Michael Clarke Duncan

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Michael Clarke Duncan was born December 10, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois He is best known for his breakout role as John Coffey in The Green Mile. In 1998, Duncan was cast as Bear in the film Armageddon, where he struck up a friendship with castmate Bruce Willis. It was Bruce Willis' influence that helped him to get his breakout role as John Coffey in the Frank Darabont-directed The Green Mile, a role which netted him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture. Duncan then was cast in a string of films that helped to establish him as a star: The Whole Nine Yards, Planet of the Apes, The Scorpion King (where he starred alongside his friend, The Rock), The Island and Daredevil as Wilson Fisk, aka The Kingpin.   Duncan has also provided his voice for a number of roles including Brother Bear, The Land Before Time XI: Invasion of the Tinysauruses, Quiznos commercials, and the video games Demon Stone, SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALs, The Suffering: Ties That Bind, Saints Row, and Soldier of Fortune, with his most recent role being God of War II, where he provides the voice of Atlas, the Titan condemned by Zeus to stand at the western edge of the earth and hold up the sky on his shoulders. He later reprised his role as the Kingpin in Spider-Man: The New Animated Series. In 2005, he starred in the film Sin City (again alongside Bruce Willis) as Manute, a powerful mobster. Duncan appeared in a minor role in the 2006 movie Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby as Lucius Washington, and he voiced the role of the villain Massive in the Loonatics Unleashed. In 2006, he voiced the role of Numbuh 26 in the animated movie Codename: Kids Next Door: Operation ZERO. He played Balrog in Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li and voiced the prison commander in Kung Fu Panda. In 2011, Duncan plays ‘The Giant Troll’ in the fantasy comedy film, Your Highness and will reprise his role in the SinCity sequels. On September 3 2012 Michael Clarke Duncan passed away from complications after a massive heart attack on July 13th 2012.

Michael Clarke Duncan was born December 10, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois He is best known for his breakout role as John Coffey in The Green Mile. In 1998, Duncan was cast as Bear in the film Armageddon, where he struck up a friendship with castmate Bruce Willis. It was Bruce Willis' influence that helped him to get his breakout role as John Coffey in the Frank Darabont-directed The Green Mile, a role which netted him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture. Duncan then was cast in a string of films that helped to establish him as a star: The Whole Nine Yards, Planet of the Apes, The Scorpion King (where he starred alongside his friend, The Rock), The Island and Daredevil as Wilson Fisk, aka The Kingpin.   Duncan has also provided his voice for a number of roles including Brother Bear, The Land Before Time XI: Invasion of the Tinysauruses, Quiznos commercials, and the video games Demon Stone, SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALs, The Suffering: Ties That Bind, Saints Row, and Soldier of Fortune, with his most recent role being God of War II, where he provides the voice of Atlas, the Titan condemned by Zeus to stand at the western edge of the earth and hold up the sky on his shoulders. He later reprised his role as the Kingpin in Spider-Man: The New Animated Series. In 2005, he starred in the film Sin City (again alongside Bruce Willis) as Manute, a powerful mobster. Duncan appeared in a minor role in the 2006 movie Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby as Lucius Washington, and he voiced the role of the villain Massive in the Loonatics Unleashed. In 2006, he voiced the role of Numbuh 26 in the animated movie Codename: Kids Next Door: Operation ZERO. He played Balrog in Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li and voiced the prison commander in Kung Fu Panda. In 2011, Duncan plays ‘The Giant Troll’ in the fantasy comedy film, Your Highness and will reprise his role in the SinCity sequels. On September 3 2012 Michael Clarke Duncan passed away from complications after a massive heart attack on July 13th 2012.

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Birthday 1957-12-10

Day of Death 2012-09-03

Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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2015 The Challenger as Dune
2013 From the Rough as Roger
2013 A Resurrection as Addison
2012 In the Hive as Mr. Hollis
2012 The Finder(13 episodes) as Leo Knox
2011 Redemption Road as Augy
2011 Green Lantern as Kilowog (voice)
2011 Cross as Erlik
2011 Your Highness as The Giant Troll
2011 Legend of a Rabbit as Slash (voice)
2009 Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li as Balrog
2009 The Slammin' Salmon as Cleon Salmon
2008 Delgo as Elder Marley
2008 Kung Fu Panda as Commander Vachir (voice)
2008 American Crude as Spinks
2008 Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins as Sheriff Otis Jenkins
2007 Chuck(1 episode) as Colt
2007 Slipstream as Mort / Phil Henderson / Patrolman
2007 The Last Mimzy as Nathanial Broadman
2006 Air Buddies as The Wolf
2006 One Way as The General
2006 School for Scoundrels as Lesher
2006 The Megan Mullally Show(1 episode)
2006 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby as Lucius Washington
2005 Loonatics Unleashed(3 episodes)
2005 The Island as Starkweather Two Delta
2005 Sin City as Manute
2005 The Land Before Time XI: Invasion of the Tinysauruses as Big Daddy
2005 Racing Stripes as Clydesdale (voice)
2004 Pursued as Franklin
2004 CSI: NY(1 episode)
2004 Brother Bear 2 as Tug
2004 George and the Dragon as Tarik
2004 D.E.B.S. as Mr. Phipps
2003 Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time as Future Wade (voice)
2003 Brother Bear as Tug (voice)
2003 Two and a Half Men(2 episodes)
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show(1 episode)
2003 George of the Jungle 2 as Mean Lion (voice)
2003 Teen Titans(1 episode)
2003 Celebrities Uncensored(1 episode)
2003 Daredevil as Wilson Fisk / The Kingpin
2002 The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius(2 episodes)
2002 Kim Possible(1 episode)
2002 The Scorpion King as Balthazar
2002 George Lopez(1 episode)
2001 Planet of the Apes as Attar
2001 See Spot Run as Murdoch
2000 Static Shock(1 episode)
2000 The Whole Nine Yards as Franklin "Frankie Figs" Figueroa
1999 The Green Mile as John Coffey
1999 Family Guy(2 episodes)
1999 The Underground Comedy Movie
1998 A Night at the Roxbury as Roxbury Bouncer
1998 Armageddon as Jayotis 'Bear' Kurleenbear
1998 Caught Up as BB
1997 Built to Last(8 episodes)
1997 King of the Hill(1 episode)
1996 The Jamie Foxx Show(1 episode)
1996 Sparks(40 episodes) as Frank
1996 Arliss(1 episode)
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(3 episodes)
1995 MADtv(2 episodes)
1995 Friday as Craps Player
1995 The Wayans Bros.(1 episode)
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(2 episodes)
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(3 episodes)
1990 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air(1 episode)
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee(1 episode)
1929 The Academy Awards(1 episode)
1900 Skwids(0 episodes) as Body Builder

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