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Birth Name Christopher Julius Rock III
Born February 7, 1965 in Andrews, South Carolina (age 50)
Nationality American
Years active 1984–present
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Influences Bill Cosby, Redd Foxx, Dick Gregory, Flip Wilson, Richard Pryor, Steve Martin, Pigmeat Markham, Woody Allen, Eddie Murphy, Sam Kinison, George Carlin, Mort Sahl, Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Hicks
Influenced Dave Chappelle, Christian Finnegan, George Lopez
Spouse Malaak Compton-Rock (November 23, 1996 – present; 2 children)
Domestic partner {{{domestic}}}
Notable works and roles {{{notable}}}
Website ChrisRock.com


  

Christopher Julius "Chris" Rock III[1] (born February 7, 1965)[2][3] 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.

Early career

Rock began doing stand-up comedy in 1984 in New York City's Catch a Rising Star. He slowly rose up the ranks of the comedy circuit in addition

Academy Awards

In early 2005, Rock hosted the 77th Acadeying "Welcome to the 77th and LAST Academy Awards!" During one segment Rock asked, "Wmy Awards ceremony. The decision to55it more relevant or appealing to younger audiences. Jokingly, Rock opened by saho is this guy?" in reference to actor Jude Law seemingly appearing in every movie Rock had seen that year and implied Law was a low-rent Tom Cruise (Ds rushing production when unable to get the actors they want: "If you want Tom Cruise and all you can get is Jude Law, wa5ortedly displnG "Champagne" from Roll With the New and "No Sex (In the Champagne Room)" from Bigger & Blacker. CHeased with Rock's performance, which did not elevate ratings for the ceremony. Rock was also criticized for referring to the Oscars as "idiotic", and asserting that heterosexual men do not watch them, in an interview prior to Oscar night.

Music videos

Rock's first music video was for his song "Your Mother's Got a Big Head" from his album Born Suspect. Rock also made videos for his sos Rock also directed and appeared in the music video for the Red Hot Chili Peppers song "Hump de Bump". Rock appeared in the Big Daddy Kane music video "Smooth Operator" as a guy getting his hair cut. He also appeared in Johnny Cash's "God's Gonna Cut You Down", one of the many celebrities seen lip-synching the song.

Stage plays

In October 2010, The New York Times reported that Rock will be performing on Broadway in Stephen Adly Guirgis' play The Mother[censored] with the Hat in the spring of 2011. Other cast members will include Bobby Cannavale aG

Television
Year Title Role Notes
1987 Uptown Comedy Express Himself HBO special
1987 Miami Vice Carson Episode: Missing Hours
1990–1993 Saturday Night Live Various Cast member
1993–1994 In Living Color Various Recurring
1994 Big Ass Jokes Himself HBO special
1995 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Episode: "Get a Job"
1996–1998 The Moxy Show Uncredited voice role
1996 MartinDS Episode: "The Love Jones Connection"
1996 Homicide: Life Street Episode: "Requiem for Adena"
1996 HBO special
1996 Himself Correspondent
1997 Himself Host
1997–2000 Himself Cast member, writer
1998 King of the Hill Roger "Booda" Sack Episode: "Traffic Jam"
1999 Himself Host
1999 Himself HBO special
HBO special
Host
HBO special
Creator

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