Antoine DeRay Davis
|Relatives||Steph Jones (brother)|
Life and careerEdit
Davis was born in Chicago, Illinois. He began his career in comedy clubs. Shortly after moving to Los Angeles, he won the Comedy Central Laugh Riots Competition and appeared on the Cedric the Entertainer Tour. Known for his role as Ray, (Ray the Hustle Guy in Barbershop and Barbershop 2: Back in Business), Davis has also appeared in other films, including Semi-Pro and 21 Jump Street. Davis' television roles and appearances have included programs such as Comedy Central's Reno 911, BET's ComicView, FOX's Empire, MTV's Nick Cannon's Wild 'N Out and Short Circuitz, MTV2's Hip Hop Squares, FX's Snowfall and HBO's Entourage. He hosted his first game show, Mind of a Man, on Game Show Network, and later appeared on the Oxygen reality show Living with Funny. He is also the host of the revival of Hip Hop Squares produced & narrated by Ice Cube.
The comedian also sounds on several skits on rapper Kanye West's albums The College Dropout and Late Registration, impersonating Bernie Mac and appearing as the lead of the ficitious fraternity "Broke Phi Broke." Davis, also appeared in West's music video for "Through the Wire." Other music video appearances for Davis include Lil' Flip's "Game Over (Flip)", Chris Brown's "Yo (Excuse Me Miss)," Three 6 Mafia's "Doe Boy Fresh, Outkast's "Roses", and Cassie's "Long Way 2 Go."
|2002||Frank McKlusky, C.I.||Basketball Player|
|Play'd: A Hip Hop Story||Jaxx's bodyguard||TV Movie|
|2004||Barbershop 2: Back in Business||Ray|
|Johnson Family Vacation||Jamaican Stoner|
|The Seat Filler||E.J.|
|Jiminy Glick in Lalawood||Mario 'FA REAL' Greene|
|The Big Black Comedy Show, Vol. 1||Himself||Video|
|2006||Scary Movie 4||Marvin|
|School for Scoundrels||Bee Bee|
|Who Made the Potatoe Salad?||Junebug|
|2007||Code Name: The Cleaner||Ronnie|
|License to Wed||Joel|
|2008||How She Move||Himself|
|Semi-Pro||Bee Bee Ellis|
|Ozone West 3||Video|
|3 of Us|
|Old Dogs||Zoo Security Guard|
|2010||Get Him to the Greek||Sugar Bones|
|Life as We Know It||Lonnie|
|My Girlfriend's Back||Kenyatta|
|2011||Jumping the Broom||Malcolm|
|2012||21 Jump Street||Domingo|
|2013||G.I. Joe: Retaliation||Stoop|
|A Very Larry Christmas||Larry Huffman|
|2014||Mr. Right||Mr. Right||Video short|
|Drumline: A New Beat||Kevin Taylor|
|2015||My Favorite Five||Sans|
|Football U||Troy DoneDat|
|Chocolate City||Chris McCoy|
|2016||Meet the Blacks||Tyrone|
|Barbershop: A Fresh Cut||Ray|
|Wild for the Night||Fiorentino|
|Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars||One-Oh-One (voice)|
|2019||How High 2||Big Bang||TV Movie|
|2000||Premium Blend||Himself||Episode: "#4.9"|
|2000–2001||It's Showtime at the Apollo||Himself||2 Episodes|
|2001||Late Friday||Himself||Episode: "#1.27"|
|2002–2003||My Wife and Kids||R.J.||Recurring Cast, 7 Episodes|
|2004||Judge Mooney||Tony||TV Series|
|2005-2007||Reno 911!||Various||4 Episodes|
|2007-2010||The Boondocks||Various||10 Episodes|
|2009||Nite Tales: The Series||Omar||Episode: "Night Watch"|
|2012||Black Dynamite||Various||2 Episodes|
|2017–2019||Hip Hop Squares||Himself/Host||TV Series|
|2013||Kroll Show||Lemon Lime||Episode: "Secret Room"|
|Second Generation Wayans||DeRay||Recurring Cast, 3 Episodes|
|The League||Boris||Episode: "Rafi and Dirty Randy"|
|2016||Living with Funny||Himself|
|2017||How to Act Black (stand-up special)||Himself|
|2017–present||Snowfall||Peaches||Recurring Cast, 18 Episodes|
|2021||History of Swear Words||Himself|
- Todd Davis (February 2, 2008). Steph Jones: Heart & Soul Archived 2008-06-25 at the Wayback Machine HHNLive. Accessed July 18, 2008.
- "Deray Davis Delivers Shocking News About The New "Barbershop" Movie [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]". The Russ Parr Morning Show. 2016. Retrieved 2017-08-08.
- Williams, Kam (2012). "DeRay Vision-DeRay Davis The "21 Jump Street" Interview". Retrieved 2017-08-08.
- Dickey, Josh (2011-04-13). "DeRay Davis jumps to '21 Jump Street'". Retrieved 2017-08-08.
- Lammare, Carl (2017-03-15). "www.vibe.com/2017/03/ice-cube-deray-davis-vh1-hip-hop-squares-tupac-another-friday/". Retrieved 2017-08-08.
- Beaumont, Mark (2015). Get this book in print▼ My library My History Books on Google Play Kanye West: God & Monster. Omnibus Press. pp. Chapter "Through the Wire".
- "Late Night Comedy Show features DeRay Davis". 2012-02-10. Retrieved 2017-08-09.