Ricky From Boyz N The Hood

Ricky From Boyz N The Hood

Ricky from Boyz in the Hood is one of many memorable characters from the 1991 urban classic. In the movie Ricky, whose last name was Baker, was Doughboy’s maternal half-brother. Ricky was also a star running back for Crenshaw High School and lived with his mom and girlfriend, Shanice. Ricky had an infant son with Shanice and was hoping to soon attend the University of Southern California after winning a scholarship.

Ricky from Boyz in the Hood is one of many memorable characters from the 1991 urban classic. In the movie Ricky, whose last name was Baker, was Doughboy's maternal half-brother. Ricky was also a star running back for Crenshaw High School and lived with his mom and girlfriend, Shanice. Ricky had an infant son with Shanice and was hoping to soon attend the University of Southern California after winning a scholarship. An amazing accomplishment for a young father living in South Central, L.A..

Unfortunately, that never happens. Ricky never makes it to college because he is gunned down by Doughboy’s rival gang members moments after an altercation with his brother in front of their home.

The Boyz N the Hood Ricky death scene was undoubtingly one of the most memorable scenes for anyone who’s seen the film. Many have said that this character and, definitely, this scene has contributed to the initial success of the actor who played him, Morris Chestnut.

The Morris Chestnut Movie Appearance That Shaped His Career

Morris Lamont Chestnut was born on January 1, 1969. Chestnut was born in Cerritos, California and got his first professional acting gig when he played in Freddy’s Nightmares – A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Series as a character named Jadon.

However, in 1998, Morris Chestnut played in a very popular movie called The Best Man with Taye Diggs and Nia Long. Ironically, his role in the film is that of the role he played in Boyz N the Hood, a football player. Although not a star running back of a high school football team, Morris seemed to embrace his role and impress fans of the film. Chestnut even earned a NAACP Image Award nomination for his performance.

Chestnut then continued to play the role of a football player in the 2007 blockbuster The Game Plan and, 2013 sequel to The Best Man, The Best Man Holiday.

Do we believe this is all a coincidence and has nothing to do with the role he played as Ricky Baker in the hood classic Boyz N the Hood? No. We don’t.

Below is a list of movies that Morris Chestnut has been featured or starred in, courtesy of Wikepedia. Some already mentioned and some not. We haven’t seen them all so leave us a comment letting us and others know which ones you recommend.

33 Morris Chestnut Movie Appearances

  1. 1991 – Boyz N the Hood
  2. 1991 – The Last Boy Scout
  3. 1993 – The Ernest Green Story
  4. 1993 – The Fugitive
  5. 1994 – The Inkwell
  6. 1995 – Under Siege 2: Dark Territor
  7. 1995 – Higher Learning
  8. 1997 – G.I. Jane
  9. 1999 – The Best Man
  10. 2001 – The Brothers
  11. 2001 – Two Can Play That Game
  12. 2001 – Scenes of the Crime
  13. 2002 – Like Mike
  14. 2002 – Half Past Dead
  15. 2003 – Confidence
  16. 2004 – Breakin’ All the Rules
  17. 2004 – Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid
  18. 2004 – Ladder 49
  19. 2005 – The Cave
  20. 2007 – The Game Plan
  21. 2007 – The Perfect Holiday
  22. 2008 – The Prince of Motor City
  23. 2009 – Not Easily Broken
  24. 2012 – Think Like a Man
  25. 2013 – Identity Thief
  26. 2013 – The Call
  27. 2013 – Kick-Ass 2
  28. 2013 – The Best Man Holiday
  29. 2015 – The Perfect Guy
  30. 2015 – Heist
  31. 2016 – When the Bough Breaks
  32. 2017 – Girls Trip
  33. 2020 – Spell

Please note that these are all movies featuring or starring Morris Chestnut. We haven’t even mentioned television. Please research to find out more about this beautiful and talented actor.

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