Anthony Johnson

Anthony Johnson

Anthony Johnson (February 1, 1966 – September 6, 2021), sometimes credited as A. J. Johnson, was an American actor and comedian. He was best known for his role as "Ezal” in the 1995 comedy film Friday. Born in Compton, California, his father Eddie Smith was a stuntman and a co-founder of the Black Stuntmen's Association. Johnson had credited his father for helping him enter the film industry, by getting him to work in film productions. He had also credited the comedian Robin Harris for helping him earlier on in his career as a stand-up comedian and giving him another chance even when he was jeered for his bad performance. Johnson began acting in his early twenties. In 1990, he landed a starring role as E.Z.E. in House Party, after which he started doing stand-up in bars in Los Angeles. He later appeared in Lethal Weapon 3 as a drug dealer and in Menace II Society. His biggest role was in the 1995 comedy Friday, as Ezal, a crackhead and thief. He also appeared in Panther, The Players Club, B*A*P*S, I Got the Hook-Up, Def Jam's How to Be a Player and Repos, and in rap videos: in Dr. Dre's "Dre Day" (1992), he played Sleazy-E, a parody of Eazy-E, and he appeared again as Sleazy-E in the video for Eazy-E's "Real Muthaphuckkin G's" (1993), this time being assaulted.
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Compton, California, USA
    Birthday
    1/31/1966
I Got the Hook-Up
I Got the Hook-Up
5.3
Roscoe's House of Chicken n Waffles
Roscoe's House of Chicken n Waffles
2
Hittin' It!
1
Master P's Hood Stars of Comedy
Master P's Hood Stars of Comedy
3
Repos
Repos
4.8
Sweet Oranges
0
Candy
Candy
5.5
B.A.P.S.
B.A.P.S.
5.2
Hey, Mr. Postman!
Hey, Mr. Postman!
5.5
Sweet Hideaway
Sweet Hideaway
0
Boosters LA
Boosters LA
0
Hot Boyz
Hot Boyz
4.5
I Got the Hook Up 2
I Got the Hook Up 2
6.1
On the Edge
On the Edge
2.7
O
O
5.8
Baller Blockin'
Baller Blockin'
7.5
How to Be a Player
How to Be a Player
5.6
The Players Club
The Players Club
6.4
Foolish
Foolish
6.2
House Party 3
House Party 3
5.1
Friday
Friday
7.2
Woo
Woo
4.5
Panther
Panther
6.1
House Party
House Party
6.4
Lethal Weapon 3
Lethal Weapon 3
6.7
Menace II Society
Menace II Society
7.5
The Great White Hype
The Great White Hype
5.3
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