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DeRay Davis

Highest Rated:   85% 21 Jump Street (2012)
Lowest Rated:   4% Code Name: The Cleaner (2007)
Birthday:   Not Available
Birthplace:   Not Available
Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, comedian-turned-actor DeRay Davis developed and honed a hip, sardonic, streetwise mentality at an early age and parlayed it smoothly and efficiently into the comedy-club circuit. Davis achieved his career breakthrough at the Laffapalooza Festival in Atlanta, GA, then scored a triple whammy by winning the Comedy Central Laugh Riots Competition and landing covetable spots in the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival and the Cedric the Entertainer Festival. Throughout, the comic wove vulgar and droll, yet also telling and deeply personal, routines around the subjects of race, poverty, and his challenging experiences growing up in the Windy City projects with a dysfunctional African-American family. The transition from behind-the-mike spots to movie roles represented a relatively short jump, for most of Davis' early film assignments emphasized the same subject matter as his routines; for example, he played the "Hustle Guy" in Barbershop (2002) and its sequel, Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004), rapper Mario "Fa Real" Greene in the Martin Short comedy Jiminy Glick in La La Wood (2004), and a Jamaican stoner in Johnson Family Vacation (2004). Davis expanded his genre focus with roles in Rupert Wainwright's supernatural horror outing The Fog (2005), and Todd Phillips' comedy remake School for Scoundrels (2006). Subsequent feature assignments include License to Wed (2007), Semi-Pro (2008, as basketball player Bee Bee Ellis), and Nowhereland (2009). Meanwhile, Davis also appeared on television series including Entourage and Reno 911!, and televised comedy revues such as Comedy Central's Premium Blend.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
13% Meet the Blacks
  • Tyrone
2016
No Score Yet My Favorite Five
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet More Money, More Family
  • Tyrone
2015
No Score Yet Shaquille O'neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam: Live From Las Vegas
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Very Larry Christmas
  • Actor
2014
29% G.I. Joe: Retaliation
  • Stoop
2013
85% 21 Jump Street
  • Domingo
2012
56% Jumping the Broom
  • Malcolm
2011
28% Life as We Know It
  • Lonnie
2010
No Score Yet 3 of Us
  • Pizza Man
2010
No Score Yet My Girlfriend's Back
  • Kenyatta
2010
No Score Yet Shaq & Cedric the Entertainer Present: All Star Comedy Jam
  • Actor
2009
40% Imagine That
  • John Strother
2009
No Score Yet Frankenhood
  • Motown
2009
21% Semi-Pro
  • Bee Bee Ellis
2008
66% How She Move
  • Himself
2008
No Score Yet Nite Tales
  • Omar
2008
7% License to Wed
  • Joel
2007
4% Code Name: The Cleaner
  • Ronnie
2007
No Score Yet Who Made the Potatoe Salad?
  • Actor
2006
25% School for Scoundrels
  • Bee Bee
2006
37% Scary Movie 4
  • Marvin
2006
No Score Yet Jamie Foxx Presents: America's Funniest Comics
  • Actor
2006
4% The Fog
  • Spooner
2005
22% Jiminy Glick in Lalawood
  • Mario `Fa Real' Greene
2005
No Score Yet The Hit
  • Sirus
2005
No Score Yet The Seat Filler
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet The Seat Filler
  • E.J.
2004
6% Johnson Family Vacation
  • Jamaican Stoner
2004
68% Barbershop 2: Back in Business
  • Hustle Guy
2004
82% Barbershop
  • Hustle Guy
2002

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Comedy Central Presents
1998-2011
  • Performer
No Score Yet Funniest Wins
2014
  • Appearing
No Score Yet The Boondocks
2005-2014
  • Voice

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