Hari Rhodes

Although his career was brief and his roles minor, Hari Rhodes is notable for being one of the first African-American actors of the post-Civil Rights era to be portrayed in a positive light. A native of Cincinnati ... Read more »
Born: 04/10/1932

Filmography

Actor (27)

Judgment Day 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Sharky's Machine 1981 (Movie)

Highball Mary (Actor)

Backstairs at the White House 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Coma 1978 (Movie)

Dr Morelind (Actor)

Most Wanted 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Matt Helm 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

To Sir, With Love 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Detroit 9000 1973 (Movie)

Sergeant Jesse Williams (Actor)

Conquest of the Planet of the Apes 1972 (Movie)

MacDonald (Actor)

Deadlock 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)

Actor

Blindfold 1965 (Movie)

Captain Davis (Actor)

Mirage 1965 (Movie)

Lt Franken (Actor)

The Satan Bug 1965 (Movie)

Johnson (Actor)

Shock Corridor 1963 (Movie)

Trent (Actor)

Return to Peyton Place 1961 (Movie)

Arthur (Actor)

The Fiercest Heart 1961 (Movie)

Hendrick (Actor)

The Nun and the Sergeant 1961 (Movie)

Hall (Actor)

This Rebel Breed 1959 (Movie)

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A Dream For Christmas (TV Show)

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A Woman Called Moses (TV Show)

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Donor (TV Show)

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Earth II (TV Show)

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Roots (TV Show)

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The Hostage Heart (TV Show)

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The Return of Joe Forrester (TV Show)

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Trouble Comes to Town (TV Show)

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Biography

Although his career was brief and his roles minor, Hari Rhodes is notable for being one of the first African-American actors of the post-Civil Rights era to be portrayed in a positive light. A native of Cincinnati, Rhodes made his television debut opposite Sammy Davis Jr. in a 1957 episode of the popular Western series "Zane Grey Theatre". He went on to appear in numerous bit parts on series dramas before earning his breakthrough role, as African native Mike Makula, on the veterinary drama "Daktari". Later TV roles proved small but memorable, his portrayal of a black officer in a 1964 episode of "The Outer Limits", notably pre-dating Nichelle Nichol's groundbreaking role on "Star Trek" as Lt. Uhura. Rhodes had relatively few film roles in his short career, but will perhaps be best remembered as the star of the 1973 cult blaxploitation feature "Detroit 9000", a film in which he plays a tough Detroit cop on the trail of a vicious street gang.

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