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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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Saw Actor 2020
100% Chris Rock: Tamborine Actor Screenwriter 2018
27% The Week Of Actor 2018
89% Dying Laughing Actor 2017
70% 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 Director Screenwriter $17.1M 2014
64% 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 Producer Aaron $16.1M 2010
No Score Yet Merry Madagascar Actor 2009
95% Good Hair Screenwriter $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 Producer Richard Cooper Director $12.5M 2007
No Score Yet African American Lives 2 Actor 2007
No Score Yet African American Lives Actor 2006
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 Director Screenwriter 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 $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
20% Down to Earth Executive Producer Screenwriter 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 Actor Director 1999
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live - Game Show Parodies Actor 1999
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Rock Actor 1999
52% Lethal Weapon 4 Lee Butters 1998
43% 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
56% So I Married an Axe Murderer Actor 1993
35% Coneheads Actor 1993
55% CB4 Albert Producer Screenwriter 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
46% 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 Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Academy Awards
1988
  • 2016
  • 2005
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2015
84% Empire
2015
Frank Gathers
  • 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
Host Guest Performer
  • 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
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 The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
Guest Panelist
  • 2010
  • 2007
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Jay Leno Show
2009-2010
Guest
  • 2009
95% Everybody Hates Chris
2005-2009
Creator Voice Narrator Director Executive Producer 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
  • 2002
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

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