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1982. That was the year I turned 13. Before I was a comedian, I thought the coolest thing that would happen to me was being a teenager. I was gonna have women, money, stay out late-- I thought it was gonna be the bomb. Boy, was I wrong.

Chris Rock is the titular main protagonist of Everybody Hates Chris. He is based on the real life comedian of the same name.


  1. He is friendly, caring and loyal to his family and friends.
  2. He is shown to be diligent and demonstrates this on many occasions.
  3. He is a responsible older brother to Drew and Tonya, despite how much they get him into trouble.
  4. Whenever he finds himself in the wrong, he goes to great lengths to make things right, even if it means getting no happy ending.
  5. Though he has bad luck, he maintains a strong sense of willpower and refuses to give up on life.
  6. Like his real life counterpart, he has an amusing sense of humor.
  7. He showcases his moments of heroism.
    • In the last episode, when he is late for school for the 30th time, he rescues a baby during a police shootout and gives the baby to its mother, even if it means being tardied and forced to repeat the 10th grade.
  8. He usually learns his lessons.
  9. He treats everyone around him with great respect, no matter how much they hate him for no reason or how much they disrespect him.
  10. He is capable of being courageous, as he stands up to Caruso in the first episode.
  11. He is willing to make a difference at his school, as he volunteered to run for school president and he succeeded (though he eventually got impeached).
  12. Tyler James Williams did an awesome performance on portraying him.

Bad Qualities

  1. While Chris is still a good kid and most of his hardships are worth sympathizing, there are times where he is shown in a bad light.
    • While he is nowhere near as manipulative or bratty as his younger sister Tonya, Chris can be mischievous and sometimes rebellious.
      • In "Everybody Hates The Last Day", he sets up a prank on Caruso as revenge for torturing him throughout the school year.
      • In "Everybody Hates Back-Talk", he refuses to clean the dishes as Rochelle demands him to.
    • In "Everybody Hates a Liar", he led everybody to believe that he and Tasha are a couple by saying "Yeah, well, you know..", unwittingly lying to them.
    • In "Everybody Hates Drew", after taking karate lessons, Chris purposely broke Drew's arm out of jealousy and annoyance of being outshined by him.
    • In "Everybody Hates Bad Boys", he disrepects an restaurant employee after the latter tells him to get his feet off the table and then he lashes at his mother Rochelle, which results in her putting her slipper in his rear end and landing him in the hospital.
  2. While he is savvy and street-smart, he is not very book-smart and makes his share of dumb decisions.
  3. He is treated as the show's primary butt-monkey, as whenever he tries to make things right or do something meaningful, he usually gets into trouble and suffers consequences for things that are not his fault to begin with or things that are out of his control.