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George Wallace: Comedian And Actor

GEORGE WALLACE
Comedian And Actor


By the age of six, George Wallace knew he wanted to be a comedian. Inspired by such comedy greats as Red Skelton, Redd Foxx, Johnny Carson, Richard Pryor and Milton Berle, he knew he would one day achieve his dream. However, in order to be comfortable and successful, George realized that he had to have a "financial cushion." With ambitious intentions, George left his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia to attend college at the University of Akron in Ohio. Upon graduation, armed with degrees in transportation and marketing, George hit the job market. Yet his future in comedy always remained alive in the back of his mind.

George Wallace began his adult professional life selling rags to dentists, mechanics, airlines and all others whom he could convince there existed a need for these cloth items. However, after a year he decided it was time to move up from rags to riches. He began working in transit advertising and within a couple of years, progressed to become Vice President of a company where he sold and supervised the selling of ad space on the sides of mass transit vehicles. Throughout this entire time. George Wallace was known as a successful businessman. Unbeknownst to all, his life in sales was only a pit stop on his strategically planned career path towards the first love of his life - COMEDY.

As soon as George Wallace was ready to change careers, the transition occurred smoothly. Within a week Wallace was seen onstage at a comedy club and was offered a job writing for "The Redd Foxx Show." According to George, sales and comedy are very similar - "In advertising I had to sell space, whereas in comedy I have to sell myself."

As his reputation in comedy grew, George Wallace was suggested as a competitor for cable television special "The Big Laff Off." He won over 15 entrants and captured the first prize of $2,000 and club engagements all over the country. From there, the jokes started flowing quicker and the audiences kept laughing.

1995, George Wallace won an American Comedy Award as "BEST STAND UP COMEDIAN" after having been nominated four years in a row and was featured in his own HBO ONE NIGHT STAND.

George Wallace has appeared in several motion pictures including THE WASH, THREE STRIKES, LITTLE NICKY, A RAGE IN HARLEM, PUNCHLINE, BERT RIGBY YOU'RE A FOOL, HOT TO TROT, THINGS ARE TOUGH ALL OVER, POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE, BATMAN FOREVER and MEET WALLY SPARKS. He recently completed filming the Touchtone Pictures comedy LADYKILLERS opposite Tom Hanks. Written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, Wallace will play a sheriff who is challenged by an eccentric Southern professor {Hanks} and his gang of thieves who scheme to rob a riverboat casino.

In addition, George Wallace's television credits include the 2002 Hallmark movie SANTA, JR. in which he co-starred with Lauren Holly and Judd Nelson. George also had guest-starring roles in SEINFIELD, THE PARKERS, IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT, TALL HOPES, THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR, ARLISS and MOESHA. George also portrayed boxing impresario Don King in the NBC Special, TV OR NOT TV.

George Wallace’s other television credits include appearances of THE TONIGHT SHOW, OPRAH, HOLLYWOOD SQUARES, LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, ROSIE O'DONNELL, LIVE WITH REGIS & KATHIE LEE, POLITCALLY INCORRECT, ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, E! ENTERTAINMENT, EXTRA and guest-hosting LATER on NBC.

George Wallace has appeared at such clubs as The Comedy Store, Budd Friedman's Improvisation, Catch a Rising Star, and The Punch Line, and is currently selling out concert venues across the country.

George Wallace derives his comedy from everyday, simple sharing moments of life. He finds humor everywhere he turns - from the media to relationships to dialogue cliches. At all costs, he avoids standard opening lines and is know to be an ace where reading an audience is concerned, playing with them throughout traps and tricks. Among other comedians George is known as "the guy who can roll the room over if it's dead" George looks forward to more acting roles in film and television. Yet most important to him is having fun with comedy. "There is no sex or drug that makes you feel as good as being funny onstage. Nothing is better than comedy - I'd do it for free. Well...."