Donald G. Reed
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|Donald G. Reed|
|Born||Oakland, California, United States, November 23, 1959 ,|
|Occupation||comedian, television actor and writer|
Donald Gene Reed (born November 23, 1959), often referred to as Don Reed, is an American television actor, writer, author and comedian.
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Television career: 1987–present
In the summer of 1987, Don Reed made his first television debut on The Cosby Show's television spin-off, A Different World, which he played "Chip St. Charles", who Denise Huxtable had a crush on, he left the show in 1989.
Reed was performing stand-up comedy at NACA and impressed Bill Cosby who signed him for 2 episodes in 1987, when Reed made his television debut as Chip Saint Charles on A Different World, then Reed made his final appearance on the show in 1989. Then was cast as "Fingers" in a film called Dance to Win, which was released on December 1, 1989 in the United States. Reed also appeared on the HBO television program, Dream On in 1990, then he appeared on Robert Townsend's ventures: an HBO television special Robert Townsend and His Partners in Crime (1991) and The Meteor Man (1993) as a Drug worker.
Reed was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards: one for Dream On, The Cosby Show and Robert Townsend and His Partners in Crime in 1989.
- 'East 14th' writer could go back home again, Sfgate (February 18, 2010) (confirming age and birthdate: "I am now 50, as of Nov. 23")
- Don Reed Tells Life Tale In 'East 14th', NPR, August 12, 2008
- 'East 14th' to play New World Stage, Variety, June 23, 2008 (" Reed, who played Chip St. Charles on NBC's "A Different World,"")
- East Goes South, New York Post, July 17, 2008 ("The 46-year-old, best known for his role as Chip St. Charles on TV's "A Different World," grew up in Oakland, Calif., ")
- COMEDIAN DON REED RACES DOWN FAST TRACK TO LAUGHS AND SUCCESS, Rocky Mountain News (August 30, 1991)
- Reed clings to clean side of clowning, Colorado Springs Gazette, March 29, 1991
- Don Reed's East 14th: True Tales of a Reluctant Player never totally finds its footing, Sfweekly, July 8, 2009