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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 Comedy

Here is a collection of Chris Tucker's funny moments from his movies and stand...
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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Chris Tucker

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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.

Chris Tucker Videos

  • Chris Tucker Comedy
    Here is a collection of Chris Tucker's funny moments from his movies and stand up comedy. I do not own the contents of this video, and I would like...
  • Chris Tucker - Def Comedy Jam
  • Chris Tucker Interview

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  • How to book Chris Tucker?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Chris Tucker for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Chris Tucker, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Chris Tucker or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Chris Tucker?

    Booking fees for Chris Tucker, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Chris Tucker, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Chris Tucker?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Chris Tucker for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Chris Tucker for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Chris Tucker or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Chris Tucker or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Chris Tucker is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Chris Tucker for your event is $100,000 - $200,000. 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 Hannibal Buress, Mike Epps, Kenan Thompson, Craig Robinson and Jim Gaffigan. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Chris Tucker for an upcoming event.

Chris Tucker Speaker Videos

  • Chris Tucker Comedy
    Here is a collection of Chris Tucker's funny moments from his movies and stand up comedy. I do not own the contents of this video, and I would like to thank the content owners for allowing me to...
    Chris Tucker - Def Comedy Jam
  • 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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