Chris Rock

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Chris Rock
Birth name Christopher Julius Rock III
Born February 7, 1965 in Andrews, South Carolina, USA
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes
Awards star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Contents

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Saturday Night Live Cast Member 1990–1993
Everybody Hates Chris Himself/Narrator 2005–2009 1 2 3 4

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Miami Vice Carson 4x07 - Missing Hours November 13, 1987
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Maurice/Jasmine 6x02 - Get a Job September 25, 1995
Martin Himself 4x20 - Where the Party At February 25, 1996
Homicide: Life on the Street Carvey Dooley 4x16 - Requiem for Adena March 29, 1996
Saturday Night Live Himself/Host - November 2, 1996
The Bernie Mac Show Himself 2x15 - Pink Gold March 19, 2003
Saturday Night Live Himself/Host - November 1, 2014

Specials

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
77th Academy Awards Himself/Host February 27, 2005 Academy Awards
88th Academy Awards Himself/Host February 28, 2016 Academy Awards

Notable Film Roles

Film Role Released
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Marty the Zebra (voice) June 8, 2012

Talk Show Appearances

Creator

Series Premiere Date Creation Credit
Everybody Hates Chris September 22, 2005 Co-Creator

Producer

Series Year(s) Producer Credit Season(s)
The Hughleys 1998 –2002 Executive Producer
Everybody Hates Chris 2005 –2009 Executive Producer

Director

Series Episode Airdate
Everybody Hates Chris 1x18 - Everybody Hates Corleone April 13, 2006

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

  • Won: Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special (1997, 2009)

Trivia

  • Used to live in Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York
  • His mother, Rosalie was a teacher and a social worker for the mentally handicapped and his late father, Julius (who died after ulcer surgery in 1988) was a truck driveer and a newspaper deliveryman.
  • Has six younger siblings: Andre, Tony, Brian, Kenny, Andi and Jordan;
  • Had a half-brother, Charles (who died in 2006 due to alcoholism)
  • His grandfather, Allen Rock was a preacher
  • Dropped out of high school, but later got his GED
  • Began doing stand-up comedy in 1984 in New York City's Catch a Rising Star.
  • Was married to Malaak Compton-Rock from 1996 to 2016; they have two daughters: Lola (born in 2002) and Zahra (born in 2004)
  • Cites Bill Cosby, Redd Foxx, Dick Gregory, Flip Wilson, Richard Pryor, Steve Martin, Pigmeat Markham, Woody Allen, Eddie Murphy, Sam Kinison, George Carlin, Mort Sahl and Rodney Dangerfield as his comedic influences
  • Was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003