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Julius Harris (1923–2004)

Prior to breaking into films, Philadelphia native Julius Harris worked as a bouncer in New York City. It was due to his many associations with struggling actors, that on a dare, Harris auditioned for his first role, in the well-received picture Nothing But a Man (1964), in which he played a father in the South, alongside Ivan Dixon and Abbey Lincoln... See full bio »

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Live and Let Die
King Kong
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Darkman Gravedigger
Super Fly
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 1997 ER (TV Series)
- Random Acts (1997) ... Gramps
 1996 The Burning Zone (TV Series)
Tribal Shaman
- The Silent Tower (1996) ... Tribal Shaman
 1994 Shrunken Heads
Mr. Sumatra
 1992 The Boys (TV Movie)
 1992 Eerie, Indiana (TV Series)
Prop Man
- Reality Takes a Holiday (1992) ... Prop Man
 1992 Jake and the Fatman (TV Series)
 1991 Last Breeze of Summer (Short)
 1991 Civil Wars (TV Series)
Judge Adams
- Pilot (1991) ... Judge Adams
 1991 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Jack Lee Johnson
- Judge Not (1991) ... Jack Lee Johnson
 1991 The Golden Girls (TV Series)
Mr. Lewis
- Older and Wiser (1991) ... Mr. Lewis
 1990 Dragnet (TV Series)
Mr. Leyland
- Living Victim (1990) ... Mr. Leyland
 1990 Prayer of the Rollerboys
 1990 Darkman
 1990 To Sleep with Anger
 1989 Friday's Curse (TV Series)
- The Butcher (1989) ... Simpson
 1989 1st & Ten: The Championship (TV Series)
Willie Buck Newton
- The Irreducible Bottom Line (1989) ... Willie Buck Newton
 1988 Split Decisions
Tony Leone
 1987 Frank's Place (TV Series)
Mr. Kicks
- Cool and the Gang: Part 2 (1987) ... Mr. Kicks
- Cool and the Gang: Part 1 (1987) ... Mr. Kicks
 1987 A Gathering of Old Men (TV Movie)
 1987 Outlaws (TV Series)
- Primer (1987) ... Butch
 1986 The Love Boat (TV Series)
- The Shipshape Cruise (1986) ... Minister
 1986 Capitol (TV Series)
Papa Nebo
- Episode dated 6 October 1986 (1986) ... Papa Nebo
 1986 Hollywood Vice Squad
 1983-1986 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Sgt. Major Brennan / Bardo
- Post Partum (1986) ... Sgt. Major Brennan
 1986 My Chauffeur
 1985 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
- Mr. Magic (1985) ... Joe
 1985 Crimewave
Hardened Convict
 1985 Hollywood Wives (TV Mini-Series)
Reverend Daniel
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Reverend Daniel
 1984 The Jeffersons (TV Series)
Rev. Taylor
 1984 Benson (TV Series)
Uncle Buster
- The Reunion (1984) ... Uncle Buster
 1984 Booker (TV Short)
 1984 Gone Are the Dayes (TV Movie)
Man #1
 1984 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
- Slam Dunk (1984) ... Krohn
 1984 The Enchanted
Booker T
 1983 Going Berserk
 1983 Missing Pieces (TV Movie)
Spencer Harris
 1983 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
- Graveyard (1983) ... Earl
 1981-1982 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Jules / Montgomery
- Thin Air (1982) ... Jules
- The Least Dangerous Game (1981) ... Montgomery (as Julius W. Harris)
 1982 Voyagers! (TV Series)
- The Travels of Marco... and Friends (1982) ... Auctioneer
 1982 The Blue and the Gray (TV Mini-Series)
Swamp Preacher
- Part 1 (1982) ... Swamp Preacher
 1981 Thornwell (TV Movie)
 1981 Circle of Power
 1980 First Family
Ambassador Longo
 1980 Gorp
Fred the Chef
 1979 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
Doc Alden
- The Slam (1979) ... Doc Alden
 1979 Delta Fox
Tiny (as Julius W. Harris)
 1978-1979 Insight (TV Series)
Baggott / Avry
- Plus Time Served (1979) ... Baggott
- The Flawed Magi (1978) ... Avry
 1979 Vega$ (TV Series)
- Kill Dan Tanna! (1979) ... Yancy
 1978 B.J. and the Bear (TV Series)
Colonel Whitmore
- The Foundlings (1978) ... Colonel Whitmore
 1978 To Kill a Cop (TV Movie)
Detective Baker
 1978 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
Mr. Dove
- Voodoo Doll, Part II (1978) ... Mr. Dove
- Voodoo Doll: Part 1 (1978) ... Mr. Dove
 1978 Ring of Passion (TV Movie)
Chappie Jackson
 1977 The Fat Albert Christmas Special (TV Short)
Mr. Tyrone (voice)
 1977 Kojak (TV Series)
Joe Addison
- Once More from Birdland (1977) ... Joe Addison
 1977 Looking for Mr. Goodbar
Black Cat
 1977 Alambrista!
2nd Drunk
 1977 Visions (TV Series)
Second Drunk
- Alambrista! (1977) ... Second Drunk
 1977 Islands in the Stream
 1977 Sanford and Son (TV Series)
- The Will (1977) ... Doctor
 1976 Good Times (TV Series)
- Florida's Night Out (1976) ... Ben
 1976 Victory at Entebbe (TV Movie)
President Idi Amin (as Julius W. Harris)
 1976 King Kong
 1976 Rich Man, Poor Man (TV Mini-Series)
- Part II: Chapters 3 and 4 (1976) ... Augie
 1975 Friday Foster
Monk Riley
 1975 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Doyle the Butler
- The Adventure of the Mad Tea Party (1975) ... Doyle the Butler
 1975 Let's Do It Again
Bubbletop Woodson
 1975 Cannon (TV Series)
- Search and Destroy (1975) ... Milner
 1975 A Cry for Help (TV Movie)
George Rigney (as Julius W. Harris)
 1975 Harry O (TV Series)
Arthur 'Art Sully' Daniels
- Sound of Trumpets (1975) ... Arthur 'Art Sully' Daniels
 1974-1975 Salty (TV Series)
- The Vigil (1975) ... Clancy
- To Taylor from Salty with Love (1975) ... Clancy
- Sentimental Value (1975) ... Clancy
- A Sense of Worth (1975) ... Clancy
- Scape Goat (1974) ... Clancy
 1973 Blade
Card Player
 1973 Hell Up in Harlem
Papa Gibbs (as Julius W. Harris)
 1973 The Bob Newhart Show (TV Series)
Mr. Billings
- Blues for Mr. Borden (1973) ... Mr. Billings
 1973 Salty
Clancy Ames (as Julius W. Harris)
 1973 Live and Let Die
Tee Hee (as Julius W. Harris)
 1973 Black Caesar
Mr. Gibbs (as Julius W. Harris)
 1972 Trouble Man
 1972 Super Fly
 1972 Shaft's Big Score!
Capt. Bollin (as Julius W. Harris)
 1971 Incident in San Francisco (TV Movie)
Henry Carter
 1969 Slaves
 1969 N.Y.P.D. (TV Series)
- Candy Man: Part 1 (1969) ... Hector
 1964 Nothing But a Man
Will Anderson
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He acted in James Baldwin's play, "The Amen Corner," at the Saville Theatre in London, England with Claudia McNeil, Antonio Fargas, Minnie Gentry, Leu Camacho, Helen Martin, Georgia Burke, and Richard Ward in the cast. Lloyd G. Richards was director.

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Alternate Names:

Julius W. Harris


6' 3½" (1.92 m)

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Personal Quote:

In an interview for the inside making of Live and Let Die. "I was going meet Guy Hamilton. At the meeting he said to me. "What kind of a weapon would you like to have in the movie?" "I knew there at the time that I had it. I used so many guns, so many knives so why don't you give me something unusual like a hook."


Has two children - Kimberly and Gideon. See more »


Deep voice and menacing appearance.

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