Who is Harper Spade?

Harper Spade was born on 26 August 2008 under the zodiac sign of Virgo, in Missouri USA, and is a 12-year-old celebrity child, probably best recognized for being the daughter of renowned actor, stand-up comedian, writer and TV host David Spade, and Playboy model Jillian Grace.

How rich is she, as of now? Harper Spade Net Worth

Being the daughter of millionaire, Harper Spade is also a potential millionaire. Since her career is yet to come, she still enjoys the impressive fortune of her famous parents. Her father David Spade has a total net worth estimated at $60 million, acquired through his successful involvement in the entertainment industry. On the other hand, her mother Jillian Grace has a net worth estimated at close to $1 million, earned through her modeling career.

Early Life, Parents, Nationality, Ethnicity

Harper Spade is growing up in St. Louis, Missouri, where she lives with her mother; she holds American nationality and belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group. Her parents met each other back in 2007, but were romantically involved in a relationship for only about two months from October to December, during which Jillian became pregnant, and David was confirmed to be the father of the child. Following their split, the former couple remained on good terms, and shared the custody of their daughter. David still spends a lot of his time with Harper, and frequently shares their photos on his social media.

Who Is Her Father? David Spade Short Wiki/Bio

David Wayne Spade was born on 22 July 1964 under the zodiac sign of Leo, in Birmingham, Michigan USA.

He is the son of Wayne M. Spade, who worked as a sales representative, and Judith J. Spade, a magazine editor and writer. At the age of four, David moved with his family to Scottsdale, Arizona soon after which his parents divorced, so he was raised in relative poverty alongside his two elder brothers, Andy and Bryan, by their mother. His brother Andy is known along with his wife Kate Spade for being the co-founder of luxury design company Kate Spade New York.

Educational Background

David went to Saguaro High School in Scottsdale, and upon matriculation enrolled into Scottsdale Community College. Later he transferred to Arizona State University, from which he obtained his Business Degree in 1986, and where he was a part of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. David also performed regularly as a stand-up comedian in the university’s comedy sketch show “Farce Side Comedy Hour”.

David Spade

Career Beginnings

Following his graduation, David Spade continued to perform stand-up comedy at The Improv in Los Angeles, California. Thanks to his skills and sense of humor, he was spotted by a talent agent, who offered him the role of Kyle in the 1987 comedy film “Police Academy 4: Citizens On Patrol”, the fourth installment of the “Police Academy” franchise. It was his big break, after which he guest-starred in such TV series as “The Facts of Life”, “Baywatch”, and “Monsters”.

Rise to Fame and SNL

David gained enormous popularity in 1990, when he joined the NBC late-night television comedy sketch and variety show “Saturday Night Live”, in which he worked until 1996. He initially served as a writer, but later became a regular cast member, and performed in a number of SNL sketches. During his stint there, David earned a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series.

Concurrentl, he continued his acting career, landing support roles in such films as “Light Sleeper” (1992) and “Reality Bites” (1994). Moreover, he provided his voice to several characters in the MTV adult animated sitcom “Beavis And Butt-Head” from 1992 to 1995. He was then teamed up with his fellow SNL cast member, Chris Farley to star in two buddy comedy film titles – “Tommy Boy” (1995), playing Richard, and “Black Sheep” (1996), featuring as Steve Dodds – both of which became box office hits.

Continued Success

David’s next major role came when he portrayed Ernie in the 1997 black comedy film “8 Heads In A Duffel Bag”. Although he was invited to create his own TV show, David turned it down and joined the cast of the NBC sitcom “Just Shoot Me!” later that year, starring in the role of Dennis Finch, and remaining in the series until it ended in 2003.

It earned him Primetime Emmy, Golden Globe, and American Comedy Award nominations.

Concurrently David continued to pursue other roles – in 1998 he played Scott Thorpe in the comedy sci-fi film “Senseless”, and then voiced Ranger Frank in the animated comedy film “The Rugrats Movie”. He then provided his voice to Kuzco in the Disney animated comedy film “The Emperor’s New Groove” (2000), which he would later reprise in its 2005 sequel entitled “Kronk’s New Groove. He also produced his own animated series, “Sammy”, and co-wrote and portrayed Dylan Ramsey in the romantic comedy film “Lost & Found”, both in 2000. He then co-wrote and featured in the title role in the 2001 adventure comedy film “Joe Dirt”, which he would later reprise in its 2015 sequel entitled “Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser”. He also co-wrote and played the title role in the 2003 comedy film “Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star”.

Further Work on Film and TV

Between 2004 and 2005, David was cast as C.J. Barnes in the ABC sitcom “8 Simple Rules”, after which from 2005 to 2007 he ran his own show entitled “The Showbiz Show With David Spade” on Comedy Central. He also did the voice over for Scuzz in the 2005 animated comedy film “Racing Stripes”, which was followed by his portrayals of Shiloh in the stoner comedy film “Grandma’s Boy”, and Richie Goodman in the sports-comedy film “The Benchwarmers”, both in 2006.

David then provided his voice to Sparx in the 2006 video game “The Legend Of Spyro: A New Beginning”, before joining the main cast of the CBS sitcom “Rules Of Engagement”, appearing as Russell Dunbar in 100 episodes between 2007 and 2013. He was also cast as Raymond Davies Allen in the TV comedy series “Carpet Bros” (2008-2010), and starred in the role of Marcus Higgins in the 2010 comedy film “Grown Ups”, alongside Adam Sandler and Salma Hayek, which he would later reprise in its sequel “Grown Ups 2” in 2015.

Other Projects in the 2010s

In 2011, David played Monica in Dennis Dugan’s comedy film “Jack And Jill”, after which he provided the voice of Griffin the Invisible Man in the 2012 animated comedy film “Hotel Transylvania”, which he would reprise in its sequels, “Hotel Transylvania 2” (2015) and “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” (2018). He also provided the voice of Boss Cain in the Chinese animated film “Jungle Master”, and Aliur in the English version of the Spanish animated film “Snowflake, The White Gorilla”, both in 2013.

David’s next major role came when he appeared as Charlie in the 2016 comedy film “The Do-Over”, next to Adam Sandler. Afterwards, he was cast as Harris DeSoto in the Showtime comedy-drama series “Roadies” (2016), which was followed by his portrayals of Johnny Jon-John in the comedy film “Mad Families” in 2017, which he also co-wrote. Through 2017 and 2018, he played Ed Gunt in the ABC sitcom “The Mayor”, and Steven Hopkins in the Netflix romantic comedy series “Love”.

In 2018, he featured as Wayne in the comedy film “Father Of The Year”, and Bobby in the thriller “Warning Shot”. Most recently, David created and hosted his own late-night talk show entitled “Lights Out With David Spade”, broadcast on Comedy Central from 2019 to 2020, and besides that, landed the role of Tim Morris in the 2020 romantic comedy film “The Wrong Missy”.

Who Is Harper’s Mother? Jillian Grace Short Wiki/Bio

Jillian Grace Harper – nee Walter – was born on 20 December 1985 under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius, in Arkansas, USA. The name of her father is unknown, while the name of her mother is Katharine Walter. She spent the most part of her childhood in Washington, Missouri, and matriculated from a local high school.

Professional Career as a Model and Actress

Jillian Harper started her career when her mother sent her photos and letter about her to Howard Stern, after which she was invited to make a guest appearance on his show.

She was then noticed by Kevin Kuster, who served as a Senior Photo Editor for Playboy magazine, who offered her a test photo shoot. She eventually passed, and was subsequently named the Playmate of the Month in the March 2005 issue of the famous men’s magazine.

She then featured in two 2005 video documentaries, “Playboy Video Playmate Calendar 2006” and “Playboy: Hef’s Halloween Spooktacular”. She guest-starred in several episodes of the E! reality TV show “The Girls Next Door” (2005-2006), and the MTV/Playboy TV show “Hot Babes Doing Stuff Naked” (2007). Later the same year, Jillian started her acting career by landing small roles in three film titles – “Epic Movie”, “The Comebacks”, and “The Agonist”. She was also a guest in Fred Wolf’s 2008 romantic comedy film “The House Bunny”, but it went uncredited.

Following the birth of her daughter, Jillian quit her career in the entertainment industry to be a devoted mother. She works as a licensed personal trainer, and she also practices yodeling.

Author

Robbie is currently a reporter for TheBiography based in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to joining TheBiography in December 2020, he was an entertainment reporter in People.

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