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|Born||Antoine DeRay Davis
Chicago, Illinois, USA
DeRay Davis (born Antoine DeRay Davis in Chicago, Illinois) is an American stand-up comedian and actor. DeRay began his career in comedy clubs. Shortly after moving to Los Angeles, He won the Comedy Central Laugh Riots Competition and was a standout on the Cedric the Entertainer Tour. Best known for his role as Ray-Ray the Hustle Guy in Barbershop and Barbershop 2: Back in Business, Davis has also appeared in other films, including Semi-Pro and 21 Jump Street. Davis' television roles and appearances have included programs such as Reno 911, BET's ComicView, Empire, MTV's Nick Cannon's Wild 'N Out and Short Circuitz, MTV2's Hip Hop Squares and HBO's Entourage. In 2014, Davis began hosting his first game show, Mind of a Man, on Game Show Network.
The comedian also sounds on several skits on rapper Kanye West's albums The College Dropout and Late Registration, mostly impersonating Bernie Mac, and also appeared in West's music video for "Through the Wire." Other music video appearances for Davis include Lil' Flip's "Game Over", Chris Brown's "Yo (Excuse Me Miss)," Three 6 Mafia's "Doe Boy Fresh, and Cassie's "Long Way 2 Go"
- All Eyez on Me (2016) - Legs
- Empire (2015) - Jermel
- Joking Off (2015) - Himself
- G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) - Stoop
- 21 Jump Street (2012)- Domingo
- Power Play (Standup) (2011) - Himself
- Jumping the Broom (2011) - Malcolm
- Life as We Know It (2010) - Lonnie
- Imagine That (2009) - John
- Semi-Pro (2008) - Bee Bee Ellis
- How She Move (2008) - Himself
- Code Name: The Cleaner (2007) - Ronnie
- License to Wed (2007) - Joel
- Scary Movie 4 (2006) - Marvin
- School for Scoundrels (2006) - Bee Bee
- The Seat Filler (2005) - E.J.
- Who Made the Potato Salad? (2006)- Junebug
- The Fog (2005) - Spooner
- The Big Black Comedy Show (2004) - Himself
- Johnson Family Vacation (2004) - 310 Motoring Worker
- Barbershop 2 (2004) - Ray Ray
- Barbershop (2002) - Ray Ray
- Play'd: A Hip Hop Story (2002)-Jaxx's bodyguard
- "The mind of DeRay Davis - unfiltered and never fake". Chicago Tribune. December 12, 2013. p. 2. Retrieved April 14, 2014.
Before we hung up, I mentioned that I noticed his given name is Antwan; DeRay is his middle name.
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