Nathaniel Stroman (born May 29, 1963), best known as “Earthquake”, is an American actor, voice artist, and comedian. He also hosted a daily radio show on afternoon drive for WBLS.
Earthquake performed a half-hour HBO special as part of the series One Night Stand, which first aired on August 26, 2005. He also had a small role in Kevin Smith’s film Clerks II, and a supporting role in the film The Longshots. He had a recurring role as Chris’ Uncle Mike, on Everybody Hates Chris. He voiced Root the Rooster in the 2006 CGI film, Barnyard and in the video game of the same title, and continues to do so on the TV series spinoff, Back at the Barnyard.
Earthquake was in the U.S. Air Force for nine years and had attained the rank of Sergeant. While stationed at Eglin Air Force Base in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, Earthquake would take advantage of an Open Mic Night at the local bar, Top’s and Blue’s and discovered his comedic destiny on that stage. He refused to be a combatant in the Gulf War and was honorably discharged as a conscientious objector. He was demoted to Airman First Class before his discharge.