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Christopher "Big Black" Boykin
Dan Henderson, Big Black, and John McCarthy - June 2010 in Los Angeles
Born Christopher Boykin
January 13, 1972(1972-01-13) (age 50)
Wiggins, Mississippi
Other names Big Black, Wiggi, Black Lavender
Occupation CEO, Musician, Television Personality
Years active 2002-present

Christopher "Big Black" Boykin (born January 13, 1972) is an American entertainer and musician best known for his role on MTV's Rob & Big, which followed him and his co-star, skateboarder Rob Dyrdek.


Boykin is a United States Navy veteran, he was born in Wiggins, Mississippi.


In a skit for DC Shoes, Dyrdek hired Boykin to be a bodyguard in order to protect him from security guards. In 2004, they played their characters again in The DC Video: Deluxe Edition DVD.[1]

From November 2006 to April 2008, he and Dyrdek starred in the reality television series Rob & Big on MTV. Boykin set two Guinness world records for peeling and eating three bananas in 1 minute and for the most powdered doughnuts eaten in less than 3 minutes (5 donuts in 2min. 45 sec.).

Boykin is featured in skateboarding video games Skate, and Skate 2 alongside Dyrdek. He is also featured in the video game Nathan's Hotdog Eating Competition. An early episode of Rob & Big features Dyrdek and Boykin doing work on the first game at the game developer, EA Black Box. The series ended when Boykin left to attend to family matters. In 2011, Boykin rekindled his relationship with Dyrdek and took a main role in Dyrdek's show "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory".


Christopher "Big Black" Boykin, quit his TV show Rob and Big in order to take care of his daughter, Isis Rea Boykin (born on February 15, 2008) and his girlfriend.

Clothing Line

Boykin created his own clothing company called Big Black (BB / Do Work) in 2007 but later relaunched the line in 2010 with his friend, head designer and Director of Operations Nilo Jones (now VP/C.O.O. of SWAE Watches) who worked with Boykin and Bam Bam at a night club in San Diego, CA called "The Blue Tattoo" in 2001-2002. In 2012, his brand launched its plus sized apparel called the BMN (Big Man Network) and BDP (Big Dime Pieces) along with the Do Work Union (DWU) for sizes small to extra large.


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