Antonio Fargas

Antonio Fargas

Highest Rated: 97% The Celluloid Closet (1996)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Aug 14, 1946

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Although best remembered for his role as a loveable street informant named Huggy Bear on the 1970s cop show "Starsky & Hutch" (ABC 1975-79), Antonio Fargas had a long and prolific acting career that stretched all the way back to the early 1960s. He made his feature film debut at the age of 14 as a Harlem teenager in 1963's "The Cool World," and by the early 1970s was making a name for himself with roles in numerous Blaxploitation films. Some of the films he appeared in during this time, like "Shaft" (1971), "Across 110th Street" (1972) and "Foxy Brown" (1974), are considered classics of the largely discontinued genre. Fargas' breakout role, however, came in 1975 when he landed a recurring part as the well-liked street snitch on "Starsky & Hutch." The show ended after four years, but Fargas continued to act in TV and movies, including some memorable cameos in the Wayans Brothers films "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka" (1988) and "Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood" (1996), thus underscoring his longevity in an otherwise cutthroat business.

Highest rated movies

The Celluloid Closet
Car Wash
Across 110th Street
Next Stop, Greenwich Village
Cleopatra Jones
Pretty Baby
Beyond Skyline
Shakedown

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
67% 39% Beyond Skyline Sarge (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 12% Snakehead Swamp William Boudreaux (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 100% Popovich and the Voice of the Fabled American West Unknown (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Silver Bells Major Melvin Lowell (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 42% Stealing Las Vegas Mo (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet X Returns Agent Adams (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bad Guys Flappy (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 27% Sucker Punch Baz (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Abduction of Jesse Bookman Frank Bookman (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sister Sonya's Prayer Group Bishop Titus Kingston (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Caper Unknown (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Riff Shoop Summers (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ali: An American Hero Elijah Muhammad (Character) - 2000
0% 66% 3 Strikes Uncle Jim Douglas (Character) $9.8M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unconditional Love Bobby Chiclets (Character) $100.5K 1999
0% 22% The Suburbans Magee (Character) $5.8K 1999
No Score Yet 33% Milo Kelso (Character) - 1998
97% 89% The Celluloid Closet Unknown (Character) $1.4M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Soul Survivors Leroy James (Character) - 1995
46% 36% Whore Rasta (Character) $1.0M 1991
30% 15% The Borrower Julius (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 17% The Howling VI: The Freaks Bellamey (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet If You Can't Say It, Just See It Rasta (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 11% Night of the Sharks Unknown (Character) - 1989
62% 70% I'm Gonna Git You Sucka Flyguy (Character) $11.8M 1988
67% 41% Shakedown Nicky 'N.C.' Carr (Character) $9.3M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Good Sport Clifford (Character) - 1984
37% 53% Firestarter Taxi Driver (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paper Dolls Oliver (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ambush Murders Vaness (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet A House Divided: Denmark Vessey's Rebellion Unknown (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Escape Jamie Valdez (Character) - 1980
0% 42% Up the Academy Coach (Character) - 1980
71% 59% Pretty Baby Professor (Character) - 1978
88% 60% Car Wash Lindy (Character) - 1976
80% 64% Next Stop, Greenwich Village Bernstein Chandler aka Floyd Lewis (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 86% Cornbread, Earl and Me One-Eye (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 17% Huckleberry Finn Jim (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Huggy Bear (Character) - 1975
67% 80% Conrack Quickfellow (Character) - 1974
60% 66% Foxy Brown Link Brown (Character) - 1974
79% 44% Cleopatra Jones Doodlebug Simkins (Character) - 1973
81% 79% Across 110th Street Henry J. Jackson (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 62% Cisco Pike Buffalo (Character) - 1971

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 86% Code Black Harold (Guest Star) 2018
92% 51% Black Lightning David Poe (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet 84% House of Lies Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
95% 98% Everybody Hates Chris Mr. Harris (Guest Star) 2005-2009
No Score Yet 88% Lie to Me Mr. Mitchell (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 92% Numb3ers Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
85% 76% The Simpsons Huggy Bear (Guest Voice) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eve Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The District Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Holby City Victor Garrison (Character) 2003
47% No Score Yet Fastlane Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
83% No Score Yet Good vs. Evil Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Steve Harvey Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Damon Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Living Single Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
29% No Score Yet Homeboys in Outer Space Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wayans Bros. Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Parent 'Hood Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 93% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
71% 91% Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Huggy Bear (Character) 1975-1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman Rex (Guest Star) 1974
100% 100% Kolchak: The Night Stalker Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sanford & Son Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Harpie (Character) 1973