Television Actor

Howard Rollins

  • Oct 17, 1950 - Dec 08, 1996 (age 46)
  • 6' 0" (1.83 m)
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1996
Howard Rollins
PersonalDecember 1996

Howard Rollins

Howard Rollins passed away.
Harambee!
MovieDec 1, 1996

Harambee!

Set during the celebration of Kwanzaa, a recovering drug …
Set during the celebration of Kwanzaa, a recovering drug addict who now counsels drug users, inspires the residents of a Brooklyn housing project to apply the principles of the holiday to combat violence in their neighborhood.
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Remember WENN
TV ShowJan 31, 1996

Remember WENN

Remember WENN is a comedy-drama television series that …
Remember WENN is a comedy-drama television series that aired from 1996 to 1998 on the cable channel American Movie Classics. Created and written by Rupert Holmes (with music also by Holmes) and set at the fictional Pittsburgh radio station WENN in the late 1930s and early 1940s, it depicted events (both dramatic and comic) in the personal and professional lives of the station's staff in the era before and during World War II and the Golden Age of Radio. It is not related to the real radio station in Alabama known with the WENN callsign from 1959 to 1983 and again since 2009. The series title is a play on the phrase "remember when".
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1995
Drunks
MovieAug 23, 1995

Drunks

At the beginning of a nightly Alcoholics Anonymous …
At the beginning of a nightly Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, Jim seems particularly troubled. His sponsor encourages him to talk that night, the first time in seven months, so he does - and leaves the meeting right after. As Jim wanders the night, searching for some solace in his old stomping grounds, bars and parks where he bought drugs, the meeting goes on, and we hear the stories of survivors and addicts - some, like Louis, who claim to have wandered in looking for choir practice, who don't call themselves alcoholic, and others, like Joseph, whose drinking almost caused the death of his child - as they talk about their lives at the meeting.
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1994
New York Undercover
TV ShowSep 8, 1994

New York Undercover

New York Undercover is an American police drama that …
New York Undercover is an American police drama that aired on the FOX television network from September 8, 1994, to February 11, 1999. The series starred Malik Yoba as Detective J.C. Williams and Michael DeLorenzo as Detective Eddie Torres, two undercover detectives in New York City's Fourth Precinct who were assigned to investigate various crimes and gang-related cases. The cast also included Patti D'Arbanville-Quinn as their superior, Lt. Virginia Cooper, and Lauren Vélez, who joined the cast in the second season as Nina Moreno, fellow detective and love interest to Torres. New York Undercover was created and produced by Dick Wolf, and its storyline takes place in the same fictional universe as Wolf's NBC series Law & Order, its spin-offs, the Chicago series, and Homicide: Life on the Street.
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1992
With Murder in Mind
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MovieMay 12, 1992

With Murder in Mind

After being shot while trying to arrange the sale of a rural …
After being shot while trying to arrange the sale of a rural farm, a real estate agent desperately tries to bring the shooter to justice.
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Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Nomination1992

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

Nominated for "In the Heat of the Night".
NAACP Image Award
1989
On the Block
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MovieOct 1, 1989

On the Block

A stripper and a vice squad lieutenant become …
A stripper and a vice squad lieutenant become romantically involved in this contemporary drama set in the adult entertainment zone in 1980s Baltimore, Maryland.
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Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Award1989

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

Won award for "In the Heat of the Night".
NAACP Image Award
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Nomination1989

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

Nominated for "In the Heat of the Night".
NAACP Image Award
1988
In the Heat of the Night
TV ShowMar 6, 1988

In the Heat of the Night

In the Heat of the Night is an …
In the Heat of the Night is an American police procedural crime drama television series based on the 1967 film and the 1965 novel of the same title. It starred Carroll O'Connor as police chief Bill Gillespie and Howard Rollins as police detective Virgil Tibbs, and was broadcast on NBC from March 6, 1988 until May 19, 1992, then on CBS from October 28, 1992 until May 16, 1995. Its executive producers were Fred Silverman, Juanita Bartlett and O'Connor.
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1986
Johnnie Mae Gibson: FBI
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MovieOct 21, 1986

Johnnie Mae Gibson: FBI

A police officer is called by …
A police officer is called by F.B.I. to infiltrate into gang of arms smugglers.
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The Children of Times Square
MovieMar 3, 1986

The Children of Times Square

An alienated teenage boy …
An alienated teenage boy runs away from home and ventures to New York City where he falls in with a gang of juvenile delinquents working as drug dealers and pickpockets for a shady crime boss.
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The Boy King
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MovieJan 1, 1986

The Boy King

This drama focuses on young Martin Luther King Jr.'s early …
This drama focuses on young Martin Luther King Jr.'s early encounters with prejudice and how the love and courage of his family moved him to speak out against segregation and become a leader in the civil rights movement.
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1985
Wildside
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TV ShowMar 21, 1985

Wildside

Wildside is an American series aired by ABC from March to …
Wildside is an American series aired by ABC from March to April 1985. The series stars William Smith, J. Eddie Peck, Howard Rollins, Sandy McPeak, Terry Funk, John D'Aquino, and Meg Ryan.
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1984
He's Fired, She's Hired
MovieDec 18, 1984

He's Fired, She's Hired

Advertising executive, Alex …
Advertising executive, Alex Grier, is fired and is unable to find another position, being over-qualified. His wife, Annabelle, with no experience, is hired by the Freddie Fox agency when ...
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A Soldier's Story
MovieSep 13, 1984

A Soldier's Story

An African American officer investigates a murder in a …
An African American officer investigates a murder in a racially charged situation in World War II.
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A Doctor's Story
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MovieApr 23, 1984

A Doctor's Story

A physician (Howard E. Rollins, Jr.) frustrates his family in his …
A physician (Howard E. Rollins, Jr.) frustrates his family in his fight to prove that an elderly man is not senile.
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The House of God
MovieMar 24, 1984

The House of God

Follow a group of interns in a large teaching hospital. When Jo, …
Follow a group of interns in a large teaching hospital. When Jo, Chief Resident, has a breakdown the interns are reluctantly placed under the tutelage of the senior resident known as The Fatman. Like "M*A*S*H," "The Hospital" and "St. Elsewhere" (which is drawn from this story) this film is closer to the truth than the public wants to know.
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1983
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
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Nomination1983

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Dram…

Nominated for "Another World".
Daytime Emmy Award
1982
The Member of the Wedding
MovieDec 20, 1982

The Member of the Wedding

A 1982 made-for-television …
A 1982 made-for-television remake of the 1952 Fred Zinnemann film. Shown as a feature on "NBC Live Theater."
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The Neighborhood
MovieApr 25, 1982

The Neighborhood

A neighborhood in Brooklyn reacts to the first black families …
A neighborhood in Brooklyn reacts to the first black families moving into the community.
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American Playhouse
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TV ShowJan 12, 1982

American Playhouse

One of PBS's most distinguished series, mounting superb …
One of PBS's most distinguished series, mounting superb dramas and musicals by the likes of (to name just a few) Eugene O'Neill, John Cheever, Lanford Wilson, Mark Twain, Thornton Wilder, James Baldwin and Stephen Sondheim. Perhaps the most memorable (and controversial) presentation: `Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City,' which won a Peabody Award.
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1981
Ragtime
MovieNov 20, 1981

Ragtime

A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an …
A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.
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Thornwell
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MovieJan 28, 1981

Thornwell

True story about James Thornwell, who was serving the Army in …
True story about James Thornwell, who was serving the Army in Europe when some military documents went missing. He was wrongfully accused of the theft, brutally interrogated and given drugs...
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Best Supporting Actor
Nomination1981

Best Supporting Actor

Nominated for "Ragtime".
Academy Award
Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Nomination1981

Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

Nominated for "Ragtime".
Golden Globe Award
1980
Fridays
TV ShowApr 11, 1980

Fridays

Fridays was a sketch comedy TV show that aired on ABC 1980 …
Fridays was a sketch comedy TV show that aired on ABC 1980-1982 with a talented cast of performers including later-to-be-big stars Michael Richards (Seinfeld) and Larry David (Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm). Known for it's edgy performances and subject matter, Fridays featured various musical groups and guest hosts. One host was Andy Kaufman, whose escapades on Fridays were documented in the movie Man on the Moon (with Norm MacDonald as Michael Richards) Compared both favorably and unfavorably to Saturday Night Live, Fridays was certainly the more adult-oriented of the two, dealing more fiercely and directly with sex, drugs and politics. Then again, one of the favourite characters was young Battle Boy (Richards) who plays with his army tanks in his backyard and occasionally bites the heads of his sister's dolls.
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1979
My Old Man
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MovieDec 7, 1979

My Old Man

An unlucky horse trainer, Frank Butler, wins big at the track …
An unlucky horse trainer, Frank Butler, wins big at the track and buys his 16-year old daughter a horse to salvage their relationship. When frank is hurt prior to the opening race, Jo must go it alone.
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Roots: The Next Generations
TV ShowFeb 18, 1979

Roots: The Next Generations

Roots: The Next Generations …
Roots: The Next Generations is an American television miniseries based on the last seven chapters of Alex Haley's 1976 novel Roots: The Saga of an American Family. First aired on ABC in February 1979, it is a sequel to the 1977 Roots miniseries, tracing the lives of Kunta Kinte's descendants in Henning, Tennessee from 1882 to 1967.
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1978
The Trial of the Moke
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MovieMay 3, 1978

The Trial of the Moke

"The Trial of the Moke" is …
"The Trial of the Moke" is about the first black man to graduates from West Point. Flipper is framed for embezzlement by his fellow cadets to drive him away. But Flipper wasn't going anywhere until he cleared his name.
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King
MovieFeb 12, 1978

King

King is a 1978 American television miniseries based on the life …
King is a 1978 American television miniseries based on the life of Martin Luther King Jr., the American civil rights leader and 1964 Nobel laureate. It aired for three consecutive nights on NBC from February 12 through 14, 1978. The miniseries earned nine Emmy Award nominations, including nominations for actors Paul Winfield, Cicely Tyson and Ossie Davis. Several real-life figures from the Civil Rights Movement had minor roles in the production, including then-Atlanta mayor Maynard Jackson, King's sister Christine King Farris, his niece Alveda King, and his four children: Yolanda, Martin III, Dexter and Bernice. Donzaleigh Abernathy, Tony Bennett, Julian Bond and Ramsey Clark each portrayed themselves.
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1970
All My Children
TV ShowJan 5, 1970

All My Children

Set in the fictional East Coast suburb Pine Valley, this …
Set in the fictional East Coast suburb Pine Valley, this show is the decades-old, risk-taking soap that centers around Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) and her long line of husbands.
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1964
Another World
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TV ShowMay 4, 1964

Another World

Another World (often shortened to AW) is an American …
Another World (often shortened to AW) is an American television soap opera that aired on NBC from May 4, 1964, to June 25, 1999. It was created by Irna Phillips along with William J. Bell, and was produced by Procter & Gamble Productions at NBC Studios, 1268 East 14th Street in Brooklyn.
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1952
Today
TV ShowJan 14, 1952

Today

Today, also called The Today Show, is an American news …
Today, also called The Today Show, is an American news and talk morning television show that airs on NBC. The program debuted on January 14, 1952. It was the first of its genre on American television and in the world, and after 68 years of broadcasting it is the fifth-longest-running American television series.
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1950
Howard Rollins
BirthOctober 1950

Howard Rollins

Howard Rollins was born.
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