Last updated on August 2nd, 2017 at 07:10 am
Before becoming an excellent actor, a person has to struggle and perform on various Jobs. And now we are talking about the person non-other than American actor and comedian Chevy Chase, who has worked on a variety of Jobs before starting his career into comedy and began acting.
Chase’s has created a name for himself, and now you would like to know about his family and personal life, drug problems and rejected show? Let’s find out more about him through his bio.
It looks like Chevy Chase has found the right person after going through many relationships. ‘Saturday Night Live’ alum Chevy Chase is living with his third and current wife Jayni Chase in Bedford, New York. Chevy and Jayni got married on June 19, 1982. They have three children.
Chevy Chase has got three daughters and one son. Daughters: Caley Leigh Chase (1984), Cydney Cathalene Chase (1982), and Emily Evelyn Chase (September 29, 1988) and son Bryan Perkins (24th October 1979). Caley Leigh Chase is an actress as well as a producer who is well known for Eyeteeth.
Before marrying Jayni, Chevy married twice. He was formerly married to Jacqueline Carlin (1976-1980), and Suzanne Chase (1973-1976).
Chevy is his nickname which he got from his grandmother when he was two years old. When Chase was young, he used to be the most honored and beloved actors of his generation.
During the period of his second marriage and divorce, he used some drugs and eventually his daily cocaine consumption was found to be more than two grams. Due to using of those drugs, he faced side effects such as megalomania, paranoia, and incoherence.
Unfortunately, in 1986, Chevy was admitted to the Betty Ford Clinic for a treatment of an addiction to prescription painkillers. Chevy started to use drugs after he experienced ongoing back pain that is related to many pratfalls he took starting with ‘Saturday Night Live’ appearances. He said that his drug abuse was on a low level in 2010. In September 2016, Chevy entered Minnesota’s Hazelden clinic for treatment of alcohol-related problems.
Besides having drug issues and health problems he has appeared in a variety of movies and received Awards. And along with the TV shows, he has written some books. He has made his appearances in the movies like: ‘Foul Play’ (1987) for which he earned two Golden Globe Award nominations. ‘National Lamphoon’s Vacation,’ ‘Fletch’ (1985), ‘Fletch Lives’ (1986), ‘Caddyshack’ (1980), and ‘Spies like us’ (1985) and others.
He won ‘TV Guide Awards’ (2012), ‘Primetime Emmy Awards’ twice in the year 1976 and 1978. He also won Award of Excellence in ‘Boulder International Film Festival’ (2009). Apart from films, he has appeared in the shows like: ‘community,’ ‘Saturday Night Live,’ ‘The Great American Dream Machine,’ ‘The Chevy Chase Show,’ and ‘The Paul Simon Special.’ Some books written by Chevy Chase include: ‘The Ancient and Modern Ballads of Chevy Chase,’ ‘National Lampoon White Album,’ and ‘Greatest Hits of the National Lampoon.
Cornelius Crane ‘Chevy Chase’ was born on October on October 8, 1943, in Lower Manhattan, New York and was raised in Woodstuck, New York, so his current age is 74. He was born to Cathalene Parker, Concert Pianist, and Librettist, and Edward Tinsley “Ned” Chase, a prominent Manhattan book editor, and magazine writer.
Chevy Chase went to Riverdale Country School before being expelled. Chevy graduated from the Stockbridge School. During the 1962-1963 term, he was noted for slapstick comedy and an absurd sense of physical humor when he was at Haverford College. He co-founded the underground comedy ensemble ‘Channel one’ in 1967 and was a member himself. In 1970, he wrote a one-page spoof on Mission: Impossible for Mad Magazine.
He started working in small comedy gigs here and there. In 1973, he moved to comedy full time on “The National Lampoon Radio Hour.” Struggling through his work, he became one of the original members of the Saturday Night Live and eventually he got to the top in 1980. Spending nearly his entire career working in comedy and acting in various films, Chevy Chase has earned a net worth of $50 million.