Michael Clarke Duncan

Actor, Bouncer, Ditch digger
At 6'5" and in excess of 300 pounds, Michael Clarke Duncan cut an imposing figure, but with his breakout performance as the hulking, child-like prisoner in director Frank Darabont's "The Green Mile" (1999), Duncan ... Read more »
Born: 12/09/1957 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (74)

American Crude 2014 (Movie)

Spinks (Actor)

From the Rough 2014 (Movie)

Roger (Actor)

Pursued 2014 (Movie)

Franklin (Actor)

A Resurrection 2013 (Movie)

Addison (Actor)

Fish Hooks 2013 (Tv Show)

Voice

In The Hive 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Living Single 1996 - 1998, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Married... With Children 1995 - 1999, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sister, Sister 1995 - 1999, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Annoying Orange 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Finder 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1995 - 1999, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Jamie Foxx Show 1995 - 1998, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Wayans Bros 1996 - 1997, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Crush on You 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Bones 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Green Lantern 2011 (Movie)

Kilowog (Voice)

Redemption Road 2011 (Movie)

Augy (Actor)

Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore 2010 (Movie)

Voice of Sam (Actor)

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li 2009 (Movie)

Balrog/Bison (Japan) (Actor)

The Slammin' Salmon 2009 (Movie)

Cleon "Slammin'" Salmon (Actor)

Two and a Half Men 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Chuck 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Delgo 2008 (Movie)

Voice of Elder Marley (Actor)

Kung Fu Panda 2008 (Movie)

Commander Vachir (Voice)

The Suite Life of Zack & Cody 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins 2008 (Movie)

Otis (Actor)

BET Awards '07 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

One Way 2007 (Movie)

The General (Actor)

Slipstream 2007 (Movie)

Mort/Phil Henderson/Patrolman (Actor)

The Last Mimzy 2007 (Movie)

Nathanial Broadman (Actor)

Family Guy 2006 (Tv Show)

Voice

King of the Hill 2002, 2006 (Tv Show)

Voice

School for Scoundrels 2006 (Movie)

Lesher (Actor)

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby 2006 (Movie)

Lucius Washington (Actor)

CSI: New York 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

D.E.B.S. 2005 (Movie)

Mr. Phipps (Actor)

George Lopez 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

George and the Dragon 2005 (Movie)

Tarik (Actor)

Racing Stripes 2005 (Movie)

Voice of Clydesdale (Actor)

Sin City 2005 (Movie)

Manute (Actor)

Teen Titans 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Island 2005 (Movie)

Starkweather (Actor)

Ask Rita 2002 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Playboy's 50th Anniversary Celebration 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Brother Bear 2003 (Movie)

Voice of Tug (Actor)

Daredevil 2003 (Movie)

Kingpin/Wilson Fisk (Actor)

Spider-Man 2003 (Tv Show)

Voice

The 34th NAACP Image Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Scorpion King 2002 (Movie)

Balthazar (Actor)

Cats & Dogs 2001 (Movie)

of Sam (Voice)

Planet of the Apes 2001 (Movie)

Attar (Actor)

See Spot Run 2001 (Movie)

Agent Murdoch (Actor)

Sleep in a Nest of Flames 2000 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The 14th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2000 World Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 31st Annual NAACP Image Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 42nd Annual Grammy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Whole Nine Yards 2000 (Movie)

Frankie Figs (Actor)

Breakfast of Champions 1999 (Movie)

Eli (Actor)

The Green Mile 1999 (Movie)

John Coffey (Actor)

The Underground Comedy Movie 1999 (Movie)

Gay Virgin (Actor)

A Night At the Roxbury 1998 (Movie)

Roxbury Bouncer (Actor)

Armageddon 1998 (Movie)

Jayotis "Bear" Kurleenbear (Actor)

Bulworth 1998 (Movie)

Bouncer (Actor)

The Players Club 1998 (Movie)

Bodyguard (Actor)

They Call Me Sirr (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Redemption Road 2011 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Biography

At 6'5" and in excess of 300 pounds, Michael Clarke Duncan cut an imposing figure, but with his breakout performance as the hulking, child-like prisoner in director Frank Darabont's "The Green Mile" (1999), Duncan proved there was more to him than his fearsome physicality. After years of working as a bouncer and bodyguard, aspiring actor Duncan could only manage to land roles of the same ilk after arriving in Los Angeles. That all changed when Duncan impressed pyrotechnic auteur Michael Bay enough to cast him alongside Bruce Willis in "Armageddon" (1998). It was Willis who suggested Duncan for the role of John Coffey in "The Green Mile," and after garnering rave reviews, as well as an Oscar nomination, acting neophyte Duncan suddenly found the doors of Hollywood wide open to him. Duncan paired with Willis again for the comedy "The Whole Nine Yards" (2000), then donned sword and sandals alongside The Rock for the fantasy adventure "The Scorpion King" (2002). He proved versatile enough impress as the iron-fisted underworld boss, Kingpin, in "Daredevil" (2003), the frightened, bio-engineered organ donor in Bay's "The Island" (2005), and a brutish cop in "Sin City" (2005), all with the ease of a seasoned thespian. Duncan also frequently lent his distinctive bass voice to family-friendly animated films like "Kung Fu Panda" (2008) and "Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore" (2010). While perfectly happy to play a villain or an action hero, Duncan's innate gentle nature and good humor were traits which allowed him to expand his repertoire beyond the role of mere muscle. Sadly, his career and life were cut short by dying from heart problems at the age of 54.

Relationships

Jean Duncan

Mother
Encouraged him to be an actor

Judith Duncan

Sister
Born c. 1952

Alicia Harrison

Companion
Met on the set of "Armageddon" (1998) No longer together

Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth Actor

Companion
Began dating in 2010

Irene Marquez

Companion
Dating since 2005 No longer together

EDUCATION

Alcorn State University

Lorman , Mississippi
Dropped out to support his family when his mother became ill

Milestones

2012

Reprised role as attorney and bar-owner Leo Knox on the "Bones" spin-off series "The Finder"

2011

Guest starred on the episode titled "The Finder" on Fox's "Bones"

2010

Voiced the character of Sam the bearded collie in "Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore," the sequel to the 2001 family film "Cats & Dogs"

2009

Co-starred in the action film "Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li"

2008

Voiced the character of Commander Vachir in the animated feature "Kung Fu Panda"

2007

Cast in the family adventure film "The Last Mimzy"

2006

Played a pit crew captain in the Will Ferrell comedy "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby"

2006

Played Lesher, a cohort of Billy Bob Thornton in Todd Phillips' "School For Scoundrels"

2005

Cast in "Sin City," co-directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller

2005

Starred in the Michael Bay thriller "The Island"

2003

Appeared as the comic book villain The Kingpin in the superhero film "Daredevil"

2002

Cast as Balthazar in "The Scorpion King"

2001

Co-starred with Mark Wahlberg in the remake of "Planet of the Apes"

2001

Portrayed a football coach in the Showtime biopic "They Call Me Sirr"

2000

Re-teamed with Bruce Willis for "The Whole Nine Yards"

1999

Landed breakthrough role as a death row inmate John Coffey in "The Green Mile"; earned a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination

1998

Earned attention as Bear in the action adventure flick "Armaggedon"; first collaboration with Bruce Willis

1995

Made primetime TV debut in a guest role on the NBC sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air," starring Will Smith

1995

Made film debut as a bouncer in "Friday"

Worked as a bodyguard for celebrities like Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, and rapper Notorious B.I.G.; was off the night that Notorious B.I.G. was killed

Played a drill sergeant in a beer commercial

Participated in the Disco Demolition Night at Chicago's Comiskey Park

Bonus Trivia

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Duncan went into cardiac arrest on the morning of July 13, 2012. His girlfriend Omarosa Stallworth reportedly performed CPR and resuscitated Duncan before he was taken to a nearby hospital and admitted to the ICU.

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