Afemo Omilami

Afemo Omilami

Highest Rated: 93% Glory (1989)

Lowest Rated: 8% The Reaping (2007)

Birthday: Dec 13, 1950

Birthplace: Not Available

Character actor Afemo Omilami built a career out of portraying gritty, urban types in Hollywood features, often with an aggressive edge, such as taxi drivers, longshoremen, barkeeps, drill sergeants, and angry spouses. Omilami debuted onscreen in the late '70s and evolved into an increasingly common screen presence as the years passed. The dozens of projects in which he appeared include the Tom Hanks-Shelley Long disaster comedy The Money Pit (1986), the Sydney Pollack-directed legal thriller The Firm (1993), Best Picture winner Forrest Gump (1994) (as a screaming drill sergeant), and the Ray Charles biopic Ray (2004). In 2007, Omilami joined the cast of director Deborah Kampmeier's rape-themed period drama Hounddog.


Highest Rated Movies



81% The Founder Mr. Merriman $12.8M 2017
27% Terminator Genisys Perry $75.7M 2015
89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire District 11 Mayor $336.7M 2013
29% G.I. Joe: Retaliation Chairman Joint Chief of Staff $122.6M 2013
No Score Yet Steel Magnolias Actor 2012
50% Bloodworth Sheriff Bellweather $10.1K 2011
No Score Yet Beneath the Dark The Man 2010
52% Blood Done Sign My Name Golden Frinks $83.2K 2010
66% The Blind Side CPS Caseworker $256M 2009
15% Hounddog Charles 2008
No Score Yet The List Al Jenkins 2007
8% The Reaping Haman $25.2M 2007
47% Idlewild Walter $12.6M 2006
No Score Yet Heavens Fall Actor 2006
25% Madea's Family Reunion Isaac Sr. $63.3M 2006
80% Ray Angry Husband $75.1M 2004
29% The Alamo Sam $22.4M 2004
73% Runaway Jury SUV Driver $49.3M 2003
82% Drumline President Wagner $56.2M 2002
38% Sweet Home Alabama Jimmy Lee $127.3M 2002
No Score Yet The Rosa Parks Story Minister 2002
No Score Yet Drumline (Special Edition) Actor 2002
No Score Yet Rustin Actor 2001
82% Animal Factory Captain Midnight 2000
76% Tigerland Sergeant Landers 2000
73% Remember the Titans Mr. Campbell $114.3M 2000
No Score Yet The Runaway Jule Monroe 2000
No Score Yet The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn Noah's Father 1999
72% Bringing Out the Dead Griss 1999
10% Chill Factor Courtroom Colonel 1999
No Score Yet Caroline? Taxi Driver 1999
No Score Yet Selma, Lord, Selma John Webb 1999
No Score Yet Flash Sam 1997
25% The War Quarry Man 1994
14% Drop Squad Berl `Flip' Mangum 1994
43% A Simple Twist of Fate Bailiff 1994
70% Forrest Gump Drill Sargeant $330.1M 1994
18% The Real McCoy Cab Dispatcher 1993
75% The Firm Cotton Truck Driver 1993
86% Sankofa Noble Ali 1993
No Score Yet White Lie Bartender 1991
87% The Long Walk Home Taxi Driver 1990
No Score Yet Web of Deceit Bailiff 1990
93% Glory Tall Contraband 1989
45% The Money Pit Bernie 1986
87% Trading Places Longshoreman #2 1983
No Score Yet Rage of Angels Vet #1 1983
No Score Yet Freedom Road Young Black Man with Scars 1979


96% Creepshow
78% True Detective
Holloway 2019
25% Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
Inspector Polino 2017
No Score Yet Madam Secretary
President Babacar Diome 2017
17% Past Life
Fred Lamm 2010
No Score Yet Ghost Whisperer
Archivist Archivist (aka Intense Man) 2008
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Asante Odufemi 2004
90% The Shield
Agent Nell 2004
No Score Yet Sheena
Kontee 2001
No Score Yet Law & Order
Kano Henry Patterson Michael Kano Darryl Lamaine 1999


Leigh Anne Tuohy says: We have been here for an hour, and all I see is people shootin' the bull and drinkin' coffee. I wanna know who runs this joint?

CPS Welfare Worker says: (points to a picture of George W. Bush)

Leigh Anne Tuohy says: I'd like to become a legal guardian.

CPS Welfare Worker says: God help the child.

Drill Sergeant says: You are a goddamn genius Gump!

Griss says: Now look don't make me take off my sunglasses

Griss says: Don't make me take off my sunglasses!

Drill Sergeant says: Gump! What's your sole purpose in this army?

Forrest Gump says: To do whatever you tell me, Drill Sergeant.

Drill Sergeant says: Goddammit Gump, you're a Goddamn genius. That's the most outstanding answer I've ever heard. You must have a goddamn I.Q. of a hundred and sixty. You are goddamn gifted, Private Gump.

Drill Sergeant says: Gump! What's your sole purpose in this army?

Forrest Gump says: To do whatever you tell me, drill sergeant!

Drill Sergeant says: God damn it, Gump! You're a god damn genius! This is the most outstanding answer I have ever heard. You must have a goddamn I.Q. of 160. You are goddamn gifted, Private Gump. Listen up, people...