Who is Rodney Carrington?
Rodney came to prominence through his stand-up comedy routine, which consists of comedy sketches and his original songs, since in addition to being a comedian, Rodney is also a musician and actor as well. Born Rodney Scott Carrington on the 19th October 1968, in Longview, Texas USA, he has released six studio albums that consist of both songs and comedy routines, and has starred in such comedy series as “Rodney” from 2004 to 2008, and in the film “Beer for My Horses”, among many other accomplishments. Do you want to find out more about this prominent stand-up comedian, from his early life to career beginnings, and personal life as well? If yes, then stay with us for a while, we are about to share all the interesting details about Rodney Carrington.
Rodney Carrington Wiki: Early Life, Family, and Education
Having said that, few details exist about Rodney’s early years – the names of his parents, any siblings, and educational background all remain hidden from public eyes, despite all the glory Rodney has acquired over the years. Hopefully, information in regards to his early life become available in the near future, as many of his fans would love to hear more about this prominent musician, stand-up comedian, and actor.
Rodney spent his childhood and first 20 years of his life in his hometown, after which he moved to Nashville to pursue a career as a musician, as he had launched his stand-up comedy career, performing at local clubs and venues, but also reaching out to several radio stations. Encouraged by his early success, he decided to move to Nashville, where he got wider exposure. It was in 1998 that he released his debut studio album, entitled “Hangin’ with Rodney”, comprised of both songs and stand-up comedy. Released through Mercury Records Nashville, it reached No. 73 on the Top Country Albums Chart – one of the most popular songs was “Letter to My Penis”.
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Rise to Prominence
After the release of his first album, Rodney signed a contract with Capitol Nashville, which came out in 2000 with the album entitled “Morning Wood”, actually his most successful release until the present, as it achieved gold status in the US, and was the first album to reach the top 20 on the US Country chart. Rodney continued mixing comedy routines and songs, which gave him continual success with the albums “Nut Sack” (2003), which peaked at No. 14 on the Country Chart, then “King of the Mountains” in 2007, and “El Niño Loco”, which came out in 2009 and was his next album that got into the top 20 on the Country Chart, reaching No. 19. His career then went into something of a decline, and his contract with the Capitol Nashville was terminated. Since then, Rodney has released two more albums through his own label, Laughter’s Good Records; the first came out in 2014, “Laughter’s Good”, and then “Here Comes the Truth” in 2017. Before the release of his last album, Rodney ventured on his first concert tour, performing across the USA.
Christmas and Compilation Albums
Rodney has also dabbled in Christmas songs, and released one Christmas album entitled “Make it Christmas”, and his first top 40 single “Camouflage and Christmas Lights” in December 2009. Furthermore, he has released a compilation album, entitled “Greatest Hits” in 2004, which eventually achieved platinum status in the US, while it also reached No. 11 on the US Country chart.
Did u know Rodney recorded all the songs you love from the live show? He did & ur welcome https://t.co/FWQHL0Phr0 pic.twitter.com/CSkOnFqzJK
— Rodney Carrington (@laughtersgood) May 25, 2016
An Accomplished Actor
In addition to music and stand-up comedy, Rodney has put his acting skills to the test, and has since starred in the sitcom “Rodney”, which aired from 2004 to 2008 on ABC, with him and Jennifer Aspen in the lead roles. He also wrote and starred in the action comedy film “Beer for My Horses” in 2008.
Rodney Carrington Net Worth
Do you know how rich Rodney Carrington is? He struggled at the beginning of his career, but since then has become a prominent musician, comedian and actor as well, all of which have added a considerable amount to his wealth. So, as of mid- 2018, according to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Rodney’s net worth is as high as $4 million, which is pretty impressive, don’t you think?
Rodney Carrington Marriage, Divorce, Children
What do you know about Rodney’s personal endeavors? What about his marriage that lasted for almost 20 years – do you know about it? Well, Rodney was married to Terri from 1993 to 2012, with whom he welcomed three boys, George, Sam, and Zac. The two started divorce proceedings in 2011, and in 2013 it was made official. He spoke about their marital problems in an interview with The London Free Press.
Rodney Carrington Height and Weight Gain
Rodney’s stand-up routine often consists of weight gain jokes, but he has recently started experiencing unwanted weight gain. This is probably due to aging, as Rodney has recently turned 50 years old. Rodney now stands at 5ft 7ins tall, which is equal to 1.78m, while he now weighs 185lbs, or 84kgs.
Rodney Carrington Internet Presence
Over the years, Rodney has become quite popular on social media platforms, especially Twitter and Instagram. His official Twitter account has over 35,000 followers, and he has used the network to promote his recent career endeavors, such as the release of his album “Here Comes The Truth”. You can find Rodney on Instagram as well, on which he has almost 10,000 fans, with whom he has shared pictures and videos from various concerts.