Mike Epps

Biography

Date of Birth 18 November 1970, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Height 6' 1½" (1.87 m) Mike Epps' name has become synonymous with a particular style of humor, through his appearance with several other African-American artists in the same genre. Epps earned a large portion of his fame through his credits in several Ice Cube films, including Next Friday (also starring Chris Tucker), How High (with Redman and Method Man), Friday After Next, and All About the Benjamins. Aside from featuring Ice Cube, the common thread of these films was the hilarious prominence of marijuana-smoking comic characters like the ones portrayed by Epps. Born in Indianapolis, IN, into a large family, Epps' natural comedic ability was encouraged at an early age, and he began performing standup as a teenager. He moved to Atlanta where he worked at the Comedy Act Theater, before moving to New York City to star in Def Comedy Jam in 1995. His first major film role came just two years later when he starred in Vin Diesel's Strays, a dramatic portrayal of relationships and drugs. In 1999, he made an appearance on the HBO mafia series The Sopranos. In addition to his aforementioned film work with Ice Cube, Epps had several other feature-film appearances. In 2000, he was featured in Bait, starring Jamie Foxx and David Morse, and in the jail-comedy 3 Strikes. He performed the voice of Sonny in Dr. Dolittle 2, starring Eddie Murphy, in 2001. As he gained more recognition, his comedic talent began to blossom, as demonstrated in his two 2002 features: Kevin Bray's All About the Benjamins, an action-packed comedy, and the sequel-to-the-sequel, Friday After Next, in which he starred as Day-Day

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Guess Who

The Cab Driver (uncredited)

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Friday After Next

Day-Day / Old Man with Shotgun

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All About the Benjamins

Reginald 'Reggie' Wright (as Michael Epps)

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Next Day Air

Brody

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How High

Baby Powder

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The Honeymooners

Ed Norton

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Sparkle

Satin

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Repentance

Ben Carter

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Janky Promoters

Jellyroll

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The Grand

Reggie Marshall

Starring In
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You People

Uncle EJ

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On the Come Up

DJ Hype

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Snoop Dogg's F*Cn Around Comedy Special

Self

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The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2

Carl Black

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Dolemite Is My Name

Jimmy Lynch

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The Trap

Dutch

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The Last Black Man in San Francisco (Prime)

Bobby

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The Cat and the Moon

Cal

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I Am Richard Pryor

Himself

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Troop Zero

Dwayne Champaign

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Love Jacked

Uncle Rufus

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Death Wish

Dr. Chris Salgado (uncredited)

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Acts Of Violence

Max Livingston

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Supercon

Gil Burkhaulter

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Where's the Money

Ray

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Girls Trip

Absinthe Dealer

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Term Life

Darryl Mosley

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Nina

Richard Pryor

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Meet the Blacks

Carl Black

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Fifty Shades of Black

Ron

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Stealing Cars

Sheriff Emmit Till

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Bessie

Richard

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Sneakerheadz

Self

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School Dance

Principal Rogers

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Repentance

Ben Carter

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Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic

Himself

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The Hangover Part III

Black Doug

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Sparkle

Satin

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Mac & Devin Go to High School

Mr. Armstrong

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Jumping The Broom

Willie Earl

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I Ain't Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac

Self

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Faster

Roy Grone

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The Hangover

Black Doug

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Mike Epps: Under Rated... Never Faded & X-Rated

Self

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Next Day Air

Brody

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Janky Promoters

Jellyroll

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Open Season 2

Boog (voice)

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Hancock

Criminal (uncredited)

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Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins

Reggie

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Soul Men

Duane Henderson

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Talk to Me

Milo Hughes

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Resident Evil: Extinction

L.J.

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The Grand

Reggie Marshall

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Something New

Walter

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Comic Relief 2006

Self

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Mike Epps: Inappropriate Behavior

Himself

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Roll Bounce

Byron

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Guess Who

The Cab Driver (uncredited)

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The Honeymooners

Ed Norton

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Resident Evil: Apocalypse

L.J.

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The Fighting Temptations

Lucius

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Malibu's Most Wanted

Rap-Battle host (uncredited)

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All About the Benjamins

Reginald 'Reggie' Wright (as Michael Epps)

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Friday After Next

Day-Day / Old Man with Shotgun

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How High

Baby Powder

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Bait

Stevie Sanders

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Next Friday

Day-Day Jones

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3 Strikes

Crackhead

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Pimps Up, Ho's Down

Himself (uncredited)

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Def Comedy Jam Classics: Martin Lawrence

Himself - Host / ... (5 episodes, 1995-2006)

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Dying Laughing

Himself

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