Cornelius Crane "Chevy" Chase is an American comedian, actor and writer. He started acting with National Lampoon. He became a key cast member in the first season of Saturday Night Live, where his recurring Weekend Update segment became a staple of the show. As both a performer and a writer, he earned three Primetime Emmy Awards out of five nominations.Chase had his first leading film role in the comedy Foul Play (1978), earning two Golden Globe Award nominations. He portrayed Clark W. Griswold in five National Lampoon's Vacation films and of Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher in Fletch (1985) and its sequel Fletch Lives (1989). He also appeared in Caddyshack (1980), Modern Problems (1981), Spies Like Us (1985), Three Amigos (1986), Man of the House (1995), and Hot Tub Time Machine (2010). He has hosted the Academy Awards twice (1987 and 1988) and briefly had his own late-night talk show, The Chevy Chase Show (1993). He played the character Pierce Hawthorne on the NBC comedy series Community from 2009 to 2014.