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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)
Paula Edda Klein ...
 Tonya (66 episodes, 2006-2009)
 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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Inspired by Chris Rock's life...as a kid. See more »




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Release Date:

22 September 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alle hassen Chris  »

Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


[repeated line]
Rochelle Rock: [after finding out Chris has done something wrong]
Rochelle Rock: Chris!
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Referenced in House of Carters: Everybody Hates Carter (2006) See more »

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Great for kids and good for adults who can relate
28 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

I'm in the same wavelentht with Chris, being 40 and busing to my own "Corleone JHS" mines was Brooklyn's Hudde JHS. In reality the crap that Chris would have endured would have been between 1978~80. The racial tension was heavier then. My 14 y/o son enjoys the show and so do I. Why do I think they chose to use 1982 as the main time line? Is because before 82' nothing was really going on in sense of music and fashion. We were more into the funky wear and funky music like the Commadores. Chris does a great job reminding us of what Brooklyn was like. I hope it stays on for awhile.

Do or Die Bed Sty! :)

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