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John Cothran


John Cothran was born on October 31, 1947 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Yes Man (2008), Rango (2011) and Boyz n the Hood (1991). He is married to Judyann Elder. See full bio »
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 2015 A Cloud So High (filming)
Stan McWilliams
  Viral (post-production)
Mr. Toomey
 2014/I Dead Drop (Short)
Bob (as John Cothran Jr.)
 2013 Eagleheart (TV Series)
Lamar Whitley
- Whitley (2013) ... Lamar Whitley (as John Cothran Jr.)
 2013 NCIS: Los Angeles (TV Series)
Eddie
- Impact (2013) ... Eddie (as John Cothran Jr.)
 2013 The Big Meet (Short)
Joey (as John Cothran Jr.)
 2012 CSI: NY (TV Series)
Dr. Kevin Phillips
- Unspoken (2012) ... Dr. Kevin Phillips (as John Cothran Jr.)
 2012 Harry's Law (TV Series)
Judge Melvin Ward
- Class War (2012) ... Judge Melvin Ward (as John Cothran Jr.)
- Les Horribles (2012) ... Judge Melvin Ward (as John Cothran Jr.)
 2012 Awake (TV Series)
Curtis Wilson
- Slack Water (2012) ... Curtis Wilson
 2012 Eastbound & Down (TV Series)
Baseball Coach
- Chapter 21 (2012) ... Baseball Coach
- Chapter 20 (2012) ... Baseball Coach
- Chapter 18 (2012) ... Baseball Coach
- Chapter 17 (2012) ... Baseball Coach
- Chapter 16 (2012) ... Baseball Coach
 2012 NCIS (TV Series)
Alfred Holbrook
- The Missionary Position (2012) ... Alfred Holbrook (as John Cothran Jr.)
 2011 Rango
Elgin (voice)
 2010 Outlaw (TV Series)
Archibald Breech
- In Re: Tony Mejia (2010) ... Archibald Breech (as John Cothran Jr.)
- In Re: Kelvin Jones (2010) ... Archibald Breech (as John Cothran Jr.)
 2010/II Nómadas
Phil
 2010 Private Practice (TV Series)
Judge Longmuir
- War (2010) ... Judge Longmuir (as John Cothran Jr.)
 2009 Cold Case (TV Series)
Reverend Tom Sanders '09
- Soul (2009) ... Reverend Tom Sanders '09
 2009 The Perfect Game
Clarence Bell (as John Cothran Jr.)
 2008 Yes Man
Tweed
 2008 The Oaks (TV Series)
Tom
- Pilot (2008) ... Tom
 2008 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Ken Monroe
- Freedom: Part 2 (2008) ... Ken Monroe
- Freedom: Part 1 (2008) ... Ken Monroe
 2008 Medium (TV Series)
Judge Brock
- Burn, Baby, Burn: Part 2 (2008) ... Judge Brock
- Burn Baby Burn: Part 1 (2008) ... Judge Brock
 2006-2007 Shark (TV Series)
Judge Perry Webb
- Shaun of the Dead (2007) ... Judge Perry Webb
- No Holds Barred (2007) ... Judge Perry Webb
- Sins of the Mother (2006) ... Judge Perry Webb (as John Cothran Jr.)
 2006-2007 Close to Home (TV Series)
Judge Horton
- Fall from Grace (2007) ... Judge Horton
- Getting In (2007) ... Judge Horton
- Shoot to Kill (2006) ... Judge Horton
 2005 Madagascar (Video Game)
Maurice / SUV Driver (voice, as John Cothran Jr.)
 2004 JAG (TV Series)
Detective Danville Morris
- There Goes the Neighborhood (2004) ... Detective Danville Morris (as John Cothran Jr.)
 2004 Without a Trace (TV Series)
Peter Smalley
- Doppelgänger: Part 2 (2004) ... Peter Smalley (as John Cothran Jr.)
 2004 Sin's Kitchen
Jerry (as John Cothran Jr.)
 2004 Monk (TV Series)
Warden Christie
- Mr. Monk Goes to Jail (2004) ... Warden Christie
 2003 Intent (Short)
Captain Jacobs (as John Cothran Jr.)
 2003 Star Trek: Enterprise (TV Series)
Gralik Durr
- The Shipment (2003) ... Gralik Durr (as John Cothran Jr.)
 2001-2003 The Division (TV Series)
Lawyer
- Body Double (2003) ... Lawyer (as John Cothran Jr.)
- Mothers and Daughters (2001) ... Lawyer (as John Cothran Jr.)
 2003 Charmed (TV Series)
Cecil
- Oh My Goddess!: Part 1 (2003) ... Cecil (as John Cothran Jr.)
 2003 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Rev. Harrison Walker
- Off the Wall (2003) ... Rev. Harrison Walker (as John Cothran Jr.)
 2002-2003 The West Wing (TV Series)
Civilian Advisor
- Inauguration: Part 1 (2003) ... Civilian Advisor (as John Cothran Jr.)
- The Red Mass (2002) ... Civilian Advisor (as John Cothran Jr.)
 2003 The Beat
Bumma (as John Cothran Jr.)
 2002 Providence (TV Series)
- The Heart of the Matter (2002) ... (as John Cothran Jr.)
 2002 For the People (TV Series)
Minister Hardy
- To DNA or Not to DNA (2002) ... Minister Hardy (as John Cothran Jr.)
 2002 Family Law (TV Series)
Frank Morgan
- Admissions (2002) ... Frank Morgan (as John Cothran Jr.)
 2001 The Gene Pool (TV Movie)
Eddie (as John Cothran Jr.)
 2001 Philly (TV Series)
Judge Franklin Tate
- Loving Sons (2001) ... Judge Franklin Tate (as John Cothran Jr.)
- Truth or Consequence (2001) ... Judge Franklin Tate (as John Cothran Jr.)
 2001 24 (TV Series)
Sergeant Kiley
- 3:00 a.m.-4:00 a.m. (2001) ... Sergeant Kiley (as John Cothran Jr.)
 2001 Judging Amy (TV Series)
Ernest Lowry
- Look Closer (2001) ... Ernest Lowry (as John Cothran Jr.)
 2000 The Cell
Agent Stockwell (as John Cothran Jr.)
 2000 City of Angels (TV Series)
Leon Matthews
- Ax and You Shall Receive (2000) ... Leon Matthews (as John Cothran Jr.)
 1998-1999 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Keegan / Jaxon
- Voice of an Angel (1999) ... Keegan (as John Cothran Jr.)
- Redeeming Love (1998) ... Jaxon (as John Cothran Jr.)
 1999 Norm (TV Series)
Newscaster
- Laurie Runs for Office (1999) ... Newscaster
 1999 The Limey
DEA Guy (as John Cothran Jr.)
 1999 General Hospital (TV Series)
Judge Phelps
- Episode dated 7 May 1999 (1999) ... Judge Phelps (as John Cothran Jr.)
 1999 The Practice (TV Series)
Chris Patterson
- Lawyers, Reporters and Cockroaches (1999) ... Chris Patterson (as John Cothran Jr.)
 1999 The Pretender (TV Series)
Earl Dupree
- Pool (1999) ... Earl Dupree (as John Cothran Jr.)
 1999 Becker (TV Series)
Ed
- Physician, Heal Thyself (1999) ... Ed (as John Cothran Jr.)
 1998 Felicity (TV Series)
Mr. Tyler
- Thanksgiving (1998) ... Mr. Tyler (as John Cothran Jr.)
 1998 Mercy Point (TV Series)
- Last Resort (1998) ... (as John Cothran Jr.)
 1998 Always Outnumbered (TV Movie)
Man In Community Center (as John Cothran Jr.)
 1998 The Good News (TV Series)
Charles
- Love, Honor & Obey (1998) ... Charles (as John Cothran Jr.)
 1997 Platform Six (Short)
The Baker (as John Cothran Jr.)
 1997 Almost Perfect (TV Series)
Reverend Mackie
- Gimme Shelter (1997) ... Reverend Mackie (as John Cothran Jr.)
 1997 Brooklyn South (TV Series)
Wendell Ford
- A Reverend Runs Through It (1997) ... Wendell Ford (as John Cothran Jr.)
- Life Under Castro (1997) ... Wendell Ford (as John Cothran Jr.)
 1997 Kiss the Girls
FBI Agent at Lair (as John Cothran Jr.)
 1997 Spawn
African Liaison (as John Cothran Jr.)
 1997 Suddenly Susan (TV Series)
O'Rourke
- What a Card (1997) ... O'Rourke (as John Cothran Jr.)
 1997 Sparks (TV Series)
Horace
- Hoop Schemes (1997) ... Horace (as John Cothran Jr.)
 1997 Martin (TV Series)
Mr. Willie
- Ain't That About a Ditch (1997) ... Mr. Willie (as John Cothran Jr.)
 1997 ER (TV Series)
Dennis Gant, Sr.
- Post Mortem (1997) ... Dennis Gant, Sr. (as John Cothran Jr.)
 1996 Star Trek: Borg (Video Game)
Dr. Bennington Biraka (as John Cothran Jr.)
 1996 Star Trek: Klingon (Video Game) (voice, as John Cothran Jr.)
 1996 Her Last Chance (TV Movie)
Detective #2 (as John Cothran Jr.)
 1996 Mr. Wrong
Old Man (as John Cothran Jr.)
 1995 Dave's World (TV Series)
Bartender
- Leave a Mystery at the Beep (1995) ... Bartender (as John Cothran Jr.)
 1995 Get Shorty
Agent Curtis (as John Cothran Jr.)
 1995 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series)
Minister
- For Whom the Wedding Bells Toll (1995) ... Minister (as John Cothran Jr.)
 1995 Seinfeld (TV Series)
Man
- The Diplomat's Club (1995) ... Man (as John Cothran Jr.)
 1995 The Marshal (TV Series)
Miller Duval
- Little Odessa (1995) ... Miller Duval (as John Cothran Jr.)
 1994 On Our Own (TV Series)
Officer Hughes
- Bonnie Is Really Clyde (1994) ... Officer Hughes (as John Cothran Jr.)
 1994 Picket Fences (TV Series)
Walter
- The Bus Stops Here (1994) ... Walter (as John Cothran Jr.)
 1994 Where Are My Children? (TV Movie) (as John Cothran Jr.)
 1994 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series)
Telok
- Crossover (1994) ... Telok (as John Cothran Jr.)
 1994 Jimmy Hollywood
Detective (as John Cothran Jr.)
 1994 Class of 1999 II: The Substitute
Monroeville H.S. Principal (as John Cothran Jr.)
 1994 Viper (TV Series)
Vance
- Safe as Houses (1994) ... Vance (as John Cothran Jr.)
 1993 Poetic Justice
Uncle Earl (as John Cothran Jr.)
 1993 Black Tie Affair (TV Series)
Felton
- One (1993) ... Felton (as John Cothran Jr.)
 1993 Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series)
Captain Nu'Daq
- The Chase (1993) ... Captain Nu'Daq (as John Cothran Jr.)
 1992 Reasonable Doubts (TV Series)
JoJo
- Self Defense (1992) ... JoJo (as John Cothran Jr.)
 1992 Secrets (TV Movie)
Mark (as John Cothran Jr.)
 1992 Civil Wars (TV Series)
Alex Buckley Jr.
- His Honor's Offer (1992) ... Alex Buckley Jr. (as John Cothran Jr.)
 1991 Ricochet
Councilman Farris (as John Cothran Jr.)
 1991 Home Improvement (TV Series)
Phil
- Pilot (1991) ... Phil (uncredited)
 1991 Boyz n the Hood
Lewis Crump (as John Cothran Jr.)
 1991 Who's the Boss? (TV Series)
Conductor
- The Road to Washington: Part 1 (1991) ... Conductor (as John Cothran Jr.)
 1991 Equal Justice (TV Series)
Jameel Kimball
- Without Prejudice (1991) ... Jameel Kimball (as John Cothran Jr.)
 1991 Aftermath: A Test of Love (TV Movie)
Dr. Ochs (as John Cothran Jr.)
 1990 The Kid Who Loved Christmas (TV Movie)
Minister (as John Cothran Jr.)
 1990 Opportunity Knocks
Building Commissioner (as John Cothran Jr.)
 1990 Brewster Place (TV Series)
Ralph Thomas
- County General (1990) ... Ralph Thomas (as John Cothran Jr.)
- Say It Loud (1990) ... Ralph Thomas (as John Cothran Jr.)
- Family Album (1990) ... Ralph Thomas (as John Cothran Jr.)
- The Poet (1990) ... Ralph Thomas (as John Cothran Jr.)
- Bernice Sands Comes Home (1990) ... Ralph Thomas (as John Cothran Jr.)
 1990 Wiseguy (TV Series)
Daryl Jenkins
- Dead Right (1990) ... Daryl Jenkins (as John Cothran Jr.)
 1989 The Kill Reflex
Cop II (as John Cothran Jr.)
 1981 Escape from New York
Gypsy #1 (as John Cothran Jr.)
 1979 A Pleasure Doing Business
T.V. 'Sports' (as John Cothran Jr.)
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Played Václav Havel's alter-ego Vanek in "Free Advice from Prague," comprised of the U.S. premieres of two Havel one-acts, "Audience" and "The Unveiling," at Northlight Theatre, then in Evanston, IL. With Gary Houston, Tom Amandes and Kathy Taylor. Directed by Kyle Donnelley. See more »

Alternate Names:

John Cothran Jr.

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for his portrayal of Sterling in the Kennedy Center production of "Two Trains Running" See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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