Mark Christopher Lawrence

The art of debate was what took Mark Christopher Lawrence from an inner-city childhood in Compton, where he and his two siblings where raised by a single mom to steady work as a character actor/stand-up ... Read more »
Born: 05/22/1964

Filmography

Actor (42)

Cooties 2015 (Movie)

Mr.Pederson (Actor)

Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

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Chuck 2008 - 2012 (Tv Show)

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Coach 1990 - 1993, 1996 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2008 - 2012 (Tv Show)

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Designing Women 1991 - 1992, 1997 - 1998, 2008 - 2012 (Tv Show)

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Evening Shade 1990 - 1993, 1996 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2008 - 2012 (Tv Show)

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Hearts Afire 1991 - 1993, 1997 - 1998, 2008 - 2012 (Tv Show)

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High Incident 1990 - 1993, 1996 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2008 - 2012 (Tv Show)

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In Living Color 1990 - 1993, 1996 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2008 - 2012 (Tv Show)

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Malcolm and Eddie 1990 - 1993, 1996 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2008 - 2012 (Tv Show)

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Martin 1990 - 1993, 1996 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2008 - 2012 (Tv Show)

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Men Behaving Badly 1997 - 1998, 2008 - 2012 (Tv Show)

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Roc 1990 - 1993, 1997 - 1998, 2008 - 2012 (Tv Show)

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Yes, Dear 1990 - 1993, 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2008 - 2012 (Tv Show)

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Speed-Dating 2010 (Movie)

Dr. Petesmith (Actor)

Halloween 2 2009 (Movie)

Deputy Fred King (Actor)

The Pursuit of Happyness 2006 (Movie)

Wayne (Actor)

The Island 2005 (Movie)

Construction Worker (Actor)

Christmas with the Kranks 2004 (Movie)

Wes Trogdon (Actor)

Crossing Jordan 2004 (Tv Show)

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Garfield 2004 (Movie)

Christopher Mello (Actor)

Lost Treasure 2004 (Movie)

Danny (Actor)

The Mullets 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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Emeril 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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K-Pax 2001 (Movie)

Simms (Actor)

Planet of the Apes 2001 (Movie)

Friend at Leo's Party (Actor)

Two Can Play That Game 2001 (Movie)

Lying Man No 4 (Actor)

Molly 1999 (Movie)

Angels' Manager (Actor)

Kelly Kelly 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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That Darn Cat 1997 (Movie)

Rollo (Actor)

The Show 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Crimson Tide 1995 (Movie)

Head Cook Rono (Actor)

Fear of A Black Hat 1994 (Movie)

Tone Def (Actor)

12:01 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Child's Play 3 1991 (Movie)

Cop (Actor)

Listen to Me 1989 (Movie)

Attila (Actor)

Caddyshack II 1988 (Movie)

Construction Worker (Actor)

Life is Ruff (TV Show)

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Ordinary Miracles (TV Show)

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Shake, Rattle & Roll (TV Show)

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Tiger Cruise (TV Show)

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Biography

The art of debate was what took Mark Christopher Lawrence from an inner-city childhood in Compton, where he and his two siblings where raised by a single mom to steady work as a character actor/stand-up comedian/voiceover artist. Born in Los Angeles, Lawrence joined his high school's debate team when he was in 10th grade. After competing on the state and national levels with the Cerritos Community College forensics squad and winning the Bovero-Tabor Award--given to the top junior college speaker in the country--Lawrence caught the attention of USC's debate team coaches and wound up with a full college scholarship. As an undergraduate, he started taking acting classes and after graduation worked with the San Francisco Mime Troupe and started performing stand-up comedy, eventually traveling overseas and opening for the likes of Jerry Seinfeld and Rodney Dangerfield. Lawrence's first major film and television roles were of a supporting nature--he played construction workers ("Caddyshack II"), a "burly attendant" ("Terminator 2: Judgment Day"), and a security guard ("Martin"). His big break came when he was cast as D.J. Tone Def in the 1994 Rusty Cundieff hip-hop documentary, "Fear of a Black Hat". Other motion picture roles landed him screen time alongside Will Smith ("The Pursuit of Happyness"), Kevin Spacey ("K-PAX"), Denzel Washington ("Crimson Tide"), and Tim Allen ("Christmas with the Kranks"). Lawrence fared better on television, where he became best known for playing Big Mike on the 2007 NBC action dramedy "Chuck".

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