Famed Producer Carl Craig Receives Honorable Shout Out On ‘Real Husbands Of Hollywood’ Series

The entirety of the latest season is aptly dedicated to him.

Fans of the latest limited series run of Real Husbands of Hollywood: More Kevin, More Problems  may notice at the conclusion of every episode a flash of the photo of the man seen above. While he may not be a household name, Carl Craig was a beloved and honored professional in Hollywood whose contributions can not go unnoticed. This season, which returned on February 10 on BET+,  is in fact dedicated to the “friend, brother, and producer” who passed away on January 8, 2022. He was 68-years old.

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Born in Tallahassee, Florida and raised in Baton Rouge, La., Carl Alan Craig left to study engineering at the University of Rochester in New York, but ultimately caught the acting bug while in college. He graduated with a degree in English/Drama and made the move to New York City soon after.

Craig’s friendship with actors turned directors Robert Townsend and Richard Cummings Jr. was planted in those early days. The three friends combined efforts in 1987 to create the breakthrough satirical hit comedy Hollywood Shuffle. Craig soon moved to Los Angeles where his career as producer in film and television grew exponentially making him one of the most sought after and influential producers working in Hollywood today.

He went on to produce several projects including an HBO special eventually received an ACE Award and an NAACP Image award for Best Producer. Craig tried his hand in producing music videos and in so doing, worked with some of hip hop’s most impactful artists like Snoop Dog, Dr. Dre, and Ice Cube. He eventually returned to producing feature films, putting out “I’m Gonna Get You Sucka,” “Mo Money,” “House Party 3,” and  "The Players Club".

Turning his talents to television, Craig produced shows for TV-One including “Big Black Comedy Show”, “Michael Basden After Dark” and “Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes”. He joined the BET family soon after to produce “The Bobby Story,” Seasons 1 and 2 of “American Soul,” “Games People Play” and several seasons of the highly acclaimed spoof series, “Real Husbands of Hollywood” starring Kevin Hart, Nick Cannon, Boris Kodjoe, Duane Martin, JB Smoove, Nelly, and Robin Thicke.

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In June 2021, Craig received the crushing news about his stage 4 inoperable pancreatic cancer diagnosis. He developed a bacterial blood infection from which he was never able to fully recover.

Craig is survived by his wife of over 38 years, Angela Fong and three daughters: Kai, Taylor and Jordan as well three grandchildren: Rain, Ryder, and Prince as well as several relatives and friends.

Those who worked with Craig and knew of his proficiency as a producer, his wit and humor, his spirituality and his kindness as a colleague and friend took to social media to speak about their fondness for him and issue thoughts of sympathy and condolence for his family.

Read some of their comments below:

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