D.L. Hughley

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Hughley is the second of four children. His father was an airline maintenance worker and his mother was a homemaker. He grew up in L.A.'s South Central where he was a member of the Bloods gang after getting kicked out of high school. However, he turned his life around after a cousin was shot. He quit the gang and got a job as a telemarketer for the... See full bio »

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The Hughleys Producer
Scary Movie 3 John Wilson
The Brothers Derrick West


Hide Hide Show Show Producer (8 credits)
 2019 The D.L. Hughley Show (TV Series) (executive producer - 78 episodes)
- VTR: "THE DL HUGHLEY SHOW" EP 1003 (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.78 (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.77 (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.76 (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.75 (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2012 D.L. Hughley: The Endangered List (TV Special documentary) (executive producer)
 2012 D.L. Hughley: Reset (TV Special documentary) (executive producer)
 2008-2009 D.L. Hughley Breaks the News (TV Series) (executive producer - 16 episodes)
- Episode #2.9 (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.8 (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.7 (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.6 (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.5 (2009) ... (executive producer)
 2007 D.L. Hughley: Unapologetic (TV Special documentary) (executive producer)
 2005 Weekends at the DL (TV Series) (executive producer - 28 episodes)
- Episode #1.28 (2005) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.27 (2005) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.26 (2005) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.25 (2005) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.24 (2005) ... (executive producer)
  The Hughleys (TV Series) (producer - 45 episodes, 1998 - 2000) (executive producer - 44 episodes, 2000 - 2002)
- It's a Girl: Part 2 (2002) ... (executive producer)
- It's a Girl: Part 1 (2002) ... (executive producer)
- How Hattie Got Her Groove Back (2002) ... (executive producer)
- Directed by Darryl Hughley (2002) ... (executive producer)
- You've Got Male (2002) ... (executive producer)
 1999 D.L. Hughley: Goin' Home (TV Special documentary) (executive producer)
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Show Show Actor (26 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (138 credits)
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Other Works:

TV commercial for 1 800 CALL ATT (2002) See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 3 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

MySpace | Official Site

Alternate Names:

D. L. Hughley | Dio Hughley


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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[on Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006)] I think that like most things that are highly touted - the number-one draft pick - we crumpled under the weight of expectations. I think that's a fairly common phenomenon. I think we could have not taken ourselves so seriously. We pulled back the curtain too much. It's like when you go to a restaurant: It can be the best restaurant in the world, but I ... See more »


He and fellow "Original Kings of Comedy" comic/friend Steve Harvey, share the distinction of a cast member from "The Jeffersons" having made guest appearances on their self-titled sitcoms as their TV mothers: Marla Gibbs, played D.L. Hughley's mother (and in the movie "The Brothers" as well), and Isabel Sanford, played Steve Harvey's mother. See more »


Often uses his childhood experiences for his comedy routines

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