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)
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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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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