Ricky Harris

Actor and comedian Ricky Harris has died of a heart attack at age 54.

Harris died on Monday, his manager Cindy Ambers confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.

Harris was not a familiar name outside of the black genre movies and television circuit. He had a recurring role as “Malvo” in Chris Rock‘s sitcom TV series Everybody Hates Chris, and he appeared in various movies and television series that targeted urban audiences.

He also appeared as himself in Snoop Dogg‘s “Gin & Juice” music video.

In an Instagram video, Snoop described Harris as “my big brother, my homeboy,” adding that the comedian was “on his way to heaven now.”

“Damn, we lost Ricky Harris. The world is a little less funny today. RIP homie,” tweeted hip hop mogul Ice Cube.

Harris is survived by his mother, his ex-wife and two daughters.

WENN.com — The actor first entered Hollywood in the early ’90s with 1993’s Poetic Justice and Mikael Salomon’s 1998 action movie Hard Rain. He later starred in 2001 film Bones, alongside Snoop Dogg and Pam Grier, and also lent his voice to various characters in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas in 2004. Other recent appearances included roles on the 2015 drama-comedy Dope and The Tracy Morgan Show.

Harris had a long-held association with the hip hop community and worked with Snoop and Tha Dogg Pound on rap albums.





  • iWasteTime

    2016 can really go NOW!
    I loved him in This Christmas too! Ugh

  • Keesh5000

    RIH

  • hottlanta

    Wow Imma miss him. He was the ultimate getting out of brother on Everybody hate Chis. My favorite episode was when him and Gina fell in love at the parole office. RIP

  • B Cooper

    Me too. RIP Cousin Fred.

  • Rayne

    Nooooo!! Rip brother

  • Keesh5000

    I just pray that 2017 is not worse than 2016. We got a new Prez so it might be great….let others tell it

  • Jen_no_juice

    RIP. Prayers for his family, especially his daughters

  • Buttercup

    Rest

  • Irony

    Are you trying to discredit his work? Being known to the “urban audience” shouldn’t be thrown in there to shun him! However he was still a funny man. Protégé to another hilarious comedian Robin Harris. May you two make the other side just as funny!

  • SummerBaby

    RIP! ??

  • Sucker Free

    He played in Heat…one of my favorite movies

    RIP Mr Harris

  • SummerBaby

    He was also on Moesha.

  • MsSincerity

    “Harris was not a familiar name outside of the black genre movies and television circuit” …..No he wasn’t, but BLACK people knew him and that’s all that matters.

  • CaliVirgo

    Rip brother harris

  • CaliVirgo

    Wasn’t he in Johnson family vacation?

  • nicelyput32

    I like the episode when he robbed Doc’s store and Chris was afraid to tell.

  • CaliVirgo

    I remember that one

  • Irony

    I wonder who is the target audience of this “urban?” Who is generating revenue? Oh its urban audience! See money is still made.?

  • Oliver Brady

    Indeed. He has been reunited in Heaven with his Moesha boo Andele…

  • Oliver Brady

    ???

  • Oliver Brady

    Indeed?

  • Irony

    Some things she could’ve just left out. Just say Funny man, Ricky Harris, and move on.

  • SummerBaby

    Then he showed back up at the store & told Doc I heard y’all got robbed. ?

  • RedBottomKittenHeels
  • SummerBaby

    I can’t recall.

  • Yoni

    SO MUCH DEATH this month. Specially in these last couple of weeks. I lost a close friend on Christmas DAY. So sad. So sad.

  • SummerBaby

    Sorry for your loss! ??

  • iWasteTime

    Sorry for your loss sweets

  • Buttercup

    :hus: I’m sorry to hear that. I will keep you in my prayers.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Sorry for your loss man. Its beyond sad.

  • Yoni

    Girl!

  • Chardonnai

    My husband kept trying to explain to me who he was. I just gave him a blank stare cause I dont remember him in nothing. Nevertheless RIP and prayers to his family.

    I really hate this time of year.

  • Oliver Brady

    It’s unfortunate. Even if she’s quoting source material, some things are better left unsaid. We can’t control what the others say, but to “shade” our own in death? This close to Christmas? I can only imagine the pain his family is feeling. His ex wife, their children. The same pain present in Aaliya Rose’s voice on that 911 call she made when she found her mother dead the day after Christmas. To go from celebrating to mourning has to make it doubly hard. They need our support, not our shade.

  • Yoni

    Thank you.

  • Yoni

    Thanks, hun.

  • Yoni

    Thanks.

  • Chardonnai

    The actor first entered Hollywood in the early ’90s with 1993’s Poetic Justice
    _____________________________________
    What part? I’ve watched this movie 78076 times, and I dont remember him in it.

  • Buttercup

    Bwahahahaha. One of my favorite episodes.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    I dont like how YOU or this write up you linked to….tried to regulate this man to just hip hop circles and the “black community”. Yall dont know WHO in the fukk knew him. Im bout tired of folks today. After that disrespectful rude ass, Unclockable post first thing.. I got time today.

  • Buttercup
  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    ?? so sorry.

  • stav

    Ta Dow, RIP!

  • Chardonnai

    I’m not even trying to be funny, but I’m trying to pick my brain at what played in. It seems like I’m the only dumb ass who doesn’t know who he is.

  • Irony

    Very well said! The song, “What do the Lonely do at Christmas?” Is resonating right now, because I imagine mourning the loss of love ones really hard.

  • Irony

    Very well said! The song, “What do the Lonely do at Christmas?” Is resonating right now, because I imagine mourning the loss of love ones really hard.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    http://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/films/747619/Ricky-Harris-dead-Heat-Poetic-Justice-Robert-De-Niro-Al-Pacino-Snoop-Dogg-Ice-Cube
    He was a bit player in alot. But I hate when folks are pigeon holed into one demographic.
    White folks may have knew him/recognized too. It dont matter. he gone and was young and RIP to him.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    http://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/films/747619/Ricky-Harris-dead-Heat-Poetic-Justice-Robert-De-Niro-Al-Pacino-Snoop-Dogg-Ice-Cube
    He was a bit player in alot. But I hate when folks are pigeon holed into one demographic.
    White folks may have knew him/recognized too. It dont matter. he gone and was young and RIP to him.

  • hi-liter
  • hi-liter
  • Irony

    This will be my last comment about his “urban” audience, because I’m with the sh!t myself! San Andreas received rave reviews by many critics who praised the music, story and gameplay. It became the best-selling video game of 2004, and has sold over 27.5 million copies worldwide as of 2011;[3] it remains the best-selling PlayStation 2 game of all time. The game, like its predecessors, is cited as a landmark in video games for its far-reaching influence within the industry.

  • Irony

    This will be my last comment about his “urban” audience, because I’m with the sh!t myself! San Andreas received rave reviews by many critics who praised the music, story and gameplay. It became the best-selling video game of 2004, and has sold over 27.5 million copies worldwide as of 2011;[3] it remains the best-selling PlayStation 2 game of all time. The game, like its predecessors, is cited as a landmark in video games for its far-reaching influence within the industry.

  • Keya #AndYouWillDeal

    How do she know that though?! Just rude.

  • Keya #AndYouWillDeal

    How do she know that though?! Just rude.

  • hi-liter

    If you were a West Coast music fan, he practically did all the skits (interludes) on Snoop Dog and many West Coast rappers albums.

  • hi-liter

    If you were a West Coast music fan, he practically did all the skits (interludes) on Snoop Dog and many West Coast rappers albums.

  • Chardonnai

    So he was the Deez Nutz dude?

  • hi-liter

    YES.

  • i troll it like i see it

    I had such a crush on him when was younger…he would steal a scene because he was tall, funny, handsome.

  • hi-liter
  • Incog-knee-gress

    CORR-ECT

  • Oliver Brady

    My favorite Christmas tune. Even Patti oversinging it on her version. So true to life. People are much more likely to relate to that song than the regular snow this presents that type holiday music. All soulful holiday music is great, but that particular song is so poignant and real.

  • Chardonnai

    Got it. I may not know his face, but I know his voice. Got it.

  • Keya #AndYouWillDeal

    The bottom line is that he was a working actor. she did not have to shade him like that.

  • more

    omg is saw an episode last week and Chris was trying to help him into school!! Rest in piece

  • Irony

    Man!

  • iWasteTime

    lolol!! but WORD!!

  • THE OLDER SISTAH

    So sorry, Yoni.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    fly high my brother ??

  • imright

    i kno death is a natural part of life but it hasnt felt like it this year? RIP Mr Harris ??

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Sorry for your loss

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Its uncalled for. Like I said her NOR the write up know. Im over it bc I will get mad for damn real. I had just about cooled off from that Unclockables post. Now this mess. Let me go eat. Im not myself when Im hungry

  • Irony

    When comedy was still comedy!

  • hi-liter

    Exactly.

  • Keesh5000
  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    He was handsome

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    New post

  • Yoni

    Thanks.

  • Yoni

    Thank you.

  • Yoni

    Thank you, Zoe.

  • Lolalao

    RIP ?

  • JerseyMom

    Did he play Snoop’s father in the Gin & Juice video?

  • surprise2012

    RIP. He was so funny. He had a major heart attack last year too.

  • Keesh5000

    Oh

  • Pam

    He was the one goosing Tupac and Tone Loc’s baby momma. It was the scene were Tupac took his daughter to live with his mother . ?

  • OrchidJones-Work for Money

    Man Carrie Fisher just passed too. Princess Leia. 2016 need to be gone!

  • Passion

    What? Too many people are passing, what is going on?

  • Dee

    Dayum, all these young people dying from heart attacks!?!

  • bemetoo

    2016 still collecting bodies

  • thehumble1

    Sad! R.I.P Ricky Williams

    OAN: Sandra your first four stories are depressing. Geesh how was Christmas?

  • Miany

    SO sad. I am sorry for your loss.

  • nicelyput32

    ???

  • Miany

    I hope auntea knows she “is not a familiar name outside of the black blog circuit”.

  • interestingconcept1

    Sandra you are so disrespectful. Old ass Grinch.

  • OrchidJones-Work for Money

    I agree! Stop already!

  • Alicia.Ashe

    My condolences to you and your friends family.

  • KcoolMuziq

    After my musical idol Prince passed. The industry is just not the same anymore to me. I feel numb and completely devastated…

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    I miss him, too. I feel guilty about sending him a tweet regarding his drug use. In response, he blocked me. I hope I’m not indirectly responsible for his decision to commit suicide.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Why?! ?

  • KcoolMuziq

    Prince DID NOT commit suicide ! Don’t U EVER say that again! It was an accidental overdose. I will drag U ALL over thread for disrespecting his legacy like that.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Prince started talking about ending his life, two years ago. His big-mouthed sister, Tyka, let that cat out the bag.

    Why do you think Prince cleared out Paisley Park, stripped naked, and overdosed in his elevator?

  • KcoolMuziq

    Prince had several plans going on right before his ACCIDENTAL OVERDOSE. Like even more concert dates, new albums, a memoir and reality show. He was NOT planning to commit suicide!

    Prince DID NOT strip naked! He was FULLY clothed when he was found in the elevator.

    Whatever Tyka was talking about. She totally misunderstood her brother. U really seriously think she would have sat back and let her brother end his life? Your delusional with these false scenarios.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Unless you are mentally ill, it’s hard to accidentally overdose. Any time someone takes more drugs than what is prescribed, they are purposely overdosing.

    Prince knew what he was doing. He sent everyone home so no one could stop him from dying. He intended to die on the plane ride home from Atlanta but he didn’t count on an emergency landing.

    Yes. Prince was naked when they found him. His clothes were on backwards and his socks were inside out because Kirk dressed him in a panic. ?

  • KcoolMuziq

    Look U dimwit! Prince had NO IDEA that the pills he was taking were laced with fentanyl. The Unprescribed bottle that was found on his body was mislabeled. It WAS NOT intentional!

    Obviously U making up false stories. Kirk was with two other people when they found Prince in the elevator. It was no time to dress him. But U are right about his clothes being on backwards.

    But it’s not unusual for Prince to wear his clothes differently than others. He was a inovator.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Sad. Rest In Peace.

  • We Can Do This

    Yes

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Condolences

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    To me he was a scene stealer I enjoyed him and may he rest in peace. He accomplished what many are trying and would love to do.

  • ASIPOFBRANDY

    Aww man I loved him on Moesha as J.W.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Just because the bottle was mislabeled, doesn’t mean Prince didn’t know what was in the container. Prince wanted to finish what he started on that plane ride from Atlanta. He sent everyone home so no one could stop him.

    When it’s finally revealed that Prince was naked when they discovered his body, remember you heard it here, first.

  • Moon Lee

    R.I.P.

  • Carolina Blue

    Sorry for your loss yoni….?

  • Yoni

    Same to you. Didn’t you just have one the other day as well? If not, disregard.

  • Yoni

    Thanks.

  • Luvn_it

    I remember Ricky Harris all the way back to his days on Def Comedy Jam and his role on Moesha. But I forget your not American so you probably haven’t actually watched either one,especially Def Comedy.

  • ?Queen_ CleoJones ?

    He was one funny dude (rip) to him. He was something in “BONES” w/ Snoop, “WOMAN THOU ART LOOSED” T.D. Jakes, & “DOPE”
    He played Snoop’s pops in “Gin & Juice” vid!

  • http://Instagram.com/CaramelMacc4 Jackie Rayne

    JW from Moesha!! ??