David Chappelle began acting at the age of 9 in "The End of August", 11 years later and he was is in his second role as Ahchoo in "Robin Hood Men in Tights", has also starred in "Half Baked", "Screwed", and "Undercover Brother". Recently he came out with a movie called "Dave Chappelle's Block Party". Dave has been doing stand up comedy since he was younger and has starred in several stand up specials on HBO and Showtime. He finally got his own TV show in 2003 and became a hit during it's second season. The show has been on hiatus for over a year now and is rumoured to have a third season sometime in 2006.
He Turned down an offer to host the 2004 MTV Music Video Awards, it was the first award show he was asked to host.
He was in talks to play Rick James in a film about James' life. Prior to James' death, due to some content objections by Rick James himself, it was decided the project would not happen.
He is currently in the beginning of talks about a movie involving his family and historical events they are fictionally involved in.