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Richard Pryor (1940–2005)


Highly influential, and always controversial, African-American actor/comedian who was equally well known for his colorful language during his live comedy shows, as for his fast paced life, multiple marriages and battles with drug addiction. He has been acknowledged by many modern comic artist's as a key influence on their careers, and Pryor's ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 12 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 1999 Norm (TV Series)
Mr. Johnson
- Norm vs. the Boxer (1999) ... Mr. Johnson
 1996 Malcolm & Eddie (TV Series)
Uncle Buck
- Do the K.C. Hustle (1996) ... Uncle Buck
 1996 Mad Dog Time
Jimmy the Grave Digger
 1995 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Joe Springer
- Stand (1995) ... Joe Springer
 1993 Martin (TV Series)
Richard Pryor
 1991 The Three Muscatels
Narrator / Wino / Bartender
 1991 Another You
Eddie Dash
 1988 Moving
Arlo Pear
 1987 Critical Condition
Kevin Lenahan / Dr. Eddie Slattery
 1986 Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling
Jo Jo Dancer / Alter Ego
 1982 The Toy
Jack Brown
 1982 Some Kind of Hero
Eddie Keller
 1978 Blue Collar
Zeke
 1976 The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings
Charlie Snow, All-Star (RF)
 1976 Adiós Amigo
Sam Spade
 1974 Uptown Saturday Night
Sharp Eye Washington
 1973 Hit!
Mike Willmer
 1973 Some Call It Loving
Jeff
 1973 The Mack
Slim
 1972 Lady Sings the Blues
Piano Man
 1972 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Cat Griffin
- The Connection (1972) ... Cat Griffin
 1971 The Partridge Family (TV Series)
A.E. Simon
- Soul Club (1971) ... A.E. Simon
 1970 Carter's Army (TV Movie)
Pvt. Jonathan Crunk
 1969 The Young Lawyers (TV Series)
Otis Tucker
- The Young Lawyers (1969) ... Otis Tucker
 1968 Wild in the Streets
Stanley X
 1967 The Busy Body
Whittaker
 1966 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Villar
- The Night of the Eccentrics (1966) ... Villar
Show Show Writer (16 credits)
Show Show Producer (5 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (5 credits)
Show Show Director (2 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (83 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (60 credits)

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Other Works:

Album: "Live on the Sunset Strip" (won Grammy for Best Comedy Recording) See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 6 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 13 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I had some great things and I had some bad things. The best and the worst. In other words, I had a life. See more »

Trivia:

Suffered a mild heart attack in November 1977. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently worked with Gene Wilder See more »

Nickname:

Dick See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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