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Chevy Chase's Biography

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Chevy Chase was born Cornelius Crane Chase on 8 October 1943 in New York.

He was initially hired as a writer on Saturday Night Live but was also part of the cast assembled by executive producer, Lorne Michaels, for the premiere of SNL, then known as NBC's Saturday Night, on October 11, 1975.

Chevy Chase was the first member of Saturday Night Live to leave and when he came back to host SNL in 1978 it proved difficult.

Chase took a number of film roles, before he had a couple of big hits with Caddyshack in 1980 and Fletch in 1985. His Saturday Night Live replacement, Bill Murray, was a co-star of Caddyshack.

Chevy Chase also starred in a less successful sequel to Fletch called Fletch Lives in 1989.

In January 2007, Chevy Chase revealed how he had received treatment for an addiction to painkillers.

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