Howard E. Rollins Jr.

Howard E. Rollins Jr.

Highest Rated: 92% A Soldier's Story (1984)

Lowest Rated: 63% Drunks (1995)

Birthday: Oct 17, 1950

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, USA

This commanding black actor came to prominence as Coalhouse Walker Jr. in Milos Forman's adaptation of the E.L. Doctorow novel "Ragtime" (1981), for which he earned an Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actor. Rollins was also memorable in Norman Jewison's tightly-wound drama, "A Soldier's Story" (1984). But Rollins is perhaps best remembered for his television appearances.

Highest rated movies

A Soldier's Story
Ragtime
Drunks

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
63% 43% Drunks Joseph (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet With Murder in Mind Samuel Carver (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet On the Block Clay Beasley (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Heat of the Night Chief of Detectives Virgil Tibbs (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 44% The Children of Times Square Otis Travis (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnnie Mae Gibson: FBI T.C. Russell (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Johnnie Gibson Story T.C. Russell (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Doctor's Story Dr. Zack Williams (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The House of God Chuck Johnston (Character) - 1984
92% 81% A Soldier's Story Captain Davenport (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 76% The House of Dies Drear Walter Small (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 75% For Us, the Living: The Medgar Evers Story Medgar Evers (Character) - 1983
92% 77% Ragtime Coalhouse Walker Jr. (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Old Man Doctor (Character) - 1979

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Heat of the Night Virgil Tibbs (Character) 1988-1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet New York Undercover Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet King Unknown (Character) 1978