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Dave Chappelle Childhood Biography, Family, History & Facts

Dave Chappelle Full Biography
Birth Name : David Khari Webber Chappelle
Occupation : Film Actor, Comedian, Actor, Producer, Television Actor (1973–)
Birthday: August 24, 1973
Nationality: American
Famous: Recluses  Millionaires
Sun Sign: Virgo
Age: 44 Years
Born In: Washington, D.C.
Height: 1.83 M
Spouse/Ex-: Elaine Chappelle
Father: William David Chappelle III
Mother: Yvonne
Children: Ibrahim Chappelle, Sonal Chappelle, Sulayman Chappelle
Religion: Muslim

Whos is Dave Chappelle?

Dave Chappelle is a professional  American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer. His comedy focuses on racism, relationship problems, social problems, politics, current events, and pop culture.

 Dave Chappelle Net Worth

Dave Chappelle  net worth is estimated at $42 million. Chappelle , popular foe his sketch comedy television series, Chappelle’s Show is an American comedian, screenwriter, television and film producer and actor.

Dave Chappelle  net worth came from his popular sketch comedy television series, Chappelle’s Show which ran from 2003 until 2005.

Dave Chappelle  net worth started to accumulate after he began his film career in the movie Robin Hood: Men in Tights in 1993 and continued to star in minor roles in the films The Nutty Professor, Con Air, and Blue Streak.

His first lead role in a film was in Half Baked in 1998. In 2006, Universal Pictures’ genre division Rogue Pictures released the film, “Block Party All-Stars featuring Dave Chappelle”.

The film was a success, grossing a total of $11.7 million on a $3 million budget which also contributed to Dave Chappelle  net worth. In 2013, Chappelle toured the US as part of the Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival.

Dave Chappelle Childhood Biography, Family, History & Facts

Dave Chappelle Salary

Chappelle’s Show (2003) $1,000,000 approx. for season 2
Chappelle’s Show (2003) $5,000,000 per seasons 3 and 4
The Age of Spin: Dave Chappelle Live at the Hollywood Palladium (2017) $20,000,000
Deep in the Heart of Texas: Dave Chappelle Live at Austin City Limits (2017) $20,000,000
Dave Chappelle: Equanimity (2017) $20,000,000
Dave Chappelle: The Bird Revelation (2017) $20,000,000
In 2003, Dave Chappelle landed his own show on the Comedy Central cable network, entitled Chappelle’s Show. Chappelle received two Emmy Award nominations for the wildly popular and controversial show, which frequently addressed race relations and featured musical guests.
The provocative comedian not only gained the attention of popular TV personalities such as Oprah Winfrey and Inside the Actor’s Studio’s James Lipton, he was offered a massive TV deal from Comedy Central after only two seasons.
Dave Chappelle Childhood Biography, Family, History & Facts
Chappelle was reportedly offered $50 million for an additional two-year contract. Chappelle’s Show was about to begin its third season when Chappelle abruptly left during production in 2005.
Unhappy with the direction the show had taken and pressured by network executives to change the tone of the comedic series, Chappelle left the United States to visit South Africa.
Upon his return, he began living a more reclusive life, moving to Yellow Springs, Ohio, and making only a handful of public appearances. In 2006, he released the documentary Dave Chappelle’s Block Party—one of his last moments in the spotlight for several years.

The Comeback

In February 2013, to the surprise of many, Dave Chappelle made a surprise appearance at the famed New York City comedy club The Comedy Cellar. He was later joined on stage by comedian Chris Rock and the two discussed the possibility of a tour, exciting many fans.

Following the unexpected appearance, Chappelle made a more formal approach to his return to stand-up, performing several scheduled stand-up gigs throughout the South, including Atlanta, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Dave Chappelle Childhood Biography, Family, History & Facts

Chappelle also headlined the Funny or Die Tour, beginning in Austin, Texas, on August 23, 2013. He referred to his exit from Comedy Central during his set, telling the audience that “It’s easier to resign as the Pope than it is to quit a cable show,” according to Entertainment Weekly‘s Popwatch blog.

After making his return to the big screen in Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq (2015), Chappelle appeared in a series of concert specials for Netflix in 2017. Capping his comeback, he won Best Comedy Album for The Age of Spin & Deep in the Heart of Texas at the 2018 Grammy Awards.

Personal Quotes

I still think people do have racial hang-ups, but I think one of the reasons I can joke about it is people are shedding those racial hatreds.

If you’re Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, and your marriage is breaking up – that’s an awful thing. But to see that speculation in people, it’s gotta sting a little bit.

“I figured, let me just cut myself off from everybody, take a minute and pull a Flintstone, stop a speeding car by using my bare feet as brakes.” – on his abrupt departure from Chappelle’s Show (2003).

I look at it like that word, ‘nigger’, used to be a word of oppression. But that when I say it, it feels more like an act of freedom. For me to be able to say that unapologetically on television.

You can become famous but you can’t become unfamous. You can become infamous but not unfamous.

I don’t normally talk about my religion publicly because I don’t want people to associate me and my flaws with this beautiful thing. And I believe it is beautiful if you learn it the right way.

on Chappelle’s Show (2003), I have to say, it was by far the best experience I ever had working in television. When you hear me say, like, ‘I quit’ and all this stuff, I mean, that was literally just like the tension and the dramatic situation of creating something.
And the network executives have their responsibilities and I have my responsibilities, so this is a natural tension of these relationships. By far, it was better than any situation I ever had in corporate television.
Dave Chappelle and kelvin Heart
Dave Chappelle and kevin Hart on Chappelle’s Show (2003)
It was like taking somebody on a tour through a young black man’s subconscious, and I don’t think America has been there.
So in a way it was kind of like reality TV, right?
I want to tell my jokes. I want to have time with my children.
I want to entertain people. And at one point, I’ll walk away from show business. But I don’t want to walk away empty-handed.
You can get infamous but you can’t get un-famous.
on turning down a $50 million contract from Comedy Central to make a fourth season of Chappelle’s Show, jokingly about his spouse…Don’t think you can turn down a 50 million contract and your wife is going to be cool with that.
on media speculation on why he went to Africa?
Who goes from America to Africa for medical treatment? It was the most irresponsible journalism I’ve ever seen.
on Donald Trump: “He’s like a bad DJ at a good party”

Fact’s about Dave Chappelle

Often appears opposite a Saturday Night Live (1975) star: Screwed (2000) (with Norm MacDonald), Half Baked (1998) (with Jim Breuer), and Undercover Brother (2002) (with Chris Kattan).Sits in with Howard Stern when in New York.
Chappelle is one of Stern’s favorite comedians.Is currently in the beginning of talks about a movie involving his family and historical events they are fictionally involved in.
 
Turned down an offer to host the 2004 2004 MTV Video Music Awards (2004).Was in talks to play Rick James in a film about James’ life. Prior to James’ death, due to some content objections by Rick James himself, it was decided the project would not happen.
Dave Chappelle Childhood Biography, Family, History & Facts
(2004)His father taught music and voice at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio.
Grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland; Yellow Springs, Ohio; and Washington, D.C., and still lives in Yellow Springs, Ohio, with his wife and children.Is one of the few (if not only) celebrities to do advertisements for both Coca-Cola and Pepsi.Was best friends and frequent co-writers with Neal Brennan.
Their partnership ended when Chappelle abruptly left Chappelle’s Show (2003) in its third season, though as of 2011 they have since patched things up with each other personally. Is very good friends with fellow comedian Mario Cantone, who appears in the “Ask A Gay Dude” segment on Chappelle’s Show (2003).

Dave Chappelle: For What It's Worth

He has gone on Late Night with Conan O’Brien (1993) 8 times so far, more appearances than he has had on all other talk shows combined.

Due to the popularity of his show, Comedy Central’s parent company Viacom cut a $50 million deal with him that will continue the production of Chappelle’s Show (2003) for two more years and will allow him to do side projects.

#43 on Comedy Central’s 100 Greatest Standups of All Time. He is the youngest person to make the list.

Made the Forbes Celebrity 100 List with $12 million in earnings.

Dave Chappelle’s Wife Elaine, is a Filipina.

His mother has been a professor at Howard University, Wilberforce University, Central State University and University of Maryland. She is also a Unitarian Universalist minister.
He has two sons, Sulayman and Ibrahim, and a daughter, Sonal.

Was considered by Kevin Smith to play Fletch in his aborted “Fletch Won” reboot. But Miramax refused him.

His maternal grandfather was a blind Caucasian who was raised to believe that he was African-American.

Dave Chappelle Childhood Biography, Family, History & Facts

Named his production company “Pilot Boy Productions” in reference to the many failed pilots in which he starred.

Has a brother, William, and a sister, Felicia.

Met Muhammad Ali when he was three years old. A photo of their meeting is in the Bettman Archive.

His surname is pronounced “Shuh-pel”.

Living in Ohio after leaving for Africa on a spiritual retreat.

[December 2005]
Currently has his own show titled Chappelle’s Show (2003) on Comedy Central.

[January 2003]
Appeared on Actor Studio on 12th February 2006.

[February 2006]
Stan Lathan will direct and also produce.These three specials will be released simultaneously in 2017.

Two other never before seen specials are from his personal comedy vault.

These specials are the comedian’s first concert specials in twelve years.

His SNL hosting debut generated the highest ratings in three years.

Has continued to perform stand-up across the country, performing over 500 shows in the past three years.

Performed 10 sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall in 2014.

These specials will filmed also at the Hollywood Palladium.

These specials will be filmed at Austin City Limits.

Chappelle signed a deal to perform and produce and star in three specials for Netflix, worth $20 million each special.

 

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