An actor, comedian, television personality, social critics and also a comedian of American nationality, Paul Gladney was born in 1941 who uses Paul Mooney as his stage name. His best work is as a writer for Richard Pryor who is a comedian and he has been part of Chappelle’s show. Let’s check out the net worth of this enthralling and entertaining personality in 2019.
In the year 1941 on August, Paul Mooney was born in Louisiana, Shreveport. Later he moved to California, Oakland. His parents are LaVoya Ealy and George Gladney. His grandmother, Aimay Ealy who is known as a Mama among the family members, raised him. His name Mooney was inspired by Paul Muni. Paul is a brilliant Stand-up comedian and film and television actor.
Paul Mooney started his career as a ringmaster in the circus of Gatti-Charles. While he was performing as a ringmaster, Paul Mooney found himself interested in writing jokes and performing comical acts. He wanted to make a career as a comedian and got a job as the writer for the talented, Richard Pryor. Paul was the writer of some of the major routines for Richard Pryor that he performed on Saturday Night Live.
Mooney has co-written many works with Pryor like that of Bicentennial Bigger, live on the sunset strip and also for Is it something I said. Paul is the need writer for the Richard Pryor show. Due to such a crucial position, he has given breaks to young comedians like Sandra Bernhard, John Witherspoon, Robin Williams, Tim Reid and Marsha Warfield. Paul Mooney has also shown cased his talent as a writer for Good times and Sanford and son for Redd Foxx. He has been part of numerous acts including Hollywood Shuffle, Bustin’ Loose and Which way is up? In the Buddy Holly story, Paul Mooney has played the character of Sam Cooke.
For the show, In the living color of Fox Paul Mooney was the lead writer who inspired the character of Homey D. Clown that was played by Damon Wayans. Mooney has also been part of Chappelle’s show which runs on the Comedy Central network. The sketches that he appeared in are Mooney at the movies and Ask a black dude. Mooney has hosted the BET tribute to black history month in the year 2006. He highlighted some very shameful incident involving African Americans in his act. Black is the new white, is the first book of Mooney that he released in the year 2007. In the year 2014, it was disclosed that Paul Mooney has prostate cancer.
Awards and achievements
In the year 1985, Paul Mooney got nominated for the Daytime Emmy awards in the category of Outstanding writing for a children’s series known as Pryor’s place. Mooney shared this award with Lorne Frohman, S.S Schweitzer, and Mark Evanier.
Net worth of Paul Mooney
The net worth of famous comedian and actor, Paul Mooney is estimated to be around $1 million. Some of his famous works involve the Chappelle’s show. He is the head writer for Richard Pryor.
Paul Mooney is a very talented person who is a comedian, actor and social critic. Paul was raised by his grandmother who supported his career choice fully. Paul started his career as a ringmaster of a circus, but he soon discovered his passion for writing various comical gigs. He became a writer for famous Richard Pryor. With Richard, Paul has worked on many projects which include Saturday night live. He has also received a Daytime Emmy awards nomination. Paul has also written a book named; Black is the new white.