman who has moved in next door. The Hitman is one thing—but can you survive the Robberson family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Ritchie
CAST:  Chevy Chase  •  Jack Palance  •  Dianne Wiest  •  Robert Davi

Fletch (1985)

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When investigative reporter Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher goes undercover to write a piece on the drug trade at a local beach, he's approached by wealthy businessman Alan Stanwyk, who offers him $50,000 to murder him. With sarcastic wit and a knack for disguises, Fletch ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Ritchie
CAST:  Chevy Chase  •  Joe Don Baker  •  Dana Wheeler-Nicholson  •  Richard Libertini

When investigative reporter Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher goes undercover to write a piece on the drug trade at a local beach, he's approached by wealthy businessman Alan Stanwyk, who offers him $50,000 to murder him. With sarcastic wit and a knack for disguises, Fletch ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Ritchie
CAST:  Chevy Chase  •  Joe Don Baker  •  Dana Wheeler-Nicholson  •  Richard Libertini

L.A. Story (1991)

With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a "wacky weatherman" tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange world of early-90s Los Angeles.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Sarah Jessica Parker  •  Victoria Tennant  •  Richard E. Grant

With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a "wacky weatherman" tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange world of early-90s Los Angeles.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Sarah Jessica Parker  •  Victoria Tennant  •  Richard E. Grant

Last Action Hero (1993)

Danny is obsessed with a fictional movie character action hero Jack Slater. When a magical ticket transports him into Jack's latest adventure, Danny finds himself in a world where movie magic and reality collide. Now it's up to Danny to save the life of his hero ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John McTiernan
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Austin O'Brien  •  Charles Dance  •  F. Murray Abraham

Danny is obsessed with a fictional movie character action hero Jack Slater. When a magical ticket transports him into Jack's latest adventure, Danny finds himself in a world where movie magic and reality collide. Now it's up to Danny to save the life of his hero ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John McTiernan
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Austin O'Brien  •  Charles Dance  •  F. Murray Abraham

Modern Problems (1981)

Jealous, harried air traffic controller Max Fielder, recently dumped by his girlfriend, comes into contact with nuclear waste and is granted the power of telekinesis, which he uses to not only win her back, but to gain a little revenge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Shapiro
CAST:  Chevy Chase  •  Patti D'Arbanville  •  Dabney Coleman  •  Mary Kay Place

Jealous, harried air traffic controller Max Fielder, recently dumped by his girlfriend, comes into contact with nuclear waste and is granted the power of telekinesis, which he uses to not only win her back, but to gain a little revenge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Shapiro
CAST:  Chevy Chase  •  Patti D'Arbanville  •  Dabney Coleman  •  Mary Kay Place

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)

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It's Christmastime, and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration. But things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen, and their two kids. Clark's continual bad luck is worsened by his obnoxious family guests, but he manages to keep going, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeremiah S. Chechik
CAST:  Chevy Chase  •  Beverly D'Angelo  •  Juliette Lewis  •  Johnny Galecki

It's Christmastime, and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration. But things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen, and their two kids. Clark's continual bad luck is worsened by his obnoxious family guests, but he manages to keep going, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeremiah S. Chechik
CAST:  Chevy Chase  •  Beverly D'Angelo  •  Juliette Lewis  •  Johnny Galecki

National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)

Clark Griswold is on a quest to take his family on a quest to Walley World theme park for a vacation, but things don't go exactly as planned.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold Ramis
CAST:  Chevy Chase  •  Beverly D'Angelo  •  Imogene Coca  •  Randy Quaid

Clark Griswold is on a quest to take his family on a quest to Walley World theme park for a vacation, but things don't go exactly as planned.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold Ramis
CAST:  Chevy Chase  •  Beverly D'Angelo  •  Imogene Coca  •  Randy Quaid

Nothing but Trouble (1991)

While attempting to seduce gorgeous lawyer Diane Lightson, wealthy gadabout Chris Thorne agrees to drive her to Atlantic City, N.J. But, when some reckless driving draws the attention of a deeply critical cop, they and the flamboyant "Brazillionaires" who tagged ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Aykroyd
CAST:  Chevy Chase  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  John Candy  •  Demi Moore

While attempting to seduce gorgeous lawyer Diane Lightson, wealthy gadabout Chris Thorne agrees to drive her to Atlantic City, N.J. But, when some reckless driving draws the attention of a deeply critical cop, they and the flamboyant "Brazillionaires" who tagged ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Aykroyd
CAST:  Chevy Chase  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  John Candy  •  Demi Moore

Orange County (2002)

Shaun Brumder is a local surfer kid from Orange County who dreams of going to Stanford to become a writer and to get away from his dysfunctional family household. Except Shaun runs into one complication after another, starting when his application is rejected after ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jake Kasdan
CAST:  Colin Hanks  •  Jack Black  •  Schuyler Fisk  •  Bret Harrison

Shaun Brumder is a local surfer kid from Orange County who dreams of going to Stanford to become a writer and to get away from his dysfunctional family household. Except Shaun runs into one complication after another, starting when his application is rejected after ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jake Kasdan
CAST:  Colin Hanks  •  Jack Black  •  Schuyler Fisk  •  Bret Harrison

Follow That Bird (1985)

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Big Bird is sent to live far from Sesame Street by a pesky social worker. Unhappy, Big Bird runs away from his foster home, prompting the rest of the Sesame Street gang to go on a cross-country journey to find him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis
CAST:  Waylon Jennings  •  Sandra Bernhard  •  John Candy  •  Caroll Spinney

Big Bird is sent to live far from Sesame Street by a pesky social worker. Unhappy, Big Bird runs away from his foster home, prompting the rest of the Sesame Street gang to go on a cross-country journey to find him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis
CAST:  Waylon Jennings  •  Sandra Bernhard  •  John Candy  •  Caroll Spinney

Spies Like Us (1985)

Two bumbling government employees think they are U.S. spies, only to discover that they are actually decoys for nuclear war.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Chevy Chase  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Steve Forrest  •  Donna Dixon

Two bumbling government employees think they are U.S. spies, only to discover that they are actually decoys for nuclear war.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Chevy Chase  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Steve Forrest  •  Donna Dixon

Tunnel Vision (1976)

A committee investigating TV's first uncensored network examines a typical day's programming, which includes shows, commercials, news programs, you name it. What they discover will surely crack you up! This outrageous and irreverent spoof of television launched the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neal Israel  •  Bradley R. Swirnoff
CAST:  Phil Proctor  •  Howard Hesseman  •  Dan Barrows  •  Stephen Feinberg

A committee investigating TV's first uncensored network examines a typical day's programming, which includes shows, commercials, news programs, you name it. What they discover will surely crack you up! This outrageous and irreverent spoof of television launched the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neal Israel  •  Bradley R. Swirnoff
CAST:  Phil Proctor  •  Howard Hesseman  •  Dan Barrows  •  Stephen Feinberg

Vegas Vacation (1997)

The Griswold family hits the road again for a typically ill-fated vacation, this time to the glitzy mecca of slots and showgirls—Las Vegas.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Kessler
CAST:  Chevy Chase  •  Beverly D'Angelo  •  Randy Quaid  •  Ethan Embry

The Griswold family hits the road again for a typically ill-fated vacation, this time to the glitzy mecca of slots and showgirls—Las Vegas.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Kessler
CAST:  Chevy Chase  •  Beverly D'Angelo  •  Randy Quaid  •  Ethan Embry

Zoom (2006)

Jack Shepard is an out-of-shape auto shop owner, far removed from the man who once protected the world's freedom. Reluctantly called back into action by the government, Jack is tasked with turning a ragtag group of kids with special powers into a new generation of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hewitt
CAST:  Tim Allen  •  Courteney Cox  •  Chevy Chase  •  Spencer Breslin

Jack Shepard is an out-of-shape auto shop owner, far removed from the man who once protected the world's freedom. Reluctantly called back into action by the government, Jack is tasked with turning a ragtag group of kids with special powers into a new generation of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hewitt
CAST:  Tim Allen  •  Courteney Cox  •  Chevy Chase  •  Spencer Breslin

Dirty Work (1998)

Unemployed and recently dumped, Mitch and his buddy Sam start a revenge-for-hire business to raise the $50,000 that Sam's father needs to get a heart transplant. The dirty duo brings down a movie theater manager and hires hookers to pose as dead bodies during a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Saget
CAST:  Norm Macdonald  •  Artie Lange  •  Jack Warden  •  Traylor Howard

Unemployed and recently dumped, Mitch and his buddy Sam start a revenge-for-hire business to raise the $50,000 that Sam's father needs to get a heart transplant. The dirty duo brings down a movie theater manager and hires hookers to pose as dead bodies during a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Saget
CAST:  Norm Macdonald  •  Artie Lange  •  Jack Warden  •  Traylor Howard

Foul Play (1978)

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A shy San Francisco librarian and a bumbling cop fall in love as they solve a crime involving albinos, dwarves, and the Catholic Church.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Colin Higgins
CAST:  Goldie Hawn  •  Chevy Chase  •  Burgess Meredith  •  Eugene Roche

A shy San Francisco librarian and a bumbling cop fall in love as they solve a crime involving albinos, dwarves, and the Catholic Church.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Colin Higgins
CAST:  Goldie Hawn  •  Chevy Chase  •  Burgess Meredith  •  Eugene Roche

Hero (1992)

Bernie Laplante is having a rough time. He's divorced, his ex-wife hates him and has custody of their son, the cops are setting a trap for him, then to top it all, he loses a shoe whilst rescuing passengers of a crashed jet. Being a thief who is down on his luck, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Geena Davis  •  Andy García  •  Joan Cusack

Bernie Laplante is having a rough time. He's divorced, his ex-wife hates him and has custody of their son, the cops are setting a trap for him, then to top it all, he loses a shoe whilst rescuing passengers of a crashed jet. Being a thief who is down on his luck, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Geena Davis  •  Andy García  •  Joan Cusack
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