Aries Spears (born April 3, 1975) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice artist, and comedian. Spears was a regular on Fox's sketch comedy series MADtv, appearing in 198 episodes, making him the second longest-serving cast member on the show falling behind Michael McDonald. He recently released a new special called Aries Spears: Hollywood, Look I'm Smiling.
Spears was born in New York, NY. His mother Doris Spears is a jazz singer. Spears moved to New Jersey at age 11 and attended Arthur M. Judd Elementary School. He became a comedian at 14, performing stand-up comedy in various comedy clubs in New York City. He was expelled for fighting during his sophomore year in North Brunswick Township High School in North Brunswick Township, at age 17. Spears started doing his own comedy routine around his hometown.
By the age of 17, he landed a part in the movie Malcolm X. Shortly thereafter, Spears was cast in a starring role opposite Glenn Frey in South of Sunset (1993).
Spears' other movies included Home of Angels (1994), starring Abe Vigoda, Sherman Hemsley and Joe Frazier.
Spears also appeared in The Pest (1997) opposite John Leguizamo, Jerry Maguire (1996), and Out-of-Sync (1995).
In the fall of 2007, the comedian was featured in the University of California, Riverside's Welcome Week.
Aries Spears joined the cast of MADtv during its 3rd season in 1997, and left at the end of its 10th season in 2005, for a total of 8 seasons.
Spears recently appeared on a season 2 episode of Mind of Mencia, which parodied Jamie Foxx's role in Kanye West's music video for "Gold Digger".
Spears can also be found in the TV series The Underground as well as the role of Wizard Kelly in The Proud Family.
Spears has recently been on the Covino and Rich radio talk show, and has criticized rapper Soulja Boy Tell 'Em. Spears challenged Soulja Boy Tell 'Em to a rap battle, claiming he will win easily.
Spears appeared in 2 episodes of Frank TV as Shaquille O'Neal.