Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling 38 years old

A comic with one eye on his audience and another eye on the truth.

Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling

Although Jo Jo Dancer has achieved success as a stand-up comedian, he hasn't found happiness. After receiving severe burns in a narcotics-related incident, Jo Jo remains in a coma, and, while in this state, he looks back on his life. Drifting off into memories of his troubled childhood, Jo Jo revisits his youth, recalling his eventual rise to fame and the decadence that followed. As he considers his existence, he must decide if he wants to go on living or not.

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Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling Cast

Name Character
Wings Hauser He was 38, now 76 years old as Cliff
Michael Ironside He was 36, now 74 years old as Detective Lawrence
Fay Hauser She was 37, now 75 years old as Grace
Richard Pryor He was 45, 65 years old when he died as Jo Jo Dancer / Alter Ego
Diahnne Abbott She was 41, now 79 years old as Mother
Mike Genovese He was 44, now 82 years old as Gino
Ken Foree He was 38, now 76 years old as Big Jake
Virginia Capers She was 60, 78 years old when she died as Emma Ray
Richard Grossman He was 26, 51 years old when he died as Dr. Carlyle
Dennis Farina He was 42, 69 years old when he died as Freddy
Barbara Williams She was 33, now 71 years old as Dawn
Paula Kelly She was 42, 76 years old when she died as Satin Doll
Art Evans He was 44, now 82 years old as Arturo
Debbie Allen She was 36, now 74 years old as Michelle
Tanya Boyd She was 35, now 73 years old as Alicia
J.J. Barry He was 54, 58 years old when he died as Sal
Frederick Coffin He was 43, 60 years old when he died as Dr. Weissman
Marlene Warfield She was 45, now 84 years old as Sonja
E'Lon Cox as Little Jo Jo
Scoey Mitchell He was 56, now 94 years old as Father
Carmen McRae She was 66, 74 years old when she died as Grandmother

Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling Crew

Name Department
John DeCuir, Jr. as Production Design. Art
John G. Wilson as Associate Producer. He was 144 (50) years old when He died Production
Cloudia Rebar as Set Decoration. Art
Ron Oliney as Stunt Coordinator. Crew
Tony Lloyd as Makeup Artist. He was 36 (now 74) years old Costume & Make-Up
Rocco Urbisci as Screenplay. He was 85 (now 123) years old Writing
Paul Mooney as Screenplay. He was 44 (now 82) years old Writing
Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling poster
Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (38 years)

A comic with one eye on his audience and another eye on the truth.

  • Release day: Friday, May 02, 1986
  • Runtime: 97 minutes