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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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  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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Other Works:

"The Boondocks - Back for the '01, you Suckas!" - Second collection of strips published by Andrew McNeel See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | See more »


Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

"It would be innacurate to say that Huey's opinions are my own. I think there's a broad opinion being put through the strip with a combination of all the characters' voices." - on whether or not Huey Freeman, the strip's main character, is a mouthpiece for McGruder himself. See more »

Trivia:

Met film-maker Reginald Hudlin in 1998 when McGruder signed his cartooning contract with Universal Press Syndicate--McGruder and Hudlin were represented by the same legal firm. Hudlin was instrumental in getting the show The Boondocks (2005) made without creative compromise and was an executive producer on the series. Their professional partnership ended in July of 2005 when Hudlin was named ... See more »

Nickname:

Tha A-double See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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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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