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DL Hughley

Biography

Standup comedian who was simply the very first host of BET’s Comic View and who created and starred within the sitcom The Hughleys from 1998 to 2002. In 2013, he was a contestant on Time of year 16 of Dance with the Celebrities. He was expelled from senior high school for regular misbehavior. He was among the four comedians, alongside Bernie Mac pc, Steve Harvey, and Cedric the Entertainer, who was simply featured within the Spike Lee film THE INITIAL Kings of Humor. He wedded Ladonna Hughley on Feb 22, 1986 and got three kids with her. His boy Kyle is suffering from Asperger symptoms, which he offers discussed openly. His dad was a Delta Atmosphere Lines maintenance employee. He filled set for Meredith Vieira in hosting Who would like to be considered a Millionaire.

Quick Facts


Full Name D. L. Hughley
Date Of Birth March 6, 1963
Place Of Birth Los Angeles, CA
Height 1.7 m
Profession Comedian
Nationality American
Spouse LaDonna Hughley
Children Kyle Aaris Hughley, Ryan Nicole Hughley, Tyler Whitney Hughley
Parents Audrey Hughley, Charles Hughley
Nominations NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series, People's Choice Award for Favorite Actor in a New TV Series, Audie Award for Humor
Movies The Original Kings of Comedy, The Brothers, Soul Plane, Scary Movie 3, D.L. Hughley: Unapologetic, Inspector Gadget, Chasing Papi, Cat Run, Spy School, Latham Entertainment Presents: An All New Comedy Experience, The Adventures of Brer Rabbit, Shaquille O'Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam: Live from South Beach, Inspector Gadget 2, Shackles, Dying Laughing, For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots, D.L. Hughley: Live, Before They Were Kings: Vol. 1, D.L. Hughley: Shocked & Appalled, Living Legends of Comedy: Real Talk, Straight Tripping, Laffs from the Hood: Vol. 1, Laffapalooza! #3, Def Comedy Classics: Martin Lawrence, BET Comic View All Stars: Vol. 5, BET Comic View All Stars: Vol. 8, BET Comic View All Stars: Vol. 1, BET Comic View All Stars: Vol. 3, BET Comic View All Stars: Vol. 4, BET Comic View All Stars: Vol. 6, Best of the Improv: Vol. 5, Laughing Out Loud: Vol. 2, Def Comedy Jam 25
TV Shows Double Rush, Def Comedy Jam, The Hughleys, Premium Blend, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Trust Me, I'm a Game Show Host, Heartbeat, ComicView, S.O.B.: Socially Offensive Behavior, D. L. Hughley Breaks the News, Weekends at the D.L.
Star Sign Pisces

  • Facts
  • Filmography
  • Awards
  • Salaries
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
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#Fact
1Friends with Bernie Mac.
2He and fellow "Original Kings of Comedy" comic/friend Steve Harvey share the distinction of a cast member from "The Jeffersons" having made guest appearances on their self-titled sitcoms as their TV mothers: Marla Gibbs played D.L. Hughley's mother (and in the movie "The Brothers" as well), and Isabel Sanford played Steve Harvey's mother.
3Parents are Charles Hughley and Audrey Hughley.
4Father, with Ladonna Hughley of daughters Ryan Hughley (Ryan Nicole - b. 1987) and Tyler Hughley (Tyler Whitney - b. 1991), and son Kyle Hughley (Kyle Aaris - b. 1988).
5Member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
6Received a General Educational Development (GED) after being kicked out of high school.


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
D.L. Hughley: Reset2012TV Special documentary uncredited
D.L. Hughley Breaks the News2008-2009TV Series writer - 16 episodes
D.L. Hughley: Unapologetic2007TV Special documentary
Def Comedy Jam1995-2006TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Weekends at the DL2005TV Series creator - 28 episodes
Premium Blend2003-2004TV Series writer - 7 episodes
Before They Were Kings: Vol. 12004Video
The HughleysTV Series creator - 88 episodes, 1998 - 2002 story - 5 episodes, 1999 - 2002 writer - 4 episodes, 1998 - 1999
The Original Kings of Comedy2000Documentary
D.L. Hughley: Goin' Home1999TV Special documentary
HBO Comedy Half-Hour1994TV Series writer - 1 episode
One Night Stand1992TV Series 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Heartbeat2016TV SeriesDr. Hackett
Cat Run2011Dexter
Untitled Allan Loeb Project2011TV MovieBiggs
Glory Daze2010TV SeriesCoach Franklin
Hawaii Five-02010TV SeriesPrison Inmate
Spy School2008Albert
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip2006-2007TV SeriesSimon Stiles
The Adventures of Brer Rabbit2006VideoBrer Fox (voice)
Cloud 92006Tenspot
Shackles2005VideoBen Cross
Soul Plane2004Johnny
Scary Movie 32003John Wilson
Chasing Papi2003Rodrigo
Inspector Gadget 22003VideoGadgetmobile (voice)
Scrubs2003TV SeriesKevin Turk
Untitled Howie Mandel Project2003TV Movie
The Hughleys1998-2002TV SeriesDarryl Hughley
The Parkers2001TV SeriesDarryl Hughley
The Brothers2001Derrick West
Inspector Gadget1999Gadgetmobile (voice)
Sister, Sister1997TV SeriesHank
Double Rush1995TV SeriesMarlon
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air1993TV SeriesKeith Cambell
The Comedy Get Down2017TV Series filmingD.L. Hughley

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
D.L. Hughley: The Endangered List2012TV Special documentary executive producer
D.L. Hughley: Reset2012TV Special documentary executive producer
D.L. Hughley Breaks the News2008-2009TV Series executive producer - 16 episodes
D.L. Hughley: Unapologetic2007TV Special documentary executive producer
Weekends at the DL2005TV Series executive producer - 28 episodes
The HughleysTV Series producer - 45 episodes, 1998 - 2000 executive producer - 44 episodes, 2000 - 2002
D.L. Hughley: Goin' Home1999TV Special documentary executive producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip2006-2007TV Series consultant - 20 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Scrubs2003TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Comedy Get Down2017TV Series filmingHimself
Steve Harvey2016TV SeriesHimself
Unsung Hollywood2014-2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Match Game2016TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Panelist
Tavis Smiley2004-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Real Time with Bill Maher2003-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest / Himself - Panelist
Live with Kelly and Michael2006-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest Co-Host / Himself - Co-Host
The View2007-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Co-Host
Dying Laughing2016DocumentaryHimself
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2015TV SeriesHimself
This Is Not Happening2015TV SeriesHimself
D.L. Hughley: Clear2014TV MovieHimself
Good Morning America2013-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Sidewalks Entertainment2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Katie2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Trust Me, I'm a Game Show Host2013TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1998-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Gotham Comedy Live2013TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
Who Gets the Last Laugh?2013TV SeriesHimself
Dancing with the Stars2013TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2007-2013TV SeriesHimself
Match Game2012-2013TV SeriesGuest Panelist / Himself - Guest Panelist
Anderson Live2012-2013TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host
D.L. Hughley: The Endangered List2012TV Special documentaryHimself
The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell2012TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show1999-2012TV SeriesHimself
Joy Behar: Say Anything!2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Don't Sleep! Hosted by T. J. Holmes2012TV SeriesHimself
Good Afternoon America2012TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Contributor
Big Morning Buzz Live2012TV SeriesHimself
D.L. Hughley: Reset2012TV Special documentaryHimself
Bethenny2012TV SeriesHimself
I Ain't Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac2011DocumentaryHimself
Phunny Business: A Black Comedy2011DocumentaryHimself
The Talk2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Rocco's Dinner Party2011TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2007-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Lopez Tonight2011TV SeriesHimself
Keepin' It Real with Leslie Berger Talk Show2011Video shortHimself - Actor-Comedian
Curb: The Discussion2010TV SeriesHimself
All Star Comedy Jam: Live from South Beach2009TV Special documentaryHimself - Host
The Jay Leno Show2009TV SeriesHimself - Correspondent
D.L. Hughley Breaks the News2008-2009TV SeriesHimself - Host
Larry King Live2007-2009TV SeriesHimself
Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy2009DocumentaryHimself
Shaken Not Stirred2008TV SeriesHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2005-2008TV SeriesHimself
America United: In Support of Our Troops2008TV MovieHimself
A Tribute to Bernie Mac2008TV MovieHimself (voice)
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHimself
BET Awards 20082008TV SpecialHimself - Host
Live at Gotham2008TV SeriesHimself - Host
Def Comedy Jam1995-2008TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself / Himself - Comedian
39th NAACP Image Awards2008TV SpecialHimself - Host
13th Annual Critics' Choice Awards2008TV SpecialHimself - Host
13th Annual Critics' Choice Awards Red Carpet Premiere2008TV SpecialHimself
Last Laugh '072007TV MovieHimself
Chelsea Lately2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
D.L. Hughley: Unapologetic2007TV Special documentaryHimself
S.O.B.: Socially Offensive Behavior2007TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Michael Smerconish Show on MSNBC2007TV SeriesHimself
VH1 Big in 06 Awards2006TV SpecialHimself - Host
Comic Relief 20062006TV Special documentaryHimself
We Don't Die, We Multiply: The Robin Harris Story2006Video documentaryHimself
The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch2006TV SeriesHimself
Jokerman: Tommy Tiernan Takes on America2006TV Series documentaryHimself
That's What I'm Talking About2006TV Series documentaryHimself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Stevie Wonder2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hoosiers Meets Hooters: Behind 'Cloud 9'2006Video documentary shortHimself
The 100 Greatest TV Quotes & Catchphrases2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
VH1 Big in 052005TV MovieHimself - Host
Weekends at the DL2005TV SeriesHimself - Host
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1998-2005TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2003-2005TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host / Himself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes: America's Greatest Quips, Comebacks and Catchphrases2005TV Special documentaryHimself
Last Laugh '042004TV MovieHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2003-2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest Host / Himself
Celebrity Blackjack2004TV SeriesHimself
Making 'Scary Movie 3'2004Video documentary shortHimself
2004 Trumpet Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Host
Premium Blend2003-2004TV SeriesHimself - Host
Before They Were Kings: Vol. 12004VideoHimself
Latham Entertainment Presents2003VideoHimself - Host
The Sharon Osbourne Show2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest Host
Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!!2003TV Special documentaryHimself
VH1 Big in 032003TV SpecialHimself - Host
Uncensored Comedy: That's Not Funny!2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Ask Rita2003TV SeriesHimself
Bitter Jester2003DocumentaryHimself
2003 Trumpet Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Host
E! True Hollywood Story2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Motown Christmas2002TV SpecialHimself - Host
Diet Coke with Lemon Celebrates 40 Years of Laughter: At the Improv2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Heroes of Black Comedy2002TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Inside TV Land: African Americans in Television2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Platinum Comedy Series: Roasting Shaquille O'Neal2002TV Special documentaryHimself
Essence Awards2001TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Weakest Link2001TV SeriesHimself
MTV Icon: Janet Jackson2001TV Special documentaryHimself
The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
Turn Ben Stein On2001TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1999-2000TV SeriesHimself
The Original Kings of Comedy2000DocumentaryHimself
31st NAACP Image Awards2000TV SpecialHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show2000TV SeriesHimself
The Howard Stern Radio Show2000TV SeriesHimself
Family Feud1999TV SeriesHimself
D.L. Hughley: Goin' Home1999TV Special documentaryHimself
Tenth Annual Rock N' Jock Softball Challenge1999TV SpecialAnnouncer
30th NAACP Image Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
Hollywood Squares1998-1999TV SeriesHimself
The 25th Annual American Music Awards1998TV SpecialHimself (as Dio Hughley)
The Chris Rock Show1998TV SeriesHimself
HBO Comedy Half-Hour1994TV SeriesHimself
BET's Comicview1992TV SeriesHimself - Host
One Night Stand1992TV SeriesHimself
Futures1991TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The O'Reilly Factor2013TV SeriesHimself
Chelsea Lately2013TV SeriesHimself - Contestant on 'Dancing with the Stars'
100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time2004TV Mini-SeriesHimself #54

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005Platinum Mic Viewers Choice AwardBET Comedy Awards
2003Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Comedy SeriesThe Hughleys (1998)
2002Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Comedy SeriesThe Hughleys (1998)
2001Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Comedy SeriesThe Hughleys (1998)
2000Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Comedy SeriesThe Hughleys (1998)
2000Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Performance in a Variety Series/SpecialD.L. Hughley: Goin' Home (1999)
1999Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesThe Hughleys (1998)
1995CableACECableACE AwardsStand-Up Comedy SpecialHBO Comedy Half-Hour (1994)· Sandy Chanley (executive producer)
· Tom Bull (producer)
· Keith Truesdell (director)


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#Quote
1[on Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006)] I think that like most things that are highly touted - the number-one draft pick - we crumpled under the weight of expectations. I think that's a fairly common phenomenon. I think we could have not taken ourselves so seriously. We pulled back the curtain too much. It's like when you go to a restaurant: It can be the best restaurant in the world, but I just want to eat the meal. I don't want to know how they make the steak. I think we spent so much time explaining and making what we did "important." We weren't inclusive enough. We had conversations with ourselves to hear ourselves.

#Trademark
1Often uses his childhood experiences for his comedy routines

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