Dave Burd as Lil Dicky | Dave on FX Networks

Dave Burd

Dave / Co-Creator / Executive Producer / Writer

Dave, a.k.a. "Lil Dicky," is a neurotic-yet-lovable rapper. Simultaneously exasperating and inspiring to his friends, he vows to leave no stone unturned on his quest to become the next superstar.

Career Highlights

Dave Burd, known by his stage name Lil Dicky, is a multi-platinum rapper, comedian and actor. Burd can next be seen in season three of the FX comedy DAVE, which is based on his life. He is the co-creator (alongside Emmy®-winning writer Jeff Schaffer), executive producer, writer and star of the critically acclaimed comedy series.

He came to prominence with the release of the music video for his song “Ex-Boyfriend,” which went viral with more than one million views on YouTube in 24 hours. 

In 2015, Burd released his debut album “Professional Rapper,” which featured collaborations with Snoop Dogg, Fetty Wap, Rich Homie Quan, T-Pain and Brendon Urie. The record debuted at number seven on the Billboard 200, topped the Rap Albums and Independent Albums charts and spent over 100 weeks atop the Comedy Albums chart. Burd released his hit single “Freaky Friday” in 2018, which now has 1.6 billion streams globally. 

In 2019, Burd debuted "Earth," a music-led initiative to raise awareness for climate change and the environment. Accompanied by an animated short film featuring cameos from Justin Bieber, Sia, Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Kevin Hart and more, the initiative raised over $800k for climate change and COVID-19 relief organizations. 

Burd currently resides in Los Angeles. 

GaTa wearing a flower printed shirt and placing his hand on his chin


as GaTa

Dave’s hype man, who moves fluidly — if misguidedly — through the rap world. GaTa is all about what he calls “the gander” and helps inspire Dave’s confidence.