Chevy Chase

Chevy Chase biography
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Interesting Biography Facts

Real name

Cornelius Crane Chase


comedian, actor

Birth Date

October 8, 1943


79 years

Zodiac Sign



Lower Manhattan, New York, United States


Riverdale Country School, Stockbridge School, Haverford College, Bard College



Chevy Chase family members

Father's Name

Edward Tinsley Chase

Mother's Name

Cathalene Browning Widdoes

Siblings names

Ned Chase Jr (older brother), John Cederquist Jr (younger half-brother from the maternal side), Catherine Cederquist (younger half-sister from the maternal side), Pamela Cederquist (younger half-sister from the maternal side), Cynthia Chase Culler (younger half-sister from the paternal side), Daphne Chase Rowe (younger half-sister from the paternal side), and another younger half-brother from the maternal side

Is Chevy Chase a gay/bisexual?


What is Chevy Chase marital status?


Who is Chevy Chase wife?

Jayni Luke Chase

When did get married?

June 19, 1982

How many children does he have?

4 (son Bryan Perkins and daughters Cydney Chase Bartell, Caley Chase, Emily Chase)

Chevy Chase wife

Susan Hewitt (wife; were married in 1973-1976)

Date of birth: 1949

Chevy’s first wife was a woman named Susan Hewitt. They were in a relationship long ago, in the early 1970s, that’s why not much is known about her. She was 19 when she met Chevy, the drummer of the Wesleyan band “Chameleon Church.”

Chevy and Susan parted ways in 1976. As Chevy said later, Susan cheated him with Max’s Kansas City employer. She ran away from Chevy with that man.

Jacqueline Carlin (wife; were married in 1976-1980)       

Date of birth: November 20, 1942

Date of death: July 1, 2021

When they both met, Jacqueline was a model and an occasional actress. Till now, the fans know and love her as Sarah from the short-lived series “Bronk.” Besides, she appeared as an unnamed blonde girl in the film “Thank God It’s Friday.”

The incredibly beautiful lady was born in the family of Edward and Gertrude Carlin in Essex Fells, New Jersey. The great combination of beauty and intelligence, Jacqueline studied at Immaculata College in Washington, D.C. After graduation, she moved to New York and found a job at Ford Model Agency.

After their separation, Carlin re-married the producer Terry Melcher, Doris Day’s son. With him, she parented her only child – a son named Ryan. Jacqueline died from cancer at the age of 78.

Jayni Luke Chase (wife since 1982)

Chevy Chase wife

Date of birth: August 24, 1957

At the moment of their meeting, Jayni was 25, and Chevy was almost twice her older. He was a popular comedian, while she was a production coordinator on the set of “Under the Rainbow” film. She also worked on Chevy’s movie “National Lampoon’s Vacation.”

Jayni Luke Chase

They got married on June 19, 1982, in pacific palisades. Jayni looked great in her pure white dress, which left her shoulders naked. Despite all skepticism, they stayed strong and overcame many life challenges. In 1986 Chase had problems with painkillers, and they both coped with it. In 2016 he was sent to rehab to cure alcoholism. At that time, Jayni wrote him a message that he “couldn’t watch him killing himself.” At the same time, she admitted she never wanted to divorce him.

Jaynie Ann Chase is a mother of three daughters. But her life isn’t focused just on motherhood. The woman is the Chairman of the Friends of the Earth Organization. Previously, she ran “The Center for Environmental Education.”

Chevy Chase kids

Bryan Perkins (son)

Bryan Perkins

Date of birth: October 24, 1979

It is rumored that Chevy Chase has a son from a short-lived relationship with an unknown woman in 1979 when he still was married to Jacqueline Carlin. It’s hard to tell whether Chevy and his firstborn stay connected.

Bryan Lee Perkins resides in Anaheim, CA. He earns his living as an insurance agent and an occasional comedian actor. He also is part of a punk rock band. He is a pet lover and owns a bulldog, about which he cares so attentively.

Friends characterize Bryan as a positive and kind-hearted person.

Cydney Chase Bartell (daughter)

Cydney Chase Bartell

Date of birth: January 4, 1983

Chevy Chase and his wife of almost four decades, Jayni Luke, parented three talented and extremely beautiful girls.

Cydney Cathalene Chase is the first common child of Jayni and Chevy. The girl was born in California and resided there with her parents till her early teens; then, the Chase family moved to New York, and Cydney liked that city with her whole heart.

Cydney Chase Bartell photo

Chevi’s firstborn got a brilliant education. She studied at The Lawrenceville School and then attended Princeton University to major in oil painting. Besides, she studied theater art and music theory. Previously, she worked as an office administrator and yoga instructor. But currently, Cydney is making a career as a singer and songwriter.

In 2012 she tied the knot with the only love of her life, Ryan Bartell. He is a Cincinnati resident. He is the son of Nancy and Randall Bartell. Ryan earns his living as a real estate agent. Cydney and Ryan seem to be very happy together.

Caley Chase (daughter)

Cydney Chase Bartell

Date of birth: January 19, 1985

Chevy and Jayni’s second daughter is super popular and talented, Caley Leigh Chase. She was born in California and raised in Bedford, New York. She was educated at New York University. Besides, she was trained at John Jay Educational Campus.

Caley is busy in the entertainment industry. She debuted as an actress in 2005. She acted in several popular films, including “A Christmas in Vermont” and “See Me.” She is also an independent writer and producer. In 2018 she was one of the scriptwriters for “Girl’s Night.” Besides, she is an employee of the Huntington Theatre Company.

Since June 2022, Caley has been married to her soul mate named Milo. They are both singers. Not long ago, Caley and Milo presented the debut EP “Adamantium.”

Emily Chase (daughter)

Emily Chase

Date of birth: September 29, 1988

Emily Evelyn Chase is the third flower in Chevy and Jayne’s in their flower garden. Emily is a New York resident. She is an Instagram star with 9, 000+ subscribers. Like her sisters, she is very creative. Em is a skillful violin player.

She has been dating Alexander Baglieri, the sports specialist, for several years already.

Emily is a big animal lover. She owns many pets: several dogs, horses, and rabbits.

Who are Chevy Chase parents?

Edward Chase (father)

Date of birth: 1919

Date of death: June 9, 2005

Chase’s parents divorced when he was still a kid. The boy missed his father so much, but he couldn’t spend a lot of time with him.

Edward Tinsley Chase, or Ned, as he was named in the family circle, was a renowned book editor who mostly worked on political manuscripts.

He was the son of Edward Leigh Chase, the book illustrator, and his wife, Mabel. Ned Sr. was educated at Princeton University. He started his career as an English teacher at Stanford University. Then he was hired by Hyperion Press, where he started his career as an editor and writer.

Before his retirement in 1995, Ned gained wide recognition as an editor of Harry S. Truman and Mark Mathabane texts, to name a few.

After separation from Chase’s mother, Ned re-married the woman, named Ethelyn Atha Chase, the former the Academy of American Poets chairwoman. With her, he parented daughters Cynthia and Daphne.

Chevy’s father passed away peacefully in his big house on the Upper East Side.

Cathalene Browning Widdoes (mother)

Cathalene Browning Widdoes

Date of birth: May 15, 1923

Date of death: June 1, 2005

In his recent interviews, Chevy Chase says that his mother was abusive. He confessed that she used to beat him and even locked him in the basement as a punishment for his misbehavior at school. After her divorce from Ned Chase, Cathalene re-married a man named John Cederquist. Chevy’s stepfather beat him, too. With John, Cathalene had two daughters and two sons. Later she divorced John and re-married a man named Lawrence Widdoes.

Chevy’s mother was born in San Diego, California. She was the daughter of Navy Officer Miles Browning and his wife, Catherine Parker. Chevy’s mother was a classically trained pianist.

Chevy Chase siblings

Ned Chase Jr (older brother)

Ned Chase Jr

Ned is the only Chevy’s full sibling. He was more disciplined as a kid; that’s why Ned wasn’t punished by his mother and stepfather so severely. Currently, he maintains a very private lifestyle.

John Cederquist Jr (younger half-brother from the maternal side)

John Cederquist Jr

Date of birth: circa 1958

John is Chase’s younger half-brother from the maternal side. He is the son of Cathalene Widdoes and her second husband, John Cederquist. John and Chevy still maintain warm relationships. John is married to a life coach Michele Cederquist. They reside in Manhattan, New York. John is an artist.

Catherine Cederquist (younger half-sister from the maternal side)

Date of birth: circa 1964

Catherine is another child from his mother’s second marriage to John. It’s hard to tell whether Chevy maintains close relationships with his half-sister as she stays away from the limelight.

Pamela Cederquist (younger half-sister from the maternal side)

Date of birth: circa 1956

Chevy’s other younger half-sister is named Pamela. Unfortunately, she stays away from the radar, and not much is known about her.

Cynthia Chase Culler (younger half-sister from the paternal side)

Cynthia Chase Culler

Date of birth: circa 1953

It seems that Chavy doesn’t stay connected with his paternal half-sister Cynthia. She was a Princeton University graduate and the first woman to get all the top educational honors from this venue. She studied comparative literature at Yale, where she met there Jonathan Culler, the guest professor from Oxford. They got married and moved to Ithaca, N.Y., to teach Literature and English. They parented a son William.

Daphne Chase Rowe (younger half-sister from the paternal side)

Chevy has another half-sister, Daphne. She is the daughter of his father and his second wife, Ethelyn.

He has another younger half-brother from his maternal side, whose name is undisclosed.
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