Michael Clarke Duncan

Michael Clarke Duncan

Highest Rated: 87% Kung Fu Panda (2008)

Lowest Rated: 3% Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009)

Birthday: Dec 10, 1957

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

At 6'5" and in excess of 300 pounds, Michael Clarke Duncan cut an imposing figure, but with his breakout performance as the hulking, child-like prisoner in director Frank Darabont's "The Green Mile" (1999), Duncan proved there was more to him than his fearsome physicality. After years of working as a bouncer and bodyguard, aspiring actor Duncan could only manage to land roles of the same ilk after arriving in Los Angeles. That all changed when Duncan impressed pyrotechnic auteur Michael Bay enough to cast him alongside Bruce Willis in "Armageddon" (1998). It was Willis who suggested Duncan for the role of John Coffey in "The Green Mile," and after garnering rave reviews, as well as an Oscar nomination, acting neophyte Duncan suddenly found the doors of Hollywood wide open to him. Duncan paired with Willis again for the comedy "The Whole Nine Yards" (2000), then donned sword and sandals alongside The Rock for the fantasy adventure "The Scorpion King" (2002). He proved versatile enough impress as the iron-fisted underworld boss, Kingpin, in "Daredevil" (2003), the frightened, bio-engineered organ donor in Bay's "The Island" (2005), and a brutish cop in "Sin City" (2005), all with the ease of a seasoned thespian. Duncan also frequently lent his distinctive bass voice to family-friendly animated films like "Kung Fu Panda" (2008) and "Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore" (2010). While perfectly happy to play a villain or an action hero, Duncan's innate gentle nature and good humor were traits which allowed him to expand his repertoire beyond the role of mere muscle. Sadly, his career and life were cut short by dying from heart problems at the age of 54.

Highest rated movies

The Green Mile
Sin City
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Black, White and Blues
The Last Mimzy
Daredevil
Planet of the Apes
The Whole Nine Yards

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ultimate Submission Showdown Unknown (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet 52% The Challenger Duane (Character),
Executive Producer
$19.0K 2015
No Score Yet 71% From the Rough Roger (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 27% A Resurrection Addison (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 77% In the Hive Mr. Hollis (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 25% Legend of Kung Fu Rabbit Slash (Voice) - 2011
26% 45% Green Lantern Kilowog (Voice) $116.6M 2011
No Score Yet 17% Cross Erlik (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mystery Girl "Big Jim" Nelson (Character) - 2011
57% 58% Black, White and Blues Augy (Character) $27.0K 2010
13% 38% Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Sam (Voice) $43.6M 2010
35% 47% The Slammin' Salmon Cleon "Slammin" Salmon (Character) $41.6K 2009
3% 18% Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li Balrog (Character) $8.7M 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World Unknown (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond Limits Narrator - 2009
11% 27% Delgo Elder Marley (Voice) $511.9K 2008
87% 83% Kung Fu Panda Commander Vachir (Voice) $143.5M 2008
23% 63% Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins Otis (Character) $42.2M 2008
No Score Yet 13% American Crude Spinks (Character) - 2007
55% 54% The Last Mimzy Nathanial Broadman (Character) $21.5M 2007
No Score Yet 47% One Way The General (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 65% Air Buddies Unknown (Voice) - 2006
26% 52% School for Scoundrels Lesher (Character) $17.8M 2006
71% 73% Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Lucius Washington (Character) $148.2M 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Island Starkweather (Character) $35.8M 2005
No Score Yet 36% Dinotopia: Quest for the Ruby Sunstone Stinktooth (Voice) - 2005
77% 78% Sin City Manute (Character) $74.1M 2005
35% 42% Racing Stripes Clydesdale (Voice) $49.2M 2005
No Score Yet 57% The Golden Blaze Thomas Tatum / Quake (Voice) - 2005
No Score Yet 49% The Land Before Time: Invasion of the Tinysauruses Big Daddy (Voice) - 2004
No Score Yet 48% George and the Dragon Tarik (Character) - 2004
41% 55% D.E.B.S. Mr. Phipps (Character) $96.8K 2004
No Score Yet 29% Pursued Franklin (Character) - 2004
17% 20% George of the Jungle 2 Mean Lion (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 69% Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time Future Wade (Voice) - 2003
37% 65% Brother Bear Tug (Voice) $85.3M 2003
44% 35% Daredevil William Fisk/Kingpin (Character) $102.5M 2003
41% 38% The Scorpion King Balthazar (Character) $90.3M 2002
No Score Yet 54% They Call Me Sirr Coach Griffin (Character) - 2001
44% 27% Planet of the Apes Attar (Character) $180.0M 2001
54% 32% Cats & Dogs Sam (Voice) $93.4M 2001
23% 44% See Spot Run Agent Murdoch (Character) $33.4M 2001
43% 64% The Whole Nine Yards Frankie Figs (Character) $57.3M 2000
78% 94% The Green Mile John Coffey (Character) $136.8M 1999
33% 20% The Underground Comedy Movie Gay Virgin (Character) $856 1999
38% 73% Armageddon Jayotis 'Bear' Kurleenbear (Character) $201.6M 1998

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 76% The Fairly OddParents Rockwell (Guest Voice) 2016
No Score Yet 62% Family Guy Black Co-Worker (Guest Voice) 2006-2007 2012
57% 76% The Finder Leo Knox (Character) 2012
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2012
90% 82% Bones Leo Knox (Guest Star) 2011
65% 66% Two and a Half Men Jerome Burnett (Guest Star) 2008-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.com Guest 2008
90% 91% Chuck Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 89% The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainers: With Byron Allen Guest 2008
No Score Yet 77% CSI: New York Quinn Sullivan (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 71% George Lopez Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spider-Man Unknown (Voice) 2003
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2002-2003
No Score Yet 56% King of the Hill Coach Webb (Guest Voice) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Living Single Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wayans Bros. Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jamie Foxx Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 100% Weird Science Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 100% Married ... With Children Bouncer (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 93% The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Renegade Shaka (Guest Star) 1995