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Gary Owen is the host of "Upload with Shaquille O'Neal" on truTV.

On the big screen, Owen recently starred in Screen Gem's ensemble comedy "Think Like a Man," opposite Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Good, Regina Hall and Gabrielle Union, as Bennett.

Comedian Gary Owen has been entertaining America for more than a decade with his side-splitting comedy. Having performed to sold-out audiences in all the major comedy clubs and theaters across the country, Owen is one of America's most loved comedians. He has just released a new stand-up DVD "True Story" which aired on Showtime in spring 2012 and is one of the headliners on the Shaquille O'Neal "All-Star Comedy Jam" tour.

Owen can be seen as Zach the barber on Tyler Perry's successful television series "House of Payne." Perry met Owen on the "Tom Joyner Morning Show" (Owen is a regular on the radio show) and immediately knew he wanted to work with him and wrote him into the show. Additionally, Owen has been seen in such films as "Little Man" with The Wayans Brothers and "Daddy Day Care" with Eddie Murphy. Owen is also recognized around the country for his scene stealing role of "Bearcat" in the MGM film "College." 

Owen was always the class clown growing up in Cincinnati, Ohio. After high school, he got serious and enlisted in the Navy. He was chosen for the prestigious Presidential Honor Guard. After leaving his ceremonial position, Owen became a military police officer at the Naval Installations on Coronado Island in San Diego, but he only made two arrests in three years. During that time he embarked on his true calling: stand-up comedy. After only a year of doing stand-up, he was named Funniest Serviceman in America. Owen had a huge African-American fan base and went on to win the Funniest Black Comedian in San Diego contest. 

Two appearances on the multicultural comedy showcase, "BET's ComicView," won him his own one-hour "grandstand" show. At the end of the season he was selected from the year's four "grandstanders" to be the host. Not only is Owen the only white man to have ever hosted "ComicView," but he is the only white on-air personality the network has ever had. In addition, Ebony magazine recently proclaimed Gary "Black America's Favorite White Comedian."

Owen stars in, and produced, two other stand-up comedy DVDs, "Breakin' Out The Park" and "Urban Legend." He can also be seen on "Martin Lawrence Presents: 1st Amendment" on the Starz channel.


Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

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