David Cross is indeed a major contributor to the comedy business. The American stand-up comedian has made a name for himself with his naturally gifted comedic mind, which he effortlessly uses in his works. He is not only a stand-up comedian but also shows his versatility as an actor, director, and writer. Cross is known for his rib-breaking stand-up shows as well as his HBO sketch comedy series Mr. Show. The talented comedian is also known for his appearance in the sitcom Arrested Development, in which he plays the role of Tobias Fünke.
David Cross Bio
He was born on April 4, 1964, in Atlanta, Georgia, to his parents Barry, his father, and Susi, his mother. When you see how both parents struggled all their lives to make ends meet, Cross’s poor background must have been his motivation to succeed in life.
David was motivated to work hard, and after graduating from Northside High School he moved to New York and worked for a lawn care company. He went to Emerson College Boston where he joined a sketch group called “This is Pathetic”. After a semester at school, he dropped out and began performing stand-up comedy in Boston. Little by little Cross made his way into the comedy scene and appeared in the comedy scene “Catch a Rising Star” alongside actors like Louis C.K. and Janeane Garofalo.
This led to the formation of the sketch-comedy group Cross Comedy, which was founded by David Cross and consists of 12 actors and himself. The show, which was broadcast weekly, was a great success. While continuing to perform jokes and numbers with rib-cracking, the comedian released three recordings: It’s Not Funny, Shut Up You F*cking Baby, and Bigger and Blacker. In 2016, Cross began his nationwide stand-up tour Making America Great Again. The tour, which began January 26, 2016, and ended April 24 of the same year, was Cross’s first comedy tour in six years.
The comedian was also featured in television and film. Together with his comedian colleague Bob Odenkirk, he created the HBO sketch-comedy series, Mr. Show. Prior to this creation, he worked as a writer on The Ben Stiller Show and won an Emmy award for his work on the show in 1993. He was given a film role in Men in Black and in 2002 he also resumed his role as Newton in the sequel Men in Black II.
Cross played the role of Tobias Funke in the sitcom “Arrested Development”, which was aired from 2003 to 2006. Over the years he has appeared in a variety of other shows and films. Some of them are Just Shoot Me!, The Drew Carey Show, NewsRadio, Strangers with Candy, Alvin, and the Chipmunks, and many others. His skills as a producer and director have also been shown in productions such as Run Ronnie Run, Freak Show, and others.
Wife, Family Life Of The American Comedian
David Cross is married to Amber Tamblyn, an actress. The couple, who were together for four years, got engaged in 2011 after Cross asked the question. One year after their engagement, they tied the knot in 2012. In February 2017 they welcomed a daughter named Marlow Alice Cross.
David was brought up with the values of the Jewish religion. However, he chose to become an atheist later in life. He has two sisters, Juli Cross, and Wendy Cross. When he was 10 years old, his father left the family and they had to move from one friend to another as they had no money to provide for themselves properly. Through all this, Cross kept his passion for show business alive and burning. According to reports, the comedian has not spoken to his father since he was 19 years old.
His Net Worth
David Cross has much to show for his comedic endeavors that have become part of his life. The net worth of the talented comedian is estimated at 12 million dollars. Cross made a fortune through his remarkable role in Arrested Development, which brought his name to everyone’s attention. His work on the sketch of Mr. Show not only earned him an award but also contributed to his financial rise. Cross has so many works in his name and continues to create more.