Dave Chappelle Net Worth 2020, Biography, Career, and Awards.
Dave Chappelle Net Worth 2020 – Dave Chappelle began making appearances in films such as Robin Hood: Men In Tights and Half Baked in the mid-1990s.
In 2003, Chappelle landed his own show on Comedy Central, Chappelle’s Show.
He received two Emmy Award nominations for the wildly popular and controversial show, which frequently addressed race relations.
Comedian and actor David Khari Webber Chappelle was born on August 24, 1973, in Washington, D.C. Chappelle’s parents were both professors: His father, William, taught at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and his mother, Yvonne, worked as a professor at Howard University and then the University of Maryland, while also serving as a Unitarian minister.
Chappelle’s parents separated when Dave was 6 years old, and he subsequently began splitting time between his parents’ homes in Washington and Ohio.
Inspired by the sitcom The Cosby Show and its star, comedian Bill Cosby, Chappelle decided he, too, wanted to have a career as a comedian.
As a high school student at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C., Chappelle began a stand-up career. Because he was underage, his mother often had to accompany him to clubs as a legal guardian.
Even at an early age, Chappelle’s brand of humor was controversial, leading to frequent heckling—he was even booed offstage during amateur night at New York’s famous Apollo Theatre.
- After his graduation, he moved to New York City and debuted on stage as a stand-up comedian at the Apollo Theatre, but did not get much success. He did not give up and finally made a name for himself in the comedy circuit and made his entry into films with ‘Robin Hood: Men in Tights’ as ‘Ahchoo’.
- He was offered a role in the 1994 film ‘Forest Gump’ but turned it down believing that the film would not be a success. He also played the role of a supporting character in the film ‘Getting In’ the same year.
- In 1995, he appeared in the American sitcom, ‘Home Improvement’ alongside Jim Breuer. The duo became so successful on screen, that they were given lead roles in the sitcom, ‘Buddies’. However, Jim was fired and the show never really took off with the audiences.
- In 1996, he starred in the hit film, ‘The Nutty Professor’ alongside Eddie Murphy, who is also his inspiration and idol.
- In 1997, he appeared on ‘Con Air’ in a small role and then appeared in a major role in ‘Half-Baked’ the following year. After the success of ‘Half-Baked’, he appeared in one of the episodes of ‘The Larry Sanders Show’ and was also cast opposite Tom Hanks in the film, ‘You’ve Got Mail’.
- He starred in a small role in the film ‘Blue Streak’, in 1999. The following year, he was given his first slot on HBO in an episode titled, ‘Dave Chappelle: Killin’ Them Softly’.
- From 2003 to 2006, ‘Chappelle’s Show’, was aired on Comedy Central, which catapulted his career and landed him a multi-million dollar contract. However, the production of the show was terminated when he disappeared on a trip to South Africa.
- In 2006, he toured a number of cities in the United States to promote the documentary film, ‘Dave Chappelle’s Block Party’. The next year, he created history by setting a stand-up comedy record of 3 hours and 50 minutes at the Laugh Factory Sunset Strip Comedy Club. However, his record was broken in 2008 by Dane Cook.
- He attempted to break Cook’s 7-hour record in 2009 at the Laugh Factory but was dismissed a mere 5 hours into his routine.
- From 2008 to 2013, he appeared on ‘Inside the Actors Studio’ twice.
He is ranked no. 43 in the list of ‘Comedy Central Presents: 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time’, by Comedy Central.
Being a famous comedian, he earns a massive amount of money. With his various endorsements and shows, Dave has a net worth of $42 million.