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Chris Tucker

Chris Tucker

Keynote Speaker: Actor and Comedian

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Chris Tucker Biography

Chris Tucker is an actor and comedian best known for playing the role of Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series. Tucker became a frequent stand up performer on Def Comedy Jam in the 1990s.

A native of Atlanta, GA, Tucker's proclivity for comedy has been lifelong, beginning when he, the youngest of six children, used humor as an attention-getting device and as a way to get his brothers to allow him to hang around them. In addition to Eddie Murphy's comedy, Tucker was heavily influenced by that of Richard Pryor. In high school, Tucker was one of those class clowns who was able to make even his teachers laugh and it was one of his instructors who suggested Tucker display his gifts in a school talent show. He proved a roaring success and following graduation, decided to become a professional. His classmates, having voted him "Most Humorous," supported his efforts. Tucker made his debut at a local comedy club. Because he was underage, Tucker had to sneak in and then do some real fast talking to be allowed to perform. He succeeded and his routine garnered a tremendous response. More local successes followed and this emboldened the then 19-year-old Tucker to try his luck in Los Angeles. Soon after arriving on the West Coast, Tucker had established himself in the major comedy clubs and, after appearing on HBO's Def Comedy Jam found himself a bona fide rising star.

Tucker made his film debut with a small but memorable role in House Party 3 (1994). The following year, Tucker appeared in F. Gary Gray's crazy comedy Friday, playing Smokey, a lazy pot-smoking drug dealer who could be quite rich if only he'd stop using the merchandise himself. Tucker's hilarious improvisation during filming helped to make the film a sleeper hit. In his next film, Dead Presidents, directed by brothers Allen Hughes and Albert Hughes, Tucker hinted at some real talent as a dramatic actor. In regard to movies, 1997 proved a very good year for Tucker who was given his first showcase film in the action comedy Money Talks, which he executively produced. He also had a small but memorable role in Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown and played a hyper-manic intergalactic DJ in Luc Besson's The Fifth Element. In 1998, Tucker had his second starring role, working opposite international action superstar Jackie Chan in the action-packed comedy Rush Hour.

While his movie career continues its rapid ascent, Tucker remains passionate about performing live and still appears in comedy clubs and other venues.

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Chris Tucker Videos

Chris Tucker Comedy
Chris Tucker Interview
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Chris Tucker is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Comedy, Entertainers, Celebrity, Acting and Television & Film.

Where does Chris Tucker travel from?

Chris Tucker generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Chris Tucker is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Comedy, Entertainers and Celebrity. Please contact us for live or virtual event fee details. Chris Tucker generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Mike Epps, Marlon Wayans and Sinbad. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Chris Tucker for an upcoming event.

Speaker profile last updated by AAE Talent Team on 14/07/2024.

Chris Tucker Videos

Chris Tucker Comedy
Chris Tucker Interview
Chris Tucker Seems to Be All About Positivity

Chris Tucker News

  • Chris Tucker Performs For Frostburg State University Homecoming

    Frostburg State University’s Homecoming 2016 weekend kicked off Friday, October 21 with a stand-up comedy show by Chris Tucker presented by CES. Tickets started as low as $5 for FSU students. Frostburg students, alumni, and fans showed up to laugh and to get in the homecoming spirit. The comedy show took place in the Main Arena of FSU’s Cordts Physical Educational Center.

  • 'Rush Hour' Stars Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker Reunite in China

    Chris Tucker reunited with his Rush Hour co-star Jackie Chan in China recently, he told James Corden on Monday's Late Late Show...

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