Christopher Boykin, commonly known as Big Black, Big B, BB, and Chris, was an American musician and television personality. He is most known for his role as Rob Dyrdek’s bodyguard in the American reality television series ‘Rob& Big,’ which follows their life. Boykin began his career in the United States Navy before entering the entertainment industry. Dyrdek hired him as his bodyguard for a DC shoe farce. In “The DC Video: Deluxe Edition DVD,” both actors reprised their characters. Gradually, Boykin and Dyrdek became great friends and began collaborating on a variety of other projects, including “Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory” and “Ridiculousness.” Boykin also appeared in popular video games, including “Skate” and “Skate 2.” Boykin set two incredible Guinness World Records demonstrating his eating abilities while playing with ‘Rob & Big’ His first record was for peeling and eating the most bananas in one minute, and his second record was for eating the most powdered donuts in under three minutes. In addition to his success as an entrepreneur, he established the apparel line, Big Black. This 45-year-old heart attack resulted in the unexpected loss of this multitalented personality who was beloved by his family, friends, colleagues, and admirers.
Christopher Boykin’s Career
Boykin began his career in the entertainment industry following his service in the United States Navy. Rob Dyrdek, a professional skateboarder at the time, used Boykin as a bodyguard for a DC Shoes’ skit in which Boykin was to protect him from security guards. In 2004, they represented the same characters on the DVD titled “The DC Video: Deluxe Edition.”
Boykin went on to star in the American reality television series Rob & Big, which eventually became one of the most famous shows of the era, earning him both wealth and notoriety. The MTV series, which debuted on November 4, 2006, followed the lives of Boykin and Dyrdek. The sitcom was created by the team, along with Jeff Tremaine and Ruben Fleischer, and lasted for three successful seasons until April 15, 2008.
The show ‘Rob & Big,’ which incorporated a task or event into Rob and Boykin’s everyday life, saw Boykin set two Guinness World Records.
During the series, Rob and Boykin were seen working on the skateboarding video game,’ Skate’.
The game was then created by EA Black Box and released on platforms including PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and mobile phones in 2007.
‘Skate 2’, a sequel to ‘Skate’, was published in January 2009, and this game also starred Boykin and Rob.
Boykin starred in the 2006 Wyeth Clarkson-directed drama “Sk8 Life,” which also starred Mark Bajcar and Silas Borsos.
Boykin subsequently appeared in the MTV reality series Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory, which premiered on February 8, 2009. In 2011, Boykin joined the main cast of the show’s fourth season. He stayed with the show through its seventh and final season.
Dyrdek later hosted and produced three episodes of the American comedy clip show ‘Ridiculousness’ in which he appeared. Boykin has also been on the MTV comedy series “Guy Code” and the cooking show “Snack Off.”
Beyond the Limits of Showbiz
Boykin entered the business world in 2007 and flourished as an entrepreneur after founding his own clothing line, “Big Black.” The brand featured merchandise such as caps and T-shirts with the slogan “Do Work.”
Personal and Family Aspects
Boykin was born on January 13, 1972, in Raleigh, Smith County, Mississippi, United States, of Afro-American descent. As a child, he desired to become a musician, and his parents provided him with all the necessary support.
He wed his longtime girlfriend Shannon Turley in 2008.
On February 15, Shannon and Boykin were given the gift of a daughter, whom they named Isis Rea Boykin. In 2009, however, his marriage ended in divorce. Boykin, who had a history of cardiac problems, died of a heart attack in Plano, Texas, on May 9, 2017.
Estimated Net Worth
American bodyguard, singer, and television personality Christopher Boykin has a net worth of $3 million. Christopher Boykin amassed his wealth as a bodyguard for a television star.
Born on January 13, 1972, in Wiggins, Mississippi Christopher rose to prominence after participating in the MTV show “Rob & Big” alongside professional skateboarder Rob Dyrdek.