Samuel L. Jackson

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Samuel L. Jackson is an American producer and highly prolific actor, having appeared in over 100 films, including Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), Unbreakable (2000), Shaft (2000), Formula 51 (2001), Black Snake Moan (2006), Snakes on a Plane (2006), and the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999-2005), as well as the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Samuel ... See full bio »

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Pulp Fiction Jules Winnfield
The Hateful Eight Major Marquis Warren
Snakes on a Plane Neville Flynn
Jackie Brown Ordell Robbie


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  Futha Mucka (TV Series short) (pre-production) (voice)
 2021 What If...? (TV Series) (filming)
Nick Fury
- Episode #1.1 (2021) ... Nick Fury (voice)
 2021 Blazing Samurai (filming)
Jimbo (voice)
 2021 The Asset (post-production)
 2021 Spiral (completed)
 2020 Staged (TV Series)
Samuel L. Jackson
- Who the F#!k is Michael Sheen? (2020) ... Samuel L. Jackson
 2020 The Banker
Joe Morris
 2019 The Last Full Measure
Billy Takoda
 2019 Spider-Man: Far from Home
Nick Fury
 2019 The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (TV Series)
Police Commissioner Alvarez
- Zendaya/Julian Edelman (2019) ... Police Commissioner Alvarez
 2019 Shaft
John Shaft
 2019 Avengers: Endgame
Nick Fury
 2019 Captain Marvel
Nick Fury
 2019 Glass
Elijah Price
 2018 Life Itself
Samuel L. Jackson
 2018 Incredibles 2
Lucius Best / Frozone (voice)
 2018 Moose (TV Short)
 2018 Avengers: Infinity War
Nick Fury (uncredited)
 2017 Unicorn Store
The Salesman
 2017 The Hitman's Bodyguard
Darius Kincaid
 2017 Kong: Skull Island
Preston Packard
 2017 xXx: Return of Xander Cage
Augustus Gibbons
 2016 The Legend of Tarzan
George Washington Williams
 2016/I Cell
Tom McCourt
 2015 The Hateful Eight
Major Marquis Warren
 2015 Chi-Raq
 2015 Disney Infinity 3.0 (Video Game)
Nick Fury (voice)
 2015 Barely Lethal
 2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron
Nick Fury
 2014 Kingsman: The Secret Service
 2014 Black Dynamite (TV Series)
Captain Quinton
- Black Jaws or Finger Lickin' Chicken of the Sea (2014) ... Captain Quinton (voice)
 2014 Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (Video Game)
Nick Fury (voice)
 2014 Big Game
US President William Alan Moore
 2014 Kite
Lieutenant Karl Aker
 2013-2014 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV Series)
Nick Fury
- Beginning of the End (2014) ... Nick Fury
- 0-8-4 (2013) ... Nick Fury
 2014 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series)
 2014 RoboCop
Pat Novak
 2014 Reasonable Doubt
Clinton Davis
 2013 Oldboy
 2013 Funny or Die Presents... (TV Series)
Samuel L. Jackson
- Everything Is Samuel L. Jackson's Fault (2013) ... Samuel L. Jackson
 2013 Turbo
Whiplash (voice)
 2012 Django Unchained
 2012 Adventures in Zambezia
Tendai (voice)
 2012 The Avengers
Nick Fury
 2012 Meeting Evil
 2012/I The Samaritan
 2011 Arena (Video)
 2011 Thor
Nick Fury (uncredited)
 2011 Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (Video Game)
Mace Windu (voice)
 2011 The Sunset Limited (TV Movie)
 2005-2010 The Boondocks (TV Series)
Gin Rummy
- It's Goin' Down (2010) ... Gin Rummy (voice)
- The Story of Lando Freeman (2010) ... Gin Rummy (voice)
- Thank You for Not Snitching (2007) ... Gin Rummy (voice)
- Let's Nab Oprah (2006) ... Gin Rummy (voice)
- A Date with the Health Inspector (2005) ... Gin Rummy (voice)
 2010 The Other Guys
P.K. Highsmith
 2010 Unthinkable
Henry Harold 'H' Humphries
 2010 Iron Man 2 (Video Game)
Nick Fury (voice)
 2010 Iron Man 2
Nick Fury
 2010 Heroes of Newerth (Video Game)
Samuel Jackson Announcer (voice)
 2010 The RRF in New Recruit (Video short)
Zog (voice)
 2009 Jamie Foxx Ft. T-Pain: Blame It (Video short)
Samuel L. Jackson
 2009 Astro Boy
Zog (voice)
 2009 Mother and Child
 2009 Inglourious Basterds
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 2009 Afro Samurai (Video Game)
Afro Samurai / Ninja Ninja (voice)
 2009 Afro Samurai: Resurrection (TV Movie)
Afro Samurai / Ninja Ninja (voice)
 2008 The Spirit
 2008 Soul Men
Louis Hinds
 2008 Gospel Hill
Paul Malcolm
 2008 Lakeview Terrace
Abel Turner
 2008 Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Mace Windu (voice)
 2008 Iron Man
Nick Fury (uncredited)
 2008 Jumper
 2007 Cleaner
Tom Cutler
 1990-2007 Great Performances (TV Series)
Narrator / Janitor
- Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story (2007) ... Narrator (voice)
- Spike & Co.: Do It Acapella (1990) ... Janitor
 2007 1408
Gerald Olin
 2007 Afro Samurai (TV Mini-Series)
Afro Samurai / Ninja Ninja
- Justice (2007) ... Afro Samurai / Ninja Ninja (English version, voice)
- Kuma (2007) ... Afro Samurai / Ninja Ninja (English version, voice)
- The Empty Seven Clan (2007) ... Afro Samurai / Ninja Ninja (English version, voice)
- Okiku (2007) ... Afro Samurai / Ninja Ninja (English version, voice)
- Number Two (2007) ... Afro Samurai / Ninja Ninja (English version, voice)
 2007 Resurrecting the Champ
 2006 Farce of the Penguins
Narrator (voice)
 2006 Home of the Brave
Will Marsh
 2006 Black Snake Moan
 2006 Snakes on a Plane
Neville Flynn
 2006 Freedomland
Lorenzo Council
 2005 The Man
Derrick Vann
 2005 Extras (TV Series)
Samuel L. Jackson
- Samuel L Jackson (2005) ... Samuel L. Jackson
 2005 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series)
Lucius Best / Frozone
- The Incredibles (2005) ... Lucius Best / Frozone (voice)
- The Incredibles (2005) ... Lucius Best / Frozone (voice)
 2005 xXx: State of the Union
Agent Augustus Eugene Gibbons
 2005 Coach Carter
Coach Ken Carter
 2004 Twista: Hope (Video short)
Ken Carter
 2004 The Incredibles: When Danger Calls (Video Game)
Lucius Best / Frozone (voice)
 2004 The Incredibles (Video Game)
Lucius Best / Frozone (voice)
 2004 The Incredibles
Lucius Best / Frozone (voice)
 2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Video Game)
Officer Tenpenny (voice)
 2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - The Introduction (Video short)
Officer Frank Tenpenny (voice, uncredited)
 2004 Kill Bill: Vol. 2
 2004/I Twisted
John Mills
 2004 In My Country
Langston Whitfield
 2003 Freedom: A History of US (TV Series documentary)
Isaiah Wears / Marshal / Tecumseh / ...
- What Is Freedom? (2003) ... Isaiah Wears
- Working for Freedom (2003) ... Marshal
- Liberty for All (2003) ... Tecumseh
- A War to End Slavery (2003) ... John Rock
- A Fatal Contradiction (2003) ... Highland Garnet
 2003 S.W.A.T.
Sgt. Dan 'Hondo' Harrelson
 2003 Basic
 2002 xXx
Agent Augustus Gibbons
 2002 No Good Deed
Jack Friar
 2002 Changing Lanes
Doyle Gipson
 2002 The Comeback (Short)
Samuel L. Jackson
 2001 Formula 51
Elmo McElroy
 2001 The Proud Family (TV Series)
- Seven Days of Kwanzaa (2001) ... Joseph (voice)
 2001 The Caveman's Valentine
 2000 Unbreakable
Elijah Price
 2000 Shaft
John Shaft
 2000 WWE Smackdown! (TV Series)
John Shaft
- Faction Suprise (2000) ... John Shaft
 2000 Rules of Engagement
Colonel Terry Childers
 1999 Deep Blue Sea
Russell Franklin
 1999 Our Friend, Martin (Video)
Turner (voice)
 1998 The Red Violin
Charles Morritz (Montréal)
 1998 The Negotiator
Danny Roman
 1998 Out of Sight
Hejira Henry (uncredited)
 1998 Sphere
 1997 Jackie Brown
Ordell Robbie
 1997 Eve's Bayou
Louis Batiste
 1997 One Eight Seven
Trevor Garfield
 1997 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
The Mayor
- The Pied Piper (1997) ... The Mayor (voice)
 1996 The Long Kiss Goodnight
Mitch Henessey
 1996 A Time to Kill
Carl Lee Hailey
 1996 Trees Lounge
 1996 The Great White Hype
Rev. Fred Sultan
 1996 Hard Eight
 1995 Fluke
Rumbo (voice)
 1995 Kiss of Death
Calvin Hart
 1995 Losing Isaiah
Kadar Lewis
 1994 The New Age
Dale Deveaux
 1994 Pulp Fiction
Jules Winnfield
 1994 Hail Caesar
 1994 Against the Wall (TV Movie)
 1994 Fresh
 1993 True Romance
Big Don
 1993 Jurassic Park
 1993 Menace II Society
Tat Lawson
 1993 Amos & Andrew
Andrew Sterling
 1993 Loaded Weapon 1
Wes Luger
 1993 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
The Steward
- Simple Justice (1993) ... The Steward
 1992 I'll Fly Away (TV Series)
Walter Harper
- Since Walter (1992) ... Walter Harper
 1992 Ghostwriter (TV Series)
Reggie Jenkins / Mr. Jenkins
- Who Burned Mr. Brinker's Store?: Part 4 (1992) ... Mr. Jenkins
- Who Burned Mr. Brinker's Store?: Part 2 (1992) ... Reggie Jenkins
- Ghost Story: Part 1 (1992) ... Reggie Jenkins
 1992 Patriot Games
 1992 White Sands
Greg Meeker (as Sam Jackson)
 1992 Fathers & Sons
 1992 Juice
 1991 Jumpin' at the Boneyard
Mr. Simpson
 1991 Dead and Alive: The Race for Gus Farace (TV Movie)
 1991 Strictly Business
Monroe (as Sam Jackson)
 1991 Roc (TV Series)
- Hearts and Diamonds (1991) ... Larry
 1991 Johnny Suede
 1991 Jungle Fever
Gator Purify
 1991 Law & Order (TV Series)
Defense Attorney Louis Taggert
- The Violence of Summer (1991) ... Defense Attorney Louis Taggert
 1990 The Return of Superfly
Nate Cabot (as Sam Jackson)
 1990 Goodfellas
Stacks Edwards
 1990 The Exorcist III
Dream Blind Man
 1990 Mo' Better Blues
 1990 Betsy's Wedding
Taxi Dispatcher (Mickey)
 1990 Def by Temptation
Minister Garth
 1990 Public Enemy: 911 is a Joke (Video short)
Dad (uncredited)
 1990 A Shock to the System
Ulysses (Three-Card Monte Game)
 1989 Sea of Love
Black Guy
 1989 The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (TV Series)
Brother Elvis
 1989 Do the Right Thing
Mister Señor Love Daddy (as Sam Jackson)
 1989 A Man Called Hawk (TV Series)
- Intensive Care (1989) ... Cutter
 1989 Dead Man Out (TV Movie)
Calvin Fredricks
 1988 Coming to America
Hold-Up Man
 1988 School Daze
Leeds / Local Yokel
 1986-1987 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
Ned / Leroy Clancy
- My Enemy, My Friend (1987) ... Ned
- White Knight (1986) ... Leroy Clancy
 1987 Magic Sticks
Bum (as Sam Jackson)
 1987 Uncle Tom's Cabin (TV Movie)
George (as Samuel Jackson)
 1981 Ragtime
Gang Member No. 2
 1980 The Exterminator
Extra (uncredited)
 1978 The Trial of the Moke (TV Movie)
Johnson Whittaker (as Samuel Jackson)
 1977 The Displaced Person (TV Movie)
 1976 Movin' On (TV Series)
- Woman of Steel (1976) ... Patrolman (uncredited)
 1973 Together for Days
Show Show Producer (10 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (6 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (15 credits)
Show Show Self (395 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (74 credits)

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(5/80-6/80) Stage: Appeared in "Mother Courage and Her Children" by Bertolt Brecht, adapted by Ntozake Shange. Joseph Papp Public Theater, New York City. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 25 Interviews | 19 Articles | 7 Pictorials | 48 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Samuel Jackson | Sam Jackson


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[2013, on white directors doing films based on black history] There is this whole thing of "Nobody can tell our story but us," but that's apparently not true, because the Jackie Robinson movie finally got made as 42. Spike (Lee) didn't make it, but people still went to see it. When Boaz Yakin did Fresh (1994) in 1994, all of a sudden it was like, "Who is this Jewish motherfucker telling our ... See more »


He suffered from a stutter while growing up. A speech therapist suggested he audition for a play and it might help his speech. It did and he changed his major. See more »


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