- Date of Birth:
- June 29, 1980
- 5' 7"
- Moncks Corner
Charlamagne Tha God (born Lenard McKevley on June 29, 1980 in Moncks Corner, South Carolina) is an American radio and TV personality. When he was young, Charlamagne was sent to prison after witnessing a shooting from the back of a car. He was also jailed over drug possession. After his third offense, he cleaned up his act and went to night school. An internship with a local radio station launched his radio career. Charlamagne gained a strong following due to his honesty and humorous anecdotes, coupled with his natural charisma. He became the second mic alongside Wendy Williams with her radio program, before they parted ways in 2008. Afterwards, he joined the legendary morning program, The Breakfast Club, on Power 105.1 in New York City, New York. He also appears on 93.7 in Houston, Texas. In addition to his radio work, Charlamagne has a thriving television career. He stars as himself in Guy Code, a program that addresses a code of conduct for men. He also appears on MTV2’s Uncommon Sense with Charlamagne tha God.
Best Known For:
Charlamagne Tha God is best known as a radio host on Power 105.1 in New York, as well as the star of Guy Code and Uncommon Sense.
As a hustler, he called himself “Charles” because he didn’t want anyone to know his real name. He found the French version was Charlemagne and changed it. He cites his own misspelling as just a typo, and the “Tha God” addition as something that “sounded cool.” Charlamagne’s media idols are Howard Stern, Joan Rivers and Bill O’Reilly.