Exclusive photo from Thomas Gibson, Writer and Filmmaker, interviewing none other than Bernie Mac for Rap Pages back in 1996. Bernie had just performed his segment on “The Original Kings of Comedy.” He joined comedians Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer and D. L. Hughley for this smash hit.
After briefly hosting the HBO show Midnight Mac, Mac appeared in several films in smaller roles. His most noted film role was as Frank Catton in the remake Ocean’s Eleven and the titular character of Mr. 3000.
He was the star of The Bernie Mac Show, which ran from 2001 through 2006, earning him two Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. Mac’s other films included starring roles in Booty Call, Friday, The Players Club, Head of State, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, Bad Santa, Guess Who, Pride, Soul Men, Transformers and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa.
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