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Paul Mooney was born as Paul Gladney on the 4th August 1941, in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA. He is a comedian and actor, who is best known for his appearance as comedian Dave Chappelle in “Chappelle’s Show”. He is also recognized as a professional screenwriter for the comedian Richard Pryor, and besides that, he is a social critic. He has been an active member of the entertainment industry since 1965.

Have you ever wondered how rich is Paul Mooney? It is estimated by sources that the overall size of Mooney’s net worth is over $500,000, with the main source of hi wealth being, of course, his career in the entertainment industry. Another source of his wealth is coming from selling his book “Black Is The New White”, published in 2007.

Paul Mooney Net Worth $500,000

Paul Mooney was born to George Gladney and LaVoya Ealy, but was raised by his grandmother Aimay Ealy, who gave him the nickname “Mooney”. He spent his early childhood in Louisiana, and at the age of seven moved to Oakland, California.

Paul started his career in the entertainment industry as a ringmaster at the Gatti-Charles Circus, but he also found time to write comedy sketches, and he soon became known for his jokes. This helped him a lot in acquiring his first job as a screenwriter, as he was hired by Richard Pryor. Paul took credits for Richard`s appearances on “Saturday Night Live”, and also was credited as co-writer for Pryor`s appearances on “Live On The Sunset Strip”, and also wrote his album “…Is It Something I Said?” (1975). His net worth also increased, since he was the one responsible for writing Pryor`s film “Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling” (1986). However, the main source of his net worth for many years was writing for “The Richard Pryor Show”, which lasted from 1977 until 2013.

Thanks to his success with Pryor, Mooney`s name became well known in the entertainment industry, and it wasn`t hard for him too find other engagements. On account of that speaks his collaboration with comedian Redd Foxx on his comedy, “Sanford And Sons” (1972-1975), and “Good Times” (1974-1975).

Afterwards, he was hired by Fox channel, and became the head writer for the show “In Living Color” for its first season, and created Homey D. Clown, portrayed by Damon Wayans. The two later collaborated on the film “Bamboozled” (2000), in which Paul took the role of Junebug.

To speak further of his career as a comedian, Mooney appeared regularly on the Comedy Central`s “Chappelle Show”, in his own sequence “Ask A Black Dude”, and “Mooney At The Movies”, which also increased his net worth, and popularity as well.

Apart from his successful career as a comedian, Paul can also praise himself as actor, appearing in over 20 film and TV titles, including “Bustin`Loose” (1981), “In The Army Now” (1994), “The Ketchup King” (2002), “Judge Mooney” (2004), “Homie Spumoni” (2006), and “Meet The Blacks” (2016). These added to his net worth too.

When it comes to his personal life, Paul Mooney was married to Yvonne Carothers, with whom he has four children, including the popular actors – The Mooney Twins: Daryl and Dwayne, and Shane Mooney. Although it was announced by his brother that he has cancer, Mooney still performs as a comedian.


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Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Paul Mooney: A Piece of My Mind - Godbless America 2014
Paul Mooney: The Godfather of Comedy 2012 TV Movie written by
Paul Mooney: It's the End of the World 2010 TV Special documentary written by
Paul Mooney: Jesus Is Black - So Was Cleopatra - Know Your History 2007 Video documentary
Judge Mooney 2004 TV Series
Chappelle's Show 2004 TV Series 3 episodes
Paul Mooney: Analyzing White America 2002 Video documentary
Call Me Claus 2001 TV Movie story
The Roseanne Show 1998 TV Series 4 episodes
Def Comedy Jam 1995 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Comic Justice 1993 TV Series 1993
In Living Color TV Series 13 episodes, 1990 - 1993 writer - 2 episodes, 1990 - 1992
The Uptown Comedy Club 1992 TV Series 1993
The Marsha Warfield Show 1990 TV Series 1990
The Debbie Allen Special 1989 TV Special
Sisters in the Name of Love 1986 TV Special
Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling 1986 written by
The Patti LaBelle Show 1985 TV Special
The Motown Revue Starring Smokey Robinson 1985 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pryor's Place 1984 TV Series
Richard Pryor... Here and Now 1983 Documentary uncredited
Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip 1982 Documentary uncredited
Richard Pryor: Live in Concert 1979 Documentary uncredited
The Richard Pryor Show 1977 TV Series written by - 4 episodes
Freeman 1977 TV Movie uncredited
The Richard Pryor Special? 1977 TV Special
Saturday Night Live 1975 TV Series written by - 1 episode
Sanford and Son TV Series written by - 2 episodes, 1972 story by - 1 episode, 1974

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Meet the Blacks 2016 Klansman #1
DTLA 2012 TV Series Silas
Shaquille O'Neal Presents: All-Star Comedy Jam - Live from Dallas 2010 Video
Homie Spumoni 2006 George
Judge Mooney 2004 TV Series Judge Mooney
Chappelle's Show 2004 TV Series Negrodamus
The Ketchup King 2002 Padro Buyers
PBS Hollywood Presents 2001 TV Series Man at Counter
The Old Settler 2001 TV Movie Man At Counter
Bamboozled 2000 Junebug
High Freakquency 1998 Love Doctor
The Larry Sanders Show 1995 TV Series Clyde
In the Army Now 1994 Lt. Col. Peter Hume
Hollywood Shuffle 1987 President of NAACP (as Mr. Paul Mooney)
Bustin' Loose 1981 Marvin
Good Times 1979 TV Series The 2nd Guy
The Buddy Holly Story 1978 Sam Cooke
Which Way Is Up? 1977 Inspector Caine
The Richard Pryor Show 1977 TV Series Floyd
Carter's Army 1970 TV Movie Soldier (uncredited)

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
DysFunktional Family 2003 Documentary consultant - as Mr. Paul Mooney
The Blackberry Inn 1996 TV Series comedy consultant
Brewster's Millions 1985 production consultant
Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip 1982 Documentary creative consultant
The Richard Pryor Show 1977 TV Series talent coordinator - 4 episodes

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Paul Mooney: The Godfather of Comedy 2012 TV Movie executive producer
Paul Mooney: It's the End of the World 2010 TV Special documentary executive producer
Paul Mooney: Jesus Is Black - So Was Cleopatra - Know Your History 2007 Video documentary executive producer
Paul Mooney: Analyzing White America 2002 Video documentary executive producer

Casting Department

Casting Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Richard Pryor Special? 1977 TV Special casting

Casting Director

Casting Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Richard Pryor Special? 1977 TV Special

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Buddy Holly Story 1978 performer: "You Send Me"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chappelle's Show 2003 TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
Hollywood Shuffle 1987 thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2014 TV Series Himself
Hidden Colors 3: The Rules of Racism 2014 Documentary Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Paul Mooney: A Piece of My Mind - Godbless America 2014 Himself
Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic 2013 Documentary Himself
Sunset Strip 2012 Documentary Himself
Paul Mooney: The Godfather of Comedy 2012 TV Movie Himself
Looking for Lenny 2011 Documentary Himself
All Night with Joey Reynolds 2011 TV Series Himself
Way Black When: Primetime 2011 TV Series Himself
Supreme Court of Comedy 2010 TV Series Himself
The Green Room with Paul Provenza 2010 TV Series Himself
The Mo'Nique Show 2010 TV Series Himself
Paul Mooney: It's the End of the World 2010 TV Special documentary Himself
Blacking Up: Hip-Hop's Remix of Race and Identity 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Tavis Smiley 2009 TV Series Himself
TV One's Roast and Toast: John Witherspoon 2009 TV Movie Himself
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America 2009 TV Series documentary Himself - Writer / Comedian
Good Hair 2009 Documentary Himself
Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy 2009 Documentary Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2007-2008 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Dr. Phil 2008 TV Series Himself
Clean Mic: Laughing Until It Hurts 2008 Documentary Himself
25 Most Sensational Hollywood Meltdowns 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
BET's Top 25 Countdown 2008 TV Series Himself
Baisden After Dark 2008 TV Series Himself
Howard Stern on Demand 2006-2007 TV Series Himself
1 More Hit 2007 Documentary Himself
Paul Mooney: Jesus Is Black - So Was Cleopatra - Know Your History 2007 Video documentary Himself
Reflections on Paul Mooney 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Dawn French's Boys Who Do Comedy 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Bring That Year Back 2006: Laugh Now, Cry Later 2006 TV Movie Himself
Showtime at the Apollo 2006 TV Series Himself - Audience Member
Life of Pryor: The Richard Pryor Story 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
That's What I'm Talking About 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Queer Edge with Jack E. Jett 2006 TV Series Himself
The 100 Greatest TV Quotes & Catchphrases 2006 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Richard Pryor: The Funniest Man Dead or Alive 2005 TV Special documentary Himself
Showbiz Tonight 2005 TV Series Himself
2005 BET Comedy Awards 2005 TV Special Himself
The 2nd Annual BET Comedy Awards 2005 TV Special Himself
Ego Trip's Race-O-Rama 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
BET Comedy Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
The N Word 2004 Documentary Himself
Chappelle's Show 2003-2004 TV Series Himself
TV in Black: The First Fifty Years 2004 Video documentary Himself
Heroes of Jewish Comedy 2003 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Uncensored Comedy: That's Not Funny! 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Bitter Jester 2003 Documentary Himself
Nigger or Not? 2003 Documentary short Himself
Paul Mooney: Analyzing White America 2002 Video documentary Himself
Donahue 2002 TV Series Himself
Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn 2002 TV Series Himself
TV's Most Censored Moments 2002 TV Special documentary Himself
Heroes of Black Comedy 2002 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Inside TV Land: African Americans in Television 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Sandra Bernhard Experience 2001 TV Series Himself
Sandra Bernhard: Giving Them Lip 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Hollywood Squares 1998 TV Series Himself
Lauren Hutton and... 1995 TV Series Himself
Def Comedy Jam 1995 TV Series Himself - Comedian
The Legend of Dolemite 1994 Documentary Himself
The South Bank Show 1994 TV Series documentary Himself
Comic Justice 1993 TV Series Himself - Comedian (1993)
Mo' Funny: Black Comedy in America 1993 TV Special documentary Himself
Andrew Dice Clay and His Gang Live! The Valentine's Day Massacre 1993 TV Special Himself
The Best of Robert Townsend & His Partners in Crime 1991 TV Special documentary Various Characters
The Debbie Allen Special 1989 TV Special Himself
Black Hollywood 1984 TV Movie documentary Himself
Richard Pryor... Here and Now 1983 Documentary Announcer (voice, uncredited)
Late Night with David Letterman 1982 TV Series Himself
The Jim Nabors Show 1978 TV Series Himself
The Richard Pryor Show 1977 TV Series Himself / Man with Broken-Down Car
Soul Train 1975 TV Series documentary Himself
Black Omnibus 1973 TV Series Himself
FTA 1972 Documentary Himself
The KPIX Dance Party 1959 TV Series Himself - Dancer

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Up in the Club 2013 Comic

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1985 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in a Children's Series Pryor's Place (1984) · Lorne Frohman
· Mark Evanier
· S.S. Schweitzer


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#Fact
1 Shares a birthday with Barack Obama who is 20 years younger than him.
2 Was a contestant on The Dating Game (1965).
3 Was a regular extra on Playboy After Dark (1969).
4 Wrote jokes for Jimmie Walker in the 1970's.
5 His son, Symeon, was murdered in 2001.
6 His grandmother nicknamed him "Mooney".
7 Wrote stand up comedy material for Redd Foxx.
8 Was comedian Sandra Bernhard's mentor years ago. They are still close friends.
9 Has given many young stand up comics their first break into show business such as Argus Hamilton and Sandra Bernhard.
10 Grew up in Oakland.
11 Stand up comic with a deep, rich voice. His act focuses mainly on race and social issues.
12 Father of The Mooney Twins (Daryl Mooney and Dwayne Mooney) and Shane Mooney.
13 Created the character Homey the Clown on In Living Color (1990) .
14 Wrote some of comedian Richard Pryor's stand up comedy material.

#Quote
1 [on Dave Chappelle] Dave's a lot like Richard [Pryor]. He's an artist first, everything else is second. They offered him $50 million, but the money didn't mean anything. Dave knew money was an illusion. You can't take it with you. You've never seen a Brink's truck following a hearse, and you never will.
2 I always drop in some history. It's knowledge. There's always a message in my comedy and you may not get it that night - it's like time bombs. It'll get you a week later. You'll understand.


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