Chevy Chase is a famous actor, writer and a comedian of America. He was born in New York to a reputed family. Let’s learn about the life, career and net worth of Chevy Chase in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Chevy Chase was born in the year 1943 to Edward Tinsley “Ned” Chase and Cathalene Parker. His mother was a pianist, and his father was a famous book editor who wrote various magazines. When he was only four years old, he bore his parents separation. Then he attended Riverdale Country School and from Stockbridge School, he finally graduated. He went to Haverford College but left it and shifted to Bard College in New York, where he graduated in BA (English).
Chase was married to Susan Hewitt in the year 1973, but in 1976, they divorced each other. Later in 1976, he married Jacqueline Carlin, and in 1980, they got divorced. Presently, he is married to Jayni Luke, his third wife. They got married in the year 1982 and are still together.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Chase was the co-founder of Channel One in the year 1967 and became its member. In the early years of his career in 1970, he wrote Mission: Impossible page spoof for MAD Magazine. By the year 1973, he totally shifted into comedy sector. He then got casted in late night comedy shows of NBC from the year 1975. Chase soon became Weekend Updates anchor and also wrote comedy scripts for it. This show led by him soon became a footstep for other shows to follow. Chase left SNL after hosting the show for eight times, and he made a move in his career towards movies.
In the Hollywood industry, his acting career started from roles in the movies, ‘Oh! Heavenly Dog’ and ‘Foul Play’, which were a huge hit during that time. While shooting for one of his movies named ‘Modern Problems’, he went into depression as, during the shoot, he escaped death in a scene of electrocution. Moreover, he and Jacqueline had also divorced before the shooting of the film which made him more depressed. However, he fought his weakness and came back into movies. Along with the films, he started hosting SNL. Late in the decade of 1980s, it was found that Chase earned almost $7 million for one film.
Due to his awesome acting skills, for the movie ‘Foul Play, he received a nomination for the category ‘New Star of the Year’ in Golden Globe Award and again got nominated under the category of ‘Best Actor’ in Golden Globe Awards. He also worked in the film ‘Memoirs of an Invisible Man’ and he got nominated under the category of ‘Best Actor’ in Saturn Award.
Net Worth & Earnings
Due to many awards and nominations, Chase has been able to earn a net worth of $55 million. Not only he is an actor, but also a writer and a stand-up comedian. He is seen in various movies and television shows, and almost everyone is a fan of his comedy skills including many famous producers. He has also been a brand ambassador for various famous and prestigious brands, which had a great hand in his net worth increment.
Chase is a determined and passionate person. He had faced his parents’ separation in an early and later he got admitted into the hospital for intake of drugs, but he came back stronger. In this century, you can see him as an environmentalist, liberal and a fundraiser for charity purposes. He is an amazing person, and everyone should learn from his experiences in life. We wish him a happy life.