Ricky Harris

Ricky Harris

Highest Rated: 51% Woman Thou Art Loosed (2004)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Oct 5, 1965

Birthplace: Long Beach, California, USA

Ricky Harris was a popular actor, producer, and comedian who left his mark on everything from film to hip-hop to sitcoms. Born on October 5, 1965 in Long Beach, CA, Harris's inner city L.A. roots brought him his first major film roles, in the Tupac Shakur/Janet Jackson drama "Poetic Justice" (1993) and Snoop Dogg's short film "Murder Was the Case" (1994), based on Snoop's real life murder charge, for which he was eventually acquitted. This led to a fruitful working relationship between Snoop and Harris, who flexed his comedic chops on various skits on Snoop's classic debut, Doggystyle, and later co-starred in Snoop and Pam Grier's supernatural blaxploitation thriller, "Bones" (2001). In 1995, Harris appeared in projects as diverse as the low-budget cult horror flick "Tales From the Hood" (1995) and Michael Mann's sprawling, operatic crime thriller, "Heat" (1995). On television, Harris was best known to audiences as Javon "J.W." Williams on the sitcom "Moesha" (UPN, 1996-2001) and later as Malvo on Chris Rock's acclaimed comedy series "Everybody Hates Chris" (UPN, The CW, 2005-09). Harris also had the uncommon distinction of having appeared on all three original CSI series: "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (CBS, 2000-2015), "CSI: Miami" (CBS, 2002-2012), and "CSI: NY" (CBS, 2004-2013). Harris's final big screen appearance came in Rick Famuyiwa's Sundance hit "Dope" (2015). On December 26, 2016, Harris suffered a fatal heart attack. He was 51 years old.

Highest rated movies

Woman Thou Art Loosed
Hard Rain
Bones
Simon Sez

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 18% Check Point Kenny (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Royal Family Christmas Nelson (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Royal Family Holiday Nelson (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mid Life Gangster Donnie (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Sadman Whitey (Character) - 2009
51% 84% Woman Thou Art Loosed Eli (Character) $6.9M 2004
25% 40% Bones Eddie Mack (Character) $7.3M 2001
No Score Yet 56% Thick as Thieves Rodney (Character) - 1999
0% 16% Simon Sez Macro (Character) $292.2K 1999
32% 34% Hard Rain Ray (Character) $19.9M 1998

TV

Credit
38% 100% Dark Blue Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
95% 97% Everybody Hates Chris Malvo (Guest Star) 2006-2008
22% No Score Yet Raising the Bar Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 67% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Def Comedy Jam Host 1995 2006
No Score Yet 84% ER Mr. Davis (Guest Star) 2005
83% 83% NYPD Blue Antoine (Guest Star) 2001 2004
No Score Yet 80% CSI: New York Disco Placid (Guest Star) 2004
73% No Score Yet The Handler Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
47% No Score Yet Fastlane Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
25% No Score Yet MDs Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The District Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 100% Moesha Unknown (Guest Star) 1996 1998
No Score Yet 94% Millennium Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Watcher Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam Unknown (Character) 1993