Dave Chappelle

Dave Chappelle

American comedian and actor (born 1973)
Dave Chappelle

David Khari Webber Chappelle ( shə-PEL; born August 24, 1973) is an American stand-up comedian and actor. He is best known for his satirical comedy sketch series Chappelle's Show (2003–2006), which he starred in until quitting in the middle of production during the third season. After a hiatus, Chappelle returned to performing stand-up comedy across the U.S. By 2006, Chappelle was called the "comic genius of America" by Esquire and, in 2013, "the best" by a Billboard writer. In 2017, Rolling Stone ranked him No. 9 in their "50 Best Stand Up Comics of All Time."

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Dave Chappelle was born on Friday, 24 August 1973 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. His full name at birth was David Khari Webber Chappelle. He is best known as an actor. Chappelle's country of citizenship (nationality) is American. Dave attended high school at Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Washington, District of Columbia, USA (1991). His religion is listed as Muslim. He is 5' 11" (180 cm) tall and weighs 172 lbs (78 kg) with an athletic build. He has dark brown eyes and black hair (color). His net worth is reported to be $50,000,000 US dollars. Dave Chappelle is 50 years old and his zodiac star sign is Virgo.

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Full name at birth
David Khari Webber Chappelle
Claim to fame
co-creating, writing and starring in his Comedy Central satirical comedy sketch series Chappelle's Show, in addition to his roles as Ahchoo in the 1993 adventure comedy film Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Reggie Warrington in the 1996 science fiction comedy film The Nutty Professor, Tulley in the 1999 buddy cop action comedy film Blue Streak, Joe “Pinball” Parker in the 1997 action thriller film Con Air, Kevin Scanlon in the 1998 romantic comedy film You’ve Got Mail, Thurgood Jenkins/Sir Smoke-a-Lot in the 1998 stoner comedy film Half Baked, and George “Noodles” Stone in the 2018 romantic drama film A Star is Born
Date of birth
24 August 1973
Place of birth
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Actor, Comedian, Writer, Producer
Occupation category


5' 11" (180 cm)
172 lbs (78 kg)
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Zodiac sign
Distinctive feature
  • His comedic point-of-view of popular culture and drugs
  • Portrays famous black people with deadpan humor
  • Newsboy cap
  • Provocative, racially charged humor
  • Bald
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  • New York City, New York, USA
  • Yellow Springs, Ohio, USA
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Net worth
$50,000,000 USD
High school
Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Washington, District of Columbia, USA (1991)
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Talent agency
The Gersh Agency, Inc.
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Partner: Elaine Mendoza Erfe (Married) 2 children
Dave Chappelle and Elaine Chappelle
"I look at it like that word, 'nigger', used to be a word of oppression. But that when I say it, it feels more like an act of freedom. For me to be able to say that unapologetically on television."
  • In May 2022, during a performance at the Netflix Is a Joke: The Festival comedy festival, Dave was attacked by a man named Isaiah Lee who reportedly had a replica gun. Later, the attacker was charged with 4 misdemeanors including battery and possession of a weapon with intent to assault. The attacker later pled “not guilty” to the charges in a Los Angeles court.
  • In January 2021, it was revealed that he had been tested positive for COVID-19.
  • In 2020, Dave requested Netflix and later HBO Max to remove his Comedy Central show, Chappelle’s Show because Viacom-CBS had not paid him a penny. In February 2021, he confirmed that his show was returning to Netflix because he had received the credit and royalty for his contribution.
  • In 2017, he won a Grammy Award for his great performance in his Netflix special, The Age of Spin & Deep in the Heart of Texas.
  • In 2016, it was announced that Chappelle has signed a special deal with Netflix. Dave was offered $20 million per release and the following year, he released 4 of his specials.

Dave Chappelle is known for his role in the film Undercover Brother (2002) as Conspiracy Brother.

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