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Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson was born in Washington, D.C., to Elizabeth (Montgomery) and Roy Henry Jackson. He was raised by his mother, a factory worker. Jackson was active in the black student movement. In the seventies, he joined the Negro Ensemble Company (together with Morgan Freeman). In the eighties, he became well known after three movies made by ... See full bio »

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 2017 Blazing Samurai (pre-production)
Jimbo (voice)
 2016 Cell (completed)
Tom McCourt
 2015 Chi-Raq (completed)
  Moose (TV Movie) (filming)
 2015 Disney Infinity 3.0 (Video Game)
Nick Fury (voice)
 2015 Barely Lethal
 2014 Black Dynamite (TV Series)
 2014 Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (Video Game)
Nick Fury (voice)
 2013-2014 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV Series)
Nick Fury
- 0-8-4 (2013) ... Nick Fury
 2014 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series)
 2013 Oldboy
 2013 Turbo
Whiplash (voice)
 2012 Zambezia
Tendai (voice)
 2012/I The Samaritan
 2012 The Colbert Report (TV Series)
Ad Narrator
- Carrie Rebora Barratt (2012) ... Ad Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 2011 Arena (Video)
 2011 Thor
Nick Fury (uncredited)
 2011 Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (Video Game)
Mace Windu (voice)
 2011 The Sunset Limited (TV Movie)
 2005-2010 The Boondocks (TV Series)
Gin Rummy
- It's Goin' Down (2010) ... Gin Rummy (voice)
- The Story of Lando Freeman (2010) ... Gin Rummy (voice)
- Thank You for Not Snitching (2007) ... Gin Rummy (voice)
- Let's Nab Oprah (2006) ... Gin Rummy (voice)
 2010 Iron Man 2 (Video Game)
Nick Fury (voice)
 2010 Heroes of Newerth (Video Game)
Samuel Jackson Announcer (voice)
 2010 The RRF in New Recruit (Video short)
Zog (voice)
 2009 Astro Boy
Zog (voice)
 2009 Inglourious Basterds
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 2009 Afro Samurai (Video Game)
Afro Samurai / Ninja Ninja (voice)
 2008 The Spirit
 2008 Gospel Hill
Paul Malcolm
 2008 Iron Man
Nick Fury (uncredited)
 2008 Jumper
 1990-2007 Great Performances (TV Series)
Narrator / Janitor
- Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story (2007) ... Narrator (voice)
- Spike & Co.: Do It Acapella (1990) ... Janitor
 2007 1408
Gerald Olin
 2007 Afro Samurai (TV Mini-Series)
Ninja Ninja / Afro Samurai / Afro
- Justice (2007) ... Afro Samurai / Ninja Ninja (English version, voice)
- Kuma (2007) ... Afro Samurai / Ninja Ninja (English version, voice)
- The Empty Seven Clan (2007) ... Afro Samurai / Ninja Ninja (English version, voice)
- Okiku (2007) ... Afro Samurai / Ninja Ninja (English version, voice)
- Number Two (2007) ... Afro / Ninja Ninja (English version, voice)
 2006 Farce of the Penguins
Narrator (voice)
 2005 The Adventures of Mr. Incredible (Video short)
Real Frozone (voice)
 2004 The Incredibles (Video Game)
Frozone (voice)
 2004/I Twisted
John Mills
 2003 Basic
 2003 Freedom: A History of Us (TV Series documentary)
Isaiah Wears / Marshal / Tecumseh / ...
- What Is Freedom? (2003) ... Isaiah Wears
- Working for Freedom (2003) ... Marshal
- Liberty for All (2003) ... Tecumseh
- A War to End Slavery (2003) ... John Rock
- A Fatal Contradiction (2003) ... Highland Garnet
 2002 No Good Deed
Jack Friar
 2002 The Comeback (Short)
 2001 The Proud Family (TV Series)
- Seven Days of Kwanzaa (2001) ... Joseph (voice)
 2000 Shaft
John Shaft
 2000 WWE Smackdown! (TV Series)
John Shaft
- Episode #1.44 (2000) ... John Shaft (uncredited)
 2000 Any Given Wednesday (Short)
Willie Nutter
 1999 Our Friend, Martin (Video)
Turner (voice)
 1998 The Negotiator
Danny Roman
 1998 Out of Sight
Hejira Henry (uncredited)
 1996 Hard Eight
 1995 Fluke
Rumbo (voice)
 1995 Kiss of Death
Calvin Hart
 1995 Losing Isaiah
Kadar Lewis
 1994 The New Age
Dale Deveaux
 1994 Hail Caesar
 1994 Against the Wall (TV Movie)
 1994 Fresh
 1993 Amos & Andrew
Andrew Sterling
 1993 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
The Steward
- Simple Justice (1993) ... The Steward
 1992 I'll Fly Away (TV Series)
Walter Harper
- Since Walter (1992) ... Walter Harper
 1992 Ghostwriter (TV Series)
Reggie Jenkins
- Who Burned Mr. Brinker's Store?: Part 4 (1992) ... Reggie Jenkins
- Who Burned Mr. Brinker's Store?: Part 2 (1992) ... Reggie Jenkins
- Ghost Story: Part 1 (1992) ... Reggie Jenkins
 1992 White Sands
Greg Meeker (as Sam Jackson)
 1992 Juice
 1992 Jumpin' at the Boneyard
Mr. Simpson
 1991 Dead and Alive: The Race for Gus Farace (TV Movie)
 1991 Strictly Business
Monroe (as Sam Jackson)
 1991 Roc (TV Series)
- Hearts and Diamonds (1991) ... Larry
 1991 Johnny Suede
 1991 Law & Order (TV Series)
Louis Taggert
- The Violence of Summer (1991) ... Louis Taggert
 1990 The Return of Superfly
Nate Cabot (as Sam Jackson)
 1990 The Exorcist III
Dream Blind Man
 1990 Mo' Better Blues
 1990 Betsy's Wedding
Taxi Dispatcher (Mickey)
 1990 Def by Temptation
Minister Garth
 1990 A Shock to the System
Ulysses (three-card monte game)
 1989 Sea of Love
Black Guy
 1989 The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (TV Series)
Brother Elvis
 1989 A Man Called Hawk (TV Series)
- Intensive Care (1989)
 1989 Dead Man Out (TV Movie)
Calvin Fredricks
 1988 Coming to America
Hold-Up Man
 1988 School Daze
 1986-1987 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
Ned / Leroy Clancy
- My Enemy, My Friend (1987) ... Ned
- White Knight (1986) ... Leroy Clancy
 1987 Magic Sticks
Bum (as Sam Jackson)
 1987 Uncle Tom's Cabin (TV Movie)
George (as Samuel Jackson)
 1981 Ragtime
Gang Member No. 2
 1980 The Exterminator
Extra (uncredited)
 1978 The Trial of the Moke (TV Movie)
 1977 The Displaced Person (TV Movie)
 1976 Movin' On (TV Series)
- Woman of Steel (1976) ... Patrolman (uncredited)
 1972 Together for Days
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Other Works:

TV commercial: "Siri Date Night" for the Apple iPhone 4S. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 24 Interviews | 14 Articles | 7 Pictorials | 13 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Samuel Jackson | Sam Jackson


6' 2½" (1.89 m)

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Personal Quote:

[When asked about his character in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)] "He's black." See more »


His characters often feature the color purple: Mitch Hennessy wore a purple-violet gem ring in The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996), Mr. Glass wore purple clothing in Unbreakable (2000); Jackson chose to have Doyle Gipson wear a purple hat in Changing Lanes (2002); Mace Windu, upon request by Jackson to George Lucas, wielded a purple lightsaber in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) and ... See more »


Frequent use of swearing, particularly using the phrase "motherfucker" See more »


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