David Wayne Spade, son of Judy Todd and Wayne Spade, came into this world on July 22, 1964 in the town of Birmingham, MI. A comedic genius was born. Brothers Bryan and Andrew welcomed him. When David was only four years old, the family moved to Arizona. Soon after, Wayne Spade left his family. Several years later, his step-father, a war veteran, committed suicide.
In 1982, David graduated from Saguaro High School in Scottsdale, AZ. He studied business at Arizona State University and graduated in 1986. David's illustrious career began by performing as a stand-up comedian in clubs, theaters, and colleges across the country.
David's television debut came on Saturday Night Live, where he served as both a writer and performer. During his first season on Saturday Night Live, David appeared only three times. It was just a short time before he was named the Hot Stand-Up Comedian of the Year by Rolling Stone magazine. David's popularity on Saturday Night Live, along with his obvious chemistry with the late Chris Farley, led to the duo starring in two films, Tommy Boy in 1995, followed by Black Sheep in 1996. David and Chris ultimately won the 1996 MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo for Tommy Boy. David's portrayal of Dennis Finch on NBC's "Just Shoot Me!" earned him an Emmy nomination and an American Comedy Award in 1999, and Golden Globe nominations in 1999 and 2000. David appeared in HBO's 13th Annual Young Comedians Special, which led to him headlining his very own HBO Special, David Spade: Take the Hit. David has since appeared in the hit animated film "The Emperor's New Groove," the off-the-wall comedy "Joe Dirt," and Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star. Starting out with a three-episode guest-starring role on ABC's 8 Simple Rules.