Flavor Flav

Flavor Flav

  • Highest Rated: 77% New Jack City (1991)
  • Lowest Rated: 47% Death of a Dynasty (2003)
  • Birthday: Mar 16, 1959
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • One of the most prominent members of the hardcore rap/hip-hop ensemble Public Enemy (and arguably its most colorful contributor), Flavor Flav (born William Drayton in 1959) joined his bandmates in breaking new ground within the said musical genres. Public Enemy's ability to rewrite the rules of rap as a vehicle for the expression of urban social concerns (and angst), coupled with innovative soundscapes unlike anything heard up through that time, arguably turned it into the most influential rap or hip-hop group to emerge during the mid- to late '80s. Throughout it all, Flav provided the comic edge to offset the sobriety and gravity of band member Chuck D's lyrics. Flav's outrageous appearance did much to impart this -- he typically sported a massive number of rings on each hand, wore a giant clock on a chain around his neck, and had all of his front teeth encased in solid gold, into which were engraved the letters of his stage name. For the majority of his career, Flav remained with Enemy, only issuing a debut solo record in 2006 (an early 1999 effort, It's About Time, went unreleased). He began to branch out into film roles as early as 1990, with a small role in Spike Lee's jazz-flavored musical drama Mo' Better Blues, then followed it up with a similar role in New Jack City and cameos as his inimitable self in CB4: The Movie (1993) and Who's the Man? (1993). In an unforgettable stint, Flav participated alongside Charo, Dave Coulier, and others in season three of VH1's The Surreal Life (2004). During that season, Flav and statuesque Scandinavian model-turned-actress Brigitte Nielsen struck up a now-famous on-camera love affair, which prompted the network to initiate a spin-off reality series for the mordantly unhappy couple, entitled Strange Love; episodes typically featured the lovers screaming at each other incessantly and the program ended after only one season. Flav, however, signed for a follow-up MTV reality series, devoted exclusively to himself and his pursuit of lifelong love. Entitled The Flavor of Love, it debuted in 2006. Meanwhile, the performer heightened his emphasis on non-musical comedy via participation in the Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav (2007). In 2008, Flav took on a regular role as Calvester Hill on the My Network TV sitcom Under One Roof.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet The Long Road to the Hall of Fame: From Tony to King to Malik Farrakhan Actor 2016
No Score Yet Horrorween Actor 2010
No Score Yet Nite Tales Host 2008
No Score Yet Flava Flav - Prince of Blackness Takes a Bow Actor 2008
No Score Yet Public Enemy: Welcome to the Terrordome Actor 2007
No Score Yet Cain and Abel Slim Jim 2007
No Score Yet Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav - Uncensored! Actor 2007
No Score Yet Confessions of a Pit Fighter Actor 2005
47% Death of a Dynasty Actor 2003
No Score Yet Paper Chasers Actor 2003
No Score Yet Ice-T and SMG: The Repossession Live Actor 2002
75% Private Parts Himself 1997
50% Who's the Man? Himself 1993
55% CB4 Himself 1993
77% New Jack City D.J. 1991
No Score Yet Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones Actor 1990
73% Mo' Better Blues Impatient Movie Patron 1990

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

95% Dear White People
2017
  • 2019
65% A.P. Bio
2018
  • 2018
No Score Yet Celebrity Wife Swap
2012-2015
Appearing
  • 2012
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet WWE Monday Night Raw
1993
Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Criss Angel: Mindfreak
2005-2010
Appearing
  • 2007
No Score Yet My Wife and Kids
2001-2005
Performer
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Bernie Mac Show
2001-2006
Himself
  • 2004

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