Julius Harris (1923–2004)


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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 ... See full bio »

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(1973)
(1974)
King Kong Boan
(1976)
Darkman Gravedigger
(1990)

Filmography

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 1997 ER (TV Series)
Gramps
- Random Acts (1997) ... Gramps
 1996 The Burning Zone (TV Series)
Tribal Shaman
- The Silent Tower (1996) ... Tribal Shaman
 1994 Shrunken Heads
Mr. Sumatra
 1993 The Gifted
 1992 The Boys (TV Movie)
Doc
 1992 Eerie, Indiana (TV Series)
Prop Man
- Reality Takes a Holiday (1992) ... Prop Man
 1992 Jake and the Fatman (TV Series)
James Allan Chester
- Pennies from Heaven (1992) ... James Allan Chester
 1992 Grave Secrets: The Legacy of Hilltop Drive (TV Movie)
Elderly Farmer
 1992 Nurses (TV Series)
Rev. Curtis
- Eat Something (1992) ... Rev. Curtis
 1991 Last Breeze of Summer (Short)
The Reverend
 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 Prayer of the Rollerboys
Speedbagger
 1990 Dragnet (TV Series)
Mr. Leyland
- Living Victim (1990) ... Mr. Leyland
 1990 Darkman
Gravedigger
 1990 To Sleep with Anger
Herman
 1989 1st & Ten (TV Series)
Willie Buck Newton
- The Irreducible Bottom Line (1989) ... Willie Buck Newton
 1989 Friday the 13th: The Series (TV Series)
Simpson
- The Butcher (1989) ... Simpson
 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)
Coot
 1987 Outlaws (TV Series)
Butch
- Primer (1987) ... Butch
 1986 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Minister
- The Shipshape Cruise (1986) ... Minister
 1986 Capitol (TV Series)
Papa Nebo
- Episode dated 6 October 1986 (1986) ... Papa Nebo
 1986 Hollywood Vice Squad
Jesse
 1983-1986 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Sgt. Major Brennan / Bardo
- Post Partum (1986) ... Sgt. Major Brennan
 1986 My Chauffeur
Johnson
 1985 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
Joe
- 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 Movie)
Lee
 1984 Gone Are the Dayes (TV Movie)
Man #1
 1984 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Krohn
- Slam Dunk (1984) ... Krohn
 1983 The Enchanted
Booker T
 1983 Going Berserk
Judge
 1983 Missing Pieces (TV Movie)
Spencer Harris
 1983 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Earl
- 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)
Auctioneer
- The Travels of Marco... and Friends (1982) ... Auctioneer
 1982 The Blue and the Gray (TV Mini Series)
Preacher / Swamp Preacher
- Part 3 (1982) ... Preacher (credit only)
- Part 2 (1982) ... Preacher
- Part 1 (1982) ... Swamp Preacher (credit only)
 1981 Full Moon High
Hijacker (uncredited)
 1981 Circle of Power
B.B.
 1981 Thornwell (TV Movie)
Frisco
 1980 First Family
Ambassador Longo
 1980 Gorp
Fred the Chef
 1979 Uptown Saturday Night (TV Movie)
Geechie Dan
 1979 Delta Fox
Tiny (as Julius W. Harris)
 1979 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
Doc Alden
- The Slam (1979) ... Doc Alden
 1978-1979 Insight (TV Series)
Baggott / Avery
- Plus Time Served (1979) ... Baggott
- The Flawed Magi (1978) ... Avery
 1979 Vega$ (TV Series)
Yancy
- 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 Movie)
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
Joseph
 1977 Sanford and Son (TV Series)
Doctor
- The Will (1977) ... Doctor
 1976 Good Times (TV Series)
Ben Foster
- Florida's Night Out (1976) ... Ben Foster
 1976 Victory at Entebbe (TV Movie)
President Idi Amin (as Julius W. Harris)
 1976 King Kong
Boan
 1976 Rich Man, Poor Man (TV Mini Series)
Augie
- 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 Doctors' Hospital (TV Series)
Tolan
- Knives of Chance (1975) ... Tolan
 1975 Cannon (TV Series)
Millner
- Search and Destroy (1975) ... Millner
 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)
Clancy
- 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
 1974 The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
Inspector Daniels
 1973 Blade
Card Player
 1973 Hell Up in Harlem
Papa Gibbs (as Julius W. Harris)
 1973 Shock-a-bye, Baby (TV Movie)
 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
Big
 1972 Super Fly
Scatter (as Julius W. Harris)
 1972 Shaft's Big Score!
Capt. Bollin (as Julius W. Harris)
 1971 Incident in San Francisco (TV Movie)
Henry Carter
 1969 Slaves
Shadrach
 1967-1969 N.Y.P.D. (TV Series)
Hector / Banks / Hostage in bar
- Candy Man: Part 2 (1969) ... Hector
- Candy Man: Part 1 (1969) ... Hector
- Which Side Are You On? (1968) ... Banks
- Fast Gun (1967) ... Hostage in bar
 1964 Nothing But a Man
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Personal Details

Other Works:

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.

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 3 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Julius W. Harris

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)

Children:

Harris, Kimberly | See more »
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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."

Trivia:

Did the train fight in Live and Let Die (1973) without a stuntman double. See more »

Trademark:

Towering height and heavy frame See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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