Everybody Hates Chris (2005–2009)

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A young African American teen attempts to survive with his dysfunctional family and his all white school in the 1980s.


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Series cast summary:
 Julius (88 episodes, 2005-2009)
 Rochelle (88 episodes, 2005-2009)
 Drew (88 episodes, 2005-2009)
 Tonya (88 episodes, 2005-2009)
 Greg Wuliger (88 episodes, 2005-2009)
 Chris (88 episodes, 2005-2009)
 Narrator / ... (88 episodes, 2005-2009)
 Joey Caruso (50 episodes, 2005-2009)
 Vivian Morello (48 episodes, 2005-2009)


Motivated by his childhood experiences, Emmy Award-winner/actor/comedian Chris Rock narrates this very hilarious and touching story of a teenager growing up as the oldest of three children in Brooklyn, NY, in 1982. 1982 is the year that Chris (Tyler James Williams) turns 13. Filled with dreams of being a cool teenager, Chris moves with his family from the projects to the "Bed-Stuy: Do or Die" neighborhood. As the family's emergency adult while his parents are working, he's responsible for taking care of his younger brother Drew (Tequan Richmond), who's taller and more confident than Chris, and sister Tonya (Imani Hakim), who gets all the parents' attention. Chris' rough, cost-conscious father Julius (Terry Crews) works numerous jobs to properly support his family. Sassy mom Rochelle (Tichina Arnold) runs the household on a tight budget, is very strict, and works part-time in a small real estate office. With his mom determined to see him in a good school, though Drew and Tonya go to ... Written by Alex Madison <ThatSoRaven2905>

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Release Date:

22 September 2005 (USA)  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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Although the show is based on Chris Rock's family and childhood, the family's last name is never stated on the show or in any publicity materials. See more »


When Chris is in a local store, a new version of the Cheetos brand bag is visible when the show takes place years before the bag change. See more »


[repeated line]
Rochelle Rock: [after finding out Chris has done something wrong]
Rochelle Rock: Chris!
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Featured in The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2006) See more »

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A show about Chris Rock's childhood
22 September 2005 | by (Kansas City, MO) – See all my reviews

"Everybody Hates Chris" is another one of the best new comedies of 2005! The show is about Chris Rock's life as 13 year old and how he thought being a teenager was going to be fun when it turns out that it wasn't what he expected it to be and it shows on how he grew up in Brooklyn, New York with his younger brother and sister and his strict, hard-working parents. At first when I heard about this show I thought it was going to be a show where Chris Rock was playing a TV sitcom dad or something. It's really funny! Chris Rock is in the show but he is narrating the show while Tyler James Williams plays the 13 year old version of Chris Rock. Looks like UPN could have hit with this one. This is a hilarious show about most of Chris Rock's childhood life. At first when I read about this show before I saw ads for the show, I thought it was going to be a typical sitcom where it's based on a comedian who's a family man or something similar to any other sitcom that revolves around a comedian, but this is more original.

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