Heavy D Biography (1967-)

Original name, Dwight Arrington Myers; born May 24, 1967, in Jamaica, West Indies; immigrated to the United States, c. 1971; son of Clifford Vincent (a machine technician) and Eulahlee Lee (a nurse) Myers. Addresses: Contact: Uptown/MCA Records, Vice President, 1755 Broadway, New York, NY 10019.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, hip hop recording artist, song performer, song writer
Birth Details
May 24, 1967
Jamaica

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Himself, Who's the Man?, New Line Cinema, 1993
  • (As Dwight Arrington Myers) Bo-Kane, New Jersey Drive, Gramercy, 1995
  • Himself, Rhyme & Reason (documentary), Miramax, 1997
  • Himself, B*A*P*S (also known as B.A.P.S.), New Line Cinema,1997
  • Bo, The Deli, Golden Monkey Pictures, 1997
  • Cowardly Lion, The Wizard of Oz, 1998
  • Jake, Life, Universal, 1999
  • Peaches, The Cider House Rules, Miramax, 1999
  • Next Afternoon, 2000
  • Alan Seitz, Big Trouble, Buena Vista, 2001
  • Larceny, 2001
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • The Fourth Annual Soul Train Music Awards, 1990
  • Time Warner Presents the Earth Day Special, ABC, 1990
  • NBC All-Star Stay in School Jam, NBC and TNT, 1991
  • Michael Jackson: The Dangerous Tour!, Fox, 1992
  • NBA All-Star Stay in School Jam, TNT, 1992
  • On a Dead Man's Chest, HBO, 1992
  • AT&T Presents: Queen Latifah and Friends, Fox, 1994
  • Halloween Jam III, ABC, 1994
  • The American Music Awards, 1995
  • People, Disney Channel, 1995
  • 10th Annual Soul Train Music Awards, 1996
  • Soul Train Music Awards: 11th Anniversary, 1997
  • Host, The Twelfth Annual Soul Train Music Awards, 1998
  • Richard Headley, Next Afternoon, Showtime, 2000
  • Television Appearance
  • Episodic
  • Himself, "Delusion of Daddyhood," A Different World, NBC, 1989
  • Fatz Turner, "Mobile Home," Booker, 1990
  • Himself, "Someday Your Prince Will Be in Effect," The Fresh Prince ofBel-Air, NBC, 1990
  • In Living Color, Fox, 1991
  • Calvin Hendricks, Roc, Fox, 1992-1993
  • "On a Dead Man's Chest," Tales from the Crypt, 1992
  • Darryl, "Thanks for Giving," Living Single, 1994
  • Darryl, "If the Crew Fits," Living Single, 1995
  • Voice of Drexel, "The Golden Goose," Happily Ever After, HBO, 1995
  • Darryl, "Do You Take This Man's Wallet?" Living Single, 1996
  • Gordon Ganza, "This Shotgun for Hire," Martial Law, CBS, 1999
  • Panelist, The List, VH1, 1999
  • Dexter, "Accidental Doctor," For Your Love, CBS, 2000
  • (As Dwight "Heavy D" Myers), Mr. Lick/Big Boy, "Chapter Three," BostonPublic, Fox, 2000
  • (As Dwight "Heavy D" Myers), Mr. Lick/Big Boy, "Chapter Four," BostonPublic, Fox, 2000
  • Stage Appearances
  • Riff Raff, Circle Repertory Theatre, Los Angeles, 1995
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums
  • Living Large, Uptown/MCA, 1987
  • Big Tyme, Uptown/MCA, 1989
  • Peaceful Journey, Uptown/MCA, 1991
  • Blue Funk, MCA, 1993
  • Nuttin' But Love, 1994
  • Waterbed Hev, 1997
  • Heavy, Uptown/Universal, 1999
  • Albums (as contributor)
  • People: A Musical Celebration of Diversity, 1995
  • Music Videos
  • Appeared in The Notorious B.I.G.'s "One More Chance;" Janet Jackson's "Alright;" and Michael Jackson's "Jam."
  • WRITINGS
  • Film Songs
  • Metro, 1997
  • Television Theme Songs
  • Series
  • Mad TV, Fox, 1995-?
  • Also wrote theme to In Living Color, Fox.
  • Television Songs
  • Specials
  • Time Warner Presents the Earth Day Special, ABC, 1990

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Contemporary Musicians, Volume 10, Gale, 1993
    Periodicals
    • Billboard, April 19, 1997, p. 12
    • Ebony, November, 1997, p. 148
    • Essence, May, 1991, p. 58
    • Jet, February 5, 1996, p. 40

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