Faizon Love

Faizon Love

  • Highest Rated: 86% Fear of a Black Hat (1994)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Ripped (2017)
  • Birthday: Jun 14, 1968
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • 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
45% The Paperboy Comedian $0.7M 2012
No Score Yet Budz House Big Shitty 2012
14% Zookeeper Bruce the Bear $80.4M 2011
5% Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son Kurtis Kool $38M 2011
10% Couples Retreat Shane $109.2M 2009
16% The Perfect Holiday Jamal $5.9M 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
83% Elf Gimbel's Manager $173.5M 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
16% B.A.P.S. Tiger J 1997
12% A Thin Line Between Love and Hate Manny 1996
31% Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in The Hood Rufus 1996
78% Friday Big Worm 1995
86% Fear of a Black Hat Jam Boy No. 2 1994
29% The Meteor Man Husband 1993
30% Bebe's Kids Robin Harris 1992

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Step Up: High Water
2018
Uncle Al
  • 2019
  • 2018
100% The New Edition Story
2017
Maurice Starr
  • 2017
91% black-ish
2014
Sha
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Mo'Nique Show
2009-2011
Guest
  • 2009
95% It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
2005
Coach
  • 2007
No Score Yet That's So Raven
2003-2007
Cyrus
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Parent 'Hood
1995-1999
Wendell Wilcox
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
No Score Yet The Wayans Bros.
1995-1999
  • 1996

QUOTES FROM Faizon Love CHARACTERS

Penny
You're going to surf in that?
Leslie
No, I'm gonna surf in my da-na-da-na
Penny
Your what?
Leslie
[Leslie whips off towel] Da na da na!
Penny
You're wearing nut-huggers!
Robin Harris
I'm gonna slap the black off you!
Gimbels Manager
Six-inch ribbon curls, honey.
Jovie
That's impossible.
Gimbels Manager
SIX... inches.
Jovie
[Sighs]
Jovie
[sighs]
Buddy
I'm singing! I'm in a store and I'm singing! I'm in a store, AND I'M SINGIIIIING!
Gimbels Manager
Hey! There's no singin' in the North Pole!
Buddy
Yes there is!
Gimbels Manager
No there's not.
Buddy
We sing all the time! Especially when we make toys!
Kurtis Kool
Amen!