Rafer Johnson

Actor, Athlete
Rafer Johnson was an actor who made a successful career for himself in film. Johnson kickstarted his acting career in various films such as "The Fiercest Heart" (1961) with Stuart Whitman, the Angie Dickinson dramatic ... Read more »
Born: 08/18/1935 in Hillsboro, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (16)

Think Big 1990 (Movie)

(Actor)

Licence to Kill 1989 (Movie)

Mullens (Actor)

The Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Black Champions 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Grenade 1970 (Movie)

Joe Jackson (Actor)

The Games 1969 (Movie)

Commentator (Actor)

The Red, White and Black 1969 (Movie)

(Actor)

None But the Brave 1965 (Movie)

Private Johnson (Actor)

A Global Affair 1963 (Movie)

Nigerian Representative (Actor)

The Fiercest Heart 1961 (Movie)

Nzobo (Actor)

The Sins of Rachel Cade 1961 (Movie)

Kosongo (Actor)

Wild in the Country 1961 (Movie)

Davis (Actor)

Keepers of the Flame (TV Show)

Actor

Roots: The Next Generations (TV Show)

Actor

The Kid From Nowhere (TV Show)

Actor

The Loneliest Runner (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

The Black Six 1972 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Biography

Rafer Johnson was an actor who made a successful career for himself in film. Johnson kickstarted his acting career in various films such as "The Fiercest Heart" (1961) with Stuart Whitman, the Angie Dickinson dramatic adaptation "The Sins of Rachel Cade" (1961) and the dramatic adaptation "Wild in the Country" (1961) with Elvis Presley. He also appeared in the comedy "A Global Affair" (1964) with Bob Hope and "None But the Brave" (1965) with Frank Sinatra. He continued to work steadily in film throughout the seventies, appearing in the dramatic sports film "The Games" (1970) with Michael Crawford, "The Last Grenade" (1970) with Stanley Baker and "The Red, White and Black" (1970). His work around this time also included a part on the TV movie "The Loneliest Runner" (NBC, 1976-77). He also landed a role in the miniseries "Roots: The Next Generations" (1978-79). He also was featured in the TV movie "The Kid From Nowhere" (NBC, 1981-82). Johnson more recently acted in the action picture "Think Big" (1990) with Peter Paul.

EDUCATION

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California

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