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Bill Bellamy Interview w/ Vlad TV [Video]


Bill Bellamy joined VladTV for an exclusive sit-down about his life and career.

The comedian described growing up in Newark, New Jersey and avoiding the potential pitfalls in his neighborhood. While attending Rutgers University to pursue a career in finance, Bellamy discovered his passion for entertaining and decided to become a stand-up comic.

He talked about catching his big break on Def Comedy Jam, and how that led him to become a VJ on MTV. While talking about his job at MTV, the actor detailed his experiences with various music icons before discussing his film career, which included appearances in “Any Given Sunday,” “Love Jones,” and “How to Be a Player.”

Bill Bellamy: Bill Bellamy is an American actor and stand-up comedian. Bellamy first gained national notoriety on HBO’s Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam, where he is credited for creating or coining the phrase “booty call”, described as a late-night call to a potential paramour with the intention of meeting strictly for sex.

For many years, Bellamy was a staple on MTV, a VJ and the host of several MTV programs including MTV Jamz and MTV Beach House. He went on to star in a number of movies, including FledLove JonesThe BrothersHow to Be a PlayerGetting Played and Any Given Sunday. He also appeared on two episodes of the TV show Kenan and Kel. Additionally, he voiced Skeeter on the Nickelodeon television show Cousin Skeeter.

In 2002, Bellamy had a co-starring role in the Fox Network television show Fastlane alongside Peter Facinelli and Tiffani Thiessen. He also appeared frequently as a “roundtable” guest on the late-night E! talk show Chelsea Lately. Bellamy hosted seasons 5 and 6 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing reality show (2007 and 2008). In 2014, he had a recurring role as Councilman Powell on the TV Land original series Hot in Cleveland. He voiced Marcus Hill, a playable character in the 2005 updated version of the NARC video game.

Bellamy hosts Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes? on TV One. The show is in its fourth season; he is an executive producer for it. In 2020, he starred in the Netflix miniseries Self Made.


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