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Michael Clarke Duncan

Michael Clarke Duncan was born on December 10, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois. Raised by his single mother, Jean, a house cleaner, on Chicago's South Side, Duncan 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, afraid that 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 People's Gas Company in Chicago. When he quit his job and headed to Hollywood, he landed small roles while working as a bodyguard. Duncan's role in the movie Armageddon (1998) led to his breakthrough performance in The Green Mile (1999), when his Armageddon co-star Bruce Willis called director Frank Darabont, suggesting Duncan for the part of convict John Coffey. He landed the role, getting critical acclaim as well as many other Awards and Nominations, including an Academy Award Nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.After suffering a heart attack on July 13, 2012, he was taken to a Los Angeles hospital in which his girlfriend Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth tried to save his life with CPR. Unfortunately, on September 3, 2012, Michael Clarke Duncan died at age 54 from the previous heart attack.

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Dec 10, 1957 In Chicago, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Married... with Children 1987-04-05
Latest Project:
Series Ultimate Spider-Man 2012-04-01

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 13 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Chuck
Poster of Bones
Poster of Two and a Half Men
Poster of Family Guy
The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange Unknown 2012
The Finder Leo Knox 13 episodes, 2012 2012
Ultimate Spider-Man Unknown 2012-04-01
The Wendy Williams Show Unknown 2008-05-14
Chuck Unknown 2007-09-24
Chelsea Lately Unknown 2007-07-01
The Ultimate Fighter Unknown 2005-01-17
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Unknown 2005-03-18
Loonatics Unleashed Unknown 2005-09-17
The Girls Next Door Unknown 2005-08-07
Bones Unknown 2005-09-13
CSI: NY Unknown 2004-09-22
Teen Titans Unknown 2003-07-19
Spider-Man Unknown 2003-07-11
Two and a Half Men Unknown 2003-09-22
George Lopez Unknown 2002-03-27
The Fairly OddParents Unknown 2001-03-30
The Proud Family Unknown 2001-09-15
Static Shock Unknown 2000-09-20
Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
King of the Hill Unknown 1997-01-12
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
The Jamie Foxx Show Unknown 1996-08-28
The Wayans Bros. Unknown 1995-01-11
Weird Science Unknown 1994-03-05
Sister, Sister Unknown 1994-04-01
WWE Raw Unknown 1993-01-11
Renegade Unknown 1992-09-19
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Married... with Children Unknown 1987-04-05