David Wayne Spade
is an American actor, stand-up comedian, writer, and television personality who was best known for being a cast member on the NBC
late-night sketch comedy and variety show Saturday Night Live
, and for his roles as Dennis Finch on the NBC sitcom Just Shoot Me!
, and Russell Dunbar on the CBS
sitcom Rules of Engagement
. He is also well-known for portraying the titular character in the 2001
comedy film Joe Dirt
, as well as voicing Griffin the Invisible Man
in the Hotel Transylvania film series
For Disney, he voiced Kuzco in the 2000 animated feature film, The Emperor's New Groove and its direct-to-video sequel Kronk's New Groove, and played as C.J. Barnes on the ABC sitcom 8 Simple Rules from 2004 to 2005. He also played Ed Gunt in the ABC TV show The Mayor.
David Spade behind the scenes of The Emperor's New Groove.
David Spade with partner Jillian Grace and their daughter Harper riding the Mad Tea Party
in Disneyland in September 2011.
David Spade speaks onstage at the 2015 Spike TV's Guys Choice award ceremony.
David Spade and Rob Lowe
attending the Comedy Central Roast in August 2016.