Gary Owen
Gary Owen
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About Gary Owen
Gary Owen has been entertaining America for more than a decade with hisside-splitting comedy. Having performed to sold-out audiences in all themajor comedy clubs and theatres across the country, Owen is one ofAmerica’s most loved comedians.Owen recently filmed a reality show pilot for BET following his family life andcan next be seen starring opposite Mike Epps and Mike Tyson in the film“Meet The Blacks.” His hit comedy special “I Agree With Myself,” whichpremiered on Showtime in early 2015, continues to air on the network.He is one of the stars of the Screen Gems comedy “Think Like A Man Too”and the original film “Think Like A Man,” both opening at #1 at the boxoffice. He was last seen in the Universal comedy “Ride Along” with Ice Cubeand Kevin Hart. On the small screen, Gary starred in TruTV’s funnyvideo/sketch show “Upload” which he hosted with Shaquille O’Neal.Remarkably, Owen starred in three Showtime specials all in the same year;his one-hour comedy special “True Story” was an instant hit and is now abest-selling DVD; he commanded the stage as host of “Shaquille O'NealPresents: All Star Comedy Jam - Live from Orlando;” and he was a stand-outperformer on “Mike Epps Presents: Live From Club Nokia.”Owen had a recurring role as Zach the barber on Tyler Perry’s successfultelevision series “House of Payne.” Perry met Owen on the “Tom JoynerMorning Show” (Owen is a regular on the radio show) and immediately knewhe wanted to work with him and wrote him into the show. On the big screen,Owen appeared in the films “Little Man” with The Wayans Brothers and“Daddy Day Care” with Eddie Murphy. He is also recognized around thecountry for his scene stealing role as “Bearcat” in the MGM film “College.”Gary was always the class clown growing up in Cincinnati, Ohio. After highschool, he got serious and enlisted in the Navy. He was chosen for theprestigious Presidential Honor Guard. After leaving his ceremonial position,Owen became a military police officer at the Naval Installations on CoronadoIsland in San Diego but he only made two arrests in three years. During thattime he embarked on his true calling: stand-up comedy. After only a year ofdoing stand-up, he was named “Funniest Serviceman in America.” Owen hada huge African-American fan base and went on to win the “Funniest BlackComedian in San Diego” contest. In addition, Ebony magazine hasproclaimed Gary “Black America’s Favorite White Comedian.”