Stand up comedian who created and starred in Chappelle's Show from 2003 to 2006 who walked away from a $50 million dollar contract during the third season.
After moving to New York, he had his first performance during Amateur Night at Apollo Theater and at 19, he made his film debut as "Ahchoo" in Mel Brooks' Robin Hood: Men in Tights in 1993.
He is well-known for his impersonation of Rick James from a famous sketch on his TV show and, at one point, the first season DVD set of the show was the best-selling TV series of all time
Had three children with his wife Elaine.
He was interviewed by Oprah Winfrey to discuss his astonishing career.
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