William Bellamy (born 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 coining the phrase "booty call", described as a late night call to a potential paramour with the intention of meeting strictly for sex.
April 7, 1965
Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
|Spouse||Kristen Baker (2001–present)|
Early life and family
For many years, Bellamy was a staple on MTV, a VJ and the host of several MTV programs including MTV Jamz and MTV Beach House. He 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. He also appeared on two episodes of the TV show Kenan and Kel. Additionally, he voiced Skeeter on the Nickelodeon television show Cousin Skeeter.
In 2002, Bellamy had a co-starring role in the Fox Network television show Fastlane alongside Peter Facinelli and Tiffani Thiessen. He also appeared frequently as a "roundtable" guest on the late night E! talk show Chelsea Lately. Bellamy hosted seasons 5 and 6 of NBC's Last Comic Standing reality show (2007 and 2008). In 2014, he had a recurring role as Councilman Powell on the TV Land original series Hot in Cleveland. He voiced Marcus Hill, a playable character in the 2005 updated version of the NARC video game.
|1993||Joey Breaker||Ace Man|
|Who's the Man?||K.K.|
|Austin Powers' Electric Psychedelic Pussycat Swingers Club||The Swingers Club||TV Movie|
|How to Be a Player||Drayton Jackson|
|1999||Love Stinks||Larry Garnett|
|Any Given Sunday||Jimmy Sanderson|
|2001||The Brothers||Brian Palmer|
|2002||Three Big Words||-||Short|
|Buying the Cow||Jonesy|
|The Real Mario Grey||Dr. Getty||Short|
|2006||Getting Played||Mark Sellers||TV Movie|
|2010||Lottery Ticket||Giovanni Watson|
|2012||Noobz||Brian Bankrupt Simmons|
|2013||10 Rules for Sleeping Around||Dwayne|
|2016||Kindergarten Cop 2||Sanders|
|The Bounce Back||Terry Jackson|
|2019||Twenty to One||Narrator||TV Movie|
|2020||A Dark Foe||Rocco|
|2021||A Rich Christmas||Marshall Rich||TV Movie|
|2022||Back on the Strip||Tyriq|
|1989||The Play on One||Antique Dealer||Episode: "Heartland"|
|1991–95||It's Showtime at the Apollo||Himself||Episode: "Episode #4.22" & #6.9" & #8.19"|
|1993||MTV Beach House||Himself/Host||Host: Season 1|
|1998–01||Cousin Skeeter||Skeeter||Main Cast|
|2000||The Jamie Foxx Show||Andre||Episode: "Partner fo' Life"|
|2001–02||Men, Women & Dogs||Jeremiah||Main Cast|
|2002–03||Fastlane||Deaqon 'Deaq' Hayes||Main Cast|
|2004||Half & Half||James Lewis||Episode: "The Big Birth-Date Episode"|
|2006||Caerdydd||Mr. Howard||Episode: "Episode #1.1"|
|2007–08||October Road||Stratton Lorb||Recurring Cast|
|2010||Castle||Mickey Reed||Episode: "The Late Shaft"|
|Royal Pains||Aristotle||Episode: "The Hankover"|
|Meet the Browns||Anthony||Recurring Cast: Season 4|
|2012||BlackBoxTV Presents||Headshot||Episode: "AEZP: Execution Style"|
|2012–13||Mr. Box Office||Marcus Jackson||Main Cast|
|2013||White Collar||Delmon Wells||Episode: "Empire City"|
|2014||Hot in Cleveland||Councilman Jim Powell||Recurring Cast: Season 5|
|2015||Murder in the First||PA Announcer||Episode: "Bruja Blanca"|
|2018||Insecure||Kev'yn||Recurring Cast: Season 3|
|2020||S.W.A.T.||Jackie Shaw||Episode: "Knockout"|
|Self Made||Sweetness||2 Episodes|
|1995||Da Brat||"Give It 2 You"|
|1997||Foxy Brown||"Big Bad Mamma"|
|2005||Narc||Marcus Hill (voice)|
|2006||L.A. Rush||Lidell Ray (voice)|
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- Bill Bellamy Biography – Yahoo! Movies Archived June 22, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
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- Bill Bellamy (I) – Biography
- Bill Bellamy Biography at TVGuide.com
- Staff. "BILL BELLAMY'S CLEAN, STYLISH AND STILL FUNNY", The Charlotte Observer, May 6, 1994. Accessed March 10, 2011. ""The real Bill is the son of New Jersey parents who worked overtime to send him to Seton Hall Preparatory Academy and Rutgers University where he majored in economics."
- "Bill Bellamy: Full Throttle Family Man, Funny Man". NPR.org. Retrieved 2021-03-11.
- "Comedian Bill Bellamy discusses his legacy ahead of Pittsburgh Improv shows | TribLIVE.com". triblive.com. 21 August 2019. Retrieved 2021-03-11.
- "Bill Bellamy to Star in Fox Family Comedy From Chris Case". The Hollywood Reporter. 2016-03-16. Retrieved 2021-03-11.
- "News: Midway Signs Bill Bellamy for NARC". gamershell.com. Archived from the original on 2010-03-05.
- Wakeman, Gregory (13 August 2015). "Dolph Lundgren's Kindergarten Cop 2 Has To Be Awesome, Right?". CinamaBlend. CinemaBlend. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
- NJ.com, Amy Kuperinsky | NJ Advance Media for (2020-01-02). "Bill Bellamy joins Octavia Spencer in Madam C.J. Walker series coming to Netflix". nj. Retrieved 2021-03-11.