Tony Rock

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Tony Rock
Born Anthony Rock
(1974-06-30) June 30, 1974 (age 40)
Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City, New York
Occupation stand-up comedian and actor (2001–present)
TV actor

Anthony "Tony" Rock (born June 30, 1974[1][2]) is an American actor and stand-up comedian. He is the younger brother of comedian Chris Rock.

In the early 2000s, Rock hosted a short-lived game show entitled Can You Tell? for Oprah Winfrey's Oh! Oxygen network. He was also a correspondent for BattleBots on Comedy Central for the show's fifth season.

Tony has made many guest appearances, including The Howard Stern Show and The D'Angelo Show. He performed in New York with Mark Curry and John Henton to highlight the Apollo Theater. He co-starred as Dirk Black on the UPN/CW sitcom All of Us. Tony has worked as a back-up to his brother Chris, and appeared in his sitcom Everybody Hates Chris in the recurring role of the title character's uncle Ryan. Tony has hosted The Funny Spot on TV One.

Tony Rock starred in his own TV series, a sketch comedy show called The Tony Rock Project. It was broadcast on MyNetworkTV from 2008 to 2009.[3] On February 19, 2010, Comedy Central aired Tony Rock's feature on Season 14 of Comedy Central Presents. His episode was the first original of the 2010 season.[4]

In 2012, Rock starred in Think Like a Man, a feature film based on Steve Harvey's 2009 book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. In the same year, Rock began hosting Apollo Live on BET.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Tony Rock is one of eight siblings, born to Rosalie Rock[2] and Julius Rock. He grew up on Decatur Street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of New York City.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tony Rock at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ a b c Oppenheim, Gabe. "Tony Rock, Standing Up To His Name", The Washington Post, 9 August 2008.
  3. ^ MyNetworkTV Prepares to Rock Out, Broadcasting & Cable, June 5, 2008.
  4. ^ List of Comedy Central Presents episodes
  5. ^ "Tony Rock". BET.com. BET. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 

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