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Rickey Smiley


Smiley was born in Birmingham, Alabama. He graduated from Woodlawn High School in Birmingham and went to Tuskegee Job Corps Center, and attended college at Alabama State University in Montgomery, Alabama. He is a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity and Kappa Kappa Psi National Band fraternity is known for informing audiences of his membership in his acts. Smiley is also a pianist and an organist often playing on his shows and in church.

Smiley has two biological children,and has adopted eight others.

Smiley appeared as the host of the 2000 season of BET's "ComicView" program. He has also appeared on "Showtime at the Apollo", HBO's "Def Comedy Jam", HBO's "Snaps", "The Nashville Network", "Uptown Comedy Club", and "Comic Escape". His original comedy routines often feature the role-play of fictional characters such as "Bernice Jenkins" (AKA Granny Swims, Ms. Johnson or Mrs. Francis), "Lil' Daryl", "Rusty Dale" and "Beauford". Bernice Jenkins has a grandson named Rufus, who's a stereotype of the modern day "Gangsta". He is referenced in "Two Of My Toes Fell Off" and another prank phone call where Smiley calls a pharmacy.

Smiley became the morning show personality for radio station KBFB in Dallas, Texas in April 2004. The show features the trademark prank calls, as well as news, information and the latest hip hop music. In 2008, Smiley signed a deal with Syndicated One (a syndicated radio division of Radio One) to take the show nationwide, and The Rickey Smiley Morning Show is now heard on a number of mainstream urban radio stations.

He has also released several humorous songs based on his bits, such as "Roll Tide" featuring his redneck character Buford, and "We Miss Robert", based on a routine of his in which a friend of a deceased drug dealer performs a rap song called "We Miss Robert" at the funeral, which is actually a song about a woman, performed in hopes of landing a record deal. He currently has a syndicated morning show that is aired on urban radio stations throughout the United States.

Smiley had a starring role in Ice Cube's Friday After Next.

Rickey Smiley (born in Birmingham, Alabama) is a standup comedian, Television Host, actor, member of Omega Psi Phi and radio personality best known for his prank phone calls.
The calls feature Smiley using a disguised voice and talking to whoever answers the phone.
Smiley is a graduate of Alabama State University. He is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and is known for informing audiences of his membership in his acts.
Smiley is also a pianist and often plays the piano in his shows.



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