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Ernie Banks (1931–2015)

Extremely likable and popular, Ernie Banks is probably the most popular baseball player to ever put on a Chicago Cubs uniform. He started playing for the Cubs in 1953 and from the moment he hit his first home run, the city of Chicago fell in love with him. Banks started his career as a shortstop before moving to first base. He had four straight ... See full bio »

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Known For

Finding Buck McHenry
Finding Buck McHenry Ollie Johnson
(2000)
Malibooty!
Malibooty! Judge
(2003)
Diminished Capacity
(2008)
We Believe
We Believe Himself
(2009)

Filmography

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 2006 Roman
Cyrus
 2005 Reversal of Misfortune
Blind Man
 2004/I Promised Land
Ozzie
 2003 Malibooty! (Video)
Judge
 2000 Arli$$ (TV Series)
Ernie Banks
- Making Things Happen (2000) ... Ernie Banks
 2000 Finding Buck McHenry (TV Movie)
Ollie Johnson
 1993 Where I Live (TV Series)
Johnson
- I Live Where? (1993) ... Johnson
 1990 Pastime
Steamer Fan
 1987 Isabel's Honeymoon Hotel (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1987)
 1985 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Cabbie
- El Capitan (1985) ... Cabbie (as Ernie Banks)
 1984 It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (TV Movie)
Host
 1978 Blackjack
Turbo
 1977 Insight (TV Series)
Horse
- Leroy (1977) ... Horse
 1965 The Shooting of Dan McGrew (Short)
The Stranger (voice)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Wrote the foreword for the biography "Johnny Kling: A Baseball Biography", 2006.

Publicity Listings:

2 Articles | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

[after his 500th home run] I was thinking about my mother and dad, about all the people in the Chicago Cubs organization that helped me and about the wonderful Chicago fans who have come out all these years to cheer me on. They've been a great inspiration to me. See more »

Trivia:

He was the Cubs' first black player. See more »

Trademark:

His ever-present smile

Nickname:

Mr. Cub

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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