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Richard Pryor

Richard Pryor

Born in Peoria, Illinois, USA on 1st December 1940. Died in 2005 aged 65 years old.
You've seen -- of his 33 trackable films

Richard Pryor was an actor with a career spanning 46 years, from 1968 to 2014, starting at the age of 28. His first film was Wild in the Streets and his last film was And the Oscar Goes To.... A lot of his work was in the Comedy and Drama genres.

Famous Roles: Wally Karew

Known For


Film Film Year Runtime Rating Streaming Options
And the Oscar Goes To... poster And the Oscar Goes To... 2014 1h 40m NR
Cutting Edge Comedians of the '60s & '70s poster Cutting Edge Comedians of the '60s & '70s 2007 2h
Lost Highway poster Lost Highway 1997 2h 14m
Mad Dog Time poster Mad Dog Time 1996 1h 33m
But... Seriously poster But... Seriously 1993 1h 22m
Another You poster Another You 1991 1h 34m R
Harlem Nights poster Harlem Nights 1989 1h 56m R
See No Evil, Hear No Evil poster See No Evil, Hear No Evil 1989 1h 43m R
Moving poster Moving 1988 1h 29m R
Critical Condition poster Critical Condition 1987 1h 40m R
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Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling poster Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling 1986 1h 37m R
Brewster's Millions poster Brewster's Millions 1985 1h 37m PG
Superman III poster Superman III 1983 2h 5m PG
The Toy poster The Toy 1982 1h 42m PG
Some Kind of Hero poster Some Kind of Hero 1982 1h 37m R
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Bustin' Loose poster Bustin' Loose 1981 1h 34m R
Stir Crazy poster Stir Crazy 1980 1h 30m R
The Muppet Movie poster The Muppet Movie 1979 1h 37m G
California Suite poster California Suite 1978 1h 43m PG
The Wiz poster The Wiz 1978 2h 14m G
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Blue Collar poster Blue Collar 1978 1h 54m R
Greased Lightning poster Greased Lightning 1977 1h 36m PG
The Complete Richard Pryor Roast poster The Complete Richard Pryor Roast 1977 43m
Silver Streak poster Silver Streak 1976 1h 54m PG
Car Wash poster Car Wash 1976 1h 37m PG
The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings poster The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings 1976 1h 50m PG
Adiós Amigo poster Adiós Amigo 1975 1h 27m
Uptown Saturday Night poster Uptown Saturday Night 1974 1h 44m
Hit! poster Hit! 1973 2h 15m
The Mack poster The Mack 1973 1h 50m R
Lady Sings the Blues poster Lady Sings the Blues 1972 2h 24m R
Uncle Tom's Fairy Tales poster Uncle Tom's Fairy Tales 1969 40m
Wild in the Streets poster Wild in the Streets 1968 1h 34m R

Regularly Credited With

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Gene Wilder
4 films together
Robin Williams's profile
Robin Williams
3 films together
Steve Martin's profile
Steve Martin
3 films together
Billy Dee Williams's profile
Billy Dee Williams
3 films together
Ned Beatty's profile
Ned Beatty
3 films together
Franklyn Ajaye
Franklyn Ajaye
3 films together
George Carlin's profile
George Carlin
3 films together
Virginia Capers
Virginia Capers
3 films together
Bill Cosby's profile
Bill Cosby
3 films together


His Top Genres 1
27% Comedy
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His Top Years
10% 1978
+ 24 more
Top Character Types
34% Baseball Player
+ 2 more
Hero or Villain?
100% Good
Role Type
100% Lead

1 Genres are counted according to total films, not total genres, as such the overall total of all genress will be more than 100%.

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Richard Pryor FAQ

How old was Richard Pryor when he died?

65 years old.

When was Richard Pryor born?

1st December 1940

Where was Richard Pryor born?

Peoria, Illinois, USA

Has Richard Pryor won an Oscar?

No, he never won an Oscar.

Has Richard Pryor won a BAFTA?

No, he never won an BAFTA.

What ethnicity is Richard Pryor?

He was Black.