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Aaron McGruder


An unlikely firestorm was ignited on the 19th of April, 1999. The Universal Press Syndicate made the largest launch ever of a single comic strip in the history of the printed page when it debuted an off-beat work in more than 160 newspapers that day (and 40 more by year's end). The strip, centering on two prepubescent Black youths transplanted ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Boondocks
The Boondocks Writer
(2005-2010)
Red Tails
Red Tails Writer
(2012)
Black Jesus
Black Jesus Writer
(2014-2015)

Filmography

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  Black Jesus (TV Series) (created by - 21 episodes, 2014 - 2015) (written by - 20 episodes, 2014 - 2015) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 2015)
- A Very Special Christmas in Compton (2015) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Good for Nothing (2015) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Janky Cable (2015) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Never Say When (2015) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Thy Neighbor's Strife (2015) ... (creator) / (written by)
 2012 Red Tails (screenplay)
  The Boondocks (TV Series) (creator - 45 episodes, 2005 - 2010) (written by - 27 episodes, 2006 - 2010) (writer - 19 episodes, 2005 - 2010)
- It's Goin' Down (2010) ... (creator) / (written by)
- The Color Ruckus (2010) ... (creator) / (writer)
- The Fried Chicken Flu (2010) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Mr. Medicinal (2010) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Lovely Ebony Brown (2010) ... (creator) / (writer)
 2008 The Super Rumble Mixshow (TV Series) (writer)
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 2014 Black Jesus (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- WTFWBJD (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Gangsta's Paradise (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Love Thy Enemy Part 2 (2014) ... (executive producer)
- The Other Shoe Drops (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Love Thy Enemy Part 1 (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2005-2010 The Boondocks (TV Series) (executive producer - 46 episodes)
- It's Goin' Down (2010) ... (executive producer)
- The Color Ruckus (2010) ... (executive producer)
- The Fried Chicken Flu (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Mr. Medicinal (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Lovely Ebony Brown (2010) ... (executive producer)
 2008 The Super Rumble Mixshow (TV Series) (executive producer - 2008)
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 2005-2008 The Boondocks (TV Series) (composer - 18 episodes)
- The Uncle Ruckus Reality Show (2008) ... (composer: main title theme)
- Shinin' (2007) ... (composer: title theme)
- Attack of the Killer Kung-Fu Wolf Bitch (2007) ... (composer: main title theme)
- The Passion of Ruckus (2006) ... (composer: title theme)
- The Block Is Hot (2006) ... (composer: title theme)
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 2005-2007 The Boondocks (TV Series)
Young Granddad
- Shinin' (2007) ... Young Granddad (voice, uncredited)
- Wingmen (2006) ... Young Granddad (voice, uncredited)
- Return of the King (2006) ... Young Granddad (voice)
- The Garden Party (2005) ... Young Granddad (voice)
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 2008 The Boondocks (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Story of Gangstalicious: Part 2 (2008) ... (writer: "Homies Over Hoes" - uncredited)
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 2008 Behind the Boondocks: The Making of an American Classic (Video documentary short)
Himself
 2008 Trouble in Woodcrest? (Video documentary short)
Himself
 2005 Ego Trip's Race-O-Rama (TV Series documentary)
Himself
 2003-2004 Real Time with Bill Maher (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #2.17 (2004) ... Himself
- Episode #1.20 (2003) ... Himself
- Episode #1.11 (2003) ... Himself
- Episode #1.7 (2003) ... Himself
 2002 33rd NAACP Image Awards (TV Special)
Himself
 2001 Soul Food (TV Series)
Himself
- I'm Afraid of Americans (2001) ... Himself
 1999 Charlie Rose (TV Series)
Himself - Guest
- Episode dated 15 July 1999 (1999) ... Himself - Guest

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Personal Details

Other Works:

"The Boondocks" - Daily newspaper comic strip See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | See more »


Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I went to Havana, and I was like 'Wow! There's culture everywhere! I don't think the American government has a lot of respect for culture. That was the one thing did notice when I went to Cuba was that artists are paid to be artists, poets are paid to be poets, and musicians are paid to be musicians by The government. The government - and I'm not saying the Cuban government's perfect - but the ... See more »

Trivia:

Resides in Los Angeles where he still serves as writer and artist on "The Boondocks." Currently planning the strips animated debut with producer Reginald Hudlin. See more »

Nickname:

Brotha A-dub See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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Recent Posts
who was Ganstalicious ??? noknife83
Boondocks Wolfwood28
Is Aaron about to pull a 'Dave Chappelle'? DeanONewell
Why so few posts? misshiyah
why isn't aaron making any new strips? rorydesmond-2
More Seasons of the Boondocks shydmplez
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