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Julius Tennon


Julius Tennon is an accomplished film, television, and theatre producer and actor with over thirty years of experience. A native of Austin, Texas, he began as both a thespian and a star linebacker. Julius was offered a full football scholarship to the University of Tulsa, where he became the very first African American to graduate from the theatre... See full bio »

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Dazed and Confused Mr. Payne
(1993)
Small Soldiers Toy World Supervisor
(1998)
Faster Doctor
(2010)
Friday Night Lights Coach James
(2004)

Filmography

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  Operation Othello (TV Movie) (completed)
Captain Othello
 2018 The Simone Biles Story: Courage to Soar (TV Movie)
Ron Biles
 2017 How to Get Away with Murder (TV Series)
Desmond
- I'm Going Away (2017) ... Desmond
 2016/I Custody
Court Officer Joe
 2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
General Security Chief
 2015 Lila & Eve
Ben
 2014 Get on Up
Grandpa Byrd (as Julius William Tennon)
 2006-2013 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
Carl Buford
- Restoration (2013) ... Carl Buford
- Profiler, Profiled (2006) ... Carl Buford
 2012 Won't Back Down
Thomas
 2010 Faster
Doctor
 2010 Rizzoli & Isles (TV Series)
Warden
- See One, Do One, Teach One (2010) ... Warden
 2009 Fame
Denise's Dad
 2006 The Architect
Arthur Freeman
 2005 The Closer (TV Series)
Det. Waters
- Pilot (2005) ... Det. Waters
 2004 Friday Night Lights
Coach James
 2003 The Practice (TV Series)
Detective
- Victims' Rights (2003) ... Detective
 2003 The District (TV Series)
Commander Wilkerson
- Where There's Smoke (2003) ... Commander Wilkerson
 2003 Screen Door Jesus
Fallon Conroy
 2003 The Jersey (TV Series)
Father
- Basketball Diaries (2003) ... Father
 1995-2001 ER (TV Series)
Mr. Stegman / Uniform Cop
- Start All Over Again (2001) ... Mr. Stegman
- Welcome Back Carter! (1995) ... Uniform Cop
 2001 7th Heaven (TV Series)
Security Guard
- Sympathy (2001) ... Security Guard
 2001 Nikki (TV Series)
Officer
- And the Winner Is... (2001) ... Officer
 2000 The Huntress (TV Series)
Fargas
- Kidnapped (2000) ... Fargas
 2000 City of Angels (TV Series)
Dr. James Holly
- Assume the Position (2000) ... Dr. James Holly
- Prototype (2000) ... Dr. James Holly
 2000 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Arnie Carlson
- Painful Cuts (2000) ... Arnie Carlson
 2000 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Officer #1
- Out in the Cold (2000) ... Officer #1
 1999 Any Day Now (TV Series)
 1999 The Wayans Bros. (TV Series)
Trainer
- Rope-a-Dope (1999) ... Trainer
 1999 Mad About You (TV Series)
Officer #1
- Stealing Burt's Car (1999) ... Officer #1
 1998 NewsRadio (TV Series)
Judge
- Clash of the Titans (1998) ... Judge
 1998 Melrose Place (TV Series)
FBI Agent
- A Long Way to Tip-A-Rory (1998) ... FBI Agent
 1998 Small Soldiers
Toy World Supervisor
 1997 Moesha (TV Series)
Police Officer
- Talk to the Town (1997) ... Police Officer
 1997 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Jackson
- The Neighborhood (1997) ... Jackson
 1996 Dead Man's Walk (TV Mini Series)
Sam
- Episode #1.2 (1996) ... Sam (uncredited)
- Episode #1.1 (1996) ... Sam
 1995 Lone Justice 2
Sealy Petit
 1994 Without Consent (TV Movie)
 1994 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
William Danton
- Guns 'n Rosaries (1994) ... William Danton
 1994 North & South: Book 3, Heaven & Hell (TV Mini Series)
Micah
- Autumn 1865 - Spring 1866 (1994) ... Micah
- Summer 1865 - Autumn 1865 (1994) ... Micah
 1993 Ned Blessing: The Story of My Life and Times (TV Series)
Sealy Pettit
- Return to Plum Creek (1993) ... Sealy Pettit
 1993 Dazed and Confused
Mr. Payne
 1992 Shadow Force
Ron Fuller
 1992 Ned Blessing: The True Story of My Life (TV Movie)
Tug McFall
 1991 Hard Promises
Football Coach
 1991 A Seduction in Travis County (TV Movie)
Bar Buddy #1
 1991 Another Pair of Aces: Three of a Kind (TV Movie)
Ranger Harvey
 1989 Dream Date (TV Movie)
Cop #2
 1989 Trapped (TV Movie)
Detective
 1989 Riverbend
Sgt. Tony Marx
 1989 Lonesome Dove (TV Mini Series)
Frog Lip
- The Plains (1989) ... Frog Lip
- On the Trail (1989) ... Frog Lip
 1988 Dallas (TV Series)
Henry
- Road Work (1988) ... Henry
 1988 It Takes Two
Jake
 1988 Murder Rap
Dee Jay
 1987 The Man Who Broke 1, 000 Chains (TV Movie)
Nub
 1986 Red Headed Stranger
Messenger
 1986 Adam: His Song Continues (TV Movie)
Legislator
 1985 Confessions of a Serial Killer
Arresting Officer #2
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Personal Details

Other Works:

: Played "Sam" in "Blues for an Alabama Sky", a play by Pearl Cleage (Actors Circle Theatre, Hollywood, California, USA). See more »

Alternate Names:

Julius William Tennon

Spouse:

Viola Davis  (1 child) | See more »
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Trivia:

Has 3 children: daughter, Sheavonda Diana Tennon (b. October 6, 1976) & son, Duriel Dwight Tennon (b. December 28, 1979) with ex-wife, Sheryl Arnold and adoptive daughter, Genesis Tennon (b. July 10, 2010) with wife, Viola Davis.

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