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Mike Epps



Mike Epps' name has become synonymous with a particular style of humor, through his appearance with several other African-American artists in the same genre. Epps earned a large portion of his fame through his credits in several Ice Cube films, including Next Friday (also starring Chris Tucker), How High (with Redman and Method Man), Friday After Next, and All About the Benjamins. Aside from featuring Ice Cube, the common thread of these films was the hilarious prominence of marijuana-smoking comic characters like the ones portrayed by Epps.

Born in Indianapolis, IN, into a large family, Epps' natural comedic ability was encouraged at an early age, and he began performing standup as a teenager. He moved to Atlanta where he worked at the Comedy Act Theater, before moving to New York City to star in Def Comedy Jam in 1995. His first major film role came just two years later when he starred in Vin Diesel's Strays, a dramatic portrayal of relationships and drugs. In 1999, he made an appearance on the HBO mafia series The Sopranos.



In addition to his aforementioned film work with Ice Cube, Epps had several other feature-film appearances. In 2000, he was featured in Bait, starring Jamie Foxx and David Morse, and in the jail-comedy 3 Strikes. He performed the voice of Sonny in Dr. Dolittle 2, starring Eddie Murphy, in 2001. As he gained more recognition, his comedic talent began to blossom, as demonstrated in his two 2002 features: Kevin Bray's All About the Benjamins, an action-packed comedy, and the sequel-to-the-sequel, Friday After Next, in which he starred as Day-Day. He took over the part of Ed Norton in the big-screen remake of The Honeymooners, and had a major supporting role in the Petey Green biopic Talk to Me. He had a part in the smash 2009 comedy The Hangover, had a big part in Next Day Air, and a turn in Lottery Ticket. In addition to his acting, he kept churning out comedy specials.



In 2012 he was one of the stars of Whitney Houston's last movie Sparkle, and played a teacher in the comedy Mac + Devin Go to High School. He reprised his role in The Hangover Part III and played the love interest in the HBO film Bessie. Epps also had a presence in TV, appearing in series like Survivor's Remose and Being Mary Jane, and playing the title role in the remake of Uncle Buck.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
0% Term Life
  • Darryl Mosley
2016
3% Nina
  • Richard Pryor
2016
13% Meet the Blacks
  • Executive Producer
2016
7% Fifty Shades of Black
  • Ron
2016
No Score Yet Showtime at the Apollo
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Stealing Cars
  • Sheriff Till
2015
88% Bessie
  • Richard
2015
No Score Yet More Money, More Family
  • Carl Black
2015
No Score Yet Mike Epps: Under Rated & Never Faded
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet School Dance
  • Principal Rogers
2014
20% Repentance
  • Ben
2014
No Score Yet Shaquille O'neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam: Live From Las Vegas
  • Actor
2014
20% The Hangover Part III
  • Black Doug
2013
57% Sparkle
  • Satin
2012
No Score Yet Phunny Business: A Black Comedy
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet I Ain't Scared Of You: A Tribute To Bernie Mac
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Mac & Devin Go To High School
  • Mr. Armstrong
2012
No Score Yet 35 And Ticking
  • Executive Producer
2011
56% Jumping the Broom
  • Willie Earl
2011
43% Faster
  • Grone
2010
34% Lottery Ticket
  • Reverend Taylor
2010
No Score Yet Love Chronicles: Secrets Revealed
  • Thomas Black
  • Executive Producer
2010
No Score Yet Janky Promoters
  • Jellyroll
2009
79% The Hangover
  • Black Doug
2009
21% Next Day Air
  • Brody
2009
No Score Yet Mike Epps: Under Rated & Never Faded - Live from Detroit!
  • Screenwriter
2009
22% Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins
  • Reggie
2008
No Score Yet Mike Epps: Funny Bidness
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Comic Relief: The Greatest...and The Latest
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Open Season 2
  • Boog
2008
No Score Yet Bigg Snoop Dogg Presents: The Adventures of Tha Blue Carpet Treatment
  • Actor
2008
22% Resident Evil: Extinction
  • L.J.
2007
82% Talk to Me
  • Milo Hughes
2007
61% Something New
  • Walter
2006
64% Roll Bounce
  • Byron
2005
13% The Honeymooners
  • Executive Producer
  • Ed Norton
2005
No Score Yet Mike Epps: Inappropriate Behavior
  • Actor
2005
21% Resident Evil: Apocalypse
  • L.J.
2004
No Score Yet Still Bout It
  • Bobby Ray
2003
42% The Fighting Temptations
  • Lucius
2003
26% Friday After Next
  • Day-Day
2002
30% All About the Benjamins
  • Reggie
  • Executive Producer
2002
27% How High
  • Baby Powder
2001
42% Dr. Dolittle 2
  • Sonny
2001
26% Bait
  • Stevie Sanders
2000
0% 3 Strikes
  • Crackhead
2000
20% Next Friday
  • Day-Day
2000
No Score Yet Strays
  • Mike
1997

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
32% Uncle Buck
2015
  • Buck Russell
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Real Husbands of Hollywood
2013
  • Actor
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
2015-2016
  • Panelist
No Score Yet Ridiculousness
2011
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
97% Survivor's Remorse
2014
  • Uncle Julius

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