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Ji-Tu Cumbuka

Highest Rated: 86% Bound for Glory (1976)

Lowest Rated: 10% Change of Habit (1969)

Birthday: Mar 4, 1942

Birthplace: Not Available

Like many African-American actors of the '60s, Ji-Tu Cumbuka unfortunately found the demand for his services limited until black performers became "fashionable." Active in films since 1967, Cumbuka appeared in such productions as Uptight (1968), Mandingo (1975), Bound for Glory (1976), Fun with Dick and Jane (1977) and Brewster's Millions (1985). The actor also did plenty of TV, including the 1977 miniseries Roots (as "The Wrestler") and the unsold 1979 pilot for Mandrake the Magician, wherein he played Mandrake's muscular assistant Lothar. Among the "sold" TV series featuring Ji-Tu Cumbuka were Young Dan'l Boone (1977) and Robert Conrad's A Man Called Sloane (1979). Cumbuka died in 2017, at age 77.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet Edición de Medianoche Reginald Brown 1994
21% Harlem Nights Toothless Gambler 1989
No Score Yet Glitch Mookie 1988
No Score Yet Caged in Paradiso Josh 1988
33% Moving Edwards 1988
50% Outrageous Fortune Cab Driver 1987
No Score Yet Out of Bounds Lemar 1986
58% Volunteers Cicero 1985
No Score Yet Doin' Time Bernie Feldstein 1985
35% Brewster's Millions Melvin 1985
54% Bachelor Party Alley Pimp 1984
No Score Yet Death Ray 2000 Torque 1981
No Score Yet Walk Proud Sgt. Gannett 1979
50% Fun with Dick and Jane Guard 1977
86% Bound for Glory Slim Snedeger 1976
No Score Yet Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde, (Dr. Black and Mr. Hyde) Lt. Jackson 1976
26% Mandingo Cicero 1975
No Score Yet Lost in the Stars Johannes 1974
No Score Yet Big Mo Oscar 1973
No Score Yet Trader Horn Orange Stripe 1973
50% Blacula Skillet 1972
60% Up the Sandbox Black Captain 1972
No Score Yet Top of the Heap Pot Peddler 1972
85% Brian's Song Roommate 1970
10% Change of Habit Hawk 1969
No Score Yet Up Tight! Rick 1968

TV

Credit
No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger
1993-2001
1994
43% Alien Nation
1989-1990
Andy 1989
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Calder Williams 1989
No Score Yet Hunter
1984-1991
Homer 1987
1986
No Score Yet Dukes of Hazzard
1979-1985
Bubba Malone 1985
No Score Yet The A-Team
1983-1987
Convict 1985
88% Roots
1977
The Wrestler 1977
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
1974-1980
Sherm Addison 1976
No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco
1972-1977
Lafayette Delacroix 1975
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Obbie 1974
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
"Blue" Andrews Jim Slade 1974
1973

QUOTES FROM Ji-Tu Cumbuka CHARACTERS

Toothless Gambler says: [about Young Quick at the crap table] Man, I ain't shootin' shit! I told you kids bring me bad luck! I can't stand them little bastards! [turns to young Quick]

Toothless Gambler says: Now get the fuck outta here before I kick yo' ass!