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A favorite in the world of comedy over the last decade, comedian and actor Bill Bellamy is also a rising star in film and television.
On the big screen, Bellamy played superstar wide receiver Jimmy Sanderson in Oliver Stone's critically acclaimed film "Any Given Sunday," starring Al Pacino and James Woods. In addition, he starred in the comedy "The Brothers," the independent feature film "Love Stinks" and the movie "How to Be a Player." Bellamy made his big screen debut in the romantic comedy "Love Jones."
The Newark native, who recently guest-starred on "October Road," starred opposite Vivica Fox and Carmen Electra in the television movie "Getting Played," and starred in the Fox drama series "Fastlane" and the WB sitcom "Men, Women & Dogs." He was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for his outstanding performance as the voice of Skeeter in Nickelodeon's action-comedy series "Cousin Skeeter."
For five years, Bellamy hosted "MTV Jams," and recently headlined the new season of HBO's "Def Comedy Jam." He made his national television debut as a featured guest on "Showtime at the Apollo," which led to comedy producers Bernie Brillstein and Russell Simmons signing him as a guest star of HBO's "Def Comedy Jam." Soon after, Bellamy starred in his own Showtime comedy special, "Booty Call," which became one of the network's top-rated specials.
In 2005, Bellamy released his debut comedy DVD, "Bill Bellamy: Back to My Roots," which showcases his hilarious perspectives on dating, politics and the overall state of America. His DVD also aired as a one-hour special on Comedy Central.
Bellamy entered comedy as a lark. While at Rutgers University, he entered a male beauty pageant and won after he showcased a hidden talent – comedy. After winning numerous amateur competitions, Bellamy went on to work in some of the top comedy clubs across the country, and has been playing to sold-out crowds ever since.