David Cross Actor, Comedian, Wife, Net Worth, and Movies

David Cross Biography

David Cross is a renowned American stand-up comedian, actor, director, and writer. He became known for his comedy series Mr. Show with Bob and David aired by HBO from 1995 to 1998. He was also cast as Tobias Fünke in the Fox and Netflix sitcom Arrested Development. Cross is the writer, cast, and executive producer of The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret.

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Moreover, he played Ian Hawke in Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007), Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009), and Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011). Cross has voiced Battle for Terra (2007), Curious George, the Kung Fu Panda film franchise (2008–2016), Megamind (2010), and Next Gen (2018). In addition, for his work in Arrested Development, he earned three Primetime Emmy Award nominations and was nominated for a Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Television Series.

David Cross’ Facts

Birthday: April 4, 1964
Birthplace: Roswell, Georgia, USA
Age:  60
Wife: Amber Tamblyn (2012)
Height: 5 ft 8 ¼ in or 1.73m
Net Worth: $10 Million

Family

David Cross was born to his loving parents in Roswell, Georgia, United States in a Jewish family. He holds American and British nationality. Cross’ father Barry is an emigrant from Leeds, England while his mother is Susi Cross. His family moved to Florida six months after he was born. Cross is the firstborn of three siblings having two younger sisters Juli and Wendy.

David Cross Wife

He has been married to his wife Amber Tamblyn since 2012. Amber is a 41-year-old American actress and author who is famous for her role in General Hospital as Emily Quartermaine. As an author, she has published seven books and writes for The New York Times. Amber and Cross dated for four years before he proposed to her in August 2011. The couple shared that they had a daughter on February 21, 2017, Marlow Alice Cross.

David Cross Brother

Cross does not have a brother but two young sisters Juli and Wendy.

David Cross Daughter

Cross and his wife Amber welcomed their daughter Marlow Alice Cross born in late February 2017. Marlow is seven years old as of 2024. Her parents confirmed she was a girl and her real name through a photo of a heartfelt note written by former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to little Marlow.

Education

He earned his high school diploma while studying as a student at North Atlanta High School and graduated from Northside High School. He then enrolled at Emerson College in Boston but dropped out after one semester. During his time in college, he joined This is Pathetic, a college sketch group, and met John Ennis.

David Cross Actor

As an actor, he first began his career writing on The Ben Stiller Show. He later co-created the HBO sketch comedy series Mr. Show with Bob and David (Mr. Show) in 1995. In 1993, he won an Emmy for his work on The Ben Stiller Show. Cross played Newton, an employee of the NYC Morgue in Men in Black in 1997. Moreover, he teamed up with Mr. Show director and producer Troy Miller and Odenkirk to produce, Run Ronnie Run.

He has also provided voices for a Marine in Halo 2 and Zero in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Cross was a main cast in David’s Situation, a pilot for HBO, and has a black comedy series The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret. In addition, he stars as Ian Hawke in Alvin and the Chipmunks film series and also voiced Crane in the Kung Fu Panda film franchise.

David Cross Comedian

As a comedian, he began performing stand-up comedy when he was around 17 years old. Cross began to perform stand-up more regularly in the 1980s and 1990s. He appeared several nights a week when the comedy club chain Catch a Rising Star began in 1990. Moreover, he performed at the alternative comedy club Un-Cabaret in Los Angeles.

Cross performed The Pride Is Back, a one-hour comedy special on HBO in 1999. He has since released seven comedy albums which are Shut Up You Fucking Baby!, It’s Not Funny, Bigger and Blackerer, Making America Great Again, Oh, Come On, I’m from the Future, and latest in 2024, Worst Daddy in The World

Alvin And The Chipmunks

Cross had a starring role as Ian Hawke in the three live-action/animated films Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007), Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009), and Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011).

Tour

Cross has an online website at officialdavidcross.com where he has uploaded this tour for the whole of the 2024 year calendar. From the tour dates, he has shared on how to purchase the tickets.

Young

In his youth years, his family had little money. This led to the family being evicted from their home. Cross spent some time living in motels and at friends’ homes in his youth. His father Barry left the family when Cross was 10 and since he was 19, he has not talked to his father.

Movies And TV Shows

Movies

  • Destiny Turns on the Radio as Ralph Dellaposa in 1995.
  • Who’s the Caboose? as Jaded Guy in 1997.
  • The Thin Pink Line as Tommy Dantsbury in 1998.
  • Chain of Fools as Andy in 2000.
  • Martin & Orloff as Dan Wasserman in 2002.
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind as Rob Eakin in 2004.
  • Crashing as Man In Space in 2007.
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks as Ian Hawke in 2007.
  • Kung Fu Panda as Crane in 2008.
  • Megamind as Minion in 2010.
  • It’s a Disaster as Glenn Randolph in 2012.
  • Pitch Perfect 2 as Riff-Off Host in 2015.
  • Kung Fu Panda 3 as Crane in 2016.
  • Next Gen as Dr. Rice / Q-Bots in 2018.
  • The Dark Divide as Robert Michael Pyle in 2020.
  • You Hurt My Feelings as Jonathan in 2023.

TV Shows

  • The Ben Stiller Show as Stage Manager / Boyfriend from 1992 to 1993.
  • Mr. Show with Bob and David as Various roles from 1995 to 1998.
  • NewsRadio as David / The from 1996 to 1998.
  • Tenacious D as Comic Dressed as Nun from 1997 to 2000.
  • Just Shoot Me! as Donnie DiMauro from 1999 to 2003.
  • Crank Yankers as Benjamin Dubois / Ray Shanty (voices) from 2003 to 2004.
  • Arrested Development as Dr. Tobias Fünke from 2003 to 2006, 2013, and 2018 to 2019.
  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent as Ronnie Chase in 2007.
  • Kung Fu Panda Holiday as Crane in 2010.
  • Modern Family as Duane Bailey from 2011 to 2012.
  • The Heart, She Holler as Jack from 2013 to 2014.
  • Goliath as Pete “The Broker” Oakland from 2018 to 2019.
  • Big Mouth as Skip Glouberman (voice) from 2019 to 2020.
  • Teenage Euthanasia as Video Doctor (voice) from 2021 to 2023.
  • Krapopolis as Mage (voice) in 2023.
  • The Umbrella Academy as Sy Grossman in 2024.

Mr Show

Cross performed his HBO comedy sketches Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995–1998). Bob and Cross introduced most episodes as semi-fictionalized versions of themselves. The two later transitioned to a mixture of on-stage sketches performed in front of a live audience and pre-taped segments. Each of the show’s episodes transitioned to the next by a link in a manner reminiscent of Monty Python’s Flying Circus or The State.

Arrested Development

He also played Tobias Fünke in the Fox and Netflix sitcom Arrested Development. Tobias is known to be a discredited psychiatrist-turned-aspiring actor whose language and behavior have heavily homosexual overtones. The satirical sitcom follows the Bluths, a formerly wealthy, dysfunctional family. It has five seasons with 84 episodes.

Scary Movie

He played Dwight Hartman in the 2001 American supernatural parody film, Scary Movie 2. The movie is a sequel to Scary Movie which begins at the haunted mansion Hell House, teenager Megan Voorhees becomes possessed by the spirit of Hugh Kane, who is the house’s cruel, wicked previous owner.

Awards

He was nominated for Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album (2003) for Shut Up You Fucking Baby! In 2016, he was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album in…America…Great…

Men In Black

Cross played Newton, an employee of the NYC Morgue in Men in Black in 1997, and reprised the character, now as an owner of a video rental store, in Men in Black II in 2002. In the movie Agent K and Agent J investigate a series of seemingly unrelated criminal incidents which are related to the extraterrestrial lifeforms which live in secret on Earth.

Podcast

He hosts the new podcast, Senses Working Overtime With David Cross, which premiered on December 7, 2023. The podcast airs new episodes released on Thursdays available on all audio platforms and videos available on David’s YouTube page.

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie has been mentioned in the sitcom television series, Just Shoot Me! where Cross plays as Donnie DiMauro.

Rick And Morty

He appeared in an episode of “M. Night Shaym-Aliens!” as Prince Nebulon (voice) in 2014 in Rick and Morty. Rick and Morty is an adult animated science fiction sitcom which is about the misadventures of Rick Sanchez, a cynical mad scientist, and his good-hearted but fretful grandson Morty Smith.

Worst Daddy In The World

Worst Daddy In The World is Cross’ latest comedy album which he released in 2024 under 800 Pound Gorilla. The special is available at 800 Pound Gorilla YouTube page.

Kung Fu Panda

Cross had the lead voice-over role in the Kung Fu Panda film franchise (2008–2016). The franchise is a martial arts comedy that follows the adventures of the titular Po Ping, a giant panda who is improbably chosen as the prophesied Dragon Warrior and becomes a master of kung fu. Kung Fu Panda is made up of Kung Fu Panda (2008), Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011), Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) and Kung Fu Panda 4 (2024), as well as three television series.

Hair

He does not have hair on his head.

Just Shoot Me

Cross appeared in three episodes as Donnie DiMauro from 1999 to 2003 in the sitcom television series, Just Shoot Me! The sitcom revolves around several staff members at the magazine, including Jack Gallo, the owner and publisher; and his daughter Maya, a writer for the magazine. It has seven seasons with 145 episodes.

Denver

Cross has set to visit his fans at Paramount Theatre Denver in Denver on October 1, 2024.

Net Worth

He has worked as a stand-up comedian, actor, director, and writer since 1981 and from his profession, he has attained a net worth of $10 Million.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who Is David Cross?

David Cross is a 60-year-old American stand-up comedian, actor, director, and writer. He is famous for his comedy series Mr. Show with Bob and David aired by HBO from 1995 to 1998. Cross was also cast as Tobias Fünke in the Fox and Netflix sitcom Arrested Development. He played Ian Hawke in Alvin and the Chipmunks,  Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, and Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked.

How Old Is David Cross?

Cross is 60 years old born on April 4, 1964, in Roswell, Georgia, United States.

Who Is David Cross Married To?

Cross has been hitched to his wife Amber Tamblyn since 2012 and they share a daughter Marlow Alice Cross.

Who Is David Cross’s Wife?

Cross’ wife is Amber Tamblyn a 41-year-old American actress and author who is famous for her role in General Hospital as Emily Quartermaine.

How Tall Is David Cross?

Cross is a man of average height standing at 5 ft 8 ¼ in or 1.73m.

Where Is David Cross From?

He is a native of Roswell, Georgia.

How Much Is David Cross Worth?

Cross has a net worth of $10 Million from working in his profession.

Social Media Account

Twitter – @davidcrosss

Instagram – davidcrossofficial