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At age 18, Rock was discovered by Eddie Murphy doing stand-up comedy at New York’s Comedy Strip. A small role in Murphy’s Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) was Rock’s film debut. Rock also starred in Keenan Ivory Wayans’ I’m Gonna Get You Sucka (1988).
In 1990, Rock followed the footsteps of his idol, Murphy, by joining the cast of Saturday Night Live. A year later, he released his first comedy album, Born Suspect (1991). He also undertook the more dramatic role of playing Pookie, a drug addicted informant, in Mario Van Peebles’ feature New Jack City (1991).
After spending three seasons on SNL, Rock left to pursue other career opportunities. In 1993, Rock appeared on FOX’s In Living Color for a handful of episodes prior to the show’s cancellation.Chris Rock Movies.
1996 marked a turning point in Rock’s career. His talents were recognized by HBO, and the cable network produced a comedy special starring Rock, titled Bring in the Pain. The comedian won two Emmy Awards and wide critical acclaim for the show.
In 1997, Rock began hosting his own television show on the HBO Network, The Chris Rock Show, which earned him two CableACE awards. During this high point in his career, Rock also appeared in Sgt. Bilko (1996), Beverly Hills Ninja (1997) and Lethal Weapon 4 (1998).
Chris Rock movies for the new millennium included Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), Bad Company (2002), co-starring Anthony Hopkins, and the voice of Marty in DreamWorks’ Madagascar (2005).
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