Mark Christopher Lawrence

Mark Christopher Lawrence

Highest Rated: 86% Fear of a Black Hat (1993)

Lowest Rated: 5% Christmas With the Kranks (2004)

Birthday: May 22, 1964

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

The art of debate was what took Mark Christopher Lawrence from an inner-city childhood in Compton, where he and his two siblings where raised by a single mom to steady work as a character actor/stand-up comedian/voiceover artist. Born in Los Angeles, Lawrence joined his high school's debate team when he was in 10th grade. After competing on the state and national levels with the Cerritos Community College forensics squad and winning the Bovero-Tabor Award--given to the top junior college speaker in the country--Lawrence caught the attention of USC's debate team coaches and wound up with a full college scholarship. As an undergraduate, he started taking acting classes and after graduation worked with the San Francisco Mime Troupe and started performing stand-up comedy, eventually traveling overseas and opening for the likes of Jerry Seinfeld and Rodney Dangerfield. Lawrence's first major film and television roles were of a supporting nature--he played construction workers ("Caddyshack II"), a "burly attendant" ("Terminator 2: Judgment Day"), and a security guard ("Martin"). His big break came when he was cast as D.J. Tone Def in the 1994 Rusty Cundieff hip-hop documentary, "Fear of a Black Hat." Other motion picture roles landed him screen time alongside Will Smith ("The Pursuit of Happyness"), Kevin Spacey ("K-PAX"), Denzel Washington ("Crimson Tide"), and Tim Allen ("Christmas with the Kranks"). Lawrence fared better on television, where he became best known for playing Big Mike on the 2007 NBC action dramedy "Chuck."

Highest rated movies

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sleeper Agent Mike (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Skin: The Movie Unknown (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maybe I'm Fine Detective Greene (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Fine Christmas Al (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 10% Mr. Malevolent Borris (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 33% West of Hell Abram (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conflict of Interest Rich (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 42% Circus Kane Billy (Character) - 2017
25% 40% Speed-Dating Dr. Petesmith (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sudden Death! Jim (Character) - 2010
67% 87% The Pursuit of Happyness Wayne (Character) $162.6M 2006
No Score Yet 38% Fair Game Wesley (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 61% Life Is Ruff Calvin's Dad (Character) - 2005
5% 38% Christmas With the Kranks Wes Trogden (Character) $73.7M 2004
No Score Yet 24% Lost Treasure Danny G. (Character) - 2003
13% 23% That Darn Cat Rollo (Character) $18.3M 1997
86% 86% Fear of a Black Hat Tone Def (Character) $232.5K 1993

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pure Comedy Host 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Malibu Dan the Family Man Marty Dankles (Guest Star) 2017-2018
93% 83% Pitch Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
61% 91% Franklin & Bash Henry Shae's Boss (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lab Rats Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
70% 71% Glee Rob Adams (Guest Star) 2012
90% 91% Chuck Big Mike (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2007-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 700 Club Guest 2010
53% 66% Heroes Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
70% 77% Weeds Mike (Guest Star) 2006
82% 89% My Name Is Earl Jack Knox (Guest Star) 2006
30% No Score Yet Hot Properties Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reba Bar Bouncer (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Grounded for Life Duane (Guest Star) 2004
27% No Score Yet The Mullets Unknown (Guest Star) 2003-2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dharma & Greg Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Yes, Dear Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 91% Malcolm in the Middle Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shake, Rattle & Roll Unknown (Character) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Malcolm & Eddie Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet High Incident Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Coach Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Show Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The George Wendt Show Fletcher Williams (Character) 1995
89% 93% Seinfeld Boss (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Designing Women Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Method & Red Unknown (Guest Star)

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