Antonio Fargas

Actor
Although best remembered for his role as a loveable street informant named Huggy Bear on the 1970s cop show "Starsky & Hutch" (ABC 1975-79), Antonio Fargas had a long and prolific acting career that stretched all the ... Read more »
Born: 08/14/1946 in New York, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (70)

Beyond Skyline 2016 (Movie)

(Actor)

House of Lies 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Snakehead Swamp 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Lie to Me 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Numb3rs 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bad Guys 2007 (Movie)

Flappy (Actor)

Everybody Hates Chris 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Simpsons 2006 (Tv Show)

Voice

The District 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fastlane 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Riff 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

3 Strikes 2000 (Movie)

Uncle Jim (Actor)

Extreme Honor 2000 (Movie)

Willy (Actor)

GvsE 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Levitation 1999 (Movie)

Otis Hill (Actor)

Living Single 1994 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Martin 1994 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1994 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Parent 'Hood 1995 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Steve Harvey Show 1996 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Unconditional Love 1999 (Movie)

Bobby Chiclets (Actor)

Damon 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Homeboys in Outer Space 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Milo 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Wayans Bros 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Wayans Bros. 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Celluloid Closet 1996 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Foxy Brown 1995 (Movie)

Link Brown (Actor)

The Borrower 1991 (Movie)

Julius Caesar Roosevelt (Actor)

Whore 1991 (Movie)

Rasta (Actor)

Howling VI - The Freaks 1990 (Movie)

Geek (Actor)

La Notte degli Squali 1989 (Movie)

(Actor)

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka 1988 (Movie)

Flyguy (Actor)

Shakedown 1988 (Movie)

Nicky Carr (Actor)

Florida Straits 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Crimewave 1986 (Movie)

Blind Man (Actor)

Streetwalkin' 1985 (Movie)

Finesse (Actor)

Firestarter 1984 (Movie)

Taxi Driver (Actor)

P.O.P. 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Model Behavior 1983 (Movie)

(Actor)

Steve Martin's The Winds of Whoopie 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Paper Dolls 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

All Commercials -- A Steve Martin Special 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Escape 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Nurse 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Starsky and Hutch 1975 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Milo Milo 1978 (Movie)

Doc (Actor)

Pretty Baby 1978 (Movie)

Piano Player (Actor)

Adventuring With the Chopper 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Car Wash 1976 (Movie)

Lindy (Actor)

Hereafter 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Next Stop, Greenwich Village 1976 (Movie)

Bernstein (Actor)

Huckleberry Finn 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Starsky and Hutch 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Busting 1974 (Movie)

(Actor)

Conrack 1974 (Movie)

Quickfellow (Actor)

Cornbread, Earl & Me 1974 (Movie)

(Actor)

Cleopatra Jones 1973 (Movie)

Doodlebug (Actor)

The Gambler 1973 (Movie)

Pimp (Actor)

Cisco Pike 1972 (Movie)

Dealer Friend (Actor)

Across 110th Street 1971 (Movie)

Henry Jackson (Actor)

Believe in Me 1971 (Movie)

Boy (Actor)

Shaft 1971 (Movie)

Bunky (Actor)

Pound 1969 (Movie)

(Actor)

Putney Swope 1969 (Movie)

Arab (Actor)

A Good Sport (TV Show)

Actor

Ali: An American Hero (TV Show)

Actor

Maid For Each Other (TV Show)

Actor

Percy and Thunder (TV Show)

Actor

The Ambush Murders (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Although best remembered for his role as a loveable street informant named Huggy Bear on the 1970s cop show "Starsky & Hutch" (ABC 1975-79), Antonio Fargas had a long and prolific acting career that stretched all the way back to the early 1960s. He made his feature film debut at the age of 14 as a Harlem teenager in 1963's "The Cool World," and by the early 1970s was making a name for himself with roles in numerous Blaxploitation films. Some of the films he appeared in during this time, like "Shaft" (1971), "Across 110th Street" (1972) and "Foxy Brown" (1974), are considered classics of the largely discontinued genre. Fargas' breakout role, however, came in 1975 when he landed a recurring part as the well-liked street snitch on "Starsky & Hutch." The show ended after four years, but Fargas continued to act in TV and movies, including some memorable cameos in the Wayans Brothers films "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka" (1988) and "Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood" (1996), thus underscoring his longevity in an otherwise cutthroat business.

Milestones

2005

Recurring part on "Everybody Hates Chris"

1988

Cameo in "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka"

1983

Recurring role on "All My Children"

1975

Landed the part of Huggy Bear on "Starsky & Hutch"

1974

Appeared in "Foxy Brown"

1970

Supporting role in "Shaft"

1968

Breakout role in the cult comedy, "Putney Swope"

1963

Feature film debut in "The Cool World"

Bonus Trivia

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He appeared in several Blaxploitation films during the early 1970s, including "Shaft," "Foxy Brown," and "Across 110th Street."

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Fargas grew up in New York City as one of 11 children.

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In addition to his film and TV work, Fargas is also an accomplished stage actor, having appeared in numerous plays both on and off Broadway.

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His role as Huggy Bear on "Starsky & Hutch" was played by Snoop Dogg in the 2004 feature film remake.

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