Currently alive, at 58 years of age.
1958 – Born on the 5th of October in Chicago, Illinois.
1978 – He worked as furniture mover, UPS agent and a bread delivery sales rep.
1977 – Started as a stand-up comedian in Chicago’s Cotton Club.
1980 – Won the Miller Lite Comedy Search which point his popularity as a comedian.
1995 – Received his big break as Pastor Clever in Ice Cube’s film Friday.
1997 – Continued stand-up comedy roots, touring the country as one of the Kings of Comedy,with Steve Harvey.
Appeared on a television show including Booty Call, How to Be a Player, Life and What’s the Worst That Could Happen?.
2001 – Became the new Bosley for the Charlie’s Angels sequel Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle.
– Starred in television series "The Bernie Mac Show" as Bernie.
2003 – Did an impressive performance in a small but important role as "The Store Dick" in Bad Santa.
2005 – He revealed that he suffered from sarcoidosis, a tissue inflammation disease, since 1983.