31 (passed away Jan. 18th, 2005)
Oct. 25th, 1973
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Lamont Bentley's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2005 - The Tenants
2001 - The Wash
1999 - The Breaks
1995 - Tales from the Hood
Guest TV Roles
A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Lamont Bentley moved to Los Angeles with his mother, an aspiring singer. His aptitude for comedy became apparent as he constantly made people laugh at his mother's auditions. It was then that he was encouraged to begin his own entertainment career. He began with commercials, his Starburst commercial being one of the most prominent. He then began to accrue an extensive list of television credits, including co-starring roles in the much-acclaimed "South Central" and "The Client." He also starred in the frequently aired PSA "Fatherhood", which reflects the responsible choice of a teen father who chooses to baby-sit his toddler son instead of playing with his high school football team. In his film debut, Lamont co-starred as Crazy K in the motion picture "Tales From the Hood." Lamont's frenetic, sadistic portrayal of a gangster stuck in his own psychotic nightmare speaks volumes of his versatility.
Light years away from the role of Crazy K, he co-starred as the eternally hungry, happy-go-lucky Hakeem Campbell on the UPN sitcom "Moesha" also starring teen r&b diva Brandy. Lamont and his partner, Tyson, formed "Uprise" - a positive hip-hop duo with chart-topping potential.
He hosted eight weeks of THE UPN Movie Trailer, providing commentaries on movies such as Marathon Man and Devlin, proving once again his talents beyond acting. Sadly, he died in a car crash on the night of 18th January 2005.
- Second person from "Moesha" to die. Merlin Santana, as Moesha's boyfriend Ohagi, was the first. Although, he was not a regular cast member.
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