David Wayne Spade (born July 22, 1964) is an Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated American actor, comedian and producer. Born in Birmingham, Michigan, Spade is the youngest of Wayne Spade and Judy Todd’s three sons. His father moved the family to Scottsdale, Arizona, but abandoned them not long afterwards. His brothers are Bryan Spade and Andy Spade, husband of famed designer Kate Spade and CEO of Kate Spade New York.
Spade’s mother eventually remarried, but David’s stepfather committed suicide in 1981 (David was 15 years old at the time).
David Spade graduated one year early (he was 17) from Saguaro High School in 1982. He then went on to Arizona State University, where he earned a degree in business in 1986. He was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. ASU has a long-running improvisational comedy group that performs for free in the Memorial Union during Friday lunchtimes called “Farce Side Comedy Hour” (from 1985 through 2005, along with a break-off group that peforms on Thursdays). David Spade is said to have been an early leader in the group recognized for