David Cross is an American stand-up comedian, actor, director, and writer. He is best known for his role as Tobias Fünke in the sitcom Arrested Development. Cross has also done voice work for the sitcom Oliver Beene and has had lead voice-over roles in the Kung Fu Panda film franchise, Megamind and Next Gen. He was named #85 on Comedy Central’s list of the 100 greatest stand-ups of all time.
About David Cross in brief
David Cross is an American stand-up comedian, actor, director, and writer. He is best known for his role as Tobias Fünke in the sitcom Arrested Development. Cross has also done voice work for the sitcom Oliver Beene and has had lead voice-over roles in the Kung Fu Panda film franchise, Megamind and Next Gen. He has released five comedy albums: 2002’s Shut Up You Fucking Fucking Baby, 2004’s It’s Not Funny, 2010’s Big Blackerer, 2016’s Making Great America. Great Again… and 2019’s Oh, Come On, Great America. He was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album twice, in 2003 and 2016 for Shut Up Fucking baby! and in 2016 for You’re Fucking Great. Cross was born in Roswell, Georgia, to a Jewish family. His parents are Barry and Susi, the former of whom emigrated from Leeds, England. Cross’ father left the family when David was 10 years old; the two have not spoken since he was 19, though they both primarily resided in New York City until Cross sold his home there in 2011. Cross is married to his long-time girlfriend, actress and singer Amy Poehler. Cross and Poehler have two children, a son and a daughter-in-law. Cross also has a son with former “SNL” co-star Jason Priestley, who appeared on the series “Modern Family” and “Arrested Development” as OJ’s valet. Cross currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.
Cross lives with his family in New Jersey and has a daughter with his ex-partner, actress Sarah Silverman, and son with ex-NFL star Tom Hanks. He also has two daughters with his longtime girlfriend, former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Sarah Paulson. Cross had a role in the first three live action Alvin and the Chipmunks films as Ian Hawke. In 1993, he won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series for his work on The Ben Stiller Show. In 1999, he performed a one-hour comedy special, The Pride Is Back, on HBO. In 2003, he released his first tour film, Let America Laugh, and was named #85 on Comedy Central’s list of the 100 greatest stand-ups of all time. In 2008, he starred in The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, developed and had a prominent role in Freak Show, and appeared on Modern Family and Modern Family. In 2009, Cross starred in the HBO sketch comedy series Mr. Show, which he created, wrote, executive produced, and starred in. In 2010, he appeared in the comedy special The Bigger, Bigger Baby, and wrote the pilot for the series Bigger Bigger. In 2011, Cross appeared on The Biggest Loser, a comedy special that was produced by HBO and directed by Joe Frank.