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Christopher Julius Rock III, simply known as Chris Rock, is an American comedian, screenwriter, television and film producer, as well as a voice actor. How rich is Chris Rock? According to the sources, Chris Rock’s net worth is estimated to be $70 million. Chris Rock accumulated most of his net worth due to his successful career as an actor and a comedian in the entertainment industry. Rock was voted as the fifth greatest stand-up comedian of all time by Comedy Central. Born in 1965, in Andrews, South Carolina, Chris Rock began his career by doing stand-up comedy in a New York comedy club “Catch a Rising Star” for several years, until he gained some local, and later nation, recognition.

Chris Rock Net Worth $70 Million

At the time Chris Rock was noticed and befriended by Eddie Murphy, who gave him his first role in a film “Beverly Hills Cop II”. In 1990, Rock joined the cast of a popular sketch comedy series titled “Saturday Night Live”, where he appeared next to Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, Chris Farley and David Spade. With the release of his first comedy album “Born Suspect” in 1991, Chris Rock began gaining public recognition, thus increasing his net worth. In 1993, Rock left SNL and instead appeared as a guest star on the sketch show “In Living Color”. After the cancellation of the show, Rock concentrated on stand-up comedy and released his first HBO comedy special “Big Ass Jokes”. However, it was his second stand-up special “Bring the Pain” released in 1996 that established him as one of the best comedians in the industry, and won him two Emmy Awards. Chris Rock later released two more comedy specials under HBO: “Bigger & Blacker” in 1999 and “Never Scared” in 2004, as well as his own talk show titled “The Chris Rock Show”. The show ran for five seasons, and became an instant success, gaining him critical acclaim, a total of three Emmy Awards and 15 nominations.

Chris Rock’s remarkable career as a stand-up comedian granted him a place in the movie entertainment as well. Rock appeared in a wide range of popular films such as “Beverly Hills Ninja” with Chris Farley, “Lethal Weapon 4” with Mel Gibson and Danny Glover, and “The Longest Yard” with Adam Sandler and Nelly. Rock’s 2010s appearances include movies “Death at a Funeral”, “Grown Ups” and “2 Days in New York”. In addition to his profitable career as a comedian and actor, Chris Rock significantly contributed to his net worth by producing a television series titled “Everybody Hates Chris”. The show ran for four seasons and was nominated for Golden Globe for Best TV Series, People’s Choice Award, and two Emmy Awards for costuming and cinematography. A well-known comedian and actor with an estimated net worth of $70 million, Chris Rock has also appeared in a variety of music videos and stage plays. In 1997, Rock published a book titled “Rock This!” that received a titled of the “National Bestseller”. Chris Rock currently resides in Alpine, New Jersey with his wife Malaak Compton Rock and their two daughters.


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Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Eat Drink Laugh: The Story of the Comic Strip 2014 Documentary executive producer
Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell 2012-2013 TV Series executive producer - 26 episodes
Death at a Funeral 2010 producer
Everybody Hates Chris 2005-2009 TV Series executive producer - 88 episodes
Good Hair 2009 Documentary producer
Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger - London, New York, Johannesburg 2008 TV Special documentary executive producer
I Think I Love My Wife 2007 producer
Chris Rock: Never Scared 2004 TV Special documentary executive producer
Head of State 2003 producer
The Hughleys 1998-2002 TV Series executive producer - 89 episodes
Pootie Tang 2001 producer
Down to Earth 2001 executive producer
The Chris Rock Show 1997-2000 TV Series executive producer - 35 episodes
Best of the Chris Rock Show 1999 TV Special producer
Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker 1999 TV Special documentary executive producer
Chris Rock: Bring the Pain 1996 TV Special documentary executive producer
Chris Rock: Big Ass Jokes 1994 TV Special documentary executive producer
HBO Comedy Half-Hour 1994 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
CB4 1993 co-producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
An Ode to Hannibal Buress 2016 Short Narrator (voice)
A Very Murray Christmas 2015 Chris Rock
Empire 2015 TV Series Frank Gathers
The Jim Gaffigan Show 2015 TV Series Chris Rock
Broad City 2015 TV Series Chris Rock
Top Five 2014 Andre Allen
Grown Ups 2 2013 Kurt McKenzie
A.N.T. Farm 2013 TV Series Chris Rock
Madly Madagascar 2013 Video short Marty (voice)
Louie 2011-2012 TV Series Chris Rock Chris
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted 2012 Marty (voice)
What to Expect When You're Expecting 2012 Vic
2 Days in New York 2012 Mingus
Grown Ups 2010 Kurt McKenzie
Death at a Funeral 2010 Aaron
Merry Madagascar 2009 TV Short Marty (voice)
Everybody Hates Chris 2005-2009 TV Series Narrator / Mr. Abbott
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa 2008 Marty / Additional Zebras (voice)
You Don't Mess with the Zohan 2008 Taxi Driver
Bee Movie 2007 Mooseblood (voice)
I Think I Love My Wife 2007 Richard Cooper
Madagascar 2005 Marty (voice)
The Longest Yard 2005 Caretaker
Paparazzi 2004 Pizza Delivery Guy
Head of State 2003 Mays Gilliam
The Bernie Mac Show 2003 TV Series Chris Rock
Pauly Shore Is Dead 2003 Chris Rock
Bad Company 2002 Jake Hayes / Kevin Pope / Michael Turner
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back 2001 Chaka Luther King
Osmosis Jones 2001 Osmosis Jones (voice)
A.I. Artificial Intelligence 2001 Comedian (voice)
Down to Earth 2001 Lance Barton
Disappearing Acts 2000 TV Movie TV Entertainer (uncredited)
DAG 2000 TV Series Chris Rock
Nurse Betty 2000 Wesley
Jackie's Back! 1999 TV Movie Chris Rock
Dogma 1999 Rufus
Lethal Weapon 4 1998 Detective Lee Butters
Doctor Dolittle 1998 Rodney (voice)
King of the Hill 1998 TV Series Roger 'Booda' Sack
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child 1997 TV Series Woody
Beverly Hills Ninja 1997 Joey
Homicide: Life on the Street 1996 TV Series Carver Dooley
Sgt. Bilko 1996 1st Lt. Oster
Martin 1996 TV Series Valentino Watson
The Moxy & Flea Show 1995 TV Series Flea
The Immortals 1995 Deke Anthony
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1995 TV Series Maurice / Jasmine
Panther 1995/I Yuck Mouth
In Living Color 1993-1994 TV Series Various / Cheap Pete
Stanley T in Da House 1993 TV Series Celebrity Guest
Saturday Night Live 1990-1993 TV Series Various Michael Jackson Nat X ...
CB4 1993 Albert MC Gusto
Boomerang 1992 Bony T
New Jack City 1991 Pookie
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka 1988 Rib Joint Customer
Miami Vice 1987 TV Series Carson
Beverly Hills Cop II 1987 Parking Valet
Krush Groove 1985 Person Standing Next to Club Phone During Fight (uncredited)

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 88th Annual Academy Awards 2016 TV Special special material written by
Top Five 2014 written by
BET Awards 2014 2014 TV Special writer
Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell 2012-2013 TV Series creator - 26 episodes
Everybody Hates Chris TV Series creator - 88 episodes, 2005 - 2009 story - 1 episode, 2005
Good Hair 2009 Documentary written by
Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger - London, New York, Johannesburg 2008 TV Special documentary written by
I Think I Love My Wife 2007 screenplay
The 77th Annual Academy Awards 2005 TV Special special material written by
Chris Rock: Never Scared 2004 TV Special documentary
Before They Were Kings: Vol. 1 2004 Video
MTV Video Music Awards 2003 2003 TV Special special material by
Head of State 2003 written by
Best of the Chris Rock Show: Volume 2 2001 TV Movie
Down to Earth 2001 screenplay
The Chris Rock Show 1997-2000 TV Series writer - 20 episodes
Best of the Chris Rock Show 1999 TV Special
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Rock 1999 TV Special documentary
MTV Video Music Awards 1999 1999 TV Special special material by
Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker 1999 TV Special documentary
Politically Incorrect 1996-1997 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
MTV Video Music Awards 1997 1997 TV Special special material by
Chris Rock: Bring the Pain 1996 TV Special documentary written by
Chris Rock: Big Ass Jokes 1994 TV Special documentary
In Living Color 1993-1994 TV Series special material - 2 episodes
CB4 1993 screenplay / story
Comedy's Dirtiest Dozen 1988 Documentary writer
Uptown Comedy Express 1987 TV Special

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Very Murray Christmas 2015 performer: "Do You Hear What I Hear?"
Penguins of Madagascar 2014 performer: "Afro Circus / I Like To Move It" / writer: "Afro Circus / I Like To Move It"
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted 2012 performer: "Afro Circus / I Like to Move It" / writer: "Afro Circus", "Afro Circus / I Like to Move It"
Everybody Hates Chris 2005-2009 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Rage 2008 TV Series 1 episode
I Think I Love My Wife 2007 lyrics: "All Night Long" / performer: "All Night Long" / writer: "F the Cracker"
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2003 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child 1997 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Space Jam 1996 performer: "Basketball Jones"
CB4 1993 writer: "The Mad Bohemians / Bag Heads / Overweight Lovers"

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo 2015 TV Special
Top Five 2014
I Think I Love My Wife 2007
Everybody Hates Chris 2006 TV Series 1 episode
Head of State 2003

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
1993 MTV Movie Awards 1993 TV Special creative consultant

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Louis C.K.: Live at the Comedy Store 2015 TV Special thanks
It's Never Just a Movie: Chris Rock and Top Five 2014 TV Movie documentary special thanks
Louis C.K. Oh My God 2013 TV Special documentary thank you
Breaking Night 2012 Short very special thanks
Louis C.K.: Live at the Beacon Theater 2011 Video documentary thanks
Nick DiPaolo: Raw Nerve 2011 TV Special documentary special thanks: comedy idol
Louis C.K.: Chewed Up 2008 TV Special documentary thanks
Louis C.K.: Shameless 2007 TV Special documentary personal thanks: from Louis C. K.
Uncensored Comedy: That's Not Funny! 2003 TV Movie documentary special thanks
Bowling for Columbine 2002 Documentary thanks
Who Is Chris Rock? 1989 Short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Ain't Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac 2011 Documentary Himself
American Masters 2006-2011 TV Series documentary Himself
Brooklyn Boheme 2011 Documentary Himself
The 65th Annual Tony Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Musical
The 77th Annual Drama League Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The Oprah Winfrey Show 1997-2011 TV Series Himself
Talking Funny 2011 TV Movie Himself
Saturday Night Live Backstage 2011 TV Special documentary Himself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 2010 TV Special Himself
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education 2010 TV Movie Himself
ES.TV HD 2010 TV Series Himself
The One Show 2010 TV Series Himself
Cubed 2010 TV Series Himself
Cedric the Entertainer's Urban Circus 2010 TV Special documentary Himself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2007-2010 TV Series Himself
2010 CMT Music Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1996-2010 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
2010 MTV Movie Awards 2010 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Alex Zane's GuestList 2010 TV Series Himself
Tomorrow Is Tonight 2010 TV Movie Himself
National Movie Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
Guys Choice 2010 TV Movie Himself
Rachael Ray 2010 TV Series Himself
Mark at the Movies 2010 TV Series Himself
Tavis Smiley 2007-2010 TV Series Himself
Real Time with Bill Maher 2003-2010 TV Series Himself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2010 2010 TV Special Himself
Close-Up 2010 TV Series Himself
41st NAACP Image Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
Back from Hell: A Tribute to Sam Kinison 2010 TV Special
Mike & Mike 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
TMZ on TV 2010 TV Series Himself
Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Sundance Skippy 2010 Documentary Himself
The Mark Twain Prize: Bill Cosby 2009 TV Movie Himself
Moving Pictures Live! 2009 TV Series Himself
6th Annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2009 TV Movie Himself
The Mo'Nique Show 2009 TV Series Himself
The Jay Leno Show 2009 TV Series Himself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2009 2009 TV Special Himself
The Movie Loft 2007-2009 TV Series Himself
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America 2009 TV Series documentary Himself / Himself - Comedian
Good Hair 2009 Documentary Himself
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2009 TV Special Himself
Bring Your 'A' Game 2009 Documentary short Himself - Comedian, Actor
Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy 2009 Documentary Himself
At the Movies 2008 TV Series Himself
Cartelera 2008 TV Series Himself
Xposé 2008 TV Series Himself
N.W.A.: The World's Most Dangerous Group 2008 TV Movie documentary Narrator (voice)
Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger - London, New York, Johannesburg 2008 TV Special documentary Himself
TV One on One 2008 TV Series Himself
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education 2008 TV Movie Himself
Imagine 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
New Heroes of Comedy 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
African American Lives 2008 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2008 TV Series Himself
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Stadium Arcadium 2007 Documentary Himself
HBO First Look 2001-2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project 2007 Documentary Himself
4th Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors 2007 TV Movie Himself
Costas Now 2007 TV Series Himself
Live Earth 2007 TV Special documentary Himself
Black Men: The Truth 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live in the '90s: Pop Culture Nation 2007 TV Special documentary Himself / Various
Making of Red Hot Chili Peppers' 'Hump de Bump' 2007 Video documentary short
Howard Stern on Demand 2007 TV Series Himself
Jerry Seinfeld: The Comedian Award 2007 TV Movie Himself
Inside the Actors Studio 2007 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1994-2007 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Shootout 2007 TV Series Himself
Building a Dream: The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
DP/30: Conversations About Movies 2007 TV Series Himself
Larry King Live 2006 TV Series Himself
Legends: Rodney Dangerfield 2006 TV Movie Himself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '06 2006 TV Special Himself
The 78th Annual Academy Awards 2006 TV Special Himself, in opening segment [pre-recorded] (uncredited)
37th NAACP Image Awards 2006 TV Special Himself - Winner
The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Johnny Cash: God's Gonna Cut You Down 2006 Video short Himself
2005 BET Comedy Awards 2005 TV Special Himself
The 2nd Annual BET Comedy Awards 2005 TV Special Himself
The Work of Director Mark Romanek 2005 Video documentary Himself - Interviewee
React Now: Music & Relief 2005 TV Movie Himself
Shelter from the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast 2005 TV Special Himself
Road to 'New Jack City' 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Weekends at the DL 2005 TV Series Himself
2005 MTV Movie Awards 2005 TV Special Himself - Presenter
106 & Park Top 10 Live 2005 TV Series Himself
Showtime Special: The Longest Yard 2005 TV Movie documentary Caretaker
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '05 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 77th Annual Academy Awards 2005 TV Special Himself - Host
Hyppönen Enbuske Experience 2005 TV Series Himself
60 Minutes 2005 TV Series documentary Himself - Comedian (segment "Chris Rock")
The Aristocrats 2005 Documentary Himself
BET Comedy Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
Howard Stern 1997-2004 TV Series Himself
The Graham Norton Effect 2004 TV Series Himself
The N Word 2004 Documentary Himself
Rocked with Gina Gershon 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Chris Rock: Never Scared 2004 TV Special documentary Himself
Tinseltown TV 2004 TV Series Himself
Before They Were Kings: Vol. 1 2004 Video Himself
Oh, What a Lovely Tea Party 2004 Documentary Himself
Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! 2003 TV Special documentary Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 2003 2003 TV Special Himself - Host
Chappelle's Show 2003 TV Series Himself
V Graham Norton 2003 TV Series Himself
The 17th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
The Sound of 'A.I.' 2002 Video documentary short Himself (voice)
Comedian 2002 Documentary Himself
NWA: Total Nonstop Action 2002 TV Series Himself
Last Call with Carson Daly 2002 TV Series Himself - Guest
NBC 75th Anniversary Special 2002 TV Special Himself
Heroes of Black Comedy 2002 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Inside TV Land: African Americans in Television 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Best of the Chris Rock Show: Volume 2 2001 TV Movie Himself
Judge Not: In Defense of Dogma 2001 Video documentary short Himself
America: A Tribute to Heroes 2001 TV Special documentary Himself
The Big Schmooze 2001 TV Series Himself
Rove Live 2001 TV Series Himself
The Chris Rock Show 1997-2000 TV Series Himself - Host / Various / Himself
The 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2000 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series & Nominee: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program
The Remarkable Journey 2000 TV Series Himself
Sugar Shane Mosley After Party 2000 Documentary short Himself
Whatever Happened to Micheal Ray? 2000 TV Movie documentary Narrator (voice)
Best of the Chris Rock Show 1999 TV Special Himself
The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1999 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program and Nominated: Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Music Program
The Mark Twain Prize: Richard Pryor 1999 TV Movie Himself
Torrance Rises 1999 Short Himself
MTV Uncensored 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live 25 1999 TV Special documentary Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 1999 1999 TV Special Himself - Host
The Howard Stern Radio Show 1999 TV Series Himself
Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker 1999 TV Special documentary Himself
American Fashion Awards 1999 TV Special
The 71st Annual Academy Awards 1999 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Sound Effects Editing
1999 Essence Awards 1999 TV Special Himself
The 40th Annual Grammy Awards 1998 TV Special Himself
The 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1998 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and Nominated: Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program
Lethal Weapon 4: Cast and Crew Interviews 1998 Video documentary short Himself
Mr. Show with Bob and David 1998 TV Series Himself
Kids Are Punny 1998 TV Movie Himself (voice)
1998 VH1 Fashion Awards 1998 TV Special Himself
Bravo Profiles: The Entertainment Business 1998 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: 5 1998 TV Movie Himself
Comic Relief VIII 1998 TV Special Himself
Essence Awards 1998 TV Special Himself
Elmopalooza! 1998 TV Special Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996-1998 TV Series Himself
Pure Lethal!: New Angles, New Scenes, and Explosive Outtakes 1998 Video documentary short Himself
The 19th Annual CableACE Awards 1997 TV Special Himself
The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1997 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special and Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program & Nominated: Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program
The Gift of Song 1997 TV Movie Himself
Politically Incorrect 1997 TV Series Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 1997 1997 TV Special Himself - Host
MTV Video Music Awards 1996 1996 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Biography 1996 TV Series documentary Himself
Chris Rock: Bring the Pain 1996 TV Special documentary Himself
Def Comedy Jam 1996 TV Series Himself - Comedian
Martin 1996 TV Series Himself
State of the Union: Undressed 1996 TV Movie Himself
1996 Billboard Music Awards 1996 TV Special Himself - Host
Comic Relief VII 1995 TV Special documentary Himself
Def Comedy Jam: Primetime 1994 TV Special documentary Himself
Chris Rock: Big Ass Jokes 1994 TV Special documentary Himself
HBO Comedy Half-Hour 1994 TV Series Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989-1994 TV Series Himself
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1993 TV Series Himself
The Howard Stern Show 1992 TV Series Himself
Who Is Chris Rock? 1989 Short Himself
Showtime at the Apollo 1987-1989 TV Series Himself
Comedy's Dirtiest Dozen 1988 Documentary Himself
The Late Show 1987 TV Series Himself
Uptown Comedy Express 1987 TV Special Himself
Todd vs. High School Documentary post-production
Dying Laughing 2016 Documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live 1991-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Host / Himself - Presenter / ...
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2016 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2010-2016 TV Series Himself
The 88th Annual Academy Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - Host
Cop Show 2016 TV Series Himself
Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour Live 2015 Video Himself
The 18th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor: Celebrating Eddie Murphy 2015 TV Movie Himself - Presenter
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot 2014-2015 TV Series Himself
Global Citizen Festival 2015 TV Movie Himself
Unsung Hollywood 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1994-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - Top Ten List Presenter: #5 / Himself - Top Five / ...
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel 2015 TV Series Himself - Commentator
Live from New York! 2015 Documentary Himself - Featuring
2015 MTV Movie Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - Nominee
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2015 2015 TV Special Himself
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2015 TV Series Himself - Hosting Hopeful
Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs 2015 TV Special Himself
Extra 2003-2015 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special 2015 TV Special Himself
The Eric Andre Show 2015 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2007-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - Top Five
Cancer, it's in the System 2015 Documentary Himself
The Meredith Vieira Show 2014 TV Series Himself - Top Five
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series Himself / Himself - Hashtag the Dancing Panda / Himself - Presenting Top 5 Halloween Costumes
CBS This Morning 2014 TV Series Himself - Top Five
The Daily Show 2001-2014 TV Series Himself
Made in Hollywood 2009-2014 TV Series Himself
The Wendy Williams Show 2009-2014 TV Series Himself / Himself - Top Five
The Insider 2014 TV Series Himself - Top Five / Himself
The View 2005-2014 TV Series Himself / Himself - Top Five
Live with Kelly and Michael 2005-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Today 1990-2014 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Countdown to the Hollywood Film Awards 2014 TV Special Himself
Hollywood Film Awards 2014 TV Special Himself
The Approval Matrix 2014 TV Series Himself - Special Guest
Inside Edition 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
BET Awards 2014 2014 TV Special Himself - Host
Chelsea Lately 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Park Bench with Steve Buscemi 2014 TV Series Himself
American Comedy Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Carson Award Presenter
Iverson 2014 Documentary Himself
Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards 2014 2014 TV Special Himself
Real Husbands of Hollywood 2013 TV Series Himself
12-12-12 2013 Documentary Himself
Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell 2012-2013 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
One Direction: This Is Us 2013 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee 2013 TV Series Himself
Good Morning America 2011-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Diners, Drive-ins and Dives 2013 TV Series Himself
The Bracket 2013 TV Series Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2005-2013 TV Series Himself
2013 MTV Movie Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Presenter
12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
Eddie Murphy: One Night Only 2012 TV Movie Himself
Nantucket Film Festival's Comedy Roundtable 2012 TV Movie Himself - Panelist
Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp 2012 Documentary Himself
Charlie Rose 1996-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2010-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Woody Allen: A Documentary 2012 Documentary Himself
A Family Affair: Bringing 'Lethal Weapon' to Life 2012 Video documentary short Himself
Maximum Impact: The Legacy of 'Lethal Weapon' 2012 Video documentary short Himself
Psycho Pension: The Genesis of 'Lethal Weapon' 2012 Video documentary short Himself
Pulling the Trigger: Expanding the World of 'Lethal Weapon' 2012 Video documentary short Himself
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2008-2012 TV Series documentary Himself
The Graham Norton Show 2010-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
The 2012 Comedy Awards 2012 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2012 TV Movie Himself - Presenter
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2012 2012 TV Special Himself
Rencontres de cinéma 2012 TV Series Himself
The Announcement 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 84th Annual Academy Awards 2012 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Animated Film
Inside Comedy 2012 TV Series Himself
Tosh.0 2012 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Democracy Now! 2016 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2014-2016 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 TV Series Himself - Heads Up America PSA
Extra 2014-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - Top Five
Charlie Rose 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Inside Edition 2014-2015 TV Series documentary Himself / Himself - Top Five
The Meredith Vieira Show 2015 TV Series Himself
The Drunken Peasants 2015 TV Series Himself
The Insider 2014-2015 TV Series Himself
The 87th Annual Academy Awards 2015 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
Saturday Night Live: Thanksgiving Special 2014 TV Special Rapper (segment "Nikey Turkey")
Chelsea Lately 2014 TV Series Himself
And the Oscar Goes To... 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live: Thanksgiving 2013 TV Special Various (uncredited)
Movie Guide 2013 TV Series Kurt McKenzie
Vanilla Ice Archive 2012 Documentary
The Graham Norton Show 2012 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2012 TV Series Himself
The 2011 Comedy Awards 2011 TV Special Himself
TNA Wrestling: The History of TNA, Year 1 2007 Video documentary Himself
100 Greatest Stand-Ups 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
TNA Wrestling: The 50 Greatest Moments 2006 Video documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Commercial Parodies 2005 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tom Hanks 2004 TV Special Himself / Various
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments 2004 TV Movie Himself
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Christopher Walken 2004 TV Special Delivery Man (uncredited)
The Best of 'So Graham Norton' 2004 Video Himself
100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time 2004 TV Mini-Series Himself #5
MTV Europe Music Awards 2003 2003 TV Special Himself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2003 TV Series Himself
Uncensored Comedy: That's Not Funny! 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
60 Minutes 2003 TV Series documentary Himself - Comedian
Bowling for Columbine 2002 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Headliners & Legends: Chris Rock 2001 TV Movie Himself
Bamboozled 2000 Himself (uncredited)
Me, Myself & Irene 2000 Stand-Up Comedian on TV (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: Game Show Parodies 2000 TV Special Kevin Stubbs (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Rock 1999 TV Special documentary Himself / Various Characters
SNL: 25 Years of Music 1999 TV Movie Whoopi Goldberg
Behind the Music 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley 1998 TV Special documentary Various Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman 1998 TV Special documentary Himself / Various Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Steve Martin 1998 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
The Bad Boys of Saturday Night Live 1998 TV Special documentary Himself / Various Characters
Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes 1998 TV Special documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 1992 TV Special Long Dong Silver (uncredited)
Best of Saturday Night Live: Special Edition 1992 Video Himself
Saturday Night Live Goes Commercial 1991 TV Special Various Characters (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Outstanding Screenplay (Original or Adapted), Motion Picture Top Five (2014)
2015 Creative Impact in Comedy Award Palm Springs International Film Festival Top Five (2014)
2014 Hollywood Film Award Hollywood Film Awards Comedy of the Year Top Five (2014)
2014 Spotlight Award National Board of Review, USA Top Five (2014)
2009 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger - London, New York, Johannesburg (2008)
2006 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Comedy Album For the album "Never Scared."
2006 Blimp Award Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite Voice from an Animated Feature Madagascar (2005)
2006 Wannabe Award Kids' Choice Awards, USA
2005 BET Comedy Award BET Comedy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Theatrical Film The Longest Yard (2005)
2003 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 12 March 2003. At 7021 Hollywood Blvd.
2001 Special Award ShoWest Convention, USA Comedy Star of the Year
2000 American Comedy Award American Comedy Awards, USA Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special (Leading or Supporting) Network, Cable or Syndication Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker (1999)
1999 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program The Chris Rock Show (1997) · Tom Agna
· Vernon Chatman
· Louis C.K.
· Lance Crouther
· Gregory Greenberg
· Ali LeRoi
· Steve O'Donnell
· Frank Sebastiano
· Chuck Sklar
· Jeff Stilson
· Wanda Sykes
· Mike Upchurch
1999 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Supporting Actor - Action/Adventure Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
1997 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special Chris Rock: Bring the Pain (1996) · Michael Rotenberg (executive producer)
· Sandy Chanley (executive producer)
· Tom Bull
1997 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program Chris Rock: Bring the Pain (1996)
1997 CableACE CableACE Awards Entertainment Host The Chris Rock Show (1997)
1995 CableACE CableACE Awards Stand-Up Comedy Special HBO Comedy Half-Hour (1994) · Tom Bull (producer)
· Sandy Chanley (producer)
· Keith Truesdell (director)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo (2015)
2016 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Special Class Program The Oscars (2016) · David Hill (produced by)
· Reginald Hudlin (produced by)
· Michael B. Seligman (supervising producer)
2016 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports - Specials Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo (2015)
2015 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Outstanding Actor, Motion Picture Top Five (2014)
2015 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Outstanding Director, Motion Picture Top Five (2014)
2015 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor in a Comedy Movie Top Five (2014)
2015 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture Top Five (2014)
2015 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Host in a Talk, Reality, News/Information or Variety Series BET Awards 2014 (2014)
2015 Entertainer of the Year Award Image Awards
2015 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Comedic Performance Top Five (2014)
2014 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Comedic Movie Actor
2013 BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012) · Ben Stiller
· David Schwimmer
· Jada Pinkett Smith
· Frances McDormand
· Jessica Chastain
· Bryan Cranston
· Martin Short
· Sacha Baron Cohen
· Tom McGrath
· Cedric the Entertainer
· Andy Richter
· Frank Welker
· Conrad Vernon
· Chris Miller
2013 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Actor 2 Days in New York (2012)
2013 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Voice Performance Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)
2013 Blimp Award Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)
2012 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actor: Comedy What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012)
2012 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Voice Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)
2010 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actor: Comedy Death at a Funeral (2010)
2010 Documentary Screenplay Award Writers Guild of America, USA Good Hair (2009) · Jeff Stilson
· Lance Crouther
· Chuck Sklar
2009 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger - London, New York, Johannesburg (2008) · Marty Callner (produced by)
· Randall Gladstein (produced by)
2009 Gotham Independent Film Award Gotham Awards Best Documentary Good Hair (2009) · Jeff Stilson
· Kevin O'Donnell
· Nelson George
· Jenny Hunter
2006 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite On-Screen Match-Up The Longest Yard (2005) · Adam Sandler
2006 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Funny Male Star
2006 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Comedian
2006 WGA Award (TV) Writers Guild of America, USA New Series Everybody Hates Chris (2005) · Aron Abrams
· Rodney Barnes
· Craig DiGregorio
· Alyson Fouse
· Howard Gewirtz
· Ali LeRoi
· Courtney Lilly
· Gregory Thompson
· Kriss Turner
2005 BET Comedy Award BET Comedy Awards Best Performance in an Animated Theatrical Film Madagascar (2005)
2005 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Chemistry The Longest Yard (2005) · Adam Sandler
2005 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Comedian
2004 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special Chris Rock: Never Scared (2004) · Michael Rotenberg (executive producer)
· Joel Gallen (executive producer)
2004 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program Chris Rock: Never Scared (2004)
2004 BET Comedy Award BET Comedy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Box Office Movie Head of State (2003)
2004 BET Comedy Award BET Comedy Awards Outstanding Directing for a Box Office Movie Head of State (2003)
2004 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Film: Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted) Head of State (2003) · Ali LeRoi
2004 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Comedian
2003 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actor - Comedy Head of State (2003)
2003 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Comedian
2001 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series The Chris Rock Show (1997) · Michael Rotenberg (executive producer)
· Nancy Geller (executive producer)
· Sue Fellows (co-executive producer)
· Ali LeRoi (supervising producer)
· Jeff Stilson (supervising producer)
· Liz Stanton (producer)
2001 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program The Chris Rock Show (1997) · Tom Agna (writer)
· Lance Crouther (writer)
· Nick Di Paolo (writer)
· Daniel Dratch (writer)
· Ali LeRoi (writer)
· John Marshall (writer)
· Steve O'Donnell (writer)
· Frank Sebastiano (writer)
· Jeff Stilson (writer)
· Wanda Sykes (writer)
· Bryan H. Tucker (writer)
· Mike Upchurch (writer)
2001 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Theatrical - Best Supporting Actor Nurse Betty (2000)
2001 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Performance in a Variety Series/Special The Chris Rock Show (1997)
2000 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker (1999)
2000 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series The Chris Rock Show (1997) · Michael Rotenberg (executive producer)
· Nancy Geller (executive producer)
· Sue Fellows (co-executive producer)
· Jeff Stilson (supervising producer)
· Liz Stanton
2000 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker (1999) · Michael Rotenberg (executive producer)
· Sandy Chanley (executive producer)
· Tom Bull
2000 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker (1999)
2000 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program The Chris Rock Show (1997) · Tom Agna
· Vernon Chatman
· Louis C.K.
· Lance Crouther
· Nick Di Paolo
· Ali LeRoi
· Steve O'Donnell
· Chuck Sklar
· Jeff Stilson
· Halsted Sullivan
· Wanda Sykes
· Mike Upchurch
2000 American Comedy Award American Comedy Awards, USA Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) Network, Cable or Syndication The Chris Rock Show (1997)
2000 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Performance in a Variety Series/Special Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker (1999)
2000 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Host or Performer in a Variety, Musical, or Comedy Series The Chris Rock Show (1997)
2000 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Host or Performer of a Variety, Musical, or Comedy Special Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker (1999)
1999 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Music Program The Chris Rock Show (1997)
1999 American Comedy Award American Comedy Awards, USA Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) Network, Cable or Syndication The Chris Rock Show (1997)
1999 American Comedy Award American Comedy Awards, USA Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special (Leading or Supporting) Network, Cable or Syndication Comic Relief VIII (1998)
1999 American Comedy Award American Comedy Awards, USA Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
1999 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
1999 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Performance in a Variety Series/Special The Chris Rock Show (1997)
1999 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Breakthrough Male Performance Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
1999 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Comedic Performance Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
1999 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Host or Performer in a Variety, Musical, or Comedy Series The Chris Rock Show (1997)
1998 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program The Chris Rock Show (1997) · Louis C.K.
· Lance Crouther
· Jon Hayman
· Paul Kozlowski
· Ali LeRoi
· Chuck Sklar
· Jeff Stilson
· Wanda Sykes
· Steve O'Donnell
· Gregory Greenberg
1998 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Performance in a Variety Series/Special The Chris Rock Show (1997)
1998 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Performance in a Youth or Children's Series/Special Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (1995)
1997 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program Politically Incorrect (1993) · Chris Kelly (head writer)
· Franklyn Ajaye (writer)
· Scott Carter (writer)
· Christopher Case Erbland (writer)
· Al Franken (writer)
· Jon Hotchkiss (writer)
· Arianna Huffington (writer)
· Hayes Jackson (writer)
· Brian Jacobsmeyer (writer)
· Bill Kelley (writer)
· Billy Martin (writer)
· Bill Maher (writer)
· Ned Rice (writer)
· Geoff Rodkey (writer)
· Mike Rotman (writer)
· Jeff Stilson (writer)
· Danny Vermont (writer)
· Eric Weinberg (writer)

TitleSalary
Lethal Weapon 4 (1998) $2,000,000
New Jack City (1991) $11,000
Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) $600

#Fact
1 Signed a $40 million contract with Netflix to stream two new live stand up comedy specials.[October 2016].
2 Friends with Bernie Mac.
3 Linked romantically to actress Megalyn Echikunwoke (February 2016).
4 He dedicated Chris Rock: Never Scared (2004), the recording of a stand-up performance he did at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., to the memory of three people: his father, Julius Rock; Monteria Ivey, comic radio personality and announcer for The Chris Rock Show (1997); and Stan Sandler, father of his friend Adam Sandler.
5 Release of the book, "Chris Rock" by Anne M. Todd. [2006]
6 Release of his book, "Rock This!" [1997]
7 Release of the book, "Chris Rock" by Stephen Feinstein. [2008]
8 He and his wife welcomed their second daughter, Zahra Savannah, on May 22, 2004. [May 2004]
9 Both his father and grandfather were preachers.
10 Born in Andrews, South Carolina (small town near Myrtle Beach, SC), then moved to New York.
11 Comedian Sherrod Small is his cousin and close friend.
12 Lives in Alpine, New Jersey.
13 Has called singer Sade "the most beautiful woman in the world.".
14 Formerly held the world record for having the largest audience during a live-comedy performance when he performed in front of 15,900 people in London in May 2008. The record was broken by Mario Barth in July 2008.
15 His older half-brother, Charles, died in February 2006.
16 Son of Julius Rock and Rose Rock.
17 Supported Senator Barack Obama's bid to win the Democratic nomination for the 2008 presidential election.
18 Began his first-ever tour of Britain in January 2008.
19 Attended the opening of Oprah Winfrey's school in South Africa.
20 Is a big Woody Allen fan.
21 He has six younger siblings, Andre, Tony Rock, Brian (a minister), Kenny Rock, Andi, and Jordan.
22 Was considered for the role of Huggy Bear in Starsky & Hutch (2004).
23 During his monologue at the The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005), he quipped, "If you want Russell Crowe, and all you can get is Colin Farrell, wait!" Coincidentally, Oliver Stone pursued Crowe for the title role of Alexander (2004), yet ended up casting Farrell in the part instead. The film turned out to be one of the most critically panned movies that year.
24 Was good friends with Chris Farley.
25 Is close friends with Jerry Seinfeld, Adam Sandler, David Spade, and Mario Joyner.
26 Is a fan of the TV series Seinfeld (1989) and has been known to make references to the show in many of his stand-up routines.
27 Points to Eddie Murphy as his role model and inspiration for taking up comedy and acting.
28 Has the rare distinction of being in two movies that opened on the same day in the U.S.: The Longest Yard (2005) and Madagascar (2005) (May 27, 2005). Both of them stayed at the two top spots at the box office the following weeks, knocking down the last installment of the Star Wars saga, Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005). Both became members of the $100 million club.
29 Hosted the The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005) on February 27, 2005, and, despite concerns over the content of his monologue, he mostly kept it clean.
30 In 1993, Paramount offered him the role of Lamont Sanford in a purposed film update of Sanford and Son (1972). He called the idea "insane" and, because of his affection for the late Redd Foxx, lobbied to have the production halted. It was.
31 Enjoys a wide range of music such as Jay Z, Red Hot Chili Peppers, DMX, Boy George, Elvis Costello, Eminem, and Smashing Pumpkins.
32 Second daughter, Zahra Savannah, born 22 May 2004.
33 Chosen as #5 in Comedy Central's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time (April 2004).
34 His wife, Malaak Compton, was featured in "Redbook Magazine" as one of the winners of the 2002 Mothers & Shakers Awards. Malaak is the founder and executive director of StyleWorks, a nonprofit, full-service salon that provides free services for women leaving welfare and entering the work force.
35 Was voted the funniest person in America by Entertainment Weekly.
36 12 March 2003: Received star on Hollywood Walk of Fame.
37 Older brother of Tony Rock, Kenny Rock, and Jordan Rock.
38 Daughter, Lola Simone, born 28 June 2002 in New York City.
39 Has written a book, "Rock This," and released two comedy albums.
40 Discovered by Eddie Murphy.

#Quote
1 Jada boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna's panties. I wasn't invited. [on Jada Pinkett Smith's refusal to attend the 88th Academy Awards / Dolby Theatre 28 February 2016]
2 [on hosting the Oscars] I didn't want to do it at first, they offered it to me a few times. I thought the risk was too big next to the rewards, but it was a conscious decision to have a big year. I also wanted to get some offers and stop writing movies, we ended up getting a high rating and it was fast show. There's no more pressure in show business than that first seven minutes of monologue, that is it, your whole life is on the line.
3 to the black students: you are black when you're black and in show business if you're not making history you're not making anything you're really not, your making history at every step every forward movement is history everything Eddie Murphy did was history the stuff Will Smith is doing right now is history I have been blessed with opportunities to do things that men so much better than me and so much smarter than me that never got the chance to do, to everybody else, show business is a hard job if it was easy everybody would be doing it and no one is entitled to any of it I'm a pee on to what David Geffen can do or Jeffrey Katzenberg can do, when you're in show business Spielberg, Geffen, Bruckheimer and maybe four other people everybody's else is auditioning for the rest of their lives, I am auditioning I got a movie coming out right now and when that movie comes out I am officially unemployed and it don't mean nothing until I got something else coming out
4 I probably, I might be the only black comedian in the country who hasn't gay-bashed. Ever. Like ever, ever!
5 [hosting the 2005 Academy Awards] Black movies don't have real names. They get names Iike 'Barbershop'. That's not a name. That's just a location. Barbershop. Cookout. Car Wash. You know, Laundromat's coming soon. And after that, Check-Cashing Place.
6 Does having a wife and kids change your life? Yes. but only in the best way. It gives you weight and authority. It also makes you closer to the audience because the audience is married and has kids. People without kids know nothing about kids. Jokes about your kids are always better than jokes about your brother's kids. Married guys know more about women than single guys. Single guys have girlfriends. Girlfriends are always auditioning, always on their best behavior. Wives are like Supreme Court justices - they do whatever the fuck they want.
7 [on the Saturday Night Live (1975) sketch that got Chris Farley noticed] 'Chippendales' was a weird sketch. I always hated it. The joke of it is, basically, 'We can't hire you because you're fat.' There's no turn there. There's no comic twist to it. It's just fucking mean. A more mentally together Chris Farley wouldn't have done it, but Chris wanted so much to be liked. As funny as that sketch was and as many accolades as he got for it, it's one of the things that killed him. It really is. Something happened right then.
8 I used to have horrible cars that would always end up broken down on the highway. When I tried to flag someone down, nobody stopped. But if I pushed my own car, other drivers would get out and push with me. If you want help, help yourself - people like to see that.
9 I was bused to a school in Gerritsen Beach in Brooklyn in 1972. I was one of the first black kids in the history of the school. There were parents with signs: NIGGER GO HOME. For all intents and purposes, the United States had been practicing apartheid until '68. I was spit on every day. I had water balloons with piss thrown at me. I was fucking Carrie (1976).
10 You know the world is going crazy when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy, the tallest guy in the NBA is Chinese, the Swiss hold the America's Cup, France is accusing the U.S. of arrogance, Germany doesn't want to go to war, and the three most powerful men in America are named 'Bush', 'Dick', and 'Colon'.
11 [on Louis C.K.'s late success] I feel like I'm James Brown, and Jimi Hendrix was in my band. He was just some kid I used to beat up, and now he's back, and he's Jimi Hendrix. Is he better than me? I don't know, maybe. He used to write for so many people. "I'm going to L.A. and take some pitch meetings, write some shows." Dude, write for yourself, I would constantly tell him. And some people are funny older than they are younger. Rodney Dangerfield was that. Redd Foxx was that - had careers as young people but when they got older, it was, like, this guy's hysterical. And Louie, at 44, it's the sweet spot for him.
12 Dude, people love Grown Ups (2010). I don't care what the critics say. Who won the Academy Award this year? The Artist (2011)? Hey, "The Artist" was great. "Grown Ups" is better than "The Artist," and it's better than "The Artist" 'cause the audience says so. No film critic's going to say it, but "Madagascar 3" is better than "The Artist," and it's better because it makes people feel better. That's ultimately what it boils down to. Carrot Top's better than Mort Sahl. Is he a better writer? Are we going to jot down Carrot Top's prose 100 years from now? I'm not saying that. What I'm saying is, Carrot Top makes people feel better than Mort Sahl ever made people feel.
13 Nobody's about saving anymore. No one cares about a rainy day anymore. Nobody saves up enough for even an umbrella for a rainy day. It's sad. It really is a new form of slavery. We used to work to be able to afford material things. Now we work FOR these things. They're the boss. That house you can't afford, that car that's out of your price range, that cellphone that drains your bank account - that's your boss.
14 (On his short-lived job at Red Lobster) The thing about Red Lobster is that if you work there, you can't afford to eat there. You're making minimum wage. A shrimp costs minimum wage. I cleaned up after the kids. Kids don't eat. I used to zero in on a kid. 'Don't touch that scallop. Please don't touch that scallop.'
15 Every comedian has a moment in his life when he realizes he's a little bit different from everyone else. It's like being the only guy in a movie who sees the ghost. The ghost talks to you and you talk to him. Then you turn to your friend and say, "Hey. Do you see that ghost?" And he says, "What ghost?"
16 [about Charles S. Dutton's criticism of Martin (1992)] Is Charles Dutton funny? Huh? At the end of the day, no. He's not. Charles Dutton is not as funny as Martin Lawrence. Now, I got nothing against Charles Dutton... but let's be truthful here. If Roc (1991) was funny, it would be on the air... But Charles Dutton is always preaching. How can you say someone has a negative image? You're A Murderer!
17 I'm much closer to Mort Sahl and George Carlin and Sam Kinison... It is what it is. - on being compared to Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy.
18 I pride myself on being the guy who can do Def Comedy Jam (1992) and Charlie Rose (1991). And do well on both.
19 For me, anything goes when I pick up a mike. I'm not trying to hurt people - I try not to get too personal - but I look at myself as a reporter. If you can report on anything that has to do with pop culture, then why can't I make jokes about it? Yes, it hurts. But I figure that laughter sometimes starts from pain. You might wince, but then I know that I'm doing my job. The only thing I can do wrong is not be funny.
20 My life was Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995). I would get beat up every day, called "nigger" and spit on. You get used to it. I couldn't fight back, I was so outnumbered, so I would just stand there and take it. The worst part is that, after a while, your spirit is broken. I'd go to my parents and say, "Take me out of here. But they thought it was a better school. I guess it toughened me up. - on being a Black student in a predominately White school
21 I think what kind of person you are during success is who you are. It's easy to be nice in failure and when you're broke - then you really need a lot of help from people. But after you win some money, that's the person you really are, because now you can be mean to people. You can act like an asshole. I've seen people trip out again and again. A lot of times this behavior, when you're up, will determine if you get another shot someday, because things in this business always go down. I want them to say, "He was a nice guy during the whole process. He never did the entourage thing." Because that ain't funny. It's annoying.
22 I thought, hopefully this will be better than other HBO specials, and I'll get whatever rewards come with that. Maybe somebody will want me to do a sitcom - if I'm lucky. Next thing they were talking about it on C-Span, and I'm like, Huh? My only goal was to do a show that was good enough that when I played a club, I wouldn't have to promote it on radio. - on the success of Chris Rock: Bring the Pain (1996)
23 The only reaction that frightens me is people not laughing. It's extraordinary to me when you get a laugh. That you can go in front of a bunch of people you never met before, you can say some stuff and they all laugh in unison - that's amazing. It's a miracle.
24 Nobody's good. I hate it. I truly hate it. I mean, there's a lot of guys doing stuff I admire, but stand-up-wise I feel very alone. I really miss [Bill] Hicks. I wish I could have put him on my show. And I really miss Sam [Kinison] a lot. Richard [Pryor]'s sick... It's like you get here and then, oh wait a minute, there's nobody here any more. I feel like the guy who finally got into Studio 54, three years too late, "Duh, where are all the famous people?"
25 It's the worst script I've ever gotten. The rap group was called Nubian Nation Pussy Patrol! I'd have been happier getting an envelope full of anthrax. - on receiving the script for Marci X (2003).
26 I was directing it for the wrong reasons, maybe out of fear. - on Head of State (2003).
27 You want to track Hollywood careers, look in the real estate section. You see a guy buy a house that costs $6 million, and you can literally start counting the days until he starts doing crappy movies.
28 I shouldn't be able at this late date to go into a club and be better than guys who are there every night. Nobody really wants to be a stand-up, they want to get on TV. Everybody wants to be Seinfeld (1989), nobody wants to be Jerry Seinfeld.
29 There's no interference in stand-up. It's all the things it's hard to get in film: I get to have a wife, I get to have kids. I get to be sexual. I get to grow. I get to be a man.
30 I think if I were to get as big as I could get, it does change your mind-state. I think like the little man. I think like the underdog. I don't want to change that.
31 At home, [we play] a lot of Disney stuff -- _Raven [Raven-Symoné], _ High School Musical (2006) (TV)_ soundtrack. My kids love Beyoncé Knowles, but there are a few songs I can't let them listen to -- they're so materialistic! They're all about chinchilla coats and BBS Slims [cell phone]. I'd rather have them listening to a protest song!
32 It's no different. It's not like I ever cursed around my mother or anything. I never had a hard time turning it on and off. It's like you enter another country - sometimes you're in a cursing country and then you're in a kid's country.
33 I don't think my comedy is that political. It's more social. But whatever. When you make comedy and you do stand-up, you work alone. Movies have to go under so much scrutiny. A stand-up special is a vision, and a movie is a consensus in a lot of ways.
34 Women would rule the world - if only they'd stop bitchin' about each other.
35 I like talking about subjects that aren't funny in the first place and making them funny. So anything down and depressing is something I'll talk about.
36 "I was raised to believe that you had to do things better than white people in order to succeed. The old black shows were better than the white shows. The Jeffersons (1975) was a lot better. Good Times (1974) was way funnier. Sanford and Son (1972). Now, though, everyone thinks we're equal, so we submit the same s... that everyone else submits. And then we get mad when they won't air it. You got to go back to the old attitude of it has to be twice as good".
37 The material comes from whenever you realize that you and someone else have something in common. So any conversation you've had more than once, anything you see happening to you that you see happening to a friend, you go, 'Hmmm, that's a situation I can make funny.'
38 I just remember that whenever I got really mad or passionate, like in an argument, people would laugh, and I'd be dead serious. It would happen a lot. So it was like, 'Gee, I've got something here.'
39 "I'm a rap comedian the same way Bill Cosby is a jazz comedian, Cosby's laid back. I'm like, bang, bang bang, right into it".
40 It's weird with stand-up comedy. It doesn't really translate worldwide. I want to figure out how do I make it worldwide. Do a special in Africa. Can't beat that. Pull that off, then I will have done something.
41 I love my life, but I don't think I'm any happier than my younger brother Andre, who drives a garbage truck.
42 I'm like the Hulk on stage. It's way over the top. That's Bizarro Chris. Sometimes I get off stage and go "What did I say?!" I'll watch one of my [stand-up] specials a year later and go "Eww, that was mean.
43 I always say there's no more little girls, just boys with (breasts). Girls act like boys nowadays. Teenage girls, they go after boys. They're predatory just like boys. My goal is to keep my girls, girls.
44 All people naturally hate. My kid bites people now. I didn't teach my kid to bite anybody. Kids say mean stuff. Only through love do we get this evil out of them. Only through love and structure and discipline do they not hate. The kids that hate didn't learn anything, that's the problem.
45 If you live with a single parent, you don't see compromise. You witness a grown person living in a world where they do what they want to do. When you are raised by two parents, you are constantly watching compromise take place. Just by observing that, it made me a better person.
46 I used to watch my father go to work every day and come home and be so beat. We had seven kids. I always wondered what he really wanted to do. Now that I'm older and have my own kids, I realize there's nothing better than to work for your kids. I'm sure he got more gratification from his work than I do. My father was feeding his kids every week, paying the heating bills. If he didn't work, then it didn't get done. There's a tremendous amount of gratification from that. And a tremendous amount of pressure, too.
47 I'm happy if everybody else is. I'm a big brother, the oldest. If you're happy and I'm not, I'm cool with that. If I'm happy and you're not, I'm sad.
48 I'm more patient. I'm less of a recluse. I've been on TV for a long freaking time, and it can definitely isolate you. You get to where you only have things in common with people in the business, and kids open you up to a new world. You have something in common with just about everybody. I think I'm a better artist. Everything I've done since I've had kids is better than the stuff I did before I had kids.
49 I love having somebody there - that companion thing. You know who you're going to eat with, who you're going to see a movie with.
50 I've been married for 10 years and, you know, it's hard, you spruce it up and you go places. How do you spruce up anything? Artificially. You go places and do things.
51 The best part is just having a partner. There is no real worst part. I'm not going to say there's a worst part. I mean I'm a comedian - comedians like to work alone. So maybe I'm not the ideal guy to be married to, in that sense.
52 Guys play characters that won't grow up and something catastrophic happens and they have to grow up to save the day -- that's pretty much what today's comedy is about,
53 I'm a nerd. I'm a little guy...the last guy you'd expect in a romantic movie.
54 You know, just right place right time, lucked up. Thank God for animation. I can turn down a lot of movies now.
55 I don't write jokes first. I write down topics. I think of what I want to talk about, and then I write the jokes--they don't write me...And even if you don't think it's funny, you won't think it's boring. You might disagree, but you'll listen. And maybe even laugh as you disagree.
56 Now that I have children, I realize taking care of my children is more fun than anything in the whole world.
57 I always say about my daughters, they save me from my miserable self. They take me out, you know, a comedian, you could live in your head a lot. And you're writing and you're doubting. But when I'm with my kids and my family, it's all about them.
58 America is the most powerful country in the world and I think every intelligent country should be concerned about what's going on here. I've got no beef with Brits objecting to our election outcome. I applaud that. I'll tell you right now, Americans don't care about what's going on in other countries.
59 People want comedians to be funny. I mean I love Jim Carrey in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) but it ain't a better performance than in Dumb & Dumber (1994). I can do serious roles sometimes in other people's movies but not in one of my own. I don't wanna ask my fans to come and not laugh at me: 'Hey! Come on, let's go see Chris Rock not be funny!'
60 I never wanted to churn it out. Comedians tend to work all the time. They never put it down like musicians who might make an album then take three or four years off to recharge their batteries. Comedians tend to work straight through and they get stale because of that. Even when I didn't have a lot of money I never ever did it unless I had something new to say.
61 Hollywood's just not funny. You walk around and think 'Where's the funny at?' It's not there - all there is is a bunch of directors and actors walking around. I like going into a diner and meeting real people. Funny is where the real people are.
62 I like the tradition of the Oscars. I like that some of the greatest comedians ever have hosted the show.
63 How do I say this without sounding like an egomaniac?. I don't know a comedian that sells more seats than me in the red states and blue states, so I don't see where I have to change that much.
64 I'm never proper or careful, but I never curse in front of my mother, either.
65 A man is basically as faithful as his options.
66 "It's my real name. My mother's name is Rose Rock. It was the worst name as a kid to have. They called me Piece of the Rock, Plymouth Rock, Joe Rockid, and Flintstones. Now they call me MISTER Rock".
67 I love music. Music is the soundtrack to the crappy movie that is my life.
68 Don't exercise much. It's not really funny. Jim Carrey looks like he's in pretty good shape, but traditionally, funny guys have never been buff. Why do people do yoga? It clears their minds. I embrace the clutter in my head. I like it. What funny guy's got it all together?

#Trademark
1 Catchphrase: "Yeah, I said it!"
2 Jokes about Racism and black stereotypes
3 His Goatee
4 Very angry whilst doing stand up Walks up and down the stage Shouts a lot
5 His high-pitched delivery

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