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.
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
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 to make it 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.
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.
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
|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"|
|1997–2000||Himself||Cast member, writer|
|1998||King of the Hill||Roger "Booda" Sack||Episode: "Traffic Jam"|
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- Note: Reliable sources differ on his year of birth. In his book, Rock This!, Rock gives his birth date as February 7, 1966. But Rock stated he was 42 years old on his February 28, 2007 appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show.