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Bernie Mac (1957–2008)


Bernard Jeffrey McCollough was born in Chicago in 1957. He grew up in Chicago, in a rougher neighborhood than most others, with a large family living under one roof. This situation provided him with a great insight into his comedy, as his family, and the situations surrounding them would be what dominated his comedy. Mac worked in the Regal ... See full bio »

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(age 50) in Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 12 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 2010 Welcome to the Family (TV Movie)
Narrator
 2008 Starting Under (TV Movie)
Bernie
 2007 Pride
Elston
 2005 Lil' Pimp (Video)
Fruit Juice (voice)
 2003 Bad Santa
Gin
 2003 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Mack
- Racist Dawg (2003) ... Mack (voice)
 1999/I Life
Jangle Leg
 1997 The Wayans Bros. (TV Series)
Shank
- I Do... (1997) ... Shank
 1996 Reasons
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Show Show Producer (3 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (5 credits)
Show Show Self (56 credits)
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Other Works:

TV commercial for Nike (2003) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 7 Interviews | 20 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

. . . The Bernie Mac Show (2001) is my life. It's the truth, and I'm not ashamed of a minute, an hour, or a second of my life . . . See more »

Trivia:

He was a close friend of Robin Harris. See more »

Trademark:

Wears a hat at least once in almost all of his films See more »

Nickname:

Mac-Man

Star Sign:

Libra

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