17 “Fictional” TV Characters Based on Real People

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Chris from Everybody Hates Chris

The CW

Chris was based on real-life comedian and show creator Chris Rock. He faced a lot of challenges while growing up in Brooklyn in the ’80s, but two decades later, he used those memories to create the comedy Everybody Hates Chris. In fact, the comedian once shared that a lot of the scenes from the show are actually real. He said: “It was weird. I was watching [the show] and going, ‘Yep, that happened. I really did eat the big piece of chicken'” (which referenced a part in the pilot where he accidentally ate his father’s dinner).

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