Ricky Harris (January 26, 1962 – December 26, 2016) was an American producer, actor and comedian.
Life and career
Harris played his first movie roles in Poetic Justice in 1993 and Murder Was the Case in 1994. He also had minor roles in Michael Mann‘s 1995 crime film Heat and Mikael Salomon‘s 1998 action movie Hard Rain.
Harris was the voice of DJ EZ Dicc, TaaDow, and Saul-T-Nutz from various skits featured on albums from Snoop Dogg to Tha Dogg Pound.
In 1993, Harris starred with Todd Hunter in the single episode of 357 Marina del Rey produced for the television series Danger Theatre, playing private detective Clay Gentry. From 1996 to 1998 he played the role of Javon “J. W.” Willis in six episodes of the situation comedy Moesha.
In 2004, Harris lent his voice to various characters in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. From 2006 to 2008 he played a recurring character, Malvo, in the situation comedy Everybody Hates Chris.
Harris died of a heart attack on December 26, 2016, at the age of 54.
- 1993: Poetic Justice
- 1993: Danger Theatre (one episode: 357 Marina del Rey segment)
- 1994: Murder Was the Case
- 1995: Tales from the Hood
- 1995: Heat
- 1996: High School High
- 1996–1998: Moesha (television series, six episodes)
- 1997: Fathers’ Day
- 1997: Millennium (television series, one episode)
- 1998: Kings
- 1998: Hard Rain
- 1999: Thick as Thieves
- 1999: The Breaks
- 1999: Simon Sez
- 2000: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (television series, one episode as Disco Placid)
- 2001: Bones
- 2003: Fastlane (television series, two episodes)
- 2004: Woman Thou Art Loosed
- 2004: CSI: NY (television series, one episode as Disco Placid)
- 2005: ER (television series, one episode)
- 2005: Boss’n Up
- 2006–2008: Everybody Hates Chris (television series, five episodes)
- 2007: The Memory Thief
- 2007: This Christmas
- 2007: CSI: Miami (television series, one episode)
- 2009: Dough Boys
- 2009: Mr. Sadman
- 2011: The Cape (television series, one episode)
- 2012: Mid Life Gangster
- 2015: Dope
- Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle (1995). The Complete Directory to Prime-Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present (6th ed.). New York: Ballantine Books. p. 238. ISBN 0-345-39736-3.
- Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows 1925-2010 (2nd ed.). p. 232. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7.
- Miranda, Carolina A. (December 26, 2016). “Comedian Ricky Harris, known for roles in ‘Dope’ and ‘Everybody Hates Chris,’ dies at 54”. Los Angeles Times.