Chris Spencer is an Jamaican American actor, comedian, writer, and producer. He was the first host of the syndicated late night talk show Vibe, based on the magazine of the same name. He has gone on to star in several film projects such as The Sixth Man, Significant Others, and Postal.
Chris is also one of the most sought after writers having done projects with Wayans family, Jamie Foxx, and was significant in helping Nick Cannon create MTV's Wild 'N Out. Chris Spencer also travels the country as a standup comedian and has performed on The Chris Rock Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live and HBO's Def Comedy Jam. Chris and fellow friends, Al Madrigal and Maz Jobrani are on a weekly podcast, Minivan Men.
It's hard to keep a straight face when talking to Chris Spencer. Extremely talented and hilarious, this quick-witted funnyman began his stint in the entertainment industry at the age of six, as a star in a national television commercial for Mattel's Tuff Stuff Toys. Today, his resume ranges across several sectors of the industry, with more than 30 television commercials, nine feature films, several television show appearances, a published book, and numerous nationwide comedy tours.
If Spencer looks familiar, it's probably because you may have seen his work. Television credits include America's Next Top Model, ER, Soul Food, and The Jamie Foxx Show. His film credits include Black Dynamite, Sin, The Sixth Man, and Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood. Spencer has 18 years of experience as a stand up comic. He has two comedy specials on Showtime. One, he executive produced and hosted entitled, Chris Spencer's Minority Report, and the other is his one-man show entitled, Chris Spencer...the Other Chris. He has also performed on Lopez Tonight, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and Def Comedy Jam to name a few.
Additionally, Spencer is currently one of the hottest comedic writers and producers in Hollywood. VH1, Comedy Central, and HBO have all used his talents to springboard many of their latest projects. Comic talents such as Will Smith, P. Diddy, Damon Wayans, and Cedric the Entertainer all call on his comedic talents when it's time to rewrite their act, special, or television/film script. Spencer was also the head writer of MTV's Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out and is currently one of the head writers on Jamie Foxx's new sketch comedy show on Fox, titled The Afterparty. He also published the best seller, 150 Ways to Tell If You're Ghetto. Notable writer/producer projects also include the ESPY Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, BET Hip Hop Awards, Soul Train Awards, and all comedy specials for Jamie Foxx.
He also hosts the hottest night in comedy called Trippin' on Tuesdays at The Comedy Store in Hollywood. On any given night, expect to see Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Martin Lawrence, or Chris Tucker on this incredible stage. Hollywood's elite come here to not only look for new talent, but to enjoy a fun-filled night. Regulars include Spike Lee, Eddie Murphy, and Russell Simmons.