Chris Rock

Birthday:

02/07/1965

Place of birth:

Andrews, South Carolina, USA:

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.


Film Credits

Spiral: From The Book of Saw (2021)
as Zeke
Roald Dahl's The Witches (2020)
as Older Hero (voice)
Feeding America Comedy Festival (2020)
as Himself
This is Stand-Up (2020)
as
Dolemite Is My Name (2019)
as Bobby Vale
Nobody's Fool (2018)
as Lawrence
The Week Of (2018)
as Kirby Cordice
Chris Rock: Tamborine (2018)
as Himself
Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs (2017)
as Himself
Sandy Wexler (2017)
as Testimonial
Dying Laughing (2017)
as Himself
Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour - Live (2015)
as Self
A Very Murray Christmas (2015)
as Chris Rock
Live from New York! (2015)
as Himself
Dancing in the Light: The Janet Collins Story (2015)
as Narrator
Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special (2015)
as Self
Top Five (2014)
as Andre
Eat Drink Laugh: The Story of The Comic Strip (2014)
as Himself
And the Oscar Goes To... (2014)
as
One Direction: This Is Us (2013)
as Himself
Grown Ups 2 (2013)
as Kurt McKenzie
Madly Madagascar (2013)
as Marty (voice)
12-12-12 The Concert for Sandy Relief (2012)
as Himself
Eddie Murphy: One Night Only (2012)
as Himself
Nantucket Film Festival's Comedy Roundtable (2012)
as Panelist
Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp (2012)
as Himself
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)
as Marty (voice)
What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012)
as Vic
2 Days in New York (2012)
as Mingus
Brooklyn Boheme (2012)
as Himself
I Ain't Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac (2012)
as HImself
Woody Allen: A Documentary (2011)
as Himself
Talking Funny (2011)
as Himself
Grown Ups (2010)
as Kurt McKenzie
Death at a Funeral (2010)
as Aaron
Back From Hell: A Tribute to Sam Kinison (2010)
as Self
Merry Madagascar (2009)
as Marty
Good Hair (2009)
as Himself
Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy (2009)
as Self
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
as Marty / Additional Zebras (voice)
Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger (2008)
as Himself
You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008)
as Taxi Driver
The Black List: Volume One (2008)
as Himself
Bee Movie (2007)
as Mooseblood (voice)
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2007)
as Himself
Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens (2007)
as Himself - Actor
I Think I Love My Wife (2007)
as Richard Cooper
Kings of Comedy USA (2006)
as Himself
Romanekian (2005)
as Himself
The Longest Yard (2005)
as Caretaker
Madagascar (2005)
as Marty (voice)
The Aristocrats (2005)
as Himself
Paparazzi (2004)
as Pizza Delivery Guy
Chris Rock: Never Scared (2004)
as Chris Rock
Before They Were Kings: Vol. 1 (2004)
as Himself
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley (2003)
as Various Characters (archive footage) (uncredited)
The Very Best America's Funniest Comedians (2003)
as
Head of State (2003)
as Mays Gilliam
Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003)
as Himself
Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! (2003)
as Himself
Comedian (2002)
as Himself
Bowling for Columbine (2002)
as Himself
Bad Company (2002)
as Jake Hayes/Kevin Pope/Michael Turner
America: A Tribute to Heroes (2001)
as Himself
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
as Chaka Luther King
Osmosis Jones (2001)
as Osmosis Jones (voice)
Best of the Chris Rock Show: Volume 2 (2001)
as
Pootie Tang (2001)
as JB / Radio DJ / Pootie's Father
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
as Comedian (voice)
Down to Earth (2001)
as Lance Barton
Judge Not: In Defense of Dogma (2001)
as Himself (Interviewee)
Def Comedy Jam, Vol. 7 (2000)
as
Nurse Betty (2000)
as Wesley
Whatever Happened to Micheal Ray? (2000)
as
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Rock (1999)
as Himself
Dogma (1999)
as Rufus
Best of the Chris Rock Show: Volume 1 (1999)
as
Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker (1999)
as Himself
Jackie's Back! (1999)
as Chris Rock
Torrance Rises (1999)
as Himself
Bad Boys of Saturday Night Live (1998)
as Himself / Various Characters
Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes (1998)
as Himself (archive footage)
Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
as Det.Lee Butters
Doctor Dolittle (1998)
as Rodney (voice)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman (1998)
as Himself / Various Characters
Beverly Hills Ninja (1997)
as Joey
Chris Rock: Bring the Pain (1996)
as Himself
Sgt. Bilko (1996)
as 1st Lt. Oster
The Immortals (1995)
as Deke
Panther (1995)
as Yuck Mouth
Chris Rock: Big Ass Jokes (1994)
as Himself
CB4 (1993)
as Albert / MC Gusto
Boomerang (1992)
as Bony T
New Jack City (1991)
as Pookie
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)
as Rib Joint Customer
Comedy's Dirtiest Dozen (1988)
as Himself
Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
as Playboy Mansion Valet
Krush Groove (1985)
as Person Standing Next to Club Phone During Fight (uncredited)
TNA: The 50 Greatest Moments ()
as Himself

Production Credits

Spiral: From The Book of Saw (2021)
Original Story
Spiral: From The Book of Saw (2021)
Executive Producer
Chris Rock: Tamborine (2018)
Writer
Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo (2015)
Director
Top Five (2014)
Director
Top Five (2014)
Writer
Rob Schneider: Soy Sauce and the Holocaust (2013)
Thanks
Death at a Funeral (2010)
Producer
Good Hair (2009)
Writer
Good Hair (2009)
Executive Producer
Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger (2008)
Writer
I Think I Love My Wife (2007)
Director
I Think I Love My Wife (2007)
Screenplay
I Think I Love My Wife (2007)
Producer
Chris Rock: Never Scared (2004)
Writer
Before They Were Kings: Vol. 1 (2004)
Writer
Head of State (2003)
Author
Head of State (2003)
Director
Head of State (2003)
Producer
Bowling for Columbine (2002)
Thanks
Pootie Tang (2001)
Producer
Down to Earth (2001)
Screenplay
Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker (1999)
Writer
Chris Rock: Bring the Pain (1996)
Writer
Chris Rock: Big Ass Jokes (1994)
Writer
CB4 (1993)
Story
CB4 (1993)
Screenplay
Co-Parenting ()
Director
Co-Parenting ()
Producer