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Howard E. Rollins Jr.

Highest Rated:   90% Ragtime (1981)
Lowest Rated:   50% Drunks (1995)
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Towson State College graduate Howard E. Rollins Jr. has been a stage leading man since the mid-1970s. The tall, imposing African-American actor earned an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of fiercely proud Coalhouse Walker Jr. in Ragtime (1981). As impressive as his theatre and film resum├ęs are his TV credits, including such roles as Andrew Young in the 1978 miniseries King and George Haley in the 1979 multiparter Roots: The Next Generation. Howard E. Rollins was seen on a more regular basis on the ABC daytime drama Another World (for which he was Emmy-nominated); as explosives expert Bannister Parks on the 1985 "buddy western" series Wildside; and as Virgil Tibbs on the long-running (1988-92) TV adaptation of In the Heat of the Night. He made his final feature film appearance in Drunks (1995), a slice-of-life drama set at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. Six weeks before he died on December 8, 1997, the 42-year-old Rollins had been diagnosed with lymphoid. Complications from the disease caused his demise.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Trial of the Moke
  • Actor
2002
50% Drunks
  • Joseph
1995
No Score Yet On The Block
  • Clay
1991
No Score Yet Under Cover
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet The Children of Times Square
  • Otis Travis
1986
No Score Yet Johnnie Mae Gibson: FBI
  • T.C. Russell
1986
89% A Soldier's Story
  • Capt. Davenport
1984
No Score Yet The House of Dies Drear
  • Walter Small
1984
No Score Yet For Us, the Living: The Story of Medgar Evers
  • Medgar Evers
1983
90% Ragtime
  • Coalhouse Walker Jr.
1981
No Score Yet My Old Man
  • Doctor
1979
No Score Yet King
  • Actor
1978

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