Godfrey

Godfrey was a vibrant source of comedy on the big screen, bringing laughter and joy to many audiences over the course of his Hollywood career. In 1995, he made his professional debut at the New York comedy club ... Read more »
Born: 07/21/1969

Filmography

Actor (41)

Benders 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Black Dynamite 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

Bullseye 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Host

Lateline 1999 - 2000, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

World's Funniest Fails 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Unemployed 2014 (Movie)

Jamal (Actor)

Upload with Shaquille O'Neal 2012 - 2014 (TV Show)

Himself

Black By Accident 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Doctor Who: The Science of Doctor Who 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

40 Most Shocking Breakups 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The Heart, She Holler 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

100 Greatest Artists of All Time 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Undateable 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

30 Rock 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

truTV Presents: World's Dumbest... 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

I Love the '80s: 3D 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

I Love the Holidays 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Phat Girlz 2006 (Movie)

Akibo (Actor)

Premium Blend 1997 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Black in the '80s 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Comedy Central Presents... 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

I Love the '90s: Part Deux 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Retrosexual: The '80s 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

I Love The '90s 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

I Love the '80s Strikes Back 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Johnson Family Vacation 2004 (Movie)

Motorcycle Cop (Actor)

Soul Plane 2004 (Movie)

Gaemen (Actor)

The Cookout 2004 (Movie)

Jasper (Actor)

I Bet You Will 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Celebrity Look-A-Like Show 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Host

The It Factor 2001 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Comedian 2002 (Movie)

Comedian (Actor)

Rock of Ages 1998 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Zoolander 2001 (Movie)

Janitor Derek (Actor)

Chain Reaction 1996 (Movie)

Chidi Egbuna (Actor)

Joe's Apartment 1996 (Movie)

Cockroach (Actor)

Midnight Mac 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Godfrey was a vibrant source of comedy on the big screen, bringing laughter and joy to many audiences over the course of his Hollywood career. In 1995, he made his professional debut at the New York comedy club Carolines on Broadway. In the beginning of his acting career, Godfrey starred in comedies like "Zoolander" (2001) with Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson and the Jerry Seinfeld film "Comedian" (2002). He worked in television in his early acting career as well, including a part on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC, 1999-). He continued to act in productions like the comedy "Johnson Family Vacation" (2004) with Cedric The Entertainer, the comedy "Soul Plane" (2004) with Tom Arnold and the comedy "The Cookout" (2004) with Quran Pender. He also appeared in "Phat Girlz" (2006). Godfrey's distinctive voice can be heard on "Black Dynamite" (Cartoon Network, 2011-15). Most recently, Godfrey acted on "Benders" (IFC, 2015-).

Milestones

2011

Premiered his stand-up special "Godfrey: Black by Accident" on Comedy Central.

2001

Appeared in the movie "Zoolander."

2000

Performed his stand-up act on the Comedy Central series "Premium Blend."

1995

Made his professional debut at the New York comedy club Carolines on Broadway.

Bonus Trivia

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Parents are of the Igbo ethnic group, and emigrated to the U.S. from Nigeria during the Nigerian Civil War.

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Began practicing his stand-up act at Chicago's All Jokes Aside comedy club during the early-'90s.

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Worked as a warm-up comedian for the studio audience of "The Cosby Show."

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