Bernie Mac

Bernie Mac

Highest Rated: 89% Get on the Bus (1996)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Oct 5, 1957

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Stand-up comic and actor Bernie Mac exploded onto the screen with "The Original Kings of Comedy" (2001) after years of working comedy stages in his native Chicago. His edgy and largely autobiographical material about his background and African-American culture fell in step with a new wave of high-profile black comedians like fellow "Kings," D.L. Hughley and Steve Harvey. And like his "Comedy Kings" co-stars, his hilariously frank material led to Mac's own successful sitcom, "The Bernie Mac Show" (Fox, 2001-06). An increasing presence on the big screen as well, Mac's sometimes gruff but always memorable character roles began to give way to more challenging dramatic work. With the feature film, "Pride" (2007), it was clear Mac as artist had the depth and humanity to bring to the table, and was intent on raising the bar of what audiences and critics had come to expect from run-of-the-mill stand-ups-turned-actors. At the same time, Mac was promoting "Pride," he shocked the comedy world by announcing his retirement from stand-up, devoting himself to screen acting and producing after years of success on the comedy club circuit. Unfortunately, a year later Mac would die of an undisclosed illness, shocking fans of all stripes who grieved his premature departure.

Highest rated movies

Get on the Bus
Ocean's Eleven
Bad Santa
Friday
Ocean's Thirteen Transformers
Mr. 3000
Ocean's Twelve

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
5% 44% Old Dogs Jimmy Lunchbox (Character) $49.5M 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brave New Voices Unknown (Character) - 2009
64% 66% Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Zuba (Voice) - 2008
45% 58% Soul Men Floyd (Character) $12.1M 2008
58% 85% Transformers Bobby Bolivia (Character) $319.0M 2007
69% 75% Ocean's Thirteen Frank Catton (Character) $117.1M 2007
47% 72% Pride Elston (Character) $7.0M 2007
42% 49% Guess Who Percy (Character),
Producer
$68.0M 2005
No Score Yet 42% Inspector Gadget's Biggest Caper Ever Unknown (Character) - 2005
55% 30% Mr. 3000 Stan (Character) $21.8M 2004
No Score Yet 82% Lil' Pimp Fruit Juice (Voice) - 2004
54% 60% Ocean's Twelve Frank Catton (Character) $125.5M 2004
78% 75% Bad Santa Gin Slagel (Character) $60.1M 2003
42% 40% Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Jimmy Bosley (Character) $100.8M 2003
30% 47% Head of State Mitch Gilliam (Character) $37.8M 2003
83% 80% Ocean's Eleven Frank Catton (Character) $183.4M 2001
10% 35% What's the Worst That Could Happen? Uncle Jack (Character) $32.3M 2001
83% 79% The Original Kings of Comedy Self,
Screenwriter
$38.2M 2000
50% 77% Life Jangle Leg (Character) $64.0M 1999
31% 85% The Players Club Dollar Bill (Character) $23.0M 1998
No Score Yet 76% Don King: Only in America Bendini Brown (Character) - 1997
11% 76% Def Jam's How to Be a Player Buster (Character) $14.0M 1997
25% 59% Booty Call Judge Peabody (Character) $20.1M 1997
89% 72% Get on the Bus Jay (Character) $5.7M 1996
0% 63% The Walking Dead Ray (Character) $5.2M 1995
78% 91% Friday Pastor Clever (Character) $27.4M 1995
53% 82% Above the Rim Flip (Character) $16.0M 1994
0% 68% House Party 3 Uncle Vester (Character) $19.3M 1994

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bernie Mac Show Bernie Mac (Character) 2001-2006
No Score Yet 56% King of the Hill Mack (Guest Voice) 2002-2003
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Host 2003
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chris Rock Show Guest 2000
No Score Yet 100% Moesha Unknown (Guest Star) 1996-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wayans Bros. Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam Unknown (Character) 1992