Marcus Chong Actor

Marcus Chong (born Marcus Wyatt on July 8, 1967) is an American actor. His best-known roles are as Tank the Operator in The Matrix, and before that, Huey P. Newton in the 1995 Mario Van Peebles movie Panther. He was born in Seattle, Washington. Chong's biological father, Martin Wyatt, had been a local newscaster in the San Francisco Bay Area for many years. Chong was then adopted and raised by Canadian actor and comedian Tommy Chong and raised as a stepbrother to actress Rae Dawn Chong. Marcus Chong's acting debut was in the 1979 miniseries Roots: The Next Generations, portraying as Frankie Warner. He then went to Broadway in Stand-Up Tragedy with Jack Coleman. In the early 1990s he played lead character Miguel Mendez on the TV show Street Justice. He later appeared in the Vanishing Son action series as Fu Qua Johnson and has also played a biracial character of African American/Chinese descent in Season 3 of the TV series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit ("Inheritance"). Chong recently completed his first novel entitled, "The Arch" (www.thearchnovel.com) based on his experience with The Matrix and one of his heroes, Alexandre Dumas.

Personal details

Date of birth
July 8th, 1967
Nationality
United States of America
Ethnicity
African American

Family

Parents
Siblings

Movie performances

1. The Crow: Wicked Prayer (2005)

Action, Adventure, Comedy
played War
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
99.0
13 Show list

The Crow: Wicked Prayer is a 2005 American supernatural action film directed by Lance Mungia and inspired by Norman Partridge's novel of the same title. It is the fourth and final film of The Crow film series. The movie was filmed in the summer of 2003. It had a one week theatrical premiere on June 3, 2005 at AMC Pacific Place Theatre in Seattle, Washington before being released direct to video on July 19, 2005. Like the other sequels to the cult movie, The Crow, it had a poor critical reception.

Awards

Top cast

Harold
Pestilence
El Niño
Jimmy Cuervo
Lola Byrne
Famine
Luc Crash, Satan, Death
Mary
Tanner
Proud Foot Joe
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Jamie Christopherson
The Crow: Wicked Prayer
English
United States of America

2. The Matrix (1999)

Action, Sci-Fi
played Tank
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
136.0
Lana Wachowski
,
Andy Wachowski
Andy Wachowski
,
Lana Wachowski
15 Show list 27 Show list $63M

The Matrix is a 1999 American-Australian science fiction action film written and directed by The Wachowskis, starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe Pantoliano. It depicts a dystopian future in which reality as perceived by most humans is actually a simulated reality called "the Matrix", created by sentient machines to subdue the human population, while their bodies' heat and electrical activity are used as an energy source. Computer programmer "Neo" learns this truth and is drawn into a rebellion against the machines, which involves other people who have been freed from the "dream world". The Matrix is known for popularizing a visual effect known as "bullet time", in which the heightened perception of certain characters is represented by allowing the action within a shot to progress in slow-motion while the camera's viewpoint appears to move through the scene at normal speed. The film is an example of the cyberpunk science fiction genre.

Awards

2003 DVD Exclusive Award for Artistic Achievement
2000 MTV Movie Award for Best Movie
2000 MTV Movie Award for Best Fight
2000 Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing - Sound Effects and Foley in a Feature Film
2000 Key Art Award for tBest of Show - Audiovisual
2000 BAFTA Award for Best Special Visual Effects
2000 Saturn Award for Best Director
2000 Empire Award for Best Film
2000 Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Visual Effects
2000 BAFTA Award for Best Sound
2000 MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance
2000 Empire Award for Best Debut
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actor - Action/Science-Fiction
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor - Action/Science Fiction
1999 Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film
1999 Golden Trailer Award for Art and Commerce
1999 Golden Trailer Award for Best Edit
1999 Academy Award for Best Sound Editing
1999 Eddie Award for Best Edited Feature Film
1999 Golden Trailer Award for Best of Show
1999 Cinema Audio Society Award for Oustanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for Motion Pictures
1999 Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing
1999 Academy Award for Best Film Editing
1999 Golden Trailer Award for Best Action
1999 BMI Film Music Award
1999 Bogey Award in Gold
1999 Academy Award for Best Visual Effects

Top cast

Agent Smith
Oracle
Rhineheart
Agent Brown
Agent Jones
Blind Man
Mouse
Dujour
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Transhumanism
Artificial intelligence
Cyberspace
Virtual reality
The Matrix, The Matrix: Original Motion Picture Score
English
Australia, United States of America

3. High Freakquency (1998)

Comedy
played Jordan Barnes
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0
Will Conley
Rob Gomes
10 Show list

Da Station is a 1998 comedy film written by Rob Gomes and directed by Tony Singletary.

Awards

Top cast

Coffee Boy
Wes Thomas
Warm Daddy
Love Doctor
LaShanda
Nubian Princess
Terrence
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Bill Parker
English
United States of America

4. Panther (1995)

Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
123.0
3 Show list

Panther is a 1995 film directed by Mario Van Peebles, from a screenplay adapted by his father, Melvin Van Peebles, from his novel of the same name. The film portrays the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, tracing the organization from its founding through its decline in a compressed timeframe. Creative license is taken but the general trajectory of the Party and its experiences is factual. The film is notable for its strong cast: including US actors Angela Bassett, Chris Tucker, Bobby Brown and Chris Rock, who later became prominent in film and TV. Critics noted the strong resemblance of Marcus Chong to the historical figure, Huey P. Newton, whom he played.

Awards

Top cast

Yuck Mouth
Dr. Betty Shabazz
Bodyguard
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Panther
English
United Kingdom, United States of America

Starring TV roles

1. Vanishing Son

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

February 28th, 1994 May 8th, 1995 2

2. Street Justice

Action, Adventure
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

September 29th, 1991 May 29th, 1993 2
Ken Tremblett
R. Lee Ermey

Guest TV appearances

Chicago Hope

Program genre

Drama
Medical fiction
Medical drama

External resources

Chicago Hope is an American medical drama television series, created by David E. Kelley. It ran on CBS from September 18, 1994, to May 4, 2000. The series is set in a fictional private charity hospital in Chicago, Illinois. The show is set to return in the fall of 2013 on TVGN in reruns.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E03 October 2nd, 1995 Ramsey Coleman

Dallas

Program genre

Soap opera
Drama

External resources

Dallas is a long-running American prime time television soap opera that aired from April 2, 1978, to May 3, 1991, on CBS. The series revolves around a wealthy and feuding Texan family, the Ewings, who own the independent oil company Ewing Oil and the cattle-ranching land of Southfork. The series originally focused on the marriage of Bobby Ewing and Pamela Barnes, whose families were sworn enemies with each other. As the series progressed, oil tycoon J.R. Ewing grew to be the show's main character, whose schemes and dirty business became the show's trademark. When the show ended in May 1991, J.R. was the only character to have appeared in every episode.nThe show was famous for its cliffhangers, including the Who shot J.R.? mystery. The 1980 episode Who Done It remains the second highest rated prime-time telecast ever.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E11 November 23rd, 1979

Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Live action
Police procedural
Legal
Drama

Official site

External resources

Law & Order: Criminal Intent is an American police procedural television drama series set in New York City, where it was also primarily produced. Created and produced by Dick Wolf and René Balcer, the series premiered on September 30, 2001, as the second spin-off of Wolf's successful crime drama Law & Order. Criminal Intent focuses on the investigations of the Major Case Squad in a fictionalized version of the New York City Police Department set in New York City's One Police Plaza. In the style of the original Law & Order, episodes are often ripped from the headlines or loosely based on a real crime that received media attention.nThe series aired on NBC for the first six seasons but was moved to the NBCUniversal-owned USA Network starting with the seventh season to share costs and due to declining ratings. Episodes continue to rerun on NBC.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E17 March 31st, 2002 John Johnny" West"
Hall Powell
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Program genre

Live action
Crime Fiction
Drama
Crime
Legal
Police procedural
Legal drama

Official site

External resources

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is an American police procedural, legal, crime drama television series set in New York City, where it is also primarily produced. In the style of the original Law & Order, episodes are often ripped from the headlines or loosely based on real crimes that have received media attention.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E08 November 16th, 2001 Darrell Guan

Little House on the Prairie

Program genre

Children's television series
Drama
Western

Official site

External resources

Little House on the Prairie is an American Western drama television series, starring Michael Landon, Melissa Gilbert, and Karen Grassle, about a family living on a farm in Walnut Grove, Minnesota, in the 1870s and 1880s. The show is an adaptation of Laura Ingalls Wilder's best-selling series of Little House books. Television producer and NBC executive Ed Friendly became aware of the story in the early 1970s. He asked Michael Landon to direct the pilot movie, who agreed on the condition that he could also play Charles Ingalls.nThe regular series was preceded by the two-hour pilot movie, which first aired on March 30, 1974. The series began on the NBC network on September 11, 1974, and ended on May 10, 1982. During the 1982–83 television season, with the departure of Landon and Grassle, the series was broadcast with the new title Little House: A New Beginning.nIn 1997, TV Guide ranked the two-part episode I'll Be Waving As You Drive Away #97 on its 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E13 December 4th, 1978 Samson

Numbers

Program genre

Crime
Thriller
Crime Fiction
Drama
Police procedural

Official site

External resources

Numb3rs is an American crime drama television series that ran on CBS from January 23, 2005, to March 12, 2010. The series was created by Nicolas Falacci and Cheryl Heuton, and follows FBI Special Agent Don Eppes and his brother Charlie Eppes who helps Don solve crimes for the FBI. Brothers Ridley and Tony Scott produced Numb3rs; its production companies are the Scott brothers' Scott Free Productions, CBS Television Studios.nThe show focuses equally on the relationships among Don Eppes, his brother Charlie Eppes, and their father, Alan Eppes, and on the brothers' efforts to fight crime, normally in Los Angeles. A typical episode begins with a crime, which is subsequently investigated by a team of FBI agents led by Don and mathematically modeled by Charlie, with the help of Larry Fleinhardt and Amita Ramanujan. The insights provided by Charlie's mathematics were always in some way crucial to solving the crime.nIn May 2010, CBS announced that Numb3rs had been canceled after six seasons.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S06-E08 November 13th, 2009

The Facts of Life

Program genre

Comedy
Drama
Sitcom

External resources

The Facts of Life is an American sitcom that originally ran on the NBC television network from August 24, 1979, to May 7, 1988, making it one of the longest running sitcoms of the 1980s. A spin-off of the sitcom Diff'rent Strokes, the series' premise focuses on Edna Garrett as she becomes a housemother at the fictional Eastland School, an all-female boarding school in Peekskill, New York.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E15 February 3rd, 1982 Young Boy

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