Pierre Edwards

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Pierre
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Pierre at a concert in North Carolina (2015)
BornMay 7, 1967
NationalityAmerican/German
OccupationActor, comedian, writer, producer
Years active1985–present

Pierre Edwards (born May 7, 1967) known as Pierre, is an American actor, director, writer, and stand-up comedian. Pierre is best known for producing, writing, directing, and starring as Dre Mitchell in For Da Love of Money (2002),[1] and starring in such films as 2001: A Space Travesty (2000), Def Jam's How to Be a Player (1997), and B*A*P*S (1997).[2]

Early life[edit]

Born to a German mother and American soldier, Pierre was born on May 7, 1967, in Killeen, Texas.[3] He was 3 weeks old when his family moved to Germany. At age eleven he moved back to the United States of America, and resided in Washington DC.[4] His defense against cultural change and bullying was comedy. In the 6th grade he was selected to be on Good Morning America for his humor.

Pierre in high school began performing at comedy clubs in the DC area, with comedians such as: Martin Lawrence, Dave Chappelle, Wanda Sykes and Tommy Davidson.[5] In 1987, after being shot multiple times Pierre decided to pursue comedy seriously. Seeing the success of his peers in Hollywood, he ventured West in 1991.

Career[edit]

Pierre appeared on the first year of HBO's Def Comedy Jam, than starred on BET Comicview.[6] Pierre was also featured on comedy shows: Showtime at the Apollo, Martin Lawrence Presents First Amendment and other late nite TV shows.

He worked alongside Oscar winner Halle Berry and Natalie Desselle when he played Nisi's boyfriend in the 1997 movie B*A*P*S, starred opposite Bill Bellamy in Def Jam's How to Be a Player, and played partner (detective) to actor Leslie Nielsen in the movie 2001: A Space Travesty. After a few small roles in The Wash and The Breaks he wrote, produced, directed and starred in the theatrical urban classic For Da Love of Money.

Pierre has also toured with R&B acts Mary J Blige, Dru Hill, New Edition, Patti LaBelle, Frankie Beverly, etc.

The radio world got a chance to experience Pierre with his numerous guest hosting appearances on the Steve Harvey Morning show. His first love is the comedy club stage, where he has headlined: Improv's (Dallas, Houston), Carolines (NYC), the FunnyBone (Shreveport La, Boise Id, Vicksburg, Ms), Uptown Comedy Corner (Atlanta) and many more. He has also performed at events such as, 'Damon Williams' annual 'New Year's Eve Comedy Bash' at Star Plaza'. [7]

Pierre has performed for the troops home and abroad. He has also performed in comedy festivals overseas: Japan, South Africa, Germany, Amsterdam, England, etc.

Currently Pierre is working on a web series Dating Pierre, Slice Trilogy, and a self-published book "100 Homies and Phonies of Hollywood".[8]

In mid-2020 Pierre became one of the lead Analyst of ComedyHype News. He's also the host of his own wildly star studded popular podcast 'Pierre's Panic Room'.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997 B*A*P*S Ali
How to Be a Player David
1999 The Breaks The Pimp
2001 2001: A Space Travesty Lt. Bradford Shitzu
The Wash Mark
2002 For da Love of Money Dre Mitchell
2008 Cut'n It Up: Chicago Himself Video
2009 4 Minutes Melvin
2011 Slice Det. Dubois [10]
Slice 2 Det. Dubois [11]
2013 Slice 3 Derek Dubois/Rally Speaker [12]
2014 Mad Black Men Ron Rapper Short
2017 Dirty South House Arrest Uncle Kareem
2018 Real Logic Short

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1992 An Evening at the Improv Himself Episode: "Episode #11.17"
Def Comedy Jam Himself Episode: "Episode #1.5"
1994 Love Street Tony Episode: "Brownstone"
2007 1st Amendment Stand Up Himself Episode: "Annie McKnight, Iva Lashawn, Pierre, Darryl Brunson"
2008 Who's Got Jokes? Himself Episode: "Love on the DL"
2011 Way Black When: Primetime Himself Episode: "Episode #1.9"
2012 Paul Mooney: The Godfather of Comedy Himself TV Special
Uptown Comic Himself Episode: "Episode #1.4"
2014 Dating Pierre Himself Main Cast
2019 Last Call Himself Episode: "Pilot"

Music video[edit]

Year Artist Song
1996 Dr. Dre Been There Done That
Tupac Shakur Featuring: Nate Dogg, Snoop Dogg, Dru Down All About You
2001 Project Pat Featuring: Three 6 Mafia Don't Save Her

Literature[edit]

Year Title Role
My 100 Homies & Phonies of Hollywood 2012 non-fiction

References[edit]

  1. ^ Audrey T McCluskey (2007). Frame by Frame. Indiana University Press. p. 271.
  2. ^ D Winfrey (January 23, 2015). "Comic Pierre is back with a Hilarious Web Series "Dating Pierre"". freddyo.com. Retrieved January 23, 2015.
  3. ^ Pierre Edwards (June 1, 2010). 100 Homies and Phonies of Hollywood. Pierre Edwards, Atlanta Georgia.
  4. ^ "PierreEdwards". www.imdb.com. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  5. ^ Darry Littleton (2006). Black Comedians on Comedy: How African Americans Taught Us to Laugh. Applause Theatre & Cinema Books. p. 230. ISBN 9781557836809.
  6. ^ "Metro Comedy Entertainment Presents Pierre Edwards". www.thearcdc.org. October 26, 2013. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  7. ^ Tim Shellburg (December 23, 2011). "Comedian Pierre Edwards joins Damon Williams' annual 'New Year's Eve Comedy Bash' at Star Plaza". www.nwitimes.com. Retrieved February 14, 2015.
  8. ^ Fox News (June 30, 2010). "Pierre Edwards on "Homies and Phonies"". fox.com. Archived from the original on February 16, 2015. Retrieved February 8, 2015.
  9. ^ "Pierre's Panic Room". Facebook.
  10. ^ "Slice [Motion Picture on DVD] United States of America: Lott Lizard Production". www.loc.gov Retrieved from United States Library of Congress. August 17, 2016. Retrieved September 2, 2016.
  11. ^ "Slice 2 [Motion Picture on DVD] United States of America: Lott Lizard Production". www.loc.gov Retrieved from United States Library of Congress. August 17, 2016. Retrieved September 2, 2016.
  12. ^ "Slice 3 [Motion Picture on DVD] United States of America: Lott Lizard Production". www.loc.gov Retrieved from United States Library of Congress. August 17, 2016. Retrieved September 2, 2016.

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