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Actor, Producer and Comedian Known for His Roles in "Arrested Development" and "The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret"

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 David Cross Biography

Comedian, writer and actor David Cross was born on April 4, 1964, in Atlanta, Georgia, to Barry and Susie Cross. Though the family moved often, Cross spent most of his childhood in the greater Atlanta area. Cross enrolled at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts in 1983, but dropped out in 1985 to pursue a career in comedy.

In 1992, Cross moved to Los Angeles. Not long after, he began appearing on the short-lived MTV skit comedy series "The Ben Stiller Show" (1992-1993) alongside a handful of burgeoning comedic actors, including Janeane Garofalo, Andy Dick and Bob Odenkirk.

Cross and Odenkirk went on to create and star on the HBO cult hit comedy series "Mr. Show" (1995-1998), which featured Cross's wildly imaginative, concentric and off-beat skits, as well as elaborate musical numbers and recurring odd-ball characters. The show also featured the Actor's Gang alum Jack Black, who was relatively unknown at the time, with shorts chronicling Black and actor Kyle Gass's bizarre acoustic metal duets at open mic nights as the band Tenacious D -- spurring Tenacious D's unlikely rock stardom and, in turn, Black's movie career. Despite the show's devoted following, the network never gave "Mr. Show" much promotional support, and the series only lasted for four seasons.

Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Cross appeared in several small but memorable film roles, including in "The Cable Guy" (1996), "Waiting For Guffman" (1996), "Men In Black" (1997), "Ghost World" (2000), "Scary Movie II" (2001) and "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" (2004). He also appeared in semi-recurring TV roles, including on "The Drew Carey Show," "NewsRadio" and "Just Shoot Me."

In 2002, Cross signed to Sub Pop Records, a Seattle-based indie rock label, and released the double-live comedy album "Shut Up You F*cking Baby," which showcased the comedian's signature conversational style and scathing socio-political and cultural observations. Cross and Odenkirk also took "Mr. Show" live on the road for the Mr. Show: Hooray For America tour, playing to sold-out houses along the pseudo-college club circuit. Also in 2002, the critically shunned "Mr. Show" spin-off film "Run Ronnie Run!," featuring Cross in the lead role, was released on DVD.

In 2003, Cross released "Let America Laugh," a DVD documenting his U.S. stand-up comedy tour of traditionally rock-oriented venues. He also landed a starring role on the highly rated FOX sitcom "Arrested Development." He played Tobias Funke -- one of his most beloved characters to date -- on the show, which also featured Portia de Rossi, Michael Cera and Jason Bateman. He reprises his role as Tobias in the Season 4 reboot on Netflix.

In 2004, Sub Pop released Cross's sophomore effort, "It's Not Funny," featuring more of the comedian's scintillating pop-culture rants and ardent anti-Bush commentary.

More recently, Cross has had roles on shows like "Running Wilde," "Archer," "Modern Family," and he stars in "The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret."

On October 6, 2012, Cross wed actress Amber Tamblyn. The couple dated for two years before becoming engaged in 2011.

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I Drink for a Reason

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David Cross

Actor, Producer and Comedian Known for His Roles in "Arrested Development" and "The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret"

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David Cross Biography

Comedian, writer and actor David Cross was born on April 4, 1964, in Atlanta, Georgia, to Barry and Susie Cross. Though the family moved often, Cross spent most of his childhood in the greater Atlanta area. Cross enrolled at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts in 1983, but dropped out in 1985 to pursue a career in comedy.

In 1992, Cross moved to Los Angeles. Not long after, he began appearing on the short-lived MTV skit comedy series "The Ben Stiller Show" (1992-1993) alongside a handful of burgeoning comedic actors, including Janeane Garofalo, Andy Dick and Bob Odenkirk.

Cross and Odenkirk went on to create and star on the HBO cult hit comedy series "Mr. Show" (1995-1998), which featured Cross's wildly imaginative, concentric and off-beat skits, as well as elaborate musical numbers and recurring odd-ball characters. The show also featured the Actor's Gang alum Jack Black, who was relatively unknown at the time, with shorts chronicling Black and actor Kyle Gass's bizarre acoustic metal duets at open mic nights as the band Tenacious D -- spurring Tenacious D's unlikely rock stardom and, in turn, Black's movie career. Despite the show's devoted following, the network never gave "Mr. Show" much promotional support, and the series only lasted for four seasons.

Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Cross appeared in several small but memorable film roles, including in "The Cable Guy" (1996), "Waiting For Guffman" (1996), "Men In Black" (1997), "Ghost World" (2000), "Scary Movie II" (2001) and "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" (2004). He also appeared in semi-recurring TV roles, including on "The Drew Carey Show," "NewsRadio" and "Just Shoot Me."

In 2002, Cross signed to Sub Pop Records, a Seattle-based indie rock label, and released the double-live comedy album "Shut Up You F*cking Baby," which showcased the comedian's signature conversational style and scathing socio-political and cultural observations. Cross and Odenkirk also took "Mr. Show" live on the road for the Mr. Show: Hooray For America tour, playing to sold-out houses along the pseudo-college club circuit. Also in 2002, the critically shunned "Mr. Show" spin-off film "Run Ronnie Run!," featuring Cross in the lead role, was released on DVD.

In 2003, Cross released "Let America Laugh," a DVD documenting his U.S. stand-up comedy tour of traditionally rock-oriented venues. He also landed a starring role on the highly rated FOX sitcom "Arrested Development." He played Tobias Funke -- one of his most beloved characters to date -- on the show, which also featured Portia de Rossi, Michael Cera and Jason Bateman. He reprises his role as Tobias in the Season 4 reboot on Netflix.

In 2004, Sub Pop released Cross's sophomore effort, "It's Not Funny," featuring more of the comedian's scintillating pop-culture rants and ardent anti-Bush commentary.

More recently, Cross has had roles on shows like "Running Wilde," "Archer," "Modern Family," and he stars in "The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret."

On October 6, 2012, Cross wed actress Amber Tamblyn. The couple dated for two years before becoming engaged in 2011.

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  • How to book David Cross?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like David Cross for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for David Cross, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for David Cross or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book David Cross?

    Booking fees for David Cross, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire David Cross, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for David Cross?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like David Cross for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book David Cross for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent David Cross or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for David Cross or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

David Cross is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book David Cross for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. David Cross generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jack Black, Paul Rudd, Judah Friedlander, Michael Ian Black and Joshua Malina. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling David Cross for an upcoming event.

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