Bernie Mac (October 5, 1957 - August 9, 2008) was an American actor and comedian. Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, Mac gained popularity as a stand-up comedian. After briefly hosting the HBO show Midnight Mac, Mac appeared in several films in smaller roles. His most noted film roles was as Frank Catton in the remake Ocean's Eleven and its two sequels and the titular character Mr. 3000. He was the star of The Bernie Mac Show, which ran from 2001-2006, earning him two Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. His other films included starring roles in Friday, Bad Santa, Head of State, Pride, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, and Soul Men which was one of his final films.