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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Payback Soundtrack
(1999)
Blues Brothers 2000 The Louisiana Gator Boys
(1998)
The Tuxedo Soundtrack
(2002)
Disturbia Soundtrack
(2007)

Filmography

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 2004 Uh Oh!
King Tooetu
 2004 Fatherhood (TV Series)
Lester
- Balancing the Books (2004) ... Lester (voice)
 2002 The District (TV Series)
Red
- Explicit Activities (2002) ... Red
 2002 The Code Conspiracy
Carriage Driver
 2001 Betaville
Kirby the Elder
 2000 A Man Is Mostly Water
Mailman
 2000 Bel Air
Rusty
 2000 Everything's Jake
Hot Dog Vendor
 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 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 Still Breathing
The Tree Man
 1997 Early Edition (TV Series)
Hanratty
- The Wall: Part 2 (1997) ... Hanratty
 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 Lookin' Italian
Willy
 1992 Baywatch (TV Series)
Ozzie Thompson
- Lifeguards Can't Jump (1992) ... Ozzie Thompson
 1992 Captain Planet and the Planeteers (TV Series)
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)
 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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Other Works:

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

Publicity Listings:

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Official Sites:

Lou Rawls

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

"I began to learn acceptance, direction, understanding and perception, all elements that had been sadly lacking in my life. I might have lived long enough to learn all this in the long haul, but I would have been just another soul taking up time and space before I learned." - on surviving a 1958 car crash. Rawls was pronounced dead on the way to the hospital. He was in a coma for five days. See more »

Trivia:

His performance of "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine", during the 1977 Grammy Awards was disrupted by a coughing fit. He gamely kept performing and managed to finish the song. See more »

Trademark:

Rich,smooth, baritone voice

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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