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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 & 25 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Deep Blue Sea
Deep Blue Sea Preacher
(1999)
Mindhunters
Mindhunters Gabe Jensen
(2004)
S.W.A.T.
S.W.A.T. Deacon 'Deke' Kay
(2003)

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 2009-2017 NCIS: Los Angeles (TV Series)
Sam Hanna
- Fool Me Twice (2017) ... Sam Hanna
- This Is What We Do (2017) ... Sam Hanna
- Can I Get A Witness? (2017) ... Sam Hanna
- Plain Sight (2017) ... Sam Hanna
- Assets (2017) ... Sam Hanna
 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
 2008/I The Deal
Bobby Mason
 2007 The Man (TV Movie)
Manny Baxter
 2007 30 Rock (TV Series)
Ridikolus
- The Source Awards (2007) ... Ridikolus
 2006 LL Cool J Feat. Jennifer Lopez: Control Myself (Video short)
LL Cool J
 2006 Last Holiday
Sean Matthews
 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
 2002 Rollerball
Marcus Ridley
 2001 Kingdom Come
Ray Bud Slocumb
 2000 Charlie's Angels
Mr. Jones
 2000 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series)
Musical Guest
- Episode #8.15 (2000) ... Musical Guest
 1999 Any Given Sunday
Julian Washington
 1999 In Too Deep
Dwayne Gittens / God
 1995-1999 In the House (TV Series)
Marion Hill / Himself
- Out the House (1999) ... Marion Hill
- Guest Dad (1999) ... Marion Hill
- Cornbread, Marion and Me (1999) ... Marion Hill
- How Nana Got Her Groove Back (1999) ... Marion Hill
- There's Something About Tiffany (1999) ... Marion Hill
 1999 Deep Blue Sea
Preacher
 1998 Oz (TV Series)
Jiggy Walker
- Strange Bedfellows (1998) ... Jiggy Walker
 1998 Woo
Darryl
 1998 Caught Up
Roger
 1997 B*A*P*S
LL Cool J
 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 The Hard Way
Billy
 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album, "Mr. Smith," Def Jam/PolyGram Records 523 845, 1995. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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:

[Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt] Tonight, two of the most powerful stars of the big screen face off in a Devil Wears Prada reunion battle. See more »

Trivia:

Ranked #5 on VH1's 50 Greatest Hip Hop Artists. See more »

Trademark:

Always wears a hat or a beanie when off-camera See more »

Nickname:

Jack the Ripper See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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