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Tommy Hollis



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
84% The Tree of Life
  • Tommy
2011
No Score Yet Mary and Rhoda
  • Actor
2000
80% Primary Colors
  • Fat Willie
1998
No Score Yet Zooman
  • Mr. Washington
1995
No Score Yet The Piano Lesson
  • Avery
1995
71% Léon: The Professional
  • Policeman
1994
No Score Yet The Vernon Johns Story
  • Coach Hill
1994
91% Malcolm X
  • Earl Little
1992
83% Separate But Equal
  • Mr. Briggs
1991
No Score Yet Astonished
  • Actor
1988
92% Moonstruck
  • Parking Attendant
1987
97% Ghostbusters (1984 Original)
  • Mayor's Aide
1984

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Dean Isaac Wadleigh Ed Monroe

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