Artimus Lamont Bentley (October 25 1973 â€“ January 18 2005) was an American television and film actor. He is known for his role as Hakeem Campbell on Moesha, and Crazy K in Tales from the Hood.
Bentley was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and moved to Los Angeles with his mother Loyce, who wished to ignite her career as a singer. Bentley was befriended by author and hotel magnate Christopher Spencer, who was his personal manager during his career on Moesha.
He worked on the film Buffalo Soldiers with Danny Glover. He was involved in a lawsuit with a security guard at Sunset/Gower Studios in Hollywood in which the guard accused Bentley and his friends of beating him.
On January 18, 2005, he was killed in a single-car accident in southern California's Ventura County. He was driving on Highway 118 near Simi Valley (which is 30 miles northwest of Los Angeles) when his vehicle went over an embankment, ejecting him (the sole occupant) from the vehicle and into traffic where five cars struck him....
Tales from the Hood is a 1995 horror film. It was directed by Rusty Cundieff and centers around four stories told to three drug dealers named Ball, Bulldog, and Stack by a funeral director named Mr. Simms (Clarence Williams III). The dealers have come to the mortuary to collect drugs Mr. Simms found in an alley. In the end, Mr. Simms reveals to the them that they are really dead, he is Satan, and that they are in Hell. In this ending scene, there are widely known lines such as "THIS AIN'T NO FUNERAL HOME!" or "WELCOME TO HELL! Motherfuckers."
The four 'tales' as told by the undertaker are: