Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Poker Celebrities : Chevy Chase

Poker has its share of poker celebrities. Cornelius Crane Chase most commonly known as Chevy Chase is one of them. Chevy Chase is an American Emmy Award-winning comedian, writer, and television and film actor. Chevy Chase worked as a professional musician as well as quite a few other jobs before moving towards comedy and working with the National Lampoon.

Chevy Chase Vegas VacationChase quickly became a key cast member of Saturday Night Live. His weekend update skit became more then popular on the show. Chevy Chase is well known for his role in four National Lampoon's Vacation films and his roles in other successful comedies such as the 1997 Vegas Vacation, 1980 film Caddyshack, Fletch in 1985, and The Three Amigos in 1986. Chevy Chase has also hosted the Academy Awards twice, he briefly hosted his own show (The Chevy Chase Show), and is a regular on the NBC comedy series Community. Off screen Chase is also finds his place amongst poker celebrities.Chase has extensive experience in playing poker, although he is not a professional poker player.

Chevy Chase has played with many other poker celebrities in celebrity poker showdowns in his poker career. He has also played in numerous charity events. Chevy Chase has a long history of playing high stakes poker against fellow Hollywood poker celebrities. He is a member of the exclusive Hollywood Gourmet Poker Club, founded by late night legend Johnny Carson. Other poker celebs whom are in the club include Steve Martin, Neil Simon, Carl Reiner, Martin Short, Barry Diller and producer David Chasman. They gather at the Hollywood Gourmet Poker Club once a month to eat and play.

Born into a well off family, Chevy Chase has not looked back. It seems this poker enthusiast plays for the fun, love, socialization and entertainment that poker brings along with his poker celebrities.  Chevy Chase has no major poker tournament cashing.

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