Bill Bellamy

Comedian, Actor, TV host
A handsome African-American stand-up comic who segued into a successful acting career while hosting the popular R&B music video and interview series "MTV Jams", Bill Bellamy seemed a natural performer, but nearly didn't ... Read more »
Born: 04/07/1965 in Newark, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (54)

Murder in the First 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

10 Rules for Sleeping Around 2014 (Movie)

Dwayne (Actor)

2013 Soul Train Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

Getting Played 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hot in Cleveland 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Bronx Bull 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Bill Bellamy's Ladies Night Out Comedy Tour 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Host

Bill Bellamy: Crazy Sexy Dirty 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Stand Up for Family 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Host

Castle 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lottery Ticket 2010 (Movie)

Giovanni (Actor)

Last Comic Standing 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Host

Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam 1991 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jamie Foxx Show 1999 - 2000, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Neverwas 2005 (Movie)

Martin Sands (Actor)

VH1 Big In '04 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Big in '03 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Fastlane 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Summer Music Mania 2003 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2002 Billboard Music Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 34th NAACP Image Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 9th Annual Lady of Soul Train Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Uncensored Comedy: That's Not Funny 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Buying the Cow 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Men, Women & Dogs 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Totally Tube 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Cousin Skeeter 1998 - 2001 (TV Show)

Voice

Laugh Track: 20 Years of Comedy on MTV 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

MTV Icon: Janet Jackson 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

MTV Summer Uncensored 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Music Mania 2000 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 15th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Brothers 2001 (Movie)

Brian Palmer (Actor)

New Kids on the Planet 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Any Given Sunday 1999 (Movie)

Jimmy Sanderson (Actor)

L' Oreal's Summer Music Mania '99 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Love Stinks 1999 (Movie)

Larry Garnett (Actor)

The 30th NAACP Image Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 4th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1998 Miss Teen USA Pageant 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 3rd Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

How to Be A Player 1997 (Movie)

Drayton Jackson (Actor)

Love Jones 1997 (Movie)

Hollywood (Actor)

Fled 1996 (Movie)

Ray (Actor)

MTV's Spring Break '95 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Michael Jackson Changes HIStory 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Bill Bellamy: Booty Call 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

GED -- Get It! 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Who's the Man? 1993 (Movie)

K K (Actor)

Greatest Hits on Ice (TV Show)

Actor
Sound (1)

The 2007 MTV Movie Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Sound

Biography

A handsome African-American stand-up comic who segued into a successful acting career while hosting the popular R&B music video and interview series "MTV Jams", Bill Bellamy seemed a natural performer, but nearly didn't become an entertainer at all. Goaded into entering a male beauty pageant while studying economics at Rutgers University, Bellamy had to decide on a routine for the talent competition and wrote a short comedy act that wowed the crowd. Excited by the reaction, he decided to pursue a career in stand-up and began performing in clubs in 1988. In 1990, Bellamy made his national TV debut on the NBC series "It's Showtime at the Apollo", winning over what is largely believed to be one of the toughest audiences for an obscure performer. Quickly making a name for himself in the business, Bellamy headlined the Def Comedy Jam National Tour in 1992 and was featured that same year in the "HBO Comedy Hour" presentation "The 15th Annual Young Comedians Show -- Hosted by Dana Carvey". 1993 marked Bellamy's debut on the big screen, appearing in the features "Who's the Man?" and "Joey Breaker".

Relationships

Kristen Baker

Wife
married on June 16, 2001

Bailey Ivory-Rose

Daughter
born August 3, 2003

EDUCATION

Livingston College, Rutgers University

New Brunswick , New Jersey 1989

Seton Hall Preparatory Academy

West Orange , New Jersey 1983

Milestones

2007

Hosted the fifth season of the NBC reality series, "Last Comic Standing"

2006

Hosted "Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes?"

2005

Co-starred with Aaron Eckhart in "Neverwas"

2002

Starred in the detective series "Fastlane" (Fox)

2002

Featured in the romantic comedy "Buying the Cow" (lensed 1999)

2001

Co-starred as the most marriage phobic of a group of four African-American professionals in "The Brothers"

2001

Starred in and executive produced the fall sitcom "Men, Woman and Dogs" (The WB), centering around a dog park

2000

Played the injured uninsured friend mistaken for Jamie's "life-parter" on an episode of "The Jamie Foxx Show" (The WB)

1999

Portrayed a drug-addled football star in Oliver Stone's gritty "Any Given Sunday"

1999

Paired with Tyra Banks in the slapstick comedy "Love Stinks"

1998

Voiced the titular big-talking puppet living amongst a live action New York City family in the Nickelodeon series "Cousin Skeeter"

1997

Played a womanizer whose skills are put to the test in "Def Jam's How to Be a Player"

1997

Had a supporting role in the romance "Love Jones"

1996

Acted in the action-adventure feature "Fled", directed by Kevin Hooks

1994

Was a VJ on MTV, hosting shows including the daily R&B fix "MTV Jams"

1994

Had his own special on Showtime entitled "Bill Bellamy: Booty Call"

1993

Appeared alongside MTV veejays Dre and Ed Lover in the Ted Demme comedy "Who's the Man?"

1993

Acted in "Joey Breaker"

1992

Was featured in the "HBO Comedy Hour" presentation "The 15th Annual Young Comedians Show -- Hosted by Dana Carvey"

1992

Headlined the Def Comedy Jam National Tour

1990

Made national television on NBC's "It's Showtime at the Apollo"

1988

Began his career as a stand-up comic

Entered a beauty pageant while attending Rutgers University; did a stand-up routine for the talent competition and won

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