Michael Clarke Duncan

Michael Clarke Duncan

54 (passed away Sep. 3rd, 2012)
Dec. 10th, 1957
Born in
Chicago, Illinois, USA
6' 5

Michael Clarke Duncan's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Finder TV Show
The Finder
Spider-Man TV Show

Main Movie Roles

2015 - The Challenger
2013 - A Resurrection
2011 - Green Lantern
2010 - Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
2009 - Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li
2009 - Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li
2009 - The Slammin' Salmon
2008 - Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins
2008 - Delgo
2008 - American Crude
2008 - Kung Fu Panda
2007 - Slipstream
2007 - Slipstream
2007 - Slipstream
2007 - The Last Mimzy
2006 - School for Scoundrels
2006 - Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
2005 - Racing Stripes
2005 - Sin City
2005 - The Island
2005 - The Island
2004 - D.E.B.S.
2004 - George and the Dragon
2004 - Pursued
2003 - Brother Bear
2003 - Daredevil
2003 - Daredevil
2002 - The Scorpion King
2001 - Cats & Dogs
2001 - Planet of the Apes
2001 - See Spot Run
2000 - The Whole Nine Yards
1999 - The Underground Comedy Movie
1999 - The Green Mile
1999 - Breakfast of Champions
1998 - The Players Club
1998 - A Night at the Roxbury
1998 - Bulworth
1995 - Friday

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Massive (Voiced)
Boy on Mushrooms (Voiced)
Jerome Burnett
Balactus (Voiced)
Commander Baker (Voiced)
Himself - Guest
Groot (Voiced)
Big Mike
[Complete List]


Raised by his single mother on Chicago's South Side, Michael grew up resisting drugs and alcohol, instead concentrating on school. He wanted to play football in high school, but his mother wouldn't let him, fearing he would get hurt. He then turned to acting, dreaming of becoming a famous actor. After graduating from high school and attending community college, he worked digging ditches at Peoples Gas Company in Chicago. When he quit his job and headed to Hollywood, he landed small roles while working as a bodyguard. Michael's role in the movie Armageddon (1998/I) led to his breakthrough performance in The Green Mile (1999), when his Armageddon co-star Bruce Willis called director Frank Darabont, suggesting Michael for the part of convict John Coffey. He landed the role, receiving critical acclaim for his performance.

  • Played basketball at Kankakee Community College. After college, spent several years digging ditches for the gas company in Chicago.
  • Attended Alcorn State University in Mississippi, but dropped out to support his family when his mother became ill. Has an older sister, Judith. Worked as a security guard for a theatre troupe.
  • Did bodyguard work for 'Will Smith (I)' (qv), 'Martin Lawrence (I)' (qv), 'Jamie Foxx' (qv), 'LL Cool J' (qv), and 'The Notorious B.I.G.' (qv); he let a friend take over for him the night Notorious B.I.G. got shot, which prompted him to quit that line of work.
  • Has appeared in 4 films with 'Bruce Willis' (qv) _Armageddon (1998/I)_ (qv), _Breakfast of Champions (1999)_ (qv), _The Whole Nine Yards (2000)_ (qv) and _Sin City (2005)_ (qv).
  • For his role as the criminal mastermind behemoth Kingpin in _Daredevil (2003)_ (qv), Clarke put on 40 lbs. to his already largely built physique.
  • While filming _The Scorpion King (2002)_ (qv), was accidentally hit by 'Dwayne Johnson (I)' (qv) during a fight sequence. He leaned in too far for a hit, and his chin connected with The Rock's elbow.
  • Supposedly gives five dollars to anyone who recognizes him on the street and knows what his full name is.
  • Ran onto the field and slid into third base during the Disco Demolition Night fiasco at Comiskey Park on July 12, 1979.

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