|Name:||William "Bill" Bellamy|
|Born:||April 7, 1965|
|Known for:||his MTV work|
Bill Bellamy (born William Bellamy on April 7, 1965) is an American Actor and stand-up comedian. Bellamy first gained national notoriety on HBO's Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam where he is credited for creating or coning the phrase "Booty Call" which is mostly often described as a late night call to a potential paramour with the intention of meeting strictly for sex.
Bellamy is an African-American. Bellamy attended Seton Hall Preparatory School in South Orange, New Jersey (Now located in West Orange) before moving on to major in economics at Rutgers University.
For Many Years, Bellamy was a staple on MTV, a VJ and the host of several programs including MTV Jamz and MTV Beach House. Bellamy went on to star in a number of movies including: Fled, Love Jones, The Brothers, How to Be a Player, Getting Played and Any Given Sunday. Bellamy also appeared on two episodes of the Nickelodeon sitcom Kenan and Kel. Additionally, he performed Skeeter on the Nickelodeon series Cousin Skeeter.
In 2002, Bellamy was given a co-starring role in the short-lived Fox tv series Fastlane alongside co-stars Peter Facinelli and Tiffani-Amber Thiessen.
Bellamy formerly was the host and executive producer of Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes? on TV One. Bellamy also appeared frequently as a "roundtable" guest on the late night E! talk show Chelsea Lately.
Bellamy also provided voice acting to Marcus Hill, a playable character in the 2005 updated version of the NARC video game.
Bellamy also hosted Seasons 5-6 of NBC's Last Comic Standing reality series from 2007 until 2008.
In 2014, Bellamy had a recurring role as councilman Powell on the TV Land Original sitcom Hot in Cleveland. Additionally, Bellamy was the former host of the syndicated game show Let's Ask America replacing original host Kevin Pereira in that year. LAA was cancelled in 2015.
Bellamy has been married to Kristen Baker since 2001.
Bellamy is the cousin of famous basketball player Shaquille O'Neal as well.
Bellamy is an avid New York Knicks fan.
- Last Comic Standing (2007-2008)
- Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes? (2006-2009)
- Let's Ask America (2014-2015)
- Figure it Out (1998)
- Hollywood Squares (2001)
- Thank God You're Here (2007)
- Who Gets the Last Laugh? (2013)
- Funny You Should Ask (2017)
- Celebrity Family Feud (2021)
|Last Comic Standing|
|Other notable contestants||
Ant • Ty Barnett • Doug Benson • Rebecca Corry • Lavell Crawford Dante • Gerry Dee • Mike DeStefano • Debra DiGiovanni • Bil Dwyer • Joey Gay • Todd Glass • Gary Gulman • Tim Harmston • Ralph Harris • Corey Holcomb • Gabriel Iglesias • Sean Kent • Kristin Key • Matt Kirshen • Jay London • April Macie • Mary Mack • Kathleen Madigan • Ralphie May • Bonnie McFarlane • Dave Mordal • Eddie Pepitone • Tammy Pescatelli • Chris Porter • Tommy Ryman • Jimmy Shubert • Amy Schumer • Rich Vos • Gina Yashere