Richard Pryor

Highest Rated:
100% Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip (2000)
Lowest Rated:
11% The Toy (1982)
Birthday:
Dec 1
Birthplace:
Peoria, Illinois, USA
Bio:
African-American comedian Richard Pryor grew up bombarded by mixed messages. Pryor's grandmother owned a string of brothels, his mother prostituted herself, and his father was a pimp. Still, they raised Richard to be honest, polite, and religious. Living in one of the worst slums in Peoria, IL,…

Filmography


MOVIES   

Rating Title Credit Box Office Year
60% Richard Pryor: Omit The Logic
  • Actor
-- 2013
Wild in the Streets
  • Stanley X
-- 2012
Make 'Em Laugh
  • Actor
-- 2009
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business Of America
  • Actor
-- 2008
Trypps Trypps Trypps Trypps Trypps
  • Actor
-- 2007
Richard Pryor:Stand Up
  • Actor
-- 2005
Richard Pryor - I Ain't Dead Yet #%$#@!! Uncensored
  • Actor
-- 2004
Adios Amigo
  • Sam
-- 2003
Bitter Jester
  • Actor
-- 2003
Richard Pryor - I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!!
  • Actor
-- 2003
Under the Covers
  • Actor
-- 2002
100% Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip
  • Himself
-- 2000
86% Wattstax
  • Actor
-- 2000
Bingo Long And His Traveling All Stars
  • Actor
-- 1998
Sam Kinison - Why Did We Laugh?
  • Actor
-- 1997
60% Lost Highway
  • Arnie
-- 1997
Century of Black Cinema
  • Actor
-- 1997
17% Mad Dog Time
  • Actor
-- 1996
But...Seriously
  • Actor
-- 1993
The Three Muscatels
  • Actor
-- 1991
11% Another You
  • Eddie Dash
-- 1991
18% See No Evil, Hear No Evil
  • Wally Karew
-- 1989
21% Harlem Nights
  • Sugar Ray
-- 1989
Moving
  • Arlo Pear
-- 1988
Critical Condition
  • Eddie/Kevin
-- 1987
55% Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life is Calling
  • Jo Jo Dancer
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
-- 1986
Lily Tomlin
  • Actor
-- 1986
38% Brewster's Millions
  • Montgomery Brewster
-- 1985
Motown 25 - Yesterday, Today, Forever
  • Actor
-- 1983
83% Richard Pryor - Here and Now
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Himself
-- 1983
26% Superman III
  • Gus Gorman
-- 1983
11% The Toy
  • Jack Brown
-- 1982
Some Kind of Hero
  • Eddie Keller
-- 1982
Bustin' Loose
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Joe Braxton
  • Director
-- 1981
Richard Pryor - Live and Smokin'
  • Actor
-- 1981
Wholly Moses!
  • Pharaoh
-- 1980
67% Stir Crazy
  • Harry Monroe
-- 1980
In God We Tru$t (In God We Trust) (Gimme That Prime Time Religion)
  • God
-- 1980
91% Richard Pryor: Live in Concert
  • Actor
-- 1979
89% The Muppet Movie
  • Balloon Man
-- 1979
100% Blue Collar
  • Zeke Brown
-- 1978
30% The Wiz
  • The Wiz (Herman Smith)
-- 1978
58% California Suite
  • Dr. Chauncy Gump
-- 1978
Greased Lightning
  • Wendell Scott
-- 1977
20% Which Way Is Up?
  • Leroy Jones
-- 1977
88% Silver Streak
  • Grover Muldoon
-- 1976
87% The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings
  • Charlie Snow
-- 1976
86% Car Wash
  • Daddy Rich
-- 1976
71% Uptown Saturday Night
  • Sharp Eye Washington
-- 1974
90% Blazing Saddles
  • Screenwriter
-- 1974
Some Call It Loving
  • Jeff
-- 1973
Hit!
  • Mike Willmer
-- 1973
The Mack
  • Slim
-- 1973
75% Lady Sings the Blues
  • Piano Man
-- 1972
Richard Pryor: Live & Smokin'
  • Actor
-- 1971
Dynamite Chicken
  • Himself
-- 1971
The Phynx
  • Himself
-- 1970
Black Brigade
  • Jonathan Crunk
-- 1969
Dynamite Chicken
  • Actor
-- 1969
30% The Green Berets
  • Collier
-- 1968
The Busy Body
  • Whittaker
-- 1967
Lily Tomlin
  • Actor
--


TV SERIES   

Rating Title Credit Year
Martin
1992-1997
  • Himself
1993

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Quotes from Richard Pryor's Characters

    1. Sugar Ray: How was your date?
    2. Quick: I killed her.
    3. Sugar Ray: Ah, tore the pussy up, huh!
    4. Quick: No, man, I killed her.
    5. Sugar Ray: What the fuck you talking about.
    6. Quick: I shot her, man.
    7. Sugar Ray: Hmm. Was the pussy that bad, man?
    From Harlem Nights. Submitted by Kristopher J (21 months ago)
    1. Sugar Ray: Quick, you're not a gangster. We're not. We're club owners. We run a dance hall. Calhoune... he's a cold-hearted killer. He'll have your ass killed. Now, the man probably doesn't know about La Rue yet. But in the morning, he's going to want you really dead. So, we got to find a place where we can lay low. Till we can run the scam and split.
    2. Quick: You telling me I should hide?
    3. Sugar Ray: No. I'm telling you you're gonna hide. You don't hide, Quick, they're gonna kill you. I'm not gonna let that happen to you. I didn't come this far with you so you can prove you ain't no punk and die. What are they gonna put on your tombstone? "Here lies a man, 27 years old. He died, but he ain't no punk." Hey man, that's bullshit. OK? You know when you die? When you're 89... got your children and your grandchildren around the bed... that's cool. It ain't cool to die at 27. I'm not gonna let you do that to yourself. I'm not gonna let you do it to me. 'Cause they kill you, they're gonna have to kill me. 'Cause I'm gonna kill them.
    From Harlem Nights. Submitted by Kristopher J (21 months ago)
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