D.L. Hughley

Mostly Credited As: D.L. Hughley
Sometimes Credited As: Darryl Hughley

Birth Name: Darryl Lynn Hughley
Date Of Birth: March 06, 1963 (Age 53)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California
Height: 5' 7" (1.7 m)

D.L. Hughley

Popular stand-up comedian D L Hughley made the move to prime time television with his sitcom "The Hughleys" (ABC, 1998-2000; UPN, 2000-2002), based upon his own experiences moving from the inner-city to the suburbs. He proved a surprisingly capable actor with a welcome screen presence and his observant comedy translated well to the sitcom genre.

A former member of the notorious L.A. gang The Bloods, Hughley turned his life around after the murder of his cousin, a member of a rival gang. While working as a telemarketer for the circulation department of the Los Angeles Times, he was encouraged by his barber to enter a stand-up comedy contest, which led to bookings on the so-called 'Chitlin Circuit'. Hughley's good-natured barbs were well-received and he proved popular with audiences, notably in appearances on HBO's popular "Def Comedy Jam". Hughley served as the inaugural host of BET's "Comic View", staying with the show from 1992 through 1994. He reached even more viewers with the highly-rated special "HBO Comedy Half-Hour: D L Hughley" (1994) and as a regular on the short-lived "Double Rush" (CBS, 1995).

The comedian segued nicely from harder-edged stand-up fare to his folksy series "The Hughleys". Though maintaining a good bit of edginess, and sometimes incorporating touchy racial issues, "The Hughleys" was first and foremost a family-driven program and in most ways a very traditional and entertaining sitcom. Written and created by, as well as starring Hughley, the series was based upon his own experiences moving into a predominately white suburb.

Hughley also enjoyed some crossover success in film, co-starring in the African American ensemble of the drama "The Brothers" (2001) and voicing the Gadgetmobile in the big screen adaptation of the cartoon detective "Inspector Gadget" (1999), along with supporting roles in "Chasing Papi" (2003), "Scary Movie 3" (2003) and "Soul Plane" (2004).

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Heartbeat (2016) (2016)As: Dr. Hackett
Trust Me, I'm A Game Show Host (2013)As: Himself (Co-Host)
D.L. Hughley Breaks the News (2008)As: Himself (Host)
S.O.B.: Socially Offensive Behavior (2007)As: Himself (Host)
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006)As: Simon Stiles
Weekends at the D.L. (2005)As: Host
Dancing With the Stars (2005)As: Himself (S16 - Eliminated 3rd - 16 Apr 2013)
BET Awards (2001)As: Himself (Host 2008)
The Hughleys (1998)As: Darryl Hughley
Premium Blend (1997)As: Host (S07)
Critics' Choice Awards (1996)As: Himself (Host 2008)
Double Rush (1995)As: Marlon
Def Comedy Jam (1992)As: Himself (2008)
ComicView (1992)As: Himself (Host 1992-1993)
Episode Cast Credits 

Real Time With Bill Maher (2003) 
  D.L. Hughley, Dan Senor, Garry Kasparov, Jane Harman & Joseph Stiglitz 13x15: (May/01/2015) As Himself 
  Season 10, Episode 24 10x24: (Aug/24/2012) As Himself 
  Episode 97 05x07: (Mar/30/2007) As Himself 
  Episode 403 04x03: (Mar/03/2006) As Himself 

Oprah: Where Are They Now? (2012) 
  Ricki Lake, D.L. Hughley, Garcelle Beauvais & Brutus the Grizzly Bear 06x05: (Apr/25/2015) As Himself 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  Hilary Duff, D.L. Hughley & Cheryl Burke, Jake Bugg 10x136: (Apr/15/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  D.L. Hughley 04x96: (Jan/30/2007) As Himself 

Anderson Live (2011) 
  Co-Host D.L. Hughley | Mark Wahlberg | Jeffrey Wright 02x88: (Jan/18/2013) As Himself, [Guest Hosts]
  Co-Host D.L. Hughley | John Edward | Eric LeGrand 02x29: (Oct/18/2012) As Himself, [Guest Hosts]

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Vanessa Hudgens, Joy Behar 21x20: (Jan/15/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Penelope Cruz, D.L. Hughley, Sara Bareilles 17x86: (Feb/03/2009) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Kevin Costner, D.L. Hughley, The Time 16x156: (Jul/23/2008) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  D.L. Hughley, Joe Ligotti, Sara Bareilles 16x42: (Jan/17/2008) As Himself 

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996) 
  D.L. Hughley 18x13: (Oct/22/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  D.L. Hughley 06x41: (Apr/04/2001) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  D. L. Hughley 04x12: (Jan/28/1999) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  D.L. Hughley 10x137: (Oct/31/2005) As Himself 

Glory Daze (2010) 
  Why Shant This Be Love 01x05: (Dec/14/2010) As Assistant Coach Joe Franklin 
  Papa Don't Pre-Game 01x04: (Dec/07/2010) As Assistant Coach Joe Franklin 

Hawaii Five-0 (2010) 
  Lanakila (Victory) 01x04: (Oct/11/2010) As Skeet 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Michael Strahan, D.L. Hughley, Brian Scolaro 15x123: (Jun/13/2008) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  David Spade, Xzibit, Neil Young 13x32: (Nov/04/2005) As Himself 
  Julianna Margulies, D. L. Hughley, Jewel 10x131: (Jun/10/2003) As Himself 
  Julianna Margulies, D. L. Hughley, Sleater-Kinney 10x26: (Oct/30/2002) As Himself 

The View (1997) 
  Jonathan Rhys Meyers, D.L. Hughley, guest co-host Candace Cameron Bure 11x57: (Nov/21/2007) As Himself 

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 
  D.L. Hughley, Kaitlin Olson, Hannibal Burress 03x153: (Sep/25/2007) As Himself 

1 vs. 100 (2006) 
  Episode 117 01x14: (Feb/02/2007) As Himself (Mob Member) 

Live with Kelly & Michael (1983) 
  Anthony Hopkins, Natasha Bedingfield, D.L. Hughley 24x102: (Jan/24/2006) As Himself 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  D.L. Hughley, Jamie Oliver, Weezer 13x09: (Sep/08/2005) As Himself 
  Alicia Silverstone, D.L. Hughley, Second Hand 06x90: (Jan/26/1999) As Himself 

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  D.L. Hughley & Bam Margera 03x96: (Jul/25/2005) As Himself 
  5/28/04 01x79: (May/28/2004) As Himself 

Last Call with Carson Daly (2002) 
  Mila Kunis, D.L. Hughley, Erasure 04x47: (May/04/2005) As Himself 

Good Day Live (2001) 
  Soleil Moon Frye; D.L. Hughley 03x202: (Jun/15/2004) As Himself 
  Jesse Palmer; D.L. Hughley; Paula Abdul 03x185: (May/21/2004) As Himself 

The Sharon Osbourne Show (US) (2003) 
  Episode 56 01x56: (Dec/15/2003) As Guest Host 

The Wonderful World of Disney (1997) (1997) 
  Inspector Gadget 05x22: (Feb/09/2003) Voiced  Gadgetmobile 

Scrubs (2001) 
  My Brother, My Keeper 02x14: (Jan/23/2003) As Kevin Turk, [Special Guest Stars]

The Parkers (1999) 
  Who's Your Mama? 02x15: (Feb/19/2001) As Darryl Hughley 

Sister, Sister (1994) 
  Slime Party 04x21: (May/07/1997) As Hank 

The Watcher (1995) 
  The Human Condition: The Blood of Our Children / Rita / The Comic 01x08: (Mar/14/1995) As Reggie James 

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990) 
  Ain't No Business Like Show Business 03x22: (Apr/12/1993) As Keith 

One Night Stand (1989) 
  D. L. Hughley 04x11: (Oct/11/1992) As Himself 
Crew Credits

Show Crew

The Hughleys (1998)• Creator
Weekends at the D.L. (2005)• Executive Producer

Episode Crew

The Hughleys (1998) (Credited in 13 episodes from this show) 
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You've Got Male 04x18 Mar/25/2002 As: Story
Smells Like Free Spirit 04x14 Feb/04/2002 As: Story
It Had to be Jew 03x12 Jan/15/2001 As: Story
Lies My Valentine Told Me 02x15 Feb/11/2000 As: Writer
Roots (2) 02x08 Nov/12/1999 As: Story

5' 7" is his height.

Often uses his childhood experiences for his comedy routines.

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