Deon Cole

A stand-up comic, writer, actor and producer, Deon Cole's most high-profile role was as a writer and on-screen performer on both "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" (NBC 2009-2010) and its follow-up "Conan" (TBS 2010 ... Read more »
Born: in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (18)

Angie Tribeca 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Barbershop: The Next Cut 2016 (Movie)

Dante (Actor)

Black-ish 2014 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Funniest Wins 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Deon Cole's Black Box 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Host

Mash Up 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Stories From the Road to Freedom 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Chocolate Sundaes Comedy Show 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Cameo

John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show 2004 - 2005, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Martin Lawrence Presents: 1st Amendment Standup 2004 - 2005, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Team Coco Presents: Conan's Writers Live 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Performer

Comedy Central Presents... 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jamie Foxx's Laffapalooza 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Barbershop 2: Back in Business 2004 (Movie)

Customer Dante (Actor)

Barbershop 2002 (Movie)

Customer Darrel (Actor)

Biography

A stand-up comic, writer, actor and producer, Deon Cole's most high-profile role was as a writer and on-screen performer on both "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" (NBC 2009-2010) and its follow-up "Conan" (TBS 2010- ). As a comedy performer he appeared on numerous stand-up showcases and in films and TV shows including the Ice Cube and Cedric the Entertainer-starring comedy films "Barbershop" (2002) and "Barbershop 2: Back in Business" (2004), as well as the football-based situation comedy "The League" (FX 2009- ). Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Cole first tried out stand-up at the age of 21 when a friend bet him fifty dollars that he wouldn't be able to get up onstage and do a spot at an open mic night. The attempt succeeded and he would go on to perform at many Chicago comedy clubs before becoming a national touring act. Earning increasingly regular television spots, he appeared on "Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out" (MTV 2002-07), "Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand Up" (Starz 2005-09), the revived "Def Comedy Jam" (HBO 2006-08) and a half-hour Comedy Central special in 2007. A 2009 stand-up appearance on "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" led to an invite to join the show's writing team that year, and like many of Conan's writers, Cole also became a regular performer in the show's comedy bits. When O'Brien was fired from "The Tonight Show," Cole made the transition to "Conan," where he took an even more prominent on-camera role. This led to Cole's own comedy show, the viral video clip show "Deon Cole's Black Box" (TBS 2013- ).

Milestones

2013

Writer and performer on TBS' "Deon Cole's Black Box"

2010

Writer and performer on TBS' "Conan"

2009

Writer and performer on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien"

2002

Movie debut in "Barbershop"

1993

Television debut in "Comic Justice"

Bonus Trivia

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Performed stand-up sets during Conan O'Brien's summer 2010 nationwide tour after the host lost his job on "The Tonight Show."

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