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      Julius Harris

      Julius Harris

      Highest Rated: 100% Alambrista (1978)

      Lowest Rated: 20% First Family (1980)

      Birthday: Aug 17, 1923

      Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

      A late bloomer, Julius Harris came to acting at the improbable age of 41. His first part, as Will Anderson in Michael Roemer's romantic drama "Nothing but a Man," marked him as an actor to watch, particularly within the small community of African American film makers. His career started slowly; his next part came in 1969 with "Slaves," about a revolt on a Kentucky plantation, starring Dionne Warwick and Ossie Davis. In the '70s, Harris became a familiar face in blaxploitation films. Taking life in the urban ghetto as their theme, featuring gun-wielding black men in positions of power, these heavily stylized films usually had prominent funk and soul soundtracks. In 1972 Harris played Captain Bollin in "Shaft's Big Score!," starring Richard Roundtree as the most famous character of the genre, Shaft. Harris made two other famous films in 1972, "Super Fly," in which he played Scatter, and "Trouble Man," starring Robert Hooks. In 1973 he was cast in the James Bond film "Live and Let Die" in the memorable role of Tee Hee Johnson. Outside the genre he was cast in the crime thriller "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three" and the remake of the classic giant-gorilla adventure "King Kong." With the decline of blaxploitation, Harris began appearing in guest performances on various TV series in the late '70s and '80s, accepting fewer and fewer roles until the end of his career in 1997. At age 81, after a 40 year career, Harris passed away from heart failure.

      Highest rated movies

      Alambrista
      The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
      Nothing But a Man
      Superfly
      Islands in the Stream
      Live and Let Die
      Black Caesar
      Looking for Mr. Goodbar

      Photos

      SUPER FLY, Julius W. Harris (right), 1972 SUPERFLY, (aka SUPER FLY), Julius W. Harris, 1972 SUPER FLY, Ron O'Neal (center), Julius W. Harris (right), 1972

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Carnage Collection: Vicious Violence & Vengeance Mr. Sumatra (Character) - 2023
      No Score Yet 33% Shrunken Heads Mr. Sumatra (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gifted Unknown (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet 64% Prayer of the Rollerboys Speedbagger (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet 61% A Gathering of Old Men Coot (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet 57% My Chauffeur Johnson (Character) $4.8M 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Missing Pieces Spencer Harris (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Enchanted Booker T (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Naked Weekend B.B. (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mystique B.B. (Character) - 1981
      20% 11% First Family Ambassador Longo (Character) - 1980
      100% 77% Alambrista Drunken Man (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet BJ and the Bear Colonel Whitmore (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ring of Passion Chappie Jackson (Character) - 1978
      91% 64% Islands in the Stream Joseph (Character) - 1977
      61% 74% Looking for Mr. Goodbar Black Cat (Character) - 1977
      53% 31% King Kong Boan (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet 56% Victory at Entebbe President Idi Amin (Character) - 1976
      60% 86% Let's Do It Again Bubbletop Woodson (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Cry for Help George Rigney (Character) - 1975
      98% 88% The Taking of Pelham One Two Three Inspector Daniels (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Salty Clancy Ames (Character) - 1974
      22% 50% Hell up in Harlem Papa Gibbs (Character) - 1973
      64% 63% Black Caesar Mr. Gibbs (Character) - 1973
      66% 64% Live and Let Die Tee Hee (Character) - 1973
      58% 46% Shaft's Big Score! Capt. Bollin (Character) - 1972
      93% 70% Superfly Scatter (Character) - 1972
      98% 88% Nothing But a Man Will Anderson (Character) $12.4K 1964

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Elvira's 10 Nights of Halloween Mr. Sumatra (Character) 2014
      43% No Score Yet The Burning Zone Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jake and the Fatman Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Civil Wars Judge Adams (Guest Star) 1991
      No Score Yet 88% Murder, She Wrote Jack Lee Johnson (Guest Star) 1991
      No Score Yet 93% The Golden Girls Mr. Lewis (Guest Star) 1991
      No Score Yet 76% Friday the 13th: The Series Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Frank's Place Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
      No Score Yet 82% Amazing Stories Unknown (Character) 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jeffersons Rev. Taylor (Guest Star) 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Simon & Simon Jules (Guest Star) 1981-1982
      No Score Yet 75% Incredible Hulk Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Times Ben Foster (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Millner (Guest Star) 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry O Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bob Newhart Show Mr. Billings (Guest Star) 1973