Michael Clarke Duncan (1957–2012)

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Michael Clarke Duncan was born on December 10, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois. Raised by his single mother, Jean, a house cleaner, on Chicago's South Side, Duncan grew up resisting drugs and alcohol, instead concentrating on school. He wanted to play football in high school, but his mother wouldn't let him, afraid that he would get hurt. He then turned... See full bio »

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Known For

The Green Mile John Coffey
Sin City Manute
Armageddon Bear


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 2015/I The Challenger
 2013 Saints Row IV (Video Game)
Benjamin King (voice, credit only)
 2013 Ultimate Spider-Man (TV Series)
- Guardians of the Galaxy (2013) ... Groot (voice)
 2013 From the Rough
 2013 A Resurrection
 2012 The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange (TV Series)
Chunkee Cheeses / Marshmallow King
- Lords of Fruitbush (2012) ... Chunkee Cheeses
- Marshmalia (2012) ... Marshmallow King (voice)
 2012 In the Hive
Mr. Hollis
 2006-2012 Family Guy (TV Series)
Black Co-Worker / Fozzie Bear / Boy on Mushrooms
- Ratings Guy (2012) ... Black Co-Worker (voice)
- The Tan Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2007) ... Fozzie Bear (voice)
- Stu & Stewie's Excellent Adventure (2006) ... (voice)
- You May Now Kiss the... Uh... Guy Who Receives (2006) ... Boy on Mushrooms (voice)
 2012 The Finder (TV Series)
Leo Knox
- The Boy with the Bucket (2012) ... Leo Knox
- Voodoo Undo (2012) ... Leo Knox
- The Inheritance (2012) ... Leo Knox
- The Conversation (2012) ... Leo Knox
- The Last Meal (2012) ... Leo Knox
 2011 Legend of Kung Fu Rabbit
Slash (voice)
 2011 Green Lantern
Kilowog (voice)
 2011 Mystery Girl (TV Movie)
'Big Jim' Nelson
 2011 Cross (Video)
 2011 Bones (TV Series)
Leo Knox
- The Finder (2011) ... Leo Knox
 2010 Redemption Road
 2008-2009 Two and a Half Men (TV Series)
Jerome Burnett
- The Two Finger Rule (2009) ... Jerome Burnett
- The Mooch at the Boo (2008) ... Jerome Burnett
 2009 Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li
Balrog / Bison (Japan)
 2009 The Slammin' Salmon
Cleon Salmon
 2008 Chuck (TV Series)
- Chuck Versus the First Date (2008) ... Colt
 2008 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (TV Series)
Coach Little
- Benchwarmers (2008) ... Coach Little
 2008 American Crude
 2008 Kung Fu Panda
Commander Vachir (voice)
 2008 Delgo
Elder Marley (voice)
 2007 Slipstream
Mort / Phil Henderson / Patrolman
 2007 God of War II (Video Game)
Atlas (voice)
 2005-2007 Loonatics Unleashed (TV Series)
- The Hunter (2007) ... Massive (voice)
- Acmegeddon: Part 2 (2006) ... Massive (voice)
- Acmegeddon: Part 1 (2006) ... Massive (voice)
- Stop the World I Want to Get Off (2005) ... Massive (voice)
 2007 The Last Mimzy
Nathanial Broadman
 2006 Air Buddies (Video)
Wolf (voice)
 2006/II One Way
The General
 2006 School for Scoundrels
 2006 Saints Row (Video Game)
Benjamin King (voice)
 2006 Brother Bear 2 (Video)
Tug (voice)
 2006 Minoriteam (TV Series)
- Balactus: Part II (2006) ... Balactus (voice)
- Balactus: Part I (2006) ... Balactus (voice)
 2005 The Suffering: Ties That Bind (Video Game)
Blackmore (voice)
 2003-2005 The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius (TV Series)
Commander Baker
- My Big Fat Spy Wedding (2005) ... Commander Baker (voice)
- Operation: Rescue Jet Fusion (2003) ... Commander Baker (voice)
 2005 Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story (Video)
The Stork (voice)
 2005 The Island
Starkweather Two Delta / Jamal Starkweather
 2005 Dinotopia: Quest for the Ruby Sunstone
Stinktooth (voice)
 2005 CSI: NY (TV Series)
Quinn Sullivan
- The Closer (2005) ... Quinn Sullivan
 2005 The Golden Blaze (Video)
Thomas Tatum / Quake (voice)
 2005 Sin City
 2005 Teen Titans (TV Series)
Krall / Hayden
- Cyborg the Barbarian (2005) ... Krall / Hayden (voice)
 2005 George Lopez (TV Series)
Dr. Holland
- George to the Third Power (2005) ... Dr. Holland
 2005 Racing Stripes
Clydesdale (voice)
 2004 Pursued
 2004 Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone (Video Game)
Slaad Lord Ygorl (voice)
 2004 The Fairly OddParents (TV Series)
- Crash Nebula (2004) ... Rockwell (voice)
 2004 Static Shock (TV Series)
Rashid 'The Rocket' Randall
- Linked (2004) ... Rashid 'The Rocket' Randall (voice)
 2004 George and the Dragon
 2004 D.E.B.S.
Mr. Phipps
 2003 The Proud Family (TV Series)
- Smackmania 6: Mongo vs. Mama's Boy (2003) ... Mongo (voice)
 2003 Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time (TV Movie)
Future Wade (voice)
 2003 Brother Bear (Video Game)
Tug (voice)
 2003 SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALs (Video Game)
SEAL Operative WARDOG (voice, as Michael Clark Duncan)
 2003 R. Kelly: The R. in R&B - The Video Collection (Video)
Henchman (segment "Down Low")
 2003 Brother Bear
Tug (voice)
 2003 George of the Jungle 2 (Video)
Mean Lion (voice)
 2003 Spider-Man (TV Series)
Wilson Fisk / The Kingpin
- Royal Scam (2003) ... Wilson Fisk / The Kingpin (voice)
 2003 Daredevil
Wilson Fisk / The Kingpin
 2002 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Coach Webb
- The Son Also Roses (2002) ... Coach Webb (voice)
 2002 The Scorpion King
 2001 They Call Me Sirr (TV Movie)
Coach Griffin
 2001 Planet of the Apes
 2001 Cats & Dogs
Sam (voice)
 2001 See Spot Run
 2000 Star Trek: Klingon Academy (Video Game)
Opening Movie Klingons (voice)
 2000 Soldier of Fortune (Video Game)
Hawk (voice)
 2000 The Whole Nine Yards
Frankie Figs
 1999 The Green Mile
John Coffey
 1999 Sister, Sister (TV Series)
Big Earl
- Before There Was Hip Hop... (1999) ... Big Earl
 1999 Breakfast of Champions
Eli (as Michael Duncan)
 1999 The Underground Comedy Movie
Gay Virgin
 1998 A Night at the Roxbury
Roxbury Bouncer (as Michael 'Big Mike' Duncan)
 1998 Armageddon
 1998 Arli$$ (TV Series)
Lucian Balboa
- Fans First (1998) ... Lucian Balboa
 1998 Bulworth
Bouncer (as Michael 'Big Mike' Duncan)
 1998 The Players Club
Bodyguard (as Big Mike Duncan)
 1998 Caught Up
 1997 Built to Last (TV Series)
- A Family Affair (1997)
 1997 Living Single (TV Series)
Security Guard
- High Anxiety (1997) ... Security Guard (as Michael 'Big Mike' Duncan)
 1997 Back in Business
Huge Guard
 1997 The Wayans Bros. (TV Series)
Big Mike
- I Do... (1997) ... Big Mike (as Michael C. Duncan)
 1997 Sparks (TV Series)
- Self Defense (1997) ... Frank
 1997 The Jamie Foxx Show (TV Series)
- Little Red Corvette (1997) ... Inmate (as Michael C. Duncan)
 1996 Skwids (TV Series)
Body Builder
 1995-1996 The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat (TV Series short)
- The Fuzzy Bunny Show/The Milky Way (1996) ... Voices (uncredited)
- Felix in Nightdrop Land/Shocking Story (1995) ... Voices (uncredited)
- The Earth Heist/Attack of the Tacky (1995) ... Voices (uncredited)
- Noah's Nightclub/Felix's Gold Score/Forever Rafter (1995) ... Voices (voice, uncredited)
 1996 Weird Science (TV Series)
Cardinal Carnage
- Men in Tights (1996) ... Cardinal Carnage
 1995 Panic in the Park (Video Game)
Security Guard
 1995 Married... with Children (TV Series)
- Flight of the Bumblebee (1995) ... Bouncer
 1995 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series)
- Bourgie Sings the Blues (1995) ... Tiny (uncredited)
 1995 The Bold and the Beautiful (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2050 (1995) ... Slash
- Episode #1.2045 (1995) ... Slash
 1995 Friday
Craps Player (uncredited)
 1995 Renegade (TV Series)
- Living Legend (1995) ... Shaka
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Worked as a bouncer at the World Famous Admiral Theatre in Chicago. He played a priest in a "Like a Prayer" dance number because of his size and had to lift the star up over his head. Mike was given books about speaking and acting from his boss who encouraged him to pursue acting. See more »

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1 Portrayal | 2 Interviews | 6 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Big Mike Duncan | Michael 'Big Mike' Duncan | Michael C. Duncan | Michael Clark Duncan | Michael Duncan


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[on The Green Mile (1999)] I think the toughest scene for me to film was the two dead girls, simply because I had a lot of crying to do, a lot of howling to do, and it really drained me. See more »


He attended Alcorn State University in Mississippi, but dropped out to support his family when his mother became ill. Duncan had an older sister named Judith. Duncan also worked as a security guard for a theatre troupe. See more »


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