Lou Rawls (1933–2006)


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Rawls was born on 1st December 1933 in Chicago, Illinois. His father abandoned his family and Lou was raised by his grandmother. His first meeting with music was when he was seven years old, in a Baptist church choir. He was mostly influenced by the Chicago Regal theatre where he had the opportunity to see the best in black entertainment. Billy ... See full bio »

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Known For

Blues Brothers 2000 The Louisiana Gator Boys
(1998)
The Tuxedo Soundtrack
(2002)
Payback Soundtrack
(1999)
The Cannonball Run Soundtrack
(1981)

Filmography

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 2004 Uh Oh!
King Tooetu
 2004 Fatherhood (TV Series)
Lester
- Balancing the Books (2004) ... Lester (voice)
- It's a Dad, Dad World (2004) ... Lester (voice)
 2004 Father of the Pride (TV Series short)
Lou Rawls
- Donkey (2004) ... Lou Rawls (voice)
 2002 The District (TV Series)
Red
- Explicit Activities (2002) ... Red
 2002 The Code Conspiracy
Carriage Driver
 2002 The Proud Family (TV Series)
Lou Rawls
- The Party (2002) ... Lou Rawls (voice)
 2001 Betaville
Kirby the Elder
 2001 My Wife and Kids (TV Series)
Lou Rawls
- Michael's Garden (2001) ... Lou Rawls
 2000 A Man Is Mostly Water
Mailman
 2000 Bel Air
Rusty
 2000 Everything's Jake
Hot Dog Vendor
 1999 Norm (TV Series)
Lou Rawls
- Norm and Shelly in Love (1999) ... Lou Rawls
 1999 Morella
Professor Larson
 1999 Michael Jordan: An American Hero (TV Movie)
Security guard
 1996-1999 Hey Arnold! (TV Series)
Harvey / Pop Daddy / Bus Driver
- Helga's Parrot/Chocolate Turtles (1999) ... Harvey / Pop Daddy (voice)
- Eugene's Birthday/Stinky's Pumpkin (1999) ... Harvey (voice)
- Casa Paradiso/Gerald's Tonsils (1998) ... Harvey (voice)
- Arnold's Halloween (1997) ... Harvey (voice)
- Helga's Love Potion/Gerald's Secret (1997) ... Harvey (voice)
 1999 Malevolence
Rev. Luke Thomas
 1998 Knock Out (TV Movie)
Boxing Coach / Manager
 1998 KaBlam! (TV Series) (segment "Action League Now!")
- You May Already Be a... KaBlammer! (1998) ... (segment "Action League Now!") (voice)
 1998 The Rugrats Movie
Newborn Baby (singing voice)
 1998 The Secret Files of the SpyDogs (TV Series)
Anubis
- Twilight/Fetch (1998) ... Anubis (voice)
 1998 Watchers 4
'Doc' Grimes
 1998 The Good News (TV Series)
Lou Rawls
- Gospelfest: Part 2 (1998) ... Lou Rawls
 1998 Blues Brothers 2000
The Louisiana Gator Boys
 1997 After the Game
Joe Wilkins
 1997 Motel Blue
Gospel Minister
 1997 Snowden on Ice (TV Movie) (voice)
 1997 Don King: Only in America (TV Movie)
Harold Logan
 1997 Martin (TV Series)
Lou Rawls
- California, Here We Come: Part 2 (1997) ... Lou Rawls
 1997 Still Breathing
The Tree Man
 1997 Early Edition (TV Series)
Hanratty
- The Wall: Part 2 (1997) ... Hanratty
 1996/I The Prince
Lou Rawls
 1996 Wildly Available
Jazzman
 1996 Driven
Charlie
 1995-1996 Baywatch Nights (TV Series)
Lou Raymond
- Heat Rays (1996) ... Lou Raymond (credit only)
- A Closer Look (1996) ... Lou Raymond (credit only)
- Rendezvous (1996) ... Lou Raymond (credit only)
- Epilogue (1996) ... Lou Raymond (credit only)
- Vengeance (1996) ... Lou Raymond (credit only)
 1996 Dream On (TV Series)
Minister
- Finale - Part One (1996) ... Minister
 1996 The Real Thing
MC
 1995 Leaving Las Vegas
Concerned Cabbie
 1994 Roc (TV Series)
Lou Rawls
- The Concert (1994) ... Lou Rawls
 1994 Lookin' Italian
Willy
 1992 Baywatch (TV Series)
Ozzie Thompson
- Lifeguards Can't Jump (1992) ... Ozzie Thompson
 1992 Captain Planet and the Planeteers (TV Series short)
Dr. Rice
- The Guinea Pigs (1992) ... Dr. Rice (voice)
 1991 Saturday's (TV Movie)
Jack Saturday
 1989 This Is America, Charlie Brown (TV Mini Series)
Vocalist
- The Music and Heroes of America (1989) ... Vocalist (singing voice)
 1987 Throb (TV Series)
Lou Rawls
- Rainy Day People (1987) ... Lou Rawls
 1986 Tall Tales & Legends (TV Series)
Jim Wallace
- John Henry (1986) ... Jim Wallace
 1983 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Charles 'Diggs' Whelan
- Return to the Cotton Club/No Friends Like Old Friends (1983) ... Charles 'Diggs' Whelan
 1981 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Country Joe Walker
- The Fall Guy (1981) ... Country Joe Walker
 1972 Mannix (TV Series)
Vance Logan
- Lifeline (1972) ... Vance Logan
 1969 The Dean Martin Show (TV Series)
- Episode #4.19 (1969)
 1969 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Joshua Watson
- Joshua Watson (1969) ... Joshua Watson
 1968 Die Drehscheibe (TV Series)
Singer
- Episode dated 20 March 1968 (1968) ... Singer
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Personal Details

Other Works:

CD: "The Best of Lou Rawls" (SSP). See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Articles | See more »


Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)

Spouse:

Nina Malek Inman  (his death)  (1 child) | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I don't put myself in any particular category. Whatever the occasion calls for, I rise to the occasion. There are no limits to music, so why should I limit myself? - as a gospel, soul, blues, jazz and pop artist See more »

Trivia:

Graduate of Dunbar High School in Chicago. See more »

Trademark:

Deep, smooth baritone voice

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