Chevy Chase Net Worth is estimated at $50 million.
Chevy Chase net worth is: Chevy Chase is a multi-millionaire American actor, writer, comedian, and producer. His most well-known roles are as Pierce Hawthorne on the NBC comedy series “Community” (2009-2014) and in the “National Lampoon’s Vacation” film series.
Cornelius Crane Chase was born on October 8, 1943, in New York City, New York, USA. Chevy Chase is a better-known moniker for him. As the son of Cathalene Parker, he was the son of Edward Tinsley “Ned” Chase. Stepfather Cornelius Vanderbilt Crane raised his mother, a concert pianist and librettist, as his own kid. His maternal grandmother, Cathalene Chase, was an opera singer, and his maternal grandfather, Edward Leigh Chase, was an artist and illustrator. His great-uncle, Frank Swift Chase, was a painter and teacher.
When he was four years old, his parents split. His mother remarried twice, and his father remarried into the Folgers coffee family, after which time he had a son. For one semester, he studied at Haverford College after graduating from Stockbridge School in 1962. For the next two years, he studied English at Bard College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1967. For years, Chase worked as an audio engineer and wine salesperson as well as a cabbie and truck driver before he became an overnight sensation.
When Channel One was founded in 1967, Chase was one of its co-founders. A one-page parody of “Mission: Impossible” appeared in Mad Magazine in 1970, and he also worked on other odd projects during this time.
The National Lampoon Radio Hour” syndicated radio show was his full-time job in 1973, and he was a writer and cast member of the show. He became a founding member of the cast of “Saturday Night Live” (SNL) on NBC in October 1975. The original anchor of “Weekend Update” on Saturday Night Live, he also wrote material for a number of other sketches. His catchphrase, “I’m Chevy Chase, and you’re not,” made him a household name. After reviewing all of the 141 SNL cast members who had appeared on the show up until February 2015, Rolling Stone Magazine described Chase as “possibly the most under-rated SNL player” in their February 2015 review of the show’s cast members.
Chevy Chase Net Worth – Career:
Ended his tenure on Saturday Night Live in the middle of its second season in 1976. Despite this, he remained active with the show, hosting it eight more times in 1997 and returning for a number of anniversary specials. After leaving SNL, he moved on to film roles.
These early film projects of his include “Tunnel Vision” (1976), “Foul Play” (1978), “Oh! Heavenly Dog” (1980), “Caddyshack” (1980), and “Seems Like Old Times” (1980). (1980). Other films he has appeared in include “Modern Problems” (1980), “National Lampoon’s Vacation” (1983), “Fletch” (1985), “Spies Like Us” (1985), “Three Amigos” (1986), “National Lampoon’s European Vacation” (1985), and “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” (1989). (1989). During this period in the late 1980s, when his career was at its height, Chase earned around $7 million per film.
In the 1990s, Chase suffered from three consecutive film flops: “Nothing but Trouble” (1991), “Memoirs of an Invisible Man” (1992), “Cops & Robbersons” (1994). (1994). Together, these three films had a combined gross of only $34 million. Even his widely popular National Lampoon franchise stopped after the release of the “Vegas Vacation” instalment in 1997. Since then, he has appeared in a few films, such as the 2006 comedy “Zoom”.
In September 1993, he started hosting a weeknight talk show for Fox, called “The Chevy Chase Show”. Despite high expectations, the show was a failure and cancelled after only five weeks. He then made various appearances on television, including on the shows “Law & Order”, “Brothers & Sisters”, “Chuck”, and “Family Guy”. He returned to NBC in 2009 when he joined the cast of the critically-acclaimed sitcom “Community”, alongside co-stars Joel McHale, Alison Brie, Gillian Jacobs, Yvette Nicole Brown, Danny Pudi, and Donald Glover. He left the show in 2012, after starring in the first four seasons. Projects he has been involved in after leaving “Community” include an appearance in the comedy film “Hot Tub Time Machine” (2010), and the Netflix film “The Last Laugh” (2019). (2019).
Chevy Chase Net Worth – Notable Salaries:
Chase won Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy – Variety or Music Series for “Saturday Night Live” in 1976, and “The Paul Simon Special” in 1978. In 1979 he was nominated for Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical and Best Motion Picture Acting Debut – Male for Foul Play. Chase was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1993 at 7021 Hollywood Blvd. Additionally, in 1998, he received a Golden Palm Star on the Walk of Stars in Palm Springs, California. Other recognition he’s received include being named Hasty Pudding’s 1993 Man of the Year, and The Harvard Lampoon’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996.
Notable Salaries: At the height of his career in the late 1980s, Chevy earned $7 million per movie. That’s the same as earning $15 million per movie today. He earned at least $7 million for “Fletch” and “Fletch Lives”
Chevy Chase Net Worth – Personal Life:
Chevy earned $6 million for 1989’s “Christmas Vacation”. That’s the same as $12.5 million in today’s dollars. He earned another $6 million for 1992’s “Memoirs of an Invisible Man”. He earned $4 million for “Cops and Robbersons”, $2 million for “Man of the House” and $4 million for “Vegas Vacation”.
Personal Life: Chase was married to Susan Hewitt from February 1973 to February 1976. He was then married to Jacqueline Carlin from December 1976 to November 1980. He married his third wife, Jayni Luke, in June 1982. He was admitted to the Betty Ford Clinic in 1986 for a prescription painkiller addiction. In 2016, he received treatment at the Hazelden Clinic for alcoholism.
Real Estate: From 1990 to 2005 Chevy and Jayni lived in LA’s Pacific Palisades neighbourhood that sat on 5-acres. Located in a guarded, gated community, Chevy spent $1.2 million on improvements and renovations on the property. They listed it for sale in 1994 for $3 million, but did not find a buyer until 2005 when they sold for an undisclosed amount. Today the couple primarily live in upstate New York.