Richard Pryor

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Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor was an American stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. He reached a broad audience with his trenchant observations and storytelling style, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential stand-up comedians of all time.

Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor was an American stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. He reached a broad audience with his trenchant observations and storytelling style, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential stand-up comedians of all time.

Birth Name

Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor III

Born

Sunday, 01 December 1940

Died

Saturday, 10 December 2005

Actor Filmography

The Very Very Best of the 70s (archive footage) 2019
Explained Self (archive footage) 2018
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman Self (archive footage) 2018
The History of Comedy Self (archive footage) 2017
Richard Pryor: Icon Himself (Stock Footage) 2014
And the Oscar Goes To... Himself - Co-Host, 1977 (archive footage) 2014
Autopsy: The Last Hours of Self (archive footage) 2014
The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall Himself (archive footage) 2013
The Sixties Himself - episode of The Ed Sullivan Show 2013
Celebrity Page Self (archive footage), Himself (archive footage) 2013
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

The Very Very Best of the 70s (archive footage) 2019
Explained Self (archive footage) 2018
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman Self (archive footage) 2018
The History of Comedy Self (archive footage) 2017
Richard Pryor: Icon Himself (Stock Footage) 2014
And the Oscar Goes To... Himself - Co-Host, 1977 (archive footage) 2014
Autopsy: The Last Hours of Self (archive footage) 2014
The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall Himself (archive footage) 2013
The Sixties Himself - episode of The Ed Sullivan Show 2013
Celebrity Page Self (archive footage), Himself (archive footage) 2013
Richard Pryor: Omit The Logic Himself (archive footage) 2013
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us Himself - Interviewed in 1986 2013
Welcome to the Basement Himself, Slim (archive footage) 2012
The Tragic Side of Comedy Himself (archive footage) 2009
Notorious Himself 2009
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America (archive footage) 2009
Shouting Fire: Stories from the Edge of Free Speech Himself (archive footage) 2009
Pioneers of Television Himself (archive footage) 2008
Black and White Trypps Number Four 2008
Cutting Edge Comedians of the '60s and '70s 2007
100 Greatest Stand-Ups Himself (archive footage) 2007
The Drug Years Himself (archive footage) 2006
The N Word Himself (archive footage) 2006
Black in the 80s (archive footage) 2005
TV in Black: The First Fifty Years Himself (archive footage) 2004
A Century of Black Cinema Himself (archive footage) 2003
Imagine Self (archive footage) 2003
Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! Himself (archive footage) 2003
Heroes of Black Comedy Himself 2002
Me, Myself & Irene Stand-Up Comedian on TV 2000
Norm Mr. Johnson 1999
Sam Kinison: Why Did We Laugh? Himself 1998
Afro Promo Himself (archive footage) 1997
Lost Highway Arnie 1997
Mad Dog Time Jimmy the Grave Digger 1996
Malcolm & Eddie Uncle Buck 1996
E! True Hollywood Story Himself 1996
Chicago Hope Joe Springer 1994
Martin Richard Pryor 1992
Another You Eddie Dash 1991
The Three Muscatels Narrator 1991
Sammy Davis, Jr. 60th Anniversary Celebration Himself 1990
Harlem Nights Sugar Ray 1989
See No Evil, Hear No Evil Wally 1989
Moving Arlo Pear 1988
Critical Condition Dr. Eddie Slattery 1987
The Best Of Chevy Chase Himself (archive footage) 1987
American Masters Himself (archive footage) 1986
Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling Jo Jo Dancer / Alter Ego 1986
Brewster's Millions Montgomery Brewster 1985
Pryor's Place Himself 1984
Richard Pryor... Here and Now Himself 1983
Superman III Gus Gorman 1983
Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever Himself 1983
The Toy Jack Brown 1982
Some Kind Of Hero Cpl. Eddie Keller / Ted Segal 1982
Richard Pryor: Live On The Sunset Strip Himself 1982
Bustin' Loose Joe Braxton 1981
Stir Crazy Harry Monroe 1980
In God We Trust (or Gimme That Prime Time Religion) G.O.D. 1980
Wholly Moses! Pharaoh 1980
Hot Hero Sandwich Himself 1979
The Muppet Movie Balloon Vendor 1979
Richard Pryor: Live in Concert Himself 1979
California Suite Dr. Chauncey Gump 1978
The Wiz The Wiz 1978
Blue Collar Zeke 1978
Which Way Is Up? Reverend Lenox Thomas 1977
The Richard Pryor Show Host 1977
Greased Lightning Wendell Scott 1977
Silver Streak Grover 1976
Car Wash Preacher Daddy Rich 1976
The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings Charlie Snow, All-Star (RF) 1976
Adiós Amigo Sam Spade 1975
Saturday Night Live Junior Griffin / Mr. Wilson / Black Scottie / Father Karras / Various / Self - Host 1975
Dinah! Himself - Guest 1974
Uptown Saturday Night Sharp Eye Washington 1974
Some Call It Loving Jeff 1973
Hit! Mike Willmer 1973
The Mack Slim 1973
Wattstax Himself 1973
Black Omnibus Himself 1973
Lady Sings The Blues Piano Man 1972
The New Bill Cosby Show Himself 1972
The Midnight Special Himself - Host, Himself 1972
The David Steinberg Show Himself - Guest 1972
Soul Train Himself - Guest Emcee, Himself - Guest, Himself 1971
You've Got to Walk It Like You Talk It or You'll Lose That Beat Wino 1971
Richard Pryor: Live and Smokin' Himself 1971
Dynamite Chicken Himself 1971
The Partridge Family A.E. Simon 1970
Flip Himself 1970
The Smothers Brothers Summer Show Himself 1970
The Phynx Richard Pryor 1970
Carter's Army Pvt. Jonathan Crunk 1970
Sesame Street Self 1969
The David Frost Show Himself - Guest 1969
This is Tom Jones Himself - Guest 1969
Uncle Tom's Fairy Tales 1969
Mod Squad Cat Griffin, Himself 1968
Wild In The Streets Stanley X 1968
The Steve Allen Show Himself 1959
Operation: Entertainment Himself 1968
Away We Go Himself 1967
The Joey Bishop Show Himself 1967
The Busy Body Whittaker 1967
ABC Stage 67 Undertaker 1966
The Roger Miller Show Himself 1966
The Kraft Summer Music Hall Herself, Himself - Guest, Himself - Performer, Himself 1966
The Wild Wild West Villar 1965
The Merv Griffin Show Himself 1962
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself - Guest, Himself 1962
The Mike Douglas Show Himself - Co-Host, Himself, Himself - Comedian 1961
The Kraft Music Hall Himself 1958
The Ed Sullivan Show Himself - Comedian 1948

Director Filmography

Producer Filmography

1996 Emmy Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
1983 Emmy Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program Nominated
1974 Emmy Best Writing in Comedy-Variety, Variety or Music Won
1973 Emmy Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy, Variety or Music Nominated
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