Chevy Chase is an American writer, comedian, film and television actor, with an estimated net worth of $50 million dollars. Chevy Chase (real name Cornelius Crane "Chevy" Chase) grew up in a prominent entertainment industry family. Chase studied a pre-med at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, and graduated with a a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Chase played drums in in a band in college with Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, who eventually formed the group Steely Dan. Chase also plays keyboard, and is gifted with absolute pitch. Chase began his television career as one of the original cast members in the first season of Saturday Night Live. Chase became famous for his Weekend Update skits using the catchphrase "I'm Chevy ChaseÉ and you're not", and physical pratfalls during SNL sketches. Chase went on to star in four National Lampoon's Vacation films, and other comedy films such as Fletch, Caddyshack, and ÁThree Amigos! Chase had his own late-night talk show, The Chevy Chase Show, for a brief time. Chase is currently part of the ensemble cast of NBC's comedy series Community.