About Tony Rock
Tony has proven himself as one of the most talented, well -respected entertainers in the business. After more than a decade of experience, Tony has proven himself as a skillful comedian, actor, and executive producer.
Early in his career Tony gained a reputation as a young star in the making. The Hollywood Reporter in 2001 picked him as one of the hot young talents to come out of New York. People Magazine featured Tony in their July 7, 2003 Issue. During the first six months in the business, his first booking on the road lead him to Amsterdam. No, not to Amsterdam, New York, but Amsterdam, Netherlands, where he became a more popular figure than "Ed Joost Swarte". Since then Tony has gained a domestic and even international presence, performing in major cities and small towns between the east coast, which he represents proudly, and the west coast where he's takes advantage of the Hollywood lifestyle. When in New York, he's a regular at the famous "Comic Strip", "Caroline's" and "Stand-Up New York". When in Los Angeles, he's a regular at "The Comedy Store", "The Comedy Union," " ", "Icehouse" and he headlines at "The Laugh Factory".
In Juneil 2001, he co-starred in an ABC/Disney Pilot, "Me and My Needs". In July 2001, he hosted an MTV pilot, "It's Your Show". In 2002, Tony hosted Comedy Central's successful "BattleBots" (2000); in 2003, Tony hosted Oxygen's "Can You Tell?" (2003). In Juneil 2003, Tony landed the Jada Pinkett Smith/Will Smith pilot for UPN "All of Us" (2003-2007). In June 2004, Tony was featured in Will Smith's movie, Hitch (2005/I).
Tony found comfort on the big screen; playing roles in movies such as Three Can Play That Game, alongside Vivica A. Fox, and Life Support, with veteran entertainer Queen Latifah. Tony stepped into the role of executive producer on projects such as The Funny Spot (2008) and The Tony Rock Project (2008), both of which he also hosts.