Keegan-Michael Key Has Learned That He And Dwayne McDuffie Were Half Brothers

Comedian Keegan-Michael Key is an comedian best known for his sketch show Key & Peele, working on MADtv and appearing in the series Playing House. He's also been in Fargo, Parks And Rec and more.

Talking on the You Made It Weird podcast (embedded above), Keegan talked about his family history, as an adopted child, and tracing his late biological father's family and finding that he had two half-brothers who had also passed away, one aged 45 and one 49.

One who he described as having worked at DC Comics and Marvel Comics and for Warner's Animation department, especially responsible for bringing characters of colour on-screen, and who died in 2011.

That's Dwayne McDuffie, folks. Co-founder of Milestone, co-creator of Damage Control, Ben 10, and the man who put John Stewart as Green Lantern in the animated Justice League, who died when he was 49.

See them both in the Topless Robot Top 10 Modern Heroes Of Black Nerdom. And now connected genetically closer than ever known before.

Thanks to Sean Christopher for spotting this and letting me know.

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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