Thalmus Rasulala

Actor, Singer, Assistant director
Tall, handsome, commanding black actor with a resonant voice who began his career in the 1960s as a musical comedy performer on the New York stage under the name Jack Crowder. Rasulala appeared in the off-Broadway ... Read more »
Born: 11/14/1939 in Miami, Florida, USA

Filmography

Actor (39)

General Hospital 1962 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Life on the Edge 1992 (Movie)

Truman Brown (Actor)

Mom and Dad Save the World 1992 (Movie)

General Afir (Actor)

Hitz 1991 (Movie)

(Actor)

New Jack City 1991 (Movie)

Police Commissioner (Actor)

Lambada 1990 (Movie)

Wesley Wilson (Actor)

The Package 1989 (Movie)

Secret Service Commander (Actor)

Above the Law 1988 (Movie)

Deputy Superintendant Crowder (Actor)

Bulletproof 1988 (Movie)

Billy Dunbar (Actor)

Circus 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Born American 1986 (Movie)

Admiral (Actor)

The Boss' Wife 1986 (Movie)

Barney (Actor)

The Defiant Ones 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

What's Happening! 1975 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The Trial of the Moke 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Fun With Dick and Jane 1977 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Bermuda Triangle 1977 (Movie)

Coast Guard Officer (Actor)

Saturday Night Live 1975 - 1976 (Tv Show)

Actor

Adios Amigo 1975 (Movie)

(Actor)

Friday Foster 1975 (Movie)

Blake Tarr (Actor)

Mr. Ricco 1975 (Movie)

Frankie Steele (Actor)

The Last Hard Men 1975 (Movie)

George Weed (Actor)

Bucktown 1974 (Movie)

Roy (Actor)

Cornbread, Earl & Me 1974 (Movie)

(Actor)

Willie Dynamite 1974 (Movie)

Daniels (Actor)

Blacula 1972 (Movie)

Gordon Thomas (Actor)

Cool Breeze 1971 (Movie)

Sidney Lord Jones (Actor)

Blind Vengeance (TV Show)

Actor

Killer on Board (TV Show)

Actor

Last Hours Before Morning (TV Show)

Actor

My Past Is My Own (TV Show)

Actor

Roots (TV Show)

Actor

The Bait (TV Show)

Actor

The Jerk, Too (TV Show)

Actor

The Preppie Murder (TV Show)

Actor

The President's Mistress (TV Show)

Actor

The Sophisticated Gents (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Tall, handsome, commanding black actor with a resonant voice who began his career in the 1960s as a musical comedy performer on the New York stage under the name Jack Crowder. Rasulala appeared in the off-Broadway musicals "Fly, Blackbird" with Robert Guillaume and "The Fantasticks" and won a Theater World Award for his Broadway debut as Cornelius Hackl in the Pearl Bailey production of "Hello, Dolly!" (1976). He made his film debut in "The Out-of-Towners" (1970) and throughout the 1970s and 80s was featured in the blaxploitation films "Blacula" (1972), "Bucktown" (1975) and the actioners "Cool Breeze" (1972), "Willie Dynamite" (1974), and "New Jack City" (1991). He appeared on the TV series "What's Happening!!" and gave his most notable performances in the TV movie, "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman" (1974) and as Kunta Kinte's father, Omoro, in the mini-series "Roots" (1977).

Relationships

Sherilyn Rasulala

Wife

Ainee Rasulala

Daughter

Kenny Rasulala

Son

Mark Rasulala

Son

Scott Rasulala

Son

EDUCATION

University of Redlands

Redlands , California

Milestones

1977

Played Omoro in the miniseries "Roots"

1973

Was assistant director on "The Slams"

1972

First film as Thalmus Rasulala, "Cool Breeze"

1969

Film debut in "The Out-of-Towners"

1967

Broadway debut, "Hello, Dolly!"

1962

Off-Broadway debut, "Fly Blackbird"

1961

Performed in original West Coast production of "Fly Blackbird"

Changed name from Jack Crowder to Thalmus Rasulala in the early 1970s

Worked as public relations executive for a Los Angeles firm

Was All Conference end football player

Featured as Bill Thomas on the TV sitcom, "What's Happening!!"

Served as contract co-ordinator for the US Air Force

Had a recurring role on TV series, "General Hospital"

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