Robert Hooks

Actor
Robert Hooks has enjoyed a long and esteemed acting career. He is recognized for his talent, as well as for his position as a pioneering African-American actor who broke down racial barriers. He had been living in ... Read more »
Born: 04/18/1937 in Washington, Washington D.C., USA

Filmography

Actor (59)

Jackson 5 in Africa 2014 (Movie)

Narrator (Actor)

Reed Between the Lines 2011 (Tv Show)

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L.A. Dragnet 2003 (Tv Show)

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The Hoop Life 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Clueless 1988 - 1989, 1996 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Diagnosis Murder 1985 - 1986, 1988 - 1989, 1993 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Murder, She Wrote 1985 - 1986, 1988 - 1989, 1993 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Reasonable Doubts 1985 - 1986, 1988 - 1989, 1992 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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The Commish 1988 - 1989, 1993 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1988 - 1989, 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Glory & Honor 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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A Different World 1988 - 1989, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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The Parent 'Hood 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Fled 1996 (Movie)

Lieutnant Clark (Actor)

M.A.N.T.I.S. 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Seinfeld 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

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The Sinbad Show 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Out All Night 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Posse 1993 (Movie)

King David (Actor)

Passenger 57 1992 (Movie)

Dwight Henderson (Actor)

16th Annual Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Performer

The Facts of Life 1979 - 1988 (TV Show)

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D.C. Cop 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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The Execution 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Star Trek III 1984 (Movie)

Admiral Morrow (Actor)

Feel the Heat 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Sister, Sister 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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Fast Walking 1981 (Movie)

William Galliot (Actor)

Madame X 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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

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Down Home 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Airport 77 1976 (Movie)

Eddie (Actor)

The Killer Who Wouldn't Die 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Aaron Loves Angela 1974 (Movie)

Beau (Actor)

Trapped 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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The Cable Car Murder 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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Two For the Money 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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Trouble Man 1971 (Movie)

Mr T (Actor)

Vanished 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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Carter's Army 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

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Last of the Mobile Hot-Shots 1970 (Movie)

Chicken (Actor)

Hurry Sundown 1967 (Movie)

Reeve Scott (Actor)

Sweet Love, Bitter 1967 (Movie)

Keel Robinson (Actor)

A Woman Called Moses (TV Show)

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Abandoned and Deceived (TV Show)

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Appearances (TV Show)

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Free of Eden (TV Show)

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Heat Wave (TV Show)

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Hollow Image (TV Show)

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Just an Old Sweet Song (TV Show)

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Madame X (Movie)

D.A. Roerich (Actor)

Seventeen Again (TV Show)

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Supercarrier (TV Show)

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The Courage and the Passion (TV Show)

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The Oklahoma City Dolls (TV Show)

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The Sophisticated Gents (TV Show)

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To Kill a Cop (TV Show)

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Words by Heart (TV Show)

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Biography

Robert Hooks has enjoyed a long and esteemed acting career. He is recognized for his talent, as well as for his position as a pioneering African-American actor who broke down racial barriers. He had been living in Philadelphia and was inspired to move to New York after seeing the out-of-town tryouts for a production of "A Raisin in the Sun." He would eventually go on to win a New York Drama Critics Award for his Broadway debut in that production. In 1963, he took his first television role in the drama "East Side/West Side." By 1967, he had a starring role as Detective Jeff Ward in the cop show "N.Y.P.D.," the first black actor to play the lead in a television program. He played the role until 1969. Some other programs he's been seen in include the crime show "The Streets of San Francisco," which starred Michael Douglas; the medical drama "Trapper John, M.D."; and "L.A. Law," where he was featured in two episodes as Judge Earl Gregory. He has made a few film appearances--in the sci-fi sequel "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock" playing Fleet Admiral Morrow, and starring as a tough no-nonsense private eye, Mr. T., in the 1972 blaxploitation film, "Trouble Man," a flop known mostly for its soundtrack by Marvin Gaye. Hooks is also the founder of two major black theater groups, the New York-based Theatre Workshop, and in Washington the Black Repertory Company.

Relationships

Kevin Hooks

Son

EDUCATION

Templeton University

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