Bernie Mac young
October 5, 1957
6 ft 2 in | 189 cm
82 kg | 180 lbs
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).
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).
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).
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.
He was married to Rhonda McCullough (1977-2008), they had one daughter, JeNiece.
"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.