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David Cross

David CrossBorn: 4-Apr-1964
Birthplace: Atlanta, GA

Gender: Male
Religion: Atheist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor, Comic
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Mr. Show with Bob and David

David Cross was the David of Mr. Show with Bob and David opposite Bob Odenkirk. He also played Tobias Fünke, the failed actor with a deep fear of his own nudity, on Arrested Development. Cross's part on Arrested was supposed to be a recurring role, but the character -- with lines largely improvised by Cross -- was an audience favorite and quickly became a regular.

His stand-up material involves such seemingly unfunny topics as America's wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, anti-abortion activists, pedophiliac priests, fundamentalist Christians, ignorant liberals, boneheaded conservatives, the lies of George W. Bush, and corporate control of American politics. His albums include Shut Up You Fucking Baby, a collection of his early-2000s stand-up, and Let America Laugh, which focuses more on the hecklers, drunks, and venue managers who complicate his tours.

Cross starred in the film Run Ronnie Run, expanding his Ronnie Dobbs character from Mr. Show, but after a disastrous test screening the studio never released the film in theaters. He won Bravo's Celebrity Poker Showdown in 2004, and says he ducked under a table and snorted cocaine at the White House Correspondents' Dinner in 2009.

Father: (left family 1974)
Mother: Susi
Sister: Wendy (younger)
Sister: Julie (younger)
Girlfriend: Mary Lynn Rajskub (ex-)
Wife: Amber Tamblyn (actress, together since 2008, m. 6-Oct-2012)

    University: Emerson College, Boston, MA (dropped out)

    Three Times One Minus One Pootie-T
    Dean for America
    John Kerry for President
    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
    Jewish Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Marijuana, Cocaine, LSD

    w/ Bob & David Various (2015-)
    The Heart, She Holler Jacket (2013-14)
    Running Wilde Andy Weeks (2010-11)
    The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret Todd Margaret (2009-)
    Arrested Development Tobias Fünke (2003-06)
    Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995-98)
    The Ben Stiller Show Writer (1992-93)
    Celebrity Poker Showdown Contestant
    The Colbert Report Russ Lieber (radio antagonist, 2005)

    Next Gen (7-Sep-2018) [VOICE]
    Sorry to Bother You (20-Jan-2018) [VOICE]
    The Post (14-Dec-2017)
    Kung Fu Panda 3 (23-Jan-2016) [VOICE]
    Pitch Perfect 2 (20-Apr-2015)
    Obvious Child (17-Jan-2014)
    The Muslims Are Coming! (12-Sep-2013) · Himself
    Kill Your Darlings (18-Jan-2013)
    It's a Disaster (20-Jun-2012)
    Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked (14-Dec-2011) · Ian
    Kung Fu Panda 2 (26-May-2011) · Crane [VOICE]
    Demoted (12-Mar-2011)
    Megamind (30-Oct-2010) · Minion [VOICE]
    Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (11-Dec-2009) · Ian
    Year One (18-Jun-2009)
    Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs (24-Jun-2008) [VOICE]
    Kung Fu Panda (15-May-2008) [VOICE]
    Alvin and the Chipmunks (13-Dec-2007)
    Battle for Terra (8-Sep-2007) · Giddy [VOICE]
    I'm Not There (3-Sep-2007)
    The Grand (7-Jun-2007) · Larry Schwartzman
    Fired! (2-Feb-2007) · Himself
    Crashing (Jan-2007)
    School for Scoundrels (29-Sep-2006)
    She's the Man (17-Mar-2006)
    Curious George (10-Feb-2006) [VOICE]
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (19-Mar-2004) · Rob
    Run Ronnie Run! (16-Sep-2003)
    Melvin Goes to Dinner (19-Jan-2003) · Seminar Leader
    Men in Black II (26-Jun-2002) · Newton
    Martin & Orloff (11-Mar-2002)
    Life Without Dick (5-Feb-2002)
    Scary Movie 2 (4-Jul-2001) · Dwight
    Pootie Tang (29-Jun-2001)
    Dr. Dolittle 2 (19-Jun-2001) · Dog, etc. [VOICE]
    Ghost World (16-Jun-2001) · Pushy Guy
    The Thin Pink Line (7-Oct-2000)
    Chain of Fools (22-Sep-2000)
    Can't Stop Dancing (16-Jan-1999)
    David Cross: The Pride Is Back (1999) · Himself
    Small Soldiers (10-Jul-1998) · Irwin Wayfair
    Men in Black (2-Jul-1997) · Morgue Attendant
    Who's the Caboose? (1997) · Jaded Guy
    Waiting for Guffman (21-Aug-1996) · UFO Expert
    The Cable Guy (14-Jun-1996) · Sales Manager
    The Truth About Cats & Dogs (26-Apr-1996) · Male Radio Caller
    The Death Artist (12-Sep-1995)
    Destiny Turns on the Radio (28-Apr-1995)
    Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight (12-Jun-1994)

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Author of books:
I Drink for a Reason (2009, humor)

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