Bill Bellamy

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Bill Bellamy
Bill Bellamy(comedian) in October 2011.jpg
Born William Bellamy[1]
(1965-04-07) April 7, 1965 (age 49)
Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation Actor, comedian
Years active 1985–present
Spouse(s) Kristen Baker (2001–present)
Website
www.billbellamy.com

William "Bill" Bellamy (born April 7, 1965)[2] is an American actor and stand-up comedian. Bellamy first gained national notoriety on HBO's Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam, where he is credited for creating or coining the phrase "booty call", described as a late night call to a potential paramour with the intention of meeting strictly for sex.

Bellamy is African-American. He attended Seton Hall Preparatory School in South Orange, New Jersey (Now located in West Orange), before moving on to major in economics at Rutgers University.[3]

For many years, Bellamy was a staple on MTV, a VJ and the host of several MTV programs including MTV Jamz and MTV Beach House. He went on to star in a number of movies, including Fled, Love Jones, The Brothers, How to Be a Player, Getting Played and Any Given Sunday. He also appeared on two episodes of the TV show Kenan and Kel. Additionally, he played Skeeter on the Nickelodeon television show Cousin Skeeter.

In 2002, Bill Bellamy was given a co-starring role in the Fox Network television show Fastlane alongside Peter Facinelli and Tiffani Thiessen.

Bellamy is the current host and executive producer of Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes? on TV One. The show is in its fourth season. He also appears frequently as a "roundtable" guest on the late night E! talk show Chelsea Lately.

Bellamy is also the cousin of basketball player Shaquille O'Neal.[4][5]

Bellamy has also provided voice acting to Marcus Hill, a playable character in the 2005 updated version of the NARC video game.[6]

He is an avid New York Knicks fan.

References

  1. ^ Bill Bellamy on TV.com
  2. ^ Bill Bellamy Biography – Yahoo! Movies
  3. ^ Staff. "BILL BELLAMY'S CLEAN, STYLISH AND STILL FUNNY", The Charlotte Observer, May 6, 1994. Accessed March 10, 2011. ""The real Bill is the son of New Jersey parents who worked overtime to send him to Seton Hall Preparatory Academy and Rutgers University where he majored in economics."
  4. ^ Bill Bellamy (I) – Biography
  5. ^ Bill Bellamy Biography
  6. ^ News: Midway Signs Bill Bellamy for NARC

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