Bernie Mac was born Bernard Jeffery McCullough in Chicago, IL, on October 5, 1958. Becoming a professional comedian when he was 19, Mac performed in area clubs under his original name. He had small roles in a few movies, when, in 1995, he won a part in Ice Cube’s comedy Friday, and got his own HBO special called, Midnight Mac. From there he moved on to a role in Spike Lee’s movie, Get On The Bus, and was offered a recurring role in the TV series Moesha. In 2000, he joined DL Hughly, Cedric The Entertainer and Steve Harvey to do a comedy show called The Original Kings of Comedy. The exsposure leas to his own prime time sitcom, The Bernie Mac Show. From there Mac was giving a recurring role on the box office hit Ocean’s Eleven with Goeorge Clooney, Brad Pitt & Matt Damon and the subsequent sequels Ocean’s Twelve and Ocean’s Thirteen. Bernie Mac is survived by his wife and their only child a daughter.