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Everybody Hates Chris 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (2005–2009)
A young African American teen attempts to survive with his dysfunctional family and his all white school in the 1980s.

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Ali LeRoi, Chris Rock
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 7 wins & 50 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Terry Crews ...  Julius 88 episodes, 2005-2009
Tichina Arnold ...  Rochelle 88 episodes, 2005-2009
Tequan Richmond ...  Drew 88 episodes, 2005-2009
Imani Hakim ...  Tonya 88 episodes, 2005-2009
Vincent Martella ...  Greg Wuliger 88 episodes, 2005-2009
Tyler James Williams ...  Chris 88 episodes, 2005-2009
Chris Rock ...  Narrator / ... 88 episodes, 2005-2009
Travis T. Flory ...  Joey Caruso / ... 54 episodes, 2005-2009
Jacqueline Mazarella ...  Ms. Morello / ... 48 episodes, 2005-2009
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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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If he wasn't picked on he'd have no material. See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Everybody Hates Chris See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

A significant amount of the recurring characters are played by actors/actresses from notable African-American sitcoms. Tichina Arnold, who plays Rochelle played Pamela "Pam" James in Martin (1992). Antonio Fargas who took on the role as Doc in the show played Huggy Bear in Starsky and Hutch (1975) (which was mentioned in the show). Todd Bridges, who is most remembered as Willis in Diff'rent Strokes (1978), plays Monk. Ernest Thomas, known for his role as Roger 'Raj' Thomas in What's Happening!! (1976) and What's Happening Now! (1985) plays the funeral director, Mr. Omar. Jackée Harry, who plays Vanessa had a major role in two sitcoms. She played Sandra Clark in 227 (1985) (which show was also mentioned in the show) and Lisa Landry in Sister, Sister (1994).Jimmie Walker , who played Rochelle's father, was best known for playing JJ Evans on Good Times. (1974). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Rochelle Rock: [after finding out Chris has done something wrong]
[shouting]
Rochelle Rock: Chris!
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A show about Chris Rock's childhood
22 September 2005 | by SonicStuartSee 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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