has appeared in such films as Warren Beatty
(opposite the director and Halle Berry
), Jim Wynorski's Rangers
, John Terlesky's Judgement Day
), Millicent Shelton
, Ivan Reitman
's Fathers' Day
, and Martin Lawrence
's A Thin Line Between Love and Hate
In 1987, Edmonds' artistic abilities earned him entrance into the Duke Ellington School of Performing Arts. There, he met fellow freshman Dave Chappelle, who had been doing stand-up comedy at D.C.'s Comedy Café. Chappelle took Edmonds to open mike night, where he immediately became a club favorite. The young comedian continued to work on his act at clubs in and around D.C. for a year before getting his first big break on television with It's Showtime at the Apollo and then Def Comedy Jam. He continues to perform as a headliner in comedy clubs around the country.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.
Dartanyan Edmonds Facts