Howard E. Rollins Jr. (1950–1996)

Actor
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KNOWN FOR 
In the Heat of the Night (1988-1994) | All My Children (1981) | A Soldier's Story (1984)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 nominations More »
AKA 
Howard Rollins Jr. | Howard E. Rollins | Howard Rollins
NICKNAME  
Ho Ro
BORN 
Oct 17, 1950 (died Dec 8, 1996)
HEIGHT 
6' 0" (1.83m)

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Past Film & Video (5 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Past Television (23 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Harambee!Harambee! (TV Movie) Chimbuko (as Howard Rollins)  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for Remember WENNRemember WENN (TV Series) George Smith ( 1 episode, 1996 )  Less 1996 1
  • Primary photo for New York UndercoverNew York Undercover (TV Series) Reverend Hundley ( 1 episode, 1995 )  Less 1995 1
    • The Smoking Section (Jan 19, 1995) Reverend Hundley (as Howard Rollins)  Less
  • Primary photo for In the Heat of the NightIn the Heat of the Night (TV Series) Attorney Virgil Tibbs / Chief of Detectives Virgil Tibbs ( 121 episodes, 1988–1994 )  Less 1988–1994 121
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  • Primary photo for With Murder in MindWith Murder in Mind (TV Movie) Samuel Carver (as Howard Rollins)  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for Johnnie Mae Gibson: FBIJohnnie Mae Gibson: FBI (TV Movie) T.C. Russell (as Howard Rollins)  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for The Children of Times SquareThe Children of Times Square (TV Movie) Otis Travis  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for The Boy KingThe Boy King (TV Movie) Martin Luther King Sr.  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for WildsideWildside (TV Series) Bannister Sparks ( 6 episodes, 1985 )  Less 1985 6
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  • Primary photo for He's Fired, She's HiredHe's Fired, She's Hired (TV Movie) Raoul  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for A Doctor's StoryA Doctor's Story (TV Movie) Dr. Zack Williams  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for The House of Dies DrearThe House of Dies Drear (TV Movie) Walter Small  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for American PlayhouseAmerican Playhouse (TV Series) Medgar Evers ( 1 episode, 1983 )  Less 1983 1
  • Primary photo for Moving Right AlongMoving Right Along (TV Series) (1983)  Less 1983– 
  • Primary photo for Another WorldAnother World (TV Series) Ed Harding ( 2 episodes, 1982 )  Less 1982 2
  • Primary photo for The Member of the WeddingThe Member of the Wedding (TV Movie) Honey Brown  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for The NeighborhoodThe Neighborhood (TV Movie) Allen Campbell  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for All My ChildrenAll My Children (TV Series) F. B. I. Agent (early 1980s) ( 1 episode, 1981 )  Less 1981 1
    • Episode #1.2979 (Jul 1, 1981) F. B. I. Agent (early 1980s)  Less
  • Primary photo for ThornwellThornwell (TV Movie) Carson  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for My Old ManMy Old Man (TV Movie) Doctor  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for Roots: The Next GenerationsRoots: The Next Generations (TV Mini-series) George Haley ( 1 episode, 1979 )  Less 1979 1
    • Episode #1.7 (Feb 24, 1979) George Haley (as Howard Rollins)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Trial of the MokeThe Trial of the Moke (TV Movie) Actor  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for KingKing (TV Mini-series) Andrew Young ( 3 episodes, 1978 )  Less 1978 3
    • Episode #1.3 (Feb 14, 1978) Andrew Young (as Howard Rollins)  Less
    • Episode #1.2 (Feb 13, 1978) Andrew Young (as Howard Rollins)  Less
    • Episode #1.1 (Feb 12, 1978) Andrew Young (credit only) (as Howard Rollins)  Less
Self (9 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for The DirectorsThe Directors (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1999 )  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for The Arsenio Hall ShowThe Arsenio Hall Show (TV Series) Himself / Himself - Guest ( 3 episodes, 1989–1991 )  Less 1989–1991
  • Primary photo for The 11th Annual Black Achievement AwardsThe 11th Annual Black Achievement Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Ebony/Jet ShowcaseEbony/Jet Showcase (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1989 )  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Dear America: Letters Home from VietnamDear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (TV Movie) Self (voice) (as Howard Rollins Jr.)  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for The 4th Annual Black Achievement AwardsThe 4th Annual Black Achievement Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for The 54th Annual Academy AwardsThe 54th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role & Co-Presenter: Best Art Direction  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for FridaysFridays (TV Series) Himself - Guest Host ( 1 episode, 1982 )  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for TodayToday (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1981 )  Less 1981
Archive Footage (4 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for O.J.: Made in AmericaO.J.: Made in America Coalhouse Walker Jr. (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Remembering 'Ragtime'Remembering 'Ragtime' (Video) Coalhouse Walker Jr. (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Another WorldAnother World (TV Series) Ed Harding ( 1 episode, 1999 )  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for The 69th Annual Academy AwardsThe 69th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Himself (Memorial Tribute) (archive footage)  Less 1997

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