Roy Wood Jr.

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Comedian • Personality • Actor • Podcaster

Birth Date: December 11, 1978

Age: 45 years old

Birth Place: New York, New York

Comedian Roy Wood, Jr.'s talent for observational humor and raucous prank calls made him a popular presence on the club and talk show circuit before landing his breakout project as a correspondent for "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" (Comedy Central, 2015- ). Born December 11, 1978 in Birmingham, Alabama, Wood got his start as a performer in 1998 while working as a morning news reporter at a radio station in Tallahassee, Florida. When Wood ended his shift, he would remain in the studio and tell jokes with the on-air talent, which led to performances at local comedy clubs. Wood continued to pursue comedy after earning his bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism from Florida A&M University in 2001; he returned to Birmingham to serve as head writer and producer for the Buckwilde Morning Show on WHBJ, where he earned a reputation for making prank phone calls on unsuspecting individuals. Wood also began appearing on television, most notably on "The Late Show with David Letterman" (CBS, 1993-2015), and at prominent comedy festivals like Montreal's Just for Laughs. After leaving WHBJ in 2007, he relocated to Los Angeles, where he contributed to various radio morning shows, including Jamie Foxx's Foxxhole on Sirius XM Radio, before returning to WHBJ in 2010 to host his own award-winning "Roy Wood, Jr. Show." The following year, Wood left the station a second time for a recurring role on the TBS sitcom "Sullivan & Son" (2012-2014), which was promoted to series regular in its second season. Wood, Jr., released his first official comedy album, Things I Think, I Think, in 2013, shortly before "Sullivan" ended its network run, and was cast briefly opposite Whoopi Goldberg and fellow comedian Jermaine Fowler in the ABC sitcom pilot "Delores & Jermaine" (2014). The pilot was not picked up for series broadcast, but Wood, Jr., bounced back the following year when he was named as one of three new correspondents for "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah."

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Byron Allen Presents theGrio Awards

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Show
2023

The Conversations ProjectStream

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Series
2023

Command Z

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Sam
Miniseries
2023

The Daily ShowStream

Correspondent
Series
2023

The Daily ShowStream

Host
Series
2023

Sherri

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Talk
2022

The Jennifer Hudson Show

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Talk
2022

Hell of a Week with Charlamagne Tha GodStream

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Talk
2022

Game Theory With Bomani Jones

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Series
2022

Confess, FletchStream

Actor
Inspector Morris Monroe
Movie
2022
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Roy Wood Jr.: Imperfect MessengerStream

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Stand-up
2021

Nick Cannon

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Talk
2021

CBS Mornings

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News
2021

Celebrity Wheel of FortuneStream

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Game Show
2021

The Neutral Ground

Executive Producer
Movie
2021

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Presents Donald Trump's 100 Most Tremendous Scandals!

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2020

Wilmore

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Talk
2020

John Legend and Family: A Bigger Love Father's Day

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2020

GMA3: What You Need to Know

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2020

Questlove's Potluck

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2020

D.L. Hughley: Uncut

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2020

The Kelly Clarkson ShowStream

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Talk
2019

Tamron HallStream

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Talk
2019

Roy Wood Jr.: No One Loves You

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2019

Roy Wood Jr.: No One Loves You: Explicit Version

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2019

The Death of Dick Long

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Dr. Richter
Movie
2019

GMA Day

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News
2018

The Takeout

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2018

The Opposition w/ Jordan KlepperStream

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Talk
2017
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Daily Blast Live

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2017

The Comedy Jam

Self
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2017

Roy Wood Jr.: Father Figure

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2017

Roy Wood Jr.: Father Figure: Explicit Version

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2017

Matter of Fact With Soledad O'Brien

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Talk
2016

Night Train With Wyatt Cenac

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Series
2016

The $100,000 PyramidStream

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Game Show
2016

Celebrity PageStream

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News
2016

Big Jay Oakerson's What's Your F... Deal?!

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Show
2016

The Daily Show with Trevor NoahStream

Correspondent
Talk
2015

The Late Show With Stephen ColbertStream

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Talk
2015

This Is Not HappeningStream

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2015

Late Night With Seth MeyersStream

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Talk
2014

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonStream

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Talk
2014

The Social

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2013

The Real

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Talk
2013

Just for Laughs: All Access

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Show
2012

Sullivan & SonStream

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Roy
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2012

Finding Your RootsStream

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Reality
2012

Dish Nation

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Talk
2011

ConanStream

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Talk
2010

The Wendy Williams Show

Guest
Talk
2008

Comics Unleashed With Byron Allen

Guest Star
Talk
2006

Last Comic Standing

Contestant
Reality
2003

Crank YankersStream

Guest Voice
Series
2002

Last Call With Carson Daly

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Talk
2002

The View

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Talk
1997

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