Bill Bellamy ~ Special Event

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Bill Bellamy ~ Special Event

Staying busy is not a problem for Bill Bellamy, whose flourishing

career encompasses the worlds of feature film, television, comedy and

more. His career is on the rise, yet his feet remain firmly planted on

the ground. Bellamy just completed filming the independent feature

GETTING PLAYED starring opposite Vivica A. Fox, Carmen Electra and

Stacey Dash. The romantic comedy revolves around three beautiful women

who make a game of trying to seduce a random male target played by

Bellamy. In the 2002 ? 2003 television season, Bill starred in the FOX

series FASTLANE from McG, director of Charlie?s Angels. The one-hour

drama followed two cops, Bellamy as Deaqon Hayes and Peter Facinelli as

Van Ray, as they go undercover to take down the highest ? and lowest ?

criminals in Los Angeles.

In 2001, he starred in the WB sitcom MEN, WOMEN & DOGS, as one of

four twenty-something male friends whose lives center around their

girlfriends, their careers and their dogs, but not necessarily in that

order. In 2001, Bellamy co-starred in the Screen Gems comedy hit THE

BROTHERS opposite D.L. Hughley, Shemar Moore and Morris Chestnut. The

film followed three black professionals as they faced the imminent

marriage of a longtime friend and reformed playboy. Bellamy?s other

film credits include his role in Oliver Stone?s highly lauded film ANY

GIVEN SUNDAY, a graphic depiction of the behind-the-scenes politics and

antics of an NFL team. Bellamy portrayed superstar wide receiver Jimmy

Sanderson in an ensemble cast that included Al Pacino, James Woods,

Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx and Dennis Quaid. Also in 1999, Bill starred

in the independent feature LOVE STINKS, opposite French Stewart,

Bridgette Wilson and Tyra Banks. Bellamy made his feature film debut in

the spring of 1997, opposite Nia Long and Larenz Tate in the critically

acclaimed romantic comedy LOVE JONES for New Line Cinema. He

successfully followed that with his leading man debut in the hit

comedy, Def Jam?s HOW TO BE A PLAYER for Gramercy Pictures in the

summer of 1997. Bellamy also starred as the voice of Skeeter in

Nickelodeon?s hit action-comedy series Cousin Skeeter. He was nominated

for an NAACP Image Award for his outstanding performance on the show.

For five years Bill had the unique opportunity to host MTV JAMZ where

he was able to cleverly blend an eclectic mix of street culture, locker

room observations and a myriad of experiences placing Bill well ahead

of the new generation of funny men. It was the combination of Bill?s

professionalism, style and charismatic personality which scored him top

interviews with some of the hottest talent in town. Bellamy continues

to keep his comedy chops sharp with regular stand-up appearances at

comedy clubs and arenas across the country. His intelligence and

infectious humor landed the comedian a guest-correspondent stint on

Entertainment Tonight. Bellamy also co-hosted the prestigious Malibu

MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards and the Diversity Awards with Kathy

Griffin for the Multicultural Motion Pictures Association. Bill?s

universal appeal has also landed him duties as a national celebrity

spokesperson for both AT&T and Pepsi. In 1998, he appeared opposite

Los Angeles Lakers? Shaquille O?Neal in a national Reebok television

commercial campaign.

The eldest of three children, Bill used his real life experiences

growing up in Newark, New Jersey as stepping-stones to his comedy,

stating ?The things I talk about in my comedy are my experiences. I

just do what I know.? Bellamy entered comedy as a lark. While at

Rutgers University, he entered a male beauty pageant and won after he

showcased a hidden talent ?

comedy. After winning numerous amateur competitions, Bellamy moved on

to work his act in some of the top comedy clubs across the country. He

made his national television debut as a featured guest on Showtime at

the Apollo. His success with the ?toughest audience in the world?

caught the attention of comedy producers Bernie Brillstein and Russell

Simmons. The two immediately signed him on as a guest star of HBO?s Def

Comedy Jam. Soon after, Bellamy starred in his own Showtime comedy

special BOOTY CALL, which became one of the network?s top-rated

specials. The rest, as they say, is history.

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