Charlie Barnett

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Birthday
23, 1954
Birthplace
Bluefield, WV
Death Date
Mar 16, 1996 (41)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
23, 1954
Birthplace
Bluefield, WV
Death Date
Mar 16, 1996 (41)

About

Actor and comedian who had a recurring role on the original Miami Vice TV series, as Neville "Noogie" Lamont. He was also on Def Comedy Jam.

Before Fame

He performed street comedy shows in outdoor parks in New York City, particularly in Washington Square Park.

Trivia

He auditioned for Saturday Night Live and almost got the job, but after skipping a follow-up reading, the part was given to Eddie Murphy.

Family Life

He contracted HIV through heroin use and died of complications from AIDS. He was 41.

Associated With

Dave Chappelle has cited him as both an influence and mentor.