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Chris Tucker

1971-08-31 Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Christopher "Chris" Tucker (born August 31, 1971) is an American actor and comedian, best known for his roles as Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour trilogy and Smokey in the 1995 film Friday. Tucker was born in Atlanta, Georgia, the youngest son of Mary Louise and Norris Tucker. Tucker was raised in Decatur, Georgia. After graduating from Columbia High School, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in comedy and movies. In 1992, Tucker was a frequent performer on Def Comedy Jam. He made his cinematic debut in House Party 3, and gained greater film recognition alongside rapper Ice Cube in the 1995 film Friday. In 1997, he co-starred with Charlie Sheen in Money Talks, and alongside Bruce Willis in The Fifth Element. Tucker did not reprise his role of Smokey in Next Friday (2000) because he had become a born-again Christian after filming Money Talks (1997).He later starred in the 1998 martial arts action comedy Rush Hour and its sequels, Rush Hour 2 and Rush Hour 3, in which he played James Carter, an abrasive wise-cracking detective. Tucker is good friends with fellow Rush Hour star Jackie Chan, and was also close friends with the late singer Michael Jackson, introducing and dancing with him at his 30th Anniversary Special, appearing in Jackson's video "You Rock My World" from his 2001 album Invincible and attending Jackson's memorial service. A friend of Bill Clinton, Tucker has traveled with the former President overseas, though he endorsed Barack Obama rather than Hillary Clinton in the 2008 primaries. On February 13, 2009, Tucker participated in the NBA All-Star Weekend's Celebrity Game.


Air Howard White 2023-04-05
Dave Chappelle: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize Self 2020-01-07
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk Albert 2016-11-10
Chris Tucker: Live Himself 2015-07-10
The 10 Faces of Michael Jackson Self 2015-02-11
Silver Linings Playbook Danny McDaniels 2012-11-16
Q: The Man Self 2009-02-01
Rush Hour 3 James Carter 2007-08-08
Live 8 Self 2005-11-07
A Concert for Hurricane Relief Presenter 2005-09-02
Jackie Chan: Fast, Funny and Furious Himself 2002-12-10
You Rock My World Chris 2001-09-21
Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration Self 2001-11-13
Rush Hour 2 James Carter 2001-08-03
Def Comedy Jam, Vol. 7 2000-11-28
Rush Hour Carter 1998-09-18
Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes Self (archive footage) 1998-08-18
Jackie Brown Beaumont Livingston 1997-12-25
Money Talks Franklin Hatchett 1997-08-22
The Fifth Element Ruby Rhod 1997-05-02
Jackie Chan - From Stuntman to Superstar Himself (archive footage) 1996-08-30
Panther Bodyguard 1995-05-03
Friday Smokey 1995-04-26
Dead Presidents Skip 1995-09-29
House Party 3 Johhny Booze 1994-01-11
The Meteor Man MC in Mall (uncredited) 1993-08-06
The Meteor Man Mall MC 1993-08-06
Rush Hour 4 James Carter