Rickey Smiley Net Worth: $5 million
Rickey Smiley is a well-known comedian, radio personality, actor, and entrepreneur with a net worth of $5 million.
Rickey first gained recognition for his clean style of stand-up comedy and his comedic characters, including “Bernice Jenkins,” “Rusty Dale,” and “Beauford,” which he performed on TV programs like ComicView, Showtime at the Apollo, Def Comedy Jam, and Uptown Comedy Club.
Rickey Smiley Biography:
Rickey Smiley was born on August 10, 1968 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. Smiley first became famous for his prank phone calls, which he performed on his nationally syndicated radio show.
Rickey first gained national exposure as the host of the TV stand-up comedy show ComicView on Black Entertainment Television in 2000. He was also a frequent performer on other TV comedy programs such as Showtime at the Apollo, Def Comedy Jam, and Uptown Comedy Club.
Smiley’s clean, character-driven style of stand-up comedy earned him widespread recognition, and he soon became a staple of the American comedy scene. He is best known for his comedic characters, including “Bernice Jenkins,” “Rusty Dale,” and “Beauford.”
In addition to his radio and TV work, Smiley has also appeared in various comedy films, including Friday After Next and First Sunday, in which he played his character Bernice Jenkins. He has released several comedy albums, and his work has been recognized with various awards and honors, including several BET Comedy Awards.
In 2004, he became the morning radio host at KBFB in Dallas, Texas, where his famous prank phone calls and other segments like news, weather, and hip-hop-related content earned him even more fans. He has also appeared in comedy films like Friday After Next and First Sunday, where he portrayed his character Bernice Jenkins.