It's hard to keep a straight face when talking to Chris Spencer. Extremely talented and hilarious, this quick-witted funnyman has a resume spanning over 20 years since his start in the business at six years old. Today, his resume ranges across several sectors of the industry – acting, writing, producing, directing and stand-up. With more than thirty television commercials, nine feature films, numerous television show appearances, a published book and nationwide comedy tours under his belt, Spencer is truly at the top of the entertainment game.
Chris created and executive produced BET/Netflix’s hit original series Real Husbands of Hollywood, a faux reality-TV satire, starring Kevin Hart. In its first season, he won a prestigious NAACP Image Award. The show is entirely based on a sketch Spencer and Hart created for The BET Awards in 2010 that immediately went viral.
In addition to Real Husbands of Hollywood, Chris has been the head writer for countless award shows featuring hosts such as Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Hart, Mike Epps, Jamie Foxx and Cedric the Entertainer. In 2016, he created the series WHITE FAMOUS for Lionsgate and Showtime, starring Jay Pharaoh and Jamie Foxx. He was a Co-Executive Producer on Season 1 of Grown-ish, Freeform’s spinoff of ABC’s hit show Black-ish and developed a sitcom with Lebron James’ Springhill Entertainment and Warner Brothers Television for Fox.
If Chris Spencer looks familiar, it’s probably because you may have seen his Showtime Special “Chris Spencer…the Other Chris” or his TV credits, which include Being Mary Jane, Black Love, Jimmy Kimmel, Def Comedy Jam or his own late-night talk show, VIBE. His film credits include Bad Ass, Black Dynamite, Sin, Sixth Man and Don’t Be a Menace.
He has published the bestselling book 150 Ways to Tell If You’re Ghetto. His notable writer/producer projects also include The Emmy’s, The ESPY Awards, The BET Awards, SNL and the MTV Video Music Awards…to name a few
Chris has also moved behind the lens, directing episodic television, several music videos, comedy specials and various commercials.