Cortez Macklin is a young stand-up comedian and actor from Chicago. He revealed in an interview with "DJ Small Eyez" that he was adopted as a child due to his biological parents being drug addicts. He's been doing stand-up comedy for seven years now, hitting the stage for the first time at age 14. Comedy became a passion after Cortez joined a youth program called "Phat Kids Comedy", which was run by Tyler Perry’s very own Quincy Bonds. From there, Cortez learned how to better develop his writing and improv skills. After graduating from the program, he's since known that comedy is his life's passion. In February 2019, he began starring in a new online series titled The Real Dumbass World, which is available on the Zeus Network.
- He has appeared in 13 episodes in Season 12, 10 episodes in Seasons 13 and 16, 7 episodes in Season 14, 8 episodes in Season 15, and 16 episodes in Season 17.
- He was given a fake chain by former cast member Funny Mike.
- His zodiac sign is Gemini.
- He was entirely on the New School team in Season 15 and Season 18.
- He appeared on both New School and Old School teams in Season 17.