Robert Hooks

Robert Hooks

Highest Rated: 79% Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)

Lowest Rated: 18% Fled (1996)

Birthday: Apr 18, 1937

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA

Robert Hooks has enjoyed a long and esteemed acting career. He is recognized for his talent, as well as for his position as a pioneering African-American actor who broke down racial barriers. He had been living in Philadelphia and was inspired to move to New York after seeing the out-of-town tryouts for a production of "A Raisin in the Sun." He would eventually go on to win a New York Drama Critics Award for his Broadway debut in that production. In 1963, he took his first television role in the drama "East Side/West Side." By 1967, he had a starring role as Detective Jeff Ward in the cop show "N.Y.P.D.," the first black actor to play the lead in a television program. He played the role until 1969. Some other programs he's been seen in include the crime show "The Streets of San Francisco," which starred Michael Douglas; the medical drama "Trapper John, M.D."; and "L.A. Law," where he was featured in two episodes as Judge Earl Gregory. He has made a few film appearances--in the sci-fi sequel "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock" playing Fleet Admiral Morrow, and starring as a tough no-nonsense private eye, Mr. T., in the 1972 blaxploitation film, "Trouble Man," a flop known mostly for its soundtrack by Marvin Gaye. Hooks is also the founder of two major black theater groups, the New York-based Theatre Workshop, and in Washington the Black Repertory Company.

Highest rated movies

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
Posse
Airport '77
Passenger 57
Hurry Sundown
Fled

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 67% Seventeen Again Grandpa Gene Donovan (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 100% Free of Eden Joe Sherman (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Glory and Honor Thomas (Character) - 1998
18% 23% Fled Lieutenant Clark (Character) $17.2M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Abandoned and Deceived Unknown (Character) - 1995
33% 47% Posse King David (Character) $16.4M 1993
24% 38% Passenger 57 Dwight Henderson (Character) $42.9M 1992
No Score Yet 85% The Flash Chief Arthur Cooper (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heat Wave Reverend Brooks (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadly Enemies Commander Jim Coleman (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Words by Heart Ben Sills (Character) - 1985
79% 60% Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Admiral Morrow (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 55% Fast-Walking William Galliot (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sophisticated Gents Ezra "Chops" Jackson (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Madame X Dist. Atty. Roerich (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollow Image Paul Hendrix (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 83% A Woman Called Moses William Still (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Courage and the Passion Maj. Stanley Norton (Character) - 1978
33% 32% Airport '77 Eddie (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Killer Who Wouldn't Die Commissioner Frank Wharton (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Just an Old Sweet Song Nate Simmons (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 83% Aaron Loves Angela Beau (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cut Man Caper Police Detective Ernie Tillis (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapped Sgt. Connaught (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 62% Trouble Man Mr. T (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two for the Money Larry Dean (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cable Car Murder Inspector Lou Van Alsdale (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crosscurrent Inspector Lou Van Alsdale (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 0% The Last of the Mobile Hot-Shots Chicken (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 30% Black Brigade Lt. Edward Wallace (Character) - 1969
22% 26% Hurry Sundown Reeve Scott (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sweet Love, Bitter Keel Robinson (Character) - 1967

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reed Between the Lines Monroe (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dragnet Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Clueless Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Parent 'Hood Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Commish Capt. M. A. Daniels (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
89% 93% Seinfeld Joe Temple (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet 93% The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
80% No Score Yet The Royal Family Langston White (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Different World Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Joe Durran (Guest Star) 1983 1988
No Score Yet 100% 21 Jump Street Dr. Tony Hoffs (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet 227 Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
71% 88% V George Caniff (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The White Shadow Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet 100% The Facts of Life Mr. Ramsey (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Backstairs at the White House Unknown (Character) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Joe Joplin (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vanished Unknown (Character) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet N.Y.P.D. Det. Jeff Ward (Character) 1967-1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Floyd Brown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet East Side/West Side Unknown (Guest Star) 1963