New Jersey native Aries Spears is a comedian, actor, and author in the United States. The third of April, 1975, was the day of his birth. After Michael McDonald, Spears is the longest-tenured cast member in the history of Fox’s sketch comedy series MADtv, having performed in 198 episodes. His show Aries Spears: Hollywood, Look at Me Smiling debuted in 2011. The AVN Awards have been co-hosted by him twice this year.
After her birth on April 3, 1975, in Chicago, Illinois, Aries Spears, and her family relocated to New York. Doris Spears, his mom, is a jazz vocalist. At the age of eleven, Spears relocated to New Jersey, where she enrolled in Arthur M. Judd Elementary. At the tender age of 14, he decided to pursue a career in comedy and began performing stand-up routines in New York City’s many comedy clubs.
Spears performed impersonations of James Brown and Jack Nicholson during his first stand-up comedy set at Harlem’s Upton Comedy Club. After a confrontation with other students, Spears was expelled from North Brunswick Township High School in New Jersey during his sophomore year.
Aries Spears Salary and Net Worth
An American stand-up comedian and actor, Aries Spears has a net worth of $4 million (as estimated by Celebritynetworth). Spears appeared in 198 episodes of “MADtv,” making him the show’s second most frequent comic.
The Career of Aries Spears
Now that he had more time on his hands, he continued doing stand-up comedy and made his acting debut on Russell Simmons’s “Def Comedy Jam.” In 1987, “It’s Showtime at the Apollo” took its place.
He moved to Hollywood in the early 1990s, appearing on “A Different World” and performing his stand-up comedy routine at The Improv and The Laugh Factory, among other famous spots.
Aside from “Home of Angels,” he was in “Jerry McGuire” ” Malcolm X,” “South of Sunset,” and “Home of Angels.” In the same time frame, he was also featured on shows including “Crosstown Traffic,” “The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.,” and “Soul Train.”
For eight years, beginning in 1997, Spears was a part of the ““MADtv” cast. Spears rose to fame thanks to his impressions of such celebrities as LL Cool J, Eddie Murphy, Queen Latifa, 50 Cent, O.J. Simpson, Al Roker, and Shaq.
He did impressions of several famous actors, including Eddie Murphy and Paul Mooney as well as Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone, Denzel Washington, Al Pacino, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. The tenth season of the show ended in 2005.
Spears created characters like comedian Belma Buttons, co-host of the made-up BET show “Reality Check,” as well as Dollar Bill Montgomery, host of an urban parody of “Politically Incorrect” called “Real **ing Talk with Dollar Bill Montgomery,” James Brown Jr., co-host of “Cabana Chat,” and controversial rapper Emcee Esher.
Aries appeared in 198 episodes, making him the second most frequently seen cast member on the show after Michael McDonald.
Life After “Mad TV:”
Spears participated in a parody of Jamie Foxx’s appearance in Kanye West’s “Gold Digger” music video that aired on season two of the Comedy Central show “Mind of Mencia” in 2005. Spears had a part in the 2006 film “Hood of Horror.” He voiced Wizard Kelly on “The Proud Family” and appeared on “The Underground.” In two episodes of Frank Caliendo’s sketch comedy show “Frank TV,” he played Shaquille O’Neal. In 2009, Spears joined the likes of Cedric the Entertainer and other comedians for the All-Star Comedy Jam. In addition to “Love Chronicles” and “Josie and the Pussycats,” “Why Do Fools Fall in Love,” “Out of Sync,” “The Boondocks,” “American Dad,” and “Black Dynamite” is among Spears’ other television and film credits.
A stand-up comedy special titled “Aries Spears: Hollywood, Look I’m Smiling” was released in 2011 by Aries. The program was broadcast on Showtime. In 2020, Spears will make her big screen debut in the black comedy “The Immoralist.”
Marrying Elisa Lerrgui in 2010, Aries finally found love. Following their 2014 divorce, the court ordered Spears to purchase his ex-wife a new home in Florida, with the caveats that it be located in Elisa’s preferred school district and cost between $300,000 and $375,000, respectively. Spears was also given the task of purchasing a high-end SUV for League, with a price tag of between $60,000 and $70,000.
On May 31, 2015, Aries and Elisa reconciled and remarried. They filed for divorce in 2019 due to “irreconcilable disagreements,” after separating once again on August 1, 2018. Two of the couple’s children are named Jordan and Jada.