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

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

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


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.

  • Is a blue belt in Brazilian JuJutsu.
  • 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.
  • Ran onto the field and slid into third base during the Disco Demolition Night fiasco at Comiskey Park on July 12, 1979.
  • Considered becoming a police officer with the LAPD, which was revealed during an interview on _"Live with Regis and Kathie Lee" (1989)_ (qv).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Played basketball at Kankakee Community College. After college, spent several years digging ditches for the gas company in Chicago.

Related sites for this celeb
» BuddyTV
» TVGuide
» AceShowbiz
» Celebrity-Mania
You are successfully logged out.

ShareTV Login

Enter the text in the image shown if you are human.
WARNING: after 2 more failed attempts you will be locked out

Create Account

Verify Password

Verification code (check your email for the verification code)

Verification code has been sent to the following email address:
If you didn't receive the verification code:

1. Check your bulk/spam folder.

2. Try to whitelist our email address (noreply@sharetv.org)

3. Resend verification email

If you mistyped your email address change it here
Create a free ShareTV account to make a personalized schedule of your favorite TV shows, keep track of what you've watched, earn points and more.
Verify your username and email to complete your Registration
Enter the text in the image shown if you are human.
WARNING: after 2 more failed attempts you will be locked out

Forgot Your Password?

Enter the email address you used to create the account and your password will be emailed to you.