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DeRay Davis

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DeRay Davis
Born Antoine DeRay Davis
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Occupation Actor, comedian
Years active 2002–present

DeRay Davis (born Antoine[1] DeRay Davis[2] in Chicago, Illinois) is an American stand-up comedian and actor.

Davis began his career in comedy clubs. Shortly after moving to Los Angeles, he won the Comedy Central Laugh Riots Competition and appeared on the Cedric the Entertainer Tour. 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"



Year Film Role
2016 All Eyez on Me Legs
2016 Meet the Blacks Tyrone
2015 My Favorite Five Sans
2015 Empire Jermel
2015 Joking Off Himself
2015 21 Jump Street Domingo
2013 G.I. Joe: Retaliation Stoop
2011 Power Play (Standup) Himself
2011 Jumping the Broom Malcolm
2010 Life as We Know It Lonnie
2009 Imagine That John
2008 Semi-Pro Bee Bee Ellis
2008 Frankenhood Motown
2008 How She Move Himself
2007 Code Name: The Cleaner Ronnie
2007 License to Wed Joel
2006 Scary Movie 4 Marvin
2006 School for Scoundrels Bee Bee
2005 The Seat Filler E.J.
2006 Who Made the Potato Salad? Junebug
2005 The Fog Spooner
2004 The Big Black Comedy Show Himself
2004 Johnson Family Vacation 310 Motoring Worker
2004 Barbershop 2 Ray Ray
2002 Barbershop Ray Ray
2002 Play'd: A Hip Hop Story Jaxx's bodyguard


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  2. ^ "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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