- Mother chose to give birth to him in Canada in order to reduce the medical costs for his delivery.
- Injured himself in a bicycle accident at age 12, and developed a comedy-and-magic act while recuperating.
- Served in the Air Force and was stationed in North Africa; performed a magic show for the king of Libya during that time.
- First dated his second wife Sandra while they were in college, but married her 40 years later.
- Published an autobiography in 2007 titled Reuben on Wry: The Memoirs of Dave Madden.