Sherman Hemsley

Sherman Hemsley

Highest Rated: 70% Love at First Bite (1979)

Lowest Rated: 6% Mr. Nanny (1993)

Birthday: Feb 1, 1938

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

A postal worker by day, Sherman Hemsley studied acting at night until eventually landing the chance to show off his talents on the Broadway stage. Producer Norman Lear caught one of his performances and immediately tapped him to play the irascible George Jefferson on "All in the Family" (CBS, 1971-79) and "The Jeffersons" (CBS, 1975-1985). Hemsley's high-voltage performance, which earned him several award nominations, was popular with television audiences. Subsequent TV series included "Amen" (NBC, 1986-1991) and "Goode Behavior" (UPN, 1996-97), as well as countless TV guest spots. By the late 1990s, he was making regular appearances in commercials and promotions with his former "Jeffersons" TV wife Isabel Sanford, as well as in a play based on the series. There was no denying his impact as a man who broke boundaries as an African-American character who was "movin' on up" in a white man's world, as well as an off-screen African-American actor who conquered the medium of 1970s sitcoms like no other.

Highest rated movies

Love at First Bite
Screwed
Mr. Nanny

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Clunkers Boss (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Car Lot Unknown (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 42% For the Love of a Dog Unknown (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hanging in Hedo Henry Hunter (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 38% Up, Up and Away Edward Marshall/Steel Condor (Character) - 2000
10% 48% Screwed Chester "Chip" Oswald (Character) $7.0M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Misery Brothers Rev. Scheister (Character) - 1997
6% 33% Mr. Nanny Burt Wilson (Character) $4.2M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Home of Angels Buzzard Bracken (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 31% Club Fed The Reverend (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 46% Camp Cucamonga Herbert Himmel (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 37% Ghost Fever Buford/Jethro (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 27% Stewardess School Mr. Buttersworth (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 40% Combat High Judge Daley (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 84% Alice in Wonderland Mouse (Character) - 1985
70% 55% Love at First Bite Reverend Mike (Character) - 1979

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 80% Tyler Perry's House of Payne George Jefferson (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Back to the Grind Self 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Surreal Life Self 2006
No Score Yet 63% Family Guy Himself (Guest Voice) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hughleys Unknown (Guest Star) 1999-2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet City Guys Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sister, Sister Unknown (Guest Star) 1995-1996 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Goode Behavior Willie Goode (Character) 1996-1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Clueless Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
25% No Score Yet Homeboys in Outer Space Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
0% No Score Yet Minor Adjustments Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 83% Martin Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the House Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
91% 67% The Ben Stiller Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wayans Bros. Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 91% The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Unknown (Guest Star) 1992 1995
No Score Yet 90% Family Matters Unknown (Guest Star) 1994-1995
44% No Score Yet Me and the Boys Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
86% 87% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
91% 69% Dinosaurs B.P. Richfield (Voice) 1991-1994
43% No Score Yet Burke's Law Judge Powell (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Designing Women Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amen Deacon Ernest Frye (Character) 1986-1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet 227 Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jeffersons George Jefferson (Character) 1975-1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet E/R George Jefferson (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1981-1982
No Score Yet 76% Incredible Hulk Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet 89% All in the Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1973-1975 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Love Boat Unknown (Guest Star) 1977