Chris Rock has signed Whoopi Goldberg up to star in two episodes of the upcoming series of US TV comedy Everybody Hates Chris. THE LONGEST YARD funnyman insists Oscar winner Goldberg will play a major role rather than just make cameo appearances in a bid to boost ratings. He says, "I'm a fan. It's not like stunt casting. Stunt casting to me is like, 'Hey, SHAQ (SHAQUILLE O'NEIL) just came over.' "We got Whoopi Goldberg to act because she's very funny." Goldberg will play the mother of a girl Chris develops a crush on.