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Romany Malco

Malco at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival
Born Romany Malco, Jr.
November 18, 1968 (1968-11-18) (age 41)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor/Music producer
Years active 1998–present

Romany Malco, Jr. (born November 18, 1968) is an American actor and music producer.


Early life

Malco was born in Brooklyn, New York to a Trinidadian father.[1] He began his career at the age of seven, when he picked up a microphone and started rapping. As a teen, he moved to Texas and attended Ross S Sterling High School after he graduated he formed the rap group, R.M.G., and upon relocating to Los Angeles, the crew signed a deal with Virgin Records. The group's name was changed to College Boyz and their first big hit, "Victim of the Ghetto” went to #4 on the rap charts.

Acting career

Malco provided the voice for the animated character MC Skat Kat in the intro rap (added just for the video) of the 1990 Paula Abdul music video "Opposites Attract" (The Wild Pair provided the character's vocals for the rest of the video).[2]

Malco was working as a music producer on The Pest starring John Leguizamo when the actor, impressed by Malco's dynamic personality, encouraged him to pursue acting.

Malco played Conrad Shepard on the show Weeds, and recently appeared in the films The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Blades of Glory, Baby Mama, and The Chateau. He also portrayed rapper MC Hammer in the TV movie Too Legit: The MC Hammer Story, which aired on VH1 in 2001. In 2000, he played Jerry Hooten in Level 9.

With respect to his career, friend Judd Apatow advised Malco that street cred is important and that it is necessary to be selective when taking roles. "I didn’t come to this business broke and needing a job," Malco said of his career, "I actually came to this business saying no."[3]

Malco just finished shooting the pilot episode for an NBC comedy, Off Duty, co-starring with Bradley Whitford.[4]

Personal life

Malco is married to former professional figure skater and body double Taryn Dakha, whom he met on the set of The Love Guru. They currently reside in Redondo Beach, CA.



Year Title Role Notes
1999 The Wrecking Crew Chewy
Urban Menace Syn Direct-to-video
Corrupt Snackbar Dude
2000 True Vinyl Nite Owl
The Prime Gig Zeke
2001 The Chateau Allen Rex Granville
Ticker T.J.
2002 White Boy Mike Robinson
The Tuxedo Mitch
2004 The Leprecaun Chronicles Griffin Paschall
Churchill: The Hollywood Years Denzil Eisenhower
2005 The 40-Year-Old Virgin Jay
2007 Blades of Glory Jesse
The Ex Hakeem Oliver the Doctor Cameo
2008 Baby Mama Oscar
The Love Guru Darren Roanoke
2010 Saint John of Las Vegas Virgil


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Touched by an Angel Bulldog Guest star, episode: "Redeeming Love"
For Your Love Frank "Heavyhands" Cato Guest star, episode: "The Hair Club for Men"
2000-2001 Level 9 Jerry Hooten Series regular
2001 Too Legit: The MC Hammer Story MC Hammer Television movie
2003 Miss Match Master Z Guest star, episode: "Jive Turkey"
2005-2008 Weeds Conrad Shepard Series regular in seasons 1-3
2006 American Dad! Skittle/Refugee/Hot Rod Guest star, voice only, episode: "Camp Refoogee"
2009 Bored to Death Gay Male Escort

Awards and nominations


Image Awards

  • 2008 - Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Weeds)
  • 2007 - Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Weeds)

MTV Movie Awards

Screen Actors Guild Awards

  • 2007 - Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (Weeds)


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