Everybody Hates Chris cast and characters

Everybody Hates Chris cast and characters

This is a list of the main characters in the Emmy-winning TV series "Everybody Hates Chris", [ [http://www.chiff.com/pop-culture/naacp-image-awards.htm NAACP Image Awards, Winners, Nominees, TV Schedule ] ] created by Chris Rock and Ali Leroi. While the fictional family is loosely based on that of the real-life Chris Rock, its surname has not been revealed.

Main Characters

*Tichina Arnold as Rochelle, the very censorious, strict, sassy and frantic mother. Rochelle often displays those characteristics in amusing or wacky ways. For instance, Rochelle once tenderly resolved a conflict between Drew and Tonya. Immediately afterwards, she took off her belt and instructed them both to "take it upstairs." Rochelle's funny side is also displayed while acting intimidatingly. For example, she makes exaggerated threats of physical punishment, such as telling Chris how she'll slap him into another nationality if he ever lies to her (Chris once fearfully imagined his mother going through with this action). Among her antics, Rochelle cares too much about what others think, has a different noticeable facial expression for everything, sings terribly, obsesses over Turtle chocolates, recommends Robitussin for every ailment, and always makes sure her children aren't making babies--for her to raise anyway.

*Terry Crews as Julius, the caring, easygoing, levelheaded, but very worrywart, penurious father. Julius has two jobs as a newspaper delivery man and the landlord of the apartment he and his family live in. As a result of being extra worried, mostly over spending too much money, Julius' behavior becomes particularly inconsiderate of his family, frequently to the point of him appearing ridiculous. One example of this is Julius' forcing of his family members to stop using certain devices that require electricity. Though Julius does things that put his family through a great deal of hardship, he does it to protect them financially. Julius once got yet another job as a fisherman, at the same time forcing his family to put up with a terrible stench he brought home as a result of that job. However, Julius' quirky tightfisted behavior is not limited towards just his loved ones, but towards complete strangers as well. Once he worked as a department store santa and frightened a bunch of kids when they asked for expensive gifts. He is frequently seen instantaneously adding up the exact value of items when he believes that their price is too high.

*Tyler James Williams as Chris, the protagonist and the ambitious, innocent, normal, but hapless, scapegoat, vulnerable eldest child. He wishes he were cool, handsome, talented, popular, or anything positive. Regardless of whether Chris possesses any of these traits, he's certainly never treated as if he does, but often as if he doesn't. As a few examples, Chris is bullied at school, tortured by his sister, shown up by his brother, victimized by the racist teaching staff, gets his money stolen by neighborhood thugs, underpaid at work, receives tough love from his "ghetto-snobbish" mother, and distressing treatment from his cheap father. Next to all this, Chris is always the butt of the last jokes on each show.

*Tequan Richmond as Drew, the middle child that seems like a class-act and the role-model compared to Chris in particular, despite being younger than him. In fact, Drew can effortlessly attract all the girls that Chris has crushes on, but can't get. Drew is mischievous, as well as cool and talented compared to Chris. Whenever Chris gets in trouble, Drew's always there to let Chris know just how deep in trouble he's in. Despite this, Drew is shown in one episode to idolise in his older brother and wishes he could do some things Chris could do (such as take two buses to school every day). Drew is often at odds with his sister, Tonya. In one episode, it was pointed out by Chris Rock's narration, that the Drew character hadn't got any lines throughout that entire episode.

*Imani Hakim as Tonya, the daughter and antagonist of her older brothers. As the youngest and the only daughter, she is able to get anything out of her father. Tonya sometimes gets away with murder while getting her brothers in trouble, by tattling on them. Despite this, she gets what she deserves half the time.

*Vincent Martella as Greg Wuliger, the white, nerdy best friend of Chris, who's usually giving Chris advice. If there's one person who is there for Chris, or at least there to suffer and get bullied with Chris, it's Greg. That is, when he hasn't turned around, tucked his tail, and ran away before Chris knows what hit him. Greg gets bullied almost as much as Chris does.

*Chris Rock as The Narrator (voice), an older Chris looking back at his youth, like that of "The Wonder Years". His narration is usually the opposite of what his younger self says.

Recurring characters

Bedford-Stuyvesant residents

*Mike Estime as Risky, a black market dealer who sells items that are always faulty or stolen. He also once had a job as a paper boy.
*Antonio Fargas (Huggy Bear from "Starsky and Hutch") as Mr. Harris (a.k.a. "Doc"), the local grocery store owner, who appeared late in Season 1.
*Todd Bridges (Willis Jackson on the 1970s sitcom, "Diff'rent Strokes") as Monk, Mr. Harris' nephew, who also works at the grocery. Monk used to be part of the military.
*Kevontay Jackson as Jerome, a predatory older teenager in the neighborhood, who robs small kids, like Chris, on the block. His catchphrase is (in an amicable voice) "Yo! Little dude from across the street, lemme hold a dollar." (Though there are several variations of this, such as requesting to hold a quarter in the Laundromat or requesting to hold some halloween candy). Despite consistantly robbing Chris, he often treats him as he was a friend.
*Ernest Thomas (Roger Thomas from "What's Happening!!") as Mr. Omar, a funeral director, who lives above Chris and his family. He is seen with a different newly widowed woman for almost every appearance he makes. He claims to be just consoling these attractive women in their time of grief, though it seems very much as if he's trying to get close to them for purely sexual reasons.
*Ricky Harris as Malvo, a petty criminal who robs Chris at Doc's and threatens to kill him if he identifies him. Later, after he gets out of jail, he forces Chris to chain-snatch a gold medallion.
*Myzel Robinson as Fat Mike, who protects Chris from local thugs and makes friends with him.
*Whoopi Goldberg as Louise Clarkson, the antagonistic neighbor, who insults Chris and infuriates Rochelle.
*Paige Hurd as Tasha, Louise's granddaughter. She lives with her grandmother and sees Chris frequently. According to Chris, she is the only girl who doesn't hate him.
*Jeris Lee Poindexter as Edgar Devereaux a.k.a. Kill Moves, an insane crackhead. He was once an air traffic controller and once taught Drew some karate moves at the laundromat. Kill Moves is actually a millionaire but he prefers to live freely on the streets.
*Jackée Harry as Vanessa, Rochelle's bubbly, wisecracking girlfriend and one of the gossipy workers at the local beauty salon.
*Tasia Sherel as Pam, another of Rochelle's girlfriends at the local beauty salon.
*JB Smoove as Manny, the local owner of the Barbershop who appeared in Season 3.

Corleone Junior High/High School staff and students

*Travis T. Flory as Joey Caruso, the racist school bully who routinely picks on Chris. Ironically, he is obese and short, similar to some of the kids he has picked on
*Jacqueline Mazarella as Ms. Morello, Chris' naively racist teacher. Due to her attraction to African American men, she holds a soft spot for Chris and tries to support him at every opportunity (such as giving him a Valentine's day card out of sympathy, or giving him advice on running for the Class President). In her efforts to be sweet, kind, and supportive, however, she unintentionally makes racist statements, most of which Chris tolerates (or is oblivious to). In some episodes however, it seems as if she's deliberately being racist and just making it appear as if it's a mistake.
*Lynda Scarlino as Mrs. Milone, the elderly school monitor. She's often seen disciplining someone. Her way of "hating" Chris, is that she disciplines Chris even when he hasn't done anything wrong. Scarlino left the series at the end of the second season.
*Jason Alexander as Principal Edwards, the eccentric new principal of Corleone, who tricks Chris into confronting Caruso, and in a later episode, is stuck indoors with Chris during a snowstorm. Like, Scarlino, Alexander left after two episodes.
*Sam Mandel as Fisher, who helps forge Chris's report card. He later helps Chris retrieve Chris's father's "Playboy" magazine from Mrs. Milone.
*Chris Rock as Mr. Abbott, an unhelpful school guidance counselor, with a strange speaking manner. Mr. Abbott has anything but good news for Chris. He even informed Chris how he would have to take "remedial classes." It comes to a point where Rochelle ends up having to come up to the school to have a talk with Mr. Abbott, as she wasn't impressed by his "guiding", making that known in her humorous manner.
*Kwame Boateng as Albert, the new black kid at Corleone who befriends Chris, which makes Greg jealous.

Former recurring characters

*Jude Ciccolella as Dr. Julius Raymond, the former principal at Corleone Junior High.
*Keesha Sharp as Sheila Ridenhour, the family's next door neighbor and a good friend of Rochelle's. Julius usually feels uncomfortable around her because she's an attractive woman who is attracted to him, which Rochelle does not know about. Sharp however left after nine episodes to play the role of Monica full-time on "Girlfriends" for the 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 seasons.
*Aree Davis as Keisha Ridenhour, Sheila's daughter and Chris's dream girl, who unfortunately fancies Chris' younger brother Drew. In Season 2, Keisha moved away to Compton, ironically believing it to be a crime free city.

Memorable guest stars

Chris's extended family

Just as wacky and memorable as Chris's immediate family, they turned up in the episode "Everybody Hates Funerals". However, Mike and Maxine have been the only family members to appear in more than one episode
*Jimmie Walker (J. J. Evans on the sitcom "Good Times") as Gene, Rochelle's father, who dies of a heart attack at the dinner table on his first appearance on the show. However, he reappears to comfort Rochelle as a ghost later on in the same episode. Gene reappeared in flashbacks in "Everybody Hates Gambling", where Rochelle says that Gene gambled on just about anything and "Everybody Hates the Port Authority", where Chris and Julius lose all their money in a card game.
*Loretta Devine as Maxine, Rochelle's soft-spoken, helpful, sometimes very troublesome mother. She and Rochelle don't always get along because she's critical of Rochelle and likes to take over, which Rochelle doesn't take well at all. She also caused chaos when she visited for her husband's funeral. In a later episode Rochelle tries to set her up with a date, but it didn't go well. Maxine is also a mathematician and taught Rochelle everything she knows about math and helped out Chris with his math. It was said on one episode in particular, that she's an even bigger "ghetto snob" than Rochelle.
*Monica Calhoun as Aunt Charlotte "Grievey", one of Rochelle's sisters who only appears at funerals and cries a lot.
*Ikonastarr as Aunt Mousey, another one of Rochelle's sisters who is so named because she talks like a mouse and only speaks when spoken to.
*Wayne Brady as Uncle Louis, Julius' successful, highly skilled, and charismatic younger brother, of whom Julius is very jealous.
*Earthquake as Uncle Mike, Rochelle's lazy, freeloading, and obnoxious older brother. He knows how to get on Julius' bad side, such as by roaming about the house in Julius' clothes or giving him out-dated tickets to sports games.


*Gary Basaraba as Art Wulliger, Greg's divorced father who never lets him have friends over.
*Orlando Jones as Mr. Newton, the substitute teacher, who's exacting towards Chris, and Chris only, because he wants him to get As.
*DJ Quik as Hilton "Hilly Hill" Reed, the DJ, who takes over Chris's DJing duties at a party.
*Richard Lewis as Kris, a mysterious man whom Chris befriends at the hospital.
*Michael Spellman as Magician the Magician, a magician who once scared Julius with a rabbit.
*Christina DeRosa as Trixie, a young, tough New York stripper that Chris falls for.
*Vincent Pastore as Paulie, a bookie who threatens "Chrissy the Black" unless Doc loses a basketball game.
*Robert Wuhl as Abe Himelfarb, a pawnbroker who gives Chris everything he needs to be a DJ.
*Phylicia Rashād as Kathleen Devereaux, Kill Moves' estranged mother whom Chris helps him find.
*Tommy Davidson as Eddie, a bank robber whom Julius takes to Las Vegas while working as a cab driver despite his initial reluctance to do so.
*LaVan Davis as the preacher of the Church.
*Shar Jackson as Alyson, the mother of one of Tonya's friends, Latrinda.
*Tisha Campbell-Martin as Peaches, Tasha's chatterbox ex-con mother who befriends Rochelle.

Guest stars

Chris Rock and Ali Leroi, the creators of "Everybody Hates Chris", cast celebrities from popular television programs to play Chris's extended family and citizens: Jackée Harry, who was better known for playing Sandra Clark on "227", but quite well known for playing Lisa Landry on "Sister, Sister" was cast as Vanessa, the hair stylist at the local beauty salon.

"Moesha"’s Shar Jackson appeared on an episode of "Everybody Hates Chris". [ [http://www.buddytv.com/articles/everybody-hates-chris/kevin-federline-ex-to-appear-o-10682.aspx Kevin Federline Ex to Appear on 'Everybody Hates Chris' ] ] , playing a mother named Alyson whose daughter, is rebellious.

Eva Marcelle, JB Smoove, Tony Rock (Chris Rock's real-life younger brother), Keesha Sharp, Aree Davis, Jacqueline Marzarella, Ricky Harris, Lauren London, Megan Good, etc. are among the people that have appeared on the show.


External Links

* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0460637/fullcredits Full Cast and crew for Everybody Hates Chris] at Imdb.com

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