Reynaldo Rey

Famous for his appearance in the hit comedy "Friday" (1995), legendary comedian Reynaldo Rey was born Harry Reynolds in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma in 1940. After graduating from Kansas State Teacher's College, he moved ... Read more »
Born: 01/27/1940 in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, USA

Filmography

Actor (31)

Super-Spy 2015 (Movie)

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Comicview 1992 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

The Three Muscatels 2014 (Movie)

King Nacho (Actor)

First Sunday 2008 (Movie)

Soul Joe (Actor)

Divine Intervention 2007 (Movie)

Deacon Jones (Actor)

Black Filmmaker Showcase 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

American Dream 2005 (Movie)

Manager (Actor)

Strong Medicine 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Treasure in the Hood 2004 (Movie)

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The Sunday Morning Stripper 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

For Da Love of Money 2002 (Movie)

Pops (Actor)

Midnight Blue 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Play It to the Bone 1999 (Movie)

Sportswriter (Actor)

Good News 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Sister, Sister 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Parent 'Hood 1995 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Wayans Bros 1996 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Wayans Bros. 1996 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fakin' Da Funk 1997 (Movie)

Earnest (Actor)

Friday 1995 (Movie)

Red's Father (Actor)

House Party 3 1994 (Movie)

Veda's Dad (Actor)

Bebe's Kids 1992 (Movie)

of Lush (Voice)

White Men Can't Jump 1992 (Movie)

Tad (Actor)

A Rage in Harlem 1991 (Movie)

Blind Man (Actor)

Far Out, Man! 1990 (Movie)

Lou (Actor)

Harlem Nights 1989 (Movie)

Gambler (Actor)

Young Doctors in Love 1982 (Movie)

Cicerelli (Actor)

Little Richard (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Famous for his appearance in the hit comedy "Friday" (1995), legendary comedian Reynaldo Rey was born Harry Reynolds in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma in 1940. After graduating from Kansas State Teacher's College, he moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where he taught for seven years. Eventually, he began performing with Karmu House Theatre. Once he decided to pursue performance as a full-time occupation, Rey moved to New York and began working with the Harlem Theatre Group. Before long, he was booking professional gigs as a stand-up, even opening for The O'Jays on tour. In New York, Rey met performer Redd Foxx, who was so taken with Rey's act that he decided to represent him. Rey embarked on a tour of Europe, Africa, and Asia, performing overseas for two solid years. In 1974, Rey released his first comedy album, <i>Fly Away Little Bluebird</i>. His second record, 1978's <i>The Rising of Reynaldo Rey</i> was still more successful. In 1983, he made his first appearance in a feature film, Garry Marshall's madcap soap opera parody "Young Doctors In Love" (1982). He took a break until 1989, at which point he appeared in Eddie Murphy's period comedy "Harlem Nights" (1989). Rey's most famous on-screen appearance, however, was as Red's father in the Ice Cube comedy "Friday" (1995). While maintaining a low-profile but steady stream of character roles in film and TV, Rey developed a stage act that paid tribute to his longtime friend and mentor Redd Foxx. Rey died on May 28, 2015 at the age of 75.

Milestones

1995

Appeared as Red's father in comedy hit "Friday"

1989

Co-starred in Eddie Murphy's "Harlem Nights"

1983

Appeared in his first feature film, Garry Marshall's "Young Directors in Love"

1974

Released his first comedy album, "Fly Away Little Bluebird."

Bonus Trivia

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Participated in experimental theater at Wichita University.

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Toured with The O'Jays, opening for the band as a stand-up comedian.

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Lived and taught for seven years in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Performed with Karmu House Theatre in Cleveland.

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Performed with the Harlem Theatre Group in New York.

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