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Faizon Love

Highest Rated:   86% Fear of a Black Hat (1994)
Lowest Rated:   0% Ripped (2017)
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A plus-sized actor of Afro-Cuban descent whose killer smile and infectious laugh can liven up any comedy, Faizon Love got his start in such well-received African-American comedies as Fear of a Black Hat and Friday before getting wide recognition in such high-profile comedies as Money Talks, The Replacements, and Elf. It was during high school in New Jersey that the aspiring comic first became interested in performing for a crowd; his English teacher recognized Love's skill for comedy and allowing the student to perform for his classmates on days when lessons went especially well. Following graduation, Love moved to New York and made a bid for the big time in the East Coast entertainment capitol; it didn't take long for the performer to land an off-Broadway role in the Harlem National Black Theater production of Bitter Heart Midtown (a modernized retelling of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations). The subsequent death of beloved comic Robin Harris during the production of the animated comedy BeBe's Kids provided the emerging performer with his first big break in film, and though it was strictly a vocal affair, Love performed admirably under pressure. He could next be seen alongside Robert Townsend, Rusty Cundieff, Ice Cube, and Shawn Wayans in a series of low-budget but well-received comedy features. Love later parlayed his connection with Townsend into an extended television role on the small-screen sitcom The Parent 'Hood, and he continued to climb the credits until his role as a gridiron giant in The Replacements punted him into the mainstream. It was following his appearance in the Keanu Reeves sports comedy that Love's career truly took off, with a 2001 performance opposite Sean "Puffy" Combs in Jon Favreau's Made marking the beginning of a working relationship between the director and the actor that would continue when Love appeared opposite Will Ferrell in Elf (2003). Love's role as a surfing football player in Blue Crush in 2002 allowed the actor to overcomed his duel fears of sharks and water to brave the waves. And after attempting to remain in control of a prison as the warden in The Fighting Temptations, it was time to hit the road in Torque, a two-wheeled thrill ride starring Love's former Friday co-star Ice Cube. Video-game players with an ear for detail would recognize Love's substantial role in the hit 2004 release Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, with additional roles opposite Lindsay Lohan in Just My Luck and in the long-awaited OutKast musical Idlewild effectively serving to mark the arrival of a comedic actor whose versatility continued to impress.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
0% Ripped
  • Reeves
2017
No Score Yet Grow House
  • Rollin' Reg
2017
No Score Yet Brotherly Love
  • Uncle Ron
$46.8k 2015
No Score Yet November Rule
  • Theo
2015
No Score Yet Matthew 18
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet White T
  • Anthony
2013
43% The Paperboy
  • Comedian
$0.7M 2012
No Score Yet Budz House
  • Big Shitty
2012
14% Zookeeper
  • Bruce the Bear
$80.4M 2011
11% Couples Retreat
  • Shane
$109.2M 2009
16% The Perfect Holiday
  • Jamal
$5.8M 2007
6% Who's Your Caddy?
  • Big Large
$5.6M 2007
No Score Yet A Day in the Life
  • Black
2007
No Score Yet Of Boys and Men
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Faizon Love's Tao of the Golden Mask
  • Director
2007
47% Idlewild
  • Ace
$12.6M 2006
14% Just My Luck
  • Damon Phillips
$17.3M 2006
No Score Yet All You've Got
  • Coach Harlan
2006
No Score Yet Animal
  • Double T
2005
No Score Yet The Luau
  • Hustle
2005
23% Torque
  • Sonny
$21.1M 2004
84% Elf
  • Gimbel's Manager
$173.4M 2003
34% Wonderland
  • Greg Diles
2003
42% The Fighting Temptations
  • Prison Warden
$30.3M 2003
61% Blue Crush
  • Leslie
$40.2M 2002
No Score Yet Play'd: A Hip Hop Story
  • Domino Breed
2002
No Score Yet Mr. Bones
  • Pudbedder
2001
71% Made
  • Horrace
$3.7M 2001
No Score Yet Inhumanity
  • Actor
2001
41% The Replacements
  • Jamal Jackson
$44.1M 2000
0% 3 Strikes
  • Tone
2000
31% The Players Club
  • Peters
1998
16% Money Talks
  • Cellmate
1997
13% B.A.P.S.
  • Tiger J
1997
12% A Thin Line Between Love and Hate
  • Manny
1996
32% Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in The Hood
  • Rufus
1996
74% Friday
  • Big Worm
1995
86% Fear of a Black Hat
  • Jam Boy No. 2
1994
29% The Meteor Man
  • Husband
1993
25% Bebe's Kids
  • Robin Harris
1992

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
100% The New Edition Story
2017
  • Maurice Starr
  • 2017
95% black-ish
2014
  • Sha
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
2005
  • Coach
  • 2007

Quotes from Faizon Love's Characters