Michael Clarke Duncan

Born: December 10, 1957
Chicago, Illinois
Died: September 3, 2012 (Age: 54)
Los Angeles, California


The Challenger 2015
From the Rough 2014
A Resurrection 2013
Family Guy: Volume 11 2013 (voice)
In the Hive 2012
Green Lantern 2011 Kilowog (voice)
Redemption Road 2011
Legend of Kung Fu Rabbit 2011 (voice)
Cross 2011
For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots 2010 (voice)
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore 2010 (voice)
Chuck: The Complete Second Season 2010
One Way 2009
The Slammin' Salmon 2009 Cleon 'Slammin' Salmon
Two and a Half Men: The Complete Sixth Season 2009
Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li 2009 Balrog
American Crude 2008
Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins 2008
Delgo 2008 Elder Marley (voice)
Kung Fu Panda 2008 Commander Vachir (voice)
The Last Mimzy 2007
Slipstream 2007
George & The Dragon 2007
Brother Bear 2 2006 Tug (voice)
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby 2006 Lucius Washington
School for Scoundrels 2006
Air Buddies 2006
The Island 2005
D.E.B.S. 2005 President of D.E.B.S. Academy
Racing Stripes 2005 Clydesdale (voice)
Sin City 2005 Manute
Pursued 2004
Daredevil 2003 The Kingpin
Brother Bear 2003 Tug (voice)
The Underground Comedy Movie 2003
They Call Me Sirr 2002
The Scorpion King 2002
Planet Of The Apes 2001
See Spot Run 2001
Cats & Dogs 2001 (voice)
The Whole Nine Yards 2000
The Green Mile 1999
Armageddon 1998

Profile created on May 19, 2000.
Last updated on September 3, 2012 (5 years ago).

Did you know?

  • Michael wanted to play football in high school but his mother wouldn't let him. She was afraid he would get hurt.
  • He attended Alcorn State College but soon his mother became ill. Michael dropped out of school to support his family.
  • He attended Kankakee Community College and played basketball.
  • Before he was discovered, Michael dug ditches for a gas company, but his dream was to be an actor. He was nicknamed "Hollywood" by his co-workers because he was always talking about being a celebrity.
  • After his role as Bear in "Armageddon," he was on his way. Bruce Willis personally called director Frank Darabont to suggest Duncan for the part of John Coffey in "The Green Mile."
  • His size makes the bodyguard profession almost inevitable. Michael has been the protector of celebrities like Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.
  • Michael's mother is only 4'11" and weighs less than 100 pounds.
  • Michael's last bodyguard job was in 1997 when he worked for the rapper Biggie Smalls (The Notorious B.I.G). Biggie was shot one night when Michael had switched jobs with a friend. He decided his bodyguard days were over.
  • Michael previously dated Alicia Harrison. The two met while filming Armageddon.
  • Michael was engaged to be married to reality TV star Omarosa Manigault.

Undiscovered Picks

Upcoming movies worth watching that you may not have heard of.

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