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||January 7, 1970
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||Brooklyn, New York, USA
RATE AND COMMENT
Was the class comedian at his Catholic high school
Studied music and played the trumpet
Improvised on Charles Dickens's words in a school production of "A Christmas Carol"
Taken to the NYC comedy club, the Comic Strip, by his dean
Began performing the NYC comedy club circuit while attending St. John's University and working as an NBC security guard
Discovered while performing at the Apollo Theater in Harlem by writer-director Spike Lee
Feature debut, a walk-on in Lee's "Mo' Better Blues"
First leading role in a feature, "Hangin' With the Homeboys"
TV debut as host and co-writer of "The New Music Report", a local music and talk show on WNBC in NYC
Network TV debut as star and co-producer of "Where I Live", a short-lived ABC family sitcom
Cast as the boyfriend of Bill Cosby's daughter on the CBS sitcom "Cosby"
Appeared in the comedy "Eight Legged Freaks" starring David Arquette
Voiced Bernie, a Rastafarian Jellyfish in the animated feature "Shark Tale"