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Michael Clarke Duncan
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Born Michael Clarke Duncan
December 10, 1957
Chicago, Illinois
Died September 3, 2012 (age 54)
Los Angeles, California
Characters played Kingpin

Michael Clarke Duncan (born December 10, 1957, died September 3, 2012) was an American actor who played Kingpin on Spider-Man: The New Animated Series, reprising the role from the Daredevil film. He also played Groot on Ultimate Spider-Man.


Other notable roles include Bear in Armageddon, John Coffey in The Green Mile, and Kilowag in Green Lantern.

On July 13th, 2012 the actor suffered a severe heart attack. On August 6th he was taken out of intensive care though remained hospitalized. On September 3rd his fiancee told the press that Duncan had died. He recorded for Groot shortly before his heart attack, in possibly his final role ever. The episode that Groot appears in is dedicated to his memory.

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