Biography

By the age of six, George Wallace knew he wanted to be a comedian. He always enjoyed making people laugh, but he also knew the importance of an education. He attended the University of Akron, Ohio and upon graduating with degrees in Transportation, Marketing/Advertising, plus advance studies in Radio and Television from Columbia School of Broadcasting. Literally, a rags-to-riches story, Wallace went from selling rags to VP of Advertising. Still, his dream of being a comedian had a strong hold on him. Within a week of leaving the advertising field, he began to perform stand-up comedy and was offered a job writing for “The Redd Foxx Show.”

Wallace is currently pursuing dual coursework at University of Phoenix and DeVry.

With his writing and stand-up experience, Wallace began landing television appearances.

His credits include:

PLATFORM on FX as Principal Wallace
FLORIDA GIRLS on PopTV as Terrance
MIKE TYSON MYSTERIES on Adult Swim as Leonard
BOB’s BURGERS on Fox as Mr. Huggins (Recurring)
LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT on NBC as Ron Carter
KC UNDERCOVER on Disney as Poppa Earl (Recurring)
HEAVAN’S WAITING ROOM as Big Al
MANN & WIFE on BounceTV as Poppa Bo
DETROITERS on Comedy Central as Freddie ‘Motown’ Brown
LOUIS CK’s HORACE & PETE as George
GIGI DOES IT with David Krumholtz on IFC as Melvin Schlanger
DRUNK HISTORY on Comedy Central as Bill Russell
SOUL MAN on TV Land as Clyde
SULLIVAN AND SON on TNT as Leroy
SCRUBS on NBC as Minister

George Wallace has appeared on:

THE TALK on CBS as Self
PENN & TELLER: FOOL US on The CW as Self
THE VERY, VERY BEST OF THE 70s on AXS as Self (Recurring)
THE NEW NEGROES on Comedy Central as Self
COMING TO THE STAGE on BET as Self (Recurring)
JAY LENO’S GARAGE on CNBC as Self
4 COURSES WITH JB SMOOVE on MSG as Self
GOTHAM COMEDY LIVE! On AXS-TV as Self
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS on NBC as Self
BRAIN GAMES on National Geographic as Self
COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE on Netflix as Self
THE VIEW on ABC as Self
EXTRA as Self
LOPEZ TONIGHT on TBS as Self
ENTERTAINMENT TONGIHT on NBC as Self
THE ARSENIO HALL SHOW on CBS as Self
HOME AND FAMILY on Hallmark as Self
COMICS UNLEASHED on MyNetworkTV as Self
THE MO’NIQUE SHOW on BET as Self
JOY BEHAR SHOW on HLN as Self
LATE, LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON on CBS as Self
BILL BELLAMY’S WHO’S GOT JOKES? on TVOne as Self
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO on NBC as Self
CHELSEA LATELY on E! as Self
HOLLYWOOD SQUARES on NBC as Self
THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN on CBS as Self
ROSIE O’DONNELL on NBC as Self
OPRAH as Self

Feature Films:

THE OGILVY FORTUNE (Frank Peluso) as Ziggy
HUBIE HALLOWEEN (Steven Brill) as Mayor Benson
JAMES THE SECOND (Max Amini) as McMurray
THE LAST LAUGH (Greg Pritikin) as Johnny Sunshine
NAPPILY EVER AFTER (Haifaa Al-Mansour) as Driver
JUST GETTING STARTED (Ron Shelton) as Larry
JERICO (Lewis/Taylor Prods) as Greg Parsons
GROW HOUSE (DJ Pooh) as Mark White
THINK LIKE A MAN TOO (Tim Story) as Randy the Dealer
SHIRIN IN LOVE (Ramin Naimi) as Officer Henderson
FUNNY PEOPLE (Judd Apatow) Self
THE LADYKILLERS (Joel & Ethan Cohen) as Sheriff Wyner
MR. DEEDS (Steven Brill) as NAACP Administrator
THE WASH (DJ Pooh) as Mr. Washington
LITTLE NICKY (Steven Brill) as Mayor Randolph
3 STRIKES (DJ Pooh) as Pops Douglas

Wallace was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2013 Soul Train/Centric Comedy All-Star Awards; and won Best Stand Up Comedian at the prestigious American Comedy Awards after four consecutive nominations. As a veteran radio personality, he has also made appearances on “The Steve Harvey Morning Show” and is a charter member of “The Tom Joyner Morning Show.”

In 2004 Wallace appeared as the headlining star of his own show at The Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas for a 30 day run. Sin City showed its admiration by extending Wallace’s contract indefinitely and nicknaming him “The New Mr. Vegas.” Unlike any other comedy show in Las Vegas, Wallace gave away a number of prizes every night including CDs, DVDs, diamond necklaces, dinner at prestigious restaurants, gourmet chocolates, tropical cruises and even a new car. He celebrated his 10th Anniversary headlining at the Flamingo in March 2014, announced he was closing the show to head back out on the road.

Wallace regularly performs in comedy clubs across the country and is an ambassador for the United States government, performing at military bases all over the world.

His first book, LAFF IT OFF (Chaite Press) was published in 2014. A tome of life wisdom, humor and insight from a lifetime of observation, the book is in its third printing.

Wallace’s most recognized material is his “I Be Thinkin’” lines and jokes about everything from conversational thoughts to political aspirations. Each show he engages members of the audience in comical banter. If provoked, he might even throw out a few of his signature “Yo Mama” jokes. He shows his gratitude to the audience by signing autographs and taking photos after every show.

Audience members never know what will happen at the George Wallace show. Wallace is an evolving comedian, which is why his show is different every night. He’s always thinkin’. Fans can now get a taste of what Wallace be thinkin’ on Twitter @MrGeorgeWallace.