Bernie Mac

Bernie Mac

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

Lowest Rated: 0% House Party 3 (1994)

Birthday: Oct 05, 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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brave New Voices Unknown (Character) - 2009
5% 44% Old Dogs Jimmy Lunchbox (Character) $49.5M 2009
64% 66% Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Zuba (Voice) - 2008
46% 58% Soul Men Floyd (Character) $12.1M 2008
58% 85% Transformers Bobby Bolivia (Character) $319M 2007
46% 72% Pride Elston (Character) $7M 2007
70% 75% Ocean's Thirteen Frank Catton (Character) $117.1M 2007
No Score Yet 42% Inspector Gadget's Biggest Caper Ever Unknown (Character) - 2005
42% 49% Guess Who Percy (Character),
Producer
$68M 2005
55% 60% Ocean's Twelve Frank Catton (Character) $125.5M 2004
55% 30% Mr. 3000 Stan (Character) $21.8M 2004
No Score Yet 82% Lil' Pimp Fruit Juice (Voice) - 2004
42% 40% Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Jimmy Bosley (Character) $100.8M 2003
30% 47% Head of State Mitch Gilliam (Character) $37.8M 2003
79% 75% Bad Santa Gin Slagel (Character) $60.1M 2003
10% 35% What's the Worst That Could Happen? Uncle Jack (Character) $32.3M 2001
82% 80% Ocean's Eleven Frank Catton (Character) $183.4M 2001
83% 80% The Original Kings of Comedy Himself (Character),
Screenwriter
$38.2M 2000
50% 77% Life Jangle Leg (Character) $64M 1999
31% 85% The Players Club Dollar Bill (Character) $23M 1998
No Score Yet 76% Don King: Only in America Bendini Brown (Character) - 1997
25% 59% Booty Call Judge Peabody (Character) $20.1M 1997
11% 76% Def Jam's How to Be a Player Buster (Character) $14M 1997
89% 71% Get on the Bus Jay (Character) $5.7M 1996
78% 91% Friday Pastor Clever (Character) $27.4M 1995
0% 62% The Walking Dead Ray (Character) $5.2M 1995
53% 83% Above the Rim Flip (Character) $16M 1994
0% 67% 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 68% King of the Hill Unknown (Guest Voice) 2002-2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Host 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chris Rock Show Guest 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet 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

QUOTES FROM Bernie Mac CHARACTERS

Percy Jones says: If you're gonna marry one of these women, sometimes it's gonna hurt like hell. And all you can do is admit that you're wrong and know that she's always right.

Simon Green says: She's right?

Percy Jones says: That's right.

Simon Green says: Always?

Percy Jones says: Right.

Simon Green says: Right?

Simon Green says: All right okay, what about all that talk about my dignity?

Percy Jones says: Do you love her? Do you want her? Then she's always right.

Bobby Bolivia says: Gen-tle-men. Bobby Bolivia, like the country, cept without the rum. Can I help you?

Ron Witwicky says: Well, my son here, we're gonna buy his first car.

Bobby Bolivia says: And you come to see me?

Sam Witwicky says: Had to.

Bobby Bolivia says: That practically makes us family. Uncle Bobby B, baby. Uncle Bobby B.

Pastor Cleaver says: What we call drugs at seventy-forth street Baptist church, we call dem sinny-sin-sin!

Bobby Bolivia says: Manny!

Manny says: What?

Bobby Bolivia says: Get your cousin outta that damn clown suit. Havin'a heat stroke again. Scarin' white folks.

Clown says: I'm hot! Makeup's melting, hurts my eyes!

Frank Catton says: "Might as well call it whitejack"

Frank Catton says: Might as well call it whitejack.

Frank Catton says: You have lovely hands. Do you moisturize?

Billy Tim Denham says: I'm sorry?

Frank Catton says: You know, I've tried all sorts of moisturizers.

Bobby Bolivia says: [About his Grandma] Aw, if I had a rock, I'd bust your head, bitch. [Laughs]. And over here...

Frank Catton says: my, you have lovely hands. do you moisturize?

Frank Catton says: My, you have lovely hands. do you moisturize?