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      Robert Hooks

      Robert Hooks

      Highest Rated: 79% Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)

      Lowest Rated: 14% Trouble Man (1972)

      Birthday: Apr 18, 1937

      Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA

      Robert Hooks has enjoyed a long and esteemed acting career. He is recognized for his talent, as well as for his position as a pioneering African-American actor who broke down racial barriers. He had been living in Philadelphia and was inspired to move to New York after seeing the out-of-town tryouts for a production of "A Raisin in the Sun." He would eventually go on to win a New York Drama Critics Award for his Broadway debut in that production. In 1963, he took his first television role in the drama "East Side/West Side." By 1967, he had a starring role as Detective Jeff Ward in the cop show "N.Y.P.D.," the first black actor to play the lead in a television program. He played the role until 1969. Some other programs he's been seen in include the crime show "The Streets of San Francisco," which starred Michael Douglas; the medical drama "Trapper John, M.D."; and "L.A. Law," where he was featured in two episodes as Judge Earl Gregory. He has made a few film appearances--in the sci-fi sequel "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock" playing Fleet Admiral Morrow, and starring as a tough no-nonsense private eye, Mr. T., in the 1972 blaxploitation film, "Trouble Man," a flop known mostly for its soundtrack by Marvin Gaye. Hooks is also the founder of two major black theater groups, the New York-based Theatre Workshop, and in Washington the Black Repertory Company.

      Highest rated movies

      79% Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
      40% Airport '77
      33% Posse
      30% Passenger 57
      22% Hurry Sundown
      18% Fled
      14% Trouble Man

      Photos

      TROUBLE MAN, Robert Hooks, 1972, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved. TROUBLE MAN, Wayne Storm, Robert Hooks, 1972, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved. TROUBLE MAN, Robert Hooks, Paula Kelly, 1972, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved. TROUBLE MAN, Robert Hooks, 1972, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved. TROUBLE MAN, Robert Hooks, 1972, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved. HURRY SUNDOWN, Robert Hooks, Diahann Carroll, 1967 TROUBLE MAN, Robert Hooks, Ralph Waite, 1972, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved. TROUBLE MAN, Robert Hooks, 1972, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved. TROUBLE MAN, Robert Hooks, 1972, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved. TROUBLE MAN, Robert Hooks, Paula Kelly, 1972, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved. TROUBLE MAN, Robert Hooks, 1972, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved. LAST OF THE MOBILE HOT SHOTS, from left: Robert Hoooks, James Coburn, 1970 TROUBLE MAN, Ralph Waite, Paul Winfield, Robert Hooks, 1972, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved. TROUBLE MAN, Rick Farrell, Robert Hooks, 1972, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved. POSSE, Robert Hooks, 1993, (c) Gramercy Pictures TROUBLE MAN, Robert Hooks, 1972, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved. HURRY SUNDOWN, Beah Richards, Robert Hooks, 1967 HURRY SUNDOWN, Jim Backus, Michael Caine, George Kennedy, Robert Hooks, 1967 HURRY SUNDOWN, Robert Reed, Jane Fonda, Michael Caine, Robert Hooks, 1967 LAST OF THE MOBILE HOT SHOTS, Lynn Redgrave, James Coburn, Robert Hooks, 1969

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 67% Seventeen Again Grandpa Gene Donovan (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 78% Free of Eden Joe Sherman (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Glory and Honor Thomas (Character) - 1998
      18% 23% Fled Lieutenant Clark (Character) $17.2M 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Abandoned and Deceived Unknown (Character) - 1995
      33% 46% Posse King David (Character) $16.4M 1993
      30% 38% Passenger 57 Dwight Henderson (Character) $42.9M 1992
      No Score Yet 85% The Flash Chief Arthur Cooper (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Heat Wave Reverend Brooks (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadly Enemies Commander Jim Coleman (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Words by Heart Ben Sills (Character) - 1985
      79% 66% Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Admiral Morrow (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet 48% Fast-Walking William Galliot (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sophisticated Gents Ezra "Chops" Jackson (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Madame X Dist. Atty. Roerich (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollow Image Paul Hendrix (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet 83% A Woman Called Moses William Still (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Courage and the Passion Maj. Stanley Norton (Character) - 1978
      40% 32% Airport '77 Eddie (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Killer Who Wouldn't Die Commissioner Frank Wharton (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Just an Old Sweet Song Nate Simmons (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet 83% Aaron Loves Angela Beau (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cut Man Caper Police Detective Ernie Tillis (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapped Sgt. Connaught (Character) - 1973
      14% 65% Trouble Man Mr. T (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Two for the Money Larry Dean (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cable Car Murder Inspector Lou Van Alsdale (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Crosscurrent Inspector Lou Van Alsdale (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet 0% The Last of the Mobile Hot-Shots Chicken (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet 30% Black Brigade Lt. Edward Wallace (Character) - 1969
      22% 29% Hurry Sundown Reeve Scott (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sweet Love, Bitter Keel Robinson (Character) - 1967

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Reed Between the Lines Monroe (Guest Star) 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dragnet Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Clueless Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Parent 'Hood Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Commish Capt. M. A. Daniels (Guest Star) 1995
      No Score Yet 89% Murder, She Wrote Kendall Ames (Guest Star) 1995
      45% No Score Yet M.A.N.T.I.S. Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
      89% 92% Seinfeld Joe Temple (Guest Star) 1994
      No Score Yet 91% The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
      80% No Score Yet The Royal Family Langston White (Guest Star) 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Different World Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Joe Durran (Guest Star) 1983 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 21 Jump Street Dr. Tony Hoffs (Guest Star) 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 227 Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
      67% 71% V George Caniff (Guest Star) 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The White Shadow Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Facts of Life Mr. Ramsey (Guest Star) 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Joe Joplin (Guest Star) 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D. Joe Lucas (Guest Star) 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Vanished Unknown (Character) 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet N.Y.P.D. Det. Jeff Ward (Character) 1967-1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Floyd Brown (Guest Star) 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet East Side/West Side Unknown (Guest Star) 1963