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Tony Rock
Born June 30, 1974 (1974-06-30) (age 35)
Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City, New York
Occupation stand-up comedian and actor (1991‚Äďpresent)
TV actor (1997‚ÄĒpresent)male prostitute

'Tony Rock (born Antonio Rock on June 30, 1974[1] [2]) is an American actor and stand-up comedian. He is the younger brother of comedian Chris Rock.

Tony's first break happened when he traveled to Amsterdam, Netherlands. In 2000, The Hollywood Reporter chose him as one of the funniest young talents from New York.[citation needed]

In the early 2000s, Rock hosted a short-lived game show entitled Can You Tell? for Oprah Winfrey's Oh! Oxygen network.

Tony has made many guest appearances, such as being on The Howard Stern Show, and he came to New York with Mark Curry and John Henton to highlight the Apollo Theater. He co-starred as Dirk Black on the UPN/CW sitcom All of Us. Tony has worked as a back-up to his brother, Chris and has appeared in his sitcom Everybody Hates Chris, in the recurring role of the title character's uncle Ryan. Tony has hosted The Funny Spot on TV One.

Tony Rock has his own TV series, a sketch comedy show called The Tony Rock Project. It is broadcast on MyNetworkTV.[3]

Beginning February 19th, 2010 Comedy Central has aired Tony Rock's feature on Season 14 of "Comedy Central Presents". His episode was the first original of the 2010 season. [4]

Personal life

Tony Rock is one of eight siblings, born to Rosalie Rock[2] and Julius Rock.[5] He grew up on Decatur Street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of New York City.<ref name="His Name

References

  1. ^ Tony Rock at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ a b Oppenheim, Gabe. "Tony Rock, Standing Up To His Name", The Washington Post, 9 August 2008.
  3. ^ MyNetworkTV Prepares to Rock Out, Broadcasting & Cable, June 5, 2008.
  4. ^ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Comedy_Central_Presents_episodes
  5. ^ Chris Rock at Wikipedia

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