Patrice O'Neal

A vitriolic stand-up comic and occasional actor whose withering comments about politics, race and his own life drew praise from the comedy world, Patrice O'Neal was a staple of television specials in the late 1990s and ... Read more »
Born: 12/07/1969 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Actor (30)

Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Nature Calls 2012 (Movie)

Mr. Caldwell (Actor)

Basketball Wives: Clip Show 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Host

Patrice O'Neal: Elephant in the Room 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Furry Vengeance 2010 (Movie)

Gus (Actor)

The Green Room With Paul Provenza 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Undateable 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Z Rock 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Office 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

2005 BET Comedy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Getting Personal 1997 - 1998, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

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

Actor

I Love the Holidays 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Premium Blend 1997 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 & IFilm's Web Junk 20 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Host

Comedy Central Roast: Jeff Foxworthy 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Shorties Watchin' Shorties 2003 - 2005 (TV Show)

Voice

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

Actor

Mouthing Off: 51 Greatest Smartasses 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jury 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Tough Crowd Stands Up With Colin Quinn 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn 2002 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Chappelle's Show 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Comedy Central Presents... 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Denis Leary: Behind the Anger 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Head of State 2003 (Movie)

Warren (Actor)

In the Cut 2003 (Movie)

Hector (Baby Doll Bouncer) (Actor)

25th Hour 2002 (Movie)

Khari (Actor)

Biography

A vitriolic stand-up comic and occasional actor whose withering comments about politics, race and his own life drew praise from the comedy world, Patrice O'Neal was a staple of television specials in the late 1990s and early 21st century before his sudden death at the age of 41 in 2011. A larger than life figure in every sense of the term, he was part of a cadre of confrontational stand-ups that included Colin Quinn, Jim Norton, Nick DiPaolo and Rich Vos, whose no-holds-barred humor found favor with young audiences, if not always critical praise. After a slow-starting career that saw him move from his native Boston to the U.K. in search of a break, he returned to the States in 2002, where he became a favorite on comedy series and specials, as well as in occasional features like "The 25th Hour." After filming a one-hour special for Comedy Central, O'Neal's health took a precipitous turn in 2011, resulting in a stroke that eventually ended his life in November of that year. His untimely passing devastated fans, comedy observers, and the countless performers who shared bills with him over the course of his decade-plus career and who mourned the loss of a comic whose true potential had not yet been tapped.

Relationships

Georgia

Mother

Zinder

Sister

Vondecarlo

Wife

Aymilyon

Step-Daughter

EDUCATION

Northeastern University

Milestones

2011

Returned to his roasting duties in "The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen"

2008

Appeared on HBO's "Def Comedy Jam"

2005

Returned to the VH1 special sequel "I Love the '90s: Part Deux"

2005

Made a recurring appearance on NBC's "The Office"

2005

Joined the ensemble cast of roasters in "The Comedy Central Roast of Jeff Foxworthy"

2004

Landed a featured role on the Fox series "The Jury"

2004

Featured as a commentator on VH1 special "I Love the '90s"

2002

Feature debut in Spike Lee directed crime drama "25th Hour"

2002

Starred in the action comedy "Paper Soldiers"

1997

Made his television debut playing a comic on the MTV series "Apt. 2F"

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