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Chris Rock

1965-02-07 Andrews, South Carolina, USA

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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.


The One And Only Dick Gregory Self 2021-06-19
Spiral: From the Book of Saw Ezekiel 'Zeke' Banks 2021-05-12
Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) Self 2021-07-02
Feeding America Comedy Festival Himself 2020-05-10
This is Stand-Up 2020-04-12
Roald Dahl's The Witches Older Hero (voice) 2020-10-25
Dolemite Is My Name Bobby Vale 2019-10-04
The Week Of Kirby Cordice 2018-04-27
Chris Rock: Tamborine Himself 2018-02-14
Nobody's Fool Lawrence 2018-10-31
Sandy Wexler Testimonial 2017-04-14
Dying Laughing Himself 2017-02-24
Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs Himself 2017-11-18
Live from New York! Himself 2015-04-15
A Very Murray Christmas Chris Rock 2015-12-04
Dancing in the Light: The Janet Collins Story Narrator 2015-03-30
Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour - Live Self 2015-12-20
And the Oscar Goes To... 2014-02-01
Top Five Andre 2014-12-12
Eat Drink Laugh: The Story of The Comic Strip Himself 2014-04-14
Grown Ups 2 Kurt McKenzie 2013-07-11
Madly Madagascar Marty (voice) 2013-01-29
One Direction: This Is Us Himself 2013-08-30
Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp Himself 2012-09-08
A Family Affair: Bringing 'Lethal Weapon' to Life Self 2012-07-04
Brooklyn Boheme Himself 2012-02-27
Nantucket Film Festival's Comedy Roundtable Panelist 2012-09-27
12-12-12 The Concert for Sandy Relief Himself 2012-12-12
Pulling the Trigger: Expanding the World of 'Lethal Weapon' Self 2012-07-04
I Ain't Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac HImself 2012-02-19
Maximum Impact: The Legacy of 'Lethal Weapon' Self 2012-07-04
2 Days in New York Mingus 2012-03-28
Eddie Murphy: One Night Only Himself 2012-11-14
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Marty (voice) 2012-06-06
Psycho Pension - The Genesis of Lethal Weapon Self 2012-07-04
What to Expect When You're Expecting Vic 2012-05-17
Saturday Night Live Backstage 2011-02-20
Talking Funny Himself 2011-04-22
Woody Allen: A Documentary Himself 2011-11-20
Death at a Funeral Aaron 2010-04-15
Back From Hell: A Tribute to Sam Kinison Self 2010-02-06
Grown Ups Kurt McKenzie 2010-06-24
Merry Madagascar Marty 2009-11-16
Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy Self 2009-01-01
Good Hair Himself 2009-10-09
Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger Himself 2008-09-27
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Marty / Additional Zebras (voice) 2008-10-30
You Don't Mess with the Zohan Taxi Driver 2008-06-05
The Black List: Volume One Himself 2008-01-22
Bee Movie Mooseblood (voice) 2007-10-28
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Himself 2007-10-13
Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens Himself - Actor 2007-05-19
I Think I Love My Wife Richard Cooper 2007-03-16
The N Word Himself 2006-01-16
TNA: The 50 Greatest Moments Himself 2006-11-21
Kings of Comedy USA Himself 2006-10-23
Romanekian Himself 2005-09-13
The Aristocrats Himself 2005-01-01
The Longest Yard Caretaker 2005-05-27
Madagascar Marty (voice) 2005-05-25
Chris Rock: Never Scared Chris Rock 2004-04-17
Paparazzi Pizza Delivery Guy 2004-09-03
Before They Were Kings: Vol. 1 Himself 2004-01-18
The Very Best America's Funniest Comedians 2003-05-13
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley Various Characters (archive footage) (uncredited) 2003-10-26
Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! Himself 2003-01-01
Head of State Mays Gilliam 2003-03-28
Pauly Shore Is Dead Himself 2003-03-11
Bowling for Columbine Himself 2002-10-09
Bad Company Jake Hayes / Kevin Pope 2002-06-07
Comedian Himself 2002-10-25
Osmosis Jones Osmosis Jones (voice) 2001-08-10
Judge Not: In Defense of Dogma Himself (Interviewee) 2001-01-01
Down to Earth Lance Barton 2001-02-16
America: A Tribute to Heroes Himself 2001-09-21
Best of the Chris Rock Show: Volume 2 2001-08-01
Pootie Tang JB / Radio DJ / Pootie's Father 2001-06-29
A.I. Artificial Intelligence Comedian (voice) 2001-06-29
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Chaka Luther King 2001-08-22
Whatever Happened to Micheal Ray? 2000-02-16
Nurse Betty Wesley 2000-08-30
Def Comedy Jam, Vol. 7 2000-11-28
Jackie's Back! Chris Rock 1999-06-14
Dogma Rufus 1999-11-12
Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary Special Self 1999-09-25
Torrance Rises Himself 1999-01-01
Best of the Chris Rock Show: Volume 1 1999-08-31
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Rock Himself 1999-12-10
Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker Himself 1999-07-10
Doctor Dolittle Rodney (voice) 1998-06-26
Lethal Weapon 4 Det.Lee Butters 1998-07-10
Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes Himself (archive footage) 1998-08-18
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman Self / Various Characters 1998-01-01
Bad Boys of Saturday Night Live Himself / Various Characters 1998-09-26
Beverly Hills Ninja Joey 1997-01-17
Sgt. Bilko 1st Lt. Oster 1996-03-29
Chris Rock: Bring the Pain Himself 1996-06-01
Panther Yuck Mouth 1995-05-04
The Immortals Deke 1995-10-05
Chris Rock: Big Ass Jokes Himself 1994-06-16
CB4 Albert / MC Gusto 1993-03-12
Boomerang Bony T 1992-06-30
New Jack City Pookie 1991-03-08
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka Rib Joint Customer 1988-11-10
Comedy's Dirtiest Dozen Himself 1988-06-12
Beverly Hills Cop II Playboy Mansion Valet 1987-05-18
Beverly Hills Cop II Parking Valet 1987-05-18
Krush Groove Person Standing Next to Club Phone During Fight (uncredited) 1985-10-25
Canterbury Glass