And it's that persona that made Clay the perfect candidate to land a recurring role on the final season of HBO's Entourage which premieres on July 24th.
To this day, Clay remains the only performer banned for life from MTV. When he released his debut album, DICE, the parental advisory label simply read "Warning: This album is offensive."
But despite all the media backlash, Dice has remained a comic icon and the self proclaimed "Undisputed Heavyweight King of Comedy." While others have called Dice, "One of the Last True Phenomenons of the 20th Century."
Dice's rise to fame was meteoric, selling out Madison Square Garden two nights in a row along hundreds of other sports arenas from coast to coast. As Dice proudly boasted, "I've done so many concerts tours that I can't even remember their names." And in 1992, Dice performed in front of the largest audience ever by a comedian when he shared the stage with Guns & Roses at the Rose Bowl.
Along the way, Dice starred in numerous feature films including: The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, appeared in several HBO specials (The Dice Man Cometh), released best selling DVDs (No Apologies, Dice Rules!), a string of multi-gold and platinum selling CDs (Day The Laughter Died; Filth and Face Down, Ass Up) and profiled everywhere from Entertainment Tonight to Nightline. And in 2009, he appeared on Celebrity Apprentice where he proudly admits he was thrown off the show first.
The secret to Dice's continuing success is that he has a lot more going for him than shocking and being a potty mouth. Clay is a disciplined, talented and versatile performer/actor. His acting roles and credits clearly show that Clay is capable of being just as funny without the dirty words.
But more than anything, audiences continue to crave that excitement and demand to see The Diceman and Clay is more than happy to oblige and prove he is King of the Universe.