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David Cross

Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, David Cross made his way to Boston to study film at Emerson College, but quickly dropped out and started doing stand-up full time. He moved to Los Angeles to write on The Ben Stiller Show, where he shared the posthumous Emmy (it was given after the show was canceled) with the show's other writers.

Continuing in the sketch tradition, he created (along with Bob Odenkirk) the groundbreaking show for HBO, Mr. Show with Bob and David. The show ran for four years and garnered several Emmy nominations. He has also released two comedy CDs on the Subpop label, Shut Up You F#@%ing Baby and It's Not Funny. Shut Up… was nominated for a Grammy Award. Both continue to sell exceptionally well and have garnered rave reviews.

Cross has appeared in such films as Men in Black (both 1 & 2), Waiting for Guffman, Ghost World, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, School for Scoundrels and Curious George. Most recently, he was seen in Fox's Alvin and the Chipmunks and in Todd Haynes' rumination on the life of Bob Dylan, I'm Not There, for which he shared the Independent Spirit Awards' inaugural Robert Altman Award with Haynes, the casting director and the rest of the ensemble cast.

On the television side, Cross appeared in the Emmy Award-winning Fox Network comedy Arrested Development as Tobias Fünke. Most recently, he wrote, produced and starred in the Comedy Central animated series Freak Show, which he co-created with Jon Benjamin.

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David Cross Facts

BirthdayApril 4, 1964 (59)
BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, USA

Selected Filmography

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Alvin And The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
Alvin & the Chipmunks
Double Jeopardy
Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
Prime Suspect
Big Little Lies: On Set
Curious George
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
A Siren in the Dark
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