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Who is Dave Chappelle?

David Khari Webber Chappelle is an American Stand Up Comedian and Actor. He is a sketch series named Chapelle’s Show which ran through 2003-2006. He was called the “comic genius of America” by Esquire. He is ranked no. 9 in the “50 Best Stand Up Comics of All Time”

Dave Chappelle Biography, Wikipedia

Chappelle was born on 24th August, 1973 in Washington, D. C. He grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland. As his parents were politically active, political figures frequently visited his family house, including Pete Seeger and Johnny Hartman.

It was Hartman who predicted that Chappelle would be a comedian and it was around this time that he was interested in comedy and was inspired by Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor. His parents separated, after which he stayed with his mother in Washington, while spending his summers in with his father in Ohio.

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Dave Chappelle Family

Chappelle’s father William David Chappelle III was a vocal performance professor and dean at Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio. His mother Yvonne Seon (now Reed) worked for the Congolese Prime Minister and was also a professor and university administrator in several institutions like Wright State University and Prince George’s Community College. Chapelle also has a stepmother and stepbrother after his father remarried. He has a two siblings named William S. Chappelle and Felicia Chappelle Jones.

Chappelle got married in 2001 to Elaine Mendonza Erfe. They have two sons together, Sulayman and Ibrahim and a daughter Sana. They all live together in a 65-acre farm near Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Dave Chappelle Education

Chappelle attended Woodlin Elementary School in Silver Spring, Maryland. He worked as an usher in Ford’s Theatre during high school. He graduated in Theatre Arts from Duke Ellington School of the Arts in 1991.

Dave Chappelle Biography, Age, Family, Education, Personal Details

Real NameDavid Khari Webber Chappelle
NicknameDave
ProfessionStand Up Comedian
Marital StatusMarried
Wife’s NameElaine Mendonza Erfe
Children’s NameSulayman, Ibrahim and Sana
Physical Status 
Age48 years
Height (Approx.)1.83 m
Weight (Approx.)Not Known
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourNot Known
Personal Information 
Date of Birth24th August, 1973
BirthplaceWashington, D. C.
NationalityAmerican
School NameWoodlin Elementary School
College NameDuke Ellington School of the Arts
QualificationsGraduation
Family Background 
Father’s NameWilliam David Chappelle III
Mother’s NameYvonne Seon (now Reed)
Siblings NameWilliam S. Chappelle and Felicia Chappelle Jones
Career 
Source of IncomeStand Up Comedy
Net Worth$ 60 million

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Dave Chappelle Career, Movies and Awards

Chappelle decided to pursue a career as a comedian and moved to New York City. He appeared in Russell Simmons’ “Def Comedy Jam” on HBO for which he gained critical and popular acclaim in 1992. He became a regular guest on television shows like Politically Incorrect, Late Show with David Letterman, The Howard Stern Show and Late Night with Conan O’Brien.

In 2000, he recorded “Dave Chappelle: Killin’ Them Softly”, his first hour-long HBO special. He debuted his own sketch comedy show called “Chappelle’s Show” aired on Comedy Central. In June 2014, Chappelle made a appearance in New York City after eleven years of break. He performed ten nights at Radio City Music Hall. Netflix released three new stand up comedy specials of Chappelle in 2017, which was a success and became the most viewed comedy special in Netflix history.

Chappelle received many awards and nominations throughout his career. He has won three consecutive Grammy Awards for Best Comedy Album. He also has received five Primetime Emmy Awards and one Screen Actors Guild Award for his stint in “A Star Is Born”. In 2017, February 3rd was declared as “Dave Chappelle Day” by the South Carolina Mayor Steve Benjamin. He has also received awards like Mark Twain Prize for American Humor and Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded).

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Dave Chappelle Movies

YearTitleRole
1993Robin Hood: Men in Tights
Undercover Blues
Ahchoo
Ozzie
1994Getting InRon
1996The Nutty Professor
Joe’s Apartment
Reggie Warrington
Cockroach (voice)
1997Con Air
The Real Blonde
Damn Whitey
Bowl of Pork
Pinball
Zee
Dave
Black Forrest Gump
1998Half Baked
Woo
You’ve Got Mail
Thurgood Jenkins / Sir Smoke-a-Lot
Lenny
Kevin Jackson
1999200 Cigarettes
Blue Streak
Disco Cabbie
Tulley
2000ScrewedRusty P. Hayes
2002Undercover BrotherConspiracy Brother
2006Dave Chappelle’s Block PartyHimself
2015Chi-RaqMorris
2018A Star Is BornNoodles
2021The One and Only Dick Gregory
Dave Chappelle: Live in Real Life
Himself
Himself

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Dave Chappelle FAQs

Who is Dave Chappelle?

David Khari Webber Chappelle is an American Stand Up Comedian and Actor.

When was Dave Chappelle born?

Chappelle was born on 24th August 1973 in Washington, D. C.

Which show did Dave Chappelle make?

He debuted his own sketch comedy show called “Chappelle’s Show” which aired on Comedy Central.

What is Dave Chappelle’s Net worth?

Chapelle’s Net worth is $ 60 million.

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