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Chevy Chase

Chevy Chase [10]

Born:October 8, 1943 (78)
Filmography Rating:7.67 / 10
IMDB Rating:7.51 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.53 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:74.55%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
Follow that Bird [1985](42) => Newscaster
Fletch [1985](42) => Irwin 'Fletch' Fletcher
íThree Amigos! [1986](43) => Dusty Bottoms
Christmas Vacation [1989](46) => Clark Griswold
Last Action Hero [1993](50) => Cameo Appearance
Community: Season 1 [2009](66) => Pierce Hawthorne
Community: Season 2 [2010](67) => Pierce Hawthorne
Community: Season 3 [2011](68) => Pierce Hawthorne
Community: Season 4 [2013](70) => Pierce Hawthorne
Community: Season 5 [2014](71) => Pierce Hawthorne

Trivia that mentions this person:
Christmas Vacation [1989]
  • Chevy Chase appears in some scenes wearing a black Chicago Bears ball cap. He wears the same Chicago Bears cap throughout all four [Vacation] movies.
  • After Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) unsuccessfully attempts to demonstrate his handiwork with the house Christmas lights to his family, he asks his son, Rusty (Johnny Galecki), to help him check all the light bulbs again. Rusty looks at his bare wrist, pretending to have a watch, and excuses himself. Looking at a bare wrist and pretending to have a watch is one of Chevy Chase's trademark gags.
    Community: Season 1 [2009]
  • In the Pilot Chevy Chase mentions the word soup while looking at Joel McHale. McHale is the host of [The Soup] on the E Channel.
  • The show's creator, Dan Harmon, was the co-founder of Channel 101. Many actors who have appeared on the show have also appeared in Channel 101, including Jack Black, Drew Carey, Rob Corddry, Chevy Chase, Donald Glover, Joel McHale, John Oliver, Patton Oswalt, and D. C. Pierson.
    Community: Season 3 [2011]
  • Advanced Gay: Larry Cedar, who plays Pierce's father, Cornelius, in this episode, is actually 12 years younger than Chevy Chase ~(who plays Pierce).
  • Advanced Gay: The plot of this episode concern's Pierce's family corporation, the moist-towelette company called "Hawthorne Wipes." Chevy Chase, the actor who plays Hawthorne, in real life also has a family fortune derived from a personal sanitation product. Chase, whose real name is Cornelius Crane Chase, is the grandson of Cornelius Vanderbilt Crane, who was heir to the Crane Plumbing company, which manufactures and distributes plumbing fixtures and products (most notably, toilets for home and commercial markets) in North America. Pierce's father, who appears for the first time in this episode, is also named Cornelius.
    Fletch [1985]
  • Gregory McDonald, the author of the [Fletch novels], had casting approval over the film. He rejected both Mick Jagger and Burt Reynolds before he decided on Chevy Chase for the lead.
  • Fletch tells beach drifter in one scene that he "feels like a hundred dollars". This line is also said by Ty Webb in Caddyshack, a role also played by Chevy Chase.
  • When Mr. Underhill comes to collect the money for his lunch bill, Fletch searches for the time on his non watch-wearing wrist. This is a trademark of Chevy Chase.
  • The award banquet Fletch interrupts is in honor of Fred Dorfman. Fred Dorfman the name of Kent "Flounder" Dorfman's brother in Animal House, which was originally going to feature Chevy Chase as Eric "Otter" Stratton. Otter was eventually played by Tim Matheson, who also appears in this movie as Alan Stanwyk.
    The Flintstones [1994]
  • Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Chevy Chase were considered for the role of Fred Flintstone but they were all deemed too skinny, and a fat suit was deemed too inappropriate.
    Ghostbusters [1984]
  • The music video for the song {Ghostbusters} by [?] Ray Parker Jr., directed by Ivan Reitman, featured a number of celebrities who did not appear in the film. This included Chevy Chase, John Candy, Danny DeVito, Peter Falk, [?] Melissa Gilbert, [?] Carly Simon, Teri Garr, [?] Irene Cara and George Wendt. In addition, the Ghostbusters themselves danced down Times Square right behind Parker Jr.
    Groundhog Day [1993]
  • When Phil and Rita are throwing cards into the hat, Phil advises Rita to "be the hat". This is an ad-libbed reference by Bill Murray to Caddyshack (also directed by Harold Ramis and starring Murray), in which Chevy Chase's character advises the main character to "be the ball" while tutoring him on golf.
    The Santa Clause [1994]
  • Scheduling conflicts with another film forced Chevy Chase to turn down the role of Scott Calvin/Santa Clause.
    íThree Amigos! [1986]
  • Chevy Chase's favorite film of his own.
    Toy Story [1995]
  • What attracted Tom Hanks to the role of Woody, was during his childhood he would always wonder if his toys were alive and moved around when nobody was in his room. What attracted Tim Allen to the role of Buzz Lightyear, was before him they offered the role to his biggest influence in his career, Chevy Chase, who turned it down.
    Forrest Gump [1994]
  • According to writer Winston Groom, John Goodman was the perfect Forrest Gump in his mind. Bill Murray, John Travolta and Chevy Chase turned down the role of Forrest Gump. Travolta later admitted that passing on the role was a mistake. David Alan Grier, [?] Ice Cube and Dave Chappelle turned down the role of Bubba. Chappelle thought the movie would bomb, and has since admitted to deeply regretting not taking the role. Terry Gilliam and Barry Sonnenfeld turned down the chance to direct the film.
    Community: Season 4 [2013]
  • History 101 was the first episode without the contribution of creator and former show runner Dan Harmon. Harmon left the show (or rather was cut) after a fight with co-star Chevy Chase.
  • While making the episode {Advanced Documentary Filmmaking}, Chevy Chase got angry at how his character, Pierce Hawthorne, was becoming increasingly more racist, asking the writers if saying the n-word was next. This caused quite a stir, which led to Chase taking a leave of absence the next week for the shooting of {Intro to Knots}. He returned the week after that for {Basic Human Anatomy}.
  • Chevy Chase and the show parted ways after shooting the 11th episode, which was the finale, shot out of order. However, Chase agreed to record dialogue for the episode {Intro to Felt Surrogacy}, which was the last episode to be produced, in which the cast mostly appears in puppet form. So because of this, although his puppet is part of the cast, Pierce is not seen in human form.
  • {Intro to Knots} is the first episode in the entire series where the study group is not complete; Chevy Chase was unavailable during the week of shooting and is not in the episode. His absence is explained as his character having sensitivity training with his brother Gilbert. He returned the following week for the shooting of the next episode, {Basic Human Anatomy}.
    Follow that Bird [1985]
  • The newscaster, played by Chevy Chase, opens his broadcast by quoting the theme song from [Mister Rogers' Neighborhood], another PBS kids' production which became popular during the same period as [Sesame Street].
    Honey, I Shrunk the Kids [1989]
  • Chevy Chase and John Candy both turned down the role of Wayne Szalinski. Candy did however suggest Rick Moranis for the role.
    Community: Season 5 [2014]
  • In the episode {Repilot}, Chevy Chase's cameo had been kept secret and only the absolute necessary crew was there to shoot his scene. Of the cast, only Joel McHale knew of Chase's appearance.
    Community: Season 2 [2010]
  • A Fistful of Paintballs: Guest-star Anthony Michael Hall played cast-member Chevy Chase's son in National Lampoon's Vacation.
    Mr. Mom [1983]
  • Chevy Chase, Michael Douglas, Steve Martin, and John Travolta were considered for Jack Butler.
    Jumanji [1995]
  • Tom Hanks, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Michael Keaton, Bill Paxton and Arnold Schwarzenegger were all considered for the role of Alan Parrish. Tom Hanks' son Colin Hanks appears in the sequel as an adult Alex Vreeke in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017).
    Space Jam [1996]
  • Joe Pytka wanted Michael J. Fox to play Stan, but he was overruled by the studios. Jason Alexander and Chevy Chase were also considered.
    Matilda [1996]
  • Chevy Chase was considered for the role of Harry Wormwood.
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 2 [1997]
  • What's My Line?: Part 2 -> Buffy tells Kendra not to watch the in-flight movie if it has dogs or Chevy Chase in it. Sarah Michelle Gellar had an uncredited cameo in Funny Farm (1988), which starred Chase.