Actor and comedian who became known for his role in A Different World. His roles in Necessary Roughness, First Kid, Good Burger, and Houseguest added to his fame. In 2018, he began starring on the Fox comedy Rel.
He served in the United States Air Force, where he performed stand up comedy during the Air Force talent show.
He appeared with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1996 film Jingle All the Way.
He got married to Meredith Fuller in 1985, then they remarried in 2002 after a brief separation. He has a daughter named Paige and a son named Royce.
He starred in the film Necessary Roughness with Scott Bakula.