M.C. Hammer

M.C. Hammer

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1962-03-30 (59 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Oakland, California, USA

18 Movies · 16 TV shows

Also Known As: Stanley Kirk Burrell · Hammer · MC Hammer · Hammertime · King Hammer · Hammerman

Biography

Stanley Kirk Burrell (born March 30, 1962), better known by his stage name MC Hammer (or simply Hammer), is an American rapper, dancer, record producer and entrepreneur who had his greatest commercial success and popularity from the late 1980s until the early 1990s. Remembered for his rapid rise to fame, Hammer is known for hit records (such as "U Can't Touch This" and "2 Legit 2 Quit"), flashy dance movements, choreography and eponymous Hammer pants.A multi-award winner, M.C. Hammer is considered a "forefather/pioneer" and innovator of pop-rap (incorporating elements of freestyle music) and is the first hip hop artist to achieve diamond status for an album. BET ranked Hammer as the No. 7 "Best Dancer Of All Time". Vibe's "The Best Rapper Ever Tournament" declared him the 17th favorite of all-time during the first round. Hammer's popularity and success waned beginning in the mid-nineties when he was labeled a sellout by the changing landscape of hip-hop music, leading to financial problems later in life, including bankruptcy in 1996.Burrell became a preacher during the late 1990s with a Christian ministry program on TBN called M.C. Hammer and Friends. Additionally, he starred in a Saturday-morning cartoon called Hammerman in 1991 and was executive producer of his own reality show called Hammertime, which aired on the A&E Network during the summer of 2009. Hammer was also a television show host and dance judge on Dance Fever in 2003, was co-creator of a dance website called DanceJam.com and is a record label CEO while still performing concerts at music venues and assisting with other social media, ministry and outreach functions. Prior to becoming ordained, Hammer signed with Suge Knight's Death Row Records in 1995.Throughout his career, Hammer has managed his own recording business. As a result, he has created and produced his own acts including Ho Frat Hoo!, Oaktown's 3.5.7, Special Generation, Analise, DRS, B Angie B and Gentry Kozia. A part of additional record labels, he has associated, collaborated and recorded with Psy, VMF, Tupac Shakur, Teddy Riley, Felton Pilate, Tha Dogg Pound, The Whole 9, The Hines Brother, Deion Sanders, Big Daddy Kane, BeBe & CeCe Winans and Jon Gibson.

Personal Life

At the time of his first album, M.C. Hammer opened his own music management firm. As a result of the success of his third album, Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em, Hammer had amassed approximately US$33 million. US$12 million was used to build his Xanadu-like home in Fremont, California, 30 miles (50 km) south of where he grew up. Jet reported Hammer once employed 200 people, with an annual payroll of US$6.8 million. The estate was sold for $5.3 million after Hammer lived in it for six years.Hammer currently resides in a large ranch-style abode situated on a two-acre corner lot in Tracy, California with his wife Stephanie of over 30 years (whom he met at a church revival meeting and married December 21, 1985). They have five children: three boys (Bobby, Jeremiah, Sammy) and two girls (Sarah, A'keiba), along with a nephew (Jamaris) and cousin (Marv) having lived with them. It was reported in July 2012, that Hammer was encouraged to marry Whitney Houston by her father at the Super Bowl in 1991.Hammer frequently posts about his life and activities on his blog "Look Look Look", as well as other social websites such as Facebook, Myspace and Twitter (being one of the earliest celebrities to contribute and join). A self-described "super geek" who is presently consulting for or investing in eight technology companies, Hammer claims to spend 10–12 hours daily working on his technology projects, and tweets 30-40 times a day.Hammer was an endorser of the SAFE California Act, which if passed in November 2012, would have replaced the death penalty. However, the proposition was defeated.

Early Life

Stanley Kirk Burrell was born on March 30, 1962 in Oakland, California. His father was a professional poker player and gambling casino manager (at Oaks Card Club's cardroom), as well as warehouse supervisor. He grew up poor with his mother (a secretary) and eight siblings in a small apartment in East Oakland. He recalled that six children were crammed into a three-bedroom housing project apartment. The Burrells would also frequent thoroughbred horse races, eventually becoming owners and winners of several graded stakes.In the Oakland Coliseum parking lot the young Burrell would sell stray baseballs and dance accompanied by a beatboxer. Oakland A's team owner Charles O. Finley saw the 11-year-old doing splits and hired him as a clubhouse assistant and batboy as a result of his energy and flair. Burrell served as a "batboy" with the team from 1973 to 1980. In 2010, Hammer discussed his lifelong involvement with athletes on ESPN's First Take as well as explained that his brother Louis Burrell Jr. (who would later become Hammer's business manager) was actually the batboy while his job was to take calls and do "play-by-plays" for the A's absentee owner during every summer game. The colorful Finley, who lived in Chicago, used the child as his "eyes and ears." Reggie Jackson, in describing Burrell's role for Finley, took credit for his nickname:Hell, our chief executive, the guy that ran our team, uh, that communicated [with] Charlie Finley, the top man there, was a 13-year old kid. I nicknamed him "Hammer," because he looked like Hank Aaron [whose nickname was "The Hammer"].Team players, including Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Pedro Garcia, also dubbed Burrell "Little Hammer" due to his resemblance to Aaron. Ron Bergman, at the time an Oakland Tribune writer who covered the A's, recalled that:He was an informant in the clubhouse, an informant for Charlie, and he got the nickname "Pipeline."According to Hammer:Charlie said, "I'm getting you a new hat. I don't want you to have a hat that says "A's" on it. I'm getting you a hat that says 'Ex VP,' that says 'Executive Vice President.' You're running the joint around here." ... Every time I come down to the clubhouse, you know, Rollie would yell out "Oh, everybody be quiet! Here comes Pipeline!"He acquired the nickname "M.C." for being a "Master of Ceremonies" which he used when he began performing at various clubs while on the road with the A's, and eventually in the military. Hammer, who played second base in high school, dreamed of being a professional baseball player but did not make the final cut at a San Francisco Giants tryout. However, he has been a participant/player in the annual Taco Bell All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game wearing an A's cap to represent Oakland (American League).Burrell went on to graduate from McClymonds High School in Oakland in 1980 and took undergraduate classes in communications. Discouraged by his studies at a local college and failing to win a place in a professional baseball organization, he joined the United States Navy for three years, serving with PATRON (Patrol Squadron) FOUR SEVEN (VP-47) of NAS Moffett Field in Mountain View, CA as a Petty Officer Third Class Aviation Store Keeper (AK3) until his honorable discharge.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

1 Movie
Bitchin': The Sound and Fury of Rick James

Bitchin': The Sound and Fury of Rick James

2021
The peaks and valleys of Rick James' career are captured in this profile of the legendary R&B icon.

2017.

1 Movie
The '91 Falcons

The '91 Falcons

2017
Chronicles the exciting season of the 1991 Atlanta Falcons which head coach Jerry Glanville called "the most fun team ever in pro football."

2016.

1 Movie
Zoolander 2

Zoolander 2

7.5
2016
When an opposing company tries to take them out of the business, they are modelling again.

2014.

1 Movie
James Brown - The Man, The Music & The Message

James Brown - The Man, The Music & The Message

2014
He has his greatest live performances.

2009.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
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Glenn Martin, DDS

Glenn Martin, DDS

2009
Glenn Martin, DDS was aired on August 17, 2009, by Nick at Nite. The series was created by Tornante. Sky1 broadcasted the show in the UK and Ireland. The second season started on June 11, 2010. The sh...
TV
Hammertime

Hammertime

2009
Hammertime is a reality TV show on the A&E Network about M.C. Hammer and his family, produced by 3Ball Productions Inc. The title comes from the lyrics of Hammer's song "U Can't Touch This", as well a...
Katt Williams: Pimpadelic

Katt Williams: Pimpadelic

2009
Comedian Katt Williams talks about his family, career, god, his future and the state of the comedy business.

2007.

1 Movie
Finishing the Game: The Search for a New Bruce Lee

Finishing the Game: The Search for a New Bruce Lee

2007
Game of Death was Bruce Lee's last film. Movie execs decided to replace Lee. The satire looks at the entire process, from the odd candidates to the greed and racial motives that drive the final decisi...

2005.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Life O The Party: On the Road with Prince and the New Power Generation

Life O The Party: On the Road with Prince and the New Power Generation

2005
On the road documentary with Prince and the New Power Generation during their 2004 Musicology tour from the west coast Los Angeles' House of Blues to the east coast's Madison Square Garden in New York...
Oaktown's 357: Wild & Loose

Oaktown's 357: Wild & Loose

2005
Behind-the-scenes footage of Oaktown's 357 brings the viewer up close and personal with this flashy female duo. Discovered by MC Hammer in the early 1990s, Oaktown's 357 made a splash on the hip-hop s...
Letter to the President

Letter to the President

2005
Narrated By Snoop Dogg- Letter To the President is a feature documentary that showcases the close-knit ties between the Hip Hop Music community and America's social and political policy in the last 30...

2003.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
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The New Tom Green Show

The New Tom Green Show

2003
The Tom Green Show is a Canadian television show that aired in 1994. The series was picked up by The Comedy Network in 1996. The second season aired on December 4, 1998. The show moved to the US in Ja...
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The Surreal Life

The Surreal Life

2003
The Surreal Life is a reality television series that sets a select group of past-their-prime celebrities and records them as they live together in Glen Campbell's former mansion in the Hollywood Hills...
Rebels of Oakland: The A's, The Raiders, The '70s

Rebels of Oakland: The A's, The Raiders, The '70s

2003
It's likely to be good if you were a sports fan growing up in the 1970s, as soon as you hear the title to this new one, you know exactly what it's about. Even to good boys all the way across the count...

2001.

1 Movie
Rhapsody

Rhapsody

2001
The life of a beautiful rising female recording star is placed in jeopardy when she witnesses the drive-by shooting of a rival rap-star in Las Vegas. Wanted by both the killers and the corrupt police,...

1999.

2 TV shows
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The Hip Hop Years

The Hip Hop Years

1999
The Hip Hop Years is a three part series of one hour television documentaries, made for Channel 4 in 1999. The series was devised by David Upshal who produced, directed and narrated the series. He al...
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Where Are They Now?

Where Are They Now?

1999
Past celebrities and their current professional and personal status were updated in a television series. Some episodes were continuations of episodes from the past. The episodes had Roman numerals in ...

1997.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
The Right Connections

The Right Connections

1997
The Tompkins's kids have a good life despite being raised by a single mum. However when Gail loses her job they look like they will have to make sacrifices ...
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The View

The View

6
1997
The most exciting events of the day are being discussed on ABC daytime's morning chat fest. Hot topics in the news, the best experts in their field, celebrity interviews and general entertainment are ...
Private Parts

Private Parts

3.5
1997
The story of Howard Stern, the radio-rebel who is now also a TV-personality, an author and a movie star, is told in an auto-biographical manner.

1996.

3 Movies
Cheyenne

Cheyenne

1996
After she's caught sleeping with the ranch hand, Cheyenne (Bobbie Phillips) shoots her good-for-nothing husband and takes off with his money. Her hubbie doesn't want to part with her, however, and now...
Reggie's Prayer

Reggie's Prayer

1996
Reggie White plays a pro football player who retires because he hasn't won a championship. He befriends a troubled student while coaching a high school football program. Reggie fights ruffians with Ch...
One Man's Justice

One Man's Justice

1996
The killer of a man's wife and family is protected by the federal government, so he must exact his own form of justice.

1993.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
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Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Late Night with Conan O'Brien

6
1993
Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an American late-night talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien that aired 2,725 episodes on NBC between 1993 and 2009. The show featured varied comedic material, celebrity i...
Last Action Hero

Last Action Hero

5.78
1993
Danny is a huge fan of a fictional movie character. Danny finds himself in a world where movie magic and reality collide when a magical ticket transports him into Jack's latest adventure. Danny has to...

1992.

2 TV shows
TV
Martin

Martin

6
1992
Martin is an American sitcom produced by HBO Independent Productions that aired for five seasons, from August 27, 1992 to May 1, 1997 on Fox. The show is both titled after and stars actor-comedian Mar...
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Out All Night

Out All Night

1992
Out All Night is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 19, 1992 to July 9, 1993 for one season. The series stars Patti LaBelle, and was created by Andy Borowitz, Susan Borowitz, and Rob ...

1991.

1 TV show
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Hammerman

Hammerman

1991
Hammerman is a Saturday morning cartoon, produced by DIC Entertainment and starring pop rapper MC Hammer, which aired for thirteen episodes on ABC.

1990.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em: The Movie

Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em: The Movie

1990
MC Hammer returns to his hometown and defeats a druglord with the help of some funky tunes.
TV
8:15 from Manchester

8:15 from Manchester

1990
The children's magazine show was broadcast from Manchester on Saturday mornings. The first edition was broadcasted in 1990. It was produced by a man. The format was very similar to Going Live!, with i...

1975.

1 TV show
TV
Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live

6.36
1975
A late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels. The show's comedy sketches, which parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying ...

Unknown Year.

2 TV shows
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The Arsenio Hall Show

The Arsenio Hall Show

The Arsenio Hall Show was last broadcasted in 1994. Arsenio Hall hosted the original Arsenio show. The current program is distributed by CBS Television Distribution.
TV
Dance Fever

Dance Fever

Eric Nies is the host of Dance Fever. Jamie King and MC Hammer were the celebrity judges. The first two hours of the series were aired on ABC Family. Three years later, tapdancing twins Sean and John ...
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