October 23, 1970
Donnell Rawlings Overview:
Most people probably know comedian and actor Donnell Rawlings from his days as a performer on Chappelle's Show, but his career stretches much further than that Comedy Central series. In addition to his stand-up and acting work, Rawlings is also an accomplished and popular radio host. His frank, honest style and mastery of vulgarity suggest the influence of Richard Pryor and Redd Foxx, two comedians who have clearly left a big impression on Donnell Rawlings.
Quick Donnell Rawlings Facts:
- Donnell Rawlings was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and grew up in Virgina.
- In 2003, he joined the cast of the hugely successful Comedy Central sketch series Chappelle's Show alongside fellow comedians Dave Chappelle and Charlie Murphy.
- In 2007, Rawlings was fired from his morning show on New York's Power 105 after making a remark about a "cheap Jewish guy" in the wake of the Don Imus controversy.
- In 2010, he released his first stand-up special on DVD, From Ashy to Classy: Live and Uncut.
- Rawlings is a co-host on the Big Tigger Morning Show on WPGC in Washington, D.C.
Additional Donnell Rawlings Facts:
- Rawlings was in the air force in the late '80s and early '90s and served as military police on Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C.
- In 2002, Rawlings had a supporting part on HBO's critically-acclaimed crime drama The Wire, playing driver Damien "Day-Day" Price.
- In 2008, he was a contestant on the short-lived Comedy Central game show Reality Bites Back, hosted by Michael Ian Black.
- It is Rawling's voice that can be heard saying the famous catchphrase "I'm rich, biiiiatch!" at the end of every episode of Chappelle's Show.