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Buzz Belmondo

Comedian from United States of America

Lorenzo Matawaran, better known by his stage name Buzz Belmondo, is an actor, comedian, filmmaker, film producer and writer. Born in San Francisco, California, on 20 February 1947, to Luis and Effie Matawaran, a Filipino immigrant couple, he grew up in a housing project not far from Fisherman's Wharf. As a child, he had the reputation of being the "cut-up" of the guys from his neighborhood. During the late 1960s, Lorenzo Matawaran served in the United States Army, including a tour of duty in Germany, with the 97th Signal Battalion. He held the rank of Sergeant and was honorably discharged from the Army. A popular standup comic during the heyday of the Holy City Zoo along with Robin Williams, Dana Carvey, Jose Simon, Gil Christner, Joe Sharkey, and John Elk. Lorenzo began performing at comedy clubs throughout San Francisco, eventually heading for Los Angeles and a club called Igby's. Matawaran developed his Buzz Belmondo persona during these days in improvisational and stand-up comedy. Matawaran's big break came when the Buzz Belmondo character was used on the Fox-TV Joan Rivers Show, telling fake gossip about Hollywood stars. After several television appearances, Buzz soon caught  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Lorenzo Matawaran
Date of birth
1947
Place of birth
San Francisco
Nationality
United States of America
Profession
Comedian

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