Monte Bell

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Lamonte Dwayne Bell

July 30, 1982 (age 39)
Queens, New York, U.S.
CitizenshipUnited States of American
Years active2017-present

Monte Bell (born July 30 1982) is an American actor and comedian. He is known for his role as a cowboy in the 2022 Amazon Alexa commercial[1]l[2] "Cowboy" produced by Droga5. He is also known for his role as Makenna in the film "TAN"[3] by Adrian Younge[4] on Amazon Prime Video|Amazon Prime Video.

Early life

Monte was born and raised in Queens, New York City.[5] He is the oldest of his siblings and cousins.[6] Monte grew up idolizing Keenen Ivory Wayans[6] and John Singleton for what they had acomplished as black filmmakers. He had his first film experience as a kid when he was cast as an extra in He Got Game[7] by Spike Lee. With no film school education, Monte learned screenwriting, cinematography and editing on his own and began to create his own content.[6]


Monte Bell started his career as an internet sketch comedian before becoming an actor. He developed a sketch comedy series titled: Barely Functional, which screened at the 2019 Hip Hop Film Festival|Hip Hop Film Festival.[8] Monte moved to Los Angeles and studied at Identity School of Acting. He released a series of internet parodies, including a remake of Contagious (song)[7] by The Isley Brothers and a parody of Steve Burns|Steve Burns' speech to Blue's Clues fans in 2021. [9] [10]

Monte received his first lead role in Adrian Younge|Adrian Younge's film "TAN" on Amazon Prime Video[11] (2021). He is set to appear in the 2022 Hulu series Reasonable Doubt,[12] directed by Kerry Washington.[13] Monte also starred in an international commercial as a cowboy for Amazon Alexa, directed by Lance Acord.[14][15]


Short films

Year Title Role Notes
2021 TAN Makenna
2022 Coming Home Leon
2022 Fast Forward Rewind Rich


Year Title Role Notes
2021 Reasonable Doubt (Discovery ID) Lee Harris S4 E10
2022 Reasonable Doubt Brent


Year Title Role Notes
2017 History[16] Stage Manager
2018 Barely Functional Himself
2018 Tales From Da'ville Lost Soul
2018 161 Feet Under Lox
2019 Around The Way Girls Terrell


  1. ago, Brittaney Kiefer5 days. "Amazon Alexa Time Travels to Wild West". Retrieved 2022-04-06.
  2. "Droga5 Transports Us to a Wild (Subtitled) West in Spot for Amazon Alexa | LBBOnline". Retrieved 2022-04-06.
  3. Tan, retrieved 2022-04-06
  4. Patten, Dominic; Patten, Dominic (2021-03-10). "'The Midnight Hour's Adrian Younge Drops 'T.A.N.' Trailer; Amazon Film Companion To 'The American Negro' Album". Deadline. Retrieved 2022-04-06.
  5. "Meet Monte Bell: Actor/Writer/Director". SHOUTOUT LA. 2021-06-28. Retrieved 2022-04-06.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Stories, Local. "Meet Monte Bell of MonteBellTV in North Hollywood - Voyage LA Magazine | LA City Guide". Retrieved 2022-04-06.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Monte Bell Releases 'Contagious' Feat. Alita Ré, Coronavirus Parody Video". Ice Cream Convos. 2020-09-07. Retrieved 2022-04-06.
  8. "Barely Functional". STORIES THAT MATTER. 2019-06-20. Retrieved 2022-04-06.
  9. Bell, BreAnna. "Man Hilariously Recreates Blue's Clues Viral Video And We Still Can't Stop Cackling - Blavity". Blavity News & Politics. Retrieved 2022-04-06.
  10. "Guy Hilariously Recreates That Viral 'Blue's Clues' Video With A Twist Ending For The Ages". Comic Sands. 2021-09-20. Retrieved 2022-04-06.
  11. "Watch TAN | Prime Video". Retrieved 2022-04-06.
  12. Reasonable Doubt (Drama), ABC Signature, Onyx Collective, Simpson Street, retrieved 2022-04-06
  13. Andreeva, Nellie; Andreeva, Nellie (2021-09-29). "Onyx Collective's 'Reasonable Doubt' Gets Hulu Series Order; Emayatzy Corinealdi To Star, Kerry Washington To Direct". Deadline. Retrieved 2022-04-06.
  14. "Amazon's Alexa goes back to the Wild West to show the value of subtitles". Ad Age. 2022-04-01. Retrieved 2022-04-06.
  15. Amazon Alexa TV Spot, 'Cowboy', retrieved 2022-04-06
  16. "History". Necessary Outlet. Retrieved 2022-04-06.

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