Cross at the Arrested Development 2011 reunion
April 4, 1964 |
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
|Genres||Political satire, Black comedy, Sketch comedy|
|Influences||Bill Hicks Andy Kaufman, Monty Python, Lou Costello, Steven Wright, Richard Pryor, Lenny Bruce|
|Spouse||Amber Tamblyn (m. 2012)|
|Notable works and roles||Host – Mr. Show
Tobias Fünke in Arrested Development
David Cross (born April 4, 1964) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and writer, known primarily for his stand-up performances, the HBO sketch comedy series Mr. Show, and his role as Tobias Fünke in the sitcom Arrested Development. Cross created, wrote, executive produced, and starred in The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, developed and had a prominent role in Freak Show, appeared on Modern Family, portrayed Ian Hawke in the Alvin and the Chipmunks film franchise, and voiced Crane in the Kung Fu Panda film franchise.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Career
- 3 Controversies
- 4 Personal life
- 5 Discography
- 6 Bibliography
- 7 Radio appearances
- 8 Filmography
- 9 References
- 10 External links
Cross was born in Atlanta, Georgia on April 4, 1964, the son of Barry and Susi, the former of whom emigrated from Leeds, England. Six months after his birth, Cross' family moved to Florida. After additional moves to New York and Connecticut, the family settled back in Roswell, Georgia, where Cross remained for nearly a decade. His family was poor and Barry left the family when Cross 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 and his family were evicted from their home while living in Georgia. He spent some time living in motels and at friends' homes while growing up. He has two sisters and once bailed his youngest sibling out of jail.
Beginnings in comedy
At age 17, Cross began performing stand-up comedy. The day after he graduated from Northside High School in Atlanta, Cross relocated to New York City. Lacking a plan, he drifted, working briefly for a lawn care company on Long Island. Later, he enrolled at Emerson College in Boston. He would drop out after only a semester, but during his time there, Cross joined This is Pathetic, a college sketch group, where he met John Ennis. In the summer of 1985, the two aspiring actors took a road trip to Los Angeles, although this did not significantly further their acting careers. In Boston, Cross began to perform stand-up more regularly. From the mid-1980s to the early 1990s, Boston had a booming comedy scene, although Cross did not fit the types of acts being booked most of the time. He recalls that it was "a loud-, dumb-, pandering-, racist-, homophobic-type scene".
In 1990, a new comedy scene began to emerge at the famous comedy club chain called Catch a Rising Star (where many of the comedians of the 1970s and 1980s got their start). Alongside Janeane Garofalo, Louis C.K., and other comics, Cross appeared regularly several nights a week. Cross formed the sketch comedy group "Cross Comedy" with 12 other performers, and they put on a new show every week. They were known for playing tricks on the audience, such as introducing fake comics or planting fake hecklers. Cross became increasingly focused on his comedy work. Cross performed at the alternative comedy club Un-Cabaret in Los Angeles.
Radio artist Joe Frank heard David Cross at Un-Cabaret in Los Angeles, and hired him to appear in Frank's 1994 radio programs, "A Hearing" and "The Last Run" which in 1997 was combined to become "The OJ Chronicles"  where David appears as OJ's Valet. Cross also starred in the Joe Frank program Jam, produced in 1999 and has more recently worked with Joe Frank on radio shows for KCRW's Unfictional.
Cross continues to perform stand-up comedy in which he blends political commentary and satire. In 1999, he performed a one-hour comedy special, The Pride Is Back, on HBO. He has released three recordings: Shut Up You Fucking Baby!, It's Not Funny, and Bigger and Blackerer. Cross' stand up material was featured in Comedy Central's animated series Shorties Watchin' Shorties. In 2004, Shut Up You Fucking Baby! was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album. 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. He appears on Un-Cabaret compilation albums, including Freak Weather Feels Different and The Good, the Bad and the Drugly.
Work on The Ben Stiller Show, Mr. Show and other projects
Cross began his professional television career as a writer on The Ben Stiller Show. The series hired him toward the end of its run, and he occasionally made brief appearances in the sketches. He had a speaking role in "The Legend of T.J. O'Pootertoot", a sketch written almost entirely by Cross. It was during this period that he first met Bob Odenkirk, with whom he would later co-create the HBO sketch comedy series Mr. Show in 1995. Cross won an Emmy for his work on The Ben Stiller Show in 1993.
He later co-starred as Tobias Fünke in Arrested Development, which was originally intended to be only a minor role. He has also played smaller roles on programs such as Just Shoot Me!, The Drew Carey Show, NewsRadio, Strangers with Candy, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job, and Aqua Teen Hunger Force. From October 2005, Cross regularly appeared on Comedy Central's The Colbert Report as Stephen Colbert's nemesis Russ Lieber, a fictional liberal radio talk show host from Madison, Wisconsin. Cross also developed an animated series for Comedy Central called Freak Show, which co-starred H. Jon Benjamin and was cancelled due to low ratings. He has appeared several times on Wonder Showzen.
Cross teamed up with Mr. Show director and producer Troy Miller and Odenkirk to produce a feature film Run Ronnie Run, based on one of their Mr. Show characters. The film satirized the reality television craze, and featured cameos from many stars; however, Odenkirk got into conflict with the studio New Line Cinema, and they then released it direct-to-video. In 1994 and again in 1999, Cross was a guest voice actor on Joe Frank's radio show, featured in the episodes "The Last Run", "A Hearing", "The O.J. Chronicles", and "Jam". In 2013, he returned, making an appearance in an episode of Frank's radio show, entitled "A Conversation."
In 2004, Cross provided voices for a Marine in Halo 2 and a store clerk named Zero in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. He was also the voice of the "Happy-Time Harry" doll and Bert Banana in Aqua Teen Hunger Force (although the part was credited as Sir Willups Brightslymoore). Cross has made guest appearances in Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!. He directed the music video for The Black Keys' song "10 A.M. Automatic," a spoof of public-access television. Paste Magazine ranked it number 24 on their list of the 50 Best Music Videos of the Decade (2000–2009).
Cross appeared in The Strokes' music video for "Juicebox" as a bad local "morning zoo" radio DJ. He also appeared in the New Pornographers' video for "Use It," in Superchunk's video for "Watery Hands" (along with Janeane Garofalo), and in Yo La Tengo's video for "Sugarcube" (along with Bob Odenkirk and John Ennis). Cross contributes to Vice magazine, writing a column, My America.
In the Beastie Boys' 2006 concert film Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That!, Cross portrays Nathaniel Hörnblowér in the fictional segment "A Day in the Life of Nathaniel Hörnblowér." In I'm Not There, Cross portrays Allen Ginsberg. Both Bill Lawrence and Zach Braff of the TV series Scrubs were eager to have Cross make a cameo appearance on the series as Tobias Fünke, but due to the series' cancellation, the plan never came to fruition.
Cross provided commentary on the Vicarious music video DVD for Tool. He has previously performed comedy as an opening act for the band and its members appeared on Mr. Show several times. He portrayed Ian Hawke in Alvin and the Chipmunks, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, and Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked and voiced Crane in the Kung Fu Panda film franchise.
He starred in David's Situation, a pilot for HBO. It filmed in May 2008 and included many Mr. Show alumni at the taping. On August 6, 2008, Bob Odenkirk announced on bobanddavid.com that David's Situation would not be produced.
Cross' black comedy series The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, in which he stars and co-writes with Shaun Pye, has run on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom and IFC in the United States since October 2010.
In September 2009, Cross performed at his own comedy stage at the ATP New York 2009 music festival, for which he picked Eugene Mirman, H. Jon Benjamin, Jon Glaser, and Derrick Brown & The Navy Gravy to join him. In the same year, Cross and Benjamin created and wrote for Paid Programming on Adult Swim. Paid Programming was not picked up for a full series and Benjamin referred to it as an "abject failure".
Cross starred alongside Julia Stiles and America Ferrera in It's a Disaster, which premiered at the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival. Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired the US distribution rights to the film and plans to release it in select theaters, which started on April 13, 2013.
His directorial debut film Hits premiered at 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Instead of selling the film rights to distributors, Cross instead opted to sell the movie over Bit Torrent through their "bundles" program, which BitTorrent launched to help "legitimize" the platform. According to The Verge it is the first feature film to be distributed in such a format. At the same time Cross launched a Kickstarter campaign for the movie's general release which would then distribute the movie using a pay what you want methodology.
In April 2015, episodes were ordered for a new sketch comedy show starring Cross and Odenkirk called W/ Bob & David. It premiered in November 2015 on Netflix. Cross and Odenkirk write, star in, and produce the show.
Cross announced that he would embark on a 51-date nationwide stand-up tour from Jan. 26, 2016, in San Diego through April 24, 2016, in Oklahoma City. Titled “Making America Great Again!”, it is his first tour in six years.
On the January 10, 2016, broadcast of the National Public Radio-syndicated quiz show Ask Me Another, Cross appeared as a celebrity guest and performed well enough that at the audience's request the show's producers took the unusual step of allowing him to advance to the show's final, championship round; he then won that round and became that episode's overall champion, winning a prize package that included a pair of denim cutoff shorts that he himself had autographed.
In October 2005, Cross was sued by Nashville club owner Thomas Weber, who accused Cross of taping him without permission for Shut Up You Fucking Baby and Let America Laugh in violation of Weber's privacy rights. In April 2006, the case against Cross himself was dismissed and the case proceeded with Warner Music, Subpop Records, WEA Corporation, and the Alternative Distribution Alliance.
In a 2012 interview with Playboy magazine, Cross revealed that he had snorted a small amount of cocaine at the 2009 White House Correspondents' Dinner. Cross said, "It wasn’t like I got high...It was just about being able to say that I did it, that I did cocaine in the same room as the president."
In April 2005, Cross criticized stand-up comedian Larry the Cable Guy in a Rolling Stone interview, saying, "It's a lot of anti-gay, racist humor—which people like in America—all couched in 'I'm telling it like it is.' He's in the right place at the right time for that gee-shucks, proud-to-be-a-redneck, I'm-just-a-straight-shooter-multimillionaire-in-cutoff-flannel-selling-ring-tones act. That's where we are as a nation now. We're in a state of vague American values and anti-intellectual pride."
In response, Larry devoted a chapter in his book GIT-R-DONE to Cross and the "PC left", claiming that Cross had "screwed with my fans, it was time for me to say something". Larry claimed that Rolling Stone was baiting comedians to attack him, and they turned to Cross only after Lewis Black refused (due to the fact that Larry and Lewis are good friends). Cross responded with An Open Letter to Larry the Cable Guy posted on his website. He continued to mock Larry in his stand-up, satirizing Blue Collar TV during a guest appearance on Wonder Showzen. In December 2005, he ended his performance on Comedy Central's Last Laugh '05 by mockingly yelling Larry's catchphrase, "GIT-R-DONE!", to the audience as he left the stage. He pokes fun at Larry's comedy in Freak Show with a character called "Danny the Plumber Guy".
Cross has criticized Inside the Actors Studio host James Lipton on a Mr. Show sketch and in his stand-up performance The Pride Is Back, calling him "pretentious." Lipton, who thought that Cross's impression of him was not good-natured, would later appear alongside Cross in Arrested Development, in the recurring role of Prison Warden Stefan Gentles. During filming, Cross was impressed with Lipton's acting and comedic ability, and the two became good friends. On one commentary track for season four of Mr. Show, Cross discussed the encounter, complimenting Lipton for his professionalism and performance, saying that he liked Lipton personally but still "didn't care for" Inside The Actors Studio.
Responding to critics of his decision to appear in the critically panned, but commercially successful, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Cross noted that the film paid for a summer home, and more than "all my other projects combined: book, TV show, the two pilots, Year One, yeah." Although he has admitted to taking the role primarily for the money, he has said that he does not regret doing so or consider it to be "selling out" as he has nothing against entertainment designed for children to enjoy that does not send a bad message. Cross reprised his Chipmunks role in the film's two sequels, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel and Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked. In 2011, Cross said the third film was "the most unpleasant experience I've ever had in my professional life." He stated that this was due to clashes with one particular producer involved in the movie that he would not name, though he specified that it was not anyone in the cast, nor the director, and later posted a note to his Facebook page clarifying that it was not executive producers Janice Karman or Ross Bagdasarian, Jr. either, whom he stated "were never anything but warm, giving, and gracious" and regretted that some speculated they were the producers to whom he referred.
Cross has been critical of several pop music acts in his standup comedy, notably Creed and lead singer, Scott Stapp. On his 2004 album, "It's Not Funny" Cross referred to Creed as, "the third-worst band in history," and maligned the group's pop sensibilities for being too ubiquitous, suggesting that Stapp hung around "10th grade girls' locker rooms" to find inspiration for his song lyrics. Cross then goes on to relate an anecdote about meeting Stapp at a taping of Celebrity Poker Showdown in 2003. According to Cross, Stapp was not originally scheduled to appear on the show, but was called in as a last minute replacement when another celebrity canceled. Cross wasn't informed of this until he was in the makeup chair, and became somewhat nervous that a confrontation would take place since he had, "said the most awful shit about that guy (Stapp) on stage and in print." According to Cross, as the taping was preparing to commence, he approached Stapp and extended his hand saying, "Hey, Scott, David Cross." Stapp's response as they shook hands, according to Cross, was to lean in and sarcastically intone, "Thanks for the words," to which Cross merely replied, "Well, you know..." suggesting that he stood by his inflammatory remarks and in no way felt they were unjustified.
On September 26, 2013, Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler revealed that Cross was the first investor in the crowdfunding platform. Strickler included Cross among the "friends and family" who first financed Kickstarter in 2006.
|2002||Shut Up You Fucking Baby!|
|2004||It's Not Funny|
|2010||Bigger and Blackerer|
|2003||Let America Laugh|
|2004||Rock Against Bush, Vol. 1|
|2005||Invite Them Up|
|2009||I Drink for a Reason||Grand Central Publishing, New York (ISBN 978-0-446-57948-3)|
|2013||Hollywood Said No!|
|2016||Ask Me Another
(National Public Radio quiz show)
|Himself||January 10, 2016, episode; eventual winner|
|1995||Destiny Turns on the Radio||Ralph Dellaposa|
|1995||A Bucket of Blood||Charlie||Television Film|
|1996||The Truth About Cats & Dogs||Male Radio Caller / Bookstore Man|
|1996||The Cable Guy||Sales Manager|
|1996||Waiting for Guffman||UFO Expert|
|1997||Who's the Caboose?||Jaded Guy|
|1997||Men in Black||Newton|
|1998||Small Soldiers||Irwin Wayfair|
|1998||The Thin Pink Line||Tommy Dantsbury|
|1999||Can't Stop Dancing||Chapman|
|2000||Chain of Fools||Andy|
|2001||Dr. Dolittle 2||Dog #2||Voice|
|2001||Pootie Tang||Pootie Tang Impostor|
|2001||Scary Movie 2||Dwight Hartman|
|2002||Life Without Dick||Rex|
|2002||Men in Black II||Newton|
|2002||Martin & Orloff||Dan Wasserman|
|2002||Run Ronnie Run||Ronnie Dobbs/Pootie T/Chow Chow||Voice - Also Writer
DVD Exclusive Award For Best Original Song In A DVD Premiere Movie
|2003||Melvin Goes to Dinner||Seminar Leader||Phoenix Film Festival Copper Wing Award|
|2004||Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind||Rob Eakin||Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award For Best Ensemble|
|2006||Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That!||Nathaniel Hörnblowér|
|2006||She's the Man||Principal Gold|
|2006||Curious George||Junior Bloomsberry||Voice|
|2006||School for Scoundrels||Ian Winsky|
|2007||Crashing||Man In Space|
|2007||The Grand||Larry Schwartzman|
|2007||I'm Not There||Allen Ginsberg|
|2007||Battle for Terra||Giddy||Voice|
|2007||Alvin and the Chipmunks||Ian Hawke|
|2008||The Toe Tactic||Timmy||Voice|
|2008||Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs||Yivo||Voice - Direct-To-DVD|
|2008||Kung Fu Panda||Crane||Voice|
|2008||The Legend of Secret Pass||Loo||Voice|
|2009||Meltdown||Ham Sandwich||Short Film|
|2009||Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel||Ian Hawke|
|2011||Fight For Your Right Revisited||Nathaniel Hörnblowér||Short Film|
|2011||Megamind: The Button of Doom||Minion||Voice - Short Film|
|2011||Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked||Ian Hawke|
|2011||Kung Fu Panda 2||Crane||Voice|
|2012||It's a Disaster||Glenn Randolph|
|2013||Kill Your Darlings||Louis Ginsberg|
|2013||The Gynotician||Gynotician||Short Film
|2014||Hits||Director & Writer|
|2015||The Wolfpack Project||Documentary
|2015||Pitch Perfect 2||Riff-Off Host||Credited As Sir Willups Brightslymoore|
|2016||Kung Fu Panda 3||Crane||Voice|
|1992–1993||The Ben Stiller Show||Stage Manager / Boyfriend||2 episodes
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program (1993)
|1995–1998||Mr. Show with Bob and David||Various roles||30 episodes
Also co-creator, writer and executive producer
Nominated–Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program (1998–1999)
Nominated –Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music and Lyrics (1998)
|1996–1997||The Drew Carey Show||Earl||2 episodes|
|1996–1998||NewsRadio||David / Theo||2 episodes|
|1997–1998||Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist||David (voice)||2 episodes|
|1997–2000||Tenacious D||Comic Dressed as Nun||Episode: "Angel in Disguise"
Also co-creator, writer and executive producer
|1997||Space Ghost Coast to Coast||Himself||Episode: "Gallagher"|
|1998||Hercules||Fear (voice)||Episode: "Hercules and the Owl of Athens"|
|1999–2003||Just Shoot Me!||Donnie DiMauro||3 episodes|
|2000||Strangers with Candy||Dr. Trepanning||Episode: "Is My Daddy Crazy?"|
|2001||Home Movies||Guy in Grocery Store (voice)||Episode: "Brendon's Choice"|
|2002–2008||Aqua Teen Hunger Force||Happy Time Harry / Bert Banana (voices)||3 episodes|
|2003–2004||Oliver Beene||Future Oliver David Beene (voice)||23 episodes|
|2003||King of the Hill||Ward Rackley (voice)||Episode: "Witches of East Arlen"|
|2003–2004||Crank Yankers||Benjamin Dubois / Ray Shanty (voices)||2 episodes|
|Arrested Development||Dr. Tobias Fünke||60 episodes
Nominated–Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2005–2006, 2014)
Nominated–Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Television Series (2004)
|2004||Pilot Season||Ben (voice)||2 episodes|
|2005||Tom Goes to the Mayor||Todd (voice)||Episode: "Calcucorn"|
|2005–2007||The Colbert Report||Russ Lieber (voice)||7 episodes|
|2006||O'Grady||Randy Harnisch (voice)||Episode: "Big Jerk on Campus"|
|2006||Wonder Showzen||T-Totaled Timbo / Junkyard Jessip / Storytime Hostage||3 episodes|
|2006||Freak Show||Benny / Primi / Various voices||7 episodes
Also co-creator, writer and executive producer
|2006||Family Guy||Jerry Kirkwood (voice)||Episode: "Prick Up Your Ears"|
|2007–2008||Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!||Pizza Boy / Pussy Doodles Artist / Lou||3 episodes|
|2007||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Ronnie Chase||Episode: "Bombshell"|
|2007||Odd Job Jack||Julius J (voice)||Episode: "King Ho"|
Also co-creator and writer
|2008||Human Giant||Peter Burns||2 episodes|
|2009||Important Things with Demetri Martin||Co-worker||Episode: "Chairs"|
|2010–2011||Running Wilde||Dr. Andy Weeks||7 episodes|
|The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret||Todd Margaret||18 episodes
Also creator, writer and associate producer
|2011||Archer||Noah (voice)||3 episodes|
|2011||Soul Quest Overdrive||Bert (voice)||6 episodes|
|2011–2012||Modern Family||Duane Bailey||3 episodes|
|2012||Mary Shelley's Frankenhole||Jim Belushi / John Belushi (voices)||Episode: "Robert Louis Stevenson's Belushi"|
|2012–2013||Comedy Bang Bang||Chef / Himself||2 Episodes|
|2013–2014||The Heart, She Holler||Jack||12 episodes|
|2014||Rick and Morty||Prince Nebulon (voice)||Episode: "M. Night Shaym-Aliens!"|
|2014||Community||Hank Hickey||Episode: "Advanced Advanced Dungeons & Dragons"|
|2014||Dead Boss||Derek Bridges||Pilot|
|2014||Maron||Himself||Episode: "Marc's Family"|
|2014||Drunk History||Baron von Steuben||Episode: "Philadelphia"|
|2015||Asylum||Juan Pablo||Episode: "Project Siren"|
|2015||TripTank||Jack (voice)||Episode: "Precipice of Yesterday"|
|2015||W/ Bob & David||Various roles||4 episodes
Also co-creator, writer and executive producer
|2016||Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt||Russ Snyder||3 episodes|
|1997||"Watery Hands" by Superchunk||Actor|
|1997||"Sugarcube" by Yo La Tengo||Actor|
|2004||"10 A.M. Automatic" by The Black Keys||Director|
|2005||"Juicebox" by The Strokes||Actor|
|2005||"Use It" by The New Pornographers||Actor|
|2006||"Vicarious" DVD by Tool||Commentary|
|2011||"Make Some Noise" by Beastie Boys||Actor|
|2004||Halo 2||Marine (voice)||G-Phoria Award for Best Voice Male Performance|
|2004||Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas||Zero (voice)|
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I was definitely influenced by Bill Hicks. Well, maybe less 'influenced' than 'inspired by'. When I first met him, I was doing stuff that I do now, so maybe I wasn’t directly influenced by him. But he was certainly inspiring.
- "Profile in Comedy: David Cross – Comedy Writing".
- LeVasseur, Andrea. "David Cross". All Movie Guide via The New York Times. Retrieved January 2, 2011.
- "'While I’m doing Alvin And The Chipmunks, I'm thinking of awful risque things': Interview with David Cross". Chortle.com.uk. October 29, 2010.
- "WTF with Marc Maron Podcast – Episode 269 – David Cross". Retrieved April 19, 2012.
- "Adam Carolla Podcast Interview: Cross". Internet Archive. 2009-06-29.
- "David Cross 10/7/2010". Adam Carolla Show. Archived from the original on July 23, 2011.
- Odenkirk, Naomi. (2002). Mr. Show What Happened?! Beverly Hills, CA: The Management Group. ISBN 0-9713597-8-4
- Malloy, John. "O.J. Chronicles, The". JoeFrank.com.
- "Jam". JoeFrank.com.
- "Joe Frank: Downfall". UnFictional. KCRW.com.
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- Deutsch, Ron (1999-10-08). "Something Completely Different". Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 2008-07-07.
- Clark, Meredith. "Q&A: David Cross on 'Arrested Development,' Cutoff Shorts and Overpowering the Grid". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
- Evans, Bradford. "Why ‘The Colbert Report’ Should Use Correspondents More Often". Splitsider. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
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- "Joe Frank: A Conversation". UnFictional. KCRW.com. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
- "Joe Frank: A Conversation". GameSpot. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
- Labate, Steve (2009-11-09). "The 50 Best Music Videos of the Decade 2000–2009)". Paste Magazine. Paste Media Group. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
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- Mischalova (Sep 6, 2006). "Zach Braff on Scrubs, Fletch and Being Goofy". The Hollywood Gossip.com. Retrieved Oct 3, 2010.
The one person I want right now is David Cross. I wanted David Cross to come on as Tobias Funke ... I love that character, and the fact that character is over for good, I want him to at least have one more little life.
- "Scrubs: Zach May Come Back & An Arrested Development Guest?". TVSeriesFinale.com. Sep 9, 2006. Retrieved Oct 3, 2010.
What is for sure is Zach’s desire to work with actor David Cross.[...]Zach and Bill both love Cross’ character from Development and prompted Zach to say "I want David Cross to come on as Tobias. I’m trying to broker that deal. I think that it would be so funny because I love [that character]. I want him to have at least one more life."
- Carlson, Eric. "David Cross Clarifies Rant Against 'Alvin and The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked' Producer". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
- Evans, Bradford. "The Lost Projects of Bob Odenkirk and David Cross". Splitsider.com. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
- Petski, Denise (8 October 2015). "‘Todd Margaret’ Season 3 Gets January Premiere On IFC". Deadline.com. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
- "I Drink for a Reason". Retrieved December 22, 2012.
- Heisler, Steve (4 February 2011). "Random Roles H. Jon Benjamin". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
- "David Cross- new CD/DVD announced". idiomag.com. Idio Ltd. Archived from the original on March 7, 2012. Retrieved March 26, 2016.
- "It's a Disaster". Oscilloscope.net. Retrieved 22 March 2013.
- "Sundance 2014: World Cinema Dramatic Competition". Retrieved January 18, 2014.
- "Hits – Director David Cross". Retrieved January 18, 2014.
- Kastrenakes, Jacob. "David Cross' new movie will be the first feature film distributed in a BitTorrent Bundle". The Verge. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
- Whitney, Erin (April 2, 2015). "Bob Odenkirk & David Cross Are Reuniting For A Netflix Series". The Huffington Post. Arianna Huffington. Retrieved April 6, 2015.
- Snierson, Dan (2016-01-05). "David Cross announces 'Making America Great Again!' nationwide stand-up tour". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2016-01-06.
- McCown, Alex (2016-01-05). "David Cross announces his first stand-up tour in 6 years". A.V. Club. Retrieved 2016-01-06.
- Dylan (Aug 21, 2006). "Lawsuit Against David Cross, Warner Music Dismissed". Mediabistro.com. Retrieved Nov 10, 2010.
- Riden, Chad (October 12, 2005). "Thomas Weber (Exit-In dude) sues David Cross". nashvillestandup.com. Retrieved Nov 10, 2010.
- Carlson, Erin (February 22, 2012). "David Cross Admits to Snorting Cocaine at the White House Correspondents Dinner". The Hollywood Reporter.
- Ullman, Ethan (24 March 2010). "Interview with comedian Lewis Black". Albany Student Press. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
And we totally don't agree on politics, but he's a friend of mine.
- Cross, David (October 2, 2007). "An Open Letter to Larry The Cable Guy". The Bob and Davider. BobandDavid.com. Archived from the original on 14 October 2009. Retrieved March 26, 2016.
- Cross, David. The Pride Is Back, track: "James Lipton"
- "A Couple of Questions with…James Lipton".
- Netburn, Deborah (3 January 2008). "Comedian defends his kid-flick role". Los Angeles Times.
- Sicha, Choire (14 June 2009). "It's full speed ahead for David Cross". Los Angeles Times.
- "Amplified: David Cross Defends 'Chipmunks'". YouTube. 2010-05-31. Retrieved 2013-07-01.
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To any and all who are aware of my Conan appearance in which I disparaged a particular producer on the movie “Alvin and the Chipmunks – Chipwrecked”, I would like to clarify the following; the producer in question was NOT Janice Karman, the wife of Ross Bagdasarian (the son of Dave Bagdasarian, the creator of Alvin and the Chipmunks) as some have speculated. Janice and Ross were never anything but warm, giving, and gracious to me. From the first day I walked on the set for the first movie to wrapping the third. During the shooting of Chipwrecked they went out of their way daily to make sure that (as my negative treatment was well known to everyone involved) I was happy and they understood and appreciated my situation. Even, along with the director and the A.D’s , going so far as pleading my case with said particular producer. I have the utmost respect and appreciation for everyone else involved with the movie especially Ross and Janice whose enthusiasm, energy and spirit I deeply admire and appreciate. I am truly sorry if this caused them any grief or upset. They’re really, really nice and I can’t imagine them ever behaving that way to anybody.
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