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The Cast of Boondocks: Who’s Who in the Animated Series

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The Cast of Boondocks
The Cast of Boondocks

The Cast of Boondocks is an animated series created by Aaron McGruder based on his comic strip of the same name. The series chronicles Huey and Riley Freeman as they move from Chicago to live with their grandfather Robert Freeman in the suburbs; encountering various characters who represent various aspects of American society, culture, and politics along their journey.

From 2005 to 2014, this show ran for four seasons and boasted an incredible cast of voice actors, comedians and celebrities. Here are some of the main cast members and their roles on screen:

Regina King as Huey Freeman and Riley Freeman

Regina King as Huey Freeman and Riley Freeman

Regina King is an Oscar-winning actress who has appeared in films such as If Beale Street Could Talk, Ray and One Night in Miami. Additionally, Regina directed episodes for Scandal, Insecure and The Good Doctor as well as voiced both Huey Freeman (10 years old radical activist disillusioned with life) and Riley Freeman (8 year-old wannabe gangster who idolizes rap culture and violence).

John Witherspoon as Robert Freeman

John Witherspoon as Robert Freeman

John Witherspoon was an accomplished comedian and actor, appearing in films such as Friday, Boomerang and Soul Plane. On television shows like The Proud Family he played Granddad Robert Freeman; who is a retired civil rights activist and Vietnam veteran who frequently clashes with Huey and Riley over their views and behavior; but still loves them unconditionally.

Gary Anthony Williams as Uncle Ruckus

Gary Anthony Williams as Uncle Ruckus

Gary Anthony Williams is an actor and comedian best known for his roles on shows such as Malcolm in the Middle, Boston Legal and Whose Line Is It Anyway? as Bebop. Additionally he voices Uncle Ruckus who suffers from “re-vitiligo”, an illness which makes his skin appear whiter over time and who supports white supremacy fervently while rejecting all aspects of black culture.

Cedric Yarbrough as Tom DuBois

Cedric Yarbrough as Tom DuBois

Cedric Yarbrough is an actor and comedian best known for his roles on Reno 911!, Speechless and Carol’s Second Act as well as voice work for BoJack Horseman as Officer Meow Meow Fuzzyface and Tom DuBois (a mild-mannered lawyer living next door to Sarah Freeman of BoJack Horseman who married white woman Sarah DuBois while having a daughter Jazmine (of mixed race heritage) named Jazmine DuBois). Uncle Ruckus often ridicules him for being such a sellout/wimp;

Jill Talley as Sarah DuBois

Jill Talley as Sarah DuBois

Jill Talley is an actress and comedian known for appearing on shows such as Mr. Show, SpongeBob SquarePants, American Dad! and as Karen Plankton in SpongeBob SquarePants. In Mr. Show she voiced Sarah DuBois (wife to Tom DuBois and mother of Jazmine DuBois). Sarah DuBois represents an idealized version of an idealized liberal white woman trying to support both husband and daughter but sometimes failing in their respective struggles.

Gabby Soleil as Jazmine DuBois

Gabby Soleil as Jazmine DuBois

Gabby Soleil is an actress known for appearing in films such as Johnson Family Vacation, Cold Case and ER. In those roles, she played Jazmine DuBois; daughter of Tom and Sarah DuBois portrayed by Huey Riley; an 8 year-old who struggles to fit in both black and white cultures while searching for herself as she finds friendship among them all.

Other prominent cast members:

  • Charlie Murphy plays Ed Wuncler III, an ex-soldier-turned-criminal who becomes friends with Riley.
  • Samuel L. Jackson stars as Gin Rummy, an ex-soldier turned criminal who becomes close with Ed Wuncler III.
  • Edward Asner plays Ed Wuncler Sr., an influential businessman who owns most of his town.
  • Snoop Dogg is known by his friends and associates as Macktastic, a prominent rapper from Thugnificent’s crew.
  • Kevin Michael Richardson stars as Thugnificent, an iconic rapper who relocates into his neighborhood.
  • Affion Crockett played various characters, such as Slickback the Pimp, Barack Obama and Winston Jerome.

FAQ: The Ultimate Guide to Your Questions

Q. When did The Boondocks premiere?

A: The Boondocks was broadcast from November 6, 2005 until June 23, 2014 on Adult Swim.

Q: There are how many episodes in The Boondocks?

A: There are 55 episodes in The Boondocks, organized into four seasons.

Q: Is The Boondocks based on a comic strip?

A: Yes, The Boondocks is based on Aaron McGruder’s comic strip with the same name from 1996 to 2006.

Q: Where can I stream The Boondocks?

A: You can stream The Boondocks via HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu and iTunes.

Q: Will The Boondocks return?

A: Yes, The Boondocks will return as an HBO Max series in 2022 with two seasons of 12 episodes each and one 50-minute special episode. Aaron McGruder will serve as showrunner and executive producer; John Witherspoon who voiced Robert Freeman will no longer be involved due to his death this year, so his role will need to be filled by someone else.

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