How rich is Rickey Smiley?
Rickey Smiley Net Worth:
|Birth date:||Birmingham, Alabama, United States|
|Profession:||Actor, Presenter, Comedian, Radio personality|
|Education:||Alabama State University, Tuskegee University|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
|Albums:||Off the Hook, Volume IV, Prank Phone Call, Prank Phone Calls, Volume II, Rickey Smiley, Volume III|
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Rickey Smiley wiki & biography:
Rickey Smiley Net Worth 2.5 Million
Profession- Stand-up Comedian, Television host, Celebrity, Blogger and Radio personality
Rickey Smiley promises to fame prank phone calls. He is popularly known for getting millions laugh for over 25 years. Also, he’s best known as host of the 2000 season of BET’s “ComicView”. Rickey led the show to its best jump in ratings in the show’s ten-year history. Rickey has created himself as a clean comedian by not using any profanity or sexual innuendo in his shows, consequently appealing to audiences of all ages. According to the sources, Comedian Rickey Smiley has been hailed as “among the funniest people in America” by Jamie Jackson Lambert of the New Pittsburgh Courier.
Early life and Livelihood
Smiley was born in Birmingham, Alabama, United States, in the year 1970, January 1 to be exact.
Smiley faced a number of hardships in his early life. At age 6, Ricky lost his father (shot to departure). Since then his mother leaned on her extended family to help raise Smiley. His grandpa had talk with him on nearly every topic.
The entertainer Rickey Smiley is additionally a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity as well as the Kappa Psi National Band fraternity. These fraternities are known for advising the audience of his membership in his acts. Besides these matters, himself is also a pianist and organist which he regularly plays on his shows as well as in church.
Smiley together with experienced TV producer/manager Roger Bobb created The Rickey Smiley Show, a sitcom starring Smiley as a comedian in 2004. The show is a sitcom centered on his life, the efforts he had taken to raise his children. “The Rickey Smiley Show” is among the most amusing and most compelling morning shows in the usa. The show features the hallmark prank calls, as well as news, advice and the most recent hip hop music. Additionally, he also uses live groups in his shows. In 2008, to take his show nationwide he signed a deal with Syndicated One and now his show, “The Rickey Smiley Show” can be heard on numerous mainstream urban radio stations. Aside from these two shows, Rickey appeared in various other shows for example “Showtime at the Apollo”, HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam” and “Snaps”, “Comic Escape”, “The Nashville Network”, and additionally “Uptown Comedy Club”. Rickey imitates people who he grew up knowing, such as 90-year-old Sister Bernice Jenkins, Coach McClainy and Lil Darrl.
Besides these, smiley has additionally released several comical songs based on his bits, such as “Roll Tide” and “We Miss Robert”.
Some of Smiley’s most famous calls comprise:
* “Buried Alive” — Smiley plays a narcoleptic who works at a funeral home and “fell asleep in one among these caskets” who calls a graveyard asserting that “they done buried me alive” and insists he’s calling from inside a casket on his cell phone.
Using his “Granny” voice again, Smiley calls “Miss Ola Mae Benton Carter Jackson Glenn”, and asks her to pray for a person in her church, who’d been:
* “Uncle Melvin” — Smiley prank calls his uncle, as a man who believes his girlfriend has left him, and who punctuates every remark with the word “dawg” (“Is my girl over there dawg…tell her I adore her, dawg”).
* involved in an ambulance crash
* hit by a train
* had a leg cut off by the Jaws of Life
Smiley subsequently gets the woman to direct the jaws in several verses of “Walk With Me, Lord”, each verse increasing in silliness.
* “She P-E-E-D” — Smiley prank calls an aged woman using his “Granny” voice; the wake of the call causes the woman to laugh so hard that she ends up urinating on herself.
Smiley has released six albums of his prank calls till now. They’re:
* Rickey Smiley: Prank Calls Vol. II
* Rickey Smiley: Vol. III
* Rickey Smiley “Off The Hook Volume 4
* Rickey Smiley: Vol. V
* Rickey Smiley: Vol. 6
Smiley is a proud dad of 10 kids, two of these are biological children and the remainder are adopted children. 10 Kids all live in Birmingham. He visits 10 kids every weekend. He also finds time to devote to church, to charities, to the Big Brother Program and to family.
Marital Status- single
Quotes by him
. “I need people to leave my show knowing that I’m more than humor…. I need to give them something to think about,” Smiley told Lambert.
. “All my characters are real, and they still visit my home church. Lil Darrl is actual. I need everybody to know that. He is actual. His actual name is Derrick, but I changed his name to Lil Darrl, but he’s real … and Bernice is a mix of my great-grandma and my mother all combined together,” Smiley told James Causey of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.