This large-eyed African-American stand-up comedian's churlish brand of humor and quick put-downs briefly found a place in screen comedies during the late 1980s and early 90s. Harris made a promising f...
Chicago, Illinois, USA
|One Mile from Heaven||Screenwriter||n/a||7|
|Mo' Better Blues||Actor||Butterbean Jones||1|
|The Mutiny Has Just Begun: Robert Townsend & His Partners in Crime III (1987-1988)||Actor||n/a||1987||1|
|Do the Right Thing||Actor||Sweet Dick Willie||1|
|One-Night Stand (1987-1992)||Actor||n/a||1987||1|
|House Party 2||Actor||cameo appearance||1|
|I'm Gonna Git You Sucka||Actor||Bartender at Sam's||1|
|Bebe's Kids||Characters as Source Material||n/a||4000006|
|TV debut on HBO's "One-Night Stand" series (date approximate)|
|Final film appearance, cameo role in "House Party 2"|
|Feature acting debut, "I'm Gonna Get You Sucka"|
|First film with director Spike Lee, "Do the Right Thing"|
|Credited with character creation for the animated film "Bebe's Kids"|
In 1992, the Hudlins paid tribute to the late comic when they wrote and produced the animated feature "Bebe's Kids". Based on characters from Harris' standup act, the film told the story of a man's (ostensibly Harris but voiced by another comic) attempt to go out on a blind date despite the antics of a group of unruly inner-city kids. The film served as a nice, if regrettably posthumous, calling card for a man whose work was just beginning to receive the exposure it deserved.
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