Jan. 24th, 1967
Los Angeles, California, USA
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LaMarr was born in Los Angeles, California. He is a graduate of Harvard High School in North Hollywood, and Yale University, where he helped found the improv comedy group Purple Crayon. One of his biggest roles at Yale was the title character in the British comedy Trevor. After graduating in 1989, LaMarr became a member of the award-winning sketch and improv comedy group The Groundlings. He also studied improv at The Second City and at the ImprovOlympic in Chicago with Del Close. He has also improvised with Cold Tofu and Off the Wall. His early film jobs arose from connections from his improv and college years. For example, LaMarr appeared in the film It's Pat (1994), written by friends from the Groundlings, and he appeared in Bio-Dome because the director was a friend from college.
- Has played a character originally played by 'Chris Rock (I)' (qv), three different times. In the _Madagascar (2005) (VG)_ (qv) video game, on _"Ozzy & Drix" (2002)_ (qv), and on _"King of the Hill" (1997)_ (qv).
- He attended Yale University, where he was a member of the Purple Crayon of Yale improvisational comedy group. (See also 'James Waterston' (qv) and 'Robert Davenport (I)' (qv)).
- He attended Harvard High School in North Hollywood, California, where he played the role of 'Humphrey Bogart' (qv) in the production of "Play It Again, Sam."
- Frequently called upon to impersonate many famous celebrities, such as 'Chris Rock (I)' (qv), 'Michael Jackson (I)' (qv), 'Sidney Poitier' (qv), 'Eddie Murphy (I)' (qv), 'Billy Crystal' (qv), 'Will Smith (I)' (qv), 'Chris Tucker (I)' (qv), 'Morgan Freeman (I)' (qv), and many more.
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