Comedy legend Chevy Chase gave a sweet shoutout to his daughter for her birthday earlier this year. On Facebook, the Caddyshack actor posted an adorable throwback photo of himself and his daughter, Caley.
Her father has much to be proud of when it comes to his daughter: the now 37-year-old had followed in her father’s entertainment footsteps and has built a successful career as an actress. She’s starred in films, television series, and TV movies, in addition to working behind the scenes as a writer and producer.
He posted the sweet throwback pic back in January.
Chevy Chase Spending More Time at Home Following Hospital Stint
Slapstick comedy trailblazer Chevy Chase is currently recouping at his home in Westchester, New York, after a five-week stay in the hospital. According to Page Six, the SNL alum said that he suffered a “heart issue” and is now recuperating at home with his family.
“These are my first few days home. I can only say how happy I am to now be back with my family,” he said. “I’m feeling good. I was in the hospital five weeks. A heart issue. So, for now, I’m around the house. Not going anywhere.”
Now 77-years old, Chase reminisced about his heyday when he was the king of slapstick comedy. “I used to go out and do anything. I’d do slapstick in front of 3,000 people. But at this moment I have no need to go out and meet COVID.”
As the pandemic looms in the background, Chase admitted that he’s now spending most of his time indoors— giving the veteran actor plenty of time to catch up on television shows. However, he doesn’t sound overly impressed with what he’s been watching.
“I read. Turn on TV. Watch the news. I see actors, comedians, producers, screenwriters working and, God bless them, but I don’t see anything great on television. It all became a generation of s–theads laughing at the world. The humor today’s giving the next generation worse stuff than they already have in their own lives. It drives me nuts,” he said.
Chase, who’s known for portraying Clark Griswold in the National Lampoon’s Vacation film series, continues to work as an actor, despite his criticism of modern television.
His most recent acting credits include starring in The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee and when he reprised the role of Clark Griswold in the video short, Electri-vacation. Currently, he’s in pre-production for three other films: Federal Offense, The Ogilvy Fortune, and Panda vs. Aliens. Before that, Chase had a recurring role in the comedy sitcom series “Community,” from 2009 to 2014.