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LL Cool J


L.L. Cool J was born James Todd Smith on January 14, 1968, in Bay Shore, Long Island, New York, the son of Ondrea Griffith and James Louis Smith, Jr. Todd, as he was called, did not have a very happy childhood. At the age of four, he saw his mother and grandfather shot by his own father. After they recovered from their injuries, his mother began ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 11 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

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NCIS: Los Angeles
NCIS: Los Angeles Sam Hanna
(2009-2017)
Any Given Sunday
Any Given Sunday Julian Washington
(1999)
Deep Blue Sea
Deep Blue Sea Preacher
(1999)
S.W.A.T.
S.W.A.T. Deacon 'Deke' Kay
(2003)

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 2017 American Dad! (TV Series)
Sam Hanna
- Casino Normale (2017) ... Sam Hanna (voice)
 2013 Grudge Match
Frankie Brite
 2012 Take It (Short)
James Todd Smith
 2012 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series)
Sam Hanna
- Pa Make Loa (2012) ... Sam Hanna
 2009 NCIS (TV Series)
Sam Hanna
- Legend (2009) ... Sam Hanna
- Legend (2009) ... Sam Hanna
 2007 The Man (TV Movie)
Manny Baxter
 2007 30 Rock (TV Series)
Ridikolus
 2006 LL Cool J Feat. Jennifer Lopez: Control Myself (Video short)
LL Cool J
 2005 House M.D. (TV Series)
Clarence
- Acceptance (2005) ... Clarence
 2005 Slow Burn
Luther Pinks (as James Todd Smith)
 2005 Edison
Deed
 2004 Mindhunters
Gabe Jensen (as James Todd Smith aka LL Cool J)
 2003 S.W.A.T.
Deacon 'Deke' Kay (as James Todd Smith aka LL Cool J)
 2003 Deliver Us from Eva
Raymond 'Ray' Adams (as James Todd Smith aka LL Cool J)
 2003 Jennifer Lopez Feat. LL Cool J: All I Have (Video short)
LL Cool J
 2001 Kingdom Come
Ray Bud Slocumb
 2000 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series)
Musical Guest
- Episode #8.15 (2000) ... Musical Guest
 1998 Oz (TV Series)
Jiggy Walker
 1998 Woo
Darryl
 1998 Caught Up
Roger
 1997 Touch
LL Cool J
 1996 LL Cool J: Doin' It (Video short)
LL Cool J
 1996 The Right to Remain Silent (TV Movie)
Charles Red Taylor
 1995 Out-of-Sync
Jason St. Julian
 1994 The Adventures of Pete & Pete (TV Series)
Mr. Throneberry
- Sick Day (1994) ... Mr. Throneberry
 1992 Toys
Captain Patrick Zevo
 1991 LL Cool J: Mama Said Knock You Out (Video short)
LL Cool J
 1986 Wildcats
Rapper (as L.L. Cool J)
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TV commercial for IKEA (2001) See more »

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1 Print Biography | 7 Interviews | 9 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

James Todd Smith aka LL Cool J | L.L. Cool J | James Todd Smith

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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Personal Quote:

One thing I'm not gonna do, because I'm black, is suddenly say 'you know what, I can't play a villain!' You don't need to be the good guy to get a good message out. I'm not going to limit myself like that. I just want to play good roles and be able to touch a lot of people. See more »

Trivia:

He has been on Def Jam Records longer than any other artists from its start in 1985 to the present. See more »

Trademark:

Very muscular physique See more »

Nickname:

Mr. Smith See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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