Deon Cole

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Actor • Comedian • Writer

Birth Date: January 9, 1972

Age: 52 years old

Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois

Deon Cole is an American actor, comedian, and comedy writer. His most high-profile role has been as a writer and on-screen performer on both "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" (NBC 2009-10) and its follow-up "Conan" (TBS 2010- ). As a comedy performer he appeared on numerous stand-up showcases and in films and TV shows including the Ice Cube and Cedric the Entertainer-starring comedy films "Barbershop" (2002) and "Barbershop 2: Back in Business" (2004), as well as the football-based situation comedy "The League" (FX 2009-15). Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Cole first tried out stand-up at the age of 21 when a friend bet him fifty dollars that he wouldn't be able to get up onstage and do a spot at an open mic night. The attempt succeeded and he would go on to perform at many Chicago comedy clubs before becoming a national touring act. Earning increasingly regular television spots, he appeared on "Nick Cannon Presents: Wild'n Out" (MTV 2002-07, 2013- ), "Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Standup" (Starz 2005-10), the revived "Def Comedy Jam" (HBO 2006-08) and a half-hour Comedy Central special in 2007. A 2009 stand-up appearance on "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" led to an invite to join the show's writing team that year, and like many of Conan's writers, Cole also became a regular performer in the show's comedy bits. When O'Brien left "The Tonight Show," Cole made the transition to "Conan," where he took an even more prominent on-camera role. This led to Cole's own comedy show, the viral video clip show "Deon Cole's Black Box" (TBS 2013).

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The Improv: 60 and Still Standing

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2023

Average JoeStream

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Joe Washington
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2023

Juneteenth: A Global Celebration for Freedom

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2023

Out of the Loop

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2023

The Show Before the Show

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2023

The Color PurpleStream

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Alfonso
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2023
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You PeopleStream

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2023
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2022 Soul Train Awards

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2022

2022 Soul Train Awards

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2022

Deon Cole: Charleen's BoyStream

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2022

Sherri

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2022

The Jennifer Hudson ShowStream

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2022

Access Daily With Mario & Kit

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2022

Urban Eats & Treats

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So Dumb It's CriminalStream

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black-ish: A Celebration -- An ABC News Special

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Stand Up to Cancer

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2021

Friday Night Vibes

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2021

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Meditate With Me

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Celebrity Name That TuneStream

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2021

Welcome Matt

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2021

I'm Fine (Thanks for Asking)

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2021

I'm Fine (Thanks for Asking)

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2021

The Harder They FallStream

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2021
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The Cabin With Bert Kreischer

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2020

I Can See Your VoiceStream

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2020

Feeding America Comedy Festival

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2020

Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts

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2020

Kipo und die Welt der Wundermonster

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2020

Friendsgiving

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Dan
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2020

2 Minutes of Fame

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2020

Deon Cole: Cole Hearted

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2019

Deon Cole: Cole Hearted

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2019

Deon Cole: Cole Hearted

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2019

A Little Late With Lilly Singh

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2019
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The Kelly Clarkson ShowStream

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2019

Deon Cole & Friends

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2019

Jeff Dunham @ JFL

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2019

Still Laugh-In: The Stars CelebrateStream

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2019

The DL Hughley Show

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2019

Holiday Rush

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Marshall Stone
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2019

Grown-ishStream

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Charlie Telphy
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2018

Face Value: Extras

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2017

Face Value

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2017

Sister Circle

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2017

STEVE on Watch

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2017

The Standups

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2017

Deon Cole: Live Comedy From the Laff House

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2017

Hip Hop Squares

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2017

The Trumpet Awards

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2017

The Female Brain

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2017

Desus & MeroStream

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2016

The $100,000 PyramidStream

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2016

Deon Cole: Cole-Blooded Seminar

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2016

Deon Cole: Cole-Blooded Seminar

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2016

Deon Cole: Cole-Blooded Seminar

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2016

To Tell the TruthStream

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2016

Behind The...

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2016

Angie TribecaStream

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Officer DJ Tanner
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2016
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Angie TribecaStream

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2016
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Barbershop: The Next CutStream

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2016
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The Late Show With Stephen ColbertStream

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2015

Celebrity Family FeudStream

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2015

Lip Sync BattleStream

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2015

BenchedStream

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Diamond
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2014
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Black-ishStream

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2014
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Black-ishStream

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2014
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Black-ishStream

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Charlie Telphy
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2014
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Hollywood Today Live

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2014

Funniest Wins

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2014

Shaquille O'Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam - Live From Las Vegas

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2014

The Real

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2013

The Real

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2013

Deon Cole's Black Box

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2013

Deon Cole's Black Box

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2013

Stories from the Road to Freedom

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2013

Just for Laughs: All Access

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2012

Larry King NowStream

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2012

Dish Nation

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2011

ConanStream

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2010

The Talk

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2010

Access Hollywood Live

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2010

John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show

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2010

The LeagueStream

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2009
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The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien

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2009

Comic View: One Mic Stand

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2008

The Wendy Williams ShowStream

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2008

Comics Unleashed With Byron Allen

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2006

Wild 'N OutStream

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2005

Last Call With Carson Daly

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2002

Comedy Central PresentsStream

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1998

ComicViewStream

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1992

Russell Simmons' Def Comedy JamStream

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