Faizon Love

Faizon Love

Highest Rated: 100% Days of Wrath (2008)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Jun 14, 1968

Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

African-American actor-comedian Faizon Love moved to New York City from his Newark, New Jersey upon graduating from high school. While still a student, Love was encouraged by an English teacher who invited the young man to perform before the class at the end of the day if his studies were in order. This fostering of his creativity led to bigger and better things for the performer, who landed a role in the Off-Broadway play "Bitter Heart Midtown" at the Harlem National Black Theatre within his first year in NYC. A modernized take on Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations," the play was a good start for the actor, who had an early TV appearance in an episode of the CBS series "WIOU" in 1990. In 1992, Love was called in to replace Robin Harris when the comedian died suddenly, providing a voice for the animated feature "Bebe's Kids." Love's career would hit an upswing when an assistant to actor-filmmaker Robert Townsend saw his comedy act and recommended him for a role in Townsend's 1993 superhero spoof "Meteor Man," beginning a long and fruitful partnership with the renowned comedic director. That same year he had a recurring role on the short-lived variety series "Townsend Television" (Fox). When Townsend launched his sitcom "The Parent 'Hood" on The WB in 1995, Love was there in a recurring role for the first partial season, playing Townsend's childhood friend and neighbor Wendell Wilcox, a role he took as a regular from the fall of 1995 through the series end in 1998. Often wrong-headed but right-hearted, Love's Wendell Wilcox was a persona that fit in well with the actor's appearance, comedic abilities and overwhelming charm. In 1995, he hit the big screen again, playing a dope-dealing ice cream man who is bent on collecting money owed him by smoked-out Smokey (Chris Tucker) in the comedy "Friday," starring Ice Cube. The following year saw the actor team up with Martin Lawrence for the comedy "A Thin Line Between Love and Hate," and in 1997 he was featured in Townsend's "B.A.P.S." as well as the action comedy "Money Talks," which reunited him with Tucker. A seemingly ubiquitous presence in popular African-American films, Love was directed by former co-star Ice Cube in his ambitious 1998 directorial debut "The Players Club" and had a supporting role as a stripper-obsessed street hustler who inadvertently gets his recently paroled friend (Brian Hooks) in a heap of trouble in the action comedy "3 Strikes" (2000). Love was also featured in "The Replacements" (2000), a comedy set during an NFL strike. Here he played a celebrity bodyguard turned football player, and reached a wider audience with his appropriately goofy portrayal. He also caught the attention of co-star Jon Favreau, who cast Love a supporting role as Horrace, Ruiz's (Sean Combs) muscle in "Made" (2001), writer-director Favreau's portrait of two dim-witted wannabe made men from L.A. (Favreau and Vince Vaughn) who get mixed up in real-life organized crime in New York City. Love's profile grew ever higher with his amusing and vanity-less appearance in the slick surfer chick flick "Blue Crush" (2002), playing a boisterous NFL player visiting Hawaii with an unexpected desire to learn how to surf. In "Wonderland" (2003) Love used his imposing frame to his advantage yet again in a variety of supporting bits, playing the ominous bodyguard of Los Angeles' real-life nightclub and drug kingpin Eddie Nash (Eric Bogosian) in the flashy retelling of L.A.'s infamous Wonderland Avenue murders, tackling a role in "The Fighting Temptations" (2003) as a prison warden and reteaming with director Favreau to play the manager of a team of department store Santa's helpers in the holiday charmer "Elf" (2003).

Highest rated movies

Days of Wrath
Elf
Friday
Made
Blue Crush Idlewild
The Replacements
Wonderland

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 19% Bulletproof 2 Jack Carter (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet 45% She Ball Big Meat Tuna (Character) - 2020
0% 46% Ripped Reeves (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 72% Grow House Rollin' Reg (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet She's Got a Plan Dr. Funkman (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 41% November Rule Theo (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 79% Brotherly Love Uncle Ron (Character) $477.5K 2015
No Score Yet 0% Matthew 18 Lifton Tyler (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 38% Tell Dwight Johnson (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 35% White T Anthony (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 46% Budz House Big Shitty (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Backstage at Budz House Host - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cookout 2 David Turner (Character) - 2011
14% 41% Zookeeper Bruce the Bear (Voice) $80.4M 2011
No Score Yet 64% A Day in the Life "Black" Ike Smith (Character) - 2009
10% 39% Couples Retreat Shane (Character) $109.2M 2009
100% 79% Days of Wrath Cash Flow (Character) - 2008
6% 59% Who's Your Caddy? Big Large (Character) $5.7M 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tao of the Golden Mask Director,
Screenwriter
- 2007
19% 52% The Perfect Holiday Jamal (Character) $5.8M 2007
47% 66% Idlewild Sunshine Ace (Character) $12.5M 2006
No Score Yet 76% All You've Got Coach Harlan (Character) - 2006
14% 48% Just My Luck Phillips (Character) $17.3M 2006
No Score Yet 20% Animal Double T (Character) - 2005
34% 65% Wonderland Greg Diles (Character) $1.1M 2003
85% 79% Elf Gimbel's manager (Character) $177.1M 2003
62% 58% Blue Crush Leslie (Character) $40.1M 2002
No Score Yet 94% Play'd: A Hip Hop Story Domino Breed (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 63% Mr. Bones Fats Pudbedder (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 40% The Luau Hustle (Character) - 2001
71% 66% Made Horrace (Character) $5.3M 2001
41% 66% The Replacements J. Jackson (Character) $44.7M 2000
0% 66% 3 Strikes Tone (Character) $9.8M 2000
31% 85% The Players Club Officer Peters (Character) $23.0M 1998
78% 91% Friday Big Worm (Character) $27.4M 1995
36% 74% Bebe's Kids Robin Harris (Voice) $7.5M 1992

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet D.L. Hughley: Uncut Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sister Circle Guest 2019
No Score Yet 88% Step Up: High Water Al (Character) 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untitled Action Bronson Show Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hip Hop Squares Guest 2017
92% 55% black-ish Unknown (Guest Star) 2015 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mo'Nique Show Unknown (Character) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bethenny Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet 106 & Park Unknown (Character) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2009
82% 89% My Name Is Earl Rev. Greene (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big House Warren Cleveland (Character) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Parent 'Hood Wendell Wilcox (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1995-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wayans Bros. Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam Unknown (Character) 1993