Michael Colyar

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Michael Colyar
Michael Colyar.jpg
Colyar in 2018.
Birth nameMichael K. Colyar
Born (1957-02-09) February 9, 1957 (age 64)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Medium
  • Stand-up
  • film
  • television
  • radio
Years active1986–present
Genres
Subject(s)
Notable works and roles
Websitetherealmichaelcolyar.com

Michael K. Colyar[citation needed] (born February 9, 1957) is an American actor, comedian, entertainer, voiceover artist, television/radio personality, and author.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Colyar was raised in the Robert Taylor Homes public housing project and later relocated to the Morgan Park area.[1][citation needed] Colyar attended Morgan Park High School, graduating in 1975.[2] Shortly after high school, Colyar attended Olive-Harvey junior college and later Chicago State University.[citation needed]

Other information[edit]

Colyar is the author of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to The White House, I Knocked on the Door and a Brother Answered, which was published in August 2012. Colyar began embarking on his 100 City tour of "Michael Colyar's Momma" in June 2018.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1987 Hollywood Shuffle Body Guard #3
1988 Johnny Be Good Recruiter Mike
1990 Downtown Pusher
1990 Zapped Again! Sheldon
1990 The Closer Hustler
1993 Hot Shots! Part Deux Williams
1993 What's Love Got to Do with It Apollo Announcer
1993 Poetic Justice Panhandler
1994 House Party 3 Showboat
1994 Jugular Wine: A Vampire Odyssey Bouncer
1996 Alien Avengers Minister
1998 High Freakquency Warm Daddy
1998 A Luv Tale George Winston
1998 Rising to the Top Charlie, Jailer #1
2003 Family Reunion: The Movie Video
2003 African-American Idol: The Search for the Next Black Leader Rufus Short
2004 Mean Jadine Ron Short
2004 If Love Hadn't Left Me Lonely Andre Video
2004 Out on Parole Ward Video
2004 Roscoe's House of Chicken n Waffles Man Getting Out of Car (uncredited) Video
2005 A Get2Gether Dad
2005 Clean Up Men Uncle Scott
2006 Who Made the Potatoe Salad? Old man #1 in Park
2007 Norbit Morris the Barber
2008 I'm Every Woman Video short
2010 Malice N Wonderland Cop #2 Video short
2010 Church Brother Johnson
2013 A Christmas Wedding Grady
2013 Mutumbo the Lost Prince Rodney
2014 Patterns of Attraction Uncle Benny
2014 Bitter Inheritance Jim Short
2015 Diamond Ruff Everette Wilson
2018 It's a Date Everett Reese

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1988 Necessity Photographer (as Michael K. Colyar)
1989 Star Search Contestant[4]
1989 Dragnet R.C. Jones The Triple Cross (1989) ... R.C. Jones
1989 227 Rudolph Guess Who's Not Coming to Christmas? (1989) ... Rudolph (as Michael K. Colyar)
1990 Equal Justice Eddie Washington A Sucker's Bet (1990) ... Eddie Washington
1995 The John Larroquette Show Lou Friedman The Defiant One (1995) ... Lou Friedman
1995 Fudge Frank Fargo The Art of Friendship (1995) ... Frank Fargo
1996 Homeboys in Outer Space Milky Ray The Pleasure Planet Principle, or G Marks the Spot (1996) ... Milky Ray (as Michael K. Colyar)
There's No Space Like Home, or Return of the Jed Eye (1996) ... Milky Ray (as Michael K. Colyar)
1995-1997 Martin Mr. Whitaker
  • California, Here We Come: Part 1 (1997) ... Mr. Whitaker
  • Working Girls (1996) ... Mr. Whitaker
  • Back in Trouble Again (1996) ... Mr. Whitaker
  • Headin' for Trouble (1995) ... Mr. Whitaker (as Michael K. Colyar)
1998 The Hughleys Booker T. The Thanksgiving Episode (1998) ... Booker T.
1999 In the House Dr. Doobie Guest Dad (1999) ... Dr. Doobie
Cornbread, Marion and Me (1999) ... Dr. Doobie
2002 The Parkers Mr. Thomas High Heels and Videotapes (2002) ... Mr. Thomas
2005 Barbershop Leonard
  • The Politics of Money (2005) ... Leonard
  • Family Business (2005) ... Leonard
  • A Black Man Invented the Stop Light (2005) ... Leonard
  • What's Good for the Cos... (2005) ... Leonard
2006 The Bernie Mac Show Man Spinning Wheels (2006) ... Man (as Michael K. Colyar)
2007 Nick Cannon Presents: Short Circuitz Temp Preacher Episode #1.8 ... Temp Preacher
2007 Everybody Hates Chris Judge #2 Everybody Hates Driving (2007) ... Judge #2
2011 The Cleveland Show Buff Man Sex and the Biddy (2011) ... Buff Man (voice)
2014 Black Dynamite Roots: The White Album (2014)
2015 Black-ish Reverend Hubbard Churched (2015) ... Reverend Hubbard
2015-2016 Mi Casa Mi Casa Stanley
  • Run Raymond Run (2016) ... Stanley
  • Pinata Pinata (2016) ... Stanley
  • Piñata Piñata (2015) ... Stanley
  • Blackout (2015) ... Stanley
  • Stanleyville (2015) ... Stanley
2016 Family Time Willy Thanks for Giving (2016) ... Willy
2017 BSU: Black Student Union Herman The Party (2017) ... Herman
2017-2018 The Rich and the Ruthless Willie Turner
  • Episode #2.3 (2018) ... Willie Turner
  • Episode #2.2 (2018) ... Willie Turner
  • Episode #2.6 (2018) ... Willie Turner
  • Episode #2.5 (2018) ... Willie Turner
  • Episode #2.4 (2018) ... Willie Turner
  • Episode #2.1 (2018) ... Willie Turner
  • Episode #2.1 (2018) ... Willie Turner
  • Episode #1.6 (2017) ... Willie Turner
  • Episode #1.5 (2017) ... Willie Turner
  • Episode #1.4 (2017) ... Willie Turner
  • Episode #1.3 (2017) ... Willie Turner
  • Episode #1.2 (2017) ... Willie Turner
  • Episode #1.1 (2017) ... Willie Turner

References[edit]

  1. ^ Colyar, Michael. "I grew up in the projects. Robert Taylor Homes. 4352 S. State street, apt #909. Then Morgan Park. I want my community back. Violence sucks". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2019-10-12.
  2. ^ 1974 Morgan Park High School (Chicago, Illinois) Yearbook
  3. ^ "Michael's Colyar's Momma: The One-Man Show", Los Angeles Sentinel, June 28, 2018
  4. ^ "Charity is the soul of wit for comic Michael Colyar, who is sharing his Star Search prize with the homeless". People Weekly. 34: 58. 1990.

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