Darryl Lynn "D. L." Hughley (born March 6, 1963) is an American actor, stand-up comedian, and star of the television sitcom The Hughleys, which ran from 1998 to 2002 on ABC and then on UPN. Most notably, D. L. Hughley is a member of The Original Kings of Comedy. Hughley was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Audrey and Charles Hughley, who was a Delta Air Lines maintenance worker. He is the second of four children. He grew up in L.A.