Dave Chappelle was born in Washington D.C. He was told by a family friend who happened to find him quite funny that he would one day grow up to become a comedian. He idolized the greats of his childhood such as Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy, and Dave decided to try his hand at acting. At the famous yet deadly Apollo Theater’s amateur night Dave was booed off the stage simultaneously causing him to want to further his career in the entertainment business. His first major acting role came when he performed in Robin Hood: Men in Tights. This movie sent his career into an upward spiral. Since then he has acted in The Nutty Professor alongside Eddie Murphy, You’ve got Mail with Tom Hanks and Blue Streak with Martin Lawrence. His most productive work is by far his Comedy Central series The Chappelle Show. The show aired for two years with Chappelle participating in a number of short comedy skits with actors including Wayne Brady, Charlie Murphy, and Donnell Rawlings.