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Also Known As: Died: December 10, 2005
Born: December 1, 1940 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Peoria, Illinois, USA Profession: Cast ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

2.
Richard Pryor Here and Now (1983)
Pryor's third concert film, following "Richard Pryor Live in Concert" (USA/1979) and "Richard Concert Live on the Sunset Strip" (USA/1982).

Cast (feature film)

3.
Lost Highway (1997)
Set in a city suspiciously like Los Angeles, both blazingly modern and resolutely retro in look and feel. A jazz musician, tortured by the notion that his wife is having an affair, suddenly finds himself accused of her murder. In a parallel story, a young mechanic is drawn into a web of deceit by a
4.
Mad Dog Time (1996)
It begins with the buzz: "Vic's getting out." Vic is the boss of bosses, capo di tutti, but he's been out of commission--locked up in a mental institution. His chief enforcer, "Brass Balls" Ben London, has been keeping an eye on the operation in his absence. He's a motor-mouthed overdose of testoste
5.
Three Muscatels, The (1992) as Russell The Wino
After choosing Alexander Dumas' "The 3 Muscateers" as the subject for a paper, a college student falls asleep while reading the book and dreams the zany adventure of the 3 Muscatels.
6.
Another You (1991)
A comedy about a con artist--assigned through a court order to do "community service"--who must help a chronic liar (recently released from a sanitorium) begin a new life in New York City. The relationship grows more complicated and hilarious as cons, lies and mulitple identities are woven together.
7.
See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)
A man is murdered outside a newsstand owned by a blind man and a deaf man who are the only witnesses.
8.
Harlem Nights (1989)
In the waning days of Prohibition, Sugar Ray and his adopted son, Quick, run a speakeasy called Club Sugar Ray. When gangster Bugsy Calhoune learns Sugar Ray''s place is pulling in more money than his own establishment, the Pitty Pat Club, he pays corrupt cop Phil Cantone to close Club Sugar Ray down. Quick doesn''t exactly help the situation when he falls for Calhoune''s gun moll, Miss Dominique La Rue.
9.
Moving (1988)
A New Jersey mass-transit worker loses his job, and is forced to move his family to Idaho where he is offered the job of a lifetime.
10.
Critical Condition (1987) as Eddie/Kevin
Kevin Lenahan is a con man who was framed for jewel smuggling. Kevin tries to get out of going to prison by pleading insanity. While he is at the hospital to be evaluated, he is mistaken for surgeon Dr. Edward Slattery. He seizes the opportunity to escape his sentence by continuing to pass as the doctor, but when a major storm hits, his practice becomes a very busy one.
12.
Richard Pryor Here and Now (1983)
Pryor's third concert film, following "Richard Pryor Live in Concert" (USA/1979) and "Richard Concert Live on the Sunset Strip" (USA/1982).
13.
Superman III (1983)
Gus Gorman, a computer whiz starts working for a conglomerate intent on world domination. Gorman is sent to Superman's hometown of Smallville to destroy Columbia's coffee crop by tampering with the weather satellite. In addition, Gorman unwittingly develops a hybrid of red Kryptonite, which turns Su
14.
Brewster's Millions (1983)
A minor-league baseball player has thirty days to spend $30 million dollars in order to receive an inheritance of $300 million.
15.
Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip (1982)
The legendary comedian is seen in footage from two sold-out appearances which he performed at the Hollywood Palladium. Pryor''s material is drawn from his personal experiences and observations, and include the 1980 accident that nearly killed him.
16.
Toy, The (1982)
On one of his bratty son Eric''s annual visits, the plutocrat US Bates takes Eric to his department store and offers him anything in it as a gift. Eric chooses a black janitor, Jack Brown, who has made him laugh with his antics. At first the man suffers many indignities as Eric''s "toy," but gradually teaches the lonely boy what it is like to have and to be a friend.
17.
Some Kind Of Hero (1982)
A Vietnam veteran who has spent six years in a prison camp comes home to a hero''s welcome in Los Angeles that becomes overshadowed with finding out his family has gone to pot as well as any money he had saved.
18.
Bustin' Loose (1981)
Parole officer Donald compels his foul-mouthed, ex-con charge Joe Braxton to escort a bus full of special education students from Philadelphia to the Pacific Northwest, where their teacher Vivian Perry plans to set up a new school. When Braxton''s latest attempt at going straight becomes a frustrating series of mishaps, he struggles to complete the job he was hired to do while resisting his growing affection for Vivian and the children.
19.
Stir Crazy (1980)
Two innocents go to prison after being framed for a bank robbery.
20.
In God We Trust (1980)
Brother Ambrose is a monk who has lived his whole life inside his monastery. Ambrose knows almost nothing about the outside world, but when he learns that the monastery is in financial trouble and might have to close down, he goes out into the world to raise the money to save it. Ambrose is asking f
21.
Wholly Moses! (1980)
Two tourists find the "Book of Herschel" hidden in the desert. Herschel is the son of a sculptor who specializes in images of the gods. When he goes up to the top of Mount Sinai one day he hears God's instructions to Moses and writes them down himself. He then tries to lead his people out of Egypt,
22.
Richard Pryor Live in Concert (1979)
Richard Pryor is seen doing his stand up comedy act in his first concert film. The legendary comedian covers a variety of subjects, talks about his person life, does impersonations of other races, and gives his impressions of what various animals are thinking about.
23.
Muppet Movie, The (1979)
Orson Welles interpreta Lew Lord, potente e famoso produttore cinematografico, contattato per produrre un film con Kermit la Rana e gli altri Muppets, dopo aver trattato con il loro agente.
24.
Blue Collar (1978)
Three workers, Zeke, Jerry and Smokey, are working at a car plant and drinking their beers together. One night when they steal away from their wives to have some fun they get the idea to rob the local union's bureau safe. First they think it is a flop, because they get only 600 dollars out of it, but then Zeke realizes that they also have gotten some 'hot' material. They decide to blackmail their union. The best reason for that is the union itself. All three are provoked by the fact that the union claims to have lost 10,000 dollars by their robbery.
25.
The Wiz (1978) as The Wiz
A schoolteacher is swept to a magical land to face witches, wizards and a singing scarecrow.
26.
California Suite (1978)
Four sets of guests at a posh hotel face personal crises.
27.
Greased Lightning (1977) as Wendell Scott
The life of NASCAR racing champion Wendell Scott. Scott''s struggle to overcome racism and follow his dream of becoming a champion is seen, beginning at the end of World War II through 1971.
28.
Which Way Is Up? (1977)
Leroy Jones is a poor orange picker. When Leroy accidentally g s to a demonstration staged by the worker''s union, he gets laid off, and is forced to leave his wife and family behind so he can look for work in Los Angeles. When he d s find work, it is for the same company that let him go back home. Leroy becomes a manager, and falls in love with a labor organizer named Vanetta. Now Leroy finds himself splitting his time between Vanetta and his wife. After learning that the Reverend Lenox Thomas has impregnated his wife, Leroy decides to even the score and starts courting the reverend''s wife.
29.
Adios Amigo (1976) as Sam
Big Ben is a gunslinger in the Old West. After he meets a grifter named Sam Spade, the two embark on some adventures together.
30.
Car Wash (1976)
The eccentric employees at a Los Angeles car wash struggle to get through the day.
31.
Silver Streak (1976)
A book editor takes a train from Los Angeles to Chicago, looking forward to a restful trip. During the journey, he has a love affair, witnesses a murder, is accused of committing it himself by an undercover FBI agent, becomes the target of the real murderer and enlists the help of a car thief to help him save himself and his new girlfriend.
32.
Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars And Motor Kings, The (1976)
A group of black baseball players attempt to make the big time circa 1939.
33.
Uptown Saturday Night (1974)
Two ordinary joes entangle themselves in an underworld mess while out to find a stolen lottery ticket worth fifty grand.
34.
The Mack (1973) as Slim
A powerful pimp takes on two corrupt cops out to take him down.
35.
Hit! (1973)
A federal agent whose daughter dies of a heroin overdose is determined to destroy the drug ring that supplied her. He recruits various people whose lives have been torn apart by the drug trade and trains them. Then they all leave for France to track down and destroy the ring.
36.
Some Call It Loving (1973) as Jeff
A wealthy musician buys a sleeping woman from a carnival but gets a surprise when she awakens.
37.
Wattstax (1973)
The climactic concert of the seventh annual Watts Summer Festival, commemorating the 1965 riots, and featuring performances by Isaac Hayes, Luther Ingram, Richard Pryor, and many more.
38.
Lady Sings the Blues (1972) as Piano man
Billie Holliday fights drug addiction to make a name for herself as a jazz singer.
39.
Dynamite Chicken (1972) as
A collection of skits, parodies, musical performances, and film clips supposedly relating to the peace movement of the late Sixties and early Seventies , but more a general patchwork than a purposeful collection.
41.
The Phynx (1970) as
A rock band tours to Albania to rescue kidnapped American stars.
42.
Wild in the Streets (1968) as Stanley X
A young man gains significant political influence as the leader of a counterculture rock band with his rallying cry of voting rights for teenagers.
43.
The Busy Body (1967) as Whittaker

Writer (feature film)

45.
Richard Pryor Here and Now (1983)
Pryor's third concert film, following "Richard Pryor Live in Concert" (USA/1979) and "Richard Concert Live on the Sunset Strip" (USA/1982).
46.
Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip (1982)
The legendary comedian is seen in footage from two sold-out appearances which he performed at the Hollywood Palladium. Pryor''s material is drawn from his personal experiences and observations, and include the 1980 accident that nearly killed him.
47.
Bustin' Loose (1981)
Parole officer Donald compels his foul-mouthed, ex-con charge Joe Braxton to escort a bus full of special education students from Philadelphia to the Pacific Northwest, where their teacher Vivian Perry plans to set up a new school. When Braxton''s latest attempt at going straight becomes a frustrating series of mishaps, he struggles to complete the job he was hired to do while resisting his growing affection for Vivian and the children.
48.
Richard Pryor Live in Concert (1979)
Richard Pryor is seen doing his stand up comedy act in his first concert film. The legendary comedian covers a variety of subjects, talks about his person life, does impersonations of other races, and gives his impressions of what various animals are thinking about.
49.
Blazing Saddles (1974)
A black sheriff takes on a corrupt town boss and a sultry saloon singer.

Producer (feature film)

51.
Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip (1982)
The legendary comedian is seen in footage from two sold-out appearances which he performed at the Hollywood Palladium. Pryor''s material is drawn from his personal experiences and observations, and include the 1980 accident that nearly killed him.
52.
Bustin' Loose (1981)
Parole officer Donald compels his foul-mouthed, ex-con charge Joe Braxton to escort a bus full of special education students from Philadelphia to the Pacific Northwest, where their teacher Vivian Perry plans to set up a new school. When Braxton''s latest attempt at going straight becomes a frustrating series of mishaps, he struggles to complete the job he was hired to do while resisting his growing affection for Vivian and the children.

Cast (special)

53.
100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time (2004)
Comedy Central celebrates the best in stand-up comedy, as comedian panelists Dom Irrera, Judy Gold, Mario Joyner, and Greg Giraldo count down the top 100 comics of all time.
54.
Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! (2003)
Special which honors comedian Richard Pryor, featuring footage highlights from his concert performances, recordings, passages from Pryor's personal diary, and testimonials from celebrities who have been influenced by the comedy legend.
55.
Sam Kinison: Why Did We Laugh? (1999)
Documentary that explores the humor of the late comedian Sam Kinison.
56.
12th Annual American Comedy Awards (1998)
Presentation of the 12th Annual American Comedy Awards, honoring the nation's outstanding comedic talents in television, motion pictures and stand-up comedy.
57.
Margot Kidder: The E! True Hollywood Story (1998)
Profile of actress Margot Kidder.
58.
10th Annual American Comedy Awards, The (1996)
Presentation of the 10th annual American Comedy Awards, honoring the nation's outstanding comedic talents in television, motion pictures and stand-up comedy.
59.
27th Annual NAACP Image Awards, The (1996)
Prime-time debut of the NAACP Image Awards from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. The awards honor individuals who have contributed positive portrayals in film, television, literature and music.
60.
Richard Pryor: Comic on the Edge (1996)
Biographical documentary of comedian Richard Pryor.
61.
20 Years of Comedy on HBO (1995)
Comedy retrospective featuring dozens of classic clips, ranging from solo HBO specials and the "Comic Relief" benefits to early appearances of today's superstars.
62.
Second Annual Comedy Hall of Fame, The (1994)
A special honoring legendary performers for their lifetime achievements in comedy. Included are tributes to Sid Caesar, George Carlin, Bob Hope, Shirley MacLaine, Mary Tyler Moore, and Richard Pryor.
63.
But... Seriously (1994)
A documentary reflecting on comedy's role as America's social conscience. Combines historical news footage with vintage concert and club footage to reflect the times when comedians served as social critics on such issues as homelessness, AIDS, the Los Angeles riots and the Gulf War.
64.
Met Life Presents the Apollo Theatre Hall of Fame (1994)
A presentation of the Apollo Theatre Hall of Fame ceremony, where special recognition was given to Chuck Berry, Dick Gregory, and Marvin Gaye.
65.
Apollo Theater Hall of Fame (1993)
A presentation of the 1st Annual Apollo Theater Hall of Fame.
66.
What Is This Thing Called Love? (1993)
Compilation of excerpts from interviews conducted in the past 17 years by Barbara Walters in which well-known personalities discuss their experiences with love, romance relationships and marriage.
67.
Soul Train Comedy Awards (1993)
Awards special honoring African-American comedy performers in 11 categories. Telecast includes stand-up comedy performances, sketches and musical performances.
68.
HBO's 20th Anniversary -- We Hardly Believe It Ourselves (1992)
A special celebrating HBO's twentieth anniversary. Features new performances, classic clips from HBO specials, and reprises of memorable moments in HBO's twenty years.
69.
Comedy Store's 20th Birthday, The (1992)
A special celebrating The Comedy Store as told by the stand-up comics who performed there.
70.
Meaning of Life, The (1991)
A special in which celebrities and others offer reflections on life. The theme of the special is drawn from the book "The Meaning of Life," created by "Life" magazine.
71.
Party for Richard Pryor, A (1991)
A special honoring comedian Richard Pryor. Includes scenes from Pryor's motion picture, television and stage performances and tributes from dozens of entertainers.
72.
Sammy Davis Jr.'s 60th Anniversary Celebration (1990)
A tribute to Sammy Davis, Jr., as the entertainer celebrates his sixtieth anniversary in show business. Taped before a live audience at the Shrine Auditorium in Hollywood. Includes clips of some of Davis's past appearances on television and film.
73.
Laugh, a Tear, A (1990)
A special, hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, highlighting African-American humor. Included are interviews, comedy routines and highlights of the careers of famous comedians from the past, such as Steppin Fetchit, Moms Mabley, Pigmeat Markham, and Bert Williams.
74.
Comedy Store 15th Year Class Reunion, The (1988)
A comedy special featuring alumni of the Comedy Store, a stand-up comedy showcase, as well as other top comics. The fifteenth-year reunion show is a benefit for the Comedian's Fund for Drug and Alcohol Abuse.
75.
Funny (1986)
A quasi-scientific look at what tickles the funny bone throughout the world, presented in a comedy magazine format with performances by top comics.
76.
Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever (1983)
Variety special featuring the music and stars of Motown on the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Motown Record Company in 1958.
77.
Richard Pryor Special, The (1982) as Host
Music, comedy, and social commentary are included in this special hosted by comedian Richard Pryor.
78.
Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982)
A compilation of movie clips that celebrate sixty years of Hollywood comedy.
79.
Richard Pryor Special?, The (1977) as Host
An hour of comedy with Richard Pryor in his first TV special.
80.
Flip Wilson Special, The (1975)
An hour of music and comedy with comedian Flip Wilson and friends.
81.
Flip Wilson... Of Course (1974)
An hour of music and comedy with comedian Flip Wilson and friends.
82.
Lily Tomlin Show, The (1973)
An hour of music, songs, and comedy with actress-comedienne Lily Tomlin in her first TV special.
83.
Lily (1973)
A series of comedy vignettes tailored to the unique talents of comedienne Lily Tomlin.
84.
Comedy News (1972)
A proposed but unsold series of sketches that satirize newscasters and news programs.
85.
Last Laugh at the 60's, A (1970)
A music and comedy reveiw of the 1960s.

Writer (special)

86.
Richard Pryor Special, The (1982) as Writer
Music, comedy, and social commentary are included in this special hosted by comedian Richard Pryor.
87.
Richard Pryor Special?, The (1977) as Writer
An hour of comedy with Richard Pryor in his first TV special.
88.
Lily (1973)
A series of comedy vignettes tailored to the unique talents of comedienne Lily Tomlin.
89.
Lily Tomlin Show, The (1973)
An hour of music, songs, and comedy with actress-comedienne Lily Tomlin in her first TV special.

Producer (special)

90.
Mo' Funny: Black Comedy in America (1993)
A documentary examining the history of black comedy. Includes television and film footage.

Cast (short)

91.
The Lion Roars Again (1975)
This MGM promotional short advertises the studios resurgence into the movie industry in the mid-1970s.

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