Chevy Chase’s Wife Jayni Chase – Wiki, Age, Wedding, Net Worth

April 18, 2024
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Who is Jayni Chase?

Jayni Ann Luke, better known to audiences as Jayni Chase, was born under the zodiac sign of Virgo on 24 August 1957, in Los Angeles, California USA; she holds American nationality and her ethnicity is Caucasian. She’s a writer, and the founder of the Center for Environmental Education, who rose to prominence as the third wife of the famous comedian, writer and actor Chevy Chase.

Jayni was raised in Los Angeles, but prefers to keep her private life away from the media’s attention, so hasn’t disclosed any information regarding her childhood, parents, or any siblings.

Speaking about her educational background, she attended North Hollywood High School, and upon matriculating in 1975, enrolled at the University of California, Santa Barbara, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications in 1979. Jayni continued her education in New Hampshire, where she attended the Antioch New England Graduate School, where she earned her master’s degree in Environmental Studies.

In 1988, with help of her husband, Jayni founded the Center for Environmental Education, which enabled teachers and students across the US to build effective and strong ‘green classrooms’, and then she started working with Earth Day Network. In 1995, she released her book “Blueprint for a Green School”.


In the following years, she was a board member of the Environmental Media Association, the Alliance for Climate Education, and The MGR Foundation, then from 2007 until 2013, she participated in the Clinton Global Initiative, and was one of Vice President Al Gore’s Slide Show Presenters.

Jayni has received numerous awards for her work in environmental education, and is today an Advisory Board Member of Bedford 2030 Organization, whose mission is to address the urgent issue of climate change, and to raise awareness about gas emissions.

Wedding and marriage with Chevy Chase

In the early ‘80s, Jayni worked in the movie industry as a production assistant to provide for herself during her college studies, and met her future husband, Chevy Chase on the set of the movie “Under the Rainbow”.

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The two started as friends, since Jayni wasn’t looking for a relationship at that time, however, their friendship grew into a long-lasting love story. They started dating, and soon Chevy proposed to her. They tied the knot on 19 June 1982, in the Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles in the presence of their closest family members and friends.

In the same year, the two became parents for the first time when they welcomed their daughter Cydney, and their second daughter, Caley, was born in 1984, while the youngest, Emily was born in 1988.

As of March 2022, Jayni and Chevy are still married, apparently enjoying lifesin their residence in Bedford, New York.


Age, height, and net worth

Jayni’s age is 64, she has blonde hair and blue eyes, weighs around 140lbs (65kgs), and is 5ft 6ins (1.68m) tall with vital statistics of 40-26-36.

Her net worth, as of early 2022, has been estimated at $10 million, while her husband has a net worth reputedly over $50 million.

Who is Chevy Chase?

Cornelius Crane ‘Chevy’ Chase was born under the zodiac sign of Libra on 8 October 1943, in Lower Manhattan, New York City USA; he holds American nationality, and his ethnicity is of mixed German, English, Irish, and Scottish descent. He’s an actor with nearly 100 credits to his name, perhaps known best for his roles in “National Lampoon’s Vacation”, “Three Amigos!”, and “Goose on the Loose”, among others.

Chevy was raised in Woodstock, New York State, by his father, Edward Tinsley Chase who was a book editor and magazine writer, and his mother Cathalene Parker, a concert pianist and librettist. The two divorced when Chevy was four years old, and in his autobiography, he stated that he was later abused by his mother and his stepfather, John Cederquist. Chevy has an older brother, Ned, who prefers to stay away from the public eye.

Speaking about Chevy’s educational background, he attended Stockbridge School in Massachusetts, and upon matriculating in 1961, he enrolled at Haverford College, and then he transferred to Bard College in New York, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree of Arts in English, in 1967.


After graduation, he co-founded an underground comedy ensemble, and five years later became a writer and cast member of “The National Lampoon Radio Hour”, a satirical radio series that also featured Bill Murray, John Belushi, Brian Doyle-Murray and Gilda Radner.

Chevy made his acting debut in the short 1968 movie “Walk…Don’t Walk”, followed by minor roles in various movies, before he was cast to play Ty Webb in “Caddyshack”, also starring Bill Murray and Rodney Dangerfield, in 1980.

In the following years, Chevy was seen in “Seems Like Old Times”, “Under the Rainbow”, and “Moder Problems” before he portrayed Clark Griswold in “National Lampoon’s Vacation”, alongside Imogene Coca and Beverly D’Angelo, in 1983, and then he reprised his role in the sequel “National Lampoon’s European Vacation” in 1985, and “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” in 1989.

Meantime, Chevy starred in “Three Amigos!” in 1986, alongside Steve Martin and Martin Short, and was then cast to play Nick Halloway in “Memoirs of an Invisible Man” in 1992, which brought him a nomination for the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Saturn Award Best Actor.

In the late ‘90s, Chevy was also seen in “Last Action Hero”, “Man of the House”, and “Snow Day”, among others, while in 2002, he was cast to play Principal Harbert in the crime drama “Orange County”, followed by roles in “Vacuums”, “Our Italian Husband”, and “Goose on the Loose”, in 2006.


The list of Chevy’s film roles is too long to enumerate, thus we mentioned some of his most notables, and we will mention some of his notable television works, such as his writing for “Saturday Night Live”, which brought him Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series.

Before Chevy married Jayni, he was married twice; his first wife was Susan Hewitt, from February 1973 until February 1976, and his second was Jacqueline Carlin, their marriage lasting from December 1976 until November 1980. Chevy doesn’t have children with his first wife, while with Jacqueline he has a son named Bryan Perkins, born in October 1979.

This 78-year-old actor was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on 23 September 1993, and he is still acting – it’s announced that he is starring alongside Keith David and Isabel Lucas in the new comedy drama written and directed by Frank Peluso, entitled “The Ogilvy Fortune”, which should be released later in 2022.

Martha Clifford

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