|Education||Thornridge High School|
|Alma mater||Philander Smith College|
|Occupation||Actor, writer, comedian|
|Known for||Black-ish |
Deon Cole (born January 9, 1972) is an American actor, comedian, and comedy writer, originally based out of Chicago.
Cole was on the writing staff for The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien from 2009 to 2010, and he worked as a writer for Conan from 2010 to 2012. He has appeared frequently in comedic bits for both broadcasts, and he has, along with the rest of the staff, received two Primetime Emmy nominations. Cole also performed on Conan O'Brien's "Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour" in 2010.
Cole has 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 it was canceled on October 25, 2013. Cole has hosted the game show Face Value on BET since 2017.
In 2019, Netflix released a stand-up special called Deon Cole: Cole Hearted.
Cole has a son named Dylan.
|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)
|2016–2018||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"|
- Kyles, Kyra (November 12, 2009). "Comic Heroes: Chicago comics breaking into the spotlight on their own terms". Chicago Tribune. p. 30.
- 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.
- "How much longer can Conan stay at NBC?" Winnipeg Free Press (Winnipeg, Manitoba). January 14, 2010. p. D2.
- Craft, Dan (September 4, 2014). "Cole mining: Deon digs for comedy's mother lode". TCA Regional News. (Chicago).
- Brown, K Williams (April 13, 2010). "One woman's tale of Conan O'Brien's comedy tour kick-off". Statesman Journal (Salem, Oregon).
- "Comic Aide for Haiti". Los Angeles Sentinel. February 25, 2010. p. B7.
- Ho, Rodney (May 16, 2013). "TBS/TNT to stream shows for subscribers". McClatchy-Tribune.
- "Deon Cole comes home for 'Black Code' comedy". Chicago Tribune. November 22, 2013. p. 3.
- COLE, DEON (September 15, 2015). "Happy birthday 2 the love of my life! My son Dylan! Thanks 4 putting up w/ me and my work! Its all 4 u! Love u 4ever!pic.twitter.com/Bj0RDplFIc". @deoncole. Retrieved October 7, 2019.
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