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Patrice O'Neal

Comedian Patrice O'Neal was born in New York, but moved to Boston when he was just one year old. He was educated at West Roxbury High School and went on to attend Northeastern University, both in Boston. After this, various jobs followed including a sausage cart vendor at a train station, flower seller and popcorn seller at the Boston Garden Arena. In October 1992, O'Neal attended an open mic comedy night. He heckled one of the comedians, who challenged O'Neal to perform himself at the next open mic night. He did just that and so began his comedy career. Over the next 6 years, O'Neal became a fixture on the Boston comedy circuit. He then relocated to New York, becoming a regular at Manhattan's Comedy Cellar. After this, O'Neal moved to Los Angeles and radio, television and film projects followed. O'Neal appeared in various shows, both in acting roles and as himself. In 2005, he taped his own episode of "One Night Stand" (2005) and in 2011 he had his own Comedy Central special, 'Patrice O'Neal: Elephant in the Room'. As well as on-screen projects, O'Neal worked on radio and continued as a stand-up in clubs and theaters. O'Neal's final screen appearance was in September 2011 when he took part in the Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen (2011) (TV). On November 29th 2011, Patrice O'Neal, who suffered from diabetes, passed away following complications from a stroke. He was 41.

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Dec 7, 1969 In Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series One Night Stand 1989-02-15
Latest Project:
Movie Nature Calls 2012-11-09
Known For
Poster of Patrice O'Neal: Elephant in the Room
Poster of Z Rock
Poster of Assy McGee
Poster of Patrice O'Neal: One-Night Stand
Movie Nature Calls Mr. Caldwell 2012-11-09
Movie Patrice O'Neal: Elephant in the Room Himself 2011-02-19
Movie Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen Himself 2011-09-19
Movie Furry Vengeance Gus 2010-04-30
Series Z Rock Stage Manager 2008-08-24
Series Assy McGee Blind Anthony 2006-11-26
Series I Love Toys 2006-03-06
Movie Scary Movie 4 Rasheed (uncredited) 2006-04-12
Series The Office Lonny Collins 2005-03-24
Series I Love the '90s: Part Deux 2005-01-17
Movie Comedy Central Roast of Jeff Foxworthy Himself 2005-03-20
Series Too Late with Adam Carolla Unknown 2005-08-08
Movie Just for Laughs Stand Up, Vol. 1: Best of the Uptown Comics Himself 2005-11-01
Movie Patrice O'Neal: One-Night Stand Himself 2005-10-07
Series Shorties Watchin' Shorties Baby Patrice 2004-04-28
Series The Jury Adam Walker 2004-06-08
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie Head of State Warren 2003-03-28
Movie In the Cut Hector 2003-10-22
Series Arrested Development Unknown 2003-11-02
Series The Colin Quinn Show Various 2002-03-11
Movie Paper Soldiers Big T 2002-06-01
Movie 25th Hour Khari 2002-12-19
Series Ed Unknown 2000-10-08
Series One Night Stand Unknown 1989-02-15