Biography

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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 129

Birthday 1965-02-07

Place of Birth Andrews, South Carolina, USA

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Christopher Julius Rock

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Molly as Adam
Madagascar 4
2019 Dolemite Is My Name
2018 Nobody's Fool as Lawrence
2018 The Week Of as Kirby Cordice
2018 Chris Rock: Tamborine as Himself
2017 Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs as Himself
2017 Sandy Wexler as Testimonial
2017 Dying Laughing as Himself
2015 Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour - Live as Himself
2015 A Very Murray Christmas as Chris Rock
2015 Dancing in the Light: The Janet Collins Story as Narrator
2015 The Late Late Show with James Corden (1 episode) as Himself
2015 Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special as Himself
2015 Empire (1 episode) as Frank Gathers
2014 Top Five as Andre
2014 Eat Drink Laugh: The Story of The Comic Strip as Himself
2013 One Direction: This Is Us as Himself
2013 Grown Ups 2 as Kurt McKenzie
2013 Madly Madagascar as Marty (voice)
2012 Eddie Murphy: One Night Only as Himself
2012 Nantucket Film Festival's Comedy Roundtable as Panelist
2012 Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp as Himself
2012 Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (1 episode) as Himself
2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted as Marty (voice)
2012 The Eric Andre Show (1 episode) as Director
2012 What to Expect When You're Expecting as Vic
2012 2 Days in New York as Mingus
2012 Brooklyn Boheme as Himself
2012 I Ain't Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac as HImself
2011 Woody Allen: A Documentary as Himself
2011 Talking Funny as Himself
2010 Louie (4 episodes) as Chris Rock
2010 Grown Ups as Kurt McKenzie
2010 Death at a Funeral as Aaron
2010 Back From Hell: A Tribute to Sam Kinison as Self
2009 Merry Madagascar (1 episode) as Marty (voice) as Marty
2009 Good Hair as Himself
2009 Live from Studio Five (2 episodes)
2009 Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy as Himself
2008 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa as Marty / Additional Zebras (voice)
2008 Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger as Himself
2008 The Wendy Williams Show (1 episode)
2008 You Don't Mess with the Zohan as Taxi Driver
2008 The Black List: Volume One as Himself
2007 Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project as Himself
2007 Bee Movie as Mooseblood (voice)
2007 I Think I Love My Wife as Richard Cooper
2007 The Graham Norton Show (2 episodes) as Himself
2007 Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens as Himself
2006 Kings of Comedy USA as Himself
2006 The One Show (1 episode)
2005 The Reichen Show (1 episode)
2005 Everybody Hates Chris (1 episode)
2005 Weekends at the D.L. (1 episode)
2005 The Longest Yard as Caretaker
2005 Madagascar as Marty (voice)
2005 Before They Were Kings: Vol. 1 as Himself
2005 The Aristocrats as Himself
2004 Paparazzi as Pizza Delivery Guy
2004 Chris Rock: Never Scared as Chris Rock
2003 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley as Various Characters (archive footage) (uncredited)
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show (1 episode)
2003 The Very Best America's Funniest Comedians
2003 Head of State as Mays Gilliam
2003 Pauly Shore Is Dead as Himself
2003 Real Time with Bill Maher (1 episode)
2003 Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! as Himself
2002 Comedian as Himself
2002 Bowling for Columbine as Himself
2002 Bad Company as Jake Hayes/Kevin Pope/Michael Turner
2001 The Bernie Mac Show (1 episode)
2001 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back as Chaka
2001 Osmosis Jones as Osmosis Jones (voice)
2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence as Comedian (voice)
2001 Pootie Tang as JB / Radio DJ / Pootie's Father
2001 Down to Earth as Lance Barton
2001 Judge Not: In Defense of Dogma as Himself (Interviewee)
2000 DAG (2 episodes)
2000 Nurse Betty as Wesley
1999 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Rock as Himself
1999 Dogma as Rufus
1999 Rove (1 episode) as Himself
1999 Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker as Himself
1999 Torrance Rises as Himself
1998 Bad Boys of Saturday Night Live as Himself / Various Characters
1998 Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes as Himself (archive footage)
1998 Lethal Weapon 4 as Det.Lee Butters
1998 Doctor Dolittle as Rodney the Guinea Pig
1998 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman as Himself / Various Characters
1997 The View (1 episode)
1997 Beverly Hills Ninja as Joey
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1 episode) as Himself (2 episodes)
1996 The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1 episode)
1996 Chris Rock: Bring the Pain as Himself
1996 Sgt. Bilko as 1st Lt. Oster
1995 Panther as Yuck Mouth
1995 The Immortals as Deke
1995 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (1 episode) as Woody (voice)
1994 Baseball (9 episodes) as Himself
1994 Chris Rock: Big Ass Jokes as Himself
1994 Inside the Actors Studio (1 episode)
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (3 episodes)
1993 CB4 as Albert / MC Gusto
1993 Homicide: Life on the Street (1 episode)
1992 Martin (2 episodes)
1992 Boomerang as Bony T
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1 episode)
1991 New Jack City as Pookie
1990 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1 episode) as Maurice / Jasmine
1990 In Living Color (128 episodes)
1989 The Simpsons (1 episode)
1988 I'm Gonna Git You Sucka as Rib Joint Customer
1988 Comedy's Dirtiest Dozen as Himself
1987 Beverly Hills Cop II as Playboy Mansion Valet
1984 Miami Vice (1 episode)
1984 MTV Video Music Awards (3 episodes) as Host - Himself (3 episodes)
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee (4 episodes)
1975 Saturday Night Live (1 episode) as Himself - Host (61 episodes) as Various
1953 The Academy Awards (2 episodes) as Chris Rock (2 episodes)

Writing

2020 Untitled Saw Reboot Original Story
2014 Top Five Writer
2009 Good Hair Writer
2008 Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger Writer
2007 I Think I Love My Wife Screenplay
2005 Everybody Hates Chris (88 episodes)Writer
2005 Before They Were Kings: Vol. 1 Writer
2004 Chris Rock: Never Scared Writer
2003 Head of State Author
2001 Down to Earth Screenplay
1999 Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker Writer
1997 The Chris Rock Show (18 episodes)Writer
1996 Chris Rock: Bring the Pain Writer
1994 Chris Rock: Big Ass Jokes Writer
1993 Politically Incorrect (3 episodes)Writer
1993 CB4 Screenplay Story

Production

Co-Parenting Producer
2010 Death at a Funeral Producer
2009 Good Hair Executive Producer
2007 I Think I Love My Wife Producer
2005 Everybody Hates Chris (88 episodes)Producer
2003 Head of State Producer
2001 Pootie Tang Producer
1998 The Hughleys (85 episodes)Producer
1997 The Chris Rock Show (18 episodes)Executive Producer

Directing

Co-Parenting Director
2015 Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo Director
2014 Top Five Director
2007 I Think I Love My Wife Director
2003 Head of State Director

Creator

Chris Rock: Bigger and Blacker Creator
2005 Everybody Hates Chris Creator
1998 The Hughleys Creator
1997 The Chris Rock Show Creator

Crew

2013 Rob Schneider: Soy Sauce and the Holocaust Thanks
2002 Bowling for Columbine Thanks

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