Harold Sylvester

Born February 10, 1949, Harold Sylvester was the first African-American to receive an athletic scholarship from Tulane University. Although he attended as a basketball player, his degrees in theater and psychology saw ... Read more »
Born: 02/10/1949

Filmography

Actor (45)

Missing Brendan 2014 (Movie)

Stan Wade (Actor)

Cold Case 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

City of Angels 1986 - 1987, 1989 - 1997, 1999 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

NYPD Blue 1986 - 1987, 1989 - 1997, 1999 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Doogie Howser, M.D. 1989 - 1997, 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1986 - 1987, 1989 - 1997, 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Different World 1990 - 1997, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Married... With Children 1990 - 1992, 1994 - 1997, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Roc 1990 - 1991, 1994 - 1996, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Army Show 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Trippin' 1999 (Movie)

Willie Reed (Actor)

Good News 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sixth Man 1997 (Movie)

James Tyler (Actor)

Corrina, Corrina 1994 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

Shaky Ground 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Angie, The Lieutenant 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

1st & Ten: The Bulls Mean Business 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Hit List 1989 (Movie)

Brian Armstrong (Actor)

Innerspace 1987 (Movie)

Pete Blanchard (Actor)

Hearts of Steel 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

If Tomorrow Comes 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Mary 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Space Rage 1985 (Movie)

Bryson (Actor)

The Atlanta Child Murders 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Vision Quest 1985 (Movie)

Tanneran (Actor)

Secret Agent Boy 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Uncommon Valor 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Uncommon Valor 1983 (Movie)

Johnson (Actor)

An Officer and A Gentleman 1982 (Movie)

Perryman (Actor)

Walking Tall 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Inside Moves 1980 (Movie)

Alvin Martin (Actor)

Fast Break 1979 (Movie)

D C (Actor)

Arthur Hailey's "Wheels" 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich 1977 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

Part 2, Sounder 1975 (Movie)

Nathan Lee Morgan (Actor)

Double Your Pleasure (TV Show)

Actor

For One Night (TV Show)

Actor

In the Deep Woods (TV Show)

Actor

Someone She Knows (TV Show)

Actor

Today's FBI (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (2)

Passing Glory (TV Show)

Screenplay

Biography

Born February 10, 1949, Harold Sylvester was the first African-American to receive an athletic scholarship from Tulane University. Although he attended as a basketball player, his degrees in theater and psychology saw that he graduated as an actor. Sylvester started his show business career with a spate of 1970s films that included elements near and dear to his heart, appearing in the basketball comedy "Fast Break" and the New-Orleans-set thriller "The Night of the Strangler". While he continued to thrive as a big-screen character actor in films such as the sci-fi comedy "Innerspace" and the wrestling drama "Vision Quest", Sylvester and his natural charisma frequently caught the attention of TV producers and casting directors throughout the '80s and '90s, landing him in recurring roles on everything from the sitcoms "Mary" and "Shaky Ground" to the law-enforcement dramas "Walking Tall" and "Hill Street Blues". The actor endeared prime-time viewers with his portrayal of Griff the shoe salesman on 44 episodes of "Married with Children" before appearing in a regular role on "City of Angels", a short-lived medical drama on which Sylvester also made his behind-the-scenes debuts as a producer and story editor. In addition to writing the New-Orleans-basketball TV movie "Passing Glory", Sylvester scripted episodes of "NYPD Blue" nearly a decade after appearing on the long-running series as a guest actor.

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