Romany Malco

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Romany Malco
Romany Malco by David Shankbone.jpg
Malco at the premiere of Baby Mama at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival.
Born Romany Romanic Malco, Jr.
(1968-11-18) November 18, 1968 (age 45)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor, producer, screenwriter
Years active 1998–present

Romany Romanic Malco, Jr.[1] (born November 18, 1968) is an American actor and music producer. He has been nominated for several awards, including an NAACP Image Award, MTV Movie Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award. Malco portrayed Conrad Shepard on the Showtime series Weeds. He most recently played George St. Cloud on the ABC primetime one-hour drama No Ordinary Family.

Malco is often mistakenly credited for doing one of the raps as MC Skat Kat on the Grammy award-winning "Opposites Attract", a duet with Paula Abdul. On October 29, 2013 he told Wendy Williams on her talk show that he wrote the rap, but did not perform it. He mentioned running into Paula Abdul and asking her, "Who keeps telling people that I'm the cat?" and she responded, "I do, it makes a better story." Malco said that Derrick 'Delite' Stevens was the one that rapped the duet with Abdul.

Early life[edit]

Malco was born in Brooklyn, New York.[2] His family is from Trinidad, with extended relatives in Venezuela.[1] As a teen, he moved to Texas and attended Ross S Sterling High School. After graduation, he formed the rap group R.M.G., and upon relocating to Los Angeles, the crew signed a deal with Virgin Records. The group's name was changed to College Boyz and "Victim of the Ghetto” off their album Radio Fusion Radio went to #2 on the rap charts.

Acting career[edit]

Malco was working as a music producer on The Pest when John Leguizamo, impressed by his dynamic personality, encouraged Romany to pursue acting. He went on to perform in roles as Jay in Judd Apatow’s 2005 film The 40 Year Old Virgin and as Conrad Shepard in the Showtime television series Weeds. He played supporting roles in films such as Blades of Glory, The Love Guru, and Baby Mama.

He appeared in 2011's A Little Bit Of Heaven and the Gulliver's Travels adaptation. In the fall of 2010, Malco appeared as a member of the ABC primetime one-hour drama No Ordinary Family. He also appeared as a guest star on the popular YouTube channel, "Ray William Johnson", on episode T-Painful.

Politics[edit]

On July 17, 2013 Malco wrote a piece for the Huffington Post on the Trayvon Martin Verdict. In it, he chastised the media for sensationalizing the verdict to improve their ratings. He stated "Hundreds of blacks die annually without even a blurb. Trayvon isn't in the mainstream news for any reason other than ratings and profit. The news coverage on the Zimmerman case almost implies that the killing of this young black man is somehow an anomaly and I resent that." [3] Malco bemoaned the usual negative images of blacks by the same media that now purports to side with Martin. He asks for an end to reinforcing negative stereotypes from within the black community and suggests that "Education, introspection, self-love and excellence are the only ways to overcome the wrath of ignorance."

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Awards
1999 Urban Menace Syn
Corrupt Snackbar Dude
2000 The Wrecking Crew Chewy
The Prime Gig Zeke
2001 The Château Allen Rex Granville
Ticker T.J.
2002 White Boy Mike Robinson
The Tuxedo Mitch
2004 True Vinyl Nite Owl
Churchill: The Hollywood Years Denzil Eisenhower
2005 The 40-Year-Old Virgin Jay Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Team (shared with Steve Carell, Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd)
2006 The Ex Hakeem Oliver the Doctor (Cameo)
2007 Blades of Glory Jesse
2008 Baby Mama Oscar Priyan
2008 The Love Guru Darren Roanoke
2010 Saint John of Las Vegas Virgil
A Little Bit of Heaven Peter Cooper
Gulliver's Travels Young Hank
2012 Think Like a Man Zeke
2013 Last Vegas Lonnie
2014 Think Like a Man Too Zeke

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Touched by an Angel Bulldog Guest star, episode: "Redeeming Love"
For Your Love Frank "Heavyhands" Cato Guest star, episode: "The Hair Club for Men"
2000–2001 Level 9 Jerry Hooten Series regular
2001 Too Legit: The MC Hammer Story MC Hammer Television movie
2003 Miss Match Master Z Guest star, episode: "Jive Turkey"
2005–2008, 2012 Weeds Conrad Shepard Series regular in seasons 1-3 season 8 Guest star
2006 American Dad! Skittle/Refugee/Hot Rod Guest star, voice only, episode: "Camp Refoogee"
2009 Bored to Death Gay Male Escort
2010–2011 No Ordinary Family George St. Cloud Series regular
2010 Tijuana Jackson Tijuana Jackson
2011 The Good Wife Justin Coyne 3 episodes
2012 Unsupervised Darius Series Regular
2013 Real Husbands of Hollywood Himself Guest Star

Podcasts[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 NSFW Show Self Guest star, episode #122: "The Belt Guru"
2011 NSFW Show Tijuana Jackson Guest star, episode #77: "The Science of Triumph"
2012 The Nerdist Podcast Self Guest star, episode #199: "Romany Malco"
2012 Juan Epstein Podcast Self Guest star, season #4 episode #12: "Romany Malco (The Black Guy from Everything) and Anthony Jeselnik"
2012 Equals Three Self Guest Host, episode 'T-Painful': "Romany Malco"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Nominations[edit]

Image Awards

  • 2008 - Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Weeds)
  • 2007 - Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Weeds)

MTV Movie Awards

Screen Actors Guild Awards

  • 2007 - Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (Weeds)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ordoña, Michael (January 28, 2010). "Romany Malco, 'Saint John of Las Vegas'". Los Angeles Times. 
  2. ^ "Q&A with The Love Guru's Romany Malco - Arash Markazi - SI.com". CNN. June 9, 2008. Retrieved May 22, 2010. 
  3. ^ url=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/romany-malco/a-message-to-trayvon-mart_b_3612231.html | title=Romany Malco,

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