D.L. Hughley

D.L. Hughley

Highest Rated: 83% The Original Kings of Comedy (2000)

Lowest Rated: 14% Chasing Papi (2003)

Birthday: Mar 6, 1963

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

A gang-affiliated high school dropout who turned his life around to become one of the most popular comedians in America, D.L. Hughley is all that and so much more. Over the course of a nearly four decade-long career that spanned stage and screen, Hughley carved out a career that includes stand-up, acting, voiceover, hosting, and even political and social commentary. Who would've thought that one of the Original Kings of Comedy would become one of America's most vital critical voices? Born Darryl Lynn Hughley on March 6, 1963, Hughley and his family moved from Portsmouth, VA to South Central Los Angeles shortly after his birth. Like many young black men from South Central, Hughley fell victim to the allure of gang life, becoming a member of the Bloods, one of L.A.'s most notorious street gangs. His involvement with the Bloods would eventually lead to him being expelled from San Pedro High School. However, in his twenties, Hughley left the gang life behind, earned his G.E.D., and began working at The Los Angeles Times. Eventually, Hughley discovered his true calling in stand-up comedy. He first became known to audiences as the host of "ComicView" (BET, 1992-2008), a stand-up comedy showcase that aired Fridays on BET. Though he left the show after its first season, Hughley was in. His next big project was producing, writing, and starring in his own sitcom, "The Hughleys" (ABC, 1998-2002). A satirical look at Hughley's own experiences of culture shock living with his black family in an upscale, largely white neighborhood, "The Hughleys" was a big hit, lasting four seasons. During this time, Hughley joined forces with fellow comedians Steve Harvey, Bernie Mac, and Cedric the Entertainer for the Original Kings of Comedy tour, which was captured in a uproariously hilarious concert film, "The Original Kings of Comedy" (2000), directed by Spike Lee. Hughley then returned to television, guest starring as the older brother of Turk (Donald Faison) on "Scrubs" (NBC, 2001-2010), and trying out a a more dramatic role on Aaron Sorkin's ill-fated "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" (NBC, 2006-2007). His next project was a short-lived comedic news show, "D.L. Hughley Breaks the News" (CNN, 2008-2009), followed by a stint as a morning radio DJ for 98.7 KISS FM with his show "The D.L. Hughley Morning Show." On the 16th season of "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC, 2005-), Hughley came in ninth place. An accomplished author, Hughley has released three books: I Want You to Shut the F#ck Up: How the Audacity of Dopes Is Ruining America (Crown Archetype Press, 2012), Black Man, White House: An Oral History of the Obama Years (William Morrow, 2017), and How Not to Get Shot: And Other Advice From White People (William Morrow, 2018). Hughley could next be seen hosting his own talk show, "The D.L. Hughley Show" (TV One, 2019).

Highest rated movies

Cloud 9
The Brothers
Inspector Gadget 2
Scary Movie 3
Cat Run
Soul Plane
Chasing Papi

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
82% 30% Dying Laughing Self - 2016
20% 33% Cat Run Dexter (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 44% Doubting Thomas: Lies and Spies Albert (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 100% D.L. Hughley: Unapologetic Unknown (Character) - 2007
67% 17% Cloud 9 Unknown (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 57% The Adventures of Brer Rabbit Brer Fox (Voice) - 2006
No Score Yet 78% Shackles Ben Cross (Character) - 2005
18% 51% Soul Plane Johnny (Character) $13.9M 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Latham Entertainment Presents Host - 2003
14% 40% Chasing Papi Rodrigo (Character) $6.1M 2003
40% 22% Inspector Gadget 2 Gadgetmobile (Character) - 2003
35% 54% Scary Movie 3 John Wilson (Character) $110.0M 2003
63% 85% The Brothers Derrick West (Character) $27.5M 2001
83% 79% The Original Kings of Comedy Self,
Screenwriter
$38.2M 2000
21% 18% Inspector Gadget Gadgetmobile (Voice) $97.4M 1999

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnson Unknown (Character) 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet GMA3: What You Need to Know Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Tell the Truth Guest 2019 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet D.L. Hughley: Uncut Host 2020-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Unknown (Character),
Guest
2019-2021
No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2015-2016 2018 2020-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today 3rd Hour Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show Guest 2020
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2011 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Daily Guest 2020
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Extra Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The DL Hughley Show Executive Producer,
Host
2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tamron Hall Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steve Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Talk Stoop Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fix Unknown (Character) 2018
No Score Yet 56% The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Guest 2017-2018
No Score Yet 66% Real Time With Bill Maher Guest 2011-2012 2015-2016 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Politicking With Larry King Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Comedy Get Down Unknown (Character) 2017
No Score Yet 66% The Chew Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Opposition w/ Jordan Klepper Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steve Harvey Guest 2016
No Score Yet 83% Match Game Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Host 2012 2016
21% 71% Heartbeat Dr. Hackett (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2010 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trust Me, I'm a Game Show Host Host 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Katie Guest 2013
No Score Yet 75% The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Guest 2013
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gotham Comedy Live Unknown (Character) 2013
No Score Yet 42% Dancing With the Stars Contestant 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Gets the Last Laugh? Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anderson Host 2012-2013
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 1999 2001 2005 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Host 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lopez Tonight Guest 2011
No Score Yet 74% Hawaii Five-0 Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shaken Not Stirred Guest 2008-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam Unknown (Character),
Host
1992 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet S.O.B.: Socially Offensive Behavior Host 2007
74% 100% Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Simon Stiles (Character) 2006-2007
83% 87% Scrubs Kevin Turk (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hughleys Unknown (Character),
Writer,
Executive Producer
1998-2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Parkers Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chris Rock Show Guest 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Double Rush Unknown (Character) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Watcher Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Comedy Half-Hour Unknown (Character) 1994
No Score Yet 93% The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet One-Night Stand Unknown (Character) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Def Comedy Jam Host