Bernie Mac (born Bernard Jeffrey McCullough), stand-up comedian, TV and film actor, voice artist, and comedian. His films include Ocean's Eleven, The Original Kings of Comedy, Friday, The Players Club, Head of State, Madagascar 2, Pride, Soul Men and Mr. 3000. He was also the star of The Bernie Mac Show, which was loosely based on his life. Bernie, you are missed. R.I.P.
DB: When did you realize you were a comedian or enjoyed comedy? BW: At the breakfast table at home. I was an only child, and my mom and dad had a wonderful, wonderful sense of humor. We laughed a lot. When I found out I couldn’t be a forest ranger, because girls couldn’t be forest rangers at that point, I decided I wanted to be in show business.