Cornelius Crane Chevy Chase is a very famous American actor and a celebrated comedian. Chevy Chase had become a household name and a legend in comedy field due to his unparalleled work. He is the face of Weekly Update section of Saturday Night Live. He is the author and performer of Weekly Update section.
Chase is also a fine actor and had appeared in many movies like Foul Play, Orange County and Hot Tub Machine. He also had hosted the prestigious academy Awards twice. Chase also started his own late night Talk show titled “The Chevy Case Show” with limited success. The multi Talented Chevy case was last seen in movie Dog Years in 2017 and is currently filming “The Last Laugh” Scheduled to release in 2018. Now let’s have a close look on Chevy Chase’s net worth in 2018.
Chevy Chase Early Life
Chevy Case was born to book editor Edward Tinsley Ned Chase and Cathalene Parker on 8 October 1943.Chase’s mother was a pianist and was heir to the great artist and illustrator Edward Leigh Chase. Chevy was born and brought up in New York. Due to his mother lineage Chevy was exposed to arts and music at very tender age. Chase vacationed at Castle Hill in Ipswich, Massachusetts. His parents divorced when he was four and he had stated in his biography that he was repeatedly abused physically and psychologically by his mother and step father. Chase’s parents died in 2005.
Chase was a well educated man. He started his education at Riverdale country School. He completed his graduation from Stockbridge School in Massachusetts. Later, he attended the Haverford College in 1962-63 where he was bitten by the comedy bug. Chase was transferred to the Bard College where he studied pre-med curriculum.
Chase currently lives with his third wife Jayni in New York. He is blessed with three daughters Cydney , Caley and Emily. Chase first marriage was with Suzanne chase and. later he married Jacqueline Carlin. His second marriage failed because of his drug addictions.
Chevy Chase Career, Awards & Achievement
Chase started his career by co founding comedy ensemble Channel One in 1967. Later he was hired to write one page spoof on Mission impossible for MAD Magazine. By 1973, Chevy shifted his entire focus to comedy by selecting it as a full time career. He was selected as a cast member of The National Lampoon Radio Hour. Chase was one of the original cast member of Saturday night Live in October 1975. Due to his sarcastic and physical comedy he often has been in several controversies.
In the second season of SNL, he left the show as he was offered several roles in movies. Chase early roles were in Tunnel vision and Foul Play. By the 1980s, Chase was a global superstar and charged around US $7 million per movie. Chase is still is one of the most famous celebrities. He is still very active in Television and movies. His last movie was Vacation an Dog Years and he is currently filming for the Last laugh.
Chase has been widely acknowledged for his perfect comic timing and acting . He has been awarded and nominated in various categories in both Television and Films. For his acting skill in movies he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor and Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year for his movie Foul Play. His role of nick Halloway in Memoirs of an Invisible Man got him nominated for the Saturn Award for Best actor.
His unparalleled work in television has never been doubted and he has more wins and nominations for his TV work as compared to the movies. Chase has been nominated for his debut assignment The Smothers brothers Show by Writer Guild of America Awards. For Saturday Night live he was nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards for Individual Performance in a variety or music program for writing and performer.
Net Worth of Chevy Chase
Chevy Chase’s estimated net worth is around $50 millions. Chase’s resume boast of various professions as actor, writer, physical comedian, Sketch Comedy and stand up artist. A majority of his net worth is due to numerous assignments on television and movies. His stand up comedy acts still attracts producers and fans actively. Being a global celebrity, he has appeared in many commercials. Dollar Rent-a-car, Doritos, History Channel and various other brands had successfully been promoted by chase adding to his net worth.
Chase has mentioned in his interview that being a celebrity imposes a sense of responsibility towards the society. Chase has been actively involved in charity fundraisers and is an environmentalist. He has been pretty vocal about his political views; Chase is a multi talented person with a golden heart. His dedication for work is an inspiration for generations to follow.