Tony Rock

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Tony Rock
Born
Anthony Rock

(1974-06-30) June 30, 1974 (age 46)
Occupation Stand-up comedian, actor
Relatives Chris Rock (brother)
Sherrod Small (cousin)

Anthony Rock (born June 30, 1974) [1] is an American actor and stand-up comedian. He is the younger brother of comedian Chris Rock. He is best known for playing Uncle Ryan on Everybody Hates Chris (2008-2009) and television producer Dirk Black on the UPN/The CW series All of Us (2003-2007). Rock also appeared in many films including What Goes Around Comes Around (2012) and Redemption of a Dog (2012).

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Rock was a co-star on CBS's comedy Living Biblically, co-starring with Jay Ferguson, Lindsey Kraft, Camryn Manheim, and Sara Gilbert.

Biography

Rock was born in Brooklyn, New York. [2] The son of Rosalie Rock [3] and Julius Rock (d. 1988), [1] he grew up on Decatur Street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of New York City. [3] He has seven brothers and two sisters. [2]

In the early 2000s, Rock hosted a short-lived game show entitled Can You Tell? for the Oxygen network. He was also a correspondent for BattleBots on Comedy Central for the show's fifth season.

Rock has appeared on radio and television shows including The Howard Stern Show and The D'Angelo Show . [4] He performed in New York with Mark Curry and John Henton to highlight the Apollo Theater.[ citation needed ] He co-starred as Dirk Black on the UPN/The CW sitcom All of Us . Rock has often worked as a back-up to his brother Chris, and appeared on the latter's sitcom Everybody Hates Chris in the recurring role of the title character's uncle Ryan. Chris's fictitious brother Drew from the show is loosely based on Tony. Rock has hosted The Funny Spot on TV One.[ citation needed ]

Rock starred in his own sketch comedy TV series, The Tony Rock Project , which was broadcast on MyNetworkTV from 2008 to 2009. [5] On February 19, 2010, Comedy Central aired Tony Rock's feature on Season 14 of Comedy Central Presents . His episode was the first original of the 2010 season. [6]

In 2012, Rock appeared in Think Like a Man , a feature film based on Steve Harvey's 2009 book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man . In the same year Rock appeared in David E. Talbert's What Goes Around Comes Around and began hosting Apollo Live on BET . [7]

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