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 65)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
  • Stand-up
  • film
  • television
  • radio
Years active1986–present
Notable works and roles

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] He has a starring role in the upcoming film "You Married Dat" alongside LisaRaye, Juhahn Jones, Apryl Jones, and Audra Kinkead.



Year Title Role Notes
1987 Hollywood Shuffle Body Guard #3
1988 Johnny Be Good Recruiter Mike
Necessity Photographer TV Movie
1990 Downtown Pusher
Zapped Again! Sheldon Video
The Closer Hustler
1993 Hot Shots! Part Deux Williams
What's Love Got to Do with It Apollo Announcer
Poetic Justice Panhandler
1994 House Party 3 Showboat
Jugular Wine: A Vampire Odyssey Bouncer
1996 Alien Avengers Minister TV Movie
1998 High Freakquency Warm Daddy
1999 A Luv Tale George Winston
Rising to the Top Charlie, Jailer #1
2003 The Beat Chi-Barnes
Family Reunion: The Movie Video
African-American Idol: The Search for the Next Black Leader Rufus Short
2004 Mean Jadine Ron Short
Lexie Andre Video
Out on Parole Ward Video
Roscoe's House of Chicken n Waffles Man Getting Out of Car Video
2005 A Get2Gether Dad
Clean Up Men Uncle Scott
2006 Who Made the Potatoe Salad? Old Man #1 in Park
2007 Norbit Morris the Barber
2008 The Longshots Ennis
I'm Every Woman Video Short
2009 The Princess and the Frog Buford (voice)
2010 Malice N Wonderland Cop #2 Video short
Church Brother Johnson
2013 A Christmas Wedding Grady
Mutumbo the Lost Prince Rodney
2014 Patterns of Attraction Uncle Benny
Bitter Inheritance Jim Short
2015 Diamond Ruff Everette Wilson
2018 It's a Date Everett Reese
2020 Ray Jr's Rent Due Landlord Pete
Holiday Heartbreak Mike McCoy TV Movie
2022 You Married Dat Mona's Dad


Year Title Role Notes
1989 Star Search Contestant [4]
Dragnet R.C. Jones Episode: "The Triple Cross"
227 Rudolph Episode: "Guess Who's Not Coming to Christmas?"
1990 Equal Justice Eddie Washington Episode: "A Sucker's Bet"
1995 The John Larroquette Show Lou Friedman Episode: "The Defiant One"
Fudge Frank Fargo Episode: "The Art of Friendship"
1996 Homeboys in Outer Space Milky Ray 2 Episodes
1995-97 Martin Mr. Whitaker Guest: Season 4, Recurring Cast: Season 5
1998 The Hughleys Booker T. Episode: "The Thanksgiving Episode"
1999 In the House Dr. Doobie Episode: "Cornbread, Marion and Me" & "Guest Dad"
2002 The Parkers Mr. Thomas Episode: "High Heels and Videotapes"
2005 Barbershop Leonard Recurring Cast
2006 The Bernie Mac Show Man Episode: "Spinning Wheels"
2007 Nick Cannon Presents: Short Circuitz Temp Preacher Episode: "Episode #1.8"
Everybody Hates Chris Judge #2 Episode: "Everybody Hates Driving"
2011 The Cleveland Show Buff Man (voice) Episode: "Sex and the Biddy"
2014 Black Dynamite Roots: The White Album (2014)
2015 Black-ish Reverend Hubbard Episode: "Churched"
2015-16 Mi Casa Mi Casa Stanley Main Cast
2016 Family Time Willy Episode: "Thanks for Giving"
2017 BSU: Black Student Union Herman Episode: "The Party"
2017-21 The Rich and the Ruthless Willie Turner Main Cast
2018 Rel Regular Steve Episode: "Re-Enter the Dragons"


  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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