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Julius Erving


One of the NBA's first superstars Julius Erving's high flying hard powered style brought the NBA and basketball to levels previously unheard of. Julius Erving was born in Hempstead New York in 1950. He grew up in a housing project, the son of a single mother, with two siblings. His father having left when he was three his mother remarried, and ... See full bio »

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Known For

Philadelphia
Philadelphia Himself
(1993)
The Doctor
The Doctor Director
(2013)
Time Trax
Time Trax Father Trey Hawkins
(1994)
The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh
(1979)

Filmography

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 2018 The 5th Quarter (TV Series)
Moses Archibald
- The Processor ... Moses Archibald
 2013 The Office (TV Series)
Julius Erving
- Lice (2013) ... Julius Erving
 1996 Frasier (TV Series)
Mike
- Love Bites Dog (1996) ... Mike (voice)
 1995 Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (TV Series)
Dr. J
- Ghost in the Machine (1995) ... Dr. J
 1994 Time Trax (TV Series)
Father Trey Hawkins
- Dream Team (1994) ... Father Trey Hawkins (as Julius W. Erving)
 1991 Doogie Howser, M.D. (TV Series)
Dr. J
- Air Doogie (1991) ... Dr. J
 1979 The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh
Moses Guthrie
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Print ads for Converse sneakers (c. 1970s). See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 1 Pictorial | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Julius 'Dr J' Erving | Julius 'Dr. J' Erving | Julius W. Erving | Dr. J

Height:

6' 5½" (1.97 m)
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Personal Quote:

With black kids, it's always a struggle for pride. Basketball was my way out. I worked hard to make sure it was.

Trivia:

Played for the University of Massachusetts (1968-1971). All-America and All-Yankee Conference (1970, 1971). Holds or shares 14 UMass records, including career (20.2 rpg) and seasonal (20.9 rpg, 1970) rebounding averages, career (38.4) and seasonal (38.8, 1970) minutes per game, career (26.3 ppg) and seasonal (26.9 ppg, 1971) scoring averages. See more »

Nickname:

Dr. J

Star Sign:

Pisces

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