Happy Birthday Chris Rock! You Are a Hero

Happy Birthday Chris Rock!!!

Chris Rock is 47 today....such a charmer!

Chris Rock is 47 today....such a charmer!

47 years ago today, Christopher Julius Rock III was born in Andrews, South Carolina. Growing up in Brooklyn, at age 18 he was discovered by Eddie Murphy at New York’s Comedy Strip.

Chris Rock at the Comic Strip Club where he was discovered...!

Chris Rock at the Comic Strip Club where he was discovered...!

He appeared on Saturday Night Live, and soon released a number of Grammy award-winning comedy albums.

Chris Rock's Never Scared won the Grammy for Best Comedy Album in 2004

Chris Rock's Never Scared won the Grammy for Best Comedy Album in 2004

His later successes include an Emmy award-winning HBO special, and the popular sitcom Everybody Hates Chris. Most importantly though, Chris made his name through the movies. Who coud ever forget his turn as the Playboy Mansion Valet in Beverly Hills Cop II??

Chris Rock Opposite Eddie Murphy in Beverly Hills Cop II!

Chris Rock Opposite Eddie Murphy in Beverly Hills Cop II! That was 1987!

And then of course, he co-starred in Lethal Weapon 4 with Danny Glover and Mel Gibson…!

Chris Rock in Lethal Weapon 4 with Danny Glover and Mel Gibson!

Chris Rock in Lethal Weapon 4 with Danny Glover and Mel Gibson!

Facts You Probably Didn’t Know about

Chris Rock

  • Rock was voted the 5th Greatest Stand-up of All Time in a Comedy Central poll.
  • Both Time and Entertainment Weekly have declared Rock “the funniest man in America.”
  • He hosted the MTV Video Music Awards for the first time in 1997.
  • Rock hosted the Academy Awards in 2005.
  • His brother, Tony, is also a popular stand-up comedian and actor.
  • Rock’s older brother, Charles, a life-long drug addict and alcoholic (who Rock has talked about in his comedy), passed away in 2006.

Chris Rock will next be seen in What To Expect When You’re Expecting opposite Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez.

What To Expect When You're Expecting is Released in May

What To Expect When You're Expecting is Released in May

After that Chris will be heard as the voice of Marty in the extremely successful Madagascar franchise….!

Chris Rock is the voice of Marty in Madagascar 3 which will be released in June....!

Chris Rock is the voice of Marty in Madagascar 3 which will be released in June....!

In any case Happy Birthday Chris, you ARE A LEGEND!!

This baby wishes Chris a Happy Birthday!

This baby wishes Chris a Happy Birthday!

Hugs and Kisses

Derek x

derek@ineligibleforgreatness.com

twitter.com/ineligiblederek

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