David Wayne Spade is an American actor, stand-up comedian, writer, and television personality. He starred and co-starred in the films, Tommy Boy,Black Sheep, Joe Dirt, Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser, Grown Ups and Grown Ups 2, among others. He rose to fame in the 1990s as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, then began a successful acting career in both film and television.
Spade is known for a comedic style, in both his stand-up material and acting roles, that relies heavily on sarcasm and self-deprecation.
He has been part of an ensemble cast of two long-running sitcoms: Just Shoot Me! (1997–2003) and Rules of Engagement (2007–2013). He also starred as C. J. Barnes in the sitcom 8 Simple Rules (2004–2005). In animation, he voiced Kuzco in the 2000 film The Emperor’s New Groove and its direct-to-video sequel, Kronk’s New Groove.