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Michael Clarke Duncan (1957–2012)

Michael Clarke Duncan was born on December 10, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois. Raised by his single mother, Jean, a house cleaner, on Chicago's South Side, Duncan grew up resisting drugs and alcohol, instead concentrating on school. He wanted to play football in high school, but his mother wouldn't let him, afraid that he would get hurt. He then turned... See full bio »

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 2013 Saints Row IV (Video Game)
Benjamin King (voice, credit only)
 2013 Ultimate Spider-Man (TV Series)
- Guardians of the Galaxy (2013) ... Groot (voice)
 2011 Green Lantern
Kilowog (voice)
 2011 A Crush on You (TV Movie)
'Big Jim' Nelson
 2011 Cross (Video)
 2011 Bones (TV Series)
Leo Knox
- The Finder (2011) ... Leo Knox
 2008 Chuck (TV Series)
 2008 Delgo
Elder Marley (voice)
 2007 Slipstream
Mort / Phil Henderson / Patrolman
 2007 God of War II (Video Game)
Atlas (voice)
 2005-2007 Loonatics Unleashed (TV Series)
- The Hunter (2007) ... Massive (voice)
- Acmegeddon: Part 2 (2006) ... Massive (voice)
- Acmegeddon: Part 1 (2006) ... Massive (voice)
 2006 Air Buddies (Video)
Wolf (voice)
 2006/II One Way
The General
 2006 Saints Row (Video Game)
Benjamin King (voice)
 2006 Brother Bear 2 (Video)
Tug (voice)
 2006 Minoriteam (TV Series)
- Balactus: Part II (2006) ... Balactus (voice)
- Balactus: Part I (2006) ... Balactus (voice)
 2005 The Suffering: Ties That Bind (Video Game)
Blackmore (voice)
 2005 CSI: NY (TV Series)
Quinn Sullivan
- The Closer (2005) ... Quinn Sullivan
 2005 The Golden Blaze (Video)
Thomas Tatum / Quake (voice)
 2005 Sin City
 2005 Teen Titans (TV Series)
Krall / Hayden
- Cyborg the Barbarian (2005) ... Krall / Hayden (voice)
 2005 Racing Stripes
Clydesdale (voice)
 2004 Pursued
 2004 Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone (Video Game)
Slaad Lord Ygorl (voice)
 2004 The Fairly OddParents (TV Series)
- Crash Nebula (2004) ... Rockwell (voice)
 2003 The Proud Family (TV Series)
 2003 Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time (TV Movie)
Future Wade (voice)
 2003 Brother Bear (Video Game)
Tug (voice)
 2003 Socom II: U.S. Navy Seals (Video Game)
SEAL Operative WARDOG (voice, as Michael Clark Duncan)
 2003 R. Kelly: The R. in R&B - The Video Collection (Video)
Henchman (segment "Down Low")
 2003 Brother Bear
Tug (voice)
 2003 George of the Jungle 2 (Video)
Mean Lion (voice)
 2003 Spider-Man (TV Series)
Wilson Fisk / The Kingpin / Kingpin
- Royal Scam (2003) ... Wilson Fisk / The Kingpin (voice)
- Keeping Secrets (2003) ... Kingpin
 2002 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Coach Webb
- The Son Also Roses (2002) ... Coach Webb (voice)
 2001 They Call Me Sirr (TV Movie)
Coach Griffin
 2001 Cats & Dogs
Sam (voice)
 2000 Soldier of Fortune (Video Game)
Hawk (voice)
 1999 Breakfast of Champions
Eli (as Michael Duncan)
 1998 A Night at the Roxbury
Roxbury Bouncer (as Michael 'Big Mike' Duncan)
 1998 Armageddon
 1998 Arli$$ (TV Series)
Lucian Balboa
- Fans First (1998) ... Lucian Balboa
 1998 Bulworth
Bouncer (as Michael 'Big Mike' Duncan)
 1998 The Players Club
Bodyguard (as Big Mike Duncan)
 1998 Caught Up
 1997 Built to Last (TV Series)
- A Family Affair (1997)
 1997 Living Single (TV Series)
Security Guard
- High Anxiety (1997) ... Security Guard (as Michael 'Big Mike' Duncan)
 1997 The Wayans Bros. (TV Series)
Big Mike
- I Do... (1997) ... Big Mike (as Michael C. Duncan)
 1997 Sparks (TV Series)
- Self Defense (1997) ... Frank
 1997 The Jamie Foxx Show (TV Series)
- Little Red Corvette (1997) ... Inmate (as Michael C. Duncan)
 1996 Skwids (TV Series)
Body Builder
 1995 Panic in the Park (Video Game)
Security Guard
 1995 Married with Children (TV Series)
- Flight of the Bumblebee (1995) ... Bouncer
 1995 The Bold and the Beautiful (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2045 (1995) ... Slash
 1995 Friday
Craps Player (uncredited)
 1995 Renegade (TV Series)
- Living Legend (1995) ... Shaka
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Other Works:

TV commercial for Lincoln Town Car (2002) See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 6 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Big Mike Duncan | Michael 'Big Mike' Duncan | Michael C. Duncan | Michael Clark Duncan | Michael Duncan


6' 4½" (1.94 m)

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My sister [Judith] used to say I had a frail chest and she'd beat me up all the time. See more »


He attended Alcorn State University in Mississippi, but dropped out to support his family when his mother became ill. Duncan had an older sister named Judith. Duncan also worked as a security guard for a theatre troupe. See more »


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