Ever Wondered Where Bruh-Man From The 5th Flo’ Is? Found Him!
We could never forget “Bruh-Man” from the 5th Flo'” on the Martin Show. The way he used to climb through Martin’s and Gina’s window to fix himself a “breh-fuss sammich” and then would tell Martin “Yo Moms in my apaaatment” always stole the show and had us crackin’ up nonstop. We were having a 90’s flashback session here at ILoveOldSchoolMusic, and there’s no way we could talk about 90s sitcoms, without talking about “Bruh-man”, the character that was played by actor/comedian, Reginald Ballard. Check out what he’s been up to below…
What Bruh-Man Is Doing Now
Recently Reginald Ballard has been heavily active on the stand up comedy circuit and has been touring across the country and he recently starred in a theatrical stage play about late singer, Gerald Levert’s life (which also starred Eddie Levert and singers, Monifah and Alyson Williams) called “Baby Hold On To Me.” Another gig that had folks talking was Reginald’s feature in rapper, Big Sean’s, video, which was a rap parody of the Martin TV sitcom. Check him out in that video below (Graphic language):
Reginald actually revealed in an interview with Laff House TV, that he initially didn’t want to be a comedian, but that it was comedian, J. Anthony Brown, who sparked that comic itch in him when he asked Reginald to introduce the comedians for a show at a Houston, TX comedy club J. Anthony owned.
Prior to making a name for himself on Martin, Reginald had roles in other TV shows and films, such as Class Act (starring Kid N’ Play), the TV show, True Colors, and he was even in Menace 2 Society. Can you imagine “Bruh Man” rolling with “O-Dog” and “Caine”? I can’t either, but he was and he did his thing.
Reginald revealed that his favorite “Bruh-man” episode was an episode that was like a real life heartfelt message he was giving to Martin when Martin was “going through some things” in his personal life that the public didn’t know about at the time. All of the cast and staff knew that Martin was going through some struggles though and a message Reginald gave him through his character while he and Martin were filming a scene really hit home for Martin. Here is what Reginald said about that:
“My favorite ‘Bruh Man’ episode…it really wasn’t that much acting…it’s when I had the dream of the sandwiches and uh…when we walked, when I was leaving out I said [to Martin] ‘Hey man, you need to get you some rest man you look beat down,’ and we really had a moment right there because that’s when Martin was going through some things. And the producers were like ‘Yo, say man, it look like you really was telling him (Martin) you know, he need to slow down.’ And he (Martin) looked at me, he was like “yeah, yeah…” and that was like a real catching type moment.”
A Few More Facts We Learned About Reginald a.k.a. “Bruh-man”:
– “Bruh-Man” is a family man in real life…
“Bruh-man” is a married man also, Reginald’s been with his wife for 27 years…
Reginald Ballard has two adult children- a son and a daughter.
-Reginald was a football player all throughout high school in Galveston, TX and he earned a full scholarship to play linebacker at Southern Methodist University, where he majored in theatre and then he transferred to the University of Missouri and continued to act and play football.
It’s always a beautiful thing to see entertainers from back in the day still grinding and doing what they love. Reginald is a good example of that and we can’t wait to see where his acting and comedic skills take him next.
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