- Adopted by a social worker in Mississippi when he less than 2 years old.
- Began his entertainment career as a stand-up comedian in Washington, D.C.
- Gained notoriety in the early '90s for his adept impersonations of celebrities like Sugar Ray Leonard and Sammy Davis Jr.
- Made his feature-film debut opposite Halle Berry in the 1991 movie Strictly Business.
- Honored in 2012, along with his In Living Color castmates, with the Groundbreaking Award at the TV Land Awards 10th Anniversary ceremony.