Richard Jeni

Richard Jeni

American comedian and actor (1957–2007)
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Richard John Colangelo (April 14, 1957 – March 10, 2007), better known by his stage name Richard Jeni, was an American stand-up comedian and actor.

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Richard Jeni was born on Sunday, 14 April 1957 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. His full name at birth was Richard John Colangelo. He was best known as a comic. Jeni's country of citizenship (nationality) was American. He died on Saturday, 10 March 2007 in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA at the age of 49. He is buried at Moravian Cemetery, New Dorp, Richmond County (Staten Island), New York, USA. His religion is listed as Roman Catholic. He was 5' 6" (168 cm) tall and weighed 176 lbs (80 kg) with an average build. He had dark brown eyes and black hair (color). His net worth was reported to be $600,000 US dollars. His zodiac star sign was Aries.

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Full name at birth
Richard John Colangelo
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Claim to fame
his role as Charlie Schumaker in the 1994 superhero comedy film The Mask
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Date of birth
14 April 1957
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Place of birth
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
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Date of death
10 March 2007
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Age
49 (age at death)
Place of death
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
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Cause of death
Suicide by gunshot
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Resting place
Moravian Cemetery, New Dorp, Richmond County (Staten Island), New York, USA
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Comedian, Actor, Writer
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5' 6" (168 cm)
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176 lbs (80 kg)
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Net worth
$600,000 USD
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I think that's how Chicago got started. A bunch of people in New York said, 'Gee, I'm enjoying the crime and the poverty, but it just isn't cold enough, let's go west.'
  • Grew up in Bensonhurst, a neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York
  • Graduated from NYC's Hunter College (a B.A. in political science, with honors)
  • Close friend of Paul Rodriguez.
  • First achieved national attention with his Showtime special "Richard Jeni:" Boy from New York City".
  • Following his death, his family later confirmed that Jeni committed suicide, and that Jeni had recently been diagnosed with "severe clinical depression coupled with bouts of insomnia and psychotic paranoia.

Richard Jeni is known for his role in the TV special The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005) as special material written by.

He is also known for his role in the TV mini series documentary I Love the '90s: Part Deux (2005) as Self.

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