|Birth name:||Christopher Julius Rock III|
|Birth date:||February 7, 1965 (age 50)|
|Birth place:||Andrews, South Carolina, U.S.|
|Occupation:||Actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer, and director|
Christopher Julius "Chris" Rock III (born February 7, 1965) is an American comedian, actor, screenwriter, producer, and director. He portrayed Frank Gathers on Empire.
After working as a standup comic and appearing in small film roles, Rock came to wider prominence as a cast member of Saturday Night Live in the early 1990s. He went on to more prominent film roles, and a series of acclaimed comedy specials for HBO.
He was voted the fifth-greatest stand-up comedian in a poll conducted by Comedy Central. He was also voted in the United Kingdom as the ninth greatest stand-up comic on Channel 4’s 100 Greatest Stand-Ups in 2007, and again in the updated 2010 list as the eighth greatest stand-up comic.