Flavor Flav

Born Mar 16, 1959

William Jonathan Drayton, Jr., better known by his stage name Flavor Flav, is an American rapper and television personality who rose to prominence as a member of the rap group Public Enemy. He is also known for popularizing the role of the hype man and for yelling "Yeah boy!" and "Flavor Flav!" during performances.… Read More

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1959 Birth Born on March 16, 1959.


1978 19 Years Old Flav graduated from culinary school in 1978, and has cooked in several restaurants. … Read More


1986 27 Years Old Rubin initially did not understand Flav's role in the act and wanted to sign Chuck D as a solo act; however Chuck D insisted that Flav be signed with them and the two were signed to Def Jam in 1986. … Read More


1997 38 Years Old …  After Flav's father died of diabetes in 1997, Flav decided to re-enter rehabilitation, this time at the Long Island Center for Recovery. … Read More


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2004 45 Years Old Flav has appeared as a playable fighter in the 2004 fighting game; Def Jam: Fight for NY In May 2005, Flav took part in the UK reality TV show The Farm on Channel 5.
2005 46 Years Old Also in 2005, Flavor Flav made a guest appearance in the animated sitcom The Simpsons as himself, in the episode Pranksta Rap.
2006 47 Years Old On June 14, 2006, Flav's participation, with WEVR-MRC, in the Lisa Tolliver Show celebration of National Safety Month, earned kudos from Surgeon General of the United States Richard Carmona.


2009 50 Years Old On November 18, 2009, Flav became a downloadable character in the PlayStation Network's video game Pain. … Read More
2010 51 Years Old On May 10, 2010, Flav guest hosted the wrestling show WWE Raw.
2011 52 Years Old On August 14, 2011, Flav appeared as a host at the twelfth annual Gathering of the Juggalos.
On January 10, 2012, Flav appeared with his longtime fiancée Liz on ABC's Celebrity Wife Swap. … Read More
2013 54 Years Old Flav's mother, Anna Drayton, died on December 31, 2013.
2015 56 Years Old Flav was arrested near Las Vegas on May 21, 2015, on charges including speeding and driving under the influence. … Read More
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