Chris Rock

Chris Rock

Highest Rated: 100% Chris Rock: Tamborine (2018)

Lowest Rated: 7% Grown Ups 2 (2013)

Birthday: Feb 7, 1965

Birthplace: Andrews, South Carolina, USA

South Carolina-born African American comedian Chris Rock grew up in Brooklyn and projected a marked aptitude for comedy early in life. Rock traveled the New York club circuit during his adolescence, so aggressively and persistently that he established himself as a seasoned veteran by his late teens. He happened to be performing at the New York Comedy Strip c. 1984, when his break arrived in the form of an audience visit by one Eddie Murphy. Deeply impressed with the then eighteen-year-old rising star, Murphy cast him in his forthcoming Beverly Hills Cop II (1987), as a parking valet. It hardly constituted a breakout performance, but the role and newfound connection with Eddie Murphy helped Rock land a couple of small supporting roles, and eventually a spot on NBC's hallowed Saturday Night Live, from 1990-93. During his SNL stint, Rock also periodically guest-starred in fellow comedian Keenan Ivory Wayans' African American sketch comedy series In Living Color. In 1991, Rock broke from comedy in favor of a more dramatic role, and his performance as a surprisingly innocent crack addict-cum-informant in Mario Van Peebles' New Jack City attracted a substantial amount of favorable attention; Roger Ebert praised Rock as "effortlessly authentic and convincing."One could argue with some foundation that the role in New Jack City is indicative of Rock's driving force (i.e., the politics of modern society and race within the contextual framework of American culture). Although Rock employs comedic delivery, many of his favorite topics are quite grave, and Rock's ability to confront these issues, cloaked in ribald humor, helped launch his career during the late '90s. While his 1993 screenwriting debut, on Tamra Davis's CB4: The Movie, received lukewarm reviews at best, Rock established himself as a household name after his scathing HBO comedy special Bring the Pain (1996) earned him two Emmy awards and a significantly larger fan base. The same year, he received a third Emmy for his work as a writer and correspondent for Comedy Central's Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher. Then, in 1997, the successes of Rock's stand-up, his contributions to Saturday Night Live and In Living Color, his film roleass, and his work on Bring the Pain collectively inspired HBO to sign Rock for a sketch comedy series, The Chris Rock Show, that ran from 1997 to 2000. The program borrowed the formats of Saturday Night Live and In Living Color, yet it upped the vulgarity, volatility, and presence of hot-button contemporary issues - in addition to the intelligence. In addition to Rock, the program featured a cast of up-and-coming African American comics, such as Wanda Sykes and Mario Joyner. The program ran to sensational reviews. Rock's film career expanded throughout the late '90s, and the young comic won particular notice for his role as a hot-headed law enforcement agent in 1998's Lethal Weapon 4 opposite Danny Glover and Mel Gibson, and later for Kevin Smith's irreverent Dogma(1999), as a bitter apostle of Jesus. He also published a book titled Rock This! with much success. Though Dogma received mixed reviews, in 1999 Rock mounted his second HBO comedy special, Bigger & Blacker, which found the comedian addressing topics from gun control to Bill Clinton and proper parenting techniques. In late 2000, Rock played an obnoxious hitman equipped with an incredibly inventive string of obscenities in Neil La Bute's controversial black comedy Nurse Betty, alongside Renee Zellweger and Morgan Freeman.In 2001, Rock put his screenwriting abilities to the test in Down to Earth, a remake of 1941's Here Comes Mr. Jordan, and again in Pootie Tang, a feature spin-off of one of the characters from The Chris Rock Show. In 2001, Rock voiced one of the characters in Steven Spielberg's A.I.: Artificial Intelligence and another in Osmosis Jones, and rejoined Kevin Smith for a cameo in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. In 2002, Rock was one of several comedians featured in Christian Ch

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet The Witches Actor 2020
No Score Yet Spiral Ezekiel "Zeke" Banks 2020
No Score Yet Spiral Screenwriter Executive Producer Det. Zeke Banks 2020
97% Dolemite Is My Name Daddy Fatts 2019
27% The Week Of Actor 2018
100% Chris Rock: Tamborine Actor Screenwriter 2018
89% Dying Laughing Actor 2017
71% A Very Murray Christmas Actor 2015
52% Live From New York! Actor 2015
90% Amy Schumer: Live From the Apollo Director 2015
86% Top Five Andre Allen Screenwriter Director $17.1M 2014
67% 12-12-12 Actor 2013
64% Iceberg Slim: Portrait Of A Pimp Actor 2013
7% Grown Ups 2 Kurt McKenzie $127.5M 2013
No Score Yet Brooklyn Boheme Actor 2013
No Score Yet Madly Madagascar Marty 2013
66% 2 Days in New York Mingus $0.6M 2012
79% Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Marty $216.4M 2012
23% What to Expect When You're Expecting Vic $41.2M 2012
No Score Yet I Ain't Scared Of You: A Tribute To Bernie Mac Actor 2012
No Score Yet Bring Your 'A' Game Actor 2012
No Score Yet Tumor, It's In The System Actor 2012
No Score Yet Talking Funny Actor 2011
No Score Yet Dreamworks Holiday Classics Actor 2011
90% Woody Allen: A Documentary Actor 2011
10% Grown Ups Kurt McKenzie $162.1M 2010
42% Death at a Funeral Aaron Producer $16.1M 2010
No Score Yet Merry Madagascar Actor 2009
95% Good Hair Actor Screenwriter Producer $4.1M 2009
64% Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Marty $180M 2008
100% Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger - London, New York, Johannesburg Actor 2008
37% You Don't Mess With the Zohan Cabdriver $100.1M 2008
80% Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Actor 2008
No Score Yet The Black List: Volume One Actor 2008
No Score Yet Comic Relief: The Greatest...and The Latest Actor 2008
No Score Yet Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business Of America Actor 2008
50% Bee Movie Mooseblood $126.6M 2007
No Score Yet Black Men: The Truth Actor 2007
19% I Think I Love My Wife Screenwriter Richard Cooper Producer Director $12.5M 2007
No Score Yet African American Lives 2 Actor 2007
No Score Yet African American Lives Actor 2006
79% The Aristocrats Actor $6.2M 2005
31% The Longest Yard Caretaker $158M 2005
54% Madagascar Marty $193.2M 2005
17% Paparazzi Pizza Delivery Guy $15.6M 2004
No Score Yet The N-Word Actor 2004
No Score Yet Chris Rock: Never Scared Actor 2004
No Score Yet Richard Pryor - I Ain't Dead Yet #%$#@!! Uncensored Actor 2004
No Score Yet Straight Tripping Actor 2003
30% Head of State Screenwriter Director Mays Gilliam Producer $37.8M 2003
57% Pauly Shore Is Dead Himself 2003
77% Comedian Himself $2.7M 2002
10% Bad Company Jake Hayes/Kevin Pope Jake Hayes $30.2M 2002
52% Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Chaka Luther King $29.9M 2001
55% Osmosis Jones Osmosis Jones $12.4M 2001
27% Pootie Tang Producer Pootie's Father $2.9M 2001
74% A.I. Artificial Intelligence Comedian 2001
20% Down to Earth Screenwriter Executive Producer Lance Barton $63.1M 2001
83% Nurse Betty Wesley 2000
67% Dogma Rufus 1999
86% Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker Actor 1999
No Score Yet Best of Chris Rock Director Actor 1999
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Rock Actor 1999
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live - Game Show Parodies Actor 1999
53% Lethal Weapon 4 Lee Butters 1998
42% Dr. Dolittle Rodney 1998
No Score Yet Sesame Street - Elmopalooza! Actor 1998
14% Beverly Hills Ninja Joey 1997
No Score Yet Chris Rock: Bring the Pain Actor 1996
31% Sgt. Bilko Lt. Oster 1996
No Score Yet The Immortals Deke Anthony 1995
27% Panther Drinker No. 1 1995
No Score Yet Chris Rock: Big Ass Jokes Actor 1994
54% So I Married an Axe Murderer Actor 1993
35% Coneheads Actor 1993
55% CB4 Producer Screenwriter Albert 1993
44% Boomerang Bony T 1992
77% New Jack City Pookie 1991
No Score Yet Uptown Comedy Express Actor 1989
No Score Yet Comedy's Dirtiest Dozen Actor 1988
64% I'm Gonna Git You Sucka Rib Joint Customer 1988
43% Beverly Hills Cop II Playboy Mansion Valet 1987

TV

Credit
100% The Rundown With Robin Thede
2017-2018
Executive Producer 2018
2017
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest 2018
2017
2014
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2018
2012
No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show
2008
Guest 2017
2014
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest 2017
2012
45% The Academy Awards
1978
2016
2005
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest 2015
84% Empire
2015
Frank Gathers 2015
No Score Yet The Eric Andre Show
2012-2016
Guest 2015
79% The Jim Gaffigan Show
2015-2016
2015
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest 2014
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing 2014
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest 2014
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Performer Guest Host 2014
2005
1996
1993
1992
1991
1990
No Score Yet Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
2007
Guest 2013
No Score Yet Real Husbands of Hollywood
2013-2016
2013
No Score Yet Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
2012-2019
Appearing 2013
2012
No Score Yet Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell
2012-2013
Guest Executive Producer Producer 2013
2012
No Score Yet Inside Comedy
2012-2015
Guest 2012
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest 2012
94% Louie
2010-2015
Himself 2012
2011
No Score Yet Lopez Tonight
2009-2011
Guest 2010
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2010
33% The Wanda Sykes Show
2009-2010
Guest 2010
No Score Yet Real Time with Bill Maher
2003
Panelist Guest 2010
2007
2005
31% The Jay Leno Show
2009-2010
Guest 2009
No Score Yet The Mo'Nique Show
2009-2011
Guest 2009
95% Everybody Hates Chris
2005-2009
Voice Executive Producer Creator Narrator Director Mr. Abbott 2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest 2005
No Score Yet The Bernie Mac Show
2001-2006
Himself 2003
No Score Yet The Chris Rock Show
1997-2000
Host Appearing 2000
1999
1998
1997
No Score Yet King of the Hill
1997-2010
Voice 1998
91% Homicide: Life on the Street
1993-1999
Carvey Dooley 1996
No Score Yet Martin
1992-1997
Himself 1996
No Score Yet The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1990-1996
Maurice/Jasmine Maurice Perry 1995
No Score Yet In Living Color
1990-1994
Performer 1994
1993
No Score Yet Miami Vice
1984-1990
Phil Carson 1987
96% Fargo
2014-2017
No Score Yet The Hughleys
1998-2002
Executive Producer

QUOTES FROM Chris Rock CHARACTERS

Andre Allen says: It's Hammy Time!

Jay says: Yo man, tell me something about me.

Rufus says: You masturbate more than anyone on the planet.

Jay says: Aw fuck, everyone knows that. Tell me something nobody knows.

Rufus says: When you do it, you're thinking about guys.

Silent Bob says: !!!!

Jay says: Dude, not all the time.

Andre Allen says: Hammy the Beer?

Marty the Zebra says: Oh sugar honey ice tea!

Lee Butters says: Look at this badge, bitch! Check out the gun!

Pookie says: Scottie, help me - I'm gonna die!

Marty the Zebra says: When a zebra's in the zone, leave him alone!

Kurt McKenzie says: I see that ass is still growing. Got a little Kardashian in there.

Kurt McKenzie says: You got toe.

Kurt McKenzie says: How in the world's anybody supposed to get some sleep knowing they're under the same roof as Toe-be Bryant over here?

Deanne McKenzie says: How about I take you out for a date night every Thursday?

Kurt McKenzie says: Well, Thursday night is Grey's Anatomy, but any other night would be great.

Alex the Lion says: Marty!

Marty the Zebra says: Alex!

Alex the Lion says: Mar-

Marty the Zebra says: Alex?

Alex the Lion says: (angry) MARTY!

Alex the Lion says: [angry] MARTY!

Marty the Zebra says: Oh suger honey ice tea!

Melman the Giraffe says: I just counted twenty six invade health violations

Melman the Giraffe says: I just counted twenty six invade health violations.

Marty the Zebra says: I don't know, this place is crack a liking

Marty the Zebra says: I don't know, this place is crack a liking.

Melman the Giraffe says: Twenty seven!

King Julien says: Welcome to Madagascar.

Marty the Zebra says: Mada-who-ah?

King Julien says: No. Not who-ah. As-car.

Mason says: [To Marty] He said lets have some fun and take out the dam.

Mason says: [to Marty] He said lets have some fun and take out the dam.

Marty says: Skipper, Alex wants to take out the dam!

Skipper says: Alright, but its his funeral.

Marty says: You call that laying low!

Marty says: You call this laying low?

Vic says: You want to adopt? How about you adopt some new friends?

Marty says: Just call me Marty-o Andretti!

Alex says: No! You're Sucky-o Andretti!

Mingus says: I'm on Facebook!

Mingus says: They're doing something freaky with my toothbrush!

Marty the Zebra says: [Melman presents Marty with a gift-wrapped thermometer] Aw a thermometer!Thanks!I love it Melman, I love it! [he puts it in his mouth and poses]

Melman the Giraffe says: I really wanted to give you a personal present. Do you know that was my first rectal thermometer?

Marty the Zebra says: Motherf... [Marty spits it out and retches]

Marty the Zebra says: [doing armpit farts] Yeah! You don't see that on Animal Planet.

Marty the Zebra says: Did you ever think that there might be more to life than steak, Alex?

Alex the Lion says: [to his steak] He didn't mean that, baby. No, no, no.

Osmosis Jones says: We were so poor, we lived off peanut butter and cellulite sandwiches! You ever try to blow-dry your hair with a fart?

Drix says: OK, I get it. You were poor.

Osmosis Jones says: You bet I was! You ever try to make a snowman out of toilet paper cling-ons? Now that's poor!

Drix says: OK, please, you're going to make me vomit!

Osmosis Jones says: Vomit? We couldn't afford no vomit; that's for rich folk.

Drix says: Excuse me while I wipe my eyes.

Osmosis Jones says: Oh, you wanna talk about wiping?

The Mayor says: NO!

Mingus says: Would your dad ever key a car?

Marion says: I'm going to be 38, I'm fat, I'm a pain in the ass.

Mingus says: But you're French...

Marty the Zebra says: Excuse me, you're biting my butt!

Alex the Lion says: No I'm not.

Marty the Zebra says: Yes you are!

Marty says: I'm like a candy cane in a black and white movie.

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Marty says: Dat dat dat datta dat dat circus afro circus afro circus afro crircus poka dot poka dot afro.

Alex says: Really?

Marty says: It's the fuzz! What are we gonna do?

Rufus says: Oh did that suck, Con-Air?...Con-shit.

Mays Gilliam says: FIRE!!!!!!

Mays Gilliam says: FIRE!

Falling Man says: Aaaaaaaargh!

Caretaker says: In six months he's going to look like Beyonce.

Marcus Higgins says: Kurt: He calls it maize because it sounds mystical Rob: It's great Marcus: It's a-maize-ing

Kurt McKenzie says: He calls it maize because it sounds mystical.

Rob Hilliard says: It's great.

Lenny Feder says: It's a-maize-ing.

Aaron says: "You've got Jackie Chan in there!"

Aaron says: You've got Jackie Chan in there!

Mourner #1 says: "Ahh shit"

Mourner #1 says: Ahh shit!

Aaron says: "You can't turn up here with the wrong bodies, it's not burger king you can't mess up ma' order!"

Aaron says: You can't turn up here with the wrong bodies! This isn't Burger King. You can't just mess up my order!