mc chris[1] (born Christopher Brendan Ward IV on September 2, 1975, Libertyville, Illinois) is an American rapper, voice actor, writer, and improvisational comedian.

He attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and New York University's (NYU) Tisch School of the Arts. He self releases with no current record label. mc chris originally performed with The Lee Majors (aka Dirt Bike Annie). Sometimes associated with the genre of nerdcore hip-hop, his trademarks include the synthesis of his "geek" heritage with the "gangster" image associated with hip hop artists, and the high pitch of his voice. He has released five albums, three EPs, one re-release, and a tenth anniversary edition of his recordings with The Lee Majors.

He has recently (August 2010) created the theme-song for SModcast, a weekly podcast featuring Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier.[2]

Work on Adult Swim

Ward has appeared and worked behind the scenes and contributed original lyrics to many of Williams Street Studios' shows on Adult Swim, most notably Aqua Teen Hunger Force. He worked as a production assistant and starred as the character MC Pee Pants in the episodes "MC Pee Pants", "Super Sir Loin", "The Last One", and "Little Brittle,[3] as well as the young Carl in episode 18.[4] He reprised the role of MC Pee Pants in Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters and in the PlayStation2 video game, Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am. He also had a role in Sealab 2021, as a writer and as the recurring character Hesh Hepplewhite.

He worked as a production assistant and writer for The Brak Show (including the episodes "Brakstreet" and "Shadows of Heat") and he voiced a character on the episode "Brakstreet". He was a contributing writer for Space Ghost: Coast to Coast with a cameo in the episode "Baffler Meal". He also voiced the character Ward Willoughby in the 2002 pilot for Welcome to Eltingville.

In October 2004, he announced his resignation from Cartoon Network to the public on his blog to focus on his recording career with his business partner John Fewell. He will make his return to Adult Swim in the form of a red Gummi bear by the name of "Gummi" on the upcoming show Cheyenne Cinnamon and the Fantabulous Unicorn of Sugar Town Candy Fudge.[5] He announced that he will be working on a new cartoon this upcoming summer, and plans to work in conjunction with Titmouse Inc. the creators of Metalocalypse.[6]

Relationship with nerdcore hip hop

While Ward is one of the artists most closely associated with the genre of nerdcore hip hop, he has been hesitant to accept the nerdcore label for most of his career, preferring to describe his style as 'mc chris music' [7] as well as expressing concern over limiting himself to such narrow audience and subject matter on a number of occasions.[8][9] He has also lashed out at the media for focusing more on the nerdcore scene than his music, as well as the nerdcore community as a whole.[10] Despite these issues, he has also periodically apologized to those in the nerdcore community for the aforementioned conflicts[11][12] and has also appeared in news stories dealing with nerd culture and nerdcore.[13]



  1. mc chris' song "10-Year-Old" - "mc chris, lower case, no dots, rewind."
  2. SModcast #131: Limmortality
  3. [adult swim] - Aqua Teen Hunger Force - Episode 9: MC Pee Pants
  4. [adult swim] - Aqua Teen Hunger Force - Episode 18: Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past from the Future
  5. mc chris interview on You Sound Like A Robot
  6. mc chris announcing cartoon at Omaha, NE concert
  7. Burton, Bonnie (2007-06-25). "mc chris: Napping with Artoo". Fans. Retrieved 2010-09-02. 
  8. Williams, Alex (2007-08-05). "Dungeons, Dragons and Dope Beats". Fashion & Style. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 2009-05-20. 
  9. Miranda, Jeff (2007-11-04). "Refrain of the nerds". Boston Globe. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 2009-05-20. 
  10. mc chris blog. October 15, 2007
  11. mc chris blog. January 29, 2007
  12. mc chris blog. November 14, 2008
  13. mc chris blog. August 22, 2008

External links

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simple:Mc chris

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