Comedian and actor who was popular with audiences on Def Comedy Jam, which he became the host of in 1992. He has appeared in the films American History X and Poetic Justice.
He attended Lincoln University and received a degree in mass communications and broadcast journalism.
He started the Giving Back the Love Foundation in 1996, a program which was geared toward helping youth in his community in St. Louis.
He had one son with his first wife and another son with his second wife Chrystal Benson.
He was featured in the hit TV series ER with Noah Wyle.