and Tha Dogg Pound. He in the end broke out as an entertainer on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam. His acting introduction came in the 1993 show Poetic Justice, close by Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur. After two years, he had a vital part in Michael Mann’s heist film Heat, featuring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro.

On the little screen there were credits on Moesha, The Game and The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. Film credits included Dope, This Christmas, and Bones, close by Snoop. Maybe most significant was Harris’ repeating part in the hit UPN/CW comic drama Everybody Hates Chris. There, he played the area ne’er-do-well Malvo, a regularly enemy of Chris Rock’s adolescence partner.

As news of Harris’ passing destitute, humorists and performers communicated their sympathies via web-based networking media, including an enthusiastic Snoop, who called the on-screen character “a dear companion” and “my huge sibling. Going to miss my family and companion,” he included, sharing a return video of one of their previous coordinated efforts. “We made this up on the fly,” he included. “We discussed this day rest well.”

Harris is made due by his mom, ex and two little girls. His last venture, the forthcoming activity flick Check Point is out Jan. 20.