David Spade Rules Of Engagement Bio

David Spade As Russell On Rules Of Engagement – Photo: Cliff Lipson/CBS ©2006 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.

David Spade : Russell

Date Of Birth: July 22nd, 1964  Hometown: Birmingham, Michigan


David Spade was nominated for an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award and an American Comedy Award in 1999 for his role on the series "Just Shoot Me."  He was also nominated three times for an Emmy Award as a writer on the long-running series "Saturday Night Live." 

Spade recently completed the second season of "The Showbiz Show," which he created, hosts, executive produces and writes with Hugh Fink, a former "Saturday Night Live" writer.  His other television credits include the series "8 Simple Rules… for Dating My Teenage Daughter," "Beavis and Butt-Head" and "The Larry Sanders Show."  He appeared on "Saturday Night Live" from 1990-1995.

His feature film credits include "Benchwarmers," "Dickie Roberts:  Former Child Star," "Joe Dirt," "Tommy Boy," "Reality Bites," "Light Sleeper" and "Coneheads."  He and the late "Saturday Night Live" star Chris Farley won the 1996 MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo for the film "Blacksheep."  Spade's voice was heard in the animated films "The Emperor's New Groove" and "Racing Stripes," in which he played a horse fly.

Spade was born on July 22 in Birmingham, Michigan, and was raised in Scottsdale, Arizona.  He began his career performing stand-up comedy in clubs, theaters and colleges across the country.  He made his television debut on "Saturday Night Live" and was named the Hot Stand-Up Comedian of the Year by Rolling Stone magazine in 1990.  He enjoys playing tennis, is an avid skateboarder and has a collection of live gerbils.