Bernie Mac (1957–2008)


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Bernard Jeffrey McCollough was born in 1957 in Chicago, the son of Mary McCullough and Jeffery Harrison. He grew up in the city, 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 ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 50) in Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 12 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

The Bernie Mac Show Bernie 'Mac' McCullough
(2001-2006)
Guess Who Percy Jones
(2005)
Ocean's Eleven Frank Catton
(2001)
Bad Santa Gin
(2003)

Filmography

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 2009/I Old Dogs
Jimmy Lunchbox
 2008 Starting Under (TV Movie)
Bernie
 2008 Soul Men
Floyd Henderson
 2008 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
Zuba (voice)
 2007 Transformers
Bobby Bolivia
 2007 Ocean's Thirteen
Frank Catton
 2007 Pride
Elston
 2001-2006 The Bernie Mac Show (TV Series)
Bernie 'Mac' McCullough
- Bernie's Angels (2006) ... Bernie 'Mac' McCullough
- Growing Pains (2006) ... Bernie 'Mac' McCullough
- It's Never as Bad as the First Time (2006) ... Bernie 'Mac' McCullough
- Spinning Wheels (2006) ... Bernie 'Mac' McCullough
- Who's Your Mama? (2006) ... Bernie 'Mac' McCullough
 2005 Inspector Gadget's Biggest Caper Ever (Video)
Gadget Mobile (voice)
 2005 Guess Who
Percy Jones
 2005 Lil' Pimp (Video)
Fruit Juice (voice)
 2004 Ocean's Twelve
Frank Catton
 2004 Mr. 3000
Stan
 2003 Bad Santa: Outtakes (Video short)
Gin
 2003 Bad Santa
Gin
 2003 Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
Jimmy Bosley
 2003 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Mack
- Racist Dawg (2003) ... Mack (voice)
 2003 Head of State
Mitch Gilliam
 2001 Ocean's Eleven
Frank Catton
 1996-1999 Moesha (TV Series)
Uncle Bernie
- Had to Be You (1999) ... Uncle Bernie
- Hello, What's This? (1998) ... Uncle Bernie
- Homecoming (1998) ... Uncle Bernie
- A House Is Not a Home (1998) ... Uncle Bernie
- (Grand)Poppa Don't Take No Mess (1997) ... Uncle Bernie
 1999/I Life
Jangle Leg
 1998 The Players Club
Dollar Bill
 1997 Don King: Only in America (TV Movie)
Bundini Brown
 1997 How to Be a Player
Buster
 1997 B*A*P*S
Mr. Johnson
 1997 Booty Call
Judge Peabody
 1997 The Wayans Bros. (TV Series)
Shank
- I Do... (1997) ... Shank
 1996 Reasons
 1996 Get on the Bus
Jay
 1995 Friday
Pastor Clever
 1995 The Walking Dead
Ray
 1994 Above the Rim
Flip
 1994 House Party 3
Uncle Vester
 1993 Who's the Man?
G-George
 1992 Mo' Money
Club Doorman
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Print ads for the American Dairy Farmers and Milk Producers "got milk?" milk mustache campaign. (2003-04) See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

6' 2½" (1.89 m)

Spouse:

Rhonda McCullough  (his death)  (1 child)

Parents:

McCullough, Mary | Harrison, Jeffery
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Personal Quote:

[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 »

Trivia:

He was hospitalized with pneumonia on August 1, 2008. False rumors of his death spread widely. His publicist, Danica Smith insisted he would make a full recovery. Unfortunately, Mac took a turn for the worse. He died August 9, 2008, from complications of pneumonia. See more »

Trademark:

Wore a hat at least once in almost all of his films See more »

Nickname:

Mac-Man

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