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Bernie Mac

Mostly Credited As: Bernie Mac
Birth Name: Bernard Jeffrey McCollough
Date Of Birth: October 05, 1958 (Age 49)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois
Date Of Death: August 09, 2008
Cause Of Death: Pneumonia
Height: 6' 3" (1.9 m)

Bernie Mac


Bernard McCullough was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 5, 1957. Mac got his start performing stand-up on his front porch at the age of 8. As he grew older, he performed at Chicago's famous Cotton Club. In 1990, he won the Miller Lite Comedy Search and performed his routine on HBO's Russell Simmons Def Comedy Jam. Mac's popularity increased when he opened for Red Foxx and Natalie Cole, plus he had a sting of HBO specials.

In 1992 he made his film debut with a small part in Mo' Money. Minor roles in movies like Friday, Who's the Man?, and House Party 3. In 1996, he had a recurring role in the hit TV show Moesha and a role in Spike Lee's Get on the Bus.

In 2000, Mac went on tour with comedians Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, and DL Hughley. The tour was filmed and later released as Spike Lee's The Original Kings of Comedy. In 2001, FOX gave Bernie Mac his own sitcom The Bernie Mac Show, which ran from 2001-2006. Later that year he was in the star studded remake of Ocean's Eleven with George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Julia Roberts. A sequel followed in 2004 and a second sequel in 2007. In August 2008, Bernie Mac died of pneumonia at the age of 50.

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TV Appearances

Main cast 
Starting Under (2008)As: Bernie
The Bernie Mac Show (2001)As: Bernie "Mac" McCollough
Billboard Music Awards (1990)As: Himself (Host 2001)
The Emmy Awards (1949)As: Himself (Co-Host 2003)
Episode Cast Credits 

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  Bernie Mac, Bob Odenkirk, Fiction Plane 05x89: (Jun/12/2007) As Himself 
  Bernie Mac, Sherri Shepherd, & Tegan and Sara 03x38: (Mar/23/2005) As Himself 
  Bernie Mac & Joanna Newsom 03x22: (Feb/24/2005) As Himself 

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Bernie Mac, Cat Deeley, Chris Cornell 15x167: (Jun/06/2007) As Himself 
  Teenage Wasteland, Bernie Mac, Dwight Yoakam 11x235: (Jun/18/2003) As Himself 
  Bernie Mac, Jill Hennessey, Our Lady Of Peace 11x60: (Sep/16/2002) As Himself 
  Bernie Mac, Garbage 11x01: (Jun/03/2002) As Himself 

Live with Kelly & Michael (1983) 
  Kirk Douglas; Bernie Mac; Elliott Yamin 25x142: (Mar/20/2007) As Himself 
  Emma Thompson, Il Divo, Bernie Mac 24x103: (Jan/25/2006) As Himself 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Bernie Mac, Chris Hansen, Daughtry 14x109: (Mar/20/2007) As Himself 
  Bernie Mac, Ben Chaplin, Thursday 11x41: (Nov/27/2003) As Himself 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Bernie Mac, Paula Abdul, Joss Stone 14x112: (Mar/19/2007) As Himself 
  Bernie Mac, Beth Orton 13x87: (Jan/24/2006) As Himself 
  Bernie Mac, Amanda Peet 10x126: (May/01/2003) As Himself 

Punk'd (2003) 
  Bernie Mac, Ying Yang Twins, Mischa Barton 06x01: (Oct/30/2005) As Himself 

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 
  Carmen Electra, M├Ądchen Amick, Bernie Mac, Rachel Scdoris 01x55: (Mar/30/2005) As Himself 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  Bernie Mac/Reba McEntire/Sum 41 02x135: (Mar/25/2005) As Himself 

Oprah (1986) 
  Episode dated 24 February 2005 19x01: (Feb/24/2005) As Himself 

The View (1997) 
  Season 8, Episode 112 08x112: (Feb/09/2005) As Himself 
  Season 7, Episode 60 07x60: (Nov/24/2003) As Himself 
  Season 6, Episode 174 06x174: (May/01/2003) As Himself 

On Air With Ryan Seacrest (2004) 
  3/11/04 01x45: (Mar/11/2004) As Himself 
  1/22/04 01x10: (Jan/22/2004) As Himself 

King of the Hill (1997) 
  Racist Dawg 07x20: (May/04/2003) Voiced  Mack Walker, [Special Guest Stars]

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Bernie Mac/Good Charlotte 28x19: (Apr/05/2003) As Himself (Host) 

MADtv (1995) 
  Episode #803 08x03: (Sep/28/2002) As Himself, [Uncredited]

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (1996) 
  Bernie Mac 06x67: (Jun/07/2001) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Moesha (1996) 
  Had to be You 04x19: (May/04/1999) As Uncle Bernie 
  Hello, What's This? 04x03: (Oct/20/1998) As Uncle Bernie 
  Homecoming 04x02: (Oct/13/1998) As Uncle Bernie 
  A House is Not a Home 03x23: (May/19/1998) As Uncle Bernie 

The Wayans Bros. (1995) 
  I Do... 03x18: (Feb/19/1997) As Shank 
Crew Credits

Show Crew


The Bernie Mac Show (2001)• Executive Producer
• Producer

Episode Crew


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Trivia

Performed at Chicago's legendary Cotton Club

He opened for Dionne Warwick, Redd Foxx and Natalie Cole

Bernie has sarcoidosis, a rare autoimmune disease that causes inflammation of the body's tissues, frequently in the lungs

He had his big break as Pastor Clever in Ice Cube's 1995 film, Friday

Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Is a Chicago White Sox fan

Started his career in stand-up comedy in 1977

His mother died during his sophomore year of high school to breast cancer

His first professional comedy gig was at The Cotton Club in Chicago. He was so broke, he had to borrow a suit from his brother.

His character on "The Bernie Mac Show" (2001), was ranked #47 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" [20 June 2004 issue].

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