David Khari Webber "Dave" Chappelle, born on August 24, 1973, in Washington D.C. He is an American comedian, actor, screen writer, television and film producer. Both his parents was university professors, Dave grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland, and he attended Woodlin Elementary School.In 1991, he graduated from Washington's Duke Ellington School of the Arts, where he studied theatre arts. Chappelle started his film career in the film "Robin Hood: Men in Tights" in 1993 and his first lead role was in the film "Half Baked" in 1998. He became widely known for his famous tv series "Chappelle's Show" which ran from 2003 until 2006.