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The Best David Spade Characters

Updated June 28, 2019 242 votes 17 voters30 items

We’re ranking David Spade’s greatest characters. As an actor, comic, and Saturday Night Live alumni, David Spade landed his first movie role in 1987’s Police Academy 4. After starring in a string of great comedies in the early ‘90s, including Coneheads, Reality Bites, and PCU, he teamed up with fellow SNL cast member Chris Farley for 1995’s hilarious hit Tommy Boy and again in ‘96 for Black Sheep.

Usually typecast as the tongue-in-cheek middleman, David Spade's also an accomplished voice actor. Voicing Emperor Kuzco in the Emperor’s New Groove and Griffin the Invisible Man in the Hotel Transylvania series, his characters are known for having a certain sarcastic charm. Which of David Spade’s characters is your favorite? Whether you prefer him as Shiloh in Grandma’s Boy, scrappy Joe in Joe Dirt, or know-it-all Dennis Finch in the NBC series Just Shoot Me, make your voice heard below.

Vote up David Spade’s best characters to see which performance is his most popular.

  • 1
    10
    2

    Richie Goodman

    The Benchwarmers

    2006

  • 2
    6
    2

    Emperor Kuzco

    The Emperor's New Groove , Kronk's New Groove

    2000, 2005

  • 3
    8
    5

    Joe Dirt

    Joe Dirt

    2001

  • 4
    7
    5

    Richard Hayden

    Tommy Boy

    1995

  • 5
    6
    4

    Russell Dunbar

    Rules of Engagement

    2007-13

  • 6
    6
    5

    Dennis Finch

    Just Shoot Me!

    1997-2003

  • 7
    0
    5

    Kyle

    Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol

    1987

  • 8
    2
    5

    Dickie Roberts

    Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star

    2003

  • 9
    10
    0

    Marcus Higgins

    Grown Ups, Grown Ups 2

    2010, 

  • 10
    2
    5

    Scott Thorpe

    Senseless

    1998

  • 11
    0
    8

    Scuzz

    Racing Stripes

    2005

  • 12
    2
    5

    Eli Turnbull

    Coneheads

    1993

  • 13

    1994

  • 14
    2
    5

    Steve Dodds

    Black Sheep

    1996

  • 15
    0
    8

    Video Store Clerk

    Loser

    2000

  • 16
    5
    2

    Groupie

    I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry

    2007

  • 17
    5
    5

    Shiloh

    Grandma's Boy

    2006

  • 18
    2
    5

    Theological Cokehead

    Light Sleeper

    1992

  • 19
    5
    2

    Griffin the Invisible Man

    Hotel Transylvania 1, 2

    2012, 2015, 2018

  • 20
    0
    8

    Jenga

    Snowflake, the White Gorilla

    2013

  • 21
    5
    5

    The "Wienerschnitzel" Manager

    Reality Bites

    1994

  • 22
    2
    2

    Ernest "Ernie" Lipscomb

    8 Heads in a Duffel Bag

    1997

  • 23
    2
    5

    Ranger Franklin

    The Rugrats Movie

    1998

  • 24
    0
    8

    Dylan Ramsey

    Lost & Found

    1999

  • 25
    2
    5

    Principal Nixon

    Lil' Pimp

    2005