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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 »


(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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 2010 Welcome to the Family (TV Movie)
 2008 Starting Under (TV Movie)
 2007 Pride
 2005 Lil' Pimp (Video)
Fruit Juice (voice)
 2003 Bad Santa
 2003 King of the Hill (TV Series)
- Racist Dawg (2003) ... Mack (voice)
 1999/I Life
Jangle Leg
 1997 The Wayans Bros. (TV Series)
- I Do... (1997) ... Shank
 1996 Reasons
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TV commercial for Pepsi (2003) See more »

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


6' 3" (1.91 m)

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[interview in Playboy, 12/04] Every time you see a black romance it's over-the-top. There always has to be extreme hostility between the sexes. He has to cheat. She has to show him how independently strong she is, not just as a woman but as a black woman. See more »


Starred in Soul Men alongside Isaac Hayes. Hayes died on August 10th, 2008 the day after Bernie's death 9th August, 2008. See more »


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