Langston Faizon Santisima (born June 4, 1968), professionally known as Faizon Love, is a Cuban-born American actor and comedian. He is best known for roles in the films Friday, Elf, The Replacements, Made, and Couples Retreat. Also, he is best known for his role as Wendell Wilcox on The Parent ‘Hood from 1995-1998 and Maurice Starr on BET’s The New Edition Story.
Love was born Langston Faizon Santisima in Santiago de Cuba and grew up as a military brat; he was raised in San Diego, California and Newark, New Jersey because of his father’s career in the United States Navy.
Love got his start as a stand-up comedian at age 15 and made his acting debut in an Off-Broadway at the age of 19. His motion-picture debut, Bebe’s Kids, had him providing the voice of comedian Robin Harris, who died before production began on the film; Love offered a close vocal impression of Harris. He then had a role in The Meteor Man, starring Robert Townsend. Townsend then cast Love in a co-starring role on his sitcom The Parent ‘Hood.