Last Updated on November 16, 2022
Who Is Pete Davidson?
Peter Michael Davidson is an American comedian, actor, screenwriter, and film cum television producer.
Davidson is best known for being a cast member on the NBC late-night sketch comedy show, Saturday Night Live (SNL). He has appeared regularly on SNL since 2014 and was the show’s youngest cast member during its 40th season. Besides Saturday Night Live, Davidson has also been featured on numerous MTV shows, including Wild ‘n Out, Guy Code, and Failosophy.
Pete Davidson is also an accomplished comedian. He has performed many stand-ups on various television shows, including Comedy Underground with Dave Attell, Adam DeVine’s House Party, and Jimmy Kimmel Live! He also guest-starred in Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Davidson’s comic works straddle multiple genres, including sketch comedy, observational comedy, surreal comedy, and insult comedy. The stand-up sensation explores numerous topics, such as American culture, pop culture, everyday life, human sexuality, recreational drug use, social awkwardness, and self-depreciation.
As a screenwriter, Pete Davidson is most noted for co-writing the semi-autobiographical comedy-drama film The King of Staten Island (2020). He also starred in the film.
Outside of his professional life, Davidson is famous for dating numerous celebrities. Most notable ones include singer Arianne Grande and actress Kate Beckinsale. He’s currently in a relationship with socialite Kim Kardashian.
|Full Name:||Peter Michael Davidson|
|Popular Name:||Pete Davidson|
|Birth Date:||November 16, 1993|
|Parents:||Scott Matthew Davidson and Amy Waters|
|Birth Place:||New York City, New York, United States|
|Ethnicity:||Mixed (Jewish, Irish, German, and Italian)|
|Education:||St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School, Tottenville High School, Brooklyn’s Xaverian High School, and St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights|
|Dating:||In a relationship with reality television personality Kim Kardashian; Has dated numerous celebrities, including comedian Carly Aquilino (from 2014 to 2015), comedian Larry David’s daughter Cazzie David (from 2016 to 2018), singer Ariana Grande (from May 2018 to October 2018), actress Kate Beckinsale (in early 2019), actress Margaret Qualley (from mid-2019 to October 2019), supermodel Cindy Crawford’s daughter Kaia Gerber (from October 2019 to January 2020), and actress Phoebe Dynevor (from March 2021 to August 2021).|
|Net Worth:||USD 9 million (as of January 1, 2022)|
|Source of Wealth:||Comedy, Acting, Film & Television Producing, Screenwriting, and Other Ventures|
|Height:||6′ 1″ (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||83 kg; In pounds: 183 lbs.|
Pete Davidson was born on November 16, 1993, in New York City, New York, United States, to Scott Matthew Davidson and Amy Waters. His father worked for the New York City Fire Department and was one of the emergency workers who died while responding to the September 11, 2001 attacks. Davidson was only seven years then.
Pete Davidson attended St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School for a while before transferring to Tottenville High School. He later transferred to Xaverian High School in Brooklyn, where he graduated in 2011.
After graduating from high school, Pete David proceeded to St. Francis College based in Brooklyn Heights. However, he decided to pursue a career in comedy full-time after his first semester.
Pete Davidson had his first stand-up gig at a bowling alley in Staten Island. This was after a group of his friends challenged him to take to the stage. He was only sixteen years then.
After performing amateur stand-up for some time, Davidson made his onscreen debut in the MTV comedy series, Failosophy. He subsequently appeared on several television reality programs.
Davidson’s first televised stand-up performance was aired on Gotham Comedy Live. He went on to make stand-up appearances on many other programs, including Brooklyn Nine-Nine in 2013.
In 2014, Pete Davidson joined Saturday Night Live as a cast member. His debut SNL show was aired on September 27, 2014, which also happened to be SNL’s 40th-season premiere. At only 20 years old, Davidson was the youngest NFL cast member of all time.
Pete Davidson leveraged his experience at Saturday Night Live to further his comedy career. In April 2016, Davidson filmed his debut stand-up special for Comedy Central. In January 2019, he announced that he would embark on a comedy tour with John Mulaney. The tour would cover limited locations in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. In February 2020, Davidson released a stand-up special on Netflix, titled ‘Alive from New York.’
In addition to his sensational stand-up performances, Pete Davidson has also graced numerous films and television shows. Notable ones include:
• Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013, television series)
• School Dance (2014, film)
• Friends of the People (2014, television series)
• Trainwreck (2015, film)
• The Jim Gaffigan Show (2016, television show)
• Set It Up (2018, film)
• The Guest Book (2018, television show)
• Big Time Adolescence (2019, film)
• What Men Want (2019, film)
• The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019, film; as a voice actor)
• The Jesus Rolls (2019, film)
• The King of Staten Island (2020, film; as an actor, screenwriter, and director)
• The Real Bros of Simi Valley (2020, television series)
• The Suicide Squad (2021, film)
Pete Davidson’s Net Worth
Pete Davidson has a net worth of $9 million, as of January 1, 2022. Much of Davidson’s wealth comes from his various involvements in the entertainment industry, which include comedy, acting, screenwriting, and film & television production.
As a main cast member of Saturday Night Live, Pete Davidson earns $15,000 per episode. In a typical year, Davidson can take home as much as $315,000 if he makes at least one appearance on all the series’ episodes.
Lessons from Pete Davidson
1. Age is just a number
Davidson is credited for being Saturday Night Live’s youngest cast member of all time, having accomplished that feat at the age of 20. That achievement proves that age is just a number.
2. Accept the challenge
Davidson’s first stand-up performance was actually a response to a challenge by a group of his friends who dared him to take the stage.
3. Use your connections wisely
Pete Davidson joined SNL through his connection to Bill Hader. The two had previously met while Davidson was filming in the 2015 movie Trainwreck.
Famous Quotes by Pete Davidson
• I feel bad for kids growing up that, like, their favorite rapper is Lil Yachty.
• I was the class clown in high school, but I always took it too far, so nobody liked me. I was annoying. Like, I would get a laugh and then keep going and keep going.
• I’m the most awkward person in the world, but on stage, I’m completely fine. I could run around in a thong and not care.
• My jokes have definitely changed. ‘SNL’ has helped with that, because when you’re on ‘SNL,’ you have to kind of pay attention to the news. I feel like my material has gotten smarter now.
• There are people for everybody, and luckily, I found mine.
Pete Davidson is an accomplished comedian and actor who’s famous known for his high-profile relationships.
Davidson has earned millions from his comedy and acting career. He currently has a net worth of $9 million.