Harold Sylvester

Harold Sylvester

Highest Rated: 82% Innerspace (1987)

Lowest Rated: 18% Trippin' (1999)

Birthday: Feb 10, 1949

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Born February 10, 1949, Harold Sylvester was the first African-American to receive an athletic scholarship from Tulane University. Although he attended as a basketball player, his degrees in theater and psychology saw that he graduated as an actor. Sylvester started his show business career with a spate of 1970s films that included elements near and dear to his heart, appearing in the basketball comedy "Fast Break" and the New-Orleans-set thriller "The Night of the Strangler." While he continued to thrive as a big-screen character actor in films such as the sci-fi comedy "Innerspace" and the wrestling drama "Vision Quest," Sylvester and his natural charisma frequently caught the attention of TV producers and casting directors throughout the '80s and '90s, landing him in recurring roles on everything from the sitcoms "Mary" and "Shaky Ground" to the law-enforcement dramas "Walking Tall" and "Hill Street Blues." The actor endeared prime-time viewers with his portrayal of Griff the shoe salesman on 44 episodes of "Married with Children" before appearing in a regular role on "City of Angels," a short-lived medical drama on which Sylvester also made his behind-the-scenes debuts as a producer and story editor. In addition to writing the New-Orleans-basketball TV movie "Passing Glory," Sylvester scripted episodes of "NYPD Blue" nearly a decade after appearing on the long-running series as a guest actor.

Highest rated movies

Vision Quest
Uncommon Valor
Corrina, Corrina
The 6th Man




No Score Yet 64% For One Night Mr. Howard (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Holding Out Hope Stan Wade (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 79% Passing Glory Writer - 1999
18% 79% Trippin' Willie Reed (Character) $9.0M 1999
23% 58% The 6th Man James Tyler (Character) $14.8M 1997
37% 69% Corrina, Corrina Frank (Character) $20.2M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Someone She Knows Lt. Jack Emery (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 29% In the Deep Woods George Dunaway (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Line of Duty: A Cop for the Killing Art Regan (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Double Your Pleasure Sam (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 11% Hit List Brian Armstrong (Character) - 1989
82% 65% Innerspace Pete Blanchard (Character) $25.9M 1987
60% 78% Vision Quest Tanneran (Character) - 1985
60% 61% Uncommon Valor Johnson (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 59% Fast Break D.C. (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 67% A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich Doctor (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Part 2, Sounder Nathan (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Richie Brockelman: The Missing 24 Hours Rider (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sounder Part II Nathan (Character) - 1976


No Score Yet 64% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2004 2009
No Score Yet 90% Malcolm in the Middle Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 84% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
83% 83% NYPD Blue Det. Mike Conklin (Guest Star),
1993-1994 2001
20% No Score Yet City of Angels Unknown (Guest Star),
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Army Show Unknown (Character) 1998
57% No Score Yet Good News Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 99% Married ... With Children Griff (Guest Star) 1994-1997
No Score Yet 67% Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
50% No Score Yet Shaky Ground Russell (Character) 1992-1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Different World Unknown (Guest Star) 1990 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Leon Cooley (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tracey Ullman Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet 1st & Ten Joe Herns (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mary Harry Dresden (Guest Star) 1985-1986
97% 100% Hill Street Blues Rudy Davis (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's Happening!! Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1977