Whatever happened to Chevy Chase?

Chevy Chase‘s, National Lampoon films are still a guilty pleasure of mine, and films like Caddyshack, Fletch, Spies Like Us and Three Amigos fall into similar enjoyably shameful categories.

So, given Chevy’s popularity in the 80’s it’s a continued surprise that we never really seem to see him in any films anymore. Besides a cameo as an repairman in last year’s delightfully daft Hot Tub Time Machine, I can’t think of anything I’ve seen him in since the National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation film in 1989. And that’s a whopping 22 years ago.

One look at his Wikipedia page however, reveals that he’s appeared in about 23 films since then and eight or nine TV series too. So, it must be a taste thing. The British people simply fell out of love with him and he’s never come back into fashion over here.

Over in America, Chase, whose career started 36 years ago in the first ever episode of Saturday Night Live, is currently starring in TV comedy series, Community, on NBC and was interviewed for today’s edition of the LA Times.

Read the article here.

2 Responses to “Whatever happened to Chevy Chase?”

  1. Did you see him in Chuck? A great bad guy!

    • I didnt. Ill have to check it out. Liked him in what ive seen of Community. Looks like his comeback is secured!

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