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Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs

Highest Rated:   94% In the Name of the Father (1993)
Lowest Rated:   33% Sublime (2007)
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A native of the Virgin Islands, black leading man Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs began popping up with regularity on American TV and movie screens in 1974. His earliest credits include the Diahann Carroll film Claudine (1974) and a well-distributed TV public service announcement produced by the United Negro College Fund. In 1975, Hilton-Jacobs was cast as wisecracking "sweathog" Freddie "Boom Boom" Washington on the TV sitcom Welcome Back Kotter; he won the role on the strength of his work in the 1975 theatrical feature Cooley High. During the long Kotter run, Hilton-Jacobs was one of several prominent black performers to appear in the groundbreaking miniseries Roots (1977). Like most of the rest of the Kotter cast, Hilton-Jacobs found the going a bit rough after the series was cancelled in 1979. His subsequent work has included a major role in the 1989 pilot film for the Fox Network series Alien Nation, and the part of Joseph Jackson in the top-rated 1992 TV biopic The Jacksons: The American Dream. Turning to directing in the early 1990s, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs has helmed such productions as Angel of the City (1990) and Sweetfire (1991).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
50% 31
  • Panda Thomas
$0.8M 2016
No Score Yet Dead Man Rising
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Playin' for Love
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Nocturnal Agony
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Airplane vs. Volcano
  • Jim Kirkland
2014
No Score Yet Mercy for Angels
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Otis
  • Orderly
2008
33% Sublime
  • Mandingo
2007
No Score Yet 30 Miles
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Tuesday Never Comes
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Killer Drag Queens on Dope
  • Mr. Fly
2003
50% Southlander: Diary of a Desperate Musician
  • Motherchild
2001
No Score Yet Mr. Right Now!
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Tidal Wave: No Escape
  • Marlan Clark
1997
94% In the Name of the Father
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Indecent Behavior
  • Lou Parsons
1993
No Score Yet Tuesday Never Comes
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet The Jacksons: An American Dream
  • Joseph Jackson
1992
No Score Yet Quiet Fire
  • Director
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet Chance
  • Jon Chance
1990
No Score Yet L.A. Vice
  • Jon Chance
1989
No Score Yet Angels of the City
  • Director
  • Jon Chance
1989
No Score Yet Kill Crazy
  • Rubin
1989
No Score Yet East L.A. Warriors
  • Chesare
1989
No Score Yet Paramedics
  • Blade Runner
1988
No Score Yet L.A. Heat
  • Screenwriter
  • Jon Chance
1988
No Score Yet The Annihilators
  • Garrett Floyd
1985
No Score Yet For the Love of It
  • Actor
1980
No Score Yet Youngblood
  • Rommel
1978
82% Cooley High
  • Richard "Cochise" Morris
1975
No Score Yet Claudine
  • Charles
1974

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Gilmore Girls
2000-2016
  • Principal Merten
  • 2004
No Score Yet Roseanne
1988-1997
  • Louis
  • 1996

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