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Chris Tucker

Actor / Comedian / Film Producer | * 08/31/1971 (50) | Atlanta, Georgia (United States of America (USA))
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Christopher Tucker (born August 31, 1971) is an American comedian and actor. Tucker made his debut as a stand-up performer on the HBO comedy series Def Comedy Jam, frequently appearing on the show throughout the 1990s. Tucker appeared in the films Friday, The Fifth Element, Money Talks, and Jackie Brown, and later gained fame for playing Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour series, for which he received several accolades. ()
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Christopher "Chris" Tucker (born August 31, 1971) is an American actor and comedian, best known for his roles as Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour trilogy and Smokey in the 1995 film Friday. Tucker was born in Atlanta, Georgia, the youngest son of Mary Louise and Norris Tucker. Tucker was raised in Decatur, Georgia. After graduating from Columbia High School, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in comedy and movies. In 1992, Tucker was a frequent performer on Def Comedy Jam. He made his cinematic debut in House Party 3, and gained greater film recognition alongside rapper Ice Cube in the 1995 film Friday. In 1997, he co-starred with Charlie Sheen in Money Talks, and alongside Bruce Willis in The Fifth Element. Tucker did not reprise his role of Smokey in Next Friday (2000) because he had become a born-again Christian after filming Money Talks (1997).He later starred in the 1998 martial arts action comedy Rush Hour and its sequels, Rush Hour 2 and Rush Hour 3, in which he played James Carter, an abrasive wise-cracking detective. Tucker is good friends with fellow Rush Hour star Jackie Chan, and was also close friends with the late singer Michael Jackson, introducing and dancing with him at his 30th Anniversary Special, appearing in Jackson's video "You Rock My World" from his 2001 album Invincible and attending Jackson's memorial service. A friend of Bill Clinton, Tucker has traveled with the former President overseas, though he endorsed Barack Obama rather than Hillary Clinton in the 2008 primaries. On February 13, 2009, Tucker participated in the NBA All-Star Weekend's Celebrity Game.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Documentaries | Action

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Movies with Chris Tucker as Actor(24)

as Self (archive footage)2020 Loving Neverland
as himself2015 Chris Tucker: Live
as Danny McDaniels2012 Silver Linings Playbook
as himself2009 Q: The Man
as Det. James Carter2007 Rush Hour 3
as Self - video 'You Rock My World'2004 Michael Jackson - The One
as Chris2001 You Rock My World
as Det. James Carter2001 Rush Hour 2
as Detective James Carter1998 Rush Hour
as Beaumont Livingston1997 Jackie Brown
as Ruby Rhod1997 The Fifth Element
as Franklin Hatchett1997 Money Talks
as Himself (archive footage)1996 Jackie Chan - From Stuntman to Superstar
as Bodyguard1995 Panther
as Skip1995 Dead Presidents
as Smokey1995 Friday
as Johhny Booze1994 House Party 3
as MC in Mall (uncredited)1993 The Meteor Man
as Mall MC1993 The Meteor Man

TV Shows/Series with Chris Tucker as Actor(6)

as Himself (archive footage)2020 Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich
2000 Diary
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Movies with Chris Tucker as Crew(2)

Writing/Writer2015 Chris Tucker: Live
Production/Executive Producer1997 Money Talks

Additional Information

Full Name: Christopher Tucker
Born: Tuesday, 08/31 1971 (August) in Atlanta, Georgia (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 50 years + 100 days)
Zodiac sign: Virgo (Chinese zodiac sign: Pig)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Columbia High School
Other names for Chris Tucker (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"克里斯·塔克"
"Κρις Τάκερ"
Chris Tucker frequently works together with these people:
Jackie Chan (6x, Actor)
Brett Ratner (6x, Crew)
Michael Jackson (6x, Actor)
Éric Serra (5x, Crew)
Quentin Tarantino (4x, Actor)
Tom Arnold (4x, Actor)
Mark Hicks (4x, Cast)
Sarah Chalke (4x, Actress)
Mark Helfrich (4x, Crew)
Martina McBride (4x, Actress)
Ross LaManna (4x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:2601, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 12/08/2021