Jermaine Hopkins

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At 14 years of age, Huggy fell into the acting business when his mother brought him to a cattle-call audition in New York for the Warner Brothers feature "Lean on Me", a starring role as a misguided drug-abusing junior high school student. The line to get in to the audition for the role of Thomas Sams was so long, it wrapped around three city ... See full bio »

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Lean on Me Thomas Sams
Juice Steel


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 2021 Asbury Park
Officer Gaston (as Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins)
 2020 Equal Standard
Jermaine (as Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins)
 2012/I Zoo (as Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins)
 2008 Cash Rules (Video)
 2007 I Wish I Had a House Like This
Drama (as Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins)
 2002 Urban Massacre
 2001 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Store Clerk
- Rooftop (2001) ... Store Clerk
 1996-1998 The Wayans Bros. (TV Series)
- Escorting Ain't Easy (1998) ... Dupree (as Jermaine 'Big Hugg' Hopkins)
- Ho's on First (1998) ... Dupree (as Jermaine 'Big Hugg' Hopkins)
- Marlon Goes on the Road (1997) ... Dupree (as Jermaine 'Big Hugg' Hopkins)
- Dee's Baby Daddy (1997) ... Dupree (as Jermaine 'Big Hugg' Hopkins)
- I Do... (1997) ... Dupree (as Jermaine 'Big Hugg' Hopkins)
 1997 How to Be a Player
Kilo (as Jermaine 'Big Hug' Hopkins)
 1997 Riot (TV Movie)
Young Black Man (segment "Caught in the Fever") (as Jermaine 'Big Hug' Hopkins)
 1996 Phat Beach
Benny King (as Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins)
 1996 Moesha (TV Series)
The Kid
- Reunion (1996) ... The Kid (as Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins)
 1996 Bullet
 1995 The Parent 'Hood (TV Series)
No Good
- Not with My Daughter (1995) ... No Good (as Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins)
 1995 Murder One (TV Series)
Gangsta #2
- Chapter Seven (1995) ... Gangsta #2 (as Jermaine 'Big Hugg' Hopkins)
 1993 Strapped (TV Movie)
Lay Lay (as Jermaine Hopkins bka 'Huggy')
 1991-1992 The Royal Family (TV Series)
- Mo' Money (1992) ... Buddy
- The Fame Game (1992) ... Buddy
- Status Bro (1992) ... Buddy
- Me and My Stuff (1991) ... Buddy
 1992 Juice
 1989 Lean on Me
Thomas Sams (as Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins)
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Other Works:

TV commercial for Maaco (2003)

Alternate Names:

Jermaine Hopkins bka 'Huggy' | 'Huggy' Hopkins | Jermaine 'Big Hug' Hopkins | Jermaine 'Big Hugg' Hopkins | Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins


5' 6" (1.68 m)


Renee Williams  (3 children)

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Became a grandfather at age 34.

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