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Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs

Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs was born in New York City. He is one of nine children born to Hilton and Clothilda Jacobs. Larry, as his family and friends call him, attended public schools in New York City, so he has first-hand knowledge of what it is like to be a student in a big-city high school like the one pictured on "Welcome Back, Kotter." After high... See full bio »
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Welcome Back, Kotter
Welcome Back, Kotter Freddie 'Boom Boom' Washington
Cooley High
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Claudine Charles


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 2016 Dead Man Rising (completed)
Warden Dallas
 2016 31
Panda Thomas
 2015 The Christmas Gift (TV Movie)
Wesley Hardin Johnson Sr.
 2015 Tamales and Gumbo
Mr. Walker
 2015 Mercy for Angels
 2015 Welcome to Where You've Always Been (Short)
Homeless Man
 2014 Family Time (TV Series)
- The Will (2014) ... Carl
 2014 Airplane vs. Volcano (Video)
Jim Kirkland
 2013 Playin' for Love
Coach Preston Reid
 2011-2013 Let's Stay Together (TV Series)
Charles Sr.
- Kita's Got a Gun (2013) ... Charles Sr.
- Together, Forever-Ever? (2011) ... Charles Sr.
- Daddy's Home (2011) ... Charles Sr.
 2011 Nocturnal Agony
 2010 Chuck (TV Series)
President of Zamibia
- Chuck Versus the Tooth (2010) ... President of Zamibia
 2009 Young American Gangstas
Elmer Reese
 2008 Players at the Poker Palace (TV Series short)
- The Shoot Out (2008) ... Donny
- I'm Still Horny (2008) ... Donny
- Teresa Truehart is Fine (2008) ... Donny
- Is It Moist This Time? (2008) ... Donny
- Did You Get Her Phone Number? (2008) ... Donny
 2008 Otis
Male Nurse
 2007 Sublime (Video)
Mandingo (as Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs)
 2005 Don't Give Me the Finger (Short)
Ross (as Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs)
 2004 That's So Raven (TV Series)
Mr. Carter
- There Goes the Bride (2004) ... Mr. Carter
 2004 Girlfriends (TV Series)
Leonard James
- New York Bound (2004) ... Leonard James
 2004/I 30 Miles
Anthony (as Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs)
 2002-2003 Gilmore Girls (TV Series)
Principal Merton
- Keg! Max! (2003) ... Principal Merton
- Teach Me Tonight (2002) ... Principal Merton (as Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs)
 2002 Static Shock (TV Series)
- Sunspots (2002) ... Diver (voice)
 2001 Southlander: Diary of a Desperate Musician
Motherchild (as Lawrence Hilton Jacobs)
 2000 The Jamie Foxx Show (TV Series)
- Rollin' in the Dough (2000) ... Milton
 1999 Mr. Right Now! (Video) (as Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs)
 1998 L.A. Doctors (TV Series)
Robert Edwards
- A Prayer for the Lying (1998) ... Robert Edwards
 1998 The Wayans Bros. (TV Series)
- Help a Brother Out (1998) ... Richie (as Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs)
 1997 Moesha (TV Series)
Rushion Brooks
- Break It Down (1997) ... Rushion Brooks (as Lawrence Hilton Jacobs)
- Cold Busted (1997) ... Rushion Brooks (as Lawrence Hilton Jacobs)
 1997 Tidal Wave: No Escape (TV Movie)
Marlan Clark (as Lawrence Hilton Jacobs)
 1997 Tracey Takes On... (TV Series)
- Race Relations (1997) ... James
 1997 Weird Science (TV Series)
Mr. Black
- Boys on the Hide (1997) ... Mr. Black (as Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs)
 1996 Roseanne (TV Series)
- Roseambo (1996) ... Louis
 1996 The Parent 'Hood (TV Series)
Greg Harvey
- Torn Between Two Brothers (1996) ... Greg Harvey
 1995 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Sgt. Baker
- All American Murder (1995) ... Sgt. Baker (as Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs)
 1995 Martin (TV Series)
Kevin Jones
- Swing Thing (1995) ... Kevin Jones
 1995 Pointman (TV Series)
Joe Neal
- Take the Points (1995) ... Joe Neal
 1995 Charlie Grace (TV Series)
Detective Gossett
- Take Me to the Pilot (1995) ... Detective Gossett (as Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs)
 1994 Renegade (TV Series)
Rocky Dussault
- Escape (1994) ... Rocky Dussault (as Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs)
- The Trial of Reno Raines (1994) ... Rocky Dussault (as Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs)
 1993 Indecent Behavior
Lou Parsons
 1993 Firepower
Ring Announcer (voice, as Lawrence Hilton Jacobs III)
 1992 Tuesday Never Comes
Druilet (as Lawrence H. Jacobs)
 1991 Quiet Fire (Video)
Jesse Palmer
 1990 Kill Crazy (Video)
 1989-1990 Alien Nation (TV Series)
Sergeant Dobbs / Sgt. Dobbs
- Spirit of '95 (1990) ... Sgt. Dobbs (credit only)
- The Red Room (1989) ... Sgt. Dobbs (credit only)
- The Game (1989) ... Sergeant Dobbs
 1989 East L.A. Warriors
Chesare (as Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs)
 1989 Angels of the City (Video)
Detective Jon Chance (as Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs)
 1988 Paramedics
Blade Runner
 1984-1987 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Crumley / Theodus Nickerson
- The Cookie Crumbles (1987) ... Crumley
- Grace Under Pressure (1984) ... Theodus Nickerson
 1986 Fame (TV Series)
- The Inheritance (1986) ... Lamar
 1986 The Redd Foxx Show (TV Series)
- The Good Samaritan (1986) ... Warren
 1986 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Gordon Tate
- The Blue Chip Stomp (1986) ... Gordon Tate (as Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs)
 1985 The Annihilators
Garrett Floyd
 1984 Rituals (TV Series)
Lucky Washington (1985)
 1981 Lewis & Clark (TV Series)
- The Uptight End (1981)
 1981 Darkroom (TV Series)
Young Man / Pimp
- Needlepoint (1981) ... Young Man / Pimp
 1980 For the Love of It (TV Movie)
 1980 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Wes Carter
- The Price of Anger (1980) ... Wes Carter
 1979 Paris (TV Series)
Thomas Sims
- Dear John (1979) ... Thomas Sims
 1975-1979 Welcome Back, Kotter (TV Series)
Freddie 'Boom Boom' Washington
- The Bread Winners (1979) ... Freddie 'Boom Boom' Washington (as Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs)
- I'm Okay, But You're Not (1979) ... Freddie 'Boom Boom' Washington (as Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs)
- Oo-Oo, I Do: Part 1 (1979) ... Freddie 'Boom Boom' Washington (as Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs)
- Oo-Oo, I Do: Part 2 (1979) ... Freddie 'Boom Boom' Washington (as Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs)
- The Gang Show (1979) ... Freddie 'Boom Boom' Washington (as Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs)
 1978 The Comedy Company (TV Movie)
Russell Dodd
 1978 Youngblood
 1977 Roots (TV Mini-Series)
- Part IV (1977) ... Noah
- Part VII (1977) ... Noah
 1976 Baretta (TV Series)
Dave Rich
- Can't Win for Losin' (1976) ... Dave Rich (as Lawrence Hilton Jacobs)
 1975 Cooley High
 1974 The Gambler
Street Basketball Boy (uncredited)
 1974 Death Wish
Mugger in Park #2 (uncredited)
 1974 Claudine
Charles (as Lawrence Hilton-Jacques)
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Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
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Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (34 credits)

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Starred on Broadway in "I Love My Wife." See more »

Alternate Names:

Lawrence Hilton-Jacques | Lawrence Hilton Jacobs III | Lawrence H. Jacobs | Lawrence Hilton Jacobs | Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs


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In the show, The PJs (1999), the public housing project where they lived was the "Hilton-Jacobs Projects".

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