Biography

Bernard Jeffrey McCullough (October 5, 1957 – August 9, 2008), better known by his stage name, Bernie Mac, was an American actor and comedian. Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, Mac gained popularity as a stand-up comedian. He joined comedians Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, and D. L. Hughley as The Original Kings of Comedy. After briefly hosting the HBO show Midnight Mac, Mac appeared in several films in smaller roles. His most noted film role was as Frank Catton in the remake Ocean's Eleven and the titular character of Mr. 3000. He was the star of The Bernie Mac Show, which ran from 2001 through 2006, earning him two Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. His other films included starring roles in Booty Call, Friday, The Players Club, Head of State, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Bad Santa, Guess Who, Pride, Soul Men, Transformers and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa.

Mac suffered from sarcoidosis, an inflammatory lung disease that produces tiny lumps of cells in the solid organs, but had said the condition was in remission in 2005. His death on August 9, 2008, was caused by complications from pneumonia.

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Bernard Jeffrey McCullough (October 5, 1957 – August 9, 2008), better known by his stage name, Bernie Mac, was an American actor and comedian. Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, Mac gained popularity as a stand-up comedian. He joined comedians Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, and D. L. Hughley as The Original Kings of Comedy. After briefly hosting the HBO show Midnight Mac, Mac appeared in several films in smaller roles. His most noted film role was as Frank Catton in the remake Ocean's Eleven and the titular character of Mr. 3000. He was the star of The Bernie Mac Show, which ran from 2001 through 2006, earning him two Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. His other films included starring roles in Booty Call, Friday, The Players Club, Head of State, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Bad Santa, Guess Who, Pride, Soul Men, Transformers and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa.

Mac suffered from sarcoidosis, an inflammatory lung disease that produces tiny lumps of cells in the solid organs, but had said the condition was in remission in 2005. His death on August 9, 2008, was caused by complications from pneumonia.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 31

Birthday 1957-10-05

Day of Death 2008-08-09

Place of Birth Chicago - Illinois - USA

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2012 I Ain't Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac as Himself (Archive footage)
2009 Old Dogs as Jimmy Lunchbox
2008 Soul Men as Floyd Henderson
2008 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa as Zuba (voice)
2007 Transformers as Bobby Bolivia
2007 Ocean's Thirteen as Frank Catton
2007 Pride as Elston
2006 We Don't Die, We Multiply: The Robin Harris Story as Himself
2005 Guess Who as Percy Jones
2004 Ocean's Twelve as Frank Catton
2004 Mr. 3000 as Stan Ross
2003 Bad Santa as Gin
2003 Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle as Jimmy Bosley
2003 Head of State as Mitch Gilliam
2003 Punk'd(1 episode) as Himself
2003 Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! as Himself
2001 Ocean's Eleven as Frank Catton
2001 The Bernie Mac Show(105 episodes) as Bernie 'Mac' McCullough
2001 What's the Worst That Could Happen? as Uncle Jack
2000 The Original Kings of Comedy as Himself
1999 Life as Jangle Leg
1998 The Players Club as Dollar Bill
1997 Def Jam's How to Be a Player as Buster
1997 B.A.P.S. as Mr. Johnson
1997 Booty Call as Judge Peabody
1996 Get on the Bus as Jay
1996 Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood as Officer Self Hatred
1995 Friday as Pastor Clever
1994 Above the Rim as Flip
1994 House Party 3 as Uncle Vester
1993 Who's the Man? as G-George

Writing

2000 The Original Kings of ComedyWriter

Production

2001 The Bernie Mac Show(105 episodes)Producer

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