Richard Pryor

Richard Pryor
Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor was an American stand-up comedian, actor, film director, social critic, satirist, writer, and MC. Pryor was known for uncompromising examinations of racism and topical contemporary issues, which employed colorful vulgarities, and profanity, as well as racial epithets. He reached a broad audience with his trenchant observations and storytelling style. He is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential stand-up comedians of all time: receiving praise from notable comedians such as Jerry Seinfeld, Bob Newhart, and Bill Cosby. His body of work includes the concert movies and recordings starting in the 70s and spanning three decades. He also starred in numerous films as an actor, in both comedic and dramatic roles. He collaborated on many projects with actor Gene Wilder and actor/comedian/writer Paul Mooney. Pryor won an Emmy Award (1973), and five Grammy Awards (1974, 1975, 1976, 1981, and 1982). In 1974, he also won two American Academy of Humor awards and the Writers Guild of America Award. The first ever Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor was presented to him in 1998. Pryor is listed at Number 1 on Comedy Central's list of all-time greatest stand-up comedians.
Name Richard Pryor
Also Known As
Birthday 1940-12-01
Deathday 2005-12-10
Gender Male
Homepage http://www.richardpryor.com/
IMDB Richard Pryor profile on IMDB
Place of Birth Peoria, Illinois, USA
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1997-02-21
Lost Highway...
As: Himself
1973-02-04
Wattstax...
As: Montgomery Brewster
1985-05-22
Brewster's Millions...
As: Wallace 'Wally' Karu
1989-05-12
See No Evil, Hear No...
As: Harry Monroe
1980-12-12
Stir Crazy...
As: Himself
1983-10-28
Richard Pryor: Here ...
As: Himself
1982-03-12
Richard Pryor: Live ...
As: Pvt.Jonathan Crunk
1970-01-27
Carter's Army...
As: Himself
1979-01-26
Richard Pryor: Live ...
As: Grover Muldoon
1976-12-03
Silver Streak...
As: Piano Man
1972-10-12
Lady Sings the Blues...
As: Eddie Dash
1991-07-26
Another You...
As: Leroy Jones/Rufus Jo
1977-11-04
Which Way Is Up?...
As: Jack Brown
1982-12-10
The Toy...
As: Joe Braxton
1981-05-22
Bustin' Loose...
As: Eddie Lenahan/Dr. Ke
1987-01-16
Critical Condition...
As: The Wiz
1978-10-24
The Wiz...
As: Sugar Ray
1989-11-17
Harlem Nights...
As: Pharaoh
1980-06-13
Wholly Moses...
As: Gus Gorman
1983-06-17
Superman III...
As: Dr. Chauncey Gump
1978-12-15
California Suite...
As: Himself (archive foo
2003-01-01
Richard Pryor: I Ain...
As: Sharp Eye Washington
1974-07-26
Uptown Saturday Nigh...
As: Whittaker
1967-03-12
The Busy Body...
As: Slim
1973-04-04
The Mack...
As: Wendell Scott
1977-07-01
Greased Lightning...
As: Arlo Pear
1988-03-04
Moving...
As: Charlie Snow
1976-07-16
The Bingo Long Trave...
As: Stanley X
1968-05-29
Wild in the Streets...
As: Zeke Brown
1978-02-10
Blue Collar...
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1982-04-02
Some Kind of Hero...
As: Preacher Daddy Rich
1976-10-22
Car Wash...
As: Jo Jo Dancer / Alter
1986-05-02
Jo Jo Dancer, Your L...
As: Himself
1971-04-29
Richard Pryor: Live ...
As: Himself
1998-01-01
Sam Kinison: Why Did...
As: Unknown
2007-04-10
Cutting Edge Comedia...
As: Mike Willmer
1973-09-18
Hit!...
As: G.O.D.
1980-09-26
In God We Tru$t...
As: Sam Spade
1976-01-01
Adiós Amigo...
As: Richard Pryor
1970-03-06
The Phynx...
As: Jeff
1973-11-16
Some Call It Loving...
As: Unknown
1994-03-25
But... Seriously...
As: Himself (Stock Foota
2014-11-23
Richard Pryor: Icon...
As: Balloon Vendor
1979-06-22
The Muppet Movie...
As: Unknown
1977-05-05
The Richard Pryor Sp...
As: Unknown
1971-01-20
Dynamite Chicken...
As: Wino
1971-09-19
You've Got To Walk I...
As: Unknown
1969-01-01
Uncle Tom's Fairy Ta...
As: Unknown
2008-01-01
Black and White Tryp...
As: Otis Tucker
1969-10-28
The Young Lawyers...
As: Himself (archive foo
1997-01-31
Afro Promo...
As: Himself
1990-02-04
Sammy Davis, Jr. 60t...
As: Unknown
1983-05-16
Motown 25: Yesterday...
As: Himself (archive foo
2013-04-23
Richard Pryor: Omit ...
As: Himself
1975-01-01
The Lion Roars Again...
As: Juke
1973-12-01
Juke and Opal...
As: Host
1977-09-13
The Richard Pryor Sh...
As: Unknown
1994-09-18
Chicago Hope...
As: Unknown
1970-09-21
The Young Lawyers...
As: Unknown
1992-08-27
Martin...
As: Unknown
1984-09-22
Pryor's Place...
As: Unknown
1975-10-11
Saturday Night Live...