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Actor Mark Christopher Lawrence is known to stage audiences for his comedy in both the stand-up and gospel arenas. In film, he’s had small roles in huge pictures, including TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY, CRIMSON TIDE and the cult favorite FEAR OF A BLACK HAT. On television, the Los Angeles native has appeared on many series, but most viewers know him for his series regular role as Big Mike on NBC’s CHUCK, which airs Fridays at 8 PM. In five seasons of CHUCK, Big Mike has gone from being the manager of the Buy More store to an enthusiastic assistant manager. He’s one of the few characters who has no idea that many of his coworkers are hip-deep in espionage.

Lawrence talks about his work on the series – and a promotional appearance that had a lasting effect on his view of life.

ASSIGNMENT X: When you started on CHUCK, did you realize it had the potential to get such a big fandom, with the Subway sandwich campaign of love?

MARK CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE: Not until about halfway into the first season. I thought, “Wow, this show has legs.” I wasn’t a series regular then, and so we cut a deal mid-season and here we are. AX: Do you have a favorite aspect of playing Big Mike?

LAWRENCE: I think in real life, I’m so nice all the time that to play the sort of surliness of Big Mike is probably the most fun for me, because it’s a big stretch for me. In a way, the farther away from me it is, the more fun it is to do. The whole Big Mike character is so far from me that it’s a lot of fun.

AX: Would working at a Buy More drive you insane in real life?

LAWRENCE: In real life, I don’t think I’d be able to do it. Film at eleven [laughs].

AX: Were you surprised by the development of the romance between Big Mike and Morgan’s mom?

LAWRENCE: No. One of the writers had mentioned it and then it came up at Comic-Con [in 2008], and then when it happened, it was funny [laughs]. I’d like to see [actress Patricia Rae, who plays Bologna Grimes] again – she’s very funny. [ READ MORE ]

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