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Encyclopedia > Michael Clarke Duncan
Michael Clarke Duncan
Born December 10, 1957 (1957-12-10) (age 50)
Chicago, Illinois
Years active 1995-present

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Biography

Early life

Duncan was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in a single-parent household with his sister, Judy, and mother, Jean Duncan (a house cleaner), after his father left.[1][2] He always wanted to act, but had to drop out of the Communications program at Alcorn State University to support his family when his mother became ill. Duncan's large frame — 6 feet 5 inches and 325 lbs[3] — helped him in his jobs digging ditches for the People's Gas Company and being a bouncer at different Chicago clubs. In 1979 he participated in the Infamous Disco Demolition Night at Comiskey Park, home of the Chicago White Sox: he was among the first 100 people to run onto the field and he slid into third base. He also had a silver belt buckle stolen during the ensuing riot[4] and apparently stole one of Bill Melton's bats from the dugout.[5] Through working at the clubs, he was able to get a security job and ended up in Los Angeles. For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Alcorn State University, located near Lorman, Mississippi, United States, is a public land grant university. ... A bouncer at the door of a strip club in San Francisco, USA. A bouncer or doorman is an informal term for security guards employed at venues such as bars, nightclubs or concerts to provide security, check legal age, and refuse entry to a venue based on criteria such as... Disco Demolition Night was a promotional event that took place on July 12, 1979, at Comiskey Park in Chicago. ... This article is about the original Comiskey Park. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72 Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) (Chicago) White Stockings (1901-1903 *From 1900 to 1903, the official name did not contain the city name of Chicago... William Edwin Melton (born July 7, 1945 in Gulfport, Mississippinicknamed Beltin Melton, is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball who played primarily for the Chicago White Sox. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ...


Career

Duncan took other security jobs while in Los Angeles while trying to get some acting work in commercials. During this time, worked as a bodyguard for celebrities like Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Jamie Foxx, LL Cool J, and Notorious B.I.G. all the while doing bit parts in television and films. A friend was covering for Duncan the night that Notorious B.I.G. was killed. This was the reason for Duncan to quit this line of work.[6] In 1998, Duncan was cast as Bear in the film Armageddon, where he struck up a friendship with castmate Bruce Willis. It was Bruce Willis' influence that helped him to get his breakout role as John Coffey in the Frank Darabont-directed, The Green Mile, a role which netted him an Academy Award nomination and a Golden Globe nomination. “W. S.” redirects here. ... Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence[1] (born April 16, 1965) is an American actor, comedian, director and producer. ... Jamie Foxx (born Eric Marlon Bishop on December 13, 1967) is an American actor, Grammy Award-nominated singer, and stand-up comic. ... James Todd Smith III (born January 14, 1968), better known as LL Cool J, is an American hip hop artist and actor. ... Christopher Wallace (May 21, 1972 - March 9, 1997), also known as Biggie Smalls (after a stylish gangster in the 1975 comedy, Lets Do it Again), but best known as The Notorious B.I.G. (Business Instead of Game). ... For other films with this name, see Armageddon (disambiguation). ... Walter Bruce Willis (born March 19, 1955) is a Golden Globe- and double Emmy-winning German-born American actor and singer. ... Frank Darabont (born January 28, 1959) is a three-time Academy Award nominated[1]American film director, screenwriter and producer. ... This article is about the 1999 film adaptation. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ...


Duncan then was a cast in a string of films that helped to establish him as a star: The Whole Nine Yards, Planet of the Apes, The Scorpion King (where he starred alongside his friend, The Rock), Daredevil (as The Kingpin) and The Island. Duncan has also provided his voice for a number of roles including Brother Bear, The Land Before Time XI: Invasion of the Tinysauruses, "Quiznos commercials", and the video games Demon Stone, SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALs, The Suffering: Ties That Bind, Saints Row, and Soldier of Fortune, with his most recent role being God of War II, where he provides the voice of Atlas, the Titan condemned by Zeus to stand at the western edge of the earth and hold up the sky on his shoulders. In 2005, he starred in the film Sin City (again alongside Bruce Willis) as Manute, a powerful mobster. Duncan appeared in a minor role in the 2006 movie Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, and he voiced the role of the villain Massive in the Loonatics Unleashed. In 2006, he voiced the role of Numbuh 26 in the animated movie Codename: Kids Next Door: Operation ZERO. He reprised his role as the Kingpin on the MTV Spider-Man series. He has been announced for the role of Balrog in the upcoming Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li movie The Whole Nine Yards is a 2000 black comedy starring Matthew Perry, Bruce Willis, Amanda Peet, Natasha Henstridge, Michael Clarke Duncan, Kevin Pollak and Rosanna Arquette. ... This article is about the 2001 film. ... The Scorpion King is a 2002 film starring Dwayne The Rock Johnson, Michael Clarke Duncan, Kelly Hu, Steven Brand, Ralf Moeller, and Grant Heslov, and is directed by Chuck Russell. ... Dwayne Douglas Johnson[6] (born May 2, 1972)[4], better known by his former ring name The Rock, is an American actor and former professional wrestler. ... Daredevil is a 2003 movie directed by Mark Steven Johnson, who also wrote the screenplay. ... The Kingpin (Wilson Fisk) is a Marvel Comics supervillain who has battled many Marvel crime-fighters. ... The Island is a 2005 science fiction film directed by Michael Bay and starring Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson. ... This article is about a Disney animated feature. ... SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALs is a tactical shooter video game for PlayStation 2 and the sequel for SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs. ... Saints Row is an action-adventure video game published for the Xbox 360 console. ... This article concerns the first-person shooter. ... GOW2 redirects here. ... Lee Lawries colossal bronze Atlas, Rockefeller Center, New York For the Transformers character see King Atlas (Transformers). ... This article is about the race of Titans in Greek mythology. ... For other uses, see Zeus (disambiguation). ... Sin City is a 2005 film written, produced and directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. ... Massive is an adjective related to the noun, mass. ... Loonatics Unleashed is an American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. ...


Duncan guest-starred in a first-season episode of CSI: NY alongside Gary Sinise. CSI: NY (working title CSI: New York) is an American police procedural television series which premiered on September 22, 2004. ... Gary Alan Sinise (born March 17, 1955) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning, Golden Palm- and Academy Award-nominated American actor and film director. ...


Personal life

Duncan is a life long fan of the Chicago White Sox. He also supports the UFC and is frequently seen in attendance in UFC broadcasts. Occasionally, he is asked to give his opinion on upcoming fights. He holds a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is good friends with childhood friend and martial artist Michelle Gordon, Daredevil and Armageddon co-star Ben Affleck as well as The Rock. Other childhood friends include singer R. Kelly, and Arne Duncan Chief Executive Officer of the Chicago Public Schools. Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72 Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) (Chicago) White Stockings (1901-1903 *From 1900 to 1903, the official name did not contain the city name of Chicago... UFC is a TLA that can stand for Ultimate Fighting Championship Umeå FC This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Blue Belt is Pittsburgh, Pennsylvanias fifth and innermost original belt in the Pittsburgh/Allegheny County Belt System, running a complete circumference of the city in 40 miles. ... Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art and combat sport that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting with the goal of gaining a dominant position and using joint-locks and chokeholds to force an opponent to submit. ... Daredevil is a 2003 movie directed by Mark Steven Johnson, who also wrote the screenplay. ... For other uses, see Armageddon (disambiguation). ... For the American cement businessman, see B. F. Affleck. ... Dwayne Douglas Johnson[6] (born May 2, 1972)[4], better known by his former ring name The Rock, is an American actor and former professional wrestler. ... R. Kelly (born Robert Sylvester Kelly on January 8, 1967 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American R&B and pop singer, songwriter, record producer, and occasional rapper. ... Arne Duncan is the current Chief Executive Officer of the Chicago Public Schools. ...


Duncan is a fan of The O.C. on FOX and he admits he cried when Marissa Cooper, one of the main characters on the show, died. (This was admitted on a recent appearance on Late Night with Conan O'Brien.) He is also a fan of the television series 24. The O.C. was an American teen drama television series that originally aired on FOX in the United States , and in Canada On CTV Television Network from August 5, 2003, to February 22, 2007, running a total of four seasons. ... This article is about the animal. ... Marissa Cooper is a fictional character from the FOX television network series The O.C.. She is portrayed by English-born actress Mischa Barton. ... Late Night with Conan OBrien is an Emmy Award-winning American late night talk show that is syndicated worldwide. ... 24 is an Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning American action drama television series. ...


On an appearance on the Tonight Show, he stated that he has never had an alcoholic drink. He has appeared on Trinity Broadcast Network upon numerous occasions and openly professed his evangelical Christian faith, once appearing with fellow strong man Tommy "Tiny" Lister. The First Lady of the United States, Laura Bush and current host Jay Leno. ... Tommy Tiny Lister Jr. ...


Michael Clarke Duncan is also the current voiceover heard in all Quiznos Sub commercials. Quiznos Sub is a fast-food sandwich franchise that specializes in toasted submarine sandwiches. ...


Filmography

Year Movie Role Notes
1995 Friday Extra Seen playing dice with Deebo when
Red asks for his bike back
1997 Back in Business Huge Guard
1998 Caught Up BB
The Players Club Bodyguard
Bulworth Bouncer
Armageddon Bear
A Night at the Roxbury Bouncer
1999 Breakfast of Champions Eli
Underground Comedy Movie Gay Virgin
The Green Mile John Coffey
2000 The Whole Nine Yards Franklin 'Frankie Figs' Figueroa
2001 See Spot Run Murdoch
Cats & Dogs Sam
They Call Me Sirr Coach Griffin
Planet of the Apes Attar
2002 The Scorpion King Balthazar
2003 Daredevil Wilson Fisk/The Kingpin
Brother Bear Tug
2004 D.E.B.S. Mr. Phipps
George and the Dragon Tarik
The Land Before Time XI: Invasion of the Tinysauruses Big Daddy
Pursued Franklin
2005 American Crude Spinks
The Golden Blaze Thomas Tatum/Quake
Racing Stripes Clydesdale
Sin City Manute
The Producers Accountant (Scene later cut.)
Dinotopia: Quest for the Ruby Sunstone Stinktooth
The Island Starkweather
2006 Air Buddies The Wolf
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Lucius Washington
Brother Bear 2 Tug
School for Scoundrels Lesher
2007 The Last Mimzy Nathaniel Broadman
One Way The General
God of War II Atlas
Slipstream Tug
2008 Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins Otis
Delgo Elder Marley (voice) awaiting release
Kung Fu Panda Commander Vachir (voice)
The Slammin' Salmon Cleon Salmon filming
2009 Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li Balrog filming
Sin City 2 Manute pre-production

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The Underground Comedy Movie was a film directed by Vince Offer and released in 1999, starring the director himself, Slash, Gena Lee Nolin, Karen Black, Angelyne, Joey Buttafuoco, Mongo Brownlee, Rebecca Chaney, Barbara Snellenburg, Lightfield Lewis, and Michael Clarke Duncan. ... This article is about the 1999 film adaptation. ... The year 2000 in film involved some significant events. ... The Whole Nine Yards is a 2000 black comedy starring Matthew Perry, Bruce Willis, Amanda Peet, Natasha Henstridge, Michael Clarke Duncan, Kevin Pollak and Rosanna Arquette. ... For the 1968 science-fiction film and novel, see 2001: A Space Odyssey The year 2001 in film involved some significant events. ... ‹ The template below (Expand) is being considered for deletion. ... Cats & Dogs is a 2001 comedy film directed by Lawrence Guterman about the relationships between cats and dogs. ... This article is about the 2001 film. ... The year 2002 in film involved some significant events. ... The Scorpion King is a 2002 film starring Dwayne The Rock Johnson, Michael Clarke Duncan, Kelly Hu, Steven Brand, Ralf Moeller, and Grant Heslov, and is directed by Chuck Russell. ... The year 2003 in film involved some significant events. ... Daredevil is a 2003 movie directed by Mark Steven Johnson, who also wrote the screenplay. ... The Kingpin and Daredevil. ... This article is about a Disney animated feature. ... The year 2004 in film involved some significant events. ... D.E.B.S. is a 2004 action/Romance/comedy film, also known as Fox Force Five, written and directed by Angela Robinson. ... Saint George versus the dragon According to the Golden Legend by Jacobus de Voragine, the story of Saint George and the Dragon took place in a place he called Silene, in Libya. ... The year 2005 in film involved some significant events. ... The Golden Blaze is a direct to video animated film released in 2005[1]. It was produced by Warner Bros. ... Racing Stripes is a 2005 adventure/comedy movie, directed by Frederik Du Chau. ... Sin City is a 2005 film written, produced and directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. ... The Producers is a 2005 film based on the 2001 Broadway musical of the same name, which is in turn based on the 1968 movie starring Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder and Andréas Voutsinas. ... The Island is a 2005 science fiction film directed by Michael Bay and starring Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson. ... The year 2006 in film involved some significant events. ... Air Buddies is the sixth film in the Air Bud series and the first in the spinoff series Air Buddies, which follows the life of a lonely teenager and his dog who has the uncanny ability to play every sport. ... Brother Bear 2 is a direct-to-video sequel to the animated feature Brother Bear and was released on DVD on August 29, 2006. ... School for Scoundrels is a 2006 comedy film, starring Billy Bob Thornton and Jon Heder, and directed by Todd Phillips. ... 2007 has been referred to, by film and media critics, as the year of the threequels, a nickname referring to both the 2004 summer movie season and several film franchises which premiered or had installments released in 2004, which appear again this year: Spider-Man 3, Shrek the Third, Ocean... The Last Mimzy is a 2007 science fiction family film directed by Bob Shaye and loosely adapted from the acclaimed 1943 science fiction short story Mimsy Were the Borogoves authored by Lewis Padgett (the pseudonym of husband and wife team Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore). ... GOW2 redirects here. ... Slipstream is a 2007 film written and directed by Anthony Hopkins. ... 2008 in film is slated to have releases such as: Rambo, Step Up 2 the Streets, Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Lost Boys: The Tribe, The Dark Knight, The... Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins a comedy film starring Martin Lawrence, Michael Clarke Duncan, Mike Epps, MoNique, Cedric the Entertainer and James Earl Jones. ... Delgo (2005) is an upcoming animated feature film by an Atlantas Fathom Studios, in independent house. ... Kung Fu Panda is a 2008 animated film about a bungling panda who aspires to be a kung fu warrior. ... // LR: Limited release in select cities WR: Wide-release to theaters IMAX: Release to IMAX theaters Beverly Hills Cop IV The Hobbit Interstellar Magneto (film) Smooth Criminal : The Michael Jackson Story Temeraire Tales from Earthsea - December 18 LR - Buena Vista Distribution - Goro Miyazaki (director) The Lost Tomb: A Neopets Adventure... “Mike Bison” redirects here. ... Sin City 2 is the announced sequel to the 2005 movie Sin City, which was based on Frank Millers comic book miniseries Sin City, which were later collected into bound graphic novels. ...

References

  1. ^ CNN - 'Green Mile''s giant has taken massive strides - December 10, 1999
  2. ^ USA WEEKEND Magazine
  3. ^ Michael Clarke Duncan - Biography
  4. ^ Zwecker, Bill. "Love may have bloomed again on set for 'Garden State' star." Chicago Sun-Times September 28, 2006 [1]
  5. ^ Caldarelli, Adam. "From the Cubicle." Chicago Tribune May 20, 2006 [2]
  6. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0003817/bio

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Michael Clarke Duncan suit des études de communication à l'Alcorn State University du Mississippi et trouve son premier emploi dans une compagnie de gaz de sa ville natale, tout en travaillant occasionnellement comme videur dans diverses boîtes de nuit du quartier sud.
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Duncan was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in a single-parent household with his sister, Judy, and mother, Jean Duncan (a house cleaner), after his father left.
Duncan then was cast in a string of films that helped to establish him as a star: The Whole Nine Yards, Planet of the Apes, The Scorpion King (where he starred alongside his friend, The Rock), Daredevil (as The Kingpin) and The Island.
Duncan is a fan of The O.C. on FOX and he admits he cried when Marissa Cooper, one of the main characters on the show, died.
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