Just Shoot Me

TV Plus (South Africa) - - 6 AUGUST -

Pint-sized ac­tor david Spade is fa­mous for his sar­cas­tic com­edy style. Need proof? Check out his role as den­nis Finch in Just Shoot me (1997-2003), as well as Rules Of En­gage­ment (Tues­days, SAbC3, 20:00). but sar­casm re­quires streets­marts and the 50-year-old is def­i­nitely no dummy – af­ter all, he has a busi­ness de­gree that he got in 1986 from the Univer­sity Of Ari­zona. And that’s not his only ac­com­plish­ment…

david started his TV ca­reer in 1990 as a writer and ac­tor on the com­edy sketch show Satur­day Night Live (1975cur­rent). He only made three ap­pear­ances in his first year, but that changed in 1992 when he started pre­sent­ing the show’s Hol­ly­wood minute news bul­letin rou­tine, pok­ing fun at Hol­ly­wood su­per­stars. His first film role was in 1987’s Po­lice Academy 4: Cit­i­zens On Pa­trol, then he starred in the 1996 dark com­edy black Sheep with his best friend Chris Far­ley. but david is prob­a­bly best known as hill­billy Joe dirt in the 2001 cult hit film Joe dirt. david re­fused to go to Chris Far­ley’s fu­neral in 1997 af­ter he died from a drug over­dose. “i couldn’t go into a room where Chris was in a box,” david re­vealed. He nearly turned down Just Shoot me – david had sev­eral TV of­fers but de­clined them all for the chance to work with his men­tor Ge­orge Se­gal, blush mag­a­zine boss Jack Gallo in the sit­com. Pub­lic­ity-shy david’s not one for mar­riage, but he is a dad. He has a five-year-old daugh­ter named Harper with 28-year 28-year-old Play­boy Play­mate Jil­lian Grace. The ac­tor’s got in­cred­i­bly sen­si­tive skin, es­pe­cially to di­rect sun­light. Even set lights are harm­ful to him and he wears hats in­doors at home. david’s eyes are also light sen­si­tive and were per­ma­nently dam­aged by the set lights and sun­light while film­ing black Sheep.

If david was in a deck of cards, he’d be the ace of Spades.

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