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Paul Mooney (Comedian) Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography

Paul Mooney Quick Info
Height 6 ft 0½ in
Weight 85 kg
Date of Birth August 4, 1941
Zodiac Sign Leo
Date of Death May 19, 2021

Paul Mooney was an American comedian, writer, social critic, and actor who gained recognition as a writer for comedian Richard Pryor and for his collaborations with Redd Foxx, Eddie Murphy, and Dave Chappelle. He had been a part of a number of shows and movies which include Paul Mooney: Analyzing White America, The Richard Pryor Show, The Buddy Holly Story, Which Way Is Up?In the Army NowChappelle’s Show, Know Your History: Jesus Is Black; So Was CleopatraMeet the BlacksThe Larry Sanders Show, Sanford and SonIn Living ColorJudge Mooney, and Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling.

Born Name

Paul Gladney

Other Name

Paul Mooney

Paul Mooney pictured at a promotional event for Charlie Murphy to promote his book 'The Making of a Stand Up Guy' in December 2009
Paul Mooney pictured at a promotional event for Charlie Murphy to promote his book ‘The Making of a Stand Up Guy’ in December 2009 (Timothy M. Moore / Flickr / CC BY 3.0)


He was born on August 4, 1941.


At the age of 79, he died of a heart attack on May 19, 2021, at his home in Oakland, California, United States.

Sun Sign


Born Place

Shreveport, Louisiana, United States





Paul Mooney studied at Berkeley High School located in Berkeley, California, United States.


Comedian, Writer, Social Critic, Actor


  • Father – George Gladney
  • Mother – LaVoya Ealy
  • Others – Aimay Ealy (Maternal Grandmother)


Stand-up Comedy, Television, Film, Books


Observational Comedy, Improvisational Comedy, Sketch Comedy


African-American History, African-American Culture, American Politics, Identity Politics, Current Events, Racism, Race Relations, Pop Culture

Net Worth

According to, his net worth was $500 Thousand in 2021.




6 ft 0½ in or 184 cm


85 kg or 187.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Paul Mooney had dated –

  1. Yvonne Mooney – He was married to Yvonne Mooney and they were blessed with 3 children.

Race / Ethnicity


Paul Mooney was of African-American descent.

Hair Color


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Paul Mooney in 2010
Paul Mooney in 2010 (chris m. / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

A deep, rich voice

Paul Mooney Facts

  1. His father coined the nickname “Mooney” after the original Scarface (1932) actor Paul Muni (which itself was the actor’s stage name).
  2. Paul Mooney made his first theatrical film appearance in the comedy film, Which Way Is Up?, in 1977.
  3. He portrayed the character of singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur Sam Cooke in the 1978 biographical film, The Buddy Holly Story, which is based on the life story of rock musician Buddy Holly.
  4. His memoir titled Black Is the New White was released in 2007.
  5. His brother announced in November 2014 that Mooney had prostate cancer. Nevertheless, he continued to tour and perform his stand-up comedy act.
  6. It was alleged by Richard Pryor’s ex-bodyguard, Rashon Khan, in an August 2019 interview with Comedy Hype that Mooney had molested Pryor’s son, Richard Pryor Jr., when Pryor Jr. was a child. Rashon Khan also added that Pryor had a desire to have Mooney killed in a murder-for-hire plot over this incident.

Featured Image by Timothy M. Moore / Flickr / CC BY 3.0

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