Michael Clarke Duncan



Place of birth:

Chicago, Illinois, USA:


Michael Clarke Duncan was born December 10, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois He is best known for his breakout role as John Coffey in The Green Mile. In 1998, Duncan was cast as Bear in the film Armageddon, where he struck up a friendship with castmate Bruce Willis. It was Bruce Willis' influence that helped him to get his breakout role as John Coffey in the Frank Darabont-directed The Green Mile, a role which netted him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture. Duncan then was cast in a string of films that helped to establish him as a star: The Whole Nine Yards, Planet of the Apes, The Scorpion King (where he starred alongside his friend, The Rock), The Island and Daredevil as Wilson Fisk, aka The Kingpin.   Duncan has also provided his voice for a number of roles including Brother Bear, The Land Before Time XI: Invasion of the Tinysauruses, Quiznos commercials, and the video games Demon Stone, SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALs, The Suffering: Ties That Bind, Saints Row, and Soldier of Fortune, with his most recent role being God of War II, where he provides the voice of Atlas, the Titan condemned by Zeus to stand at the western edge of the earth and hold up the sky on his shoulders. He later reprised his role as the Kingpin in Spider-Man: The New Animated Series. In 2005, he starred in the film Sin City (again alongside Bruce Willis) as Manute, a powerful mobster. Duncan appeared in a minor role in the 2006 movie Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby as Lucius Washington, and he voiced the role of the villain Massive in the Loonatics Unleashed. In 2006, he voiced the role of Numbuh 26 in the animated movie Codename: Kids Next Door: Operation ZERO. He played Balrog in Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li and voiced the prison commander in Kung Fu Panda. In 2011, Duncan plays ‘The Giant Troll’ in the fantasy comedy film, Your Highness and will reprise his role in the SinCity sequels. On September 3 2012 Michael Clarke Duncan passed away from complications after a massive heart attack on July 13th 2012.

Film Credits

The Challenger (2015)
as Dune
From the Rough (2013)
as Roger
A Resurrection (2013)
as Addison
In the Hive (2012)
as Mr. Hollis
Redemption Road (2011)
as Augy
Cross (2011)
as Erlik
Green Lantern (2011)
as Kilowog (voice)
A Crush on You (2011)
as 'Big Jim' Nelson
Your Highness (2011)
as The Giant Troll
兔侠传奇 (2011)
as Slash (voice)
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (2010)
as Sam (voice)
Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009)
as Balrog
The Slammin' Salmon (2009)
as Cleon Salmon
Delgo (2008)
as Elder Marley (voice)
Kung Fu Panda (2008)
as Commander Vachir (voice)
American Crude (2008)
as Spinks
Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins (2008)
as Sheriff Otis Jenkins
Slipstream (2007)
as Mort / Phil Henderson / Patrolman
The Last Mimzy (2007)
as Nathanial Broadman
Air Buddies (2006)
as The Wolf (voice)
One Way (2006)
as The General
School for Scoundrels (2006)
as Lesher
Brother Bear 2 (2006)
as Tug (voice)
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
as Lucius Washington
2005 Chicago White Sox: The Official World Series Film (2005)
as narrator
The Island (2005)
as Starkweather Two Delta / Jamal Starkweather
Dinotopia: Quest for the Ruby Sunstone (2005)
as Stinktooth (voice)
Sin City (2005)
as Manute
The Land Before Time XI: Invasion of the Tinysauruses (2005)
as Big Daddy
Racing Stripes (2005)
as Clydesdale (voice)
Pursued (2004)
as Franklin
Beyond Hell's Kitchen (2004)
as Himself/Kingpin
George and the Dragon (2004)
as Tarik
D.E.B.S. (2004)
as Mr. Phipps
Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time (2003)
as Future Wade (voice)
Brother Bear (2003)
as Tug (voice)
George of the Jungle 2 (2003)
as Mean Lion (voice)
Daredevil (2003)
as Wilson Fisk / The Kingpin
The Scorpion King (2002)
as Balthazar
Planet of the Apes (2001)
as Attar
See Spot Run (2001)
as Murdoch
The Whole Nine Yards (2000)
as Franklin "Frankie Figs" Figueroa
The Green Mile (1999)
as John Coffey
Breakfast of Champions (1999)
as Eli
The Underground Comedy Movie (1999)
A Night at the Roxbury (1998)
as Roxbury Bouncer
Armageddon (1998)
as Jayotis 'Bear' Kurleenbear
Bulworth (1998)
as Bouncer
Caught Up (1998)
as BB
Friday (1995)
as Craps Player