Ten fun facts about Michael Clarke Duncan

Fact 1
He is best known for his breakout role as John Coffey in The Green Mile, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe.

Fact 2
He was also recognized for his appearances in motion pictures such as Armageddon, The Whole Nine Yards, The Scorpion King and Daredevil, as well as voice acting roles in works such as Brother Bear and Kung Fu Panda.

Fact 3
Duncan took other security jobs while in Los Angeles while trying to get some acting work in commercials.

Fact 4
He worked as a bodyguard for celebrities like Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Jamie Foxx, LL Cool J, and The Notorious B.I.G., all the while doing bit parts in television and films.

Fact 5
He was famous for his deep baritone voice.

Fact 6
In addition to his film roles, Duncan also guest starred in numerous television shows.

Fact 7
Most notably, in April 2011, Duncan guest starred on an episode of TV series Bones as Leo Knox which, in 2012, led to Duncan receiving his first starring role as the same character in the spinoff series The Finder.

Fact 8
Duncan's large frame—6 feet 5 inches (196 cm) and 315 pounds (142 kg)—helped him in his jobs digging ditches for the People's Gas Company and being a bouncer at several Chicago clubs.

Fact 9
Duncan also played basketball at Kankakee Community College and for one season at Alcorn State.

Fact 10
In 1979, he participated in the Disco Demolition Night at Comiskey Park, home of the Chicago White Sox, where he was among the first 100 people to run onto the field and he slid into third base.

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