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Godfrey is a renowned comedian, actor, and voice actor from Lincoln, Nebraska.
He has given numerous stand-up comedy shows in comedy clubs and television shows and has worked on multiple films. He is well acclaimed for his work throughout his career.
Godfrey has made his appearance on BET, VH1, Comedy Central, and feature films like 'Original Gangstas', 'Soul Plane', 'Johnson Family Vacation', and 'Zoolander'. Godfrey was also featured in the 7-up advertisement and he is also the cast member of the reality television show 'The It Factor'.
Godfrey is also known for playing Mr. Tall and Mr. Stubborn in Season 2 of 'The Mr. Men Show' and hosting 'Bullseye', a FOX game show. He also hosted SiriusXM, his radio show until he separated himself from the show, on July 1, 2019.
Godfrey owns and hosts his podcast called 'In Godfrey We Trust', which runs on the Gas digital network. Godfrey has associated and worked with multiple social media influencers like King Bach and Destorm Power. He was a frequent guest on VladTV.
Comedian Godfrey's net worth is estimated to be around $3 million.
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Godfrey is 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) tall.
As of 2022, Godfrey is 53 years old.
Godfrey was born on July 21, 1969, to a Nigerian couple in Lincoln, Nebraska. They belong to the Igbo tribe of Nigerian heritage. To escape the Nigerian Civil war, his family migrated to the USA. He is the nephew of Sonny Okosun, a famous renowned Nigerian musician.
Godfrey grew up in Chicago. He enrolled in Lane Technical College Preparatory High School. Later he acquired an academic scholarship to the University of Illinois, where he studied psychology. He formed the varsity football team at the university and performed with his new teammates at a traditional talent show. He stole the show, gained positive impressions from his coaches and teammates, and discovered his comedic talent.
The actor Godfrey prefers to keep his personal life private.
Godfrey displayed his first stand-up comedy skills at the All Jokes Aside Comedy Club in Chicago during the early ’90s. He made his New York debut at Carolines on Broadway, and the Comic Strip Live and partnered with Williams Morris Talent agency. He frequently appeared on television, initially behind the cameras as a warm-up comedian for Soul Man and 'The Cosby Show'.
Godfrey was featured as a stand-up comedian for NBC's 'Friday Night Videos' during his initial on-screen television shows, followed by minor film roles. During the 2000s Godfrey was featured in the Aspen Comedy Festival and on Premium Blend by Comedy Central.
He also played comedic roles in numerous films, and one of them is the film 'Soul Plane' where he presented himself as a pilot. Godfrey also acted in many episodes of BET's 'Comic View'. He hosts a podcast called 'In Godfrey We Trust'.
In January 2011, Godfrey's first one-hour special, 'Godfrey: Black By Accident' was shot for Comedy Central at Gremary theater in New York to a standing-room-only audience. Godfrey was invited as a guest to Mike Ward's show at the Just For Laughs Festival and he won his solo show called 'The Godfrey Complex' at the same show.
On August 12, 2016, Godfrey's second one-hour show, 'Godfrey: Regular Black' was shot in his hometown, Chicago.
Godfrey has acted in many films, some of them are, Marcus in 'Original Gangstas' (1996), as Chidi Egbuna in 'Chain Reaction' (1996), as Janitor Derek in 'Zoolander' (2001), as Gaeman in 'Soul Plane' (2004), as Jasper in 'The Cookout' (2004), as Griffin in 'Virginia' (2005), as Dogan in 'Short Fuse' (2005), as Akibo in 'Phat Girlz' (2006), as Perry in 'Dead Body' (2007), as Santa/ Bob the angel in 'A Dennis The Menace Christmas' (2007), as Sabio in 'Careless' (2007), as Dante in 'Stand Up' (2008), as Bum in 'Bum Boot Camp' (2008), as Kevin in 'Don't Shoot The Pharmacist' (2008), as Jerome in 'The Sweep' (2008), as Jamal in 'Unemployed' (2008), as Omar in 'Omar Saved From Cheating' (2009), as Genie in 'A Man, A Woman, A Genie, A Gun' (2010), as TJ in 'Bronx Warrants' (2012), as Officers Michaels in 'Like Lambs' (2016), as Mayor Joubert Lafitte in 'The Hudson Tribes' (2016), as Marcus Crawford in 'Rapid Eye Movement' (2019), as Hag's father in 'The Binge' (2020), as Herbie in 'The Truth About Santa Claus' (2020), as Gabriel Jackson in 'Americanish' (2021), as Stan the driver in 'Athazagora' (2021).
Some of his television shows are 'Midnight Mac' (1995) as HBO executive, as Mfune Umbwebwe in 'LateLine' (1999), as a host in 'Thunderbox' (2000), as a host in 'Rock Of Ages' (2000), as a host in '30 by 30: Kid Flicks' (2000), as a host in 'The It Factor' (2002), as a host in 'I Bet You Will' (2002), as a host in 'Late Friday' (2002), as a host in 'It's Showtime At The Apollo' (2002), as Ricky in 'Third Watch' (2002), as a host in 'The Celebrity Look-alike Show' (2003), as a host in 'I Love The ’80s Strikes Back' (2003), as a host in 'I Love The ’90s' (2004), as a host in 'Retrosexual: The 80's'(2004), as a host in 'I Love The ’90s : The Deux' (2005), as himself in 'Black In The ’80s' (2005), as himself in 'Comedy Central Presents' (2005), as himself in 'All Shades of Fine: 25 Hottest Women Of The Past 25 Years' (2005), as himself in 'Made You Look: Top 25 Moments Of The BET History' (2005), as himself in 'I Love The ’80s 3-D' (2005), as himself in 'I Love The Holidays' (2005), as himself in 'BET's Top 25 Countdown' (2006), as himself in 'I Love Toys' (2006), as himself in 'I Love The ’70s: Volume 2' (2006), as himself in '100 Greatest Songs Of The ’80s' (2006), as himself in 'Celebrity Paranormal Project' (2006), as himself in 'Bring That Year Back: Laugh Now, Cry Later' (2006), as himself in 'Comics Unleashed' (2006-2014), as himself in 'What I Learned About... From The Movies' (2007), as himself in 'I Love The New Millennium' (2008).
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