Richard Pryor

Birthday:
12/01/1940
Place of birth:
Peoria, Illinois, USA:
Biography:
Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor was an American stand-up comedian, actor, film director, social critic, satirist, writer, and MC. Pryor was known for uncompromising examinations of racism and topical contemporary issues, which employed colorful vulgarities, and profanity, as well as racial epithets. He reached a broad audience with his trenchant observations and storytelling style. He is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential stand-up comedians of all time: receiving praise from notable comedians such as Jerry Seinfeld, Bob Newhart, and Bill Cosby. His body of work includes the concert movies and recordings starting in the 70s and spanning three decades. He also starred in numerous films as an actor, in both comedic and dramatic roles. He collaborated on many projects with actor Gene Wilder and actor/comedian/writer Paul Mooney. Pryor won an Emmy Award (1973), and five Grammy Awards (1974, 1975, 1976, 1981, and 1982). In 1974, he also won two American Academy of Humor awards and the Writers Guild of America Award. The first ever Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor was presented to him in 1998. Pryor is listed at Number 1 on Comedy Central's list of all-time greatest stand-up comedians.

Credits

The Last Days of Richard Pryor (2020)
as Himself
Richard Pryor: Icon (2014)
as Himself (Stock Footage)
And the Oscar Goes To... (2014)
Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic (2013)
as Himself (archive footage)
Black and White Trypps Number Four (2008)
Cutting Edge Comedians of the '60s & '70s (2007)
Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! (2003)
as Himself (archive footage)
Sam Kinison: Why Did We Laugh? (1998)
as Himself
Afro Promo (1997)
as Himself (archive footage)
Lost Highway (1997)
as Arnie
But... Seriously (1994)
as Himself (archive footage)
The Three Muscatels (1991)
as Narrator / Wino / Bartender
Another You (1991)
as Eddie Dash
Sammy Davis, Jr. 60th Anniversary Celebration (1990)
as Himself
Harlem Nights (1989)
as Sugar Ray
See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)
as Wallace 'Wally' Karue
Moving (1988)
as Arlo Pear
Critical Condition (1987)
as Eddie Lenahan/Dr. Kevin Slattery
Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (1986)
as Jo Jo Dancer / Alter Ego
Brewster's Millions (1985)
as Montgomery Brewster
Richard Pryor: Here and Now (1983)
as Himself
Superman III (1983)
as Gus Gorman
Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever (1983)
The Toy (1982)
as Jack Brown
Some Kind of Hero (1982)
as Cpl. Eddie Keller / Ted Segal
Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip (1982)
as Himself
Bustin' Loose (1981)
as Joe Braxton
Stir Crazy (1980)
as Harry Monroe
In God We Tru$t (1980)
as G.O.D.
Wholly Moses (1980)
as Pharaoh
The Muppet Movie (1979)
as Balloon Vendor
Richard Pryor: Live in Concert (1979)
as Himself
California Suite (1978)
as Dr. Chauncey Gump
The Wiz (1978)
as The Wiz
Blue Collar (1978)
as Zeke Brown
Which Way Is Up? (1977)
as Leroy Jones/Rufus Jones/Rev. Lenox Thoma
Greased Lightning (1977)
as Wendell Scott
The Richard Pryor Special? (1977)
Silver Streak (1976)
as Grover Muldoon
Car Wash (1976)
as Preacher Daddy Rich
The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1976)
as Charlie Snow
AdiĆ³s Amigo (1975)
as Sam Spade
The Lion Roars Again (1975)
as Himself
Uptown Saturday Night (1974)
as Sharp Eye Washington
Juke and Opal (1973)
as Juke
Some Call It Loving (1973)
as Jeff
Hit! (1973)
as Mike Willmer
The Mack (1973)
as Slim
Wattstax (1973)
as Himself
Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
as Piano Man
You've Got To Walk It Like You Talk It or You'll Lose That Beat (1971)
as Wino
Richard Pryor: Live and Smokin' (1971)
as Himself
Dynamite Chicken (1971)
The Phynx (1970)
as Richard Pryor
Carter's Army (1970)
as Pvt.Jonathan Crunk
The Young Lawyers (1969)
as Otis Tucker
Uncle Tom's Fairy Tales (1969)
Wild in the Streets (1968)
as Stanley X
The Busy Body (1967)
as Whittaker
The Richard Pryor Show Volume I
Hollywood Outlaw
The Complete Richard Pryor Roast

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