David Cross

Biography

Date of Birth 4 April 1964, Atlanta, Georgia, USA Height 5' 9" (1.75 m) David Cross is an Emmy-winning American comedian, writer and actor. Cross was born in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of Susi, a computer retailer.[1] Cross attended Northside High School of the Performing Arts in Atlanta, Georgia (now known as North Atlanta High School). He was a member of the Class of 1982. He was elected Treasurer of his Senior class and was voted Most Humorous by his classmates. According to the Northside High School Yearbook of 1982, his most embarrassing moment was "being asked this ridiculously immature question" ("What was your most embarrassing moment?"). He grew up in Roswell, Georgia and briefly attended Emerson College in Massachusetts, but dropped out within a year and began his stand-up career. He was part of several comedy troupes in the Boston area, including Cross Comedy, which occasionally performed before and during concerts featuring local bands, most notably the Cavedogs. Cross began his professional television career as a writer on The Ben Stiller Show. The short-lived Fox Network program hired him toward the end of the series' run, and he occasionally made brief appearances in the sketches. Most notably, he had a speaking role in one of the show's most ambitious sketches, "The Legend of T.J. O'Pootertoot", which was written almost entirely by Cross. It was during this period that he first met Bob Odenkirk, with whom he would later co-create the HBO sketch comedy series Mr. Show in 1995. Cross later co-starred in another Fox production as Tobias Fünke in Arrested Development, which was originally intended to be only a minor role. In addition to these larger roles, he has played various lesser roles on shows like Just Shoot Me, The Drew Carey Show, NewsRadio, Strangers with Candy, and Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Since October 2005, Cross has been appearing as Stephen Colbert's archnemesis, a fictional liberal radio talk show host named "Russ Lieber" from Madison, WI on Comedy Central's The Colbert Report. He is currently working on an animated series for Comedy Central called Freak Show, which costars H. Jon Benjamin. Cross has appeared several times in the MTV2 show Wonder Showzen. Cross later teamed up with Bob Odenkirk to produce a feature film, based on one of their Mr. Show characters, called Run Ronnie Run. The film was satirical of the reality TV craze, and had cameos from many stars. However, Cross and Odenkirk came into creative conflict with the director, Troy Miller, and after nearly two years of production, New Line Cinema sent it straight to DVD. In 1994 and again in 1999, Cross was a guest voice actor on Joe Frank's radio show, featured in the episodes "The Last Run", "A Hearing", "The OJ Chronicles" and finally, "Jam". Cross is an atheist of Jewish descent. He has publicly declared his intense dislike of bands like Creed, Evanescence, P.O.D., and Staind (once saying in his act, "I would rather hear the death rattle of my only child than listen to that shit") as well as the decision of so-called "alternative rock" radio stations to play them and other similar bands. Cross once met Scott Stapp, lead singer of Creed, at a celebrity poker game, who greeted him by sardonically saying, "Thanks for the words." Cross went on to win first place in that game. Cross gave some rather harsh words for Inside the Actors studio host James Lipton, calling him "pretentious". He also parodied him on an episode of Mr. Show.[citation needed] Lipton would later guest star as the Warden along side Cross in Arrested Development.

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Birth Place

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Birth Date

4/4/1964
Known For
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Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

Ian

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Small Soldiers

Irwin Wayfair

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Scary Movie 2

Dwight Hartman

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Year One

Cain

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The Grand

Larry Schwartzman

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Megamind: The Botton Of Doom

Minion (voice)

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It's A Disaster

Glen Randolph

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Pootie Tang

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Demoted

Ken Castro

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Sorry to Bother You

Cassius Green's white voice (voice)

Starring In
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You Hurt My Feelings

Jonathan

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Chop & Steele

Self

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The Elephant 6 Recording Co.

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8-Bit Christmas

Dealer

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Too Soon: Comedy After 9/11

Self

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Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics

Self

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The Dark Divide

Robert Pyle

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Time Warp Vol 3: Comedy & Camp

Self

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Next Gen

Dr. Tanner Rice / Q-Bots (voice)

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Sorry to Bother You

Cassius Green's white voice (voice)

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Joe Frank: Somewhere Out There

Self

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The Post

Howard Simons

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Kung Fu Panda 3

Crane (voice)

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Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Scroll

Crane (voice)

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The Last Laugh

Himself

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Folk Hero and Funny Guy

Chris DeRose

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Call Me Lucky

Himself

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Pitch Perfect 2

Riff Off Host (as Sir Willups Brightslymoore)

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Obvious Child

Sam

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Kill Your Darlings

Louis Ginsberg

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The Arrested Development Documentary Project

Himself

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It's A Disaster

Glen Randolph

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Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

Ian

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Kung Fu Panda 2

Crane (voice)

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Demoted

Ken Castro

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Megamind: The Botton Of Doom

Minion (voice)

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Beastie Boys: Fight for Your Right Revisited

Nathanial Hornblower

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The Legend of Secret Pass

Loo (voice)

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Megamind

Minion (voice)

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David Cross: Bigger And Blacker

Himself

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Kung Fu Panda Holiday

Crane (voice)

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Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

Ian

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Year One

Cain

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Battle for Terra

Giddy (voice)

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Secrets of the Furious Five

Crane (voice)

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Kung Fu Panda

Crane (voice)

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Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs

Yivo (voice)

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I'm Not There

Allen Ginsberg

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Alvin and the Chipmunks

Ian

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Crashing

Man in Space

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Heckler

Himself

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The Grand

Larry Schwartzman

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School for Scoundrels

Ian

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She's the Man

Gold

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Curious George

Junior (voice)

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Fired!

Himself

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The Vice Guide to Travel

Himself

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Rob

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Best of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog

Himself (6 episodes, 1997-2006)

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David Cross - Let America Laugh

Himself

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The Work Of Director Michel Gondry

The Turd (segment "One Day")

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Melvin Goes to Dinner

Seminar Leader

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Tenacious D - The Complete Master Works

Comic Dressed as Nun (segment "Angel in Disguise")

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Men in Black II

Newton

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Run Ronnie Run

Ronnie Dobbs/Pootie T/Chow Chow

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Dinner for Five - Season 1

Himself (2 episodes, 2002-2004)

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Ghost World

Gerrold, the Pushy Guy - Record Collector

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Scary Movie 2

Dwight Hartman

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Life Without Dick

Rex

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Pootie Tang

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Chain Of Fools

Andy

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Small Soldiers

Irwin Wayfair

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Men In Black

Morgue Attendant

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Waiting for Guffman

UFO Expert

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The Cable Guy

Sales Manager

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The Truth About Cats & Dogs

Voice of Male Radio Caller / Bookstore Man

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The Death Artist

Charlie

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Destiny Turns on the Radio

Ralph Dellaposa

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Yes: YesYears

Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

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The Creation of the Humanoids

Pax

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The Magic Sword

Sir Pedro of Spain

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The Honeymoon Machine

Roulette Croupier (uncredited)

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The Decks Ran Red

Mace (as David R. Cross)

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Cry Terror!

Adams' Aide (uncredited)

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The Night Holds Terror

Luther Logan

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