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Everybody Hates Chris 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (2005–2009)
A young African American teen attempts to survive with his dysfunctional family and his all white school in the 1980s.

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Ali LeRoi, Chris Rock
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 7 wins & 50 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Terry Crews ...  Julius 88 episodes, 2005-2009
Tichina Arnold ...  Rochelle 88 episodes, 2005-2009
Tequan Richmond ...  Drew 88 episodes, 2005-2009
Imani Hakim ...  Tonya 88 episodes, 2005-2009
Vincent Martella ...  Greg Wuliger 88 episodes, 2005-2009
Tyler James Williams ...  Chris 88 episodes, 2005-2009
Chris Rock ...  Narrator / ... 88 episodes, 2005-2009
Travis T. Flory ...  Joey Caruso / ... 54 episodes, 2005-2009
Jacqueline Mazarella ...  Ms. Morello / ... 48 episodes, 2005-2009
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Motivated by his childhood experiences, Emmy Award-winner/actor/comedian Chris Rock narrates this very hilarious and touching story of a teenager growing up as the oldest of three children in Brooklyn, NY, in 1982. 1982 is the year that Chris (Tyler James Williams) turns 13. Filled with dreams of being a cool teenager, Chris moves with his family from the projects to the "Bed-Stuy: Do or Die" neighborhood. As the family's emergency adult while his parents are working, he's responsible for taking care of his younger brother Drew (Tequan Richmond), who's taller and more confident than Chris, and sister Tonya (Imani Hakim), who gets all the parents' attention. Chris' rough, cost-conscious father Julius (Terry Crews) works numerous jobs to properly support his family. Sassy mom Rochelle (Tichina Arnold) runs the household on a tight budget, is very strict, and works part-time in a small real estate office. With his mom determined to see him in a good school, though Drew and Tonya go to ... Written by Alex Madison <ThatSoRaven2905>

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Inspired by Chris Rock's life...as a kid. See more »

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Comedy

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Everybody Hates Chris See more »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The character 'Drew' is loosely based on Chris Rock's brother Tony Rock. Growing up, real-Chris Rock said that Tony was cooler than he was. See more »

Goofs

When Chris is in a local store, a new version of the Cheetos brand bag is visible when the show takes place years before the bag change. (Everybody Hates Liars). See more »

Quotes

Tanya Rock: [repeated line, to Chris] Ooo! I'm gonna tell Mama!
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A show that deserves a larger audience
18 April 2006 | by garrardSee all my reviews

Airing on UPN, Chris Rock's "autobiographical" sitcom doesn't get the viewers that it so richly deserves. Besides being one of the best acted series in production today, the show has a stellar writing staff that supplies not only laughs but biting commentary about society, the mark of a good production team.

The performers are impressive, especially Tyler James Williams as the title character. His expressive face and on-time delivery makes him one of the best child stars in the business. The other kids in the cast (Taquan Richmond as younger, but larger, brother, Drew; Vincent Martella as Chris's friend Greg, and Imani Hakim as younger sister Tanya) are equally gifted, never appearing to be acting, just being youngsters.

Adult actors Terry Crews and Tichina Arnold as Chris's parents bring about the right balance of humor and authority to their roles. If there is justice in the Emmy Awards next year, Arnold should walk away with a statue.

Chris Rock's off-camera narration is another plus for the series, along with the musical soundtrack, featuring hit songs from the era.


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