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Chevy Chase is a comedic actor who is best know for his appearances on Saturday Night Live and his starring roles in the films Caddyshack and Fletch.
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Chevy Chase was the breakout star of "Saturday Night Live," winning over audiences with his cool, laidback persona and razor sharp wit. He went on to star in some of the biggest comedy hits of the 80s.
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The panned follow-ups, Nothing But Trouble (1991) and Cops and Robbersons (1994) did nothing to jump-start the comedian's flagging reputation. In addition, his Fox comeback variety show was canceled two months after it premiered in 1993.
In recent years, Chase has chosen to work in family films,
such as Man of the House (1995) and Snow Day (2000). His roles have gradually shifted from starring to supporting, including Dirty Work in 1998 and Orange County in 2002.
Chase has also made several television cameos - in 2006, he guest-starred as an anti-Semitic murder suspect in an episode of Law & Order, and as Sally Field's former love interest in the television drama Brothers & Sisters. In 2009, Chase appeared as a recurring villain in the spy sitcom, Chuck.
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