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Bernie Mac

Bernie Mac young

Birth Date

October 5, 1957

Nationality

United States

Sun Sign

Libra

Natural hair color

Black

Eye color

Brown

Height

6 ft 2 in | 189 cm

Bernie Mac young photos

Weight

82 kg | 180 lbs

Shoe size

Not available

Early acting career First film Breakthrough

Bernie Mac was born in Chicago, Illinois, United States, on October 5, 1957, was an American actor and comedian.

Young Bernie Mac first started performing at Regal Theater and Chicago parks.

He began his professional career as a stand-up comedian in Chicago's Cotton Club.

He made his big screen debut in romantic drama film Ice Castles (1978) in role as Himself.

He got his television debut on HBO's Def Comedy Jam (1992).

Bernie's breakthrough performance came as Bernie "Mac" McCullough in Fox sitcom The Bernie Mac Show (2001-2006).

Best Movies

He played Frank Catton in Ocean's movie series, directed by Steven Soderbergh:

Ocean's Eleven (2001)

Ocean's Twelve (2004)

Ocean's Thirteen (2007)

He won a Black Reel Award for Best Actor, Musical or Comedy for his role as Stan Ross in sports comedy movie Mr 3000 (2004).

House Party 3 (1994) comedy in role as Uncle Vester

Friday (1995) drama comedy opposite Ice Cube and Chris Tucker

Bad Santa (2003) drama comedy with Billy Bob Thornton

Guess Who (2005) comedy romance with Ashton Kutcher and Zoë Saldaña

Transformers (2007) science fiction action in role as Bobby Bolivia, a used cars salesman

Old Dogs (2009) comedy with John Travolta and Robin Williams

Soul Men (2008) musical comedy with Samuel L. Jackson

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003) action comedy in role as Jimmy Bosley

Pride (2007) sports drama with Terrence Howard

Get on the Bus (1996) drama directed by Spike Lee

He starred in stand-up comedy documentary film The Original Kings of Comedy (2000).

TV Shows

He was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and he won four NAACP Image Awards for his performance as Bernie "Mac" McCullough in the Fox sitcom The Bernie Mac Show (2001-2006).

He played Uncle Bernie in sitcom Moesha (1996–1999).

He portrayed Bundini Brown in television film Don King: Only in America (1997).

Facts

Graduated from Chicago Vocational High School in 1975.

Attended Jesuit High School in Tampa, Florida.

Was a Chicago White Sox fan.

He won the Miller Lite Comedy Search in 1990, at the age of 32.

Released his books: "I Ain't Scared of You: Bernie Mac on How Life Is" (2001) and "Maybe You Never Cry Again" (2003).

He was a close friend with actor Robin Harris.

Bernie died on August 9, 2008, Chicago, Illinois, United States, at age of 50.

Relationships

He was married to Rhonda McCullough (1977-2008), they had one daughter, JeNiece.

Quotes

"The Bernie Mac Show" is my life. It's the truth, and I'm not ashamed of a minute, an hour, or a second of my life.

When I get a chance to play golf or go on a boat with good people, take the boat out and put some lobsters on the grill, get the ice - cold beer and the cigars - that's heaven here on earth.

I'm not a star, and I don't want to be a star. Stars fall. I'm an ordinary guy with an extraordinary job.

I came from a place where there wasn't a lot of joy.

My comedy comes from pain. I can't stand to see someone hurting.

Fear is not one of my attributes.

I'm funny. I'm a comedian. I'm not a clown.

I love who I am. I love what I've become.

I know doing movies is where I need to be. That's where my audience wants to see me.

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