Deon plays the character of adjunct college professor "Charlie" on ABC's Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe Award winning seriesBlack-ish. In early 2018 he will bring the beloved “Charlie” to Freeform in theBlack-ishspinoff series Grown-ish.Deon also stars as “Det. Daniel "DJ" Tanner” on the TBS comedyAngie Tribeca, created by Steve and Nancy Carell. In addition to his three scripted shows, Deon will host the game showFace Value, Executive Produced by Wanda Sykes, on BET in early 2018. He has been featured on several other comedy fan-favorite series includingBenched(USA),The League(FX), andWild N’ Out with Nick Cannon(MTV), and he is a familiar face on the late-night and daytime circuits, with appearances onConan(TBS),@midnight(Comedy Central),Last Call with Carson Daly(NBC),The Talk(CBS), andThe Real(BET). Deon earned his first Writers Guild Award Nomination and his first Emmy Nomination for “Writing for A Variety, Music or Comedy Program”in 2010as part of the writing staff onTheTonightShow with Conan O'Brien(NBC). He earned his second Emmy Nomination in 2011 for his work with the writers ofCONAN(TBS) and he wrote for Conan O’Brien when he hosted the 2013 White House Correspondents Dinner.Most recently, Deon received a2017 NAACP Image Award Nomination for “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series” for his work onBlack-ishand was featured as a presenter at the 2017 BET Awards.
In June 2016, Deon’s first hour standup specialCole Blooded Seminarpremiered on Comedy Central. His half hour special premiered on Netflix’sThe Standupson July 4th, 2017. On the big screen, Deon was seen in all three movies in the wildly popularBarbershopfeature film franchise, and he will appear alongsideSofía Vergara,Alysia Reiner, andChris D'Elia in the featureThe Female Braindirected by Whitney Cummings.