If comedy is a calling, David Chappelle answered it at a very early age. Chappelle began his career in his native Washington, DC at the age of 14. As a minor, Chappelle's mother, an ordained Unitarian minister, often accompanied him to gigs. Now 28, he no longer needs a chaperone. Today, Dave's gift of laughter extends well beyond the stand-up circuit. Chappelle was most recently seen in the Universal Pictures feature "Undercover Brother" opposite Eddie Griffin and Denise Richards. Based on the animated web series, the film follows a man who secretly works for an all-Black brotherhood, and its never-ending battle against the White establishment. Chappelle played 'Conspiracy Brother,' an intense secret agent, who finds conspiracies in the most outlandish things.
Never forsaking his love for stand-up, Chappelle starred in his own HBO one-hour stand-up comedy special, which aired in August 2000. He has appeared on over 40 national programs including numerous appearances on "The Late Show with David Letterman," "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" and "Politically Incorrect."