Chris Tucker Biography (1972-)

Born August 31, 1972, in Atlanta, GA; son of Norris and Mary Tucker; children: Chris, Jr. Addresses: Manager: Tracy Kramer, Toltec Artists, 6353 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90028.; Publicist: Samantha Mast, Rogers & Cowan Public Relations, 1888 Century Park East, Suite 500, Los Angeles, CA 90067.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Stand–up comedian, actor
Birth Details
August 31, 1972
Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Johnny Booze, House Party 3, New Line Cinema, 1994
  • Bodyguard, Panther, Gramercy, 1995
  • Skip, Dead Presidents, Buena Vista, 1995
  • Smokey, Friday, New Line Cinema, 1995
  • Beaumont Livingston, Jackie Brown (also known as Rum Punch), Miramax, 1997
  • DJ Ruby Rhod, The Fifth Element (also known as Le cinquieme element), Columbia/TriStar, 1997
  • Franklin Hatchett, Money Talks, New Line Cinema, 1997
  • Detective James Carter, Rush Hour, New Line Cinema, 1998
  • Smokey (in archive footage), Next Friday, New Line Cinema, 2000
  • Himself, Making Magic Out of Mire, New Line Home Video, 2001
  • Detective James Carter, Rush Hour 2, New Line Cinema, 2001
  • Film Work
  • Executive Producer
  • Money Talks, New Line Cinema, 1997
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • Def Comedy Jam Primetime, 1994
  • Canned Ham: Rush Hour, Comedy Central, 1998
  • A Comic Rush with Chris Tucker, Black Entertainment Television, 2001
  • Jackie Chan, Bravo, 2001
  • Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration, CBS, 2001
  • Reel Comedy: Rush Hour 2, Comedy Central, 2001
  • United We Stand, ABC, 2001
  • The Heroes of Black Comedy, Comedy Central, 2002
  • Episodic
  • Himself, "Radio Days," Roseanne, ABC, 1988
  • Def Comedy Jam, HBO, c. 1990
  • Rapper, "Please Pass the Jock," Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, ABC, 1992
  • The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1998
  • Himself, Larry King Live, Cable News Network, 2000
  • Himself, The Big Breakfast, Channel 4, 2001
  • Himself, The Priory, 2001
  • Himself, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2001
  • Himself, The View, ABC, 2001
  • Himself, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2002
  • Also appeared in episodes of other series, including Diary, MTV.
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 1997 MTV Video Music Awards, MTV, 1997
  • Presenter, The 1998 MTV Video Music Awards, MTV, 1998
  • The Fourth Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, syndicated, 1998
  • The 12th Annual Soul Train Music Awards, syndicated, 1998
  • Presenter, The 41st Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 1999
  • Presenter, The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards, UPN, 1999
  • Presenter, The 30th NAACP Image Awards, Fox, 1999
  • The Fifth Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Fox, 1999
  • The 1999 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 1999
  • Hollywood Salutes Bruce Willis: An American Cinematheque Tribute,TNT, 2000
  • Host, The 32nd NAACP Image Awards, Fox, 2001
  • Presenter, Nickelodeon's 14th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, Nickelodeon, 2001
  • Presenter, The 2001 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2001
  • The First Annual BET Awards, Black Entertainment Television, 2001
  • The Kennedy Center: Mark Twain Prize--Celebrating Whoopi Goldberg,PBS, 2001
  • Host, The 33rd NAACP Image Awards, Fox, 2002
  • The 17th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards, syndicated, 2002
  • The 2002 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2002
  • RECORDINGS
  • Music Videos
  • Appeared in the music videos "California Love," by 2Pac Shakur; "Keep Their Heads Ringin," by Dr. Dre; and "U Rock My World," by Michael Jackson.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Contemporary Black Biography, Volume 23, Gale, 1999
    • Newsmakers 1999, Issue 1, Gale, 1999
    Periodicals
    • Empire, January, 1999, pp. 71-72
    • Entertainment Weekly, May 16, 1997, pp. 84-87; August 22, 1997, p.106; September 25, 1998, p. 74; November 6, 1998, pp. 52-53; January 22, 1999, pp. 107-108
    • Jet, May 13, 2002, pp. 32-34; June 24, 2002, pp. 34-37
    • Maxim, August, 2001, pp. 100-101
    • New Republic, June 11, 2001, p. 29
    • People Weekly, May 19, 1997, p. 21; September 28, 1998, p. 39; June 24, 2002, p. 22
    • Premiere, September, 1997; June, 2001, pp. 62-63
    • USA Today, September 25, 1998, p. 1E
    • Variety, August 18, 1997, p. 33

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