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Patrice O'Neal Biography

Birth Name:
Patrice Lumumba Malcolm Oneal
Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States

Fast Facts

  • Named after Patrice Lumumba, the leader of the Congolese independence movement in the 1960s
  • Played football in high school and earned a partial scholarship to Northeastern University
  • Decided to pursue comedy after a comedian he was heckling challenged him to come onstage
  • Was a regular guest on The Opie & Anthony Show
  • His final television appearance was as a roaster at the Comedy Central's Roast of Charlie Sheen
  • Passed away due to complications from a stroke he suffered on October 19, 2011


  • Georgie -- Mother
  • Zinder -- Sister
  • Aymilyon -- Stepdaughter
  • Vondecarlo Brown -- Wife