It's hard to keep a straight face when talking to Chris Spencer. Extremely talented and hilarious, this quick-witted funnyman has a resume spanning over 30 years since his start in the business at six years old. Today, his resume ranges across several sectors of the industry – acting, writing, producing, directing and stand-up. With more than thirty television commercials, nine feature films, numerous television show appearances, a published book and nationwide comedy tours under his belt, Spencer is truly at the top of the entertainment game.
Chris co-created and executive produced BET/Netflix’s hit original series Real Husbands of Hollywood, a faux reality-TV satire, that has starred everyone from Chris Brown to Katie Couric. In its first season, he won a prestigious NAACP Image Award. The show is entirely based on a sketch Spencer created for the BET Awards in 2010 that immediately went viral.
In addition to Real Husbands of Hollywood, Chris has been the head writer for countless award shows featuring hosts such as Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Foxx, Leslie Jones and Cedric the Entertainer. He also wrote and Executive Produced Grown-ish, which is Freeform’s spinoff of ABC’s hit show Black-ish. He currently has major projects around town with Tiffany Haddish and Kevin Hart.
If Chris Spencer looks familiar, it’s probably because you may have seen his Showtime Special “Chris Spencer…the Other Chris” or his TV credits, which include Blackish, Being Mary Jane, Black Love, Jimmy Kimmel, Def Comedy Jam or his own late-night talk show, VIBE. His film credits include Bad Ass, Black Dynamite, Sin, Sixth Man and Don’t Be a Menace.
He has published the bestselling book 150 Ways to Tell If You’re Ghetto. His notable writer/producer projects also include The Emmy’s, The ESPY Awards, The BET Awards, SNL and the MTV Video Music Awards…to name a few
Chris has also moved behind the lens, directing episodic television, several music videos, game shows, comedy specials and various commercials