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David Cross

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Cross portraying Tobias Fünke in the American T.V. show Arrested Development.

David Cross (born April 4, 1964 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an actor and comedian. Originally he was a writer for the short-lived The Ben Stiller Show on 20th Century Fox, during which time he had the chance to work with Bob Odenkirk, with whom he would later co-create the HBO sketch comedy series Mr. Show with Bob and David. He now co-stars as Tobias Fünke in Arrested Development. He has also appeared in numerous films, including Men in Black, Ghost World, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and guest starred on television shows such as Just Shoot Me and Strangers with Candy.

Cross also performs stand-up comedy with material that is often biting left-wing political commentary. He has released two highly-successful CDs to date, Shut Up You Fucking Baby and It's Not Funny. In 2004, Shut Up You Fucking Baby was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.

In 2003 Cross released his first tour film entitled Let America Laugh (ASIN B0000DJYMO).

In 2004 Cross provided voices for a Marine in the Xbox game Halo 2, and a store clerk named Zero in the PS2, Xbox, and PC game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Both characters were often whiny and humorous in nature. He was also the voice of the violent, alcoholic "Happy-Time Harry" doll in Aqua Teen Hunger Force.

David Cross briefly attended Emerson College in Massachusetts.

Quotations

  • (On going 75% political in his albums): "I've always been a bit of a news junkie, but not as much as I am now. Hopefully that will change in a matter of months and I can go back to making more abortion jokes."

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