Kevin L. Clark

Where Are They Now?: The Cast Of Friday


Chris Tucker

An Evening Honouring Chris Tucker

Photo: WENN

Other than setting out HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, Tucker, already a celebrated comedian, had only appeared in Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper and Robert Townsend’s The Meteor Man. In Friday, he shined as Craig Jones’ best bud buddy, Smokey, who gets them into a sticky-icky-icky situation with the neighborhood thug Big Worm. Armed with the finest green from around the way, a quick one-liner, and an infectious sense of humor, Chris Tucker made the role his own and gravitated to the higher echelons of Hollywood immediately after Friday proved to be a success. He would later go on to renounce risqué humor in favor of family films, and then went into a hiatus shortly after the success of Rush Hour 3. He eventually returned to make a splash in David O. Russell’s The Silver Lining Playbook, and has made some brief comedy spot date appearances. Millions are still hoping to get him and Ice Cube back on the same page to film Friday 4, though.

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  • 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.

    • 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!!!!

    • 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?