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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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2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

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

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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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Other Works:

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

Publicity Listings:

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Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

"We did our best to do a Fox show, but frankly, I don't think the difficulties we had at Fox would be exclusive to Fox. I just think that broadcast television in general is a very restrictive place. It's tough to be funny because there's so many eyeballs and there's so much money at stake that I think everything is just kind of over-thought. And it's tough to be daring and do something different,... See more »

Trivia:

Known for being as outspoken in public as his characters. Appeared at the 138th anniversary for renowned left-wing magazine "The Nation" in December 2003. A year earlier, the magazine honoured the strip and its creator with a cover article, "Huey Freeman: American Hero" featuring the young character on the cover. At the 2003 gala, McGruder got into several shouting matches with guests, ... See more »

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Tha A-double See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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