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Aaron McGruder

Mostly Credited As: Aaron McGruder
Date Of Birth: May 29, 1974 (Age 40)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois
Height: 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Aaron McGruder


Born in Chicaco, Illinois in 1974 under the sign of Gemini, Aaron and his parents soon moved to from their largely-Black neighbourhood to a mostly-white suburb in Baltimore, Maryland when Aaron was about to start school. Spending the majority of his life there, young Aaron got a first-hand education on race relations; often feeling like an outsider as a minority. Yet, he was never unhappy. It was during his productive and highly influential youth that McGruder would come in contact with the things that would change his life forever. The first was 'Star Wars' . After his first viewing of George Lucas' galaxy far, far away, McGruder become one of many children his generation to have a life-long obsession with the film (not unlike Jersey-borne filmmaker Kevin Smith). The second was Hip-Hop. The uniquely African-American musical style became to new generations what jazz and the British invasion had been years before. As the civil rights movement ended and Reaganomics took over, Hip-Hop became the only viable, uncensored outlet for Black youth to express themselves unchallenged. The third was comics. Not just the "funny books" containing the adventures of Superman and Spider-Man, but comic strips. Aaron's tastes over the years ranged from the funny-yet-true child's POV as shown by Charles M. Schulz with "Peanuts" to, eventually, the irreverent humour of Berkeley Breathed and Bill Waterson "Bloom County" and "Calvin & Hobbes" (respectively) to the biting politcal satire of Garry Trudeau's "Doonesbury."
The characters from "The Boondocks" can be seen in this slide show:


TV Appearances

Episode Cast Credits 

The Boondocks (2005) 
  Wingmen 01x13: (Mar/05/2006) Voiced  Young Granddad, [Uncredited]
  The Return Of The King 01x09: (Jan/15/2006) Voiced  Young Granddad 
  Garden Party 01x01: (Nov/06/2005) Voiced  Young Granddad 

Real Time With Bill Maher (2003) 
  Episode 7 01x07: (Apr/04/2003) As Himself 
Crew Credits

Show Crew


The Boondocks (2005)• Creator
• Executive Producer

Episode Crew


The Boondocks (2005) (Credited in 40 episodes from this show) 
 
Show all 40 episode crew credits
It's Goin Down 03x15 Aug/15/2010 As: Writer
The Color Ruckus 03x14 Aug/08/2010 As: Writer
The Fried Chicken Flu 03x13 Aug/01/2010 As: Writer
Mr. Medicinal 03x12 Jul/18/2010 As: Writer
The Lovely Ebony Brown 03x11 Jul/11/2010 As: Writer
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Trivia

Aaron McGruder made a collection of the comic strip, "The Boondocks," and called it "Because I Know You Don't Read The Newspaper."

This December, McGruder's comic strip, The Boondocks, matched the episode of the cartoon "The Boondocks" called "A Huey Freeman Christmas."

McGruder has stated that the art team for the show are better artists than him.

Aaron wanted to have the show "The Boondocks" air on FOX Network, but they wouldn't give him as much freedom. So, [adultswim] picked it up.

Aaron McGruder writes the episodes for "The Boondocks."

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