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Patrice

Biography

Born to some Sierra Leonean dad along with a German mom in a city outdoors Cologne, Germany, in July 1979, Patrice Bart-Williams was raised listening to Burning up Spear, Fela Kuti, Bob Marley, and Bob Dylan, 1st writing his personal tunes when he was 12. He spent his young years using various bands, like the Afro-beat/reggae group Bantu, by which he fulfilled Matthias Arfmann, who created his debut EP, Lions, which arrived in 1999. His mix of reggae, spirit, and folk drawn attention from your major brands, and his 1st full-length, Ancient Soul, premiered on Sony the next 12 months. In 2002 HOW WILL YOU Call It?, a far more refined and much less idealistic album compared to the earlier one, was released. In 2003 Patrice teamed up using the German reggae collective Silly Strolls Movement release a the aptly entitled Silly Strolls Matches Patrice, and in 2005 the artist’s third record, Nile, strike shelves. The majority of that 12 months was spent touring European countries with his music group Shashamani, furthering his status as a power live performer, a skill of his which was distributed to the worldwide general public along with his 2006 live recording, Natural & Uncut, which also arrived in DVD type.

Quick Facts


Full Name Patrice Bart-Williams
Net Worth 1.68 billion USD
Died November 29, 2011, Englewood, New Jersey, United States
Height 1.96 m
Profession Football player
Nationality Sierra Leonean, German
Children Thlopie Motsepe, Kgosi Motsepe, Kabelo Motsepe
Awards Frank J. Selke Trophy, NHL Foundation Player Award, King Clancy Memorial Trophy
Music Groups Brothers Keepers
Music Songs Soulstorm, You Always You, Burning Bridges, Everyday Good, Clouds, Truly Majestic, Another One, Jah Jah Deh Deh, Ain't Got No, We Are the Future in the Present, How Do You Call It ?, Hippies With Guns, Shine on My Way, Cry Cry Cry, Walking Alone, Uncried, Up In My Room, Alive, No Excuse, Fear Rules, Boxes, The Maker, Slave to the River, Making Ways, Nobody Else's, Be with Me, Done, Moneypulation, Milou milou, Be Your Man, God Bless You La La La, Dove of Peace
Albums Life's Blood, The Rising of the Son, Ancient Spirit, Nile, Silly Walks Movement Meets Patrice, Lightkultur, Free-Patri-Ation, Raw & Uncut, How Do You Call It?, ONE, Confidences, iTunes Live: Berlin Festival (Exclusive Version), Classics - Patrice et Mario, Ancient Spirit: The Second Coming, Best of Patrice & Mario, My Best Songs - Patrice & Mario, Gold: Patrice & Mario, The Very Best Of : Patrice & Mario, Lions
Movies Nature Calls, Patrice O'Neal: Elephant in the Room, Furry Vengeance, In the Cut, Head of State, 25th Hour, Paper Soldiers
TV Shows Web Junk 20, Shorties Watchin' Shorties, Z Rock, Apartment 2F, Assy McGee, I Love the '90s: Part Deux, I Love Toys, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, The Jury, O'Grady, The Colin Quinn Show


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#Fact
1 Had two dogs: Gladys, a poodle, and Dude, a Westie.
2 Signed a sitcom deal with the FX network shortly before he died.
3 Survived by his fiancée Von Decarlo, her daughter Amilyom, a sister Zinder, and his mother Georgia.
4 After working on 25th Hour (2002), Spike Lee offered him a holding deal but he turned it down.
5 Suffered a stroke on October 19, 2011.
6 His agent was Matt Frost.
7 Was a star football player in high school but quit football in college to major in theatre arts.
8 He prefers his name spelled without the apostrophe.
9 He was named after Patrice Lumumba and Malcolm X.
10 He is a diabetic.
11 Attended Northeastern University but did not graduate.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nature Calls 2012 Mr. Caldwell
Furry Vengeance 2010 Gus
Z Rock 2008 TV Series Stage Manager
Assy McGee 2008 TV Series Blind Anthony
Grand Theft Auto IV 2008 Video Game Jeffron James (voice, as Patrice Oneal)
The Office 2005-2007 TV Series Lonny
Scary Movie 4 2006 Rasheed (uncredited)
Web Junk 20 2006 TV Series Host
O'Grady 2004-2006 TV Series Harold Jenkins Harold
Shorties Watchin' Shorties 2004 TV Series Baby Patrice
The Jury 2004 TV Series Adam Walker
Mouthing Off: 51 Greatest Smartasses 2004 TV Series
Arrested Development 2003 TV Series T-Bone
Ed 2003 TV Series Andre Stangel
Yes, Dear 2003 TV Series Tow Truck Driver
In the Cut 2003 Hector (Baby Doll Bouncer)
Head of State 2003 Warren (as Patrice Oneal)
Chappelle's Show 2003 TV Series Pit Bull
25th Hour 2002 Khari
Paper Soldiers 2002 Big T (as Patrice Oneal)
The Colin Quinn Show 2002 TV Series Various
Apt. 2F 1997 TV Series Comic

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Patrice O'Neal: Elephant in the Room 2011 TV Special writer
Def Comedy Jam 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Best Man 2006/II TV Movie writer
One Night Stand 2005 TV Series
Comedy Central Presents 2003 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
WWE Smackdown! 1999 TV Series 2000-2002
WWE Raw 1993 TV Series 2000-2002

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Patrice O'Neal: Elephant in the Room 2011 TV Special executive producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards 2012 TV Special in memory of
Jim Norton: Please Be Offended 2012 TV Special documentary dedicatee
Louis C.K.: Live at the Beacon Theater 2011 Video documentary dedicated to the memory of

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Love the '90s 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn 2004 TV Series Himself
Just for Laughs 2004 TV Series Himself
Comedy Central Presents 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1997-2002 TV Series Himself
Contest Searchlight 2002 TV Series Himself
Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen 2011 TV Special Himself - Roaster
Patrice O'Neal: Elephant in the Room 2011 TV Special Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2011 TV Series Himself
The Green Room with Paul Provenza 2010 TV Series Himself
Undateable 2010 TV Mini-Series documentary
Rise of the Radio Show 2009 TV Series Himself
Black to the Future 2009 TV Series Himself
Just for Laughs 2009 TV Series Himself
Down and Dirty with Jim Norton 2008 TV Series Himself
Def Comedy Jam 2008 TV Series Himself - Comedian
Wild 100: Top 10 2007 TV Movie Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2006 TV Series Himself
Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner 2006 TV Movie Himself - Roaster
Late Show with David Letterman 2006 TV Series Himself
I Love the '70s: Volume 2 2006 TV Series Himself / Herself
I Love Toys 2006 TV Series documentary Himself (as Patrice Oneal)
The Best Man 2006/II TV Movie Himself
I Love the Holidays 2005 TV Special documentary Himself
I Love the 80's 3-D 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
One Night Stand 2005 TV Series Himself
Weekends at the DL 2005 TV Series Himself
Comedy Central Roast of Jeff Foxworthy 2005 TV Special documentary Himself
I Love the '90s: Part Deux 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Rich & Bonnie 2005 TV Movie Himself

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#Quote
1 [on if he ever considered changing his name] Hell, no. That name made me a man.
2 [on why he did not return to The Office (2005)] It was a six-line character. I just couldn't do it.
3 I like to be loved or hated - I don't like mediocre. So I'd rather have the entire crowd hate me than to have 90% hate me.
4 A lot of people walk out of my show. If I've got 250-300 people in the audience, 20 will walk out. I average about 20 walkouts, which is good. Because everybody else stays, and I love that. That's what comedy is. Not everybody should be laughing at everything at the same time. That's not even natural. My thing is to feel natural, because I don't want to feel like I could just make people laugh at every single joke, every single time, with the same decibel level.

#Trademark
1 His infectious laugh.
2 Confronting audience members.
3 Philosophies on relationships and race relations.

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