Dave Chappelle Height, Weight, Net Worth, Age, Wiki, Who, Instagram, Biography

Dave Chappelle is a humorist whose Comedy Central program, ‘Chappelle’s Show,’ turned into a raving success in the mid 2000s.

Who Is Dave Chappelle?

Born in 1973 in Washington, D.C., Dave Chappelle started seeking after a vocation in stand-up parody in secondary school. He made his film debut in Robin Hood: Men In Tights in 1993 and featured in the stoner parody Half Baked later in the decade. The joke artist hit the big deal in 2003 with the dispatch of Chappelle’s Show, before he suddenly left the fiercely well known program just before its third season. Chappelle continued visiting as a professional comedian in 2013 and later conveyed a progression of acclaimed specials for Netflix.

NAME Dave Chappelle
BIRTH DATE August 24, 1973 (age 47)
EDUCATION Duke Ellington School of the Arts
PLACE OF BIRTH Washington, D.C.
FULL NAME David Khari Webber Chappelle

Early Life

Comic and entertainer David Khari Webber Chappelle was born on August 24, 1973, in Washington, D.C. Chappelle’s folks were the two teachers: His dad, William, instructed at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and his mom, Yvonne, filled in as an educator at Howard University and afterward the University of Maryland, while additionally filling in as a Unitarian priest. Chappelle’s folks isolated when Dave was 6 years of age, and he in this way started parting time between his folks’ homes in Wasington and Ohio.

Propelled by the sitcom The Cosby Show and its star, comic Bill Cosby, Chappelle chose he, as well, needed to have a vocation as a humorist. As a secondary school understudy at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C., Chappelle started a stand-up profession. Since he was underage, his mom regularly needed to go with him to clubs as a legitimate gatekeeper. Indeed, even at an early age, Chappelle’s image of humor was questionable, prompting regular harassing—he was even booed offstage during amateur hour at New York’s well known Apollo Theater.

TV, Films and Comedy Specials

‘Robin Hood: Men in Tights,’ ‘Lighthearted element VI’

Dave Chappelle chose to renounce school to fire a stand-up profession in New York City. By the mid 1990s, he had started procuring honors for his work in satire. He made his film debut in Mel Brooks’ Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) and turned into the most youthful jokester to be highlighted on the HBO exceptional Comic Relief VI (1994).


Chappelle additionally started to advance into TV, scoring the first of the numerous TV bargains he would in the end be offered at age 18. Of the pilots that he shot, just one made it to the air: Buddies, a Disney-created ABC arrangement zeroed in on two companions living in New York City. Lamentably for Chappelle, the arrangement was dropped after only four scenes, yet his VIP kept on developing from that point.

‘The Nutty Professor,’ ‘Half Baked’

Chappelle started showing up in more movies during the ’90s with more critical parts. He featured in The Nutty Professor in 1996, close by Eddie Murphy, and advanced into three well known movies in 1998—Woo, You’ve Got Mail and Half Baked. The very year, Chappelle’s dad passed on, driving the humorist to reconsider his life.

‘Killin’ Them Softly,’ ‘Undercover Brother’

From that point, Chappelle shot the monstrously mainstream parody exceptional Killin’ Them Softly in 2000, trailed by the film Undercover Brother in 2002. While his fame kept on developing, he still couldn’t seem to experience the job that would launch him to superstardom.

‘Chappelle’s Show’ and Seclusion

In 2003, Dave Chappelle handled his own show on the Comedy Central link organization, entitled Chappelle’s Show. Chappelle got three Emmy Award selections for the uncontrollably well known and disputable show, which often tended to race relations and highlighted melodic visitors. The provocative joke artist not just picked up the consideration of well known TV characters, for example, Oprah Winfrey and Inside the Actor’s Studio’s James Lipton, he was offered a monstrous TV bargain from Comedy Central after just two seasons, a detailed $50 million for an extra two-year contract.

Chappelle’s Show was going to start its third season when Chappelle suddenly left during creation in 2005. Discontent with the course the show had taken and compelled by network chiefs to change the tone of the comedic arrangement, Chappelle left the United States to visit South Africa. Upon his return, he started carrying on with a more hermitic life, moving to Yellow Springs, Ohio, and making just a modest bunch of public appearances. In 2006, he delivered the narrative Dave Chappelle’s Block Party—one of his last minutes at the center of attention for quite a long while.


In February 2013, to the astonishment of many, Dave Chappelle surfaced at the acclaimed New York City parody club The Comedy Cellar. He was later joined in front of an audience by comic Chris Rock and the two talked about the chance of a visit, energizing numerous fans. Following the surprising appearance, Chappelle made a more proper way to deal with his re-visitation of stand-up, playing out a few planned stand-up gigs all through the South, including Atlanta, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Chappelle likewise featured the Funny or Die Tour, starting in Austin, Texas, on August 23, 2013. He alluded to his exit from Comedy Central during his set, telling the crowd that “It’s simpler to leave as the Pope than it is to stopped a link show.”

More Screen Appearances and Specials

‘Chi-Raq,’ ‘A Star Is Born,’ Netflix

In the wake of making his re-visitation of the big screen in Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq (2015), Chappelle conveyed a progression of show specials for Netflix in 2017, in the long run winning Best Comedy Album for The Age of Spin and Deep in the Heart of Texas at the 2018 Grammy Awards. That year, he likewise appreciated a supporting part in Bradley Cooper’s revamp of A Star Is Born.

In May 2019, the Kennedy Center named Chappelle the victor of its lofty Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. A couple of months after the fact, Netflix delivered another Chappelle stand-up uncommon, the Grammy-winning Sticks and Stones.

Wife and Children

Chappelle and his significant other, Elaine, have two children, Sulayman and Ibrahim, and a girl named Sonal.