Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$9 million, $9 million
Date Of BirthMarch 16, 1959, March 16, 1959
MarkSnickering laugh
FactArrested for carrying two pounds of marijuana. [December 1996]
PaymentsEarned $100,000 from Flavor of Love (2006)

Flavor Flav is an American rapper, actor, television personality, and comedian who rose to prominence as a member of the hip-hop group Public Enemy. He is known for his eccentric personality and comedic antics, which have earned him a cult following.

Born William Jonathan Drayton Jr. on March 16, 1959, in Roosevelt, New York, Flavor Flav was raised in a single-parent household by his mother, Anna Drayton. He began his musical career as a drummer in a band called The Spectrum City Boys. He later joined Public Enemy, where he served as the group’s hype man and co-producer.

With Public Enemy, Flavor Flav helped to pioneer the genre of politically charged hip-hop. The group’s debut album, Yo! Bum Rush the Show (1987), was a critical and commercial success, and their follow-up albums, It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (1988) and Fear of a Black Planet (1990), are considered classics of the genre. In addition to his work with Public Enemy, Flavor Flav has also released several solo albums and appeared on numerous television shows.

Flavor Flav has an estimated net worth of $8 million. He has been married three times and has seven children.

General Info

Full NameFlavor Flav
Net Worth$9 million, $9 million
Date Of BirthMarch 16, 1959, March 16, 1959
Height1.7 m, 1.7 m
ProfessionTV Personality, Television producer, Voice Actor, Rapper, Composer, Restaurateur, TV Personality, Television producer, Voice Actor, Rapper, Composer, Restaurateur
EducationAdelphi University, Adelphi University
NationalityAmerican, American


ChildrenKarma Drayton, Kayla Drayton, Quanah Drayton, Shaniq Drayton, Jasmine Drayton, Dazyna Drayton, William Drayton, Karma Drayton, Kayla Drayton, Quanah Drayton, Shaniq Drayton, Jasmine Drayton, Dazyna Drayton, William Drayton
ParentsWilliam Sr., Anna Drayton, William Sr., Anna Drayton
SiblingsSteven Drayton, Jean Delores Madison, Steven Drayton, Jean Delores Madison


Music GroupsPublic Enemy, Public Enemy
NominationsTeen Choice Award for Choice TV Male Reality Star, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Male Reality Star
MoviesMo' Better Blues, New Jack City, Death of a Dynasty, Confessions of a Pit Fighter, Cain and Abel, Larry the Cable Guy's Christmas Spectacular, Horrorween, Body High, The Labyrinth, Mo' Better Blues, New Jack City, Death of a Dynasty, Confessions of a Pit Fighter, Cain and Abel, Larry the Cable Guy's...
TV ShowsBest Week Ever, Dr Fubalous, Under One Roof, Flavor of Love, Strange Love, Nite Tales: The Series, Best Week Ever, Dr Fubalous, Under One Roof, Flavor of Love, Strange Love, Nite Tales: The Series

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#Marks / Signs
1When excited, exclaims his catchphrase in one long breath: "Wow!"
2Snickering laugh
3Mouth full of gold teeth
4Always wore sunglasses when performing
5Often wears a Viking helmet
6Often wears a clock around his neck (originally a joke after seeing a studio techncian wearing a stopwatch in a similar manner).


Flavor of Love (2006)$100,000
Strange Love (2005)$50,000
The Surreal Life (2003)$25,000


1Starring on the Comedy Central show, Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav (2007). [August 2007]
2Recording a new solo album [October 2004]
3Has a new reality show called Flavor of Love (2006) on VH1. [January 2006]
4In Italy, Los Angeles and Las Vegas to shoot his new reality show Strange Love (2005) with Brigitte Nielsen. [October 2004]
5In February 2005, he was credited by Brigitte Nielsen with saving her life, when he dialed 911 as she suffered a severe morning asthma attack.
6Has seven children.
7Has worn the famous Movado clock as a necklace.
8Recorded a solo album in 1999 called "It's About Time" but it was never released.
9Was known for his crowd-pleasing "Flavor Flav Dance" which consisted of jerky, twisty arm movements. He then created "The New Flavor Flav Dance" in which he would pretend he was being posessed by a spirit.
10Flav is a classically trained pianist, and also plays the guitar and drums.
11Arrested for carrying two pounds of marijuana. [December 1996]
12Hip-hop MC (and comedy relief) of the group Public Enemy.




Hold On2017/IcompletedOfficer Drayton
The Labyrinth2017Midnight
The Sweet Taste of Redemption2015Short
Body High2015Flavor Flav
Centric Celebrates Selma: 50th Anniversary Music Special2015TV Movie
Stupid Hype2013TV MovieGrand Master
Rebels Without a Pause: The Induction Celebration of Public Enemy2013TV Movie
Dr. Fubalous2012TV SeriesPapa Skwaught
Horrorween2011Flavor Flav
YooHoo and Friends2011TV SeriesFather Time
Nite Tales: The Series2009TV SeriesTime Keeper
Under One Roof2008-2009TV SeriesCalvester Hill
Larry the Cable Guy's Christmas Spectacular2007TV MovieWiseman
Cain and Abel2006Slim Jim
Confessions of a Pit Fighter2005Lucky
Best Week Ever with Paul F. Tompkins2004TV Series
The Bernie Mac Show2004TV SeriesFlavor Flav
Death of a Dynasty2003Reporter #1 (as Flav-o-Flav)
Why Colors?1992Short
New Jack City1991D.J.
Mo' Better Blues1990Impatient Movie Patron


Flavor of Love2006-2008TV Series co-executive producer - 37 episodes


Britain's Got More Talent2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Obscurity2014Short writer: "Harder Than You Think"
The Filthy Frank Show2013TV Series short writer - 1 episode
End of Watch2012writer: "Harder Than You Think" - as William Drayton
Breaking Bad2011TV Series 1 episode
xXx: State of the Union2005writer: "Mklvfkwr" - as William Drayton
Rock the Paint2005as Flava Flav, "Where My $5 at?"
Friday Night Lights2004writer: "Terminator X to the Edge of Panic", "Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos" - as William Drayton
Jackass: The Movie2002Documentary as William Drayton, "Sophisticated Bitch"
Three Kings1999writer: "Can't Do Nuttin' For Ya Man" - as William Drayton
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai1999writer: "Cold Lampin With Flavor"
How to Be a Player1997writer: "Can't Do Nuthin'" - as William Drayton
Chasing Amy1997writer: "Can't Do Nuttin' for Ya Man" 1990 - as William Drayton
Shadow Boxing1993Short lyrics: "Shut Em Down" / music: "Shut Em Down"
Mo' Money1992performer: "Get Off My Back" / writer: "Get Off My Back"
Jungle Fever1991writer: "Can't Do Nothin' for Ya Man" - as William Drayton
House Party1990performer: "I Cant Do Nothin for You, Man!" / writer: "I Cant Do Nothin for You, Man!"

Music Department

Flavor of Love2006TV Series composer - 10 episodes


Flavor Flav: Michael Jackson2013Short
Flavor Flav: Unga Bunga Bunga2006Short


Flavor Flav: Michael Jackson2013Short
Six Months to Live2004TV Series short 1 episode


Black and Blue2016Documentary completedHimself
Split DecisionsDocumentary post-productionHimself
Untitled Flavor Flav DocumentaryDocumentary filmingHimself
The Eric Andre Show2016TV SeriesHimself
Steve Harvey2016TV SeriesHimself
Snoop & Son: A Dad's Dream2015TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
2014 Soul Train Awards2014TV MovieHimself
Restaurant Stakeout2014TV SeriesHimself
2 Live Crew: Take It Off2014ShortHimself
Criss Angel Believe2013TV SeriesHimself
Who's on Deck2013TV SeriesHimself
Couples Therapy2013TV SeriesHimself
Flavor Flav: Michael Jackson2013ShortHimself
2012 Soul Train Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Artifact2012DocumentaryHimself - Cameo
We Run Sh*t2012DocumentaryHimself
Celebrity Wife Swap2012TV SeriesHimself
Public Enemy: Prophets of Rage2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Mo'Nique Show2011TV SeriesHimself
Conan2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004-2011TV SeriesHimself / Himself - The 2008 Grammy Awards
The Wendy Williams Show2011TV SeriesHimself
David Blaine: Beautiful Struggle2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Lay It Down2010TV SeriesHimself
WWE Raw2010TV SeriesHimself
2010 AVN Awards Show2010TV SpecialHimself - Interviewee
2010 AVN Red Carpet Show2010TV SpecialHimself
Kyocera's All Access @ Virgin Mobile Freefest2009Documentary short
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHimself
Burning Down the House: The Story of CBGB2009DocumentaryHimself
2009 AVN Adult Movie Awards Show: Red Carpet PreShow2009TV SpecialHimself
The 2009 AVN Adult Movie Awards2009TV MovieHimself
Nite Tales: The Movie2008Himself - Host
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2006-2008TV SeriesHimself / Themselves - Musical Guest
James Brown: The Man, the Music, & the Message2008Video documentaryHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2006-2008TV SeriesHimself
Flavor of Love2006-2008TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself
Public Enemy: Welcome to the Terrordome2007DocumentaryHimself
Criss Angel Mindfreak2007TV SeriesHimself
My Shot With2007TV SeriesHimself
Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav2007TV Special documentaryHimself - Roastee
Public Enemy: Where There's Smoke2007Video documentaryHimself
The Daily Show2007TV SeriesHimself
Public Enemy: Making the Public Enemy Comic Book2007Video shortHimself
The Story of the Public Enemy Comic Book2007Video shortHimself
The 2006 Billboard Music Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
VH1 Big in 06 Awards2006TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
In the Cutz2006TV SeriesGuest
2006 American Music Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
BET Hip-Hop Awards2006TV SpecialHimself - Guest
The Tyra Banks Show2006TV SeriesHimself
2006 MTV Movie Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2006TV SeriesHimself
VH1 Goes Inside2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Flavor Flav: Unga Bunga Bunga2006ShortHimself
2005 Radio Music Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
Tout le monde en parle2005TV SeriesHimself
Public Enemy: It Takes a Nation - The First London Invasion Tour 19872005Video documentaryHimself
The Farm2005TV SeriesHimself
Strange Love2005TV SeriesHimself
Wonder Showzen2005TV SeriesHimself
The View2005TV SeriesHimself
The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch2005TV SeriesHimself
Good Day Live2005TV Series
I Love the '90s: Part Deux2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Wendy Williams Is on Fire 42005TV Movie documentaryHimself (Interview in New York)
Non-Denominational All-Star Celebrity Holiday Special2004TV MovieHimself
The 2004 Billboard Music Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
The Surreal Life2004TV SeriesHimself
VH1 Big in 042004TV Movie documentaryHimself
My Wife and Kids2004TV SeriesHimself
Hip-Hop Honors2004TV SpecialHimself - Honoree
MADtv2004TV SeriesHimself
Howard Stern2004TV SeriesHimself
Def Jam Fight for NY2004Video GameHimself (voice, as Flava Flav)
4th Annual BET Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
Six Months to Live2004TV Series shortHimself
I Love the '80s Strikes Back2003TV Series documentaryHimself
G-Phoria2003TV Movie documentaryHimself - Public Enemy
Paper Chasers2003DocumentaryHimself
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Driven2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Public Enemy Live from House of Blues2001Video documentaryHimself
Top Ten2001TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
And Ya Don't Stop: Hip Hop's Greatest Videos, Vol. 12000VideoHimself - Public Enemy (segment "Fight the Power")
The 1999 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
Private Parts1997Himself (as Flava Flav)
Soul Train1987-1994TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Guest
MTV Video Music Awards 19941994TV SpecialHimself
Who's the Man?1993Himself
The Howard Stern Interview1992TV SeriesHimself
In Living Color1990-1992TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself
The 6th Annual Soul Train Music Awards1992TV SpecialHimself - Performer (as Public Enemy)
The Word1990-1992TV SeriesHimself
Hard 'N' Heavy Volume 161991VideoHimself
The 18th Annual American Music Awards1991TV SpecialHimself
Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones1990DocumentaryHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 19901990TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Tour of a Black Planet1990Video documentaryHimself
Public Enemy Feat. Ice Cube and Big Daddy Kane: Burn Hollywood Burn1990ShortHimself
The 3rd Annual Soul Train Music Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Presenter (as Public Enemy)
Public Enemy: Fight the Power1989ShortHimself
The 2nd Annual Soul Train Music Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Presenter

Archive Footage

The '80s: The Decade That Made Us2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Vanilla Ice Archive2012DocumentaryHimself
Give It Up for Greg Giraldo2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
100 Greatest Songs of the 90s2007TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - #92: '911 is a Joke' (as Public Enemy)
The Drug Years2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year2005TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Letter to the President2005Video documentaryHimself - Public Enemy (uncredited)
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Beef2003DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
U2: Numb1993Video documentary shortHimself (video "Numb (Video Remix)") (uncredited)
U2: Love Is Blindness1993Video documentary shortHimself (uncredited)


Nominated Awards

2007Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV: Male Reality/Variety StarFlavor of Love (2006)
2006Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsTV - Choice Reality Star (Male)Flavor of Love (2006)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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