Michael Clarke Duncan reported dead

Michael Clarke Duncan reported dead

Michael Clarke Duncan could easily have been typecast.

Just like his Oscar-nominated (and Saturn-winning) portrayal of John Coffey in the Stephen King adaptation, The Green Mile, Duncan did not let others define him.

Since his first appearance on screen in 1995, Duncan found success both in geek works and the mainstream, and on screen and as a voice artist.

Geek credits include:

  • Weird Science (TV series): Cardinal Carnage
  • Armageddon (as Bear)
  • Breakfast of Champions (Bruce Willis starred in this Vonnegut adaptation)
  • Star Trek: Klingon Academy (video game…Duncan voiced a Klingon)
  • Cats & Dogs
  • Planet of the Apes (Duncan played Attar in this Tim Burton update with Mark Wahlberg)
  • The Scorpion King (Balthazar)
  • Daredevil (Duncan was the Kingpin…he would also voice the character on Spider-Man)
  • George of the Jungle 2 (mean lion)
  • Brother Bear (Tug in this Disney animated movie…he’d repeat the role in the sequel)
  • Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time (he played Wade’s future self)
  • D.E.B.S. (schoolgirl spies)
  • George and the Dragon (James Purefoy, Piper Perabo)
  • Static Shock
  • Pursued (reunited with Estella Warren)
  • Crash Nebula
  • Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone (video game)
  • Racing Stripes
  • Teen Titans
  • Sin City (as Manute)
  • The Golden Blaze
  • Dinotopia: Quest for the Ruby Sunstone
  • The Island
  • Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story (as the stork)
  • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (two appearances as Commander Baker)
  • The Land Before Time XI
  • The Suffering: Ties That Bind (video game)
  • Minoriteam (his “Balactus” destroyed the home world of a main character in this Adult Swim parody)
  • Air Buddies (yes, in the Air Bud series)
  • The Last Mimzy
  • Loonatics Unleashed (Massive)
  • Slipstream
  • Family Guy (including voicing Fozzie Bear)
  • God of War II (video game)
  • Kung Fu Panda (Commander Vachir)
  • Chuck (Colt)
  • The Slammin’ Salmon
  • Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (Balrog)
  • Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (returning as Sam)
  • The Sibling
  • Bones and the spin-off, The Finder
  • Green Lantern (voiced Kilowog)
  • Legend of Kung Fu Rabbit
  • Annoying Orange (the Marshmallow King)

Good-bye, Michael Clarke Duncan…the world is a little less easy-going without you.

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle blog.

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