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Ricky Harris | Interview

Ricky Harris is an actor, director, comedian, and personality from Long Beach, CA. After his ambitions of playing professional football ended from a knee injury, Ricky turned to comedy and performed in talent shows and house parties. He ventured to Hollywood to see other comedians and earn his own set, and landed a spot at The Comedy Act Theater at age 18. The late Robin Harris soon became a mentor to Ricky, as Ricky was routinely performing at local night clubs and major cities. He was later featured in comedy festivals, won the 6th Annual Bay Area Comedy Competition, was featured on Showtime At The Apollo, and was a regular performer and host of HBO’s Def Comedy Jam. Ricky contributed characters and skits on albums by NWA, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Tha Dogg Pound, Warren G, and Cypress Hill. He then directed commercials and music videos, including “Doggy Dogg World” with Snoop Dogg, which won a 1995 MTV Music Video Award for Best Rap Video. Ricky also wrote, directed, and starred in Snoop’s short film Murder Was The Case. Ricky has appeared in television shows such as CSI, NYPD Blue, The Practice, X-Files, Everyone Hates Chris, and many more.

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