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Ernest Lee Thomas was born in an economically-low neighborhood in Gary, Indiana. Thomas's attempt to become a successful person was to move to New York and become a Broadway actor. He made his professional debut as as a Broadway actor appearing in the 1974 revival production of Love For Love, also in the 1975 revival production of 'The Member Of ... See full bio »

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What's Happening!! Roger 'Raj' Thomas
(1976-1979)
Funny People Yo Teach Principal
(2009)
Blazin' Four Producer
Malcolm X Sidney
(1992)

Filmography

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  Dive (pre-production)
Phineas
  The Truth (pre-production)
James Millicent
 2022 The Dark Side (post-production)
Olympus
 2022 Triple OG (post-production)
Mr. stevens
 2022 John Wynn's One Hour (completed)
Doctor Thomas
  Chocolate City 3: Live Tour
Mr. Williams
 2021 Tales of a Fifth Grade Robin Hood
Principal Richards (as Ernest Lee Thomas)
 2021 John Wynn's Playhouse
Ernie
 2020 Persuasive (Short)
Officer Devash
 2019 John Wynn's Mirror Mirror
Pastor Ron Johnson
 2019 Pawn (Short)
Brad
 2019 Loved to Death
Pastor
 2019 Malcolm (Short)
Malcolm Head Assistant
 2019 79 Parts: Director's Cut
Bank Teller
 2018 The Chosen Ones (TV Series)
Ray
- Pilot ... Ray
 2018/II Two Wolves
Olivier
 2017 Ledisi: Add to Me (Short)
Speaker
 2017 Chocolate City: Vegas
Mr. Williams
 2017 Veep (TV Series)
Omar al-Saleh
- Qatar (2017) ... Omar al-Saleh (as Ernest L. Thomas)
 2017 The Lost Souls Cafe (TV Movie)
Hobbi
 2017 Workaholics (TV Series)
Albert
- Faux Chella (2017) ... Albert (as Ernest L. Thomas)
 2017 The Gods
Olympus
 2016 In the Cut (TV Series)
Landlord
- One Night Only (2016) ... Landlord
 2016 Presence (TV Series)
Chuck Panama
- Pilot ... Chuck Panama
 2016/I Earworm (Short)
 2016 79 Parts
Bank Teller
 2015/V The Family
Joseph Jesús
 2015 Chocolate City
Diner Manager
 2015 Mega Shark vs. Kolossus
Admiral Titus Jackson
 2014 The Slimbones
Uncle AB
 2014/I Revenge
Neville
 2014 Basketball Girlfriend
Lenny
 2014 Anonymous (TV Series)
Olivier
- Anonymous (2014) ... Olivier
 2014 The Great Central Valley Taco Tour (Short)
Roger Omar
 2013 Foreclosed (Video)
Martin Coughlin (as Ernest L. Thomas)
 2013 Ms. 3pm (Short)
Roger Omar (voice)
 2012 Are We There Yet? (TV Series)
 2012 The Lords of Salem
Chip McDonald (Frankenstein and the Witchhunter) (uncredited)
 2009 Funny People
Yo Teach Principal
 2009 Yo Teach...! (TV Mini Series)
Principal Andrews
- MC Shakespeare (2009) ... Principal Andrews
- EPK (2009) ... Principal Andrews
 2005-2009 Everybody Hates Chris (TV Series)
Mr. Omar / Funeral Director / Radical Man
- Everybody Hates the G.E.D. (2009) ... Mr. Omar
- Everybody Hates Bomb Threats (2009) ... Mr. Omar
- Everybody Hates Back Talk (2009) ... Mr. Omar
- Everybody Hates Varsity Jackets (2009) ... Mr. Omar
- Everybody Hates Mr. Levine (2009) ... Mr. Omar
 2008 MANTIME with Fran and Ramis (TV Series)
Loother
 2007 Just Jordan (TV Series)
Minister
- Practice What You Preach (2007) ... Minister
 2007 Paroled
Royce Henderson
 2004 All About the Andersons (TV Series)
Mr. Johnson
- Get Out of Dodge... Ball (2004) ... Mr. Johnson
 2003 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star
Ernest Thomas
 2003 The Watermelon Heist
Jailer
 2000 The Steve Harvey Show (TV Series)
Reverend Charles / Reverend Franklin
- Love, Death and Basketball (2000) ... Reverend Charles (as Ernest L. Thomas)
- Wedlocked (2000) ... Reverend Franklin (as Ernest L. Thomas)
 2000 Soul Food (TV Series)
Det. Craig Quinn
- Man Trouble (2000) ... Det. Craig Quinn (uncredited)
 1996 Martin (TV Series)
Prince Uche
- The Life You Save Might Make You Rich (1996) ... Prince Uche
 1996 The Parent 'Hood (TV Series)
Waiter
- Clothes Call (1996) ... Waiter
 1993 Kiss and Be Killed
Det. Ross
 1992 Malcolm X
Sidney
 1990 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)
Off. Parker
- Brotherly Love: Part 2 (1990) ... Off. Parker (uncredited)
- Brotherly Love: Part 1 (1990) ... Off. Parker (uncredited)
 1985-1988 What's Happening Now! (TV Series)
Roger 'Raj' Thomas
- Adventures of Kangaroo Kincaide (1988) ... Roger 'Raj' Thomas
- Members Only (1988) ... Roger 'Raj' Thomas
- Man in Motion (1988) ... Roger 'Raj' Thomas
- Shirley's Debt (1988) ... Roger 'Raj' Thomas
- The Fabulous Fortunes (1988) ... Roger 'Raj' Thomas
 1986 That's My Mama Now! (TV Movie)
Roger 'Raj' Thomas
 1980 The Righteous Apples (TV Series)
Winston
- Point of View (1980) ... Winston (as Ernest Lee Thomas)
 1976-1979 What's Happening!! (TV Series)
Roger 'Raj' Thomas
- The Benefit Show (1979) ... Roger 'Raj' Thomas
- Dwayne's Debate (1979) ... Roger 'Raj' Thomas
- First Class Coach (1979) ... Roger 'Raj' Thomas
- The Last Page (1979) ... Roger 'Raj' Thomas
- The Thomas Treasure (1979) ... Roger 'Raj' Thomas
 1977 A Piece of the Action
John
 1977 The Brady Bunch Variety Hour (TV Series)
Raj
- Episode #1.7 (1977) ... Raj
 1977 Roots (TV Mini Series)
Kailuba
- Part I (1977) ... Kailuba
 1976 Baretta (TV Series)
Lew
- Under the City (1976) ... Lew
 1976 Insight (TV Series)
Tony Lanier
- Juvie (1976) ... Tony Lanier
 1975 Cooley High (TV Movie)
Preach
 1975 The Jeffersons (TV Series)
Ronnie Walker
- George Won't Talk (1975) ... Ronnie Walker
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Show Show Self (29 credits)

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Alternate Names:

Ernest L. Thomas | Ernest Lee Thomas
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Personal Quote:

[on being a producer and mentor] I've been managing artists, writers, actors and musicians and that's been challenging. I want to give someone else a chance; the new blood and the future stars to realize their dreams. I consider myself the 'Dream Keeper'. Everybody has their gift, I think that's mine, the Dream Keeper. See more »

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Wore non-prescription glasses for his role as Raj on What's Happening!! (1976). He does not wear glasses himself. See more »

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