David Cross

David Cross

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1964-04-04 (58 years old)

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Biography

David Cross (born April 4, 1964) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, director, and writer known for his stand-up performances, the HBO sketch comedy series Mr. Show (1995–1999), and his role as Tobias Fünke in the Fox/Netflix sitcom Arrested Development (2003–2006, 2013–2019). Cross created, wrote, executively produced, and starred in The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (2010–2016); developed and had a prominent role in Freak Show (2006); appeared on Modern Family (2011–2012); and portrayed Ian Hawke in the first three live-action/CGI Alvin and the Chipmunks films (2007–2011). Cross has also done voice work for the sitcom Oliver Beene (2003–2004), and has had lead voice-over roles in Curious George (2006), Battle for Terra (2007), the Kung Fu Panda film franchise (2008–2016), Megamind (2010) and Next Gen (2018). In 1993, he won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series for his work on The Ben Stiller Show. For Mr. Show, he gained three Primetime Emmy Award nominations, and for Arrested Development, Cross was nominated for a Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Television Series, and, along with his cast, for three Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. For his stand-up specials, he was nominated for several Grammy Awards.

Personal Life

In August 2011, after four years of dating, Cross became engaged to Amber Tamblyn. They married in 2012. On February 21, 2017, Tamblyn announced that she and Cross had recently had a daughter.Cross, who was raised into Judaism, has described himself as an atheist. He describes his political philosophy as "definitely more socialist Democrat than centrist politician". In an interview in 2016, Cross praised Senator Bernie Sanders and said he admired Sanders "way before he ran for President". In 2021, Cross featured on a video produced by the Gravel Institute, a progressive think tank.On September 26, 2013, Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler revealed that Cross was the first investor in the crowdfunding platform. Strickler included Cross among the "friends and family" who first financed Kickstarter in 2006.Cross is a fan of and friends with the musical group Beastie Boys. He is sampled on the beginning of the group's single "Ch-Check It Out" from their album To the 5 Boroughs. One of the group's members, Mike D, did not believe that this was Cross's voice in the sample, and Cross says he had to perform the voice in front of Diamond to prove it was actually him. Cross revealed this while hosting the Beastie Boys SiriusXM channel. Cross also appeared in the group's music video for "Make Some Noise" which was nominated for Video of The Year at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards. In Spike Jonze documentary Beastie Boys Story, Cross has a post-credit scene in which he interrupts the group's theater performance to poke fun at the commercial failure of their second album, Paul's Boutique.

Early Life

Cross was born in Roswell, Georgia, to a Jewish family. His parents are Barry and Susi, the former of whom emigrated from Leeds, England. Six months after his birth, Cross's family moved to Florida. After additional moves to New York and Connecticut, the family settled back in Roswell, where Cross remained for nearly a decade. He is the oldest of three children and has two younger sisters, Juli Cross and Wendy Cross.The family had little money. Cross recalled they were evicted from their home and that he spent some time living in motels and at friends' homes in his youth. Barry left the family when David was 10 years old; the two have not spoken since he was 19, though they both primarily resided in New York City until Cross sold his home there in 2011.He attended Northside High School of the Performing Arts (now North Atlanta High School). Cross was elected treasurer of his senior class and was voted "Most Humorous" by his classmates. He graduated in 1982.

Filmography

All 162

Movies 97

TV Shows 65

Self 42

Voice 23

Writter 5

Director 2

Producer 1

Crane
Kung Fu Panda 4 (2024)

Kung Fu Panda 4 (2024)

Movie
Himself
Chop & Steele (2022)

Chop & Steele (2022)

Movie
Self
David Cross: I'm From The Future (2022)

David Cross: I'm From The Future (2022)

Movie
8-Bit Christmas (2021)

8-Bit Christmas (2021)

Movie
Self
Too Soon: Comedy After 9/11 (2021)

Too Soon: Comedy After 9/11 (2021)

Movie
7
Himself
Monty Python's Best Bits Celebrated (2021)

Monty Python's Best Bits Celebrated (2021)

Movie
Self
Time Warp Vol. 3: Comedy and Camp (2020)

Time Warp Vol. 3: Comedy and Camp (2020)

Movie
Self
Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics (2020)

Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics (2020)

Movie
Self
Beastie Boys Story (2020)

Beastie Boys Story (2020)

Movie
Self
Time Warp Vol. 1: Midnight Madness (2020)

Time Warp Vol. 1: Midnight Madness (2020)

Movie
Robert Pyle
The Dark Divide (2020)

The Dark Divide (2020)

Movie
Self
Joe Frank: Somewhere Out There (2019)

Joe Frank: Somewhere Out There (2019)

Movie
Self
David Cross: Oh Come On (2019)

David Cross: Oh Come On (2019)

Movie
Dominykas the Dreadful
What We Do in the Shadows (2019)

What We Do in the Shadows (2019)

TV Show
6.67
(voice)
The Shivering Truth (2018)

The Shivering Truth (2018)

TV Show
7
Dr. Tanner Rice / Q-Bots (voice)
Next Gen (2018)

Next Gen (2018)

Movie
6
Cassius Green's White Voice
Sorry to Bother You (2018)

Sorry to Bother You (2018)

Movie
3.5
Writer
Bliss (2018)

Bliss (2018)

TV Show
Skip Glouberman (voice)
Big Mouth (2017)

Big Mouth (2017)

TV Show
6.48
Self
Funny How? (2017)

Funny How? (2017)

TV Show
Jerry Wexler
Genius (2017)

Genius (2017)

TV Show
Howard Simons
The Post (2017)

The Post (2017)

Movie
5.83
Goliath (2016)

Goliath (2016)

TV Show
6.13
Ask the Storybots (2016)

Ask the Storybots (2016)

TV Show
5.5
Self
David Cross: Making America Great Again (2016)

David Cross: Making America Great Again (2016)

Movie
6
Self
Chelsea (2016)

Chelsea (2016)

TV Show
Himself
The Last Laugh (2016)

The Last Laugh (2016)

Movie
Chris DeRose
Folk Hero & Funny Guy (2016)

Folk Hero & Funny Guy (2016)

Movie
Crane (voice)
Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)

Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)

Movie
6.31
Crane (voice)
Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Scroll (2016)

Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Scroll (2016)

Movie
5.49
David / Albert Einstein / Chef Scooter Tysen
W/ Bob & David (2015)

W/ Bob & David (2015)

TV Show
5.8
Self
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)

TV Show
5.5
Director (voice)
We Bare Bears (2015)

We Bare Bears (2015)

TV Show
7
Himself
Call Me Lucky (2015)

Call Me Lucky (2015)

Movie
Thaddeus D. Actwell (voice)
Pig Goat Banana Cricket (2015)

Pig Goat Banana Cricket (2015)

TV Show
Executive Producer
The Wolfpack (2015)

The Wolfpack (2015)

Movie
Riff Off Host
Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)

Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)

Movie
6.2
Self
Hot Ones (2015)

Hot Ones (2015)

TV Show
Russ Snyder
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015)

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015)

TV Show
6.29
Sam
Obvious Child (2014)

Obvious Child (2014)

Movie
5.17
Director
Hits (2014)

Hits (2014)

Movie
Prince Nebulon / Radio Voice (voice)
Rick and Morty (2013)

Rick and Morty (2013)

TV Show
6.32
Louis Ginsberg
Kill Your Darlings (2013)

Kill Your Darlings (2013)

Movie
6
Self
The Muslims Are Coming! (2013)

The Muslims Are Coming! (2013)

Movie
Himself
The Arrested Development Documentary Project (2013)

The Arrested Development Documentary Project (2013)

Movie
Glen
It's a Disaster (2013)

It's a Disaster (2013)

Movie
Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast (2012)

Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast (2012)

TV Show
Self
The Secret Policeman's Ball (2012)

The Secret Policeman's Ball (2012)

Movie
Impractical Jokers (2011)

Impractical Jokers (2011)

TV Show
5.88
Ian
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011)

Movie
5.98
Crane (voice)
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

Movie
6.37
Bert (voice)
Soul Quest Overdrive (2011)

Soul Quest Overdrive (2011)

TV Show
Nathanial Hornblower
Fight for Your Right Revisited (2011)

Fight for Your Right Revisited (2011)

Movie
Ken Castro
Demoted (2011)

Demoted (2011)

Movie
6
Minion
Megamind: The Button of Doom (2011)

Megamind: The Button of Doom (2011)

Movie
8
Crane (voice)
Kung Fu Panda Holiday (2010)

Kung Fu Panda Holiday (2010)

Movie
5.5
Self
Conan (2010)

Conan (2010)

TV Show
8.14
Minion (voice)
Megamind (2010)

Megamind (2010)

Movie
6.35
Loo
The Legend of Secret Pass (2010)

The Legend of Secret Pass (2010)

Movie
Todd Margaret
The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (2010)

The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (2010)

TV Show
6
Andy Weeks
Running Wilde (2010)

Running Wilde (2010)

TV Show
6.17
Belushi (voice)
Mary Shelley's Frankenhole (2010)

Mary Shelley's Frankenhole (2010)

TV Show
10
Self
David Cross: Bigger and Blackerer (2010)

David Cross: Bigger and Blackerer (2010)

Movie
Ian
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009)

Movie
6
DreamWorks Spooky Stories (2009)

DreamWorks Spooky Stories (2009)

TV Show
Duane Bailey
Modern Family (2009)

Modern Family (2009)

TV Show
6.7
Hank Hickey
Community (2009)

Community (2009)

TV Show
6.11
Ham Sandwich
Meltdown (2009)

Meltdown (2009)

Movie
Cain
Year One (2009)

Year One (2009)

Movie
6.2
Self
All Tomorrow's Parties (2009)

All Tomorrow's Parties (2009)

Movie
Writer
Paid Programming: Icelandic Ultra Blue (2009)

Paid Programming: Icelandic Ultra Blue (2009)

Movie
Co-Worker
Important Things with Demetri Martin (2009)

Important Things with Demetri Martin (2009)

TV Show
6
Timmy (voice)
The Toe Tactic (2009)

The Toe Tactic (2009)

Movie
Crane (voice)
Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five (2008)

Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five (2008)

Movie
6.04
Yivo (voice)
Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs (2008)

Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs (2008)

Movie
6.25
Crane (voice)
Kung Fu Panda (2008)

Kung Fu Panda (2008)

Movie
6.42
Barry Winston
A Bad Situationist (2008)

A Bad Situationist (2008)

Movie
Ian
Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)

Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)

Movie
6.39
Todd Margaret
Comedy Showcase (2007)

Comedy Showcase (2007)

TV Show
Alan Ginsberg
I'm Not There (2007)

I'm Not There (2007)

Movie
6
Self
The Comedians of Comedy: Live at The Troubadour (2007)

The Comedians of Comedy: Live at The Troubadour (2007)

Movie
7
Giddy (voice)
Battle for Terra (2007)

Battle for Terra (2007)

Movie
3.33
Larry Schwartzman
The Grand (2007)

The Grand (2007)

Movie
Himself
Fired! (2007)

Fired! (2007)

Movie
Driving Instructor
Clark and Michael (2007)

Clark and Michael (2007)

TV Show
6
Peter Burns
Human Giant (2007)

Human Giant (2007)

TV Show
Lou, Ted Danson's Agent / Pussy Doodles Artist / Pizza Boy
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (2007)

Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (2007)

TV Show
5
Space Station Man
Crashing (2007)

Crashing (2007)

Movie
Self
Heckler (2007)

Heckler (2007)

Movie
Benny / Primi / Various
Freak Show (2006)

Freak Show (2006)

TV Show
Ian
School for Scoundrels (2006)

School for Scoundrels (2006)

Movie
6
Self
The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players: Off & On Broadway (2006)

The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players: Off & On Broadway (2006)

Movie
Self
Assume the Position with Mr. Wuhl (2006)

Assume the Position with Mr. Wuhl (2006)

Movie
Horatio Gold
She's the Man (2006)

She's the Man (2006)

Movie
6.56
Junior (voice)
Curious George (2006)

Curious George (2006)

Movie
5.79
Self
Last Laugh '05 (2005)

Last Laugh '05 (2005)

Movie
Self / Russ Lieber (voice) (uncredited)
The Colbert Report (2005)

The Colbert Report (2005)

TV Show
6.27
Too Late with Adam Carolla (2005)

Too Late with Adam Carolla (2005)

TV Show
Wonder Showzen (2005)

Wonder Showzen (2005)

TV Show
6.67
Self
Last Laugh '04 (2004)

Last Laugh '04 (2004)

Movie
Tom Goes to the Mayor (2004)

Tom Goes to the Mayor (2004)

TV Show
5.86
Ben
Pilot Season (2004)

Pilot Season (2004)

TV Show
O'Grady (2004)

O'Grady (2004)

TV Show
Rob Eakin
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Movie
7.19
Dr. Gail Timlin
Cheap Seats (2004)

Cheap Seats (2004)

TV Show
Seminar Leader
Melvin Goes to Dinner (2003)

Melvin Goes to Dinner (2003)

Movie
Self
Celebrity Poker Showdown (2003)

Celebrity Poker Showdown (2003)

TV Show
Self
David Cross: Let America Laugh (2003)

David Cross: Let America Laugh (2003)

Movie
Tobias Fünke
Arrested Development (2003)

Arrested Development (2003)

TV Show
5.88
David
Tom Goes to the Mayor Returns (2003)

Tom Goes to the Mayor Returns (2003)

Movie
VH1 Goes Inside (2003)

VH1 Goes Inside (2003)

TV Show
Oliver Beene (2003)

Oliver Beene (2003)

TV Show
Self / Himself
Real Time with Bill Maher (2003)

Real Time with Bill Maher (2003)

TV Show
6.5
Self
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)

Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)

TV Show
6.3
Newton
Men in Black II (2002)

Men in Black II (2002)

Movie
6.2
Martin & Orloff (2002)

Martin & Orloff (2002)

Movie
Self
Never Mind the Buzzcocks (2002)

Never Mind the Buzzcocks (2002)

TV Show
Ronnie Dobbs / Pootie T / Chow Chow
Run Ronnie Run (2002)

Run Ronnie Run (2002)

Movie
Rex
Life Without Dick (2002)

Life Without Dick (2002)

Movie
David Cross (voice)
Night of the Living Doo (2001)

Night of the Living Doo (2001)

Movie
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001)

Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001)

TV Show
7.5
Gerrold, the Pushy Guy
Ghost World (2001)

Ghost World (2001)

Movie
7.5
Dinner for Five (2001)

Dinner for Five (2001)

TV Show
6
Dwight Hartman
Scary Movie 2 (2001)

Scary Movie 2 (2001)

Movie
6.18
Dennis
Pootie Tang (2001)

Pootie Tang (2001)

Movie
Dog / Animal Groupie #2 (voice)
Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001)

Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001)

Movie
5.89
The Turd
One Day... (2001)

One Day... (2001)

Movie
Aqua Teen Hunger Force (2000)

Aqua Teen Hunger Force (2000)

TV Show
6.44
Andy
Chain of Fools (2000)

Chain of Fools (2000)

Movie
Self
David Cross: The Pride Is Back (1999)

David Cross: The Pride Is Back (1999)

Movie
Home Movies (1999)

Home Movies (1999)

TV Show
4
Dr. Trepanning
Strangers with Candy (1999)

Strangers with Candy (1999)

TV Show
6
Jerry Kirkwood (voice)
Family Guy (1999)

Family Guy (1999)

TV Show
6.12
Chapman
Can't Stop Dancing (1999)

Can't Stop Dancing (1999)

Movie
Tommy Dansbury
The Thin Pink Line (1998)

The Thin Pink Line (1998)

Movie
Various Characters
Mr. Show and the Incredible, Fantastical News Report (1998)

Mr. Show and the Incredible, Fantastical News Report (1998)

Movie
Fear (voice)
Hercules (1998)

Hercules (1998)

TV Show
6.22
Irwin Wayfair
Small Soldiers (1998)

Small Soldiers (1998)

Movie
4
Writer
Tenacious D (1997)

Tenacious D (1997)

TV Show
5.82
Morgue Attendant
Men in Black (1997)

Men in Black (1997)

Movie
6.48
Jaded Guy
Who's the Caboose? (1997)

Who's the Caboose? (1997)

Movie
Donnie
Just Shoot Me! (1997)

Just Shoot Me! (1997)

TV Show
8
Ward Rackley (voice)
King of the Hill (1997)

King of the Hill (1997)

TV Show
6.33
Self
David Cross: HBO Comedy Half-Hour (1996)

David Cross: HBO Comedy Half-Hour (1996)

Movie
UFO Expert
Waiting for Guffman (1996)

Waiting for Guffman (1996)

Movie
6.55
Self
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996)

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996)

TV Show
6.1
Sales Manager
The Cable Guy (1996)

The Cable Guy (1996)

Movie
6.29
Male Radio Caller (voice) / Bookstore Man
The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996)

The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996)

Movie
6
Self - Host / Various / Charles McHutchence
Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995)

Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995)

TV Show
4.33
Earl
The Drew Carey Show (1995)

The Drew Carey Show (1995)

TV Show
5.27
Charlie
A Bucket of Blood (1995)

A Bucket of Blood (1995)

Movie
Ralph Dellaposa
Destiny Turns on the Radio (1995)

Destiny Turns on the Radio (1995)

Movie
NewsRadio (1995)

NewsRadio (1995)

TV Show
Various
The TV Wheel (1995)

The TV Wheel (1995)

Movie
Reporter at Dock #2
Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight (1994)

Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight (1994)

Movie
Space Ghost Coast to Coast (1994)

Space Ghost Coast to Coast (1994)

TV Show
7
Self - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)

TV Show
6
Writer
The Ben Stiller Show (1992)

The Ben Stiller Show (1992)

TV Show
6
The Slugger's Wife (1985)

The Slugger's Wife (1985)

Movie
The Vice Guide to Travel

The Vice Guide to Travel

TV Show
Robert Pyle
Road Trip Runaway

Road Trip Runaway

Movie
Writer
Paid Programming

Paid Programming

TV Show

Ratings

Average 6.49
Based on 7.64 Million movie and tv ratings over time
1985
2002
2007
2003
2022

Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1964-04-04 (58 years old)

Place of birth
Roswell, United States of America

Religion
atheism

Spouse
Amber Tamblyn

Citizenships
United States of America

Also known as
Sir Willups Brightslymoore , 데이빗 크로스

Awards
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program, Primetime Emmy Award

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