Azizi Lion King: See the Latest Actor Behind the Character

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Azizi Lion King

In the 2019 remake of the musical film “Lion King”, Ed was renamed Azizi and the character was portrayed by Eric Andre. There were few other character renaming as Beyoncé Knowles voiced Nala. With the film raking over 1 billion dollars in the box office and the actors moving on to other pursuits, here all you need to know about Eric Andre, the latest actor behind the voice of Azizi Lion King.

Azizi Lion king: Eric Andre, age and bio

Eric Andre was born on April 4 1983 in Boca Raton, Florida to a psychiatrist father and an Ashkenazi Jewish mother from the Upper West Side of New York City. He belongs to a mixed ethnic background of Ashkenazi Jewish and Afro-Haitian. There is no so much information about his upbringing.

Eric Andre graduated from Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida in 2001. Later, he studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in double bass performance from Berklee College of Music in 2005. Following his graduation from college, he entered the show business to chase a career as a TV host, comedian and actor.

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Eric Andre is 36 years old.


Eric Andre made his acting debut in the fantasy romantic comedy film “The Invention of Lying” in a minor role. The same year, he appeared on two episodes of HBO’s “Curb your Enthusiasm”. Andre then appeared in the “Awkward Comedy Show” and saw another niche in the acting industry where he can occupy exclusively.

He created the “The Eric Andre Show”. Furthermore, he is also the host of the show. The show is a parody public access talk show on Cartoon Network’s late-night programming block Adult Swim and features pranks, shock humor, sketches, and celebrity interviews. He appeared on the short-lived ABC comedy series “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23”, and guest-starred on “2 Broke Girls” as Deke, Max’s love interest and fellow pastry student.

The actor has also appeared in thirty episodes of FXX comedy television series “Man Seeking Woman” as Mike. The series is set in Chicago, about a naïve and soft-spoken man in his 20s named Josh Greenberg (played by Jay Baruchel), who finds himself in several surreal and awkward circumstances while trying to find love.

Another television series he is heavily involved is in the satirical fantasy web sitcom “Disenchantment”. The series tells story of Bean, a rebellious and alcoholic princess, her naïve elf companion Elfo, and her destructive “personal demon” Luci. Eric currently voices the character of Luci.

In the remake of the musical film “Lion King” in 2019, Eric Andre voiced the character of Azizi that was previously named Ed in 1994 when the original film premiered. Eric has been involved in other television series and films but his personal comedy show “The Eric Andre Show” has been like his 9-5. Although his show has come under heavy criticism in recent times for being too puerile and empty. Eric Andre has the potentials of becoming an A-list movie star if he maintains a high level of consistency in the acting industry.

What is the actor up to these days?

Eric Andre has been busy making movies and falling in and out of love. He was formerly in a relationship with American Actress Tatyana Ali. The duo dated from 2012 to 2014. Briefly, he dated American socialite Amber Rose. But his relationship the provocateur was more of a fling because of the way it started and ended.

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Recently, Eric Andre ended his year-long relationship with American Actress Rosario Dawson. The pair began dating in September 2016 but the relationship only lasted for one year before the called it quits and moved on. Eric Andre is single at the moment or is dating someone he doesn’t want the world to know about.

The actor has a net worth of 3 million dollars from his hard work as an actor, musician and comedian. He is young and there is still time for him to make more money or mess things up.

Azizi Lion King: What’s different in the remake?

A lot actually. First of all, there is a huge leap in the animation as the 2019 remake witnessed a more improved live-action. Jon Favreau who had earlier directed the live-action remake for Disney, “The Jungle Book” ensured that new cast like Eric Andre and Donald Glover had so much fun, and if if there was a hype before the film was released was worth it.

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