an American famous stand-up comedian, actor, author and activist. He was well-known for his self-produced television sitcom " The Colby Show " - becoming the highest ranking sitcom of all time in America. He was loved by the black for his positive portrayal of television. In 1997, His name was marked on the " Hollywood walk of fame". He was voted among the top-50 comedy acts by fellow comedians in a british poll.
He was born into a poor family in Philadenphia, Pennysylvania. He had done many things to cover his family's expenses and his schooling : shinning shoes, stacking shelf in supermarket. Then he dropped out of college to pursuing career in stand-up comedy. In 1963, he made an appearance on the tonight show and in 1965, he was first African- American to play a leading role in I spy which earned him 3 Emmy Awards. Besides acting, he released 3 singles in 1967, 1970, 1976
He married Camille Olivia Hanks in 1964 and is father of 5 children but his last son was murdured in 1997. He got into many troubles as being accused of sexual assault and rape.