|Woody McClain Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 2 in|
|Date of Birth||May 14, 1989|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Woody McClain is an American actor, dancer, and comedian who began his career as a professional dancer and eventually branched into acting and comedy. Woody moved to Los Angeles in 2012 to chase a career as a professional dancer and performed for several artists including Chris Brown and bands like Fifth Harmony. In parallel, he started to create original comedic content on social media platforms like Vine and Facebook which became so popular that he was signed by noted comedian Kevin Hart‘s company, HartBeat Digital. Woody is also a successful actor widely known for his work as the portrayer of the singer Bobby Brown on the BET network’s TV series, The New Edition Story (2017) and The Bobby Brown Story (2018).
Woody The Great
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Woody completed his primary and secondary education from local schools in Jacksonville, Florida. He also attended Florida A&M University but did not stay there long enough to declare a major, as he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in dancing.
Actor, Dancer, Comedian
6 ft 2 in or 188 cm
79 kg or 174 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
He is of African-American descent.
- Short-cropped afro hairstyle
- Sports a lightly-trimmed beard
- Wears studs in his ears
- Wears a bracelet on his right wrist
Woody McClain Favorite Things
- Sport – Basketball
- Actor – Tyler Williams
- Social Media Platforms – Facebook and Instagram
- Karaoke Songs – My Prerogative (1988) by Bobby Brown, 21 Questions (2003) by 50 Cent, and Yo (Excuse Me Miss) (2005) by Chris Brown
- Basketball Player – LeBron James
- Basketball Team – Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Lakers
- Comedians – Eddie Murphy, Bernie Mac, and Martin Lawrence
Source – ParleMag.com, The Undefeated
Woody McClain Facts
- He was born in Charleston but when he was young, his family moved to Jacksonville, Florida where he was brought up and did his schooling.
- Woody performed a rendition of comedian Kevin Hart’s skit titled Permission to Cuss in 2015. The video went viral and caught Kevin’s attention, who signed Woody to work in his production company by December of the same year.
- As his success as an actor and comedian has grown, Woody has tried his hand at production as well. In 2017, he executive produced a series titled Stories with Kev where he collaborated with Kevin Hart to re-create Kevin’s viral stories and stand-up bits. The series is streamed on Hart’s streaming video service named Laugh Out Loud.
- Woody came up with the idea of imitating Kevin Hart’s skit while watching the sitcom Martin (1992-1997). He initially wanted to impersonate characters from the show but realized that such clips would exceed Instagram’s limit of 15 seconds at that time. He eventually settled on impersonating Kevin Hart whose comedy style he liked and whose clips were the appropriate length of time.
- Woody has a loyal fanbase on social media with more than 1 million followers on both Facebook and Instagram.
- He has often been the subject of controversy and online criticism for his blunt and ill-thought remarks. He once tweeted that black women were overrated and that he would date white women if he ever rose to fame.
- Woody also produces music and is part of a music group named BandGeeks with his schoolmate Damon. He was also part of a marching band in college and had at one time dreamed of being a band director. He can also play the tuba.
Featured Image by Woody McClain / Instagram