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.

  • Narrates the 2005 Major League Baseball World Series Film, featuring the 2005 World Champion Chicago White Sox.
  • 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 five cats.
  • His Daredevil character, Wilson Fisk/Kingpin, first appeared as an enemy of Spiderman until 'Frank Miller (II)' (qv) made him a major enemy of Daredevil. Duncan has played him opposite both characters, and as both a white man in the animated series _"Spider-Man" (2003)_ (qv) and a black man in _Daredevil (2003)_ (qv).
  • Is a blue belt in Brazilian JuJutsu.
  • Ran onto the field and slid into third base during the Disco Demolition Night fiasco at Comiskey Park on July 12, 1979.
  • He tried out for the Chicago Bears in the mid 1980s. He wanted to try out at for one of the linebacker postions, but the coaches chose to see how he would be perform at Tightend.
  • Has one chinchilla, "Chucky".

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