Comedian who grew up poor but finally became a sitcom star.
Prior to his acting career, he was employed as a furniture mover, UPS agent and he held other odd jobs.
He is one of the Original Kings of Comedy along with three other comedians.
He was raised by a single mother, Mary, who passed away when he was 16 years old.
He was a voice actor for Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa with Ben Stiller.