Taurean Blacque

Taurean Blacque

Highest Rated: 54% Oliver & Company (1988)

Lowest Rated: 8% DeepStar Six (1989)

Birthday: May 10, 1941

Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, USA

Born Herbert Middleton, Jr., Taurean Blacque studied at the New Federal Theater in New York City, which was founded to provide acting opportunities for minorities and women. The actor started finding success early, with numerous guest appearances on popular sitcoms of the late 1970s. He made appearances on shows like "What's Happening!!," "Sanford and Son," "The Bob Newhart Show," "Good Times," and "Taxi." In 1981, he landed a prominent role on the new police procedural "Hill Street Blues." Throughout 1987, Blacque was a regular face on the popular show as Detective Neal Washington. In 1982 he was recognized for his work with an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. During his time on "Hill Street Blues," Blacque continued to act on stage, and following the end of the show, he relocated to Atlanta, where he focused on theatrical work, with occasional film and television appearances. Taurean Blacque died on July 21, 2022 in Atlanta, GA at the age of 81.

Highest rated movies

DeepStar Six




No Score Yet 55% The Stick Up Kids Noble (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Soul Survivors Eddie (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder Without Motive: The Edmund Perry Story Jonah Perry Sr. (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet She Stood Alone William Harris (Character) - 1991
8% 25% DeepStar Six Captain Phillip Laidlaw (Character) $7.9M 1989
54% 62% Oliver & Company Roscoe (Voice) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet The $5.20 an Hour Dream Jive (Character) - 1980


75% No Score Yet Savannah Unknown (Guest Star) 1996-1997
25% No Score Yet The Client Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
97% 100% Hill Street Blues Neal Washington (Character) 1981-1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The White Shadow Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet 100% Good Times John Dunbar Jr. (Guest Voice),
Chopper (Guest Star)
No Score Yet 100% The Bob Newhart Show Arthur Tatum (Guest Star) 1977-1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet 100% Sanford and Son Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's Happening!! Unknown (Guest Star) 1976