Mike Epps

Mike Epps

Highest Rated: 97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Nov 18, 1970

Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Mike Epps moved from being one of the top stand-up comics working to one of the go-to comedic actors of his generation. A native of Indianapolis, Indiana, he relocated to New York in his early-20s to perform stand-up. He quickly gained notice with his act and made his television debut on the cable showcase "Russell Simmons Presents Def Comedy Jam" (HBO, 1992-97) in 1995. He continued a close association with the show, eventually hosting several episodes. He made his acting debut in the film "Strays" (1997) directed by actor Vin Diesel. While largely concentrating on his stage persona, he continued acting on occasion, including filming a guest appearance on "The Sopranos" (HBO, 1999-2007). HIs first major acting break came when he was cast to star with Ice Cube in the sequel "Next Friday" (2000). Epps played Day-Day, the cousin of Cube's Craig character from "Friday" (1995). The comedian was soon working steadily, appearing in "3 Strikes" (2000), with Faizon Love, and "Bait" (2000) with Jamie Foxx. Continuing a theme of playing characters who frequently smoke marijuana, he joined Wu-Tang Clan members Method Man and Redman for the stoner comedy "How High" (2001). He teamed again with Ice Cube for "All About the Benjamins" (2002) and the Christmas themed sequel "Friday After Next" (2002). He then joined Cuba Gooding Jr. and Beyonce for "The Fighting Temptations" (2003). Epps showed a different side of himself when he appeared with Mila Jovovich for the thriller "Resident Evil: Apocalypse" (2004). He partnered with fellow stand-up Cedric the Entertainer for an updating of the classic sitcom "The Honeymooners" (2005), playing the Ed Norton, the character made famous by Art Carney. He continued bouncing between stage and screen, appearing in films like "Talk to Me" (2007), with Don Cheadle, and "Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins" (2008) with Martin Lawrence. He also returned to the world of zombies for "Resident Evil: Extinction" (2007). After starring with Donald Faison in "Next Day Air" (2009), he made a memorable appearance as the drug dealer "Black" Doug in the blockbuster comedy "The Hangover" (2009). The actor then joined Ice Cube once again for "The Janky Promoters" (2009). He would work with another rap legend, Snoop Dogg, on "Mac & Devin Go to High School" (2012). Epps showed off a darker side when he played abusive comedian Satin alongside Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks in "Sparkle" (2012) and joined Forest Whitaker for the drama "Repentance" (2013). He didn't stray too far from comedy, however, joining Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis in "The Hangover Part III" (2013). He tried his hand at television with a recurring role on "Survivor's Remorse" (Starz, 2014-17) and playing the eponymous character on the short-lived sitcom "Uncle Buck" (ABC, 2016), a reimagining of the hit John Candy film. His film career continued unabated, though, starring in "Meet the Blacks" (2016) and taking supporting roles in films like "Fifty Shades of Black" (2016), "Nina" (2016), and "Where's the Money" (2017). Continuing his theme of not working exclusively in comedy, he also appeared with Bruce Willis in the crime drama "Acts of Violence" (2018), as well as in the dramas "The Last Black Man in San Francisco" (2019) and "The Cat and the Moon" (2019). On a less serious note, he starred in "The Trap" (2019) and "Meet the Blacks 2: The House Next Door" (2019). In 2019, his fifth stand-up special "Mike Epps: Only One Mike" (Netflix, 2019) debuted. The actor gained notice for his work as part of the all-star cast of "Dolemite is My Name" (Netflix, 2019). Epps played Jimmy Lynch, the buddy of blaxploitation actor Rudy Ray Moore, played by Eddie Murphy.

Highest rated movies

Dolemite Is My Name The Last Black Man in San Francisco
Bessie
The Cat and the Moon
The Hangover
Troop Zero
Roll Bounce
Something New

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
17% 50% The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2 Carl Black (Character),
Producer
$2.9M 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet DeMarcus Cousins Presents Boogie's Comedy Slam Unknown (Character) - 2020
68% 76% Troop Zero Dwayne Boudraux (Character) - 2019
78% 91% The Cat and the Moon Cal (Character) - 2019
97% 91% Dolemite Is My Name Jimmy Lynch (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 26% How High 2 Baby Powder (Character) - 2019
92% 84% The Last Black Man in San Francisco Bobby (Character) $4.5M 2019
No Score Yet 60% The Trap Unknown (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Napoleon: Life of an Outlaw Unknown (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2019
22% 62% Love Jacked Uncle Rufus (Character) - 2018
60% 48% Uncle Drew Louis (Character) $42.5M 2018
23% 30% Supercon Gil Bartell (Character),
Producer
- 2018
0% 30% Acts of Violence Max (Character) - 2018
20% 46% Where's the Money Ray (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 46% Def Comedy Jam 25 Unknown (Character) - 2017
82% 30% Dying Laughing Self - 2016
0% 31% Term Life Darryl Mosley (Character) $13.0K 2016
2% 23% Nina Richard Pryor (Character) - 2016
17% 72% Meet the Blacks Carl Black (Character),
Executive Producer
$9.1M 2016
7% 19% Fifty Shades of Black Ron (Character) $11.7M 2016
No Score Yet 38% Stealing Cars Sheriff Till (Character) - 2015
90% 67% Bessie Richard (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 73% School Dance Principal Rodgers (Character) - 2014
20% 42% Repentance Ben (Character) $1.2M 2013
20% 44% The Hangover Part III Black Doug (Character) $112.2M 2013
56% 44% Sparkle Satin (Character) $24.4M 2012
No Score Yet 62% Mac & Devin Go to High School Mr. Armstrong (Character) - 2012
58% 58% Jumping the Broom Willie Earl (Character) $37.3M 2011
42% 52% Faster Roy Grone (Character) $23.2M 2010
34% 44% Lottery Ticket Reverend Taylor (Character) $24.7M 2010
No Score Yet 38% Love Chronicles: Secrets Revealed Thomas Black (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 44% The Janky Promoters Jellyroll (Character) - 2009
78% 84% The Hangover Black Doug (Character) $277.3M 2009
21% 31% Next Day Air Brody (Character) $10.0M 2009
No Score Yet 35% Open Season 2 Boog (Voice) - 2008
40% 43% The Grand Reggie Marshall (Character) $114.7K 2008
23% 63% Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins Reggie (Character) $42.2M 2008
No Score Yet 83% Bigg Snoop Dogg Presents: The Adventures of Tha Blue Carpet Treatment Unknown (Voice) - 2008
25% 58% Resident Evil: Extinction L.J. (Character) $50.6M 2007
61% 72% Something New Walter (Character) $11.4M 2006
65% 70% Roll Bounce Byron (Character) $17.4M 2005
13% 30% The Honeymooners Ed Norton (Character) $12.8M 2005
19% 60% Resident Evil: Apocalypse L.J. (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 86% Still Bout It Bobby Ray (Character) - 2004
42% 66% The Fighting Temptations Lucius (Character) $30.2M 2003
26% 75% Friday After Next Day-Day (Character) $33.0M 2002
30% 77% All About the Benjamins Reggie Wright (Character) $25.5M 2002
26% 79% How High Baby Powder (Character) $31.2M 2001
26% 40% Bait Stevie Sanders (Character) - 2000
0% 66% 3 Strikes Crackhead (Character) $9.8M 2000
21% 76% Next Friday Day-Day Jones (Character) $57.2M 2000
40% 45% Strays Mike (Character) - 1997

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tamron Hall Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daily Blast Live Guest 2021
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2021
63% 75% The Upshaws Bennie Upshaw (Character) 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest 2016 2018 2020-2021
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2014 2016 2018-2019 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today 3rd Hour Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2009 2011-2012 2014 2016 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Couch Surfing Guest 2019
No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2015 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strahan & Sara Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2016 2018
No Score Yet 66% The Chew Guest 2016-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steve Guest 2018
No Score Yet 76% Lee Daniel's Star Jay Holland (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 100% Hollywood Game Night Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steve Harvey Guest 2016-2017
No Score Yet 81% Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party Guest 2017
30% 47% Uncle Buck Buck (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2016
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2012 2015-2016
No Score Yet 43% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2016
100% 29% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore Guest 2016
No Score Yet 33% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2015
97% 76% Survivor's Remorse Uncle Julius (Character) 2014-2015
No Score Yet 39% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Queen Latifah Show Guest 2014-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Meredith Vieira Show Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Morning Buzz Live Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet 106 & Park Unknown (Character) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bethenny Guest 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Arsenio Hall Show Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mo'Nique Show Unknown (Character) 2013
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2009 2012
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lopez Tonight Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Uncensored Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Brian McKnight Show Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tyra Show Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kickin' It: With Byron Allen Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.com Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainers: With Byron Allen Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Loop With iVillage Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Comics Unleashed With Byron Allen Guest 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam Unknown (Character),
Host
1997 2006
92% 98% The Sopranos Jerome (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE STARZ: Survivor's Remorse Uncle Julius (Character)