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 / ... (54 episodes, 2005-2009)
 Ms. 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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Did You Know?


Tichina Arnold who plays Rochelle and Tisha Campbell who plays Peaches Clarkson in a few episodes both stared as best friends on the comedy show Martin. On Everybody Hates Chris, Arnold's character can't stand Campbell's character who plays Chris' dream girl, Tasha Clarkson's mother because she is loud and is an ex-con. See more »


In many episodes, the adult narrator Chris makes references to 1990s and 2000s pop culture. The series is set in the 1980s, but the narrator is in the present day looking back on his childhood. See more »


Rochelle Rock: I'm gonna slap the black off of you!
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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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