Pete Davidson is an American comedian and actor best known for his role in Saturday Night Live.
He has played stand-up comedy since a young age and has performed Jimmy Kimmel Live, Adam Devine’s House Party, and also a guest appearance in Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
Pete Davidson’s Biography
Peter Michael Davidson was born on 16 November 1993 in Staten Island, New York, and is of Jewish, Irish, English, German, Scottish, and Italian descent. He is the only son of Scott Davidson and Amy Waters Davidson and grew up with his only younger sister Casey.
He graduated from Xaverian High School in Brooklyn in 2011, where his mother still works as a school nurse. Davidson later transferred to St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights but dropped out shortly after.
As a teenager, he grew up smoking marijuana and could only stand stage appearances when he was high. Since the age of 17 or 18, he also suffered from Crohn’s disease, an inflammation of the bowels, where he revealed that stage performances without marijuana would not be as much fun for him anymore, especially on Saturday Night Live.
Pete Davidson made his first attempt as a stand-up comedian at the age of 16 in a bowling alley in Staten Island after some friends who knew of his comedic ambitions challenged him. From then on he began to build a steady career as an actor and comedian.
He soon got the opportunity to appear on television, making his debut in the third episode of the MTV comedy series Failosophy, which premiered on February 28, 2013. A month later, Davidson appeared in the third season of the MTV2 reality TV comedy series Guy Code. He also appeared in Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out.
In June 2013, the second season of the Comedy Central program Gotham Comedy Live became his first televised stand-up comedy. The program featured comedians at the Gotham Comedy Club in New York City.
Davidson became the youngest cast member of Saturday Night Live, born in the 1990s, and the only 20-year-old to premiere the show on the 40th on September 27, 2014. He played minor roles in the comedy Trainwreck 2015 and in March of the same year he became the roast in Justin Bieber’s Comedy Central Roast.
In 2016, the comedian was included in the Forbes list of 30 out of 30 industry-recognized characters, and in the same year, he recorded his first stand-up special Pete Davidson: SMD in New York.
Pete Davidson has a net worth $2 million. This is estimated on the basis of his active membership in the SNL since 2014. A show of which he allegedly makes $15,000 an episode. In other words, if he appeared once every year in all 21 episodes, his earnings from the live show would be $315,000 per year.
But Saturday Night Live is just one of the many things he earns, so he also earns money from movies, TV hosts, and other media activities.
The news of the engagement of Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande caused a stir in the media. They got engaged in May, after allegedly dating for about a month, but not without leaving their two previous relationships.
Davidson had a friend, Cazzie David, with whom he was in a long-term relationship. The SLN comedian and Cazzie had been together for three years, and according to later reports, they were both on a break from each other when he fell in love with the singer.
Meanwhile, on 17 May 2018, news spread that Cazzie and Davidson had split up, and the latter had apparently moved on with his famous fiancée. This can be seen from the fact that the comedian went to his Instagram page to splatter photos of himself and Grande with the giant diamond engagement ring allegedly worth $93,000. She was also seen on nightly rendezvous with friends who called her “almost newlyweds” and even planned to move in together.
Pete Davidson’s Dad
He was only 7 years old when his father, Scott Davidson, died a hero’s death in the September 11 terrorist attack – he was a New York firefighter conducting a heroic rescue operation, and was last seen running up the stairs of the Marriott World Trade Center just before the skyscraper collapsed.
Davidson was traumatized by the tragic incident and is said to have said that he was “overwhelmed” as a child. As a child, he often had tantrums at school and at some point tore his hair out until he went bald.
Apparently the actor was very close to his father and still has some childhood pictures of both of them together on his Instagram page.
The comedian seems to love tattoos more than most people. Starting with Hilary Clinton, whom he considers his hero, to the tattoo of his ex-girlfriend Cazzie, which he has recently covered up. And now Davidson has received two new inks from his fiancée Ariana Grande.