Ricky Harris (1962 - 12/26/2016) was a producer, actor & comedian. Harris, the son of a preacher, was raised in Long Beach. He made a name for himself as a performer on HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam” in the 1990s with a pop culture-inflected routine that touched on subjects such as horror movie sound effects & movie sex. He made his acting debut in the 1993 drama “Poetic Justice,” which starred Janet Jackson & Tupac Shakur. 2 years later he appeared in “Heat,” a heist film directed by Michael Mann.