Bernie Mac is a well-known American comedian, actor, and voice actor who has been seen working actively on his career since the year 1977 to 2008.

Quick Info
Full NameBernie Mac
Date of Birth5 October 1957
Birth PlaceChicago, Illinois, U.S
ParentsJeffery Harrison, and Mary McCullough
ProfessionActor, Comedian
WifeRhonda McCullough
Weight90 kg
Height6 ft 2 in
Net Worth$15 million
Date of DeathAugust 9, 2008
Cause of DeathSarcoidosis


Where was Mac born and raised?

Bernie Mac, whose real name is Bernard Jeffrey McCullough was born on 5 October 1957 in Chicago, Illinois, the U.S. as a son of his father, Jeffery Harrison, and mother, Mary McCullough. He was the second child of his parents and he had an older brother. Later, when he is sixteen years old, his mother had died because of cancer and later, his brother and estranged father also died.

Mac was 50 years old when he died. He holds an American nationality and belongs to the African-American ethnicity. As he was born on 5 October, his zodiac sign was Libra.

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Where did Bernie Mac go to school?

Earlier, he was raised by his single mother and for his education, he was seen attending Chicago Vocational High School, and later, he joined Jesuit High School. Later, in 1975, he completed his graduation from Chicago Vocational. He was seen doing several jobs in his life including delivery man, furniture mover, janitor, coach, bus driver, and many more. 


Body Measurement

Bernie Mac’s height was 6 feet 2 inches (190 cm) and his weight was 90 kg. He used to have Black hair with Dark Brown eyes. 


Who is Bernie Mac married to?

 Mac married Rhonda McCullough in1977 who was his high school girlfriend and they had a daughter, Ja’Niece Childress together.

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How did Bernie Mac start his career?

Bernie started his career as a stand-up comedian and slowly, his career as a comedian began to grow. Later, in 1978, he started his film career, after he had been cast on an American romantic drama movie “Ice Castles” in 1978. Mac started his television career after he had been cast as Uncle Bernie on an American television sitcom “Moesha” from 1996 to 1999.



In 1992, he was also seen appearing as a Club doorman in an American romantic crime comedy-drama movie “Mo’ Money”. In the following year, he was also seen playing the role of G-George in a thriller comedy movie “Who’s the Man?” which was directed by Ted Demme.

Further, in 1994, he was seen appearing in the role of Uncle Vester is an American comedy movie “House Party 3” and in the same year, he was also seen as Flip in an American sports movie “Above the Rim”. In the year of 1995, he was cast as Ray in the war movie “The Walking Dead” alongside Steven Yeun and Lauren Cohan which was written and directed by Preston A. Whitemore II. In that year, he was also cast as Pastor Clever in an American comedy movie “Friday” which was directed by F. Gary Gary.

Likewise, in 1996, he was seen appearing as Officer Self Hatred is an American crime comedy parody movie “Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood” and also seen as Jay in an American drama movie “Get on the Bus”. Later, he was seen appearing in several movies like “Ocean’s Eleven”, “Head of State”, “Reasons”, “Booty Call”, “B*A*P*S”, “Def Jam’s How to Be a Player”, “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle”, “The Players Club”, “Life”, “The Original Kings of Comedy”, “What’s the Worst That Could Happen?”, and “Bad Santa”.

In the year of 2004, he was cast as Stan Ross in an American sports comedy movie “Mr 3000” which was directed by Charles Stone III. In the same year, he was also seen playing the role of Frank Catton is an American heist comedy movie “Ocean’s Twelve”. Furthermore, he was also cast into the role of Percy Jones in an American comedy movie “Guess Who” in 2005. In that year, he was also seen providing voice over the character Fruit Juice on a black comedy animated movie “Lil’ Pimp” and over the character Gadgetmobile on an animated television series “Inspector Gadget’s Biggest Caper Ever”.

In addition, he was seen appearing in the movies like “Pride”, “Ocean’s Thirteen”, “Transformers” alongside Tony Todd and Kirby Morrow, “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa” as a voice actor, “Soul Men” and “Old Dogs”.


Television Shows

Bernie After that, in 1997, he was also seen appearing as Shank on an American sitcom “The Wayans Bros” in 1997. In that year, he was also seen appearing as Bundini Brown in the television movie “Don King: Only in America” which was directed by John Herzfeld and written by Kario Salem.

From the year of 2001 to 2006, he was seen playing the role of Bernie “Mac” McCullough on an American sitcom television series “The Bernie Mac Show” which was created by Larry Wilmore. In 2003, he was seen providing his voice over the character Mack on an American animated sitcom “King of the Hill” which was created by Mike Judge and Greg Daniels. In the same year, he was also seen hosting an American late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show “Saturday Night Live”.

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How many Awards has Bernie Mac won?

In his career, he had won several awards including Black Reel Award, NAACP Image Awards, PRISM Award, Satellite Award, Television Critics Association Award, and BET Comedy Awards.


Net Worth

Bernie Mac is one of the remembered and talented actors who used to have an estimated net worth of $15 million.


Cause of Death

Bernie Mac had suffered from sarcoidosis which mostly attacks his lungs. Later, in the year 2008, he was admitted to the Northwestern Memorial Hospital but his medical treatment was unsuccessful and after that, he died in august because of the complications of pneumonia.


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