Sherman Hemsley (1938–2012)

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KNOWN FOR 
The Jeffersons (1975-1985) | Amen (1986-1991) | Goode Behavior (1996-1997)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations More »
BORN 
Feb 1, 1938 (died Jul 24, 2012)
HEIGHT 
5' 6" (1.68m)

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Past Film & Video (17 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (52 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for The 64th Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 64th Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) In Memory Of  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Edición Especial ColeccionistaEdición Especial Coleccionista (TV Series) In Memory Of ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2012 1
  • Primary photo for When Disco Ruled the WorldWhen Disco Ruled the World (TV Movie) Performer ("Le Freak")  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for House of PayneHouse of Payne (TV Series) George Jefferson ( 1 episode, 2011 )  Less 2011 1
  • Primary photo for ClunkersClunkers (TV Series) Boss ( 8 episodes, 2011 )  Less 2011 8
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  • Primary photo for Mr. EdMr. Ed (TV Movie) Mr. Ed (voice)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Love Thy NeighborLove Thy Neighbor (TV Movie) Freddy Dunn  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for The HughleysThe Hughleys (TV Series) James Williams / Mr. Williams ( 4 episodes, 1999–2000 )  Less 1999–2000 4
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  • Primary photo for Up, Up, and Away!Up, Up, and Away! (TV Movie) Edward Marshall / Steel Condor  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for City GuysCity Guys (TV Series) Slick Billy West ( 1 episode, 1999 )  Less 1999 1
  • Primary photo for V.I.P.V.I.P. (TV Series) Sherman Hemsley ( 1 episode, 1999 )  Less 1999 1
  • Primary photo for The Secret Diary of Desmond PfeifferThe Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer (TV Series) Union spy ( 1 episode, 1998 )  Less 1998 1
  • Primary photo for Sister, SisterSister, Sister (TV Series) Grandpa Campbell ( 4 episodes, 1995–1998 )  Less 1995–1998 4
    • Shoeless (May 3, 1998) Grandpa Campbell  Less
    • Summer Bummer (Mar 13, 1996) Grandpa Campbell  Less
    • Christmas (Dec 13, 1995) Grandpa Campbell  Less
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  • Primary photo for Clips' PlaceClips' Place (TV Movie) Actor  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for All ThatAll That (TV Series) Doctor ( 1 episode, 1997 )  Less 1997 1
  • Primary photo for Goode BehaviorGoode Behavior (TV Series) Willie Goode ( 22 episodes, 1996–1997 )  Less 1996–1997 22
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  • Primary photo for CluelessClueless (TV Series) Murray's Grandpa ( 1 episode, 1996 )  Less 1996 1
  • Primary photo for The Fresh Prince of Bel-AirThe Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series) George Jefferson / Judge Carl Robertson ( 5 episodes, 1992–1996 )  Less 1992–1996 5
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  • Primary photo for Minor AdjustmentsMinor Adjustments (TV Series) Dr. Engel ( 1 episode, 1996 )  Less 1996 1
  • Primary photo for MartinMartin (TV Series) Mr. Washington ( 1 episode, 1996 )  Less 1996 1
  • Primary photo for In the HouseIn the House (TV Series) Buster ( 1 episode, 1995 )  Less 1995 1
  • Primary photo for The Magic School BusThe Magic School Bus (TV Series) Mr. Junkit ( 1 episode, 1995 )  Less 1995 1
    • Revving Up (Oct 28, 1995) Mr. Junkit (voice)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Wayans Bros.The Wayans Bros. (TV Series) Mr. Stone ( 1 episode, 1995 )  Less 1995 1
  • Primary photo for The Secret World of Alex MackThe Secret World of Alex Mack (TV Series) Professor Lake ( 1 episode, 1995 )  Less 1995 1
  • Primary photo for Family MattersFamily Matters (TV Series) Captain Savage ( 3 episodes, 1994–1995 )  Less 1994–1995 3
  • Primary photo for Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every ChildHappily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series) Miller ( 1 episode, 1995 )  Less 1995 1
  • Primary photo for Me and the BoysMe and the Boys (TV Series) Irv ( 1 episode, 1994 )  Less 1994 1
  • Primary photo for Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of SupermanLois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series) The Toyman ( 1 episode, 1994 )  Less 1994 1
  • Primary photo for DinosaursDinosaurs (TV Series) B.P. Richfield / B.P Richfield ( 29 episodes, 1991–1994 )  Less 1991–1994 29
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  • Primary photo for Thunder in ParadiseThunder in Paradise (TV Series) Capt. Hawspipe ( 1 episode, 1994 )  Less 1994 1
  • Primary photo for Burke's LawBurke's Law (TV Series) Judge Powell ( 1 episode, 1994 )  Less 1994 1
  • Primary photo for Hangin' with Mr. CooperHangin' with Mr. Cooper (TV Series) Wallace Pitney ( 1 episode, 1993 )  Less 1993 1
  • Primary photo for Townsend TelevisionTownsend Television (TV Series) Wizard of Oz  Less 1993– 
  • Primary photo for In Living ColorIn Living Color (TV Series) Mr. Jefferson ( 1 episode, 1993 )  Less 1993 1
  • Primary photo for Designing WomenDesigning Women (TV Series) Mr. Toussant ( 1 episode, 1993 )  Less 1993 1
  • Primary photo for The Ben Stiller ShowThe Ben Stiller Show (TV Series) Performer ("Movin' On Up") ( 1 episode ) , Himself ( 1 episode )  Less 1992–1993 1
    • ZooTV at Night Himself, Performer ("Movin' On Up") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for What a DummyWhat a Dummy (TV Series) Dills ( 1 episode, 1991 )  Less 1991 1
  • Primary photo for AmenAmen (TV Series) Deacon Ernest Frye ( 110 episodes, 1986–1991 ) , Executive Consultant ( 11 episodes, 1987–1991 )  Less 1986–1991 110
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  • Primary photo for Camp CucamongaCamp Cucamonga (TV Movie) Herbert Himmel  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Who Shrunk Saturday Morning?Who Shrunk Saturday Morning? (TV Movie) The Master Programmer  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for 227227 (TV Series) Thurmond Fox ( 1 episode, 1988 )  Less 1988 1
  • Primary photo for LA RocksLA Rocks (TV Series) Actor  Less 1987–1988
  • Primary photo for Combat HighCombat High (TV Movie) Judge Daley  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for The Twilight ZoneThe Twilight Zone (TV Series) Sam (segment "I of Newton") ( 1 episode, 1985 )  Less 1985 1
  • Primary photo for Alice in WonderlandAlice in Wonderland (TV Movie) Mouse, Performer ("I Hate Dogs and Cats")  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for The JeffersonsThe Jeffersons (TV Series) George Jefferson ( 253 episodes, 1975–1985 ) , Performer ("Le Freak") ( 2 episodes, 1979–1981 )  Less 1975–1985 253
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  • Primary photo for E/RE/R (TV Series) George Jefferson ( 2 episodes, 1984 )  Less 1984 2
  • Primary photo for The Love BoatThe Love Boat (TV Series) Henry Bullard / Maurice Marshall ( 3 episodes, 1977–1983 )  Less 1977–1983 3
  • Primary photo for Fantasy IslandFantasy Island (TV Series) Fred Simpson / Charlie Atkins ( 2 episodes, 1981–1982 )  Less 1981–1982 2
  • Primary photo for PurliePurlie (TV Movie) Gitlow Judson, Performer ("Skinnin' a Cat")  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for The Incredible HulkThe Incredible Hulk (TV Series) Robert ( 1 episode, 1979 )  Less 1979 1
  • Primary photo for All in the FamilyAll in the Family (TV Series) George Jefferson ( 15 episodes, 1973–1978 )  Less 1973–1978 15
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Self (71 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for The Legacy: 75 Years of Blacks on TelevisionThe Legacy: 75 Years of Blacks on Television (TV Series) Himself  Less 2017– 
  • Primary photo for Figure It OutFigure It Out (TV Series) Himself / Panelist (1999)  Less 1997–2013
  • Primary photo for The Actor's JourneyThe Actor's Journey (Video) Himself  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for The Actor's Journey for KidsThe Actor's Journey for Kids (Video) Himself  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for I Get That a LotI Get That a Lot (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2010 )  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for The 6th Annual TV Land AwardsThe 6th Annual TV Land Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Back to the GrindBack to the Grind (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2007 )  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Entertainment TonightEntertainment Tonight (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2007 )  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for TV Land's Top TenTV Land's Top Ten (TV Series) Himself ( 4 episodes, 2004–2006 )  Less 2004–2006
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  • Primary photo for Living in TV LandLiving in TV Land (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2006 )  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for The Surreal LifeThe Surreal Life (TV Series) Himself ( 12 episodes, 2003–2006 )  Less 2003–2006
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  • Primary photo for Family GuyFamily Guy (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2005 )  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Being Bobby BrownBeing Bobby Brown (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2005 )  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for TV Land Convention SpecialTV Land Convention Special (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for All Access Pass: The TV Land AwardsAll Access Pass: The TV Land Awards (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for The 2nd Annual TV Land AwardsThe 2nd Annual TV Land Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for The Great American Celebrity Spelling BeeThe Great American Celebrity Spelling Bee (TV Mini-series) Himself - Contestant  Less 2004– 
  • Primary photo for Hollywood SquaresHollywood Squares (TV Series) Himself - Panelist ( 5 episodes, 2003 )  Less 2003
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  • Primary photo for CBS at 75CBS at 75 (TV Special) Himself  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TVTV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV (TV Special) Himself  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Intimate PortraitIntimate Portrait (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2003 )  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Inside TV Land: African Americans in TelevisionInside TV Land: African Americans in Television (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Who Wants to Be a MillionaireWho Wants to Be a Millionaire (TV Series) Himself ( 3 episodes, 2001 )  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Late Night with Conan O'BrienLate Night with Conan O'Brien (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2000 )  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Truth Behind the Sitcom Scandals 4Truth Behind the Sitcom Scandals 4 (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for The Roseanne ShowThe Roseanne Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1998 )  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for The Rosie O'Donnell ShowThe Rosie O'Donnell Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1998 )  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for All ThatAll That (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1997 )  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for Howard SternHoward Stern (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1997 )  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for 50 Years of Television: A Celebration of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Golden Anniversary50 Years of Television: A Celebration of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Golden Anniversary (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume IIMichael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II (Video) Himself (segment "Liberian Girl")  Less 1997 $7MM
  • Primary photo for The Maury Povich ShowThe Maury Povich Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1996 )  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for Homeboys in Outer SpaceHomeboys in Outer Space (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1996 )  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for It's Hot in Here: UPN Fall PreviewIt's Hot in Here: UPN Fall Preview (TV Special) Himself  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for 1995 MTV Movie Awards1995 MTV Movie Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for Vicki!Vicki! (TV Series) Himself ( 3 episodes, 1992–1993 )  Less 1992–1993
  • Primary photo for John & Leeza from HollywoodJohn & Leeza from Hollywood (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1993 )  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for Soul Train Comedy AwardsSoul Train Comedy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Presenter  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for The Ben Stiller ShowThe Ben Stiller Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode )  Less 1992–1993
  • Primary photo for Circus of the Stars #16Circus of the Stars #16 (TV Special) Himself  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for Soul TrainSoul Train (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 1990 )  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for 22nd NAACP Image Awards22nd NAACP Image Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for The Arsenio Hall ShowThe Arsenio Hall Show (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 1989 )  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for The 40th Annual Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 40th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Presenter  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Ebony/Jet ShowcaseEbony/Jet Showcase (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1988 )  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Golden Anniversary of Snow White and the Seven DwarfsGolden Anniversary of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (TV Movie) Magic Mirror  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 1986–1987 )  Less 1986–1987
  • Primary photo for The 37th Annual Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 37th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for The 36th Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 36th Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Nominee  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for This Is Your LifeThis Is Your Life (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1984 )  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for The 8th Annual People's Choice AwardsThe 8th Annual People's Choice Awards (TV Special) Himself - Presenter  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for The John Davidson ShowThe John Davidson Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1981 )  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Presenter  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for The Big ShowThe Big Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1980 )  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for Battle of the Network Stars VIIIBattle of the Network Stars VIII (TV Special) Himself - CBS Team  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for Pink LadyPink Lady (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1980 )  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for Dance FeverDance Fever (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1979 )  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for The Magic of David CopperfieldThe Magic of David Copperfield (TV Special) Himself  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for Donny and MarieDonny and Marie (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 1976–1978 )  Less 1976–1978
  • Primary photo for America 2-NightAmerica 2-Night (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1978 )  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for CBS: On the AirCBS: On the Air (TV Mini-series) Co-host - part VII  Less 1978– 
  • Primary photo for CBS GalaxyCBS Galaxy (TV Special) Himself - Guest  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night LiveSaturday Night Live (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1976 )  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for The Sonny and Cher ShowThe Sonny and Cher Show (TV Series) Himself / Various Characters ( 2 episodes, 1976 )  Less 1976
    • Episode #1.11 (Apr 11, 1976) Himself / Various Characters  Less
    • Episode #1.10 (Apr 4, 1976) Himself / Various Characters  Less
  • Primary photo for The Rich Little ShowThe Rich Little Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1976 )  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for Tony Orlando and DawnTony Orlando and Dawn (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1976 )  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Muhammad AliThe Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Muhammad Ali (TV Special) Himself  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for The Mike Douglas ShowThe Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) Himself - Actor ( 1 episode, 1975 )  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for You Don't SayYou Don't Say (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1975 )  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for The Hollywood SquaresThe Hollywood Squares (TV Series) Himself - Panelist ( 1 episode, 1975 )  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for Dinah!Dinah! (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1975 )  Less 1975
Archive Footage (3 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Unsung HollywoodUnsung Hollywood (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017
    • The Jeffersons (Oct 22, 2017) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (TV Special) Himself - In Memoriam (archive footage)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for James Brown: The Man, the Music, & the MessageJames Brown: The Man, the Music, & the Message (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2008
Domestic gross includes USA and Canada.

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