Julius Harris

A late bloomer, Julius Harris came to acting at the improbable age of 41. His first part, as Will Anderson in Michael Roemer's romantic drama "Nothing but a Man", marked him as an actor to watch, particularly within the ... Read more »
Born: 08/17/1923

Filmography

Actor (49)

Civil Wars 1991 - 1992, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Two Guys and a Girl 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

ER 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Burning Zone 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Shrunken Heads 1994 (Movie)

Mr Sumatra (Actor)

The Boys 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man 1991 (Movie)

Old Man (Actor)

Prayer of the Rollerboys 1991 (Movie)

Speedbagger (Actor)

Darkman 1990 (Movie)

Gravedigger (Actor)

To Sleep With Anger 1990 (Movie)

Herman (Actor)

Split Decisions 1988 (Movie)

Tony Leone (Actor)

Benson 1979 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Crimewave 1986 (Movie)

Hardened Convict (Actor)

Hollywood Vice Squad 1986 (Movie)

Jesse (Actor)

My Chauffeur 1986 (Movie)

Johnson (Actor)

Hollywood Wives 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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The Blue and the Gray 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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The Delta Fox 1982 (Movie)

Tiny (Actor)

First Family 1980 (Movie)

Ambassador Longo (Actor)

B.J. and the Bear 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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G.O.R.P. 1979 (Movie)

Fred the Chef (Actor)

Uptown Saturday Night 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Islands in the Stream 1977 (Movie)

Joseph (Actor)

Looking For Mr. Goodbar 1977 (Movie)

Black Cat (Actor)

King Kong 1976 (Movie)

Boan (Actor)

Friday Foster 1975 (Movie)

Monk Riley (Actor)

Let's Do It Again 1975 (Movie)

Bubbletop (Actor)

Salty 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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The Taking of Pelham 1, 2, 3 1974 (Movie)

Inspector Daniels (Actor)

Black Caesar 1973 (Movie)

Mr Gibbs (Actor)

Hell Up in Harlem 1973 (Movie)

Papa Gibbs (Actor)

Live and Let Die 1973 (Movie)

Tee Hee (Actor)

Salty 1972 (Movie)

Clancy Ames (Actor)

Superfly 1972 (Movie)

Scatter (Actor)

Shaft's Big Score 1971 (Movie)

Captain Bollin (Actor)

Trouble Man 1971 (Movie)

Big (Actor)

Slaves 1969 (Movie)

Shadrach (Actor)

Nothing But a Man 1964 (Movie)

Will Anderson (Actor)

A Cry For Help (TV Show)

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A Gathering of Old Men (TV Show)

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Incident in San Francisco (TV Show)

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Missing Pieces (TV Show)

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Rich Man, Poor Man (TV Show)

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Ring of Passion (TV Show)

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The Last Breeze of Summer (TV Show)

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Thornwell (TV Show)

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To Kill a Cop (TV Show)

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Victory at Entebbe (TV Show)

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Biography

A late bloomer, Julius Harris came to acting at the improbable age of 41. His first part, as Will Anderson in Michael Roemer's romantic drama "Nothing but a Man", marked him as an actor to watch, particularly within the small community of African American film makers. His career started slowly; his next part came in 1969 with "Slaves", about a revolt on a Kentucky plantation, starring Dionne Warwick and Ossie Davis. In the '70s, Harris became a familiar face in blaxploitation films. Taking life in the urban ghetto as their theme, featuring gun-wielding black men in positions of power, these heavily stylized films usually had prominent funk and soul soundtracks. In 1972 Harris played Captain Bollin in "Shaft's Big Score!", starring Richard Roundtree as the most famous character of the genre, Shaft. Harris made two other famous films in 1972, "Super Fly", in which he played Scatter, and "Trouble Man", starring Robert Hooks. In 1973 he was cast in the James Bond film "Live and Let Die" in the memorable role of Tee Hee Johnson. Outside the genre he was cast in the crime thriller "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three" and the remake of the classic giant-gorilla adventure "King Kong". With the decline of blaxploitation, Harris began appearing in guest performances on various TV series in the late '70s and '80s, accepting fewer and fewer roles until the end of his career in 1997. At age 81, after a 40 year career, Harris passed away from heart failure.

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