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Chris Rock
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Biographical Information
Birth name: Christopher Julius Rock III
Birth date: February 7, 1965 (age 50)
Birth place: Andrews, South Carolina, U.S.
Nationality: American
Professional Information
Occupation: Actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer, and director
Years active: 1984-present
Portrays: Frank Gathers

Christopher Julius "Chris" Rock III (born February 7, 1965) is an American comedian, actor, screenwriter, producer, and director.

After working as a standup comic and appearing in small film roles, Rock came to wider prominence as a cast member of Saturday Night Live in the early 1990s. He went on to more prominent film roles, and a series of acclaimed comedy specials for HBO.

He was voted the fifth-greatest stand-up comedian in a poll conducted by Comedy Central. He was also voted in the United Kingdom as the ninth greatest stand-up comic on Channel 4’s 100 Greatest Stand-Ups in 2007, and again in the updated 2010 list as the eighth greatest stand-up comic.

He will make his first appearance on the FOX television series, Empire, as Frank Gathers.

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