Tommy Hollis

Birthday: Mar 22, 1954
Birthplace: Not Available
The actor who originated the role of Booker T. Washington in Terence McNally's Tony-award winning Ragtime and appeared as Malcolm X's father in Spike Lee's film of the same name, seasoned stage actor Tommy Hollis also made frequent appearances in film and television, where he was a familiar face to viewers of I'll Fly Away. A noted concert performer and traditional gospel singer as well as a talented actor, Hollis' most popular stage roles included I Just Stopped By to See the Man at London's Royal Court Theatre, George C. Wolfe's Colored Museum, and August Wilson's The Piano Lesson, for which he won the Theater World Award for outstanding Broadway debut in 1991. Frequently reprising his stage roles for small screen adaptations, Hollis also made appearances on television's Law and Order and New York Undercover.On September 9, 2001, Tommy Hollis died of a heart attack in New York City. He was 47.

Highest Rated Movies



85% The Tree of Life Tommy $13.4M 2011
No Score Yet Mary and Rhoda Actor 2000
81% Primary Colors Fat Willie 1998
No Score Yet Zooman Mr. Washington 1995
No Score Yet The Piano Lesson Avery 1995
72% Léon: The Professional Policeman 1994
No Score Yet The Vernon Johns Story Coach Hill 1994
88% Malcolm X Earl Little 1992
83% Separate But Equal Mr. Briggs 1991
93% Moonstruck Parking Attendant 1987
97% Ghostbusters (1984 Original) Mayor's Aide 1984


No Score Yet Law & Order
Dean Isaac Wadleigh Ed Monroe
  • 2000
  • 1996
91% Homicide: Life on the Street
Nelson Hendron
  • 1997
No Score Yet New York Undercover
  • 1997


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