Ricky Harris

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Ricky Harris
Born Richard George Harris II
(1965-10-05)October 5, 1965 [1]
Long Beach, California, U.S.
Died December 26, 2016(2016-12-26) (aged 51)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Producer, actor, comedian
Spouse(s) Dee Barnes (divorced)
Children 2

Ricky Harris (October 5, 1965 – December 26, 2016) was an American producer, actor and comedian.

Life and career[edit]

Harris played his first movie roles in Poetic Justice in 1993 and Murder Was the Case in 1994. He also had minor roles in Michael Mann's 1995 crime film Heat and Mikael Salomon's 1998 action movie Hard Rain.

Harris was the voice of DJ EZ Dicc, TaaDow, and Saul-T-Nutz from various skits featured on albums from Snoop Dogg to Tha Dogg Pound.

In 1993, Harris starred with Todd Hunter in the single episode of 357 Marina del Rey produced for the television series Danger Theatre,[2] playing private detective Clay Gentry.[3] From 1996 to 1998 he played the role of Javon "J. W." Willis in six episodes of the UPN situation comedy Moesha.

In the 2001 film Bones, Harris played alongside Snoop Dogg and Pam Grier.

In 2004, Harris lent his voice to various characters in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. In 2007, he played the role of Cousin Fred in the movie "This Christmas". From 2006 to 2008 he played a recurring character, Malvo, in the UPN/The CW sitcom Everybody Hates Chris.

Harris died of a heart attack on December 26, 2016, at the age of 51. [4][1]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Obituary Photo". Instagram.
  2. ^ Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle (1995). The Complete Directory to Prime-Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present (6th ed.). New York: Ballantine Books. p. 238. ISBN 0-345-39736-3.
  3. ^ Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows 1925-2010 (2nd ed.). p. 232. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7.
  4. ^ Miranda, Carolina A. (December 26, 2016). "Comedian Ricky Harris, known for roles in 'Dope' and 'Everybody Hates Chris,' dies at 51". Los Angeles Times.

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