Adam DeVine, born on November 7, 1983, has become one of the very few remarkable comedians in the industry. He’s a multi-talented individual, a powerhouse, and a household name. His television debut was in 2006 on “Crossbows and Mustaches.” He has voiced countless characters including in “Ice Age: Collision Course,” “The Lego Batman Movie,” and “Uncle Grandpa.” He co-produced “Workaholics,” a Comedy Central series, and “Adam DeVine’s House Party,” as well as acted in several other movies and T.V. series such as “Pitch Perfect” and “Magic Camp.” We’ll help you celebrate this star’s birthday right here.
Adam Patrick DeVine, famously known as Adam DeVine, was born in Waterloo, Iowa before moving to Los Angeles. He was born to Dennis and Penny DeVine and attended Millard South High School in Omaha, from which he graduated in 2002. He has one sibling, a sister by the name Brittani DeVine. He is married to Chloe Bridges and the couple seems very happy in their marriage.
DeVine’s interest in comedy started from a very young age and he was encouraged by one of his teachers to pursue his dream in the entertainment industry. At 17 years, he went to a comedy club and did his first standup comedy right there and it happened to be a success. The audience liked him so much! He started a sketch-comedy group with his friends Blake Anderson, Anders Holm, and Kyle Newacheck. They traveled to several places to perform and in 2008 released a music video, ‘Wizards Never Die,’ before releasing the album “Purple Magic” a year later.
DeVine played other small roles apart from the group. He featured in “Mama’s Boy” in 2007, and “Workaholics” in 2011. In 2012 he played a role in “Pitch Perfect” and its sequels, then featured in the comedy film “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates,” in 2016 alongside Zac Efron. He co-wrote and played the lead role in “When We First Met,” as well as in “Isn’t it Romantic,” in 2019 alongside Rebel Wilson.
DeVine and his friends form a sketch-comedy group together, called Mail Order Comedy.
DeVine lands the role of “Bumper Allen”, the leader of a boys’ acapella group in the movie “Pitch Perfect.”
DeVine is the voice of Pizza Steve in the Cartoon Network animated series, “Uncle Grandpa.”
DeVine wins an M.T.V. Movie and T.V. Award for Best Kiss after his well-played role in “Pitch Perfect 2.”
Why We Love Adam DeVine
He gives back to society
DeVine is involved in charity events and usually visits children in children's hospitals, sharing his survival story which has comforted many parents and patients. He also supports the non-profit organization Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, which funds many children’s hospitals.
DeVine was involved in a severe car accident that left him immobile for several years. Despite these setbacks, he stood up again and took back his life, becoming one of the most famous, most loved, and most humorous figures yet.
He overcame his tragedy through comedy
As a disabled 11-year-old, it is common to suffer from bullying so DeVine used his tragedy to deflect bullying by being a humorous boy. In as much as there’s a lot he couldn’t do, his sense of humor worked in his favor and many kids, including the girls, love him for it.
5 Surprising Facts
He was once paralyzed
At the age of 11, DeVine was run over by a truck and was paralyzed and close to having his legs amputated.
He’s had about 26 surgeries
Due to the extent of his injuries, DeVine has had approximately 26 surgeries and spent several years in a wheelchair.
He had a fake I.D. once
DeVine went to a comedy club in Kansas City, all the way from Omaha, with a “poorly made fake I.D.,” but was, fortunately, let off the hook.
He can’t play any musical instrument
Although most musicians are associated with the ability to play at least one musical instrument, DeVine can only sing.
He was rejected in sports
Due to his injury and constant surgeries, DeVine was often denied the opportunity to join sports teams at school so he eventually stopped trying out for basketball after being told not to bother.
Adam DeVine FAQs
Is Adam Devine related to Jack Black?
No. The two may look very alike but they are not related.
How long was he in a wheelchair?
He was in a wheelchair for two years.
How old was he in “Pitch Perfect?”
He was 28 years old.
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