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Chris Rock

Christopher Julius "Chris" Rock III (born February 7, 1965) is an American comedian, actor, screenwriter, television producer, film producer and director. He was voted in the US as the 5th greatest stand-up comedian of all time by Comedy Central. He was also voted in the UK as the 9th greatest stand-up comic on Channel 4's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups in 2007, and again in the updated 2010 list as the 8th greatest stand-up comic. He is also known for his roles in Dogma, Beverly Hills Ninja, Lethal Weapon 4, Nurse Betty, The Longest Yard, Bad Company, and a starring role in Down to Earth. Rock has also increasingly worked behind the camera, both as a writer and director of Head of State and I Think I Love My Wife. In the fall of 2005, the UPN television network premiered a comedy series called Everybody Hates Chris, based on Rock's school days, of which he is the executive producer and narrator. The show has garnered both critical and ratings success. The series was nominated for a 2006 Golden Globe for Best TV Series (Musical or Comedy), a 2006 People's Choice Award for Favorite New Television Comedy, and two 2006 Emmy Awards for costuming and cinematography. Following the release of his first documentary, 2009's Good Hair, Rock is working on a documentary about debt called Credit is the Devil. In 2010 he starred alongside Adam Sandler in Grown-ups and with fellow comedian/actor Martin Lawrence in the remake of the British film Death at a Funeral. Rock has been married to Malaak Compton-Rock since November 23, 1996. They have two daughters together, Lola Simone and Zahra Savannah.

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Feb 7, 1965 In Andrews, South Carolina, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Oscars 1953-03-19
Latest Project:
Movie Rustin 2023-11-03
Known For
Poster of 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief
Poster of Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
Poster of Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
Poster of Madagascar
Movie Rustin Roy Wilkins 2023-11-03
Movie Adam Sandler: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize Self 2023-03-26
Movie PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie Kitty (voice) 2023-09-21
Series George Carlin's American Dream Self 2022-05-20
Movie Dirty Daddy: The Bob Saget Tribute Self 2022-06-10
Movie Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert Self 2022-09-03
Movie Look at Me Adam 2022-08-31
Movie Amsterdam Milton King 2022-09-27
Movie The One and Only Dick Gregory Self 2021-06-19
Movie Spiral: From the Book of Saw Detective Zeke Banks 2021-05-12
Movie Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) Self 2021-07-02
Movie 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Self 2021-11-20
Movie This Is Stand-Up Self 2020-04-12
Movie Feeding America Comedy Festival Self 2020-05-10
Series The Comedy Store Self 2020-10-04
Movie Roald Dahl's The Witches Older Hero (voice) 2020-10-26
Series Desus & Mero Self 2019-02-21
Movie Dolemite Is My Name Bobby Vale 2019-10-04
Movie Nobody's Fool Lawrence 2018-10-31
Movie Chris Rock: Tamborine Self 2018-02-14
Movie The Week Of Kirby Cordice 2018-04-27
Movie Dying Laughing Himself 2017-02-24
Movie Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs Self 2017-11-18
Movie Sandy Wexler Testimonial 2017-04-14
Movie The Last Laugh Self 2016-04-18
Movie Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special Self 2015-02-15
Movie Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special Self 2015-02-15
Series Empire Frank Gathers 2015-01-07
Movie Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour - Live Self 2015-12-20
Movie Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special Self 2015-02-15
Series The Late Late Show with James Corden Himself 2015-03-23
Movie A Very Murray Christmas Chris Rock 2015-12-04
Movie Eddie Murphy: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize Self 2015-11-23
Movie Live from New York! Self 2015-04-15
Movie Dancing in the Light: The Janet Collins Story Narrator 2015-03-30
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... Self (archive footage) 2014-02-01
Series The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Self 2014-02-17
Series Fargo Loy Cannon 2014-04-15
Movie Eat Drink Laugh: The Story of The Comic Strip Self 2014-04-14
Movie Top Five Andre 2014-12-12
Movie Madly Madagascar Marty (voice) 2013-01-29
Movie Grown Ups 2 Kurt McKenzie 2013-07-11
Movie One Direction: This Is Us Self 2013-08-28
Movie What to Expect When You're Expecting Vic 2012-05-17
Series The Eric Andre Show Director 2012-05-20
Movie 2 Days in New York Mingus 2012-03-28
Movie Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Marty (voice) 2012-06-06
Movie I Ain't Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac Self 2012-02-19
Movie Brooklyn Boheme Himself 2012-02-27
Movie 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief Self 2012-12-12
Movie Maximum Impact: The Legacy of 'Lethal Weapon' Self 2012-07-04
Movie Eddie Murphy: One Night Only Self 2012-11-14
Movie Nantucket Film Festival's Comedy Roundtable Self - Panelist 2012-09-27
Series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Himself 2012-07-19
Movie Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp Himself 2012-09-08
Movie Saturday Night Live Backstage Self 2011-02-20
Movie Talking Funny Himself 2011-04-22
Movie Woody Allen: A Documentary Self 2011-11-20
Series A.N.T. Farm Himself 2011-05-06
Movie Back From Hell: A Tribute to Sam Kinison Self 2010-02-06
Movie Death at a Funeral Aaron 2010-04-15
Movie Baseball: The Tenth Inning Self 2010-09-28
Movie Grown Ups Kurt McKenzie 2010-06-24
Series Louie Chris Rock 2010-06-29
Series Live from Studio Five Unknown 2009-09-14
Movie Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy Self 2009-01-01
Movie Good Hair Himself 2009-10-09
Movie Merry Madagascar Marty (voice) 2009-11-16
Movie The Black List: Volume One Himself 2008-01-22
Movie You Don't Mess with the Zohan Taxi Driver 2008-06-05
Movie Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Marty / Additional Zebras (voice) 2008-10-30
Movie Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger Himself 2008-09-27
Series The Wendy Williams Show Unknown 2008-07-14
Movie I Think I Love My Wife Richard Cooper 2007-03-07
Series The Graham Norton Show Self 2007-02-22
Movie Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens Self 2007-05-19
Movie Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Self 2007-10-13
Movie Bee Movie Mooseblood (voice) 2007-10-28
Series Keeping Up with the Kardashians Self 2007-10-14
Movie The N Word Himself 2006-01-16
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Movie TNA: The 50 Greatest Moments Himself 2006-11-21
Movie Kings of Comedy USA Self (archive footage) 2006-10-23
Series Weekends at the D.L. Unknown 2005-07-29
Movie The Longest Yard Caretaker 2005-05-27
Movie The Aristocrats Self 2005-07-29
Series Dreamworks Happy Holidays from Madagascar 2005-04-01
Movie Madagascar Marty (voice) 2005-05-25
Series DreamWorks Happy Holidays from Madagascar Marty (voice) 2005-10-07
Movie A Concert for Hurricane Relief Presenter 2005-09-02
Series The Reichen Show Unknown 2005-11-11
Series Everybody Hates Chris Narrator (voice) 2005-09-22
Movie Romanekian Himself 2005-09-13
Movie Before They Were Kings: Vol. 1 Himself 2004-01-18
Movie Paparazzi Pizza Delivery Guy 2004-09-03
Movie Chris Rock: Never Scared Chris Rock 2004-04-17
Series Real Time with Bill Maher Self 2003-02-21
Movie Pauly Shore Is Dead Chris Rock 2003-03-11
Movie Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! Self 2003-01-01
Movie Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley Various (archive footage) (uncredited) 2003-10-26
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie The Very Best of America's Funniest Comedians Self (archive footage) 2003-05-13
Movie Head of State Mays Gilliam 2003-03-28
Movie Bad Company Jake Hayes / Kevin Pope 2002-06-07
Movie NBC 75th Anniversary Special Self 2002-05-05
Movie Bowling for Columbine Self 2002-10-09
Movie Comedian Self 2002-10-11
Movie Pootie Tang JB / Radio DJ / Pootie's Father 2001-06-29
Movie Judge Not: In Defense of Dogma Self 2001-01-01
Movie A.I. Artificial Intelligence Comedian (voice) 2001-06-29
Movie Down to Earth Lance Barton 2001-02-16
Movie Laughing Out Loud: America's Funniest Comedians Self (archive footage) 2001-03-20
Movie Best of the Chris Rock Show: Volume 2 2001-08-01
Series The Bernie Mac Show Unknown 2001-11-14
Movie America: A Tribute to Heroes Self 2001-09-21
Movie Osmosis Jones Osmosis Jones (voice) 2001-08-10
Movie Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Chaka Luther King 2001-08-22
Movie Whatever Happened to Micheal Ray? Narrator 2000-02-16
Movie Nurse Betty Wesley 2000-08-30
Movie Def Comedy Jam, Vol. 7 2000-11-28
Series DAG Unknown 2000-11-14
Movie Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker Himself 1999-07-10
Movie Best of the Chris Rock Show: Volume 1 1999-08-31
Movie Jackie's Back! Chris Rock 1999-06-14
Movie Torrance Rises Self 1999-01-01
Series Rove Himself 1999-09-22
Movie Dogma Rufus 1999-11-12
Movie Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Rock Himself 1999-12-10
Movie Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary Special Self 1999-09-25
Movie Doctor Dolittle Rodney (voice) 1998-06-26
Movie Sesame Street: Elmopalooza! Self 1998-02-20
Movie Lethal Weapon 4 Det.Lee Butters 1998-07-10
Movie Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman Self / Various Characters 1998-01-01
Movie Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes Self (archive footage) 1998-08-18
Movie Kids Are Punny 1998-12-06
Movie Bad Boys of Saturday Night Live Self / Various (archive footage) 1998-09-26
Movie Beverly Hills Ninja Joey 1997-01-17
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Chris Rock: Bring the Pain Himself 1996-06-01
Movie Sgt. Bilko 1st Lt. Oster 1996-03-29
Series The Rosie O'Donnell Show Unknown 1996-06-10
Series The Daily Show Himself 1996-07-22
Series Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Woody (voice) 1995-03-12
Movie Panther Yuck Mouth 1995-05-03
Movie The Immortals Deke 1995-10-05
Movie Chris Rock: Big Ass Jokes Himself 1994-06-16
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-08-14
Series Baseball Self 1994-09-18
Series Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown 1993-01-31
Movie CB4 Albert / MC Gusto 1993-03-12
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series Martin Unknown 1992-08-27
Movie Boomerang Bony T 1992-06-30
Movie New Jack City Pookie 1991-03-08
Series In Living Color 1990-04-15
Series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Maurice / Jasmine 1990-09-10
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Movie I'm Gonna Git You Sucka Rib Joint Customer 1988-11-10
Movie Comedy's Dirtiest Dozen Himself 1988-06-12
Series LIVE with Kelly and Mark Unknown 1988-09-05
Movie Uptown Comedy Express 1987-05-09
Movie Beverly Hills Cop II Parking Valet (Playboy Mansion) 1987-05-18
Series American Masters Self 1986-06-23
Movie Krush Groove Person Standing Next to Club Phone During Fight (uncredited) 1985-10-25
Series MTV Video Music Awards Himself - Host 1984-09-14
Series Miami Vice Unknown 1984-09-16
Series Saturday Night Live Self 1975-10-11
Series The Oscars Himself 1953-03-19