Dick Gregory

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IVA Star Rating : 58
Richard Claxton Gregory was an American comedian, civil rights activist, conspiracy theorist, social critic, writer, and occasional actor. During the 1960s, Gregory became a pioneer in stand-up comedy for his "no-holds-barred" sets, in which he mocked bigotry and racism. He performed primarily to black audiences at segregated clubs until 1961, when... read more

Richard Claxton Gregory was an American comedian, civil rights activist, conspiracy theorist, social critic, writer, and occasional actor. During the 1960s, Gregory became a pioneer in stand-up comedy for his "no-holds-barred" sets, in which he mocked bigotry and racism. He performed primarily to black audiences at segregated clubs until 1961, when he became the first black comedian to successfully cross over to white audiences, appearing on television and putting out comedy record albums.

Birth Name

Richard Claxton Gregory

Born

Wednesday, 12 October 1932

Died

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Actor Filmography

Atlanta's Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children Self - Comedian, Civil Rights Activist (archive footage) 2020
Target: St. Louis Self (archive footage) 2019
The Leisure Seeker Dan Coleman 2018
The History of Comedy Self 2017
What Happened, Miss Simone? Himself 2015
Hidden Colors 3: The Rules of Racism Himself 2014
American Comedy Awards Himself - Cosby Tribute 2014
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown Himself (archive footage) 2014
Unsung Hollywood Self 2014
Zo What? Morning Show Himself - Celebrity Panelist 2014
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Atlanta's Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children Self - Comedian, Civil Rights Activist (archive footage) 2020
Target: St. Louis Self (archive footage) 2019
The Leisure Seeker Dan Coleman 2018
The History of Comedy Self 2017
What Happened, Miss Simone? Himself 2015
Hidden Colors 3: The Rules of Racism Himself 2014
American Comedy Awards Himself - Cosby Tribute 2014
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown Himself (archive footage) 2014
Unsung Hollywood Self 2014
Zo What? Morning Show Himself - Celebrity Panelist 2014
Freedom Summer Himself, comedian (archive footage) 2014
The Arsenio Hall Show Himself - Guest 2013
When Comedy Went To School Himself 2013
Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary Himself 2012
Shadows of Liberty Himself - Comedian / Activist 2012
Way Black When: Primetime Himself - Performer 2011
Stand Himself 2009
Steppin: The Movie 2009
Long Live the Spirit (of the Million Man March) 2009
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America Himself - Comedian 2009
Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist And Rebel Himself: Comedian, Civil Rights Activist 2009
Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy Himself 2009
Joe Louis: America's Hero... Betrayed Himself 2008
100 Greatest Stand-Ups Himself 2007
Comics Unleashed Himself - Comedian 2006
The N Word Himself 2006
1st Amendment Stand Up Himself - Comedian 2005
One Bright Shining Moment Himself 2005
Wonder Showzen Mr. Sun 2005
Reno 911! Blind Panhandler 2003
The Hot Chick Bathroom Attendant 2002
Platinum Comedy Series: Roasting Shaquille O'Neal Himself 2002
Mark Twain Himself 2002
Independent Lens Self 1999
Cold War Himself 1998
The Roseanne Show Himself 1998
Muhammad Ali: The Whole Story Himself 1996
E! True Hollywood Story Himself 1996
Panther Rev. Slocum 1995
Extra with Billy Bush Self (archive footage) 1994
Hugh Hefner: Once Upon A Time Himself 1992
Comic Relief Himself 1986
In Remembrance of Martin Himself 1986
Entertainment Tonight Himself (archive footage) 1981
Arena Himself - Performer (archive footage) 1975
The Helen Reddy Show Himself 1973
Nationtime - Gary Self / Himself 1972
Chicago Blues Himself 1972
Soul Train Himself 1971
Goodbye Uncle Tom Himself 1971
It's a Revolution Mother Himself 1969
The David Frost Show Himself 1969
American Revolution 2 Himself - Comedian 1969
Baldwin's Nigger Himself 1968
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Himself - Guest Performer 1967
Sweet Love, Bitter Richie 'Eagle' Stokes 1967
ABC Stage 67 Civil Rights Marcher 1966
Firing Line Himself - Guest 1966
ABC's Nightlife Himself 1964
That Regis Philbin Show Himself 1964
The Merv Griffin Show Himself 1962
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself 1962
The Jack Paar Program Himself 1962
Damn The Defiant! Purser 1962
The Tonight Show Himself - Comedian 1962
The Mike Douglas Show Himself - Comedian, Himself - Co-Host, Himself - Comic 1961
The Jack Paar Tonight Show Himself 1957
The Ed Sullivan Show Himself - Comedian 1948
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