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Rodney Carrington was born in Longview, Texas, on October 19, 1968, and currently resides near Tulsa, Oklahoma. Carrington originally did not intend to become a comedian. While attending Kilgore College, he joined the school's drama program and, according to TV.com, seemed interested in pursuing it. However, after participating in an open-mic night, he changed his career to comedy.
Embracing this new calling, Carrington started appearing on syndicated radio shows such as Bob and Tom and John Boy and Billy. It was here that he first started gathering an audience, and it paid off. In 1998 Carrington released his first album, Hangin' with Rodney, which reached number 73 on the Billboard U.S. Country chart. After the release of Hangin', Carrington's popularity exploded. He has followed up his debut album with five more, including one live and one compilation album. Apart from his albums, Rodney Carrington has done work in other media, including television and film. From 2004-2006, he starred as Rodney Hamilton in the quasi-biographical television series Rodney. Then, in 2008, he and Toby Keith co-wrote and co-starred in the film Beer for My Horses.
Rodney Carrington has additionally developed friendships with Carrot Top and Barry Martin, who was Carrington's opening act for 15 years until his death. Martin would later be honored with a character in Rodney. Carrington's style has often been compared to Larry the Cable Guy of Blue Collar Comedy Tour fame, who also sometimes invokes bawdy comedy. With highly charting albums, several specials and a movie to his name, along with an ever-growing fan base, Rodney Carrington's star has continued to rise.