Paul Mooney Biography, Age, Wife, Son, Net Worth, Quotes, Twitter

Paul Mooney, best known by his stage name is an American writer, social critic, and television and film actor. He is well known for his appearances on Chapp

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Paul Mooney Biography

Paul Mooney, best known by his stage name is an American writer, social critic, and television and film actor. He is well known for his appearances on Chappelle’s Show. Moreover, he used to write jokes for legendary comedian Richard Pryor. Before fame he was a ringmaster for the Gatti-Charles Circus, during which time he started writing for Pryor; he wrote for Pryor’s Saturday Night Live appearances and several of his albums.

Paul Mooney Age

Mooney was born on August 4, 1941, in Shreveport, Louisiana, the United States as Paul Gladney. He is 77 years old.

Paul Mooney Family

Mooney was born in 1941 in Shreveport, Louisiana to George Gladney and LaVoya Ealy. moved to Oakland, California with his folks and essentially raised and raised by his grandma, Aimay Ealy. He is of American nationality and of African-American ethnicity. His grandmother, Aimay Ealy or Mama, was his main care provider growing up.

Paul Mooney Wife

Paul Mooney was married to African-American Actress Yvonne Mooney and he shared three children with her. However, they got divorced and separated from each other. There was a rumor that he was dating actress Lori Petty in the past.

Paul Mooney Children | Son

He has four children, Symeon Mooney, Shane Mooney, Dwayne Mooney, and Daryl Mooney. His son, Symeon was murdered in 2001.

Paul Mooney Height

The American comedian stands at a height of 6′ 0″ tall.

Paul Mooney Net Worth

Mooney has an estimated net worth of around $500 thousand.

Paul Mooney  Career

Prior to becoming a comedian, he was a ringmaster in Gatti-Charles Circus where he developed his writing and telling comedy jokes. And that helped him land his first professional work as a writer for Richard Pryor. Later he wrote for various comedy shows like,’ Saturday Night Live’,’ Sunset Strip’, ‘Bicentennial Nigger’, and Is It Something I Said albums among the others. Furthermore, he wrote for Redd Foxx’s Sanford and Son and Good Times and acted in comedy films like Which Way Is Up?, Bustin’ Loose, Hollywood Shuffle and The Buddy Holly Story.

Later he became a writer for FOX’s sketch comedy, In Living Color and went on to act in Spike Lee film Bamboozled. Furthermore, he gave many stand up comedians such as Robin Williams, Marsha Warfield, Sandra Bernhard, John Witherspoon, and Tim Reid, their first breakthrough from ‘The Richard Pryor Show’.

Mooney Movies

Real Husbands of Hollywood (2013)
Judge Mooney (2004)
Chappelle’s Show (2003)
The Larry Sanders Show (1995)
Pryor’s Place (1984), writer
The Richard Pryor Show (1977)
Good Times (1974)
Sanford and Son (1972)
Meet the Blacks (2016)
The Godfather of Comedy (2012)

It’s the End of the World (2010)
Good Hair (2009)
Homie Spumoni (2007)
Cleopatra (2006)
Paul Mooney: Analyzing White America (2004)
The N-Word (2004)
Bitter Jester (2003)
DysFunktional Family (2003)
The Ketchup King (2002)
Call Me Claus (2001)
The Old Settler (2001)
Bamboozled (2000)

Paul Mooney Tour

  • Howard Theatre
  • B.B. King Blues Club & Grill New York, NY
  • Baltimore Soundstage Baltimore, MD
  • The Portage Theater Chicago, IL

Paul Mooney Comedian

He is a Comedian best known for his frequent appearances on Chappelle’s Show. He also wrote jokes for the legendary comedian, Richard Pryor, as a part of his sketch show during the 1970s.

Mooney Quotes

I always drop in some history. It’s knowledge. There’s always a message in my comedy and you may not get it that night – it’s like time bombs. It’ll get you a week later. You’ll understand.
[on Dave Chappelle] Dave’s a lot like Richard [Pryor]. He’s an artist first, everything else is secondary. They offered him $50 million, but the money didn’t mean anything. Dave knew money was an illusion. You can’t take it with you. You’ve never seen a Brink’s truck following a hearse, and you never will.

Paul Mooney Stand Up

  • Race
  • MasterPiece
  • Analyzing White America
  • Know Your History: Jesus Is Black; So Was Cleopatra
  • Shaquille O’ Neal’s All-Star Comedy Jam (2010) TV
  • The Godfather of Comedy (2012) TV

Mooney Books

  • World Best Hotels 2008 Brandon Lee 2008
  • Achieving Organisational Excellence 2019
  • China 2003
  • Achieving Personal Excellence 2019
  • Beijing and Shanghai: China’s Hottest Cities 2004
  • Beijing Chic: Hotels, Restaurants, Spas, Shops 2007
  • China: Renaissance of the Middle Kingdom 2006
  • Black Is the New White 2019
  • Three Gorges of the Yangtze River: Chongqing to Wuhan 2007

Mooney Twitter