Happy 47th Birthday To The Comedian Chris Tucker!

Chris Tucker was born on this day, August 31, in 1971. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Chris would take fate into his own hands when he left his family home for Hollywood fame and fortune upon graduating high school.

Despite the “overnight success” narratives that are often floated in popular media, but it almost never, ever happens that way. However, Tucker’s road to success didn’t have a lot of twists and turns early on. Chris Tucker was performing on Def Comedy Jam almost as soon as he got to Hollywood.  

Chris Tucker Early Stand Up (Def Comedy Jam)

Chris Tucker Early Stand Up On Def Comedy Jam, Enjoy ! -FAIR USE- “Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statAD COPY ute that might otherwise be infringing.

Fans also recall his appearance as Johnny Booze in House Party 3 starring Kid N’ Play.  But the role that catapulted him into stardom was “Friday” starring Ice Cube in 1995.  Mainstream success appeared to be a certainty after he did Money Talks with Charlie Sheen, Jackie Brown and The Fifth Element with Bruce Willis, all in 1997.

Chris Tucker in House Party 3

Chris Tucker in House Party 3

My favorite role, as well as the role that made him the most money, was as Detective James Carter in Rush Hour and its sequels alongside Jackie Chan. Fans everywhere wanted Tucker to reprise his role as Smokey in a Friday sequel. However, Chris’ dedication to being a Born Again Christian is cited as the reason he never did. Chris would return to stand up comedy in 2011 with a Netflix special and in 2012 starred in Silver Linings Playbook alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, and Robert De Niro.

Money Talks – Best of Chris Tucker

Bits from the movie 0:34 for jail scene


The Fifth Element – Chris Tucker (Ruby Rhod) Best Epic Moments 1080pHD

Some of my fav scenes from the film -The Fifth Element – Ft- ( Chris Tucker) Ruby Rhod – 1997 in the 23rd century, a New York City cabbie, Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis), finds the fate of the world in his hands when Leeloo (Milla Jovovich) falls into his cab.

Rush Hour (1998) Chris Tucker

Opening with Chris Tucker in the 1998 action flick, Rush Hour. Scene is featuring Michael Jackson’s Another Part of Me with Tucker’s dancing moves.

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