Comedian-actor, writer, singer and producer Rudolph Frank aka Rudy Ray Moore co-wrote and financed his first starrer, 1975 crime-comedy ‘Dolemite,’ wherein he portrayed the title character which he had made popular with his comedy performances.
The successful first movie was followed by sequels, ‘The Human Tornado’ (1976), and ‘The Return of Dolemite’ (2002). Moore co-starred in blaxploitation film ‘The Monkey Hustle’ (1976). Next, he starred as ‘Petey Wheatstraw’ in 1977 comedy-horror film ‘Petey Wheatstraw: The Devil’s Son-in-law.’ He again appeared as ‘Petey’ in Blowfly’s song ‘I Live for the Funk’ (2008).
Moore played the lead in ‘Disco Godfather’ (1979). He appeared as ‘Dolemite’ in ‘Murder Was the Case’ (1995), sitcom ‘Martin’ (1995), and in albums of Busta Rhymes and Snoop Dogg. Moore also featured in 1997’s comedy-films ‘B*A*P*S,’ and ‘Fakin’ da Funk,’ 1999’s ‘Shaolin Dolemite,’ and TV-film ‘Jackie’s Back.’
Moore reprised ‘Dolemite’ in comedy-film ‘Big Money Hustlas’ (2000). He provided voice-over in adult-animated comedy ‘Sons of Butcher’ (2006). He was also part of ‘The Watermelon Heist’ (2003), ‘Vampire Assassin’ (2005), ‘A Stupid Movie for Jerks’ (2007), and ‘It Came from Trafalgar’ (2009).
This horror comedy film tells the story of Petey Wheatstraw, a man who is resurrected by the devil after he is murdered by his rivals. However, he has to marry the devil’s daughter in return, who is the world’s ugliest woman.
The Human Tornado is an action comedy film which tells the story of Dolemite, who is forced to flee to California, after getting into a messy situation. There, he meets a madam named Queen Bee, and helps her fight against a local gangster who has been harassing her and her girls.
Disco Godfather is an action film which is about a retired cop who is now the owner of a nightclub. He declares war on a local drug dealer, which leads to a complicated situation.
Martel manages to earn his parole after winning a boxing tournament in prison. He is released on the condition that he will work for a boxing promoter. Although he has no desire in boxing, he tries to get his life back together again. However, things turn quite ugly when his old enemy from prison manages to escape and kills Martel’s girlfriend.
Rudy Ray Moore Awards
|Winner||Best Engineered Recording, Classical||1979|
|Winner||Best Engineered Recording, Classical||1977|
|Winner||Best Engineered Recording, Classical||1976|