More Rodney Carrington Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Rodney)Rodney Carrington's unique brand of standup comedy and music has come to television. After over fifteen years of bustin' guts and leaving a trail of dust behind him on his non-stop standup comedy tour across America and five chart-topping CDs (which have collectively sold over a million copies), Carrington has firmly carved out his niche in the history of comedy.
How Carrington got from his childhood beginnings in Longview, Texas as a shy kid who didn't think much of school to arenas full of people that pay money to hear him sing and tell jokes … well, that's a tale that could fill volumes. Although the story is a dream come true for him, Carrington never set out to be a comedian.
While he was in junior college, he became involved in the theater program and realized that he not only liked acting -- people actually thought he was good at it. From there it was a random whim that made him jump on stage at an open-mic night at a comedy club, and the rest, as they all-too-often say, is history. Acting was put on the back burner in favor of standup comedy, but not permanently.
Carrington was catapulted from obscurity by the massive exposure he gained from his appearances and airplay on syndicated morning radio shows like Bob and Tom and John Boy and Billy. He has steadily won new fans, and kept old ones coming back for more with his hilarious (and often bawdy) songs like Don't Look Now, Little Things and Fred. He has a new CD entitled Greatest Hits, and he promises old and new fans alike that they'll be treated to the best of his best and will get a lot of bang for their buck with a total of 42 cuts.
Although he'll be spending much of his time in Los Angeles filming his self-titled television show, he plans to still be on the road a lot on the weekends performing live, in true Rodney Carrington overachiever fashion.
Carrington lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with his wife and three sons -- ages ten, eight and six. He claims that his children don't even know what he does for a living. In fact, family trips to take him to the airport have become such a part of everyday life, they think he lives there!
Bio courtesy ABC for "Rodney" (30-Aug-2004)