Michael Clarke Duncan
Birth Name: Michael Clarke Duncan
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Death Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Born in Chicago, IL on Dec. 10, 1957, Duncan - known affectionately as "Big Mike" - was raised by his hard-working single mother, Jean, who encouraged him to pursue acting from an early age. So much so, that she forbade him from joining the school football team, lest he be injured, and worked with her son on his diction as she had him practice dramatic readings aloud. Although Duncan dropped out of high school, he eventually returned to earn his GED, and later attended Mississippi's Alcorn State University for three years before returning home to Chicago to assist his ailing mother. Duncan worked digging ditches for the local gas company and moonlighted as a nightclub bouncer for a time, pri...
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