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Bernie Mac ACTOR

Bernie Mac was born on October 5th, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois with the birth name Bernard Jeffrey McCullough.  He was raised by his mother Mary who passed away when he was only sixteen years old from breast cancer.  He studied at Chicago Vocational Career Academy and later relocated to Florida and worked various jobs to support himself.
He relocated later again back to Chicago and began working as a stand up comedian.  At the age of thirty two, he won the Miller Lite Comedy Search and was given a chance to perform on HBO's, "Def Comedy Jam".  It was this performance that helped his career take off.
Soon he was also working in the film industry appearing on such features as, "House Party 3" (1994), "Friday" (1994), "The Players Club" (1998) and "Ocean's Eleven" (2001) starring alongside of some very famous actors including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Julia Roberts, Andy Garcia just to name a few. 
In addition to working in films he also added numerous television appearances to his resume such as, "Charlie's Angels", "The Wayans Bros", "Moesha" and "The Bernie Mac Show" (2001-2006), where he was able to hold onto his comedic roots and portray a fictional version of himself.  The show was highly successful and many of the plots that took place on each episode, mirrored actual events in his real life.  The show won numerous awards such as an Emmy for Outstanding Writing, a Peabody Award for excellence in Broadcasting and his character was ranked #47 in TV Guide's list of the, "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Times".  
More recent film roles include, "Ocean's Twelve" (2004), "Pride" (2007), "Ocean's Thirteen" (2007), "Transformers" (2007), "Soul Men" (2008) and "Old Dogs" (2009), which was released after he passed away from complications from pneumonia on August 9th, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois due to an illness he had been diagnosed with called, sarcoidosis.  His remains were cremated and his ashes were interred at the Washington Memory Gardens Cemetery in Homewood, Illinois.  He was survived by his only wife, Rhonda McCullough whom he wed in 1977 and their one daughter, Je"Niece Childress. 


2010   Welcome to the Family 

2009   Old Dogs 

2008   Soul Men

2008   Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

2008   Starting Under 

2007   Transformers

2007   Ocean's Thirteen 

2007   Pride 

2001-2006  The Bernie Mac Show 

2006   Honor Deferred

2005   Inspector Gadget's Biggest Caper Ever 

2005   Guess Who

2005   Lil' Pimp 

2004   Ocean's Twelve

2004   Mr 3000 

2003   Bad Santa 

2003   Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle 

2003   King of the Hill

2003   Head of State

2001   Ocean's Eleven 

2001   What's the Worst That Could Happen? 

1996-2000  Moesha 

1999   Life 

1998   The Players Club 

1997   Don King: Only in America

1997   How to Be a Player 

1997   B*A*P*S 

1997   Booty Call 

1997   The Wayans Bros. 

1996   Get on the Bus

1996   Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood 

1996   Reasons 

1995   Friday 

1995   The Walking Dead 

1994   Above the Rim 

1994   House Party 3 

1993   Who's the Man? 

1992   Mo' Money

Matinee Classics - Ocean's 13 starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Bernie Mac, Elliott Gould, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Eddie Jemison, Don Cheadle, Shaobo Qin, Carl Reiner, Andy Garcia, Eddie Izzard, Ellen Barkin, Al Pacino, Vincent Cassel, Bob Einstein, Olga Sosnovska, David Palmer, Julian Sands, Angel Oquendo, Jerry Weintraub, Scott L. Schwartz, Oprah Winfrey and Noureen DeWulf
Matinee Classics - Ocean's 12 starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Bernie Mac, Don Cheadle, Vincent Cassel, Elliott Gould, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Eddie Jemison, Shaobo Qin, Carl Reiner, Julia Roberts, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Albert Finney, Eddie Izzard, Jeroen Krabbe, Bruce Willis, Cherry Jones, Robbie Coltrane, Topher Grace, Candice Azzara, erry Weintraub, Mini Anden and Jared Harris

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