Richard Lewis Biography

Birthday: 1947-06-29
Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York USA
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)
Wiki Biography: Born in Brooklyn, NYC and raised in Englewood, New Jersey. He went to Dwight Morrow High School (where John Travolta went a few years later). He graduated from Ohio State University in 1969 with a degree in marketing and communications. He wrote ad copy in New Jersey while also writing jokes for comedians such as Morty Gunty. He finally got the nerve to perform his own jokes in 1971 at New York's Improvisation and Pips. After appearing on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962) in 1974, he continued to tour and hone his act with help from David Brenner and Robert Klein. His film Diary of a Young Comic (1977) (TV) aired in the "Saturday Night Live" (1975) time-slot. His work on cable "I'm in Pain" for Showtime in 1988, "I'm Exhausted" earned a nomination from American Comedy Awards for Funniest Male Performer in a Television Special (for HBO); "I'm Doomed" (HBO) won him a second Ace Nomination for Best Stand-Up Comedy Special. His "Magical Misery Tour" was filmed at NY's "Bottom Line" in December, 1996. In December 1989, he performed to an SRO crowd at Carnegie Hall.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Anything but Love Marty Gold 1989 - 1992 Comedy
Daddy Dearest Steven Mitchell 1993 Comedy
Hiller and Diller Neil Diller 1997 Comedy
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America Himself - Comedian 2009 Family
Harry Richard Breskin 2013
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Wrong Guys Richard Lewis 1988 Comedy
That's Adequate Pimples Lapedes 1990 Comedy
Once Upon a Crime... 1992 Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Robin Hood: Men in Tights Prince John 1993 Adventure, Comedy
Leaving Las Vegas 1995 Biography
Drunks Jim 1997 Drama
Hugo Pool 1997 Comedy, Romance
The Elevator Phil Milowski 1998 Comedy, Drama
Game Day Steve Adler 1999 Comedy, Drama, Sport
The Drug Years 2006
The Maze 2010 Reality Tv, 0
Off the Grid: Story of Sacred Valley Morton Jenkins 2014 Thriller
Squirrels to the Nuts Al Patterson 2015 Comedy