Richie (Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs) is a homeless friend of Marlon who gets the part in a play about a homeless man Marlon was audintiong for in "Help A Brother Out" in Season 4.
|Homeless friend of Shawn and Marlon who earns a part as a homeless man in a play whose audition he accompanies Marlon to|
|Appeared on:||The Wayans Bros.|
|Character played by:||Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs|
Richie, a homeless friend of Shawn and Marlon, appears in the The Wayans Bros. Season 4 episode titled "Help A Brother Out". The part of Richie is played by Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, who is perhaps best known for his part as Freddy "Boom Boom" Washington on the 1970's ABC-TV series Welcome Back, Kotter, as well as his role in the film Cooley High (1975), the ABC miniseries Roots (1977), and the ABC-TV Jackson Five biopic The Jacksons: An American Dream in 1992.
The brothers, who feel a little compassion for homeless Richie, who said he got in that situation after dropping out of college and "sponging off of his parents for awhile, until they got tired of him, and kicked him out", agree to allow him to stay a night after Marlon, who was auditioning for the part of a homeless man in a play, enlists Richie to teach him the emotions of how it actually is on the streets; when Richie accompanys him to his audition, in trying to show Marlon, who, in a hilarious scene, flubs the audition badly, how to act as a homeless man surviving on the streets, he so impresses the producers and director, who catch him in his acting demostration, that they give him the part instead of Marlon!
In an unfilm/unaired episode it is revealed he returned to offer Marlon a place on a drama sitcom Young and the Ghetto.