Deon Cole is one of the most in-demand talents on the comedy scene. Not only is he currently a cast member on four hit TV shows, he has also appeared in several popular feature films, released multiple standup specials, and follows a non-stop tour schedule.
Deon plays the character of adjunct college professor “Charlie” on ABC's hit series Black-ish. His role on the Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe Award winning show, now in its fourth season. In January 2018 Deon brought the beloved “Charlie” to Freeform in the Black-ish spinoff series Grown-ish.
In addition to Deon’s cast member status on four TV shows, Deon will appear in the Whitney Cummings directed film The Female Brain. Deon earned his first Writers Guild Award Nomination and his first Emmy Nomination for “Writing for A Variety, Music or Comedy Program” in 2010 as part of the writing staff on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien. He earned his second Emmy Nomination in 2011 for his work with the writers of CONAN and he wrote for Conan O’Brien when he hosted the 2013 White House Correspondents Dinner. Most recently, Deon received a 2017 NAACP Image Award Nomination for “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series” for his work on Black-ish and was featured as a presenter at the 2017 BET Awards.
In June 2016, Deon’s first hour standup special Cole Blooded Seminar premiered on Comedy Central. His half hour special premiered on Netflix’s The Standups on July 4th, 2017. His standup comedy has also been featured on Shaq's All Star Comedy Jam, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, and Laffapalooza, along with his own Comedy Central Presents: Deon Cole.