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Where Are They Now?: The Cast Of Friday

 

Bernie Mac

Bernie Mac

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One of Chicago’s most funniest stars had already been a household name in the Black communities, but Friday was Bernie Mac’s first crossover step to the mainstream. After making millions laugh on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, Mac played the lascivious Pastor Clever, who was looking to get a little “twenty-twin-twin” from Smokey for his cataracts. The role was in the vein of ones he’s done before, but his charisma and comedic timing couldn’t be denied. He followed up his time on Friday with work alongside The Wayans Brothers (Don’t Be a Menace To South Central), Spike Lee (Get On The Bus), and Brandy Norwood (Moesha). His work paid off as eventually he landed his own TV series (The Bernie Mac Show) and was starring in big box office movies like Ocean’s Eleven alongside Matt Damon and George Clooney. Unfortunately, on August 9, 2008, Mac passed away from sarcoidosis complicated by pneumonia.

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Comment Comments: 6 Tags Tags: movies, nia long, chris tucker, where are they now
  • tylonw

    Debo was played by “Tiny” Lister

  • You should Know Better

    #fail Deborah WAS not played by Michael Clark Duncan! Who writes this stuff?? Geez. Tiny Lester LIVES.

    • http://dontloseyourdayjob.com/ Hassan Fvckry

      Your reading comprehension has failed you greatly.

  • You should Know Better

    Debo, not Deborah!

  • Ladylove35

    Whoever wrote this need to remove it. How do you write an article on a classic movie and don’t even know the names of the actors/actresses with incorrect pictures? Epic fail!!!!

    • http://dontloseyourdayjob.com/ Hassan Fvckry

      I wrote this article and it seems as if you possibly have Mr. (in your case Ms.) Magoo syndrome. To paraphrase Jay Z, do you read through these stories, or just skew through it?