“I was so thrilled and honored to play my dad, that I immediately decided to continue his legacy," says Richard Pryor Jr.
(PRWEB) October 17, 2012
New York, NY: Richard Pryor Jr., actor, singer and offspring of one of Hollywood’s most acclaimed talents returns to showbiz as a tribute to his late father the legendary King of comedy: Richard Pryor. Pryor Jr., recently wrapped on a slate of film projects which includes a web-series titled “Three Square,” a self-produced and highly anticipated one man show titled “Stirred Crazy,” and an independent film titled “College Debts” formerly “My Guaranteed Student Loan” in which he co-stars alongside academy award winner the late Celeste Holm.
Richard Pryor Jr., who is also a member of the famed Friars Club, is no stranger to showbiz. Mr. Pryor has appeared in films such as The Color Purple; when the role of the late Richard Pryor was to be filled for the blockbuster film American Gangster, Hollywood called on Richard Pryor Junior to portray his dad on the silver screen. “I was so thrilled and honored to play my dad that I immediately decided to continue his legacy. It all started when I was a kid growing up in the 70’s and watching my dad perform in various comedy clubs. I remember watching him and saying to myself that one day, I want to do that. I want to entertain people just like dad. My dad would bring me along sometimes and have me introduce him to the audience during his standup routines. What a feeling that was back then,” says Richard Pryor Jr. Pryor has recently completed several TV pilots “Lizards” and “Pryor Knowledge” starring as himself and directed by Dante Liberatore for BonaFide Films.
In addition to his comedic ability to move and entertain an audience, Pryor’s voice has taken him to world famous stages including: The International Cringe Festival, The Metropolitan Room, Birdland New York, and The Jazz Celebration Series in New York City, Chicago, Indiana and Michigan. According to recent news, several TV producers and investors have taken an interest to invest in all things “Pryor.” He is currently in collaboration with TV producer Joseph Savoy of NBC Local and ABC Live Well Network to produce and develop a TV series and benefit concert for local NYC charitable organizations related to arts and entertainment.
As the legacy continues, Pryor is also set to release a documentary film “Coming In My Own," and a tell-all-book about his life as the son of the late legendary comedic icon Richard Pryor. It sounds as though Pryor Jr., has his work cut out for him.
“I am ready for all there is to come. What can I say, It’s just Pryor Knowledge.” Richard Pryor Jr.
About Richard Pryor Jr.:
Richard Pryor Jr. is a talented singer and actor who re-launched his career in 2005 as a tribute to his late father, who we all know as comedic icon and award winning actor Richard Pryor. Throughout his career Richard Pryor Jr., has had a few struggles and bumps along the way especially with the tabloids such as the National Enquirer and Media Takeout who questioned his sexuality. After a short hiatus from the industry, Pryor returned to show business after his father’s passing and hasn’t looked back since. To connect with Richard Pryor Jr., please visit his official website, Facebook Fanpage or follow him on Twitter.
Richard Pryor Jr., is now available for press and media interviews. Investors and all other inquiries are also welcome at this time. Please contact: Amore at Apples & Oranges Public Relations.