Saturday Night Live comic actor, later on NBC's 30 Rock.
He briefly worked as a painter in New York before starting his career.
His recurring characters for SNL include Brian Fellow, Uncle Jem, African Andy, and Benny the Bengal.
He married Sabrina Morgan in 1985, and the pair had three sons before divorcing in 2009.
He played Tracy Jordan on Tina Fey's show, 30 Rock.