January 9, 1972|
|Education||Thornridge High School|
|Alma mater||Philander Smith College|
|Occupation||Actor and Comedian|
Deon Cole (born January 9, 1972) is an American actor, comedian, and comedy writer. Originally based out of Chicago, he is best known as a member of the writing staff of The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009–2010) and subsequently Conan (2010–present) and also for being a cast member on Angie Tribeca (2016–present). He has appeared frequently in comedic bits for both broadcasts and has, along with the rest of the staff, received two Primetime Emmy nominations. Cole had a recurring role on the ABC sitcom Black-ish as Charlie Telphy which was changed to main role from season 4 onwards. He first got into comedy when a friend bet him $50 that he would not get up on stage one night in Chicago.
Cole has also performed stand up on other programs such as John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show, Mash Up and Lopez Tonight. Cole created his own production company, Coled Blooded, to produce the sketch comedy show Deon Cole's Black Box. It premiered on June 10, 2013 on TBS but was canceled on October 25, 2013. Cole has hosted the game show Face Value on BET since 2017.
|2004||Barbershop 2: Back in Business||Customer Dante|
|2005||The Evil One||Dejuan|
|2016||Barbershop: The Next Cut||Dante|
|2017||The Female Brain||Steven|
|2018||Action #1||Nick Cage||In post-production|
|2019||Welcome Matt||Norman||In post-production|
|1998||Pimps Up Hoes Down||Himself|
|2007||Nick Cannon Presents: Short Circuitz||The Negotiator Sketch||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2009||The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien||Various||4 episodes|
|2011||The League||Mugger||Episode: "The Light of Genesis"|
|2013||Deon Cole's Black Box||Himself (host)||6 episodes|
|2014||Benched||Diamond||Episode: "Diamond is a Girl's Worst Friend"|
|2014–present||Black-ish||Charlie Telphy||Recurring role (seasons 1-3)|
Main role (season 4-present)
|2016–present||Angie Tribeca||Det. Daniel "DJ" Tanner||Main Role|
|2018–present||Grown-ish||Charlie Telphy||Main role|
|2018||All About the Washingtons||Darnell Bell||Episode: "You Gots the Chills"|
- Socci, Blair (June 13, 2013). "Talking to Deon Cole About Standup, 'Conan,' and His New TBS Show 'Black Box'". Split Sider. The Awl. Retrieved July 4, 2017.