His stage name “Big Boy” derives from his formerly large build. Fortunately through a 2003 bypass surgery, “Big Boy” became a lot smaller, dropping over 250 pounds. In fact, Big Boy’s image became well known throughout the Los Angeles Area in the late 1990s, when Power 106 placed his nearly-nude 500-plus pound image onto billboards.
Big Boy was born in Chicago, but moved to Los Angeles at age 2. After becoming acquainted with the music industry while DJ-ing school parties, Big Boy soon became a bodyguard for the music group The Pharcyde. Big Boy has been named Personality of the Year four times by the Radio Music Awards and three times by Radio and Records magazine. The National Association of Broadcasters awarded him the Marconi Award in 2002 and 2004.
When he’s not hosting his morning radio show Big Boy has made cameo appearances in movies such as Malibu’s Most Wanted, Longest yard, The Players Club, and Charlie’s Angels 2, and co-starred in Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo. He has appeared numerous times on the hit HBO Entourage TV series and is in the development process for his own network sitcom.
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