Heavy D

Actor, Singer, Musician
As one of the most popular and influential rappers of the 1990s, Heavy D earned both respect and popularity in the music world with equal parts accessibility and integrity. He translated that appeal to become a highly ... Read more »
Born: 05/24/1967 in Mount Vernon, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (49)

BET Hip Hop Awards '11 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tower Heist 2011 (Movie)

Courthouse Guard (Actor)

A Different World 1989 - 2001, 2006 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

In Living Color 1989 - 2001, 2006 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

MTV Unplugged 1989 - 2001, 2006 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Step Up 2006 (Movie)

Omar (Actor)

Dallas 362 2005 (Movie)

Bear (Actor)

The Tracy Morgan Show 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Big Trouble 2002 (Movie)

Greer (Actor)

Boston Public 1989 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sean "Puffy" Combs 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

For Your Love 1989 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Living Single 1989 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Martial Law 1989 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Next Afternoon 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1989 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Life 1999 (Movie)

Jake (Actor)

The Cider House Rules 1999 (Movie)

Peaches (Actor)

12th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Roc 1989 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

B.A.P.S. 1997 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Rhyme & Reason 1997 (Movie)

Participating Artist (Actor)

Soul Train Music Awards: 11th Anniversary 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Deli 1997 (Movie)

Bo (Actor)

10th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

People 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Voice

Halloween Jam III 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

New Jersey Drive 1995 (Movie)

Bo-Kane (Actor)

The American Music Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

AT&T Presents: Queen Latifah and Friends 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Rosie Perez Presents Society's Ride 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Who's the Man? 1993 (Movie)

Heavy D (Actor)

Comic Relief V 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Michael Jackson: The Dangerous Tour! 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

NBA All-Star Stay in School Jam 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

On a Dead Man's Chest 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Sinbad & Friends All the Way Live ... Almost 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 6th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Motown 30: What's Goin' On! 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

NBC All-Star Stay in School Jam 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Grammy Living Legends 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 4th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Time Warner Presents the Earth Day Special 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The List (TV Show)

Actor
Music (12)

Mad TV 1989 - 2001, 2006 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Music

Hitch 2005 (Movie)

("Now That We Found Love") (Song Performer)

Hitch 2005 (Movie)

("Now That We Found Love") (Song)

Mad TV Holiday Show '04 Special Edition 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Theme Song

Cradle 2 the Grave 2003 (Movie)

("Guns & Roses") (Song)

Big Trouble 2002 (Movie)

song producer & performer("Big Trouble") (Song)

Blue Streak 1999 (Movie)

("Criminal Mind" (featuring Tyrese)) (Song Performer)

Blue Streak 1999 (Movie)

("Criminal Mind") (Song)

Metro 1997 (Movie)

("You Don't Have to Worry") (Song)

Who's the Man? 1993 (Movie)

("Hotness") (Song Performer)

Who's the Man? 1993 (Movie)

(Song)

Rock the House 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Biography

As one of the most popular and influential rappers of the 1990s, Heavy D earned both respect and popularity in the music world with equal parts accessibility and integrity. He translated that appeal to become a highly watchable onscreen presence, slowly segueing to an acting career, beginning with cameos on television series and going on to featured roles in major motion pictures. One of his first notable onscreen performances was a recurring role on the acclaimed series, "Roc" (Fox, 1991-94), which he followed with a small part in the hip-hop comedy "Who's the Man?" (1993). Heavy D went on to more roles in the indie comedy "The Deli" (1997) and Robert Townsends' "B.A.P.S." (1997), while returning to the small screen with a recurring part on "Living Single" (Fox, 1993-98). After a role in the comedy "Life" (1999), Heavy D delivered an affecting performance in the Oscar-nominated drama "The Cider House Rules" (1999) and went on to become an audience favorite with a role on the acclaimed "Boston Public" (Fox, 2000-04). Meanwhile, a nearly 10-year absence from recording ended with the reggae album, Vibes (2008), which marked a resurgence in his music career, which unfortunately was never completed due to his untimely death in 2011. Even though his life was brief, Heavy D managed to earn widespread appreciation and respect because of his multi-faceted talents.

Relationships

Clifford Myers

Father

Eulahlee Myers

Mother

Milestones

2011

Made a cameo as a security guard in the Brett Ratner directed ensemble comedy "Tower Heist"

2008

Released reggae album Vibes

2006

Appeared in the dance-filled drama "Step Up"

2004

Acted in the ensemble comedy "Larceny"

2002

Featured in the comedy caper "Big Trouble"

2000

Featured in "Next Afternoon," an independent film that aired as part of the "Showtime Black Filmmaker Showcase"

2000

Appeared in a recurring role as a guidance counselor on the high school-set drama "Boston Public" (Fox)

1999

Acted in the comedy feature "Life"

1999

Landed a supporting role as a laborer in Lasse Halstrom's adaptation of John Irving's "The Cider House Rules"

1999

Guest starred on the action series "Martial Law" (CBS)

1997

First album as a solo artist, Waterbed Hev

1997

Acted in the independent "The Deli"; also appeared as himself in Robert Townsend's "B.A.P.S."

1995

Voiced a character in "The Golden Goose" installment of the HBO series "Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child"

1995

Made NYC stage debut co-starring alongside Laurence Fishburne and Titus Welliver in Fishburne's play "Riff Raff"; Fishburne also directed; performed off-Broadway at the Circle Repertory Theater

1994

Made recurring guest appearances on the Fox sitcom "Living Single"

1993

Appeared as himself in the comedy feature "Who's the Man?"

1993

Landed a recurring role on "Roc" (Fox)

1992

Appeared on the episode titled "On a Dead Man's Chest" on the HBO horror series "Tales From the Crypt"

1992

Recorded a cover of The O'Jay's "Now That We Found Love"; single went gold

1991

Third album, Peaceful Journey

1990

Wrote and performed the theme song for the Fox sketch comedy series "In Living Color"

1989

Had a crossover hit with the single "We Got Our Own Thang" off second album Big Tyme

1987

Along with the Boyz, released debut album Living Large

1986

Signed to Uptown Records as Heavy D & the Boyz

Bonus Trivia

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A month before his untimely death on Nov. 8, 2011, Heavy D performed a duet of "Jam" with La Toya Jackson at a Michael Jackson tribute concert in Wales.

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