David Cross

On this date in 1964, comedian David Cross was born to politically liberal, Jewish parents in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended Emerson College in Boston. Cross has been doing standup comedy for more than 20 years. He has also written for comedy shows, acted and made many television appearances. Cross wrote for the Emmy Award-winning "The Ben Stiller Show" (1992). He starred in the late 1990s HBO series, "Mr. Show with Bob and David," with comedy partner Bob Odenkirk. Cross' acting roles include playing Rob in the movie, "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," the salesman in "The Cable Guy" and a radio caller in "The Truth about Cats and Dogs." His comedy videos include "David Cross: Let America Laugh" (2003). Cross played a teacher at a Rock Star Academy for the Sugarcube video by the progressive band Yo la Tengo. "Rock Against Bush," Volume I, includes footage of Cross' standup comedy routines.

"I was born Jewish, but I am an atheist. I don't believe in God."

—-David Cross, appearance on ABC's "Politically Incorrect" (March 9, 1998), cited by Celebrity Atheists website

Compiled by Annie Laurie Gaylor

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