George Arthur "Rusty" Cundieff (born December 13, 1960) is an American film/television director, actor, and writer. His notable credits are as director/writer of and lead actor in the This Is Spinal Tap-like rap satire Fear of a Black Hat, as writer of the second installment to House Party, and as director of the horror anthology Tales from the Hood. He also directed the 1997 film, Sprung. He was also a director for Chappelle's Show and a correspondent on TV Nation. He also directed and starred in a U Can't Touch This parody titled Yes We Can, which focuses on Barack Obama. Cundieff was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the son of Christina and John A. Cundieff, both of whom appeared in Tales from the Hood. He is married to Trina Davis Cundieff with whom he has two children. Cundieff is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African Americans. He also portrayed a fraternity brother (of the fictitious Gamma Phi Gamma) in Spike Lee's School Daze in which actual members of Alpha Phi Alpha were featured. Cundieff is a graduate of the University of Southern California.
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA